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using fb syndication plugin for PBN. How can I make sure not to lose any link juice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I am using a facebook syndication plugin on some of my pbn sites to make them look more legit. That means everytime I make a new post on the blog the content is also shared on the connected fb page. Then there is a snippet + link to the fb page in the sidebar of my blog (pbn site). See screenshot.
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    I am wondering now: These links are fo-llow links. Wont I use precious link juice on my pbn homepage then?
     
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    myopic1 Regular Member

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    They're likely follow links because the plugin developer would have little cause to make them nofollow.

    If you go to the plugin tab > edit > select the plugin to edit

    Have a look through the code, press Ctrl + f to do a search and type in 'a href', this will find all of the links in the plugin code. Work through them one by one and make them nofollow.
     
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    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I cannot change it because it is an embedded iframe from facebook itself. As I use facebook likes, I need to set access token and API id from fb page to retrieve data from there. My conclusion is I can't change/set the link to nofollow inside wordpress.

    Any idea how to do it? Or is it not a problem to have a bunch of fo-llow links to fb on my homepage?
     
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    Interesting. I don't know 100% whether what I'm about to suggest will work or not, so I would be happy for someone to chime in but if you encase the entire iframe in a link in the code editor and then make that master link 'no follow' it may prevent the inner links (generated by the iframe) from passing link juice, even though they will still technically be 'follow' links.

    Actually the more I think about it, the more I think the above would work. It's like making an entire Wordpress page 'nofollow' and then having 'do-follow' link on the inside of the page. The follow ones wont pass link juice because the link juice has been cut off at the source.
     
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    aussiejack Regular Member

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    That sounds savvy... Is there any possibility how I can check if google accepts these links as nofollows then? Because I would like to make as sure as possible that I dont lose link juice through this sidebar. Otherwise I would probably just remove this plugin even if it helps me to make the site look more legit.
     
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    There's no way to check whether Google accepts any nofollow links at all, they honour them at their own discretion. I don't see an issue with doing it the way I suggested above though.
     
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    aussiejack Regular Member

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    do you think this will do the job:

    <fb:like-box rel="nofollow" href="https://www.facebook.com/domain" width="260" show_faces="true" border_color="" stream="true" header="false" class=" fb_iframe_widget" fb-xfbml-state="rendered" ....

    ??
     
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    myopic1 Regular Member

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    No that wouldn't work. You need to nofollow an actual anchor element rather than the iframe its self, so something like this:

    <a href="emotioneric.com" rel="nofollow"><fb:like-box href="https://www.facebook.com/domain" width="260" show_faces="true" border_color="" stream="true" header="false" class=" fb_iframe_widget" fb-xfbml-state="rendered"> </a>
     
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