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Quicklink is not seo-friendly #251

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egoipse opened this Issue Feb 7, 2017 · 1 comment

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egoipse commented Feb 7, 2017

Hi! Your plugin really rocks. Thanks for developing it.

I would correct one issue: the quicklink to posts' other languages versions is not seo-friendly for two reasons. First, the anchor text sucks. Nobody expects to reach a post searching for "English" or "russian" or "Español".

Secondly, since penguin publisher should be very careful with every link published on a site. A poor link could affect not just the target post rank, but also the entire's site.

Since it is not possible to allow sites users to get the translation without a link, let me suggest two alternatives to solve this issue:

  1. Allow publishers to add a "nofollow" rel tag to other languages versions links.
  2. Allow publisher to chosse another anchor text. For example:

Read in:

  • "%%title in spanish%% (en Español)
  • "%%title in french%% (en Francais)

And so on...

Menawhile, I'm testing the Mlp_Quicklink.php file to see if it's possible to implement any of those solutions...

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tfrommen Sep 26, 2017

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Hi there,

I just implemented a new filter to render nofollow quicklinks. A release will probably follow in the next week or two.

If you want to make use of the filter, you can do it like so:

<?php

add_filter( 'multilingualpress.quicklinks_nofollow', '__return_true' );

All quicklinks will then have the rel="alternate nofollow" attribute.

On the anchor text, which "sucks", we simply disagree. :)
Both the language switcher widget and language menu items are set to carry the name (and/or flag) of the language. That's why we decided to design the quicklinks like they are.

Thanks for the issue, though.

Cheers,
Thorsten

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tfrommen commented Sep 26, 2017

Hi there,

I just implemented a new filter to render nofollow quicklinks. A release will probably follow in the next week or two.

If you want to make use of the filter, you can do it like so:

<?php

add_filter( 'multilingualpress.quicklinks_nofollow', '__return_true' );

All quicklinks will then have the rel="alternate nofollow" attribute.

On the anchor text, which "sucks", we simply disagree. :)
Both the language switcher widget and language menu items are set to carry the name (and/or flag) of the language. That's why we decided to design the quicklinks like they are.

Thanks for the issue, though.

Cheers,
Thorsten

@tfrommen tfrommen closed this Sep 26, 2017

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