Using the “nofollow” attribute in your links enables you to tell Search Engines how to treat those links.

When a search engine sees the attribute (rel=”nofollow”) on hyperlinks, those links won’t get any credit when they rank websites or blogs in their search results.

Most of the larger sites and blogs use the “nofollow” tag by default to get higher page rank on search engines. This is being reffered to as “link juice” in certain circles. Let’s see if this is a goo analogy for you. When a search engine bot comes to spider and index your site it will read your code and naturally come across the links. If the bot finds the attribute “dofollow” on a link then it will leave to go to that site. If it comes to a link with the “nofollow” attribute it will continnue to read the code on your site. This is why you want to make sure your internal linking is “dofollow” although you may want to take the “dofollow” off of links to your contact or about pages. These are pages that most people really don’t care if they are indexed and have a high page rank.

For anyone who use WordPress as your blog platform and considering to use Nofollow on your blog, in order to help you insert rel= “nofollow” to your link automatically without doing it manually, I have compiled a list of the best WordPres Nofollow Plugins.

1. NoFollow Free

This WordPress plugin remove the “nofollow” attribute from your wordpress blog’s comments (precisely from the author’s links) and/or from the comments text links and it inserts (if you want) an image band at the top of your pages with the phrase: “NOFOLLOW FRE” to encourage your users to submit comments. The last release includes new options to replace the nofollow only when the author posted X comments before and put back the nofollow when some blacklisted words are matched. The replacement of the nofollow is also based on the users type (registered and visitor users). Every option can be customized by the options page “NOFF”.

NoFollow Free now is multilingual, it supports English, Spanish, Italian, German, Turkish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Danish, Arabic, Croatian, Norwegian, Indonesian, Dutch, Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Finnish languages.

Now it comes with a nice sidebar Widget support to show the top ten charts for the top commenters.

Download NoFollow Free

2. WP-NofollowPost – Simply adds a nofollow tag to all links within a post.

WP-NofollowPost adds nofollow tags to links in a post. This is done at the content-display level, meaning you don’t have to go back and apply this plugin to old posts. All posts will automatically display all links with nofollow tags in them after enabling this plugin.

Download WP-NofollowPost

3. Nofollow Blogroll SEO – Improves SEO while still giving link love to your favorite sites.

A simple plugin that adds rel=”nofollow” attribute to non-homepage Blogroll Links. Improves SEO while still providing some link love to your favorite sites. This plugin will allow you to give link love to sites in your Blogroll from the homepage of your blog, which is most likely the strongest page anyway. On all the other pages of your site, the rel=”nofollow” attribute will be added to Blogroll links to prevent unnecessary bleeding of link juice. This is different from some other plugins in that it doesn’t add nofollow to the Blogroll links on the homepage.

Download Nofollow Blogroll SEO

4. Nofollow Reciprocity – Improves your blog PageRank and search engines rankings

This plugin detects links to above mentioned sites, and puts ‘nofollow’ tags on them. ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ WordPress is a major blogging platform, with millions of users. If many people using WordPress use this plugin, other big sites may reconsider their ‘nofollow’ strategy. This plugin expands on Wikipedia nofollow plugin hacked by a revolted blogger.

Download Nofollow Reciprocity

5. Nofollow filter – the easiest way to add “nofollow” to links on your content

Nofollow Filter is a WordPress plugin that automatically adds “nofollow” attribute to links you choose.

Download Nofollow filter

6. Ultimate Noindex Nofollow Tool – “noindexing” pages you choose.

Add the noindex robots meta tag to archives, categories, search pages, tags, author pages, login, admin pages or any other page you choose.

Download Ultimate Noindex Nofollow Tool

7. Noindex/Nofollow links

This plugin can add rel=”noindex,nofollow” to archive, tag, and category links. You can configure exactly which links are given which attributes. For instance, you could add rel=”noindex,nofollow” to all of your tag links, rel=”noindex” to all of your archive links, and nothing to your category links.

Download Noindex/Nofollow links

8. Nofollow Links in Posts

Nofollow Links in Posts plugin enables you to add the “nofollow” attribute into links in a post within a specified category. This plugin is useful if you are doing sponsored posts. You can set the plugin to add the “nofollow” attribute for posts older than “X” days.

Download Nofollow Links in Posts

9. Add No Follow Links

Add Nofollow searches for links to large websites that use the ‘nofollow’ tags for external links, and puts the same tag on your links to those sites.

Add Nofollow adds ‘nofollow’ tags to websites like Digg, Reddit, Youtube and other large websites that do the same to you.

Download Add No Follow Links

10. Nofollow Case by Case

Say no to nofollow but without losing control for comment links, pingbacks and trackbacks. Apply nofollow to your follow links wherever you like. Its features:

  • Strip nofollow from comment links, pingbacks and trackbacks (default).
  • Selectively apply nofollow to any comment link you do not like to support.
  • Selectively apply nofollow to any comment author link you do not like to support.
  • If you like to open your comment links in a new window you can do that.

Download Nofollow Case by Case

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21 Responses so far.

  1. CPA Offers says:

    Great information. It’s really useful. Thanks

  2. billwynne says:

    The right use of the nofollow and dofollow is very important to link juice. I hope you are able to implement it for your site.

  3. This is my first time to visit your blog and I would say you share nice information. You definitely do research and write very well. Keep it up!

  4. Hello !
    I’m Albert.Weaver from Chicago.
    I am 31.
    I’m working in Internet, new
    and i m very happy.
    I’m married with 1 children.

    My hobbies are :
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    I often come here to read some news, i find them very interesting.

    Have a good day,

  5. Eric says:

    This article is just what i need, thank you.

  6. mbt tataga says:

    I searched for something completely different, but found your website! And have to say thanks. Nice read. Will come back.

  7. Steve says:

    You explained all of that so simply that a child could understand it! I have on question though does anybody know if blogger dot com is follow or no follow and can the person blogging change it?Kind Regards

    • billwynne says:

      I have heard that it can be changed but I don’t know how.
      I would not use free services like that since they could shut the service or your blog down for any reason.
      You want to work on your own domain name so you can have high dollar personal virtual real estate.


  8. howdy

    I do not like nofollow very much, because its a bit disrespectful to a commenter or a link partner dont giving him some drops of link juice. Comments and cooperation are not self-evident that we should take to heart, it comes back to us.


    • billwynne says:

      I agree with you. I prefer dofollow but I would not want to give out “link juice” to spam comments.
      I like to think of the Internet as a global community of people helping each other.


  9. Bruce says:

    I have never used that kind of feature and so far I’m still getting the hang of things at WordPress. I’m quite impressed of how people like you do it, keep the info coming! :)

  10. Marc Azada says:

    Thanks for sharing this, personally im still new in this and didnt quite know much about this kind of stuff.

  11. Mark Wong says:

    thank you for the plugins. most of my sites are no follow and these plugins help in saving my time. such a great article. glad i was able to reach this page.

  12. Ron Yan says:

    Great! Thanks a lot for sharing this. Had fun reading.

  13. Fred Genti says:

    The plugins you shared worked so fine. Allow me to say thank you for sharing it to us. What a nice of you.

  14. Joey Smug says:

    Appreciating the commitment you put into your website and in depth information you present

  15. Clare Baril says:

    I think nofollow free is the best nofollow plugin that’s why I am using that for all of my blogs.

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