If you are not good at HTML coding and looking for a tutorial on how to add rel=nofollow tag in wordpress automatically then this post is written for you!
There are many people who are interested to learn wordpress. The more they learn the more they will learn about linking, anchor text and on page SEO. Moreover, there are many new SEO Experts coming in this field, love to know how to add nofollow tag in wordpress easily. Most of the wordpress users don’t like to add rel=nofollow tag manually wherever they need. It’s time consuming and some users find it difficult too. Because we can’t put rel=nofollow tag from the visual window (This feature is not available yet by default in wordpress but I have a feeling that wordpress team will soon implement this change). We need to go to text window to put the code of rel=nofollow to an outbound link.
There are many nofollow wordpress plugins out there. But not all plugins will provide us exactly what we are looking for. In my case, I would like to install a plugin that will add rel=nofollow tag to all outbound links automatically except my chosen ones. How do I do that? Well I have found a great wordpress plugin that provides me exactly what I want. No need to manually enter rel=nofollow tag!
Okay, I am going to discuss about that plugin in a bit but let me tell you one thing – wordpress is easy to learn and better than other platforms. You don’t need to have a B.SC in Computer Science and Engineering degree to learn wordpress! If you have patience and time, you will find wordpress as easy as eating pie! But it will be really beneficial for those people who already have basic HTML coding skills.
Anyway let me come to the point and the point is – how to add nofollow to wordpress page automatically. Here you go!
How to Add Rel Nofollow to External Links in WordPress
First I am going to show you how you could manually add rel=nofollow link from text window. If you check first paragraph of this post you will see, I have already linked “SEO Experts” to this page: http://www.seo-service-provider.org/seo-expert/
Here is the code that I used from the Text window for this link:
Look closely, there is no rel=”nofollow” tag added on that link. It means that’s a dofollow or rel=”follow” link. It’s telling Google to pass link juice from this post to SEO Expert post. But to make that link nofollow, I would rewrite the code like this:
Yes, to put rel=nofollow tag you need to write rel=”nofollow” when you are making a link. This way you can manually enter nofollow link.
But Let Me Ease This Task for You!
How to Add Rel Nofollow to Your External Links in WordPress
If you want to add rel=nofollow tag to all your outbound links automatically except your chosen ones, you should install External Links by Denis de Bernardy. When I installed this plugin for one of my clients, I was feeling really great. I was wasting my time manually putting rel=nofollow tag where Denis de Bernardy, a great fella, already made this plugin to make our life easy! I vouch this plugin, really.
You can check installation process here. It’s very simple like any other wordpress plugin setup. Once installed please activate this plugin. After that mouse over to Settings and then click on External Links.
By default, you will find “Apply to Text Widgets“, “Treat Subdomains as Local“, and “Add No Follow” options are selected. If you want to make all external links as nofollow except your chosen ones then select first option. If you want to mark outbound links with an icon, you can select “Add Icons” option. Make sure you have selected “Open in New Windows” option as it will open external links in new tabs and you can keep your visitors on your site. This will also help you to reduce bounce rate. You can “Exclude HTML Code Blocks” as unselected.
Here is My settings for WordPress External Link Plugin
Finally if you have chosen the first option (Apply Globally) then you need to edit “Domains to Exclude” function. In this section, you need to enter all the domains that you want as dofollow. In my case, I have included Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Linkedin.com, Plus.Google.com, Reddit.com, Youtube.com, Delicious.com, Tawk.to, Google.com and WordPress.com
At last, click on “Save Changes” button and you are done! You can check your previous wordpress posts or pages and immediately you will find the differences.
WordPress External Link plugin is very useful if you want to save your precious time. Once you properly set up everything, you don’t need to worry about external links.
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