Is this Facebook Like box passing link juice to all the "faces" it contains?

Posted on 2013-12-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-07
please see the facebook box found here:  http://bit.ly/1cVS878
I'm concerned if the faces inside it are passing follow links.  So 3 questions arise:
1. Is it indeed passing link juice?
2.  If it is, then is there any way to have it not do so?
3.  If it is passing link juice to the 'faces' then I don't want that because it concerns me about diluting my page.  Is my concern even rational?

 This will be our new homepage, and I want to maximize all the link power of our site.  I definitely dont mind passing link juice to our own facebook page, but passing it to users on facebook, I'm not too excited about.

Thanks for any help!
Question by:arthurh88
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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
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i'm not positive that it IS passing link juice, my guess is that it would be. I believe it would be minimal and wouldn't affect your rankings at all (or it could be a positive thing if people post links on their FB pages back to you).

if you're really concerned about it though, you could always add the "ref='nofollow' syntax to the <a> tags:

<a rel='nofollow' href='http://www.abc.com">FB Face</a>

this will tell a google bot not to follow the link when indexing. more info can be found at http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/att_a_rel.asp

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