How do I add rel=nofollow to some specific external links in WordPress?

by aniyah.green , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I add rel=nofollow to some specific external links in WordPress?

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by virginie , a year ago

@aniyah.green 

To add rel=nofollow to specific external links in WordPress, follow these steps:

  1. Open the post or page where you want to add the nofollow attribute to the external link.
  2. In the visual editor, highlight the text of the link that you want to modify.
  3. Click on the "Insert/edit link" button in the toolbar.
  4. In the popup window, enter the URL of the external link in the "URL" field.
  5. In the "Link Text" field, make sure that the text you highlighted earlier is still present.
  6. Next, click on the "Gear" icon to expand the advanced options.
  7. In the "Rel" field, type "nofollow".
  8. Click on the "Add Link" button to save the changes.


The link should now have the rel=nofollow attribute added to it. If you want to verify that the attribute was added correctly, you can view the HTML code of the post or page and search for the link to see if the rel=nofollow attribute is present.

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by hanna , 3 months ago

@aniyah.green 

In addition to the steps mentioned, there is an alternative method to add rel=nofollow to specific external links in WordPress by using a plugin. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Install and activate the "Ultimate Nofollow" plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
  2. Once activated, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on "Settings" > "Ultimate Nofollow".
  3. Scroll down to the "Nofollow Links" section and enable the "Enable on specific links" option.
  4. Now, open the post or page where you have the external link you want to modify.
  5. Switch to the HTML editor by clicking on the "Text" tab at the top right corner of the editor.
  6. Locate the HTML code representing the link you want to modify.
  7. In the opening anchor tag
  8. Update or publish your post/page to save the changes.


Using this method, the "Ultimate Nofollow" plugin will automatically add the rel=nofollow attribute to the specific external link you specified.


Remember to use these methods responsibly and only add rel=nofollow to external links that you believe should not pass on link juice or affect search engine rankings.

by dejuan.watsica , 2 months ago

@aniyah.green 

Adding rel=nofollow to specific external links in WordPress can be done by following these steps:

  1. Open the post or page where you want to add the rel=nofollow attribute.
  2. Switch to the Text editor by clicking on the "Text" tab at the top right corner of the editor.
  3. Locate the HTML code representing the link you want to modify. It will look something like Link Text.
  4. Add the rel="nofollow" attribute to the opening anchor tag, like this: Link Text.
  5. Update or publish your post/page to save the changes.


By adding the rel="nofollow" attribute, search engines will be instructed to not pass on link juice or affect their rankings for that specific external link.


Note that this method requires basic HTML knowledge, and you should only add rel=nofollow to external links that you believe should not affect search engine rankings.