How to add a NoFollow option to the default "Insert Link" feature in Wordpress

Last Update: March 12, 2019

First of all, let's see the obvious question ...

Why/When add a "rel=NoFollow" attribute to your external links?

As you probably already know, most SEO experts recommend you to make internal linking a habit ... In plain English: whenever you have the chance, you should link to your own older posts.

Why?

Because, each time you link to any page on your own site, you are transferring SEO points (link juice) to that page. It's really simple ...

BUT!

If you write a post that has both internal links and external links pointing to other websites, you'll have to make an extra "effort" in order to get the maximum link juice to YOUR internal posts or pages.

You can do that by adding a "nofollow" attribute to your external links. Basically, the "nofollow" attribute will instruct search engines to NOT transfer any link juice from your site to the given external site. It looks like this:



<ahref="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow">Example Link</aa0

It's also very simple, but there's a small "problem" ... After adding your link in the Visual editor, you'll have to switch to Text editor mode in order to manually add the "nofollow" attribute to each external link ... Which could be very annoying and time consuming when you have several external links in your content.

So, I've decided to create a short tutorial where I will show you how easy is to add a NoFollow option to the default "Insert Link" feature in Wordpress.

Interested?

Here it is:

How to add a NoFollow option to the default "Insert Link" feature in Wordpress

Enjoy it!

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Terand Premium
Thank you, Zed! 👍😉
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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Terand Premium
:o)
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marchanna Premium
Hi Zed, very interesting to know about saving up my link juice! thank you!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Marc!
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Cdelahoz Premium
Very interesting. Thank you for this information. Do we still get credit for having external links on our page from Google if we do this?
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Chris,

I don't really understand you question :(

Could you please rephrase it? What kind of credits are you talking about?
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Cdelahoz Premium
Hey Zed,

My question is, you know how it is good for us SEO wise to have internal and external links on our post / page. So I guess what I mean is, if we take away the link juice from the external link, it does not defeat the purpose of having it in the first place does it? Because the main reason I use external links in the first place is for SEO purposes.

Thanks Zed,

Chris
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Johnpavich Premium
Your so smart hence the name ha ha great info will put this post in the personal section and check it out later!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time!
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LKick Premium
Thanks. I'm about ready to start linking. Glad to know this. Linda
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time Linda!
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LKick Premium
You are welcome. I really love how you explain things. Linda
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