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Are no follow links of any use?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nikao, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. nikao

    nikao Power Member

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    Doing SEO 'the conventional' way for quite a while, I'm a bit lost on the do follow / no follow links as people still seem to be blasting nofollow links in comments? Are they of any use or do you do this because the blog might switch to follow in the future?
    I know a nofollow link can get you indexed in yahoo, but google really don't seem to do anything with it? (test this a few years ago.. )
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They are absolutely useful... Google will see that you have no follow as well as do follow and see the backlinking process you use as "natural".
     
  3. GooglesMostWanted

    GooglesMostWanted Regular Member

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    I agree with BTB.

    Would you want Google's bot to see that you have 9,000 ******** links and only 100 nofollow links?

    Google will see your backlink portfolio as unnatural.

    Mix in nofollow links whether or not you can rank with them.

    ( I still think they rank you )
     
  4. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    I don't think that there are many other benefits than traffic, maybe G gets some info from the link as well, impossible to tell what gets picked up though.

    Just my opinion...
     
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    ThunderC Power Member

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    i agree with BTB aswell, they are useful for sure
     
  6. nikao

    nikao Power Member

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    I get what you mean, but I think this is a bit strange since you are creating the exact opposite balance when blasting spamcomments aren't you? (unnaturally many nofollow vs ******** links?)
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't blast to my money sites generally I build a variety of backlinks to them and then blast those backlinks and I could care less about the follow attributes of them in general.

    It's the direct links to my site which concern me generally.
     
  8. blackrose420

    blackrose420 Newbie

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    NoFollow links are beneficial because they also drive traffic to your site and provide the means to increase your adsense or Affiliate income.
     
  9. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    Don't work much for no follow links...
     
  10. TheRealRazzy

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    I <3 Link Diversity. And that includes some nofollows :D
     
  11. calbears09

    calbears09 Newbie

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    Natural link diversity is key.