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What is ********?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Hellfire, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Hellfire

    Hellfire Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I'm just starting to wet my feet in the world of SEO, and I wondered about backlinks. What is ********? And what is nofollow?

    A good responce would be very appreciated!

    ~Hellfire
     
  2. Hellfire

    Hellfire Regular Member

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    Oh! Thanks!
     
  3. multimedia

    multimedia Power Member

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    Bonehead looks very helpful these days :D..you know what i mean dude ;)
     
  4. monkey

    monkey Registered Member Premium Member

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    i only learnt this a couple of months ago when i got back into internet marketing (IM)

    like what bonehead said, ******** means all the links on a "******** page/site" will have a value on search engines.
    nofollow means anything on a "nofollow page/site/link" = no value, it wont help u with getting a better pagerank
     
  5. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    well if we r talking about the ******** and nofollow then can anyone share whats a 3way link??
     
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    Panique Power Member

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    Not to be rude or something but you could easily find this on google
     
  7. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    I had but no satisfactory answer was there!!!!

    Also i don't think there's anything to get rude in answering a Question!!!:rolleyes:
     
  8. monkey

    monkey Registered Member Premium Member

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    3way links ey.. never heard of that.. someone please do tell :D
     
  9. Micallef

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    ******** is actually a misnomer. There is no such thing, only the absence of the nofollow tag. Also, nofollow is a misnomer. Google's spiders will still "follow" a nofollow link - it will simply not carry any page rank over such a link. You can get indexed with nofollow links, but you will not get any PR credit. What building backlinks to raise your G position, stick with ******** links. You can tell tham apart by downloading SEO for firefox.
     
  10. vinn12

    vinn12 Newbie

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    ******** refers to normal links that do not have the "nofollow" tag. Websites that do not use "nofollow" are called "********". Both types of links look exactly the same when you view a Web page. However, when you look at the HTML for a Web page (by viewing the text of the source file), you can tell the difference.

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    Do-follow blog commenting is fast emerging as an excellent way of securing high page rank backlinks without spending over the top rates on monthly or permanent backlinks. These backlinks will be permanent in nature and due to their placement on well-established blogs, you can expect strong SEO as well as traffic benefits from them.

    For example:

    normal ******** link:
    <a href="any site link">any word</a>

    And

    this is a nofollow link:

    <a href="any site link" rel="nofollow">any word</a>
     
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  11. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    One little addition to the discussion:

    * Nofollow affects only flow of pagerank.
    * Nofollow does not affect whether the search engine will crawl the page addressed by the link
    * Nofollow does not affect whether the search engine will take into account the relevance of the anchor text on the link and the page addressed by the link

    So in all respects except for pagerank, a nofollow link is equivalent to a ******** link. While it's easy to find ******** links, I'm never one to reject a nofollow link if I can get one. Nofollow links do contribute to the search engine's idea of what the addressed page is about (via the anchor text) and they definitely do contribute to a page's placement in the search engine results.

    As with all things in life, this is not a white-black issue. There are many shades of grey in between.
     
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  12. arekanthony

    arekanthony Newbie

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    Here are a few tools to help you identify nofollows.

    Stylish
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/latest/2108/addon-2108-latest.xpi

    Install then...
    Right click on icon in lower left of browser, and go to "Manage Styles." Click on "Write..." Add the following code as a new style:

    a[rel~=nofollow] {
    background-color: pink !important;
    color: black !important;
    font-weight: normal !important;
    text-decoration: underline !important;
    border-style: solid !important;
    border-top-width: thin !important;
    border-bottom-width: thin !important;
    border-right-width: thin !important;
    border-left-width: thin !important;

    If you use Greasemonkey
    http://yoast.com/tools/seo/greasemonkey/nofollow-display/
     
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    maybe with other search engines, but google doesn't crawl no follow links.

     
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    Both of them are marketing ways but it is much preferable to do backlinks in do follow sites.An example could be in forums,do follow sites allow signatures while no follow forums doesn't allow or maybe they will ban you if you try so.
     
  15. FleshJoe

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    That is incorrect. Google does not consider nofollow links for passing PR. That is all they're saying about nofollow. They don't say that they dont crawl the links, they dont say that they dont index the addressed page, they dont say that they dont look at the anchor text.