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Learn how to use the next rel link tag to improve your site.

The 'next' link relation is used to indicate the relationship between the current document and the next document in a series of documents. This is particularly useful for paginated content, helping search engines understand the structure and navigate through sequenced content efficiently.

Code Examples

<link rel="next" href="https://example.com/article?page=2">
Correctly indicates that the next page in the series is 'page=2'.
<link rel="next">
Fails to provide the 'href' attribute, making it impossible for search engines and users to navigate to the next page.


  • Consistent Ordering
    Always ensure the sequence of paginated content is consistent and logical to prevent confusing both users and search engines.
  • Pair with rel='prev'
    For the best SEO results, use rel='next' in conjunction with rel='prev' on paginated content to enable search engines to understand the full context of the series.

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