Do you have pages that contain affiliate links on your WordPress blog? How about sponsored posts? Have you ever received something for free in exchange for writing a review?
Most blogs have content like this containing links back to products and websites. But did you know if you don’t “nofollow” these types of links, your blog is violating Google’s webmaster guidelines and could be in line for an SEO penalty!?
It is recommended that you nofollow all affiliate links on your blog, as well as any links in sponsored posts and giveaways. In addition, in March 2016, Google issued a warning that it wanted to see nofollow on promotional links in review posts exchanged for free products.
How to Nofollow
The act of nofollowing a link involves adding the text rel=”nofollow” inside the link’s html code. So the link:
<a href="http://www.amazon.com">Buy Awesome Stuff At Amazon</a>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com" rel="nofollow">Buy Awesome Stuff At Amazon</a>
Uhh, Wait…How Many Links?
Easy enough, right? Sure, but as seen by the following scientific formula, the amount of pain caused by doing this over and over again can add up quickly.
That’s why I created the NoFollow Fix. Because my wife came to me and said something along the lines of:
I need to nofollow thousands of links in thousands of posts or Google is going to shut down my blog. This is going to take me thousands of hours and you’ll have to take care of the kids, clean the house, and make dinner all by yourself until I’m done! HELP!!
(Some details may have been subject to my interpretation.)
With our NoFollow Fix, you enter the details and we do the rest.
Sponsored, Giveaway, and Review Posts
Tell us how to identify these types of posts. We’ll use the advanced matching power of The Blog Fixer to use categories, tags, dates, phrases in the post content, or pretty much any other criteria you can think of to make sure all links are nofollowed.
Give us a list of Affiliate Programs you use along with a sample URL for each (or just use our default list which will match a majority of the most popular). The Blog Fixer will add nofollow where necessary no matter what posts they exist in.
Already have a Google Penalty?
If you’ve received word from Google that they have given you a manual penalty for “unnatural links” (see here for determining if your site has a current penalty), don’t panic. Purchase the Penalty Reversal option below and we’ll work to get that penalty lifted for you. This options includes the submitting of your Reconsideration Request to Google and any adjustments along the way that are necessary until the penalty is removed.
Full Service Treatment
Choose your option below and click the blue purchase button below. We’ll be in touch to collect some additional information to help us access your blog and identify the links to be nofollowed. After that, we’ll do the rest. We’ll schedule a time to connect to your blog, install The Blog Fixer WordPress Plugin, and start building some protection from Google’s nofollow penalties.
The Blog Fixer was recommended by a blogging colleague. I contacted Kris in a panic to help reverse a Google manual penalty because I didn't get the message about no-follow links. He was fast to respond, took care of everything for me, and had me out of Google jail in about a week. I've maintained the plug-in for my peace of mind.
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