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rel="external nofollow" (9 posts)

  1. sallam
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    my WP1.5 adds this when linking commenter name to his website:
    [code]rel="external nofollow"[/code]
    Shouldn't it be: rel=nofllow ?
    Is it a new change in the nofollow tag that google started?
    and does it work the same?

  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    rel="external" = "This is an external link" (most are)

    rel="nofollow" = "Do not catalogue this link"

    rel="external nofollow" = "This is an external link, do not catalogue it."

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Nofollow

  3. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The interesting thing is that even if it is pingback from another post in your site, it simply treats it as external!

    Personally I prefer to disable nofollow via plugin.

  4. greatbananas
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    [code]rel="external nofollow"[/code]

    So is having two variables in there OK?

    Also I still don't understand why it needs to be labeled as "external"

    Thanks.

  5. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    So is having two variables in there OK?

    Yes. See: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/30307#post-171261

  6. Firas
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    "So is having two variables in there OK?"

    Yeah: "The value of this attribute is a space-separated list of link types."
    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/links.html#adef-rel

  7. seidon
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, so does the Google Bot (the one that actually indexes) follow rel="external nofollow" ?!?

    And or does it not follow links with that code in it?

    David Martinez
    http://www.seidon.com/

  8. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 10 years ago #

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  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "Ok, so does the Google Bot (the one that actually indexes) follow rel="external nofollow" ?!?"

    It follows such links, it just does not weight them for SEO purposes. That meant that Googlebot continued to index everything, but it would not appeal to spammers seeking to generate zillions of links in the hope of upping their PR. Flawed argument in the first place though.

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