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Weight of nofollow links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by vinniffa, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. vinniffa

    vinniffa Junior Member

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    Hey folks,

    I'm curious, what have been your experience lately about the weight of nofollow links on the ranking of your sites/pages?
    Anyone here have been ranking on Google based only on nofollow? Or using 70% of nofollow..

    I think that having a clear position about that is important for link building strategy.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Vinniffa,

    No follow links do not contribute to your PageRank. That being said, a solid backlinking strategy should not only be focused on building page rank but also on driving traffic to your website. Many people however focus on the PageRank aspect and ignore nofollow links as a result. Even though a link is nofollow, people still click on these links and visit the websites they are linked to. You should probably focus most of your link building strategy on ******** links however if you can get some nofollow ones that could bring you valuable traffic, they should not be ignored. They can also improve your backlink profile by offering diversification. If you have all do-follow links to your website, this doesn't look natural.

    This post offers a lot of good reasons why no-follow links are still beneficial,

    http://www.highervisibility.com/blog/why-nofollow-links-can-still-add-benefit/

    This post also talks about the pros and cons of no-follow links,

    http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/2169-Ask-an-Expert-Do-No-Follow-Links-Help-with-SEO-

    Hope this helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    both types of links are required for a balanced link portfolio, me thinks
     
  4. tymes90

    tymes90 Regular Member

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    Very good points. It is important to have both do follow and no follow links pointing to your site. If not, the Big G may get a little suspicious because this really is not natural.
     
  5. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Just don't get all of one type. I just try and disregard whether a link is do or no follow. They will all provide benefit to your site but no follow just won't help your page rank. If you get 100% do-follow links then your profile looks very sketchy. I just say keep building links and pay no heed to what rel tag they have!
     
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    ryannull Senior Member

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    Nofollow doesn't pass pagerank, but they have value.

    I have a gaming website that ranks on the front page of Google using nothing but Youtube backlinks.
     
  7. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I never pay attention to ********/nofollow and I rank just fine. A link profile with mixed ********/nofollow is far more beneficial thank a link profile with only ******** links. Google wants sites to rank naturally, no site with a natural link profile will be comprised of 100% ******** links. If you diversify your links enough this will work itself out.
     
  8. ipcorp

    ipcorp Junior Member

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    Ive ranked pages with nothing but "no follow" links. One of them had over 10,000,000 in ranking pages. So it can be done.
     
  9. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    I'll get my head bitten off by some, but up to 50% nofollow is fine and dandy.
    In fact reports like this ...

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    Are all over the web stating that a percentage of nofollow actually ADDS value compared with 100% d0foll0w.
    The SEO metrics report is out tomorrow for October 2012 and I'll sumarize it on my blog (and get flamed for the trouble no doubt). Looking at it now and the correlation between n0follow in your profile and SERP's success has risen for another quarter (up to a MAX of 50% or thereabouts - so you can have like 90% d0follow and 10% nofollow - but not the other way around it seems).

    Scritty
     
  10. ronegraT

    ronegraT Power Member

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    I do think you need them, otherwise it would be too easy whit just do follow links.