Google: Buttons Are Not Links, Buttons Not Used For Crawling Purposes

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Google’s John Mueller was asked if the button attribute is treated like a link attribute. The answer was a straight forward, “no.” John said on Twitter “buttons aren’t links and don’t inherently have urls attached to actions, so we wouldn’t use them for crawling or otherwise.”

Yes, there is a button tag or attribute, but it is CSS styling attribute. You can have a link attribute around it, and Google will then pick up the link. But you can also use a button attribute without a link and thus, there is no link for Google to crawl or for link signal purposes.

Seems straight forward…

Here are those tweets:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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