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donotlink.it

What does donotlink.it do?

Using donotlink.it instead of linking to questionable websites directly will prevent your links from improving these websites' position in search engines. Additionally donotlink.it will remove the referer, so the linked website will not know where its visitors are coming from.

How does it work?

β€’ This url is blocked in our robots.txt file, so (search engine) robots are discouraged from crawling it.
β€’ The "nofollow" attribute of the link and the intermediate page give robots another reminder to not crawl the link.
β€’ If a known robot does decide to crawl the link, our code will identify it and serve it a blank page (403 Forbidden) instead of redirecting to the url.
β€’ Redirects are implemented via JavaScript and not via http response status codes so the browser will remove the referer from the request.

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@jd oooooh I like this! something that could be valuable to newspapers who don't want to influence the SEO of questionable sites

@jd > Redirects are implemented via JavaScript

Ok… I’ll not use it.