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Nofollow and Contextual link

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kralj187, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Is it even useful to place a contextual link when it's nofollow attribute? Does it even make a difference if you use contextual or pure url for that link?
     
  2. FilipMKD

    FilipMKD Regular Member

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    You need both no-follow and do-follow links in order to rank. So why not...
     
  3. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Did you even read my question? I know that nofollow has its use and I will add the link anyway.
    My question was since it is a nofollow link does it even make a difference between contextual link and raw URL link?
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, for several reasons, but above all because whoever clicks on that link will already be interested in the subject of the page if both the link and page are about the same thing.
     
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    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    By contextual/raw URL, I assume you mean whether or not you should use a keyword as an anchor or if you should use a naked URL?

    Either way, I don't think it matters. If you're building many links anyway, you should just mix it up.
     
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    You definitely need no follow links. A backlink profile with non will raise a lot of red flags and will not help you rank.
     
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    @mschum: Yes, but most people have way too many. The percentage of nofollow links on the internet is much smaller than most people think, a small single digit percentage.

    @Karlj: Pure URL can be contextual, too. As far as anchor text is concerned: For nofollow links I'd use no keyword anchors at all, just URL or brand, anchors for the strong "********" links. SEO isn't a numbers game any more, you can rank for pretty competitive terms with just a handful of powerful keyword links and a lot of unsuspicious links. I'm watching a 90k exact searches a month term at the moment, #2 is a keyword domain with less than 4% of the links containing the main keyword and less than 1% exactly the keyword.