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#18547 reopened defect (bug)

Add rel="nofollow" to reply to comments link — at Initial Version

Reported by: pearsonified Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.2.1
Component: Comments Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:

Description

This is an easy problem to diagnose and fix. Basically, the reply to comment links all contain a query parameter—?replytocom—in the destination URL.

Google does a poor job of "deciding" whether or not these are unique URLs, and as a result, these URLs are often indexed. This leads to duplicate content issues, which leads to users bitching :D

Here's a sample of some search results where the ?replytocom query parameter resulted in a bunch of duplicate indexing:

http://www.google.co.in/search?cx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=site:callingallgeeks.org+replytocom+#q=site:callingallgeeks.org+replytocom&hl=en&prmd=ivns&filter=0&fp=1&biw=1366&bih=667&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&cad=b

Thanks!

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