Wikipedia Makes All External Links 'Nofollow'

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,704 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Wikipedia has decided to make the external links in the encyclopedia "nofollow" links.

At Jimbo Wales' directive, all external links within the English language Wikipedia are now coded "nofollow" — this should help cut spamming immensely once word gets out in the SEO community.


This was mentioned in the discussion Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Globalwarming awareness2007/SEO world championship — expect a spam onslaught.

This is done to contain spam. But what the real impact will be only time will tell. But if past instances are something to go by, spammers will find alternate and probably, more harmful ways of getting incoming links.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
4.thumbnail Wikipedia Makes All External Links Nofollow
4.thumbnail Wikipedia Makes All External Links Nofollow