Nofollow Blogroll SEO Plugin for WordPress Released

by Scott Allen - April 12, 2009 
Filed Under Nofollow Blogroll SEO, SEO, WordPress Plugins

On many WordPress blogs, the Blogroll may be hurting your site’s search engine optimization.

Linking out to other sites from every page of your site (sitewide links) can hurt because it bleeds link juice out unnecessarily, lowering your site’s PageRank, authority, and search engine rankings. Sitewide links tend not to have as much value, so a site only really benefits from one good incoming link per site. There is absolutely no need to pass link juice out to Blogroll links on every single page of a WordPress blog.

The default setting for WordPress Blogrolls does not add the rel=”nofollow” attribute to links. If you’re familiar with SEO, you know that adding this attribute to outgoing links can stop the passing of link juice out to other sites.

I just released a plugin that adds rel=”nofollow” attribute to non-homepage Blogroll Links. This improves SEO while still providing some link love to your favorite sites.

This plugin will allow you to give link love to sites in your Blogroll from the homepage of your blog, which is most likely the strongest page anyway. On all the other pages of your site, the rel=”nofollow” attribute will be added to Blogroll links. This is different from some other plugins in that it does not add nofollow to the Blogroll links on the homepage.

Download Plugin / Documentation

Latest Version — 1.0: Download Plugin
Plugin Homepage / Documentation: Nofollow Blogroll SEO Page: Nofollow Blogroll SEO
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4 Responses to “Nofollow Blogroll SEO Plugin for WordPress Released”

  1. Baron on April 13th, 2009 9:25 am

    Works great, thank you.

  2. Mark on April 15th, 2009 7:18 am

    It would be nice in future release to have an option to select which links to be nofollowed on the home page. For example, some links may be an “affiliate” link which I rather not have followed but still want to follow the friends.

  3. Scott Allen on April 15th, 2009 7:14 pm

    @Baron: You’re welcome!

    @Mark: Thanks for the suggestion – that’s a great idea. For now the plan is to keep the plugin simple so people can just install it and go. I may add that kind of functionality though in the future.

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