Do you want to ensure that your links don't contribute to the ranking of a page? If so, you need to add a nofollow tag.
In this quick tutorial, we will show you how to do just that!
When it comes to SEO, links are very important. They help Google and other search engines determine the quality of a page and how relevant it is to a certain topic.
However, there are times when you might not want your links to contribute to the ranking of a page. For example, if you are linking to an untrustworthy source, you may want to add a nofollow tag to your link.
This ensures that Google and other search engines will not take your link into account when determining the ranking of the page.
⬇️How To Find Nofollow Links on Web Pages
1️⃣Go to the page you want to inspect.
2️⃣Right-click on the “View page source” (CTRL+U). Alternatively, you can use “Inspect”.
3️⃣Press CTRL+F and type “nofollow”. You’ll see the nofollow links on the page.
⬇️ Adding Nofollow Tag Manually
Adding a nofollow tag is very easy. All you need to do is add a rel="nofollow" attribute to your link.
Here is an example of a regular nofollow hyperlink:
<a href="http://example.com" rel="nofollow">Linked anchor</a>
🔵How to add nofollow tag manually?
1️⃣ Click on “edit as HTML” (or the alternative) on your website builder. In this example, we used CMS WordPress.
2️⃣ Your desired anchor should be placed between “nofollow”> and </a>.
Here’s an example, how we added “internettools.net” to the anchor text “new cool tools”.
3️⃣“Edit visually” and check your link.
‼️By adding the rel="nofollow" attribute, we are telling Google and other search engines that we do not want our link to contribute to the ranking of the page.
⬇️ Adding Nofollow Tag in WordPress
If you are using WordPress, you can use plugins for making links nofollow without manually altering HTML code.
Most SEO plugins, like Yoast SEO, offer an easy way to add nofollow tags.
For example, in Yoast SEO you can simply check the "nofollow" box when adding or editing a link.
⬇️Adding Nofollow Tag on Other CMS and Website Builders
If you are using a different CMS, check if there is a similar function that allows you to easily add nofollow tags. Usually, there is a way to do it without having to edit HTML code.
If not, you can always add the rel="nofollow" attribute to your links manually.