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  • Plugin Contributor geoffgraham


    Hi @tva,

    Thanks for reaching out! I’m not quite sure I understand why having follow as the default is a bad thing, even with multiple generated dates in the calendar. Perhaps you can clarify a little more and we can use whatever feedback you have to reconsider how we approach it.


    Thread Starter tva


    If a robot follows links in a calendar, it will proceed forever. That’s generally considered a bad thing.

    A useful calendar will have two kinds of links: to event pages, which we might presume are worth indexing; and to other calendar pages (which might have interesting events).

    See here: To infinity and beyond? No!


    Thanks for clarifying as well as adding that link. I’ve set a reminder to review this with our team next week.




    Howdy tva,

    That’s a good question. We have been considering some ways to revise this depending on which views you have enabled. We would like to continue sticking as close to WP standards as possible, using nofollow where WP does on archive pages and using noindex similarly.

    Our primary thing we are looking at is adding rel=”nofollow” to the < a > links themselves in specific circumstance. We would like to trim the amount of pages that get followed as much as we can. But we can not do it wholesale, as you thought might work, without a detrimental impact to SEO. SEO is our top consideration here. So we are reviewing the possibilities and trying to come up with something that keeps SEO top notch, while still limiting the pages crawled.

    Thanks for taking the time to suggest improvements! We really appreciate it.

    – Brook

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