Add rel="ugc" Attribute to links in Comments.
|Author:||Abhishek Deshpande (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.7.0|
|WordPress version tested:||5.2.3|
|Added to WordPress repository:||11-09-2019|
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WP Add Rel UGC to Comments is simple plugin that adds rel=”ugc” to your comments section.
On Sept 10th 2019, Google introduced way to fight against Comment spam. Links with rel=”ugc” will not impact your SEO score. By adding rel=”ugc” let Google Search identify the nature of links in Comments.
Does it only works with Links in Comments?
Links in Comments and Comment Author links are processed with rel=”ugc” tag.
Where Can I read more about rel=”ugc”
UGC stands for User Generated Content, and the ugc attribute value is recommended for links within user generated content, such as comments and forum posts. Here is the (link to announcement post)[https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2019/09/evolving-nofollow-new-ways-to-identify.html]
Activated plugin, but not able to see if its working or not?
Just right click on links, click inspect to see if you rel=”ugc” is added to link or not. if you are not able to figure it out, Just post your url in WordPress Support forum. Happy to check.