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Old 16th April 2015, 05:48 AM   #1

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Default What Is The No Follow Link ?


Please tell me what is the no follow link ?

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Old 16th April 2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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The nofollow attribute that's added to a link tells search engine robots not to index the content of that link. People generally use it to disguise paid links without realizing the nofollow attribute actually helps identify paid links.

Ironic, huh.

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Old 22nd April 2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bhavnasingh482 View Post

Please tell me what is the no follow link ?
The no follow link is a link that doesn't influence rank of the page,doesn't count as a point in the page’s favor and doesn’t help a page’s placement in the SERP.

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The general assumption seems to be that paid links are bad and will get you penalized by Google.

However, my brother has a website that is in the same topic as mine - except that he supports a particular team and I sell team memorabilia. So, my brother has a link on his site to mine and I pay him a commission for every sale arising from his link.

That has nothing to do with Google. We re not trying to game the search engine. I don't care if googlebot spiders my site from his. That's not what this link is about.

I have a number of sports-related sites that send me traffic for which I pay them. Again, nothing to do with Google.

Why should I be penalized?

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Old 23rd April 2015, 12:07 AM   #5

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Default Google does not crawl no follow links

Google does not crawl no follow links. No follow does not improve serp.

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Old 23rd April 2015, 06:17 AM   #6

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nofollow attributes are created to use a meta tag in the head section of your page(s) to tell all bots you did not want the page links followed.

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Old 24th April 2015, 12:43 AM   #7

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No follow links donot allow search engine bots or crawler to follow the links...If any website owner is linking back to you using No follow links,,then only Human will be able to follow the link not the search engine.....

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Old 24th April 2015, 05:20 AM   #8

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Default Nofollow link

A no follow link is created with the nofollow link HTML tag, which looks like this:
<a href=” www.XXX.com” rel=”nofollow”>Link Text</a>
The nofollow tag is basically a notice sign for search engines saying “don’t count this.”

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Old 24th April 2015, 09:09 AM   #9
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Actually, @JCLimoNow, search engines can follow "nofollow" links. They can (and do) follow the links to see what page each link points to.

They have the option of deciding whether to "count" that link in the favor of the page it points to. When a site owner codes a link "nofollow" the site owner is simply saying to the search engines either "I don't vouch for this link," or "This link is not intended to count toward SEO for the page it points to."

What the search engines choose to do with this information is up to them.

This makes "nofollow" attributes appropriate for user-generated content (such as blog comments) where spammers are prone to drop links and site owners may not always be able to police them all. This way the site owner lets the search engines know any links pointing out to a "bad neighborhood" were not placed by them. Of course, if a site owner uses "nofollow" as an excuse to give up on policing entirely, and allow rampant spam in their comment stream, the search engines may still decide their site is not a reliable source of information and rank it lower as a result.

It also make "nofollow" appropriate to use to identify paid links. There's nothing wrong with having paid links, but Google has decided in their listings they don't want anyone to be able to influence the results by simply buying links. So links that are paid for (because they generate business or traffic that the site owner wants) should be identified so Google has the option of not counting those links for SEO.

And that's the operative part: it's all at the option of the search engines what to do about "nofollow" links. There's nothing that forces them to treat "nofollow" links any differently than any other link. They are actually free to "count" nofollow links in any way they choose if they decide that's appropriate for their listings. And they are free to not give any kind of credit for any link, whether it's coded "nofollow" or not.

Meaning that just because you don't see a "nofollow" attribute on a link, that doesn't mean it's working in anyone's favor. And just because you see a "nofollow" attribute on a link, that doesn't mean it is a worthless link.


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Good to know, Torka - Thanks.

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