Do you really want to nofollow external links on your WordPress site? While individual links can be easily nofollowed, what if you wanted to nofollow all external links? We’ll show you how to nofollow all external links in WordPress in this article.

Why do you need to nofollow all external links, and when do you need to do it?

Links are used by search engines as a ranking signal for the linked URL and domain. When you link to an external site, you’re giving that site your link juice.

Link juice functions as a sort of SEO report card. You will begin to lose authority if you link to more sites than the sites that link back to you.

As a result, many SEO experts advise using the nofollow attribute.

A link mostly with nofollow attribute appears like this:

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WordPress doesn’t really allow you to add nofollow to external links automatically by default. You’ll have to manually add this to any external links you create.

Using the Title and NoFollow For Links plugin is a simpler option. In the insert link popup, it adds a title field and a nofollow checkbox. As you add links, you can make them nofollow.

However, if you have a multi-author site, the chances are that some of your authors will forget to check the box for external links. You’ll need a solution that doesn’t require any user input in this case.

After that, let’s look at how you can make all external links in WordPress nofollow without requiring any user input.

In WordPress, add NoFollow to all external links.

Installing and activating the External Links plugin is the first step. To configure the plugin settings, go to Settings » External Links after it’s been activated.

Nofollow is applied globally if the first option in the plugin settings is selected. If you only have access to your theme files, you can leave it unchecked.

Scroll down a little and check the box next to ‘Add Nofollow’ to enable it. This option makes all external links in WordPress posts and pages nofollow.

The settings page has a number of options that you can enable.

In WordPress text widgets, you can add nofollow to links. You can also tell the plugin to treat subdomains like local sites and to ignore nofollow rules for them.

You can also use the External Links plugin to open external links in a new window and to display an icon next to them.

You can add other websites to the ‘Domains to exclude’ section if you want to exclude them from the nofollow rules.

Use commas to separate domains instead of http or www. To save your modifications, select the Save Changes button.

Please keep in mind that the plugin creates these attributes on the fly. When you deactivate the plugin, all nofollow links will be removed.

That’s all there is to it; we hope this article has made it easier for you to NoFollow all external links in WordPress. You might also be interested in our tutorial on how to hide affiliate links on a WordPress site.

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