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Using stock images with attribution requirement... nofollow link to the photographer?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by workplay, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. workplay

    workplay Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to not have much outbound links and I'm trying to use bunch of images on my website.

    I plan to get my images from a free stock photo website where they require you to put a link back to the photographer in return for free photos.

    I don't mind linking back but I don't want to lose PR due to a lot of OBLs.

    Would putting nofollow when I link the source of the photos help me preserve losing my PR juice?
     
  2. workplay

    workplay Junior Member

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  3. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    nofollow or do-follow, 1 link isn't going to change much, at all. It's completely normal to have an obl or 2
     
  4. phpbuilt

    phpbuilt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    PR loss is an insignificant issue when you're linking out to quality sites. Whatever you lose in PR, you will gain in letting Google know your site is relevant to photography (because you link out to photography).

    Don't nofollow. Nofollow means you don't give editorial support for the link on your site. Overall, that means your site is less quality, because you don't stand behind your outbound links. Furthermore -- you lose just as much PR when you nofollow as when you d0follow. You heard me right, doesn't matter if it is a nofollow outbound link or a d0follow outbound link, the amount of PR your page can pass along is reduced just as much regardless. So if you're going to link at all, make it d0follow.
     
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