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Should You NoFollow External Links?

In this knowledgebase article, we’re going to walk you through whether you should NoFollow External Links or not.

The nofollow attribute is most commonly used since it allows you to nofollow certain links on a webpage. You can nofollow all links by placing a robots meta tag with the value “nofollow” in the header. The nofollow links inform the search engines not to follow the links. Nofollow links include the rel=“nofollow” attribute, and this is how it looks like:

<a href=”https://rankmath.com” rel=”nofollow”>Example</a>

How to Add a Nofollow in Rank Math?

In order to add a nofollow tag to your link, create a new page or post and add the anchor text for your link. Next, select the anchor text and click on the link icon.

click link icon

This will open a box for your link, with several options that you can toggle on or off. You can then enable the “nofollow” to link option.

Add nofollow tag

Your nofollow link will then be added to your post.

When you link to an external website, search engines consider it a ranking signal and pass a small portion of the authority (link juice) to the other website. It would be best to use nofollow links when you do not wish to pass on the ranking power, i.e., link juice to the website. In simple words, the nofollow tag will prevent the credit from being passed to other websites linked to your website.

You can also read this extensive guide from Semrush on NoFollow links.

We hope that this tutorial successfully armed you with the knowledge you need to make nofollow links work for you… If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team, who are available 24×7 and will help you out as soon as possible.

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