When it comes to those URL parameters for example if you choose that this parameter paginate something is that the equivalent of rel next and rel prev do you not need rel next and rel prev anymore.

When it comes to those URL parameters for example if you choose that this parameter paginate something is that the equivalent of rel next and rel prev do you not need rel next and rel prev anymore.

Webmaster Guru Asked on April 5, 2017 in pagination.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

Rel next and rel previous is probably still better because we see the direct connection between those URLs okay so I I definitely keep that if you if you have that set up okay good would Google consider adding a crawl snatch that shows how many pages of your site that Google bot managed to crawl naturally then how many were submitted via sitemap or index like that we want to make sure that all of the pages are naturally reachable as well I don’t think we would be able to have a stat on that because we collect your l’s in a variety of ways and it’s not always a definitive mapping of this or that sometimes it’s a combination sometimes is a combination of multiple factors that lead to that what I would recommend doing there is using a third-party tool to crawl your website on your own on your side because that’s the fastest way you see this happening so there are some fantastic tools out there that let you crawl your site screaming frog is one of them that I’ve heard a lot about that people really seem to love and they seem to do updates all the time including stuff for entering as well now so that’s that’s one I should check out and see if that works for you.

Webmaster Guru Answered on April 5, 2017.
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