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Why Nofollow Isn’t Such A Bad Thing

Small Business Mavericks

Even today, many bloggers and webmasters are suspicious of nofollow links. Certainly, you don’t want all your inbound links being nofollow, but does it really hurt if some of them are? If you receive $50 or $100 for your article, does that nofollow link really matter? SEO for Small Business dofollow links inbound links linkbuilding links nofollow links They seek out guest blogging opportunities in hopes of finding more coveted dofollow links. But they could be cutting off their noses to spite their faces. If not, then you don’t understand marketing.

NoFollow Links in Press Releases? How To Revise Your Press Release Strategy

Bill Hartzer

Therefore, all links in press releases should have the nofollow attribute added to the links, so that the press release does not pass any SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) value to the website it’s linking to. It was specifically asked if all links in press releases need to be nofollowed or just “links with optimized anchor text” in press releases need to be nofollowed.”

7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

Nofollow links to sites with which you don’t want/need to share link equity. Large sites like Wikipedia don’t really get much of a search engine ranking boost when you link to them, so you may as well save your precious link equity by using a nofollow link , which tells the search engines not to follow the link (and therefore not to transfer any of your link equity to that page).

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SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

Make sure that links within sponsored content have the “nofollow” attribute or are coded so that they are inaccessible to crawlers. While Google claims to already discount most affiliate links, from an SEO perspective the safest course is to treat them like sponsored links and make them nofollow or inaccessible to crawlers. Sponsored Content Compliance.

How To: Make Your Links Do Follow Links in Google Plus

Bill Hartzer

I am not sure if Google has done this on purpose, but some links that are posted in Google Plus are automatically tagged with a nofollow link attribute, meaning that there is not any search engine optimization value added to the link. To show this, I have turned on a Firefox add-on that shows whether or not a link is “nofollow” or not. Here is how to do that.

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

It also creates links back to your site: At the moment the attribution links do not have the nofollow attribute, which means they have SEO value as well. And even nofollow links have indirect SEO benefits since users who come across them may choose to link or share the content elsewhere. Pinterest is getting a lot of attention these days and deservedly so. Need a primer on Pinterest?

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

Unfortunately many social media sites add a “nofollow” attribute to any links within user generated content. I was invited to contribute a column to an upcoming social media guidebook from Media Industry Newsletter and Folio. I thought I’d share it here along with some links to additional resources. It is intended to be a general overview for publishers. Personalized Rankings.

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Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits


Links in the post body are “nofollow”, so they don’t pass any authority/equity. Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else. The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Google Plus and social signals.

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8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

For this, it is essential to adhere to search engine requirements such as making all links to sponsor sites nofollow and preventing indexation in Google News. I’ve been enjoying a needed break from blogging this year but I thought it was time to pop my head up and share some thoughts. Are you taking full advantage of these opportunities? Hosted and Mobile-Specific Article Formats.

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Ahrefs Review: How to Use Ahrefs to Analyze Your Blog

Razor Social

The type of links displayed are: NoFollow – These links pretty much have no value to your website in terms of SEO. For example, most links from blog comments are NoFollow because too many spammers were using comments to get links. When was the last time you analyzed the inbound links pointing to your blog? Google is looking at your link profile, so you should be too! Summary.

Link Building with Media Relations

Spin Sucks

Obstacles such as getting exact/partial match anchor text and pesky nofollow links can harm the measurable return-on-investment of your link building efforts. By Tommy O’Shaughnessy. Link building in 2015 is tough. Gone are the days of buying a handful of exact match anchor text links and ranking for whatever terms you pleased. Advantages of Identifying Niches in Your Client Base.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

In some cases like Yahoo, the links within syndicated content are nofollow (and they often point to Yahoo tracking URLs with 302 redirects) and thus do not pass SEO value. When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. Recommended Tactics. Link reclamation.

Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.


Although the links are nofollow (and mashed up into some crazy looking code), one thing I have noticed about Quora is that you can generate a lot of views and followers fast by answering questions. You may have noticed that I did not mention activity in industry forums, or LinkedIn Groups or the question and answer site Quora. How’d I do? ” but because it has fantastic SEO value.

22 Effective SEO Tips to Optimize Your B2B Website

PWB Marketing Blog

Use Nofollow Links – Under Google’s rules, a website with links pointing to sites that Google considers spammy can affect the reputation (and ranking) of your own site. To combat link spam , use the “nofollow” link command. With “nofollow” turned on, a search engine crawler will not follow the link and your site will not get SEO dinged for pointing to a spam site.

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Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review


It also provides an insight if links are juicy or nofollow, and PR of the domain. You want to know the secret to a comprehensive SEO strategy? You and all SEO enthusiasts. But it’s not a secret. Any successful SEO strategy requires a good deal of time on-page optimization, keyword research and other similar endeavors. Be sure to click on the images for the full size view! That’s about it!

The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis


To quickly determine if a link is dofollow or nofollow, you can install the Chrome Nofollow extension, which will highlight all nofollow links. Whenever you come to a site that links out to external sources with nofollow links, it will look like in the screenshot below. It’s totally fine, and natural to have nofollow links, as they’ll make your profile look natural.

Social Media’s Impact on SEO

Ignite Social Media

All social media sites use NoFollow links, which tells the search engines to not pass PageRank through to those links. Social media is taking up more time in terms of online activities; therefore, its’ users are generating more content to consume. With the influx of content, marketers are likely wondering how this additional branded content is impacting SEO. Social Media’s Impact on SEO.

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Do Social Signals Drive SEO?

Convince & Convert

All the social media sites NoFollow such links, which acts as an instruction to the search engines to not pass PageRank through those links. You just hit hit publish on that great new blog post. What a great feeling! Being the savvy content marketer you are, you now set out to to bring an audience to that post. Not great but it’s a start. Not so fast! The main reason for this? Awesome!

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


And yes, you need a mixture of both Dofollow and Nofollow links, because that’s what natural link building looks like. How do you know whether a blog is Do or Nofollow? Personally, I use SEOBook Toolbar (free download), which has a function to highlight Nofollow links on any given page. This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman. Kristi knows – just look around. Result?

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

Here is an example from our experiment in action, using the phrase how to implement a nofollow : It’s important to note that there is no need to create a video. Image via On Wednesday the 21st of October, I published the results of our latest study on Google’s Rich Answers. You can leverage this to jump above the regular search results. Tables. Sliders. Forms.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

NoFollow Certain Pages I did say there may be some tactics that people frown upon in this post, and this is the first. The Nofollow attribute was first introduced by search engines to help stop spam on the web from ranking in search results. That’s why, by default, all links to commenters on your blog are automatically nofollowed. Nofollowing scuplting, as it is commonly referred, is simply about keeping and diverting link juice (link weight) to the pages where you want it to go. Similarly, I nofollow links to my about page, my category links and my RSS feed.

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality


Latest blog post links are nofollow. One of the ways that I promote my most important blog posts, like my massive post on 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar , is through commenting on blogs enabled with CommentLuv. There are a ton of awesome lists of CommentLuv enabled blogs out there. But what about forums? The answer is there are not, not official ones anyway. Related Posts.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

function do_follow_commenters($output) { return str_replace(” rel=’external nofollow’”, “”, $output); } add_filter(‘get_comment_author_link’, ‘do_follow_commenters’); Do you use any of these plugins? Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. When you add a comment and John replies to you, a plugin emails you that comment.

2 Million Backlinks and 15 SEO Answers from Google’s Matt Cutts

Viper Chill

Should we include the rel=”nofollow” by default? Depending on the scale of what you’re doing with infographics, you might want to put a rel=”nofollow” on those as well” What can I do if someone – like my competition – is trying to harm me with bad backlinks? Trying to defend yourself against thousands (millions?) The answer is yes we do.

How Google Finds and Penalizes Advertorials

Bill Hartzer

Google wants links in advertorials to be tagged with the nofollow attribute and the FTC requires full disclosure. I would like to note that those text link ads do not appear to have the “nofollow” attribute on them. No website owner wants to log into Google Webmaster Tools and see an unnatural link warning from Google. First, a little background. It seems to be that way.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing. More than 80% of U.S.

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Google Reconsideration Request: How to Get a Manual Penalty Lifted

Bill Hartzer

As for links to be nofollowed if they bring you traffic but or paid or sponsored links, or are part of a guest post or advertorial. We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Examples of unnatural linking could include buying links to pass PageRank or participating in link schemes.

20 Elements That Impact Link Value


First off, even if your link is “nofollow” (doesn’t give you link juice), places with high domain authority should still be of interest to you. The basic principle behind generating page and domain authority is rather simple. The more links that lead to your page or site, the more authority it will generate. Anchor Text – Level of Importance: Moderate. It’s pretty straightforward.

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Dear Shady SEO Firm: Stop Spreading Rumors about Unnatural Links and Google Penalties

Bill Hartzer

If you could remove this link or add the rel=”nofollow” attribute you would make Google and me very happy. Dear Shady SEO Firm: Would you please stop, immediately, from spreading false and untrue rumors about the Google Disavow Tool? And don’t even think about threatening website owners about removing links to your client websites. That’s just flat out wrong. Thanks, Mark.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

After all, this was the company that introduced the rel=”nofollow” attribute so we could link out to websites without giving them “link juice” That isn’t the real headline for the article – I’ve got to have some fun in these serious posts – but Google have publicly cracked down on pretty much everything when it comes to link building.

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator


You can use the settings option for WP RSS Aggregator to configure features such as limit the number of posts shown on each page, limit the number of feed items stored from each feed source, make the links nofollow, and whether you would like the new links to open in a new page. The Plugin. The plugin you will need is WP RSS Aggregator. How to Get Your Author RSS Links. link]. link]. link].

What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You


If one site needs more SEO help than the other, your webmaster can help you set up one of them as a “nofollow” link. R5GJNQWPUEK8 . Pop culture has an obsession with all powerful computer nerds. Meanwhile, in the real world, most of us full-time computer nerds are just as mortal as the rest of you. Your Webmaster Can’t Guess Your Usernames & Passwords. What Can I Do About It? The NAP.

3 Great Safe Alternatives to Guest Blogging

Bill Hartzer

Links in all the content are typically nofollowed and comply with all FTC and Google Webmaster Guidelines. Guest blogging for SEO purposes started its downfall recently, especially with Google penalizing MyBlogGuest , and before that it was Google finding and penalizing advertorials. And before that, it was paid links in general. So, what’s the next best thing to guest blogging?

Build Backlinks – 14 Easy Ways

Convince & Convert

While comments and any links you include in your description will have the rel=”nofollow” attribute, YouTube gives you a link in your profile that is devoid of no – follow. Google optimization is based on the premise that the more people that like to your website, the more valuable it must be and the higher ranking it deserves in search results. But what constitutes popularity online?

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How to Get a Footer Link from (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

But maybe the SEO guys at StumbleUpon or Rdio or FOX news don’t realise they can do the same (or at least nofollow it for their own protection). When I first started out with SEO I was determined to be as “whitehat” as possible. I wouldn’t do anything to potentially risk my site being penalised by Google. I had nothing to hide and told him as such. I love Gmail.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

10 Ethical Ways to Buy Links : While some may argue that you need to nofollow links purchased via paid reviews (which is suggested here), link buying isn’t over and is a great way for many people to get the visibility they feel they deserve and the SEO value that may come from it. It’s my birthday and I have some great news! And I did. Want the trends, news, and findings too?

Why Blogs that Allow Guest Posts Will Be Penalized in 2013


No, you don’t have to put Nofollow tags on every outbound link; Google does not want that. Automatically make all outbound links NoFollow links. This guest post is by Jeff Foster of WebBizIdeas. I don’t feel guest blogging is bad, nor that all bloggers who do it will be penalized by Google. allows guest blogging and their rankings increased during the Panda update.

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint


They simply allow you to connect with businesses on your own terms and even suggest that if you want to accept payment for placing content, you should follow Google’s rules of using nofollow with any links added in sponsored content. Here’s what I found are the main benefits to this network for bloggers and businesses. The Benefits of PostJoint for Bloggers. Try It for Free.

This is Not How You Should Perform Link Cleanups and Link Removals For Your Website

Bill Hartzer

You have to be kind to people, be courteous to website owners and ask them to remove the link or make it a “nofollow” link. A UK-based online marketing agency named datadial recently received a threatening letter (a Cease and Desist letter) from Fox Williams LLP demanding that a link on their website be removed. The link in question was pointing to Shopzilla’s website.

Network Exclusive: How to Thrive After Penguin 2.1

Viper Chill

Simply getting links from places like blog comments, forum signatures and guest blogging (again, even with nofollowed links) should help you to build a more natural, diverse set of links. Penguin 2.1 has caused quite a shakeup in the SEO world these last few weeks. until now. The reason is simple: I wanted to be absolutely sure I was giving the right advice on what to do after this update.

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