[drupal-devel] rel=nofollow

Andre Molnar mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 04:08:39 UTC 2005

Todd Grimason wrote:
> Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere here yet:
> http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html
> In short, adding an attribute to an anchor tag:
> rel="nofollow"
> will cause participating search engines to not follow/count the link
> (Google, MSN, and Yahoo! so far).
> So anywhere there's a link in user-submitted content you'd add this. 

Won't stop the spammers - but at least their efforts will be wasted.

Steven - this looks like a job for filter - preg_replace on user 
submitted links.  This could also help drupal.org from being pounded so 
hard by search engine spiders - restricting them to only follow internal 
non-comment links.

+1 for implementation of this.


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