Today, I just discovered that I will not received my payout from LinkWorth because there’s a code inserted in my site that says “no follow”. My first reaction was “What the F!”. I’m really upset because I’m not using any of these codes, ever! I’ve checked my robots.txt if there’s something wrong with it, but there’s nothing unusual on the code. So I’ve dig deeper on what could have been wrong with the site. After few minutes, I’ve finally found the answer to my question. It’s probably the Wordpress installation using Fantastico. Not sure what’s wrong with Fantastico, but I have lots of instances that I’ve got “no follow” code on my site inserted when I’ve installed wordpress using Fantastico.
What is Fantastico?
Fantastico is a commercial script library that automates the installation of web applications to a website. Fantastico scripts are executed from the administration area of a website control panel such as cPanel. Fantastico’s web site claims that they are installed on ten thousand servers, with a million users worldwide. from wikipedia
My solution, never use Fantastico in installing your wordpress script to your site. Just install it the traditional way by downloading it on the official download page of Wordpress and you can be sure there will be no script will be inserted in your site without your knowing. Not sure what other scripts have this problem, but for me I’ll stay away from Fantastico from now on. Oh BTW, I came up with these conclusion after fixing about 50+ sites on hostgator and hostpapa server.