When Should You Mark External Links as Nofollow? | Blog

Updated July 4, 2020. The easiest way to add the nofollow tag to a link in WordPress is via the Yoast SEO plugin. If you don’t have a WordPress site (you should get one!), you’ll have to manually add the HTML to your link. When my next post in the affiliate marketing series talks about link cloaking, I’ll show you a more convenient way to make sure that search engines don’t follow your affiliate links. Conclusion. To ensure you don’t hurt your blog’s search engine results, you should nofollow all your affiliate links and banners. It’s really a no-brainer. But when should I make my links nofollow? Google recommends the following: “Use the nofollow value when other values don’t apply, and you’d rather Google not associate your site with, or crawl the linked page from, your site.” WordPress 2019 guide for how to make a link no follow & get rid of noreferrer by editing the HTML in Classic Editor or Gutenberg. If you use Affiliate... If you are using affiliate links for Amazon in your review they should be “nofollow” links in your post. Yes, you can still rank posts on Google that have “nofollow” links. This helps search engines like Google to know the link is an affiliate link and does not pass “link juice” to Amazon based on your review post.

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