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If I add a link to an external website/URL, is it do-follow or no-follow by default? There is no way I can add a no-follow or sponsored attribute to a link. I'm confused if the links added by default are do-follow or not.

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By default they are follow links, if you want to add a no-follow link that needs to be done in code, this guide is a good example of how to do it:


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Hi @Design2Deploy,

I am happy to help! Below, I've provided some potential insights that might be helpful:

In Squarespace, by default, all links added to your website are "do-follow." This means search engines will follow these links and consider them when assessing the relevance and authority of the linked page.

  • If you want to make a link "no-follow" on Squarespace, you'll need to add a rel=nofollow attribute to the link.
  • Unfortunately, Squarespace's built-in link editor doesn't allow us to add the rel="nofollow" attribute directly. To make a link "nofollow" in Squarespace, you can follow these steps:
    • Add code blog on your content page, you can add the following code:
    Your text here 
    <a href="https://example.com" rel="nofollow">anchor text</a> 
    Your text here 


I hope these insights are helpful. If you have any further questions. Please feel free to ask.

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