[thelist] Are plain text urls picked up by search engine bots?

Dunstan Orchard dunstan at 1976design.com
Sat Nov 15 18:51:03 CST 2003

Hi there,

If I post a plain text url on a web page will it get picked up by the 
search engine bots out there?

So will this:


Be treated the same as this:

<a href="http://www.1976design.com/blog/" 

In the scheme of things?

I'm thinking of Google's treatment of links to sites, and wondering if 
it actually has to be an active link, or if the text alone is enough.

I'm guessing it has to be an actual link, but I'd like some confirmation 
is possible.

Thanks very much - Dunstan

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