Hi All: I'm wondering if there's an easy fix to add "rel=nofollow" to the tag-cloud links (and other "tag" links) that are generated by 126.96.36.199? I was able to modify the permalinks area quite easily, but for the "tag cloud",
"tags" & "categories" links (at the bottom of each post), it isn't clear what to do.
The problem is, search engines see these links (running to the hundreds) on every page, and they dilute the search rank because they can be interpreted as link-spamming. They also cause pages to be dropped from indexes because there are too many links to
Currently the tagcloud.cs page has the code below. I'm wondering if there's any way to modify it to add "rel=nofollow"? When I view the page source that's generated, there a "rel=tag" added to every link, but I'm not sure if that has
an external purpose? When I run BE1.5 through common SEO validators, they all complain of "too many links" on these pages.
public override void RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer)
if (WeightedList.Keys.Count == 0)
writer.Write("<p>" + Resources.labels.none + "</p>");
writer.Write("<ul id=\"tagcloud\" class=\"tagcloud\">");
foreach (string key in WeightedList.Keys)
writer.Write(string.Format(LINK, Utils.RelativeWebRoot + "?tag=/" + HttpUtility.UrlEncode(key), WeightedList[key], "Tag: " + key, key));