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Currently we encourage spamming since we have a high page rank (6), are frequently crawled by google, let the crawlers count our external links. This is both a problem with blackhat SEO companies, and clueless business owners.[1], [2], [3], [4]

It should be a relatively quick fix to enable rel="nofollow" on all (singlebracket) external links, and It could potentially save us from a new round of spambot attacks in the future. sertmann 10:16, 18 October 2009 (EDT)

and this [5] - SIGH!


We are still hesitant do to this due the messaging that Google has sent about this. We are looking into moving forward with the ani-spamm solution that is outlined here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SimpleAntiSpam. I will keep you updated on the installation of this. Thanks --Ibsteph 2:17 PM, 18 February 2010 (PST)
From the links given above, it is not bots that are the problem here, but SEO consultants etc, who are real people. This extension doesn't begin to address this.

--Inas 21:38, 23 February 2010 (EST)

How to fix[edit]

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgNoFollowLinks

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