How to properly make an affiliate link no follow?

by ncloud
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I hear that if you have an affiliate link on your website, in a post or whatever, that you're suppose to add rel="nofollow" to the link in the html. But when I go to the html I see this next to my affiliate link: rel="noopener".

What I read online about both of them makes them both sound important. So do I keep both of them or what? Or just one? How does this work?
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    rel="noopener"
    Is a security measure and is ignored by search engines and analytics.

    If you are using WordPress it got updated with this feature in version 4.7.4.

    IMO you should use both.
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  • Profile picture of the author rwizz99
    Yes, both are important, and you can use both of them at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ncloud
    Ok, I'm assuming from what I've seen on someone's webpage that you combine them together like this:

    rel="nofollow noopener"
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Just use nofollow, that's all that matters.
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    • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Just use nofollow, that's all that matters.
      If you have no concern for your site visitors' security.

      We all know Wordpress adds unnecessary code just to **** with people. You should definitely take the steps to strip it out of your site's code.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by ncloud View Post

    I hear that if you have an affiliate link on your website, in a post or whatever, that you're suppose to add rel="nofollow" to the link in the html. But when I go to the html I see this next to my affiliate link: rel="noopener".

    What I read online about both of them makes them both sound important. So do I keep both of them or what? Or just one? How does this work?
    Why do you want to do this?

    If you only have a few affiliate links, I normally just do php redirects
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  • Profile picture of the author juliaann
    You should go with Both tags as rel="noopener" or rel="nofollow"

    One will secure you & second won't give authority link to 3rd party so go with both tags.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by juliaann View Post

      You should go with Both tags as rel="noopener" or rel="nofollow"

      One will secure you & second won't give authority link to 3rd party so go with both tags.
      Secure OP from who?

      Why are you people allowing anonymous traffic to post links on your sites?

      I don't get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ncloud
    Why do you want to do this?
    If you only have a few affiliate links, I normally just do php redirects
    I did us redirects actually, but it didn't have the no follow tag in the code. I'm not sure what a php redirect is, that may or may not be the same thing. Basically I changed the affiliate link to look better, so now it looks something like this:

    mysite.com/go/affiliateproduct

    And of course that redirects to the affiliate product. Is that the same thing as a php redirect? Are no follow tags unnecessary when you do that?
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