rel="nofollow" Question

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Hey guys, recently I have been helping my lady with SEO, and we have contacted large number of blogs in order to obtain some high quality links. However, after checking some links obtained I have discovered that a lot of these come with rel="nofollow" attribute.
These links come from actual posts on real fashion blogs (not comment a section). Also, I have noticed that a lot of blogs add no follow attributes to the blog posts for some strange reason...
My question - is this a standard procedure to add no follow attributes to all links to other websites ? Is there any way to quickly identify the blog sites which tend to do that ?

I am normally checking source code to see whether "nofollow" attribute was added.
Any advice / help would be very much appreciated.

Example :

<a href="http://www.thomson.co.uk/holidays/scene" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Thomson Scene</a>
#question #relnofollow
  • Profile picture of the author mase857
    That's what makes link building such a hassle. You need to hunt for those that are followed. No follow also helps to make link building look natural. I'm currently using Alexa to look for competitors
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    If you are using FireFox, simple add plugin named 'NoDoFollow' and it will quickly show you whether the link is nofollow or not even without looking at the source code.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Well, I don't think you should be very concerned with it since nofollow is a PageRank issue. I've never been one of those people that only go after dofollow links.

    The truth is, if the link is going to get you traffic then why wouldn't you want the link?

    My advice, don't worry about it. PR isn't updated publicly and we don't know what the real PR of a site is anyway. It also doesn't mean that a nofollow link is useless for ranking purposes, that is far from the truth.

    Also, save yourself some time and get the SEOquake tool bar and add the option to "strikethrough" nofollow links, that way you don't need to manually go through the source to find it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
    I always think it's best to build links that actually generate traffic by providing free advice or information related to your niche. Do follow back are very good and help with your ranking, but some no follow website receive a hell of a lot of traffic.
    If you create an article and included Infographics and maybe a YouTube video to engage your readers.
    You could pull more traffic out of a No-follow website that ranks your content high on the search engine.
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