Google Pagination rel Link Element Support
In today’s of series of updates and announcements by Google – an absolute gem popped up . Handling of previous and next links in paginated navigation via rel . Wow. This solves so many problems and headaches with majority of e-Commerce and catalogue driven sites but also with news and article websites which split their content into several pages. According to Google the tags act much like rel=”canonical”, and treat it as a “hint” rather than a directive (such as 301 redirect). This means Google reserves right to disobey the advice if they wish. Keep in mind, however, a “view all” page may be an exception in the way this is handled .
rel=”next” and rel=”prev”