[pmwiki-users] Nofollow in external URLS
stefct4 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 18:29:32 CDT 2013
Thank you! Unfortunately, I wasn't even aware of this issue before. Now
I wonder whether "rel=nofollow" was the reason why my (not publicly
editable) wiki was under-represented in search engines.
Maybe $UrlLinkFmt could be added to the sample config.php, but be
commented out by default? This might help people to notice.
On 10/21/2013 03:31 PM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> Because comment spam, wiki spam, and blog spam have been such large
> problems in the past, I prefer PmWiki's current default of rel=nofollow.
> This makes more sense given that PmWiki defaults to an open editing
> model (i.e., a wiki) when it is first installed.
> The config already makes it possible to disable/enable rel=nofollow as
> desired by setting $UrlLinkFmt:
> # remove rel=nofollow
> $UrlLinkFmt =
> "<a class='urllink' href='\$LinkUrl' title='\$LinkAlt'>\$LinkText</a>";
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:22:51AM +0200, Eric Forgeot wrote:
>> I guess most people are using PmWiki as a CMS and not as an open wiki so it
>> could make sense to disable this no follow option (and make it possible to
>> enable it again in the config)
>> Le 21 oct. 2013 10:15, "Simon" <nzskiwi at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> I understand that the attribute rel=nofollow was added as an antispam
>>> measure some time ago,
>>> but I wonder if in fact it penalises PmWiki websites but not having their
>>> content counted and weighted by search engines?
>>> I'm thinking it would be better not to have the default being nofollow.
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