Zero Hedge dofollow link questions

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New Meat here,

I'm painfully new to SEO so please bear with me.

I started a site about a year ago (mostly neglected until now) and wrote a few articles and shared it in the comments section of Zero Hedge. I ran a report today and found that 6 of the links were nofollow but 3 were dofollow. Does anyone know why some would be designated dofollow since they were all comment links?

Secondly, whenever I check my site on Open Site Explorer these dofollow links do not show up as a linking domain and thus my Page Rating is a paltry 22. The links are about 6 months old.

Thanks much, guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It's possible the blog changed it's practice to 'no follow' - this forum did that some time ago and it's become quite common. Or perhaps some categories there are do follow and some aren't.

    I'd be working on the site to change status from "neglected" to "active with potential" rather than worrying about a few old links. Just sayin...
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    • Profile picture of the author Aethelred
      I hear you on the neglected part. I got frustrated because I was writing some great articles, but since I'm SEO challenged (and broke!), no one was reading them.

      I started back up a week ago, but trying to streamline the link building process...basically seeing what methods are a good/poor use of my time.

      Thanks for the reply!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I've been doing this since 2001 - and I'm still SEO challenged.

    Truth is - once you figure out SEO - it changes. Good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Aethelred View Post

    I started a site about a year ago (mostly neglected until now) and wrote a few articles and shared it in the comments section of Zero Hedge. I ran a report today and found that 6 of the links were nofollow but 3 were dofollow. Does anyone know why some would be designated dofollow since they were all comment links?

    Look at the HTML source code on the backlink page/s, that's the only way to know what's going on with the links.







    Originally Posted by Aethelred View Post

    Secondly, whenever I check my site on Open Site Explorer these dofollow links do not show up as a linking domain and thus my Page Rating is a paltry 22. The links are about 6 months old.
    OSE doesn't have the resources to crawl the entire web. Their DIY metrics are hype.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    The moz backlink checker is pretty bad compared to others (ahref, majestic) in my experience
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  • Profile picture of the author cryptogld
    A Do-Follow Link[1], as the name suggests, allows Google link calculator called PageRank to count all the inbound links from other web pages and websites as link points.

    The higher the link juice or link points are, the greater would be the search ranking of that web page, as these links make the web page appear very relevant and popular to the Google search engines.
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  • Different link finding software will recognize different back links.

    Your main job should be to promote your content and get as many links as possible.

    Reach out to related sites who might link to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    (Here we go again) ... Even IF the comment link is followed, it is still a pretty useless link. If you can place a link somewhere, yourself, it isn't worth the minimal effort it took to get it.

    Search engines are a whole lot "smarter" than they were five years ago. They know what links are the "earned" type of links and which ones you can just go out there and add yourself. They give little to no value to the ones you can add yourself.
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