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The RecentChangesLinked link in the (desktop) toolbox should be nofollowed
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Special:AllPages is a great way for crawlers to find the content of the wiki. To supplement that, there are the links on the pages. To supplement that, there is Special:WhatLinksHere (for dead-end pages).

However, RecentChangesLinked is very dynamic, and does not give high value to search engines in terms of links to follow, and does not give search users any value in terms of a page that will be recommended to them.

Rather than have millions of page hits to this useless page churning data that gets ignored, let's nofollow it.


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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 21 2016, 12:54 AM

Change 311883 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester):
Toolbox: Mark RecentChangesLinked link as nofollow

Change 311883 merged by jenkins-bot:
Toolbox: Mark RecentChangesLinked link as nofollow

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Resolved.Sep 21 2016, 3:10 PM