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Add rel="nofollow" Attribute To URLs - Reduce Spam - Increase Pagerank
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Released: 04 Mar 2009 Last Update: 09 Mar 2009 Downloads: 1472
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This little hack will edit all the URLs within posts and signatures and add a rel="nofollow" attribute to them.

This will do a number of things. First and most notably, it will reduce spammers because search engines will no longer follow these links. It will also stop your pagerank from leeking onto other sites. Also, some people say that adding nofollow to your URLs will increase your Pagerank. This is more of a matter of opinion, make up your own mind about it

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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:48
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vbSEO users already have that but thanks anyway ..
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 14:24
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Originally Posted by maxicep View Post
vbSEO users already have that but thanks anyway ..
Alot of people don't want to buy vBSEO so this is a nice free alternative
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 15:16
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Google announced in early 2005 that hyperlinks with rel="nofollow" attribute[3] would not influence the link target's PageRank. In addition, the Yahoo and Windows Live search engines also respect this tag.[4]

How the attribute is being interpreted differs between the search engines. While some take it literally and do not follow the link to the page being linked to[citation needed], others still "follow" the link to find new web pages for indexing. In the latter case rel="nofollow" actually tells a search engine "Don't score this link" rather than "Don't follow this link." This differs from the meaning of nofollow as used within a robots meta tag, which does tell a search engine: "Do not follow any of the hyperlinks in the body of this document.".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 15:44
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Originally Posted by River_rush View Post
Google announced in early 2005 that hyperlinks with rel="nofollow" attribute[3] would not influence the link target's PageRank. In addition, the Yahoo and Windows Live search engines also respect this tag.[4]

How the attribute is being interpreted differs between the search engines. While some take it literally and do not follow the link to the page being linked to[citation needed], others still "follow" the link to find new web pages for indexing. In the latter case rel="nofollow" actually tells a search engine "Don't score this link" rather than "Don't follow this link." This differs from the meaning of nofollow as used within a robots meta tag, which does tell a search engine: "Do not follow any of the hyperlinks in the body of this document.".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
Thanks for clarifying some stuff there. The pagerank thing is believed by some people, I was sceptical though
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 15:56
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thanks installed
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 16:56
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Thanks! This will work well on my sites that don't have vBSEO installed
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 18:06
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First and most notably, it will stop spammers because search engines will no longer follow these links.
It doesn't stop any spiders or bots from following links.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 18:28
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Originally Posted by BSMedia View Post
It doesn't stop any spiders or bots from following links.
Major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask, ect...wont follow these links.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 18:57
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This will do a number of things. First and most notably, it will stop spammers because search engines will no longer follow these links.
No, it won't. It may stop spammers from benefitting as much from those links but it won't stop them from posting the spam.

It will also stop your pagerank from leeking onto other sites.
"PR Leak" or "PR Bleed" is a persistent and longstanding myth, but it is nonetheless a myth. Your forum pages don't lose PageRank by linking to other pages.

Also, some people say that adding nofollow to your URLs will increase your Pagerank.
Those people, whoever they are, would be totally wrong.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 19:35
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When spammers realise that you have nofollow links they will stop spamming you. So it reduces spam...

And there is such thing as PR leek. For example, iframes regularly leek PR. Although it's not benefitial to anyone.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 20:53
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Thanks installed.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 21:05
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nice mod, good idea for those not using vbseo already
but I'll have to agree, this mod shouldn't state that it will "stop spam"
I understand what you are saying, but many will just argue with this statement

/me clicks install
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/me clicks install
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 03:38
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Is it good if i can use both? i have vbseo installed but this looks good to use too
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