Adding the rel = “nofollow” tag to external links on your site ensures that search engines indexing your site (such as Google or Bing) do not follow or follow these links and associate them with your site’s ranking. However, Matt Cutts said that we shouldn’t worry too much about linking ‘dofollow’ or ‘nofollow’ links, because Google’s ranking search algorithm is often fickle and update. But if you plant too many outbound links that are not nofollowing it will be bad for your site and degrade search engine rankings. To overcome the follow out link, please read the article until it’s finished. 🙂
A little about Link Building and SEO
Link Building is one of the oldest and best practices in search engine optimization. When a website contains a link to your site (eg a link to your site), in terms of search engine ratings, it is a plus for your site. Or the general term we often use is ‘backlinks’.
Examples of well-known, powerful backlinks that are often discussed in various forums are such as getting strong backlinks from educational sites (for example universities – Edu) or government agencies (gov). But keep in mind, all good backlinks that you must get are from sites that are relevant to your website niche or topic in general, so that it can improve quality SEO on your site.
You might think “will make as many backlinks as possible from various sites to get backlinks”, that’s wrong because Google is not stupid. In fact, Google penalizes the sites / domains that carry out the link exchange link and all participating websites regarding the link exchange.
Nofollow WordPress Automation
Getting back to the topic, In this tutorial I will show you how to automatically nofollow all external links in your posts or pages using a simple plugin – External Link
- First, install and activate the External plugin WordPress Links
- Next, go to settings (plugins) from Settings »External Links
- You can choose the appropriate settings. Below is a screenshot of my settings:
After you apply the settings as above, see the results by right-clicking the page source on the page with external links, or you can use the add ons searchstatus.
Notice how external links are tagged “rel = nofollow”.
Hopefully the above article can help you in making automatic nofollow external links and provide additional knowledge for you about link building. 🙂