How to make keywords as nofollow in my main pages?

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  • #865113

    davidroccato
    Member

    Hi,

    I’m starting to understand some blog optimization. I’ve noticed that labels for pages, and other words are counted as keywords and I’d like to make them as nofollow.

    I’ve read I can add the word “nofollow”, after I create a menu, in the field “link relationship (XFN)” of each page but I wanted to be sure about few things.

    1) If I write nofollow in the XFN field, it’s only the label keyword to be nofollow right? not all the page right?
    2) Can I make all the labels as nofollow? included the word “home” or “blog”
    3) What about if I want an entire page to be nofollow? Where do I write it?
    4) what’s the difference between “link relationship” and “title attribute” in the menu?

    5) I’ve seen also the word “comments” is counted as keyword. How do I make it “nofollow”? I’m not talking about the comments, I know they are nofollow, but only about the word “comments”.

    I know, a lot of questions, I hope you can help, thank you :)

    The blog I need help with is davidroccato.com.

    #865301

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    Have you read WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences? I’m asking beacuse what you propose is easily done on a WordPress.org install.

    I flagged this thread so Staff will reply to you.

    #865308

    macmanx
    Staff

    That level of customization is a bit beyond the scope of what you can do at WordPress.com.

    As mentioned above, you might want to try a WordPress.org installation instead.

    #865337

    davidroccato
    Member

    Thanks for your answers. Yes, I read the differences but I would prefer to stay with the wordpress.com version for now, for different reasons.

    There is something that I can do with the questions above but I just would like to be sure about what I can do and what I cannot, if it’s possible. :)

    #865430

    davidroccato
    Member

    I will probably split this topic in three different smaller questions. I think there’s too much to say here. :)

    #865431

    timethief
    Member

    Bottom line: We clearly understand you. What you want to do cannot be done on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs but can be easily done on a WordPress.org install and breaking it down what you posted in the OP will not change that answer.

    #865435

    davidroccato
    Member

    I know you know a lot of stuff, I follow your blog too and I learn lots of things thanks. But there are some possible answers to my questions.

    If I take only one question it could be easier to get an answer.
    For example, I know I can write “nofollow” in the link relationship, I’ve done it already and I know that the labels will become nofollow. Because I checked it.

    But I’m not sure if this will make nofollow only the labels, or the pages. I suppose only the labels. And I don’t know if I can do all the labels as nofollow or I need to leave the “home” label dofollow.

    Before I think to move to wp.org, I’d like to perfectly understand the wp.com version, because I like the pros it can offer. And it’s not only free, I have 3 paid blogs with it. ;)

    #865436

    timethief
    Member

    Okay I’ll leave it to Staff to explain to you.

    #865437

    macmanx
    Staff

    You can nofollow a link like this:

    <a href="http://example.com/" rel="nofollow">Example</a>

    However, this only affects that specific link. In other words, do not follow the link to Example. This does not affect any other links, categories, tags, or the post in general. There is no way to do that.

    #865439

    davidroccato
    Member

    Thank you for your answer.

    I’ve learnt that string for the links and as I’m not an expert, I’m just learning around.
    I read an article were it was written what I said before in order to make the menu word pages as nofollow. I’m not talking about the links but about the words. In order to avoid that those words counts as keywords.

    I tried an adds-on for firefox that show in blue and red the words that are nofollow and dofollow. After I did what I wrote before, the words where I wrote “nofollow” as I explained before, changed color and became nofollow (or not seen as keywords by the robots). So, I suppose something works.

    But It’s not my intention doing anything strange. So, if I shouldn’t do it, just tell me because that’s not my goal here, and I’m really not an expert, just learning fast as I learn and study so much other stuff.

    #865440

    macmanx
    Staff

    You can nofollow individual links, that’s fine. I’m just saying that will only apply to the links. You can’t nofollow categories, tags, menu links, or other portions of your blog.

    #865441

    davidroccato
    Member

    ok, thank you. :)

    #865442

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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