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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#18547 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Add rel="nofollow" to reply to comments link — at Version 3

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

Description (last modified by ocean90)

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:



Change History (3)

#2 @ocean90
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

It's fixed in WordPress 3.2.

If you do a search from 4th July to today there won't be any ?replytocom links indexed.

#3 @ocean90
4 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)
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