How to use REL in your welcome bar


In this guide we’ll show you how to add a REL attribute to your My Sticky Menu welcome bar button link. You can use this feature to add a rel=”nofollow”, rel=”sponsored”, or any other REL attribute option.

If you don’t have a welcome bar yet, you can read more about how to create one here:

Let’s get right into it. If you’re wondering what a REL attribute is, keep reading. For certain links on your website, you might want to indicate to Google your ”relationship” with the linked page. In order to do that, you need to use a REL attribute value as explained below:

You can use rel=”sponsored” to mark links that are advertisements or paid placements (paid links).

You can use rel=”ugc” to mark user-generated content (UGC) links, such as comments and forum posts.

You can use rel=”nofollow” when other values don’t apply and you would rather Google not associate your site with, or crawl the linked page from, your site. 

Links marked with these REL attributes will generally not be followed. Remember that the linked pages may be found through other means however, for example sitemaps or links from other sites, and thus they may still be crawled.

You can read in more detail how to qualify your outbound links to Google here:

In order to add a REL attribute to your My Sticky Menu welcome bar, first, open the My Sticky Menu settings and click on ”Welcome bar”. Scroll down and look for the ”rel Attribute” field.

In the field, type your value without using any signs like = or ””. For example, simply type nofollow if you want to add the rel=”nofollow” attribute.

When you’re done, make sure you hit the ”Save” button at the bottom of the page to make sure your settings will be displayed accordingly. That’s it! Easy as 1,2,3 ☺️

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