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HuffingtonPost.com goes NoFollow on their blog section

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by phirex, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    Hey,
    Just wanted to let you all know
    Huffpost just made all 'blog section links' nofollow retroactively...
    Now getting real links from staff writers is going to be the real task. I guess prices will be high too.

    I send my condolences to all the families that are not going to eat in the next couple months due to the change until their supporters will find a new place to spread their spammy links :)

    Anyway, just wanted to share, and to say hello, been some times since I posted here :)
     
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  2. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member

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    yea they did a real number on their blog

    actually its quite genius - they opened up their blogging platform to many more bloggers (nearly anyone can get an author account these days with a bit of searching), and any new post from bloggers using the new 'athena' platform will have their article set to 'noindex' 'nofollow' which is annoying AF. Huffpo however does have a switch that if your article gets enough social shares, then they will bump it up to the main site. This way they get a shit ton of free content and the good stuff gets promoted.

    but yea, it got much harder to acquire legit links from huffpo. tbh i dont think huffpo links were worth much to begin with, the site has been spammed out for about 2 yrs now, with 1000's of articles published daily i began to question the value of their links
     
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    KleponPink Newbie

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    Though it applies new rule of "no follow"link, I still consider HuffPo is good for branding our website considering its number of visitors and good for our portfolio too- to be featured on HuffPo as some people still really see it.
     
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  4. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member

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    i def agree that being able to say "as featured on huffington post" has some value
    but in terms of link equity
    its slim to none