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New Feature UGC tag adding

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selsebil
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Hi, You know that, in 2019, Google announced UGC tags for user generated contents in Forums and blog comments. Can you add new feature to wpforo for adding UGC tags to links automatically. It is important for SEO and spam prevention.

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Chris
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Hi @selsebil,

wpForo automatically sets nofollow to all external links. Also, you can et dofollow some domains which should not be set nofollow.
The new sponsored and UGC attributes work similarly to the original nofollow attribute – they tell Google note to count the link as a ‘vote’. We don’t know precisely how Google uses this data internally, but they’ve hinted that it’ll help them understand more about the link. That might improve how they count ‘votes’ and evaluate pages.

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selsebil
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@chris Hi Chris, UGC logic is a little different from nofollow. Google uses nofollow link in determining ranks even if nofollow is less important than dofollow. But Google completely disregard the links with UGC tags. Because UGC tags say Google that the links were not generated by site owner.

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Chris
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@selsebi,

I'm sorry, but we're not planning to add this in the near future.

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