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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#40999 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Insert/edit link plugin - nofollow option

Reported by: Stagger Lee Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8
Component: TinyMCE Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

  • Insert/edit link
  • Link options

Would it be nice to have there under "Open link in a new tab" one new option like "Don't follow this specific link" ?

You made support for TinyMce in widgets now. And as I read it Google is now punishing websites if repeating links in widgets are not nofollow.

Maybe first to ask. Is Link plugin for TinyMce done by WordPress coders or by TinyMce library coders ?

Change History (3)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description ; follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

Replying to Stagger Lee:

And as I read it Google is now punishing websites if repeating links in widgets are not nofollow.

That seems to contradict #11360, per which links within the site's own domain shouldn't be nofollowed.

Has anything changed since then?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @Stagger Lee
3 years ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Replying to Stagger Lee:

And as I read it Google is now punishing websites if repeating links in widgets are not nofollow.

That seems to contradict #11360, per which links within the site's own domain shouldn't be nofollowed.

Has anything changed since then?

Hi Sergey,

As I read it, it is for outgoing, external links. It is about their spiders. Follow for internal links is desired, occupying their spiders to follow all external links on all subapages is not desired. Takes spiders time, repeats on all subpages, and most important, they probably already visited all those links and have it in its index.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/96569?hl=en

Anyway, I am not sure I get your answer. It is about one optional (not mandatory) new option inside Link TinyMce plugin. So, no harm can be done to internal links if option is not checked by default.

Last edited 3 years ago by Stagger Lee (previous) (diff)

#3 @azaozz
16 months ago

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

This is now superseded by the block editor. Closing as wontfix, feel free to reopen (perhaps with a patch or some pseudo code) if this still needs fixing in the classic editor.

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