How and Why to add No Follow and Target Blank

Last Update: February 11, 2017

Why to add a "nofollow" tag

If you write a sponsored post and use an affiliate link, Google considers that as a paid link. Every time link to that company’s website, you run the risk of being dropped from the Google search engine results pages. That's why you add a "nofollow" tag to that link.

Why to add a "target blank" tag

You add a target blank tag, when a link on your website leads your visitor to another website. If you don't add a target black, you will probably loose your customer.

How to add a "nofollow" and "target blank" manually

How Pretty link plugin can help you

Add the pretty link plugin

Click on add new link

  1. Paste your link at no.1
  2. Give your link a name, do this without spaces. When you add spaces you get liks like this in your browser. E.g. go to google
    http://aloesvera.siterubix.com/go20%to20%google20%
    when you add gotogoogle it will look like this
    http://aloesvera.siterubix.com/gotogoogle
  3. Click on advanced options
  4. Check the box behind the "No follow"
  5. Check the box behind "Tracking" you can see how many clicks there are
  6. Create link
  7. Copy and paste the pretty link into your post

Have a nice weekend all:))

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SamVanroelen Premium
Good to know
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Sam
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reanna1 Premium
Great info! Thanks, Loes!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Rebecca
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Gordon-D Premium
When I am adding the No Follow to pretty links, should I also check the Forward Parameters?
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Loes Premium
To be honest Gordon, I don't know what that does, so I keep it open
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Gordon-D Premium
Thank you :-)
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GautamWorld Premium
Thanks for sharing Loes.
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Gautam
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Gordon-D Premium
Does that include links to WA Loes?
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Loes Premium
All my WA links are pretty links Gordon with a nofollow
All affiliate links are recognisable for the search engines from the ?aid=
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Gordon-D Premium
Thanks Loes :-)
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