Remove 3rd Party URLs Added By WordPress Plugins by a Bit Manual Searching on the Source Codes of the Plugins for Better on Page SEO. Here is Some Examples. We highly recommend to check the PHP, XSL, HTML etc. files included in the Plugin’s folder which might attribute to free dofollow link donation towards the other bloggers’ website. Sometimes Google Analytics code is also added in some Plugins to track clicks towards the landing page from your dashboard. With Google’s algorithmic changes, it is important to have custom own stuffs – unique.
Facts Need To Know Before You Proceed to Remove 3rd Party URLs Added By WordPress Plugins
There are some common facts, common exploits used by certain WordPress developers and the innocent users need to know before you proceed to remove 3rd Party URLs added By WordPress Plugins – we can give example of ‘WordPress Plugin Developers’ whose only work is to create plugins which generate at least one publicly accessible webpage – its usually the Sitemap. There is a known tech blogger, who primarily develops various kind of sitemap plugins. For removing these dofollow URLs from the pages, you need not to work hard, its quite easy to remove. There are not much people who helps to fix the bugs of a plugin. There are some good developers who add the option to opt out from this link donation. Links in the backend has no SEO value (obviously), they can be kept unaltered safely for sure.
The next more common method to ‘inject’ URLs is via the HTML comments like :
In pre-historic time of WordPress development, usually the Plugin’s name was used mainly to debug, indicate where the things has been changed in the HTML output. With time, the URL part has been added. While these URLs are not readable by Human (no visitor will possibly check the HTML source code, unless is a developer or SEO or at minimum an advanced Webmaster), they can be equivalent to normal HTML links to certain Search Engines. These usually chopped out by HTML minification, but minification might not be everyone’s choice.
Quite unfortunately, these things adds the meaning – the webmaster uses a common method for “optimization”. Know it clearly, to use GNU GPL 3.0 or 2.0 License, one can not force the user to not have a way out – you can modify, adjust and even sell any plugin. In other words, this hacking to strip out the URLs is legal.
Let Us Proceed to Remove 3rd Party URLs Added By WordPress Plugins
Check our XML sitemap here. Normally, there are lot of external links to Google, Bing, Yahoo and the Plugin developer’s website. We have changed by simple modification of the XSL file. We gave the example of HTML comments with Facebook Open Graph Protocol – we really fixed the bug, obviously we changed to our URL for debugging.
Another bad way is to add a div class with a transparent PNG image served from plugin developer’s domain. This is usually done by the Related posts kind of Plugins. You need a thorough checking of divs by any on browser development kit like Opera Dragonfly to detect them. If you are unable to ‘null’ the plugin to get rid of these tracking and linking, you can comment here with the Plugin’s name and URL of WordPress repository. It is a free service!