by qcethe
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When I looked at the code for my website for a random post, I realized the social media sharing buttons have no follow, would that mean if someone shares the link on social media I get no backlink? how do I change the nofollow in wordpress to dofollow
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    You get a backlink, but it'll just be a no follow backlink (search engines won't follow the link), and there won't be any link juice.

    A link shared on social media won't have any weight anyway. You can change the outbound links, but you can't change twitter or facebook's.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    The nofollow from your website just means that the Search Engine spider wont follow the link to the social media website.

    The links back from pretty much all social media websites are at the least no follow, but often the pages are private, maybe blocked by robots.txt, or are sometimes using redirected shortened javascript URLS, all leading to no Linkjuice for you.

    Social Media and SEO are two different subjects these days, social media has pretty much 0 SEO benefit. Sites that were once dofollow are now all nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameswilliam724
    Hey social media websites can not bring you back links for ant reason. They are just traffic driven like tool that get instant traffics from your potential users.
    My advise is that You do not need to change your social buttons as do follow.
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    Nofollow is not mean that no use for the backlink it is useful only but the thing is priority of the link is low compare to dofollow
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  • Profile picture of the author hrishivardhan
    Originally Posted by qcethe View Post

    When I looked at the code for my website for a random post, I realized the social media sharing buttons have no follow, would that mean if someone shares the link on social media I get no backlink? how do I change the nofollow in wordpress to dofollow
    You can not change the link type for social media platforms and this no follow links can get you traffic to your website not back links.
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  • When some one shares your content on social media, obviously it will be a no follow link. The number of social media shares for your content will not affect your search rankings but you will get the traffic.You can't get a back link from these social media shares. However if you are looking to create back links, you can try some other strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Originally Posted by qcethe View Post

    how do I change the nofollow in wordpress to dofollow
    For once everyone in the thread seems to get it right. This is a rare moment.

    If you really want to do something meaningful to these links you should try to have them in an iframe and/or load them by Javascript. This way the links would not eat the link juice from your backlinks.
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    Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
    Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

    What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sayun
    No follow links will help you by creating backlinks but it can increase traffic foe website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thaniya
    Social media link will drive traffic to your website
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    • Profile picture of the author qcethe
      Hey Guys, Thanks for your help, I get it now, too bad my social media skills suck so I can't get traffic, any recommendations on building backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcvang
    No follow links will help you by creating backlinks but it cannot help increse SERP. It can help to get more traffic to your website. You should create dofollow backlink for your site. It is important for SERP. Try to do it. You can do it by using article marketing / sharing. You can easily get dofollow backlink by guest posting.
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