How to Add Nofollow Tag to a Link in WordPress

by Taswir Haider in SEO

Earlier we discussed how to check if a link is nofollow or dofollow and how to make external links nofollow in wordpress, but how to add nofollow tag to a link? Or more simply, how can you make a link nofollow? The process is quite simple though.

How to Add rel=Nofollow Tag to a Link in WordPress

How to add Nofollow attribute to any specific link

Adding nofollow tag

By default all the links are dofollow in WordPress. To make any specific link nofollow, go to HTML tab in post editor mode and add rel=”nofollow” tag.

Regular link:

<a href=””>Aweber</a>

Nofollow tag:

<a href=”” rel=”nofollow”>Aweber</a>

It is that simple! If you want to make the link open in external tab or window, add target=”_blank” attribute to it.

<a href=””

target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Aweber</a>

Read from past: What is nofollow and dofollow

Nofollow using “Ultimate nofollow plugin”

The faster way is using a plugin when you are using nofollow tag to multiple posts or pages. The ultimate nofollow plugin is a good one as it adds an extra box to nofollow the link (like following picture).

Ultimate nofollow plugin

You can also make your comments links nofollow as well as blogrolls using this plugin. Ultimate nofollow plugin also have several shortcodes to be used.

Ultimate Nofollow Plugin

Nofollow with other Nofollow Plugins

There are few more such plugins which are worth to check out.

How do you add nofollow tag to your links? Are you making all your external links nofollow? Keep in mind that search engine read a maximum of 100 links per page, so make sure that total links in a page do not cross 100!

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