Title and name attributes in HTML anchors

How does Google currently process title and name attributes in HTML anchors?


<a title=”sweet link!” name=”nice name!” href=”page.html”>foo</a>


title = not processed by Google (please keep in mind that it could be useful for other engines or applications)


name = not processed for ranking/content relevance, but can be utilized for understanding page structure (such as with JavaScript functions)


Thanks to Joachim Kupke (super nice guy) for checking the code to provide clarification.

4 Replies to “Title and name attributes in HTML anchors”

  1. I use it, and will continue using…

    Maybe today wasn’t very important in Google, but it is likely that one day it might have. Moreover, there are other search engines, as you said.

    I’ll only stop use this when a negative effect on my position! 🙂


  2. Yes, i completely agree. Google doesn’t give any importance to Title and Name attributes in HTML anchors and it should not be to keep spamming in control.

    But both can be used for other purpose like Title for better user experience and Name attribute can be used for client side codding.


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