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links within posts - follow or no follow? (7 posts)

  1. bill316
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, that's my question. By default, are anchor links from the post 'follow' or nofollow'? If they're no-follow, can that be changed in some code way?

    Thanks,

    Bill

  2. paternalcandor
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm here to find out, too. I'm a newbie, but think it's related to the "Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article" and "Allow link notifications from other blogs" options in the Discussion Settingsā€¦

  3. bill316
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey there! Well, that's a little different and I don't know whether those are followed or not. The answer to my question turns out to be that they are dofollow in the post, nofollow in comments unless you change that; there are of course plugins to switch over.

    You might like this, though... I found this great little firefox addon called SearchStatus, among other things it will show you what links on any page you're reading are 'do' or 'no' follow...it highlights nofollow links in pink! It's well worth getting, for anyone into the link building thing who's looking for productive places to put themselves. Sadly, I'm not getting paid to say that.

  4. paternalcandor
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for that heads up. I was just reading about that plugin. Pink and purplesā€¦

    And I found out about my pieces, too. It basically lets the links to my article show up in the comments, and vice versa.

  5. bill316
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You're welcome. And I've done a fair bit of other-blog-pinging myself, and they definitely do appear on the other site, but I didn't know whether they were followed or not.

  6. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's a Do Follow plugin so you can make comments that others leave on your site DoFollow.

  7. bill316
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    to quote myself:

    ...nofollow in comments unless you change that; there are of course plugins to switch over.

    indeed! ;)

    Thanks Gabe!

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