Jun 30, 2022
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If a company that is "volunteering" to support the WordPress community is repaid by a link, will the "volunteer" job pay for the link? Google's John Mueller recently said that guest posts can lead to unnatural links, as the people who provide the articles are also creating links. advertisement Continue reading below There seems to be similarities between businesses that volunteer to help WordPress write official documentation, including adding their own links, and people who post content on blogs and add their own links. is. Not all links are followed in the official WordPress "manual" on Codex.WordPress.org. This means that the link will not go through PageRank. However, links from the Developer.WordPress.org domain do not use the nofollow attribute. Therefore, links from the WordPress ghost mannequin effect service Developer help page go through PageRank. External links from WordPress developer pages pass PageRank. This is important because part of Developer.WordPress.org was created by this team. Related: How to use the relevant target directory for link building Is it fair to prohibit links to commercial sites? The comments in the WordPress discussion were somewhat even among those who thought it was a good idea and those who thought the ban was unreasonable. It makes sense that volunteers creating WordPress documents need to focus on creating the document. You don't have to spend time deciding if a link to your blog is useful. Also, after a few years, you don't have to check if the link is out of date or nonexistent. advertisement Continue reading below I can't help but wonder if this new rule wouldn't have been much controversial without making StackExchange and StackOverflow exceptions. Both StackExchange and StackOverflow sites are ad-supported commercial websites, raising awareness that this new rule is arbitrary. It might have been easier to swallow because if WordPress also prohibited links to both StackExchange and StackOverflow in order to make the WordPress documentation very good, you wouldn't have to link to other websites. Maybe. Read WordPress posts and discussions here: External Link Policy – "Commercial Blog"