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Blogger or General Website - Uploaded Image - Set to nofollow?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Scorpion Ghost, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Ok, bear with me for a moment...

    When you upload an image on Blogger, or in general on a website, the code for it is something like this:

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    [B]<a href="[COLOR=red]PHOTO URL[/COLOR]"><img src="[COLOR=red]PHOTO URL[/COLOR]"/>[/B]
    
    I know, there is also the alt tag and title tag and whatnot, but this is the important part and the very basic. I wanna keep it simple.

    My questions are two:

    1. In general, should you add a rel="nofollow" to the <a tag? Is that a good SEO practice? So that you don't pass link-juice? Or maybe if your image is hosted on your own domain then it doesn't matter since the link points to your own website anyway?

    2. For Blogger, should you do the same thing? I ask because as far as i know the Images uploaded directly on a Blogger Blog are handled by Picasa Web Album, so they are practically hosted on Picasa, so passing link-juice will be passing it to Picasa, i think. So is it wise to insert a nofollow attribute in order to prevent that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jenkins22

    Jenkins22 Newbie

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    This is something I was looking for and thank you for helping!
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    You're welcome Jenkins22, although im not sure how i helped you, but im glad i did. :)


    I'm quite sure that if the image is hosted anywhere except on your own domain then it should be "nofollow". Unless the site on which the image is hosted on is also yours, a different site that also belongs to you. So then leave it do-follow and it will pass link-juice to your own site.

    About Blogger, if the image is uploaded Directly (not from an external URL), then i'm not completely sure where the link actually goes, to your blog or to Picasa... I was hoping someone would answer me here, but nobody did... :/