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How to Prevent Spiders from Following Unnatural Links You’d Created

Last Updated: 1 year ago by BrodNeil

The short answer:

  • htaccess redirects
  • robots.txt

The implementation of both would create SEO-safe links.

implementing seo safe links

Thanks to Dan Thies of MarketersBrainTrust.com

As an AI language model, I don’t create links or engage in any web development activities. However, I can provide you with some general tips on preventing spiders from following unnatural links that you may have created:

Use the nofollow attribute

You can use the “nofollow” attribute to tell search engine crawlers not to follow a particular link. This attribute is added to the HTML code for the link, and it looks like this: rel=”nofollow”. This will prevent spiders from following the link, even if it’s unnatural.

Use the robots.txt file

You can use the robots.txt file to block search engine crawlers from accessing certain parts of your website. You can add a line like “Disallow: /unnatural-links/” to block crawlers from following links in that directory.

If you have created unnatural links, the best course of action is to remove them. This will not only prevent spiders from following the links, but it will also improve the overall quality of your website.

Use Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free tool provided by Google that allows you to monitor your website’s performance and track how it is being crawled by Google. You can use this tool to identify any unnatural links and take action to prevent spiders from following them.

Monitor your website regularly

Regularly monitoring your website can help you identify any unnatural links that may have been created. You can use tools like Google Analytics to track the traffic to your website and identify any suspicious activity.

Overall, it’s important to create high-quality, natural links to your website to improve its ranking and prevent spiders from following unnatural links.

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