[uf-discuss] Inclusion of RelPayment in Existing Rel Values

Baloydi Lloydi lordzden at asknoypi.com
Fri Sep 18 18:38:09 PDT 2015


W3’s document about Microformats - 

I am Baloydi, I'm writing this message because I wanted to know your 
thoughts about the inclusiun of RelPayment to the officail Existing Rel 
Values (http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values). RelPayment - 
http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-payment has been cited and refered by 
many web documents like webpages and books about its importance. It has 
been a while that this was discussed - 

I also see an existing issue for RelPayment : 

This was also being mentioned on the following web documents:

Why I think RelPayment's inclusuin is important?
Google penalizes web pages that frequently use affiliate links due to 
potential misleading information and poor user experience. So what most 
affiliate marketers do is implement “link cloaking” – disallow certain 
access site folder from search engines, add rel=”nofollow”, and do 301 
redirect if search engine tries to access the restricted folder full of 
affiliate links.

This problem still exists today, and I believe RelPayment can solve this 
issue. So instead of cloaking affiliated links, why not put a RelPayment 
tag on <a href> and use the normal affiliate link? This will basically 
tell the users and search engines that you are referring them to a 
payment page or donation page. So what I am trying to say it that 
RelPayment can tell search engines that it’s an affiliated link without 
you cloaking and adding nofollow tag.

RelPayment can also tell search engines not to pass pagerank or link 
juice to the affiliated page without using nofollow.

But of course Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yandex and Baidu should 
also support RelPayment.

I know RelPayment has many advantages, and it can be used by various web 
applications. Some integrators still have hesitations since RelPayment 
is still not on the official list.

Finally, I’d like the insights from the Microformats community about 
this idea, and what are the possibilities that it can be accepted by 
Microformats, Search Engines and W3 standards.

Thank you.


-Baloydi Lloydi

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