Fix NoFollow

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Simple plugin to fix the latest Google algorithm update. It will add `rel="nofollow"` and `target="_blank"` to all EXTERNAL links

Author:WP Creative (Ian Norris, James White) (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.9.2
WordPress version tested:3.9
Plugin version:2.0
Added to WordPress repository:23-03-2014
Last updated:17-04-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://www.wp-creative.co.uk
Total downloads:660
Active installs:10+
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With Google's latest alorithm update, sites are now penalised for either offering paid backlinks or guest posts. This plugin simply fixes this by adhering to Google's recommended action:

Recommended action
Identify paid or otherwise inorganic links by using rel="nofollow" or redirecting to an intermediate page that is blocked by robots.txt.
Remove any problematic links from your site.
When you're satisfied that your site follows Google's Webmaster Guidelines, submit a reconsideration request.
For an updated list of manual actions currently applied to your site, visit the Manual Actions page. If no manual actions are listed, there is no longer a need to file a reconsideration request.

Feature

  • Adds rel="nofollow" and target="_blank" to all EXTERNAL links only.
  • Internal links stay as they are.
  • Next version will see the option to exclude links.


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