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Remove "nofollow" from sig links

Discussion in 'Code Modifications [Archive]' started by Jake Bunce, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Edit this file:


    Add the red code:

    		if ($options['signatureKey'] && isset($message[$options['signatureKey']]))
    			if ($options['showSignature'])
    				// note: signatures are always nofollow'd by default
    				$message[$options['signatureHtmlKey']] = new XenForo_BbCode_TextWrapper(
    					$message[$options['signatureKey']], $parser, array('lightBox' => false, 'noFollowDefault' => false)
    				$message[$options['signatureHtmlKey']] = '';
    Tested in 1.1.0
  2. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Nice guide Jake, Is there any way to make it dofollow for certain usergroups? I want to offer dofollow links to my premium and valued members as a thankyou :)
  3. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    What exactly is a nofollow? Sorry for the noob question.
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    So this edit would allow users to promote their siterank basically?

    I could be okay with that but want to know for sure what this does.
  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Adding the nofollow attribute tells the search engines to "not follow" the link.
    Removing it would allow your members signature links to show up in their Google Webmaster Tools panel as backlinks.
  7. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    NoFollow will not stop search engines from following the link, it acts more in telling them not to pass page rank onto those sites.
  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    One thing to note when mucking with nofollow is that you should be aware of nofollowing links does NOT help you retain PageRank ("link juice") for your own site. The PageRank that would have flowed to the nofollowed links is not split amongst the rest of the normal links... instead, nofollow simply makes PageRank disappear into thin air.

    Brandon Sheley likes this.
  9. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Have you read this reply by Matt Grenville, it made me laugh!

    Link: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/#comment-347446


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