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Should I use nofollow for every link on my authority site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by johndea, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    I'm building an authority site using WordPress.

    Should I make ALL links "nofollow"? Or does that look bad to Google?

    I don't mind having a few follow links. But a lot of my links are to my competitors, and by default I don't want to pass them link juice.

    Which wordpress plugin will convert all my links to nofollow?
     
  2. Xellon

    Xellon Regular Member

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    Making all your links nofollow is a good idea. Besides, at default, all links on a wordpress template start as nofollow as well. You just need to add nofollow to your posts.

    edit - what matters is the number of nofollows you may have as backlinks. If you have backlinks of your site pointing to all follows, it may look suspicious to google.
     
  3. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    Short answer: No, you shouldn't!
    You should use nofollow for every single link that is linking to somewhere that's not your website (outbound links), keeping that way all the link juice for your inner urls.
    So links for your site: do follow
    Others: nofollow.
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    You should do "do follow" to high authority sites, and no follow to "you are not sure about" websites.
     
  6. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    I am agree with Zemanel, if you are going to inter links to inner pages of your website with home page or any other pages but same site then these should be "do follow". And links to other websites should be "No follow".
     
  7. phpbuilt

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    No-following outgoing links DOES NOT conserve your PR. You're wasting just as much PR by having a do-follow outgoing link or a no-follow. So if you're trying to do this to conserve your PR, don't bother -- you're not. (Only internal nofollow backlinks conserve PR).

    A no-follow link means you're linking to something you do not give editorial blessing for. It not too hard to take that one step further -- no-following an outgoing link means your content is less valuable, because it has less editorial review.

    Do-following an outgoing link gives an editorial review vote to a site, making your website a portal to other sites of similar niche. If you link to many good sites, it not only defines the theme of your site even better (i.e. you are a blue widget site because you link to many other blue widget sites), but you get a bonus because Google sees you as an excellent portal site for the blue widget niche. I think that this is one of the 200+ things Google looks at which influence SERPs (links to other quality sites in the same niche).

    There is zero benefit to no-following an outgoing link, except in 2 cases ...

    1) There really is no editorial review (i.e. comments on your blog). Just remember, to allow this is going to destroy a lot of your PR.

    2) It is a paid advertisement, and you're no-following per Google's instruction to do so in their webmaster guidelines.

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  8. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    I cannot find any logic in making a website completely nofollow.

    I would never advise anyone to make his site nofollow... I believe, its good to allow PR sculpting.

    I believe, a ******** websites attracts more backlinks, since every webmaster looks for websites which are ********.