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[resolved] Robots and Comments (Not spam) (2 posts)

  1. stonegauge
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm trying to find a way to stop search engine robots (goooglebot and googlenewsbot specifically) from trying to index comments on a blog I help run (www.sticksoffire.com). This is something that Google News needs (blocking bots from trying to index comments) in order to list us.

    I'm guessing that rel="nofollow" should be inserted into the comment framework but I am nto sure where...?

    Any help appreciated.

  2. stonegauge
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, I actually figured it out:

    On your Themes directory, there is a comments.php file. On line 36 or so (at small class="commentmetadata" ) I inserted rel="nofollow" into the anchor tag.

    What I am not sure about is if this will make Google News happy and prevent comment text from being indexed by robots.

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