Support » Plugin: Blackhole for Bad Bots » Nofollow vs. robots.txt

  • Resolved Anonymous User 17612203

    (@anonymized-17612203)


    Great idea to block bad bots… But nofollow isn’t the righ way!

    “Nofollow […] to instruct some search engines that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link’s target in the search engine’s index.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

    So as you see nofollow isn’t the right way. You should place something within the robots.txt to measure if a bot is bad bot or not.

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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    “You should place something within the robots.txt to measure if a bot is bad bot or not.”

    Exactly. That is explained on the plugin Installation page:

    1. Upload the Blackhole plugin to your blog and activate
    2. Visit the Blackhole Settings and copy the Robots Rules
    3. Add the Robots Rules to your site’s robots.txt file
    4. Configure the Blackhole Settings as desired and done

    The nofollow attribute added to the trigger link is just a precaution.

    Anonymous User 17612203

    (@anonymized-17612203)

    Ok… thanks Jeff. My fault!

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    All good, I appreciate your feedback.

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