Are nofollow links irrelevant?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by chhhad, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. chhhad

    chhhad Junior Member

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    I've heard COUNTLESS stories from people on both sides and I wanted to share a definitive answer from Matt Cutts: nofollow links are irrelevant and ONLY good for driving traffic.

    ​http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g37bwBlifnk
     
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    I don't think so.
     
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    CrescentSkies Junior Member

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    They're only irrelevant for SEO juice as far as Google is concerned, I think Bing and Yahoo still count them :D
     
  4. chhhad

    chhhad Junior Member

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    Google ignores nofollow. Bing/Yahoo on the other hand...no one knows. They don't have a Matt Cutts to make YouTube videos and answer webmaster questions lol.
     
  5. BHMan

    BHMan Junior Member

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    You trust Matt Cutts?
     
  6. chhhad

    chhhad Junior Member

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    I don't have a reason not to.
     
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    Remember that the new Disavow Tool of Google works adding a "nofollow" attribute to the links that you send, so... anyway, I will keep doing nofollow links for the second tier of my campaigns. Don't leave the nofollow sites :)