View Full Version : NO-FOLLOW Meta Tag VS. rel=no-follow attribute (SEO)

December 27, 2012, 06:14 PM
Flynax offers an option to use rel=”no-follow” on internal pages (see img12), which is totally USELESS option.

rel=”no-follow” History:
This feature was designed by Search engine engineers to prevent spammers from posting Spam on blogs and forums, by adding rel=”no-follow” attribute to all external links in order to block link-juice (page rank) from going through. This feature was never been recommended for use on any internal pages, instead you should use robots.txt or robots meta tag to prevent any page from indexing.

If you want certain pages to be %100 Not Indexed by search engines, then you should add robots meta tag before </head> section, as follows:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />

So, there is no reason to add rel=”no-follow” to your internal pages.
Flynax, please reconsider to add or make changes to this functionality, because this very important SEO factor. The best practice is to use robots meta tags as shown on example above.