A few years ago my WordPress site was compromised and injected with loads of spam links. I quickly set all external links to "nofollow" using a plugin. I manually removed all offending links from my site, but kept the nofollow plugin because I read that Google can penalise you if guest bloggers have paid for links on your site. I did have a few of these and thought I'd be saving my link juice by staying nofollow. Now, a few years later, I think that my site may be suffering because of it. My DA used to be in the 30s but has dropped to 23. Traffic is around 300 page views per day yet I'm consistently getting 100+ social shares a day. Affiliate sales were good leading to Christmas but slow now (probably natural for January anyway). Should I: a) deactivate the plugin and allow all external links to be followed b) manually override the plugin by inserting rel="follow" on future external links c) do nothing, it doesn't matter d) something else Sorry for the long question, this is something I can't figure out alone.