Google: We Do Not Index Links, We Index The Pages Between The Links
Google’s John Mueller clarified how SEOs should think about Google’s index and links on the web. He said on Twitter “we index pages, we don’t index links. Links are between pages.” That means, Google will index a page, that page may have links on it, and if Google sees the link, it knows there is a link but it indexes the page, not the link.
Here is the tweet:
Can you elaborate or show some examples? We index pages, we don't index links. Links are between pages. I suspect there's some confusion, hopefully it's something that can be cleared up 🙂
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) August 30, 2020