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Indexing of Nofollow Links! Is it possible? Yes! Must have a read!!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by IamKing, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. IamKing

    IamKing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    While i was searching the google regarding to more about the nofollow links, i found the article and it was interesting and also said that indexing of nofollow links is possible.

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    http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-yahoo-indexing-of-no-follow-links/2788/
    This article may helps in learning some interesting thing related to nofollow links.

    Some more information regarding nofollow links also welcome..

    Have a Nice Read!!

    Regards,
    King
     
  2. Iwona

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    I think the page which contains the nofollow link will be indexed but not the rel=nofollow link otherwise the whole purpose of this tag is defeated if we do not want some links to be followed by search engines there is no other way.
     
  3. IamKing

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    Actually it is not the case, that the page with the link of nofollow links indexed. According to the article Nofollow links itself indexed.
     
  4. Micallef

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    Nofollow links show up in backlink checking tools, including Google webmaster tools.

    However, this means nothing for SEO.

    Nofollow links still don't help you to rank in Google.
     
  5. yoyas

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    If we are talking about indexing then Google and Bing don't index the site with the link with the rel=nofollow attribute (in case of a site that is not indexed at that moment) but Yahoo and Ask index them.
    If you want that link as a backlink to rank, it will help you only in Ask search engine.
    If the site is indexed, a nofollow link can help that site to appear in the results (SERP), this isn't ranking, for its anchor text in Google and Bing. This is not the case of Yahoo.
     
  6. Iwona

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    so it means we should continue doing nofollow links also, it might somehow help...as nofollow links will not be followed but the anchor text and url will be in Google database, right?
     
  7. rubberband

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    Google will always go through no follow links, the only difference is that they don't count them when determining page rank.
     
  8. Micallef

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    Nofollow is no help whatsoever.

    If you are counting in relevance, PR, anchor, or any way in which a link might help you to rise in the results, nofollow will make it useless.

    Nofollow means "Google, I cannot vouch for this link, so please do not include it in your ranking calculations for the target site (be it PR, relevance, or whatever calculation is being performed to determine rank)".

    Nofollow was designed to stop spam. Why would Google not use nofollow to its full effect?

    Some say that its good to have a few nofollow links to create a natural impression. I say even this is not needed. This is because nofollow is usually only in place in areas of the internet highly prone to spam.
     
  9. yoyas

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    Exactly, nofollow links were created for paid links too. You can do nofollow links if you are doing them with Xrummer because it is not time consumming but, don't waste your time with them commenting in blogs. Since the change Google made in June or July they don't help you for ranking.
     
  10. Iwona

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    In another thread I found Google algo of November seems to have some link juice for no follow links....where can we find exact information.
     
  11. ExtremeSEO

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    Yes, Google leaked it several months ago that nofollow links still give linkjuice
     
  12. rubberband

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    For anyone that wants the in-depth answer, watch this video from Matt Cutts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjQ2QVQpaK0

    Just because the links are indexing doesn't mean that pagerank or general ranking is flowing through them.
     
  13. Megalomaniac Midget

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    cough bullshit cough ;)

    Every time i see someone quote nofollow dosn't work i know for a fact that person has never tested the urban myth...the facts of life is you can rank in the 1st page SERPS for "hot topics" in 24hrs with only NOfollow links. My bank account confirms this every week.


    @rubberband please wake up and don't post msg's from the minster for social engineering @ google. Cutts job is to misdirect webmaster into doing whats best for google, even if he has to lie. Because 99% of people are sheep, its more effective to use social engineering then algorithms.

    wiki, delicious, tweeter, yahoo answers & facebook links have ranking juice...anyone who says otherwise should join the Raelian's ;)
     
  14. Micallef

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    You can rank for hot topics with zero backlinks, it's not proof nofollow works.

    Tell me, why would google not block out nofollow? All those blogs who have put up nofollow to deter spammers, has Google been lying to them?

    It sounds like you are the one who should be praising Rael, with your talk of a Google conspiracy to lie about nofollow. It's one tag. A simple tag. Not much effort for them to implement it.

    I don't know why I bother, to be honest.

    Everyone: use nofollow. It works great, better than ********!

    Now, let's see the competition melt away....
     
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  15. showboytridin

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    The goal of nofollow is just to block link juice to a page. That page can still be indexed (because can get ******** backlinks from other sources), just don 't receive the link juice.
     
  16. Pyramid

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    I see some websites ranking very well with nearly no backlink they even pass 300 backlinked websites with a few useless backlinks because they are old websites and there are very little competition.

    Are you sure you are ranking well because of your backlinks or some age-relevancy factor etc. I would like to learn more details.
     
  17. gorang

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    This is something you should already know.

    Google have ALWAYS said they follow the links..... they just don't pass any PR.

    End of thread.
     
  18. gorang

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    Show me or what you're saying is not true.

    Also, the thread started never said they pass PR in the first place.
     
  19. Megalomaniac Midget

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    Its not a question of black or white, on or off.... Nofollow links just carries alot less weight in the ranking algorithm & carry no weight in the stupid green PR bar. Google can't disregard the hyperlink because it is the fundamental building block of both the net & googles secret sauce of relevance.

    It seems to me that if you have a shitty blog page with no authority a nofollow link from there will carry so little weight that you need 1,000's to get any ranking juice....but if you have a nofollow from a major authority site like wiki it will carry 1/4 to 1/8 of the ranking juice that it used to have before nofollow was introduced. I know this because i have numerous links survive on wiki for years & i've lost & rebuilt a shit load since nofollow came about.

    nofollow weight is incredibly easy to test, just find a stupid keyword phrase to rank for & register two domains with the exactly same words but one is .com & the other is .net. Stick the eaxtly same WP site on both domains & then just point nofollow links at one domain from tweeter, delicious, facebook "page" & wiki.... guess what will happen?

    In regards to "hot topics" been proof i think you should consider watching googles "real time search" window in the SERPS. You can watch some "real time" proof that some of us are raping googles 1st page serps with the indexing of nofollow links.
     
  20. gorang

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    This is so wrong, you have no idea what you're talking about. Please don't fill the heads of the up and coming with such nonesense.