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XF 1.5 18k Internal links nofollow how to fix that?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by fionix, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. fionix

    fionix Member

    Hi,

    Even that SEO is not important to you than I'm in the process to fix all issues with FX SEO vise.

    So there are 18k No Follow internal links, I tried with the Add-on here on the XF forum that claim to remove them, however, it seems only to apply to new links / threads & posts.

    Is there a way to remove the "nofollow" tag/attribute from the links?

    7k Images have no ALT tag, can this be fixed somehow? maybe a SQL statement or something that put a ALT tag on all image files it finds or something?
     
  2. adwade

    adwade Active Member

  3. fionix

    fionix Member

    yeah it's really a great tool.. if you know how to use it :D I have played around with it, but I'm sadly not so good in database language.
     
  4. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    I agree completely! However, in the discussion of the add-on there are a lot of Q&A's similar to your inquiry. You might try posting there and see if someone smarter than us can show you the light. ;)
     
  5. fionix

    fionix Member

    honestly, I don't believe this plugin has any support and it seems no one there around is knowing what how to use it and the people that know are not posting there :D But thanks anyway..
     
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It's simple regex.. if you aren't good with regex expressions, then you aren't going to have much luck with it.
     
  7. fionix

    fionix Member

    And this reply I can use for what?
     
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    To learn Regex or engage someone who knows it. It's simple search and replace. If you are wanting an example, then I'd suggest you ask and give an example of what you have and what you want it to be.
     
  9. fionix

    fionix Member

    Well, I know so much, I need to find all the 18,000 links that have an NOFOLLOW attribute and change it to DOFOLLOW - that's it, but I don't know what to do and how to find them and replace the attribute.
     
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I think this is an example of what it looks like now
    Code:
    <a href="http://xenforo.com" rel="nofollow">XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software</a>
    So your regex (which I'm not that great at) will need to strip the rel="nofollow" out of them. Maybe @Jake Bunce can give an idea. I am not sure if you have to replace it with "dofollow" or just strip it.
     
  11. fionix

    fionix Member

    Thank you very much, let's hope someone can post how to do that.. it seems indeed easy for someone that is good at Regex.. I wonder why no one has made an add-on for this and some of the other issues.. this is really useful for SEO and I think people are not aware of it. At least not the small forums around.. the big forums may have sorted this out already or don't care because Google love them anyway!
     
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Probably because most want it as no-follow. As for SEO, your site doesn't get the benefit of it - the target site does.
    Is a pretty good description why it was done that way I imagine.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
  13. fionix

    fionix Member

    hmmm, if you're right all is fine, however, SEMrush say this:

     
  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    As I said (which that you quote reinforces) it only helps with the referred to site's SEO, not yours. That's why it was so badly abused by spammers. They got link juice from spamming their URL's to other sites.

    Here's a little more on the article I read
     

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