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NoFollow Links

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gooser898, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. gooser898

    gooser898 Regular Member

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    i have a simple question.
    do links that are nofollow pass on any link juice, or are they almost useless for PR improvement?
    also do they have any other benefit besides traffic
    thanks people for your time
     
  2. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Links that are nofollow are not indexed by the search engines. This means that you don't get any PR. Which means that they are totally useless.
     
  3. gooser898

    gooser898 Regular Member

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    bugger, anyway thanks blackhat rich for your reply i appreciate everyone in this forum, it's a real you scratch my back and i'll scratch your back, great to be apart of
     
  4. jonas20

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    for pr reasons it is pretty likely that they do not help, though there are some holdouts who claim to have earned pr based solely on . however, keep in mind yahoo disregards nofollow and many strongly believe in nofollow helping organic search results.
     
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    a0rta Regular Member

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    And not to forget... If you are looking for traffic to your site humans aren't stopped by a nofollow tag. ;)
     
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  6. DaveNL

    DaveNL BANNED BANNED

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    I disagree with this statement, i use a lot a trackback spamming and most of my backlinks are nofollow and still i get ranked pretty high for some good keywords in G.

    And PR doesn't mean shit, PR is a tool to do some webmaster dick comparison, look my site has a higher PR then yours Yaaaawnnnn. And of course it is for people to sell links to suckers ho think that PR has some high value to the SE

    So your statement that nofollow links are totally useless..... is totally useless.
     
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  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Here's what our big G research has shown pretty conclusively:

    - G-bots DO follow rel="nofollow" links.

    - Rel="nofollow" links ARE counted as inbound links IF AND ONLY IF the page in question has already been indexed. They even occasionally show up in Google's Webmaster Tools.

    - The anchor text of rel="nofollow" links MOST LIKELY are counted towards SERPs, though their value and weight is minimal and the quality of the page hosting the link is very important. Once again, this is ONLY true if the page has already been indexed.

    Yahoo and MSN also seem to respect rel="nofollow" to a certain degree. Yahoo, for example, will show the links as inbound links, regardless of whether the page was indexed previously, but weighs them very lightly, regardless of the quality of the page they are on.
     
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  8. freudianslip27

    freudianslip27 Junior Member

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    I'll weigh in here too, my experience has been that nofollow links certainly can help. Yahoo and MSN still follow, and even google doesn't completely look away when seeing this.

    Of course if you are looking to build a strong longterm site, its better to get a ********, but I certainly wouldn't say nofollow's are worthless.

    Matt
     
  9. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Well I still stand on my idea that nofollow links are not that usefull but maybe they are just not entirely worthless after all.
     
  10. scb335

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    I ran an experiment a few months back where I created a page on one of my sites to target a very low competition long-term keyword.

    Once the page was online the only links I setup going to it were "nofollow" from social bookmarking sites. I didn't even link to the new page from other pages on the same domain. What I wanted to test was if the high-juiced nofollow links would have an impact or not.

    In 3 days my page was indexed on all 3 major SE's and it got PR in the last update. I did no other link building for the page and as far as I know nobody else ever linked to it either (though I haven't checked the links in a while).

    In my mind and based off of the results I've had, I'm in the camp that nofollow links may be devalued a bit, but they are still of some obvious value, and since they're so easy to get in mass they shouldn't be overlooked.