"No-follow" backlinks - are they any good?

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"No-follow" backlinks - are they any good?



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  • Profile picture of the author michelangeloc
    Most people will tell you NO. Some people on the other hand think that no-follow links from authority sites might have at least some value. It could be that Google maybe counts the total number of links, but then gives do-follow links that have PR a much stronger emphasis. There is no strong evidence for this though. I would say just focus on do-follow links. No-follow links are only worth while if they bring traffic, but probably have no impact on SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    No follow baclinks is not worth its not like that it might be helpful for bring some traffic, but ultimately no follow links does not help to boost page rank. But do follow helpful for SERP which is works to boost page rank. So better seed links with do follow with high DA sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jtndbs
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    In my humble opinion, NoFollow links most definitely help in SEO. Although, its a separate matter that yes most their benefits are indirect in nature. Its contribution lies in improving our visibility in the SERP's and also in providing referral traffic, Which, in turn improves the reach of your brand/business.
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    • Profile picture of the author bimo pamungkas
      yes I think so. I've read that good backlinks are dofollow (80%) and nofollow (20%) but it's been a long time and I forgot to read read where
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  • Profile picture of the author Rank Watch
    This is quite a prevalent myth in the SEO world that NoFollow links have no use in SEO. This needs to be put to rest. No SEO strategy ONLY depends on whether or not the manual links will directly affect your SEO. The true value, its believed, rests with the indirect effects that NoFollow Links provide. Do not believe in the fleeting rumours that it's not necessary. Keep a healthy balance between both NoFollow and DoFollow links. This is ought to help your website's rankings in a positive way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silent Hill
    A no follow link is a link that does not count as a point in the page's favor, does not boost PageRank, and doesn't help a page's placement in the SERPs. No follow links get no love. Theirs is a sad and lonely life.

    A no follow link is created with the nofollow link HTML tag, which looks like this:

    <a href="http://www.website.com/" rel="nofollow">Link Text</a>

    The nofollow tag is basically a notice sign for search engines saying "don't count this."

    Isn't that just mean and terrible? Why would anyone do such a thing? There's a reason for the nofollow attribute, and boy is it a good one!
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Silent Hill View Post

      The nofollow tag is basically a notice sign for search engines saying "don't count this."
      Say what?
      Would you believe you have no idea what you're talking about?
      No, really, who told you that or you pull it out from your *ss?

      All Google want is for sites to tell crawlers not to follow link thus needlessly overloading
      system with link or group of links to the same source and specially in cases when
      people are abusing crawlers sending them to the same subjects to boost their SERP.
      As simple as that.

      So, as far as algo is concerns, every link normal or no-follow is equal and have
      the same voting power without chasing crawlers all over Internet.

      Originally Posted by Silent Hill View Post

      There's a reason for the nofollow attribute, and boy is it a good one!
      Care to tell us, what is it?
      Surely you know what is the reason so, please share it with us.



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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Silent Hill View Post

      http://www.website.com/" rel="nofollow" Link Text
      Can you point us to 1, I mean ONE, SINGLE example where "doffolow" term has been used
      Example: www,website.com/"rel="dofollow" Link Text



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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Nofollow links have no SEO value.

    They could potentially bring direct traffic to a site, but they do nothing for SEO. That's kind of the whole point of nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author pranita laturkar
    No follow link are not important as like do follow link. Only 5% No follow link are useful . If we have 95% No follow link for your website then it comes under black hat SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deniafebake
    Are No-Follow links any good? Of course! As the saying does "there is some sense even in nonsense".
    The benefits of no-follow link might not be as valuable as do-follow link in terms of Page rank and all, but it could help a lot with relevant traffic, and who doesn't want traffic.
    No-Follow links are also important for a natural link profile. To have a natural link profile, there has to be link diversity, and there no follow links come in.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Deniafebake View Post

      No-Follow links are also important for a natural link profile. To have a natural link profile, there has to be link diversity, and there no follow links come in.
      That is an absolute lie. You do not need to build nofollow links for a "natural" link profile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tedel
    I would suggest you to build links regardless of the follow attribute value. That's not too important. What you need are links that are geographically and/or contextually related to the web page you are linking to.

    e.g. If your website is about ice-creams...

    - a link from a foodie site is good
    - a link from a mechanics site is not that good
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Any backlink from a solid site rocks. Proves you know your stuff on some level.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahboyer
    Hi

    The majority of individuals will let you know NO. A few folks, on the other side, genuinely believe that links from authority sites could possess some significance. It might possibly be that Google outlines the number of connections, but gives do-follow links that have PR a much stronger emphasis.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by sarahboyer View Post

      A few folks, on the other side, genuinely believe that links from authority sites could possess some significance.
      Do they have to be no-follow or authority sites is enough?

      Originally Posted by sarahboyer View Post

      It might possibly be that Google outlines the number of connections, but gives do-follow links that have PR a much stronger emphasis.
      2 things;
      1. What is "do-follow"?
      2. What PR are you talking about?



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  • Profile picture of the author clareflemming
    Well having a good balance of both nofollow and dofollow backlinks make your site's link profile look natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author MzadQatar
    The no-follow link does not help in boosting the traffic , so they have no value .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    "No-follow Backlinks" from high PR websites definitely help put your website in the first 10 pages of Google search on your niche, no doubt about that. That's why people in fiverr who have high PR websites makes a lot money out of it. If you have other websites or your friends ' websites with high PR then interlink with them. This is not the best but this system really helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yashu Kambhra
    According to me No Follow links are beneficial for branding purpose. If there is a website which is giving you no follow link but its traffic is high you can add your website link here because it's a good source of traffic and will help you to represent your business in front of huge traffic. What else we need.
    One more thing these websites will not gonna help you to get high keyword ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sudeshna Jain
    yes, it is good for your page rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easton321
    In respect of Page Rank, No-follow backlinks are not good but for traffic, they can be very useful for your websites. Even though link juice will not pass if you build No-follow backlinks, your website should contain a balance of both Do-follow and No-follow backlinks for SEO purpose. However, you should always try to build Do-follow backlinks for increasing PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author mixergrinder
    Yes they are very great for page ranking and no follow backlinks, but it will not boost your traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author HiltonWeissnatweb
    I think it's good to have no follow links from high DA sites. But yes dofollow is better in google eye. So you should consider high authority sites for no follow backlinks and it make it more unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Jonathan S View Post

    "No-follow Backlinks" from high PR websites definitely help put your website in the first 10 pages of Google search on your niche, no doubt about that. That's why people in fiverr who have high PR websites makes a lot money out of it. If you have other websites or your friends ' websites with high PR then interlink with them. This is not the best but this system really helps.
    Everything you said is wrong, and nobody selling links on Fiverr is selling high PR links. They are all PR 0 and PR n/a links.

    Originally Posted by Sudeshna Jain View Post

    yes, it is good for your page rank.
    No, it is not.

    Originally Posted by Easton321 View Post

    In respect of Page Rank, No-follow backlinks are not good but for traffic, they can be very useful for your websites. Even though link juice will not pass if you build No-follow backlinks, your website should contain a balance of both Do-follow and No-follow backlinks for SEO purpose. However, you should always try to build Do-follow backlinks for increasing PR.
    You do not need any balance of nofollow to dofollow links. That is bullshit.

    Originally Posted by mixergrinder View Post

    Yes they are very great for page ranking and no follow backlinks, but it will not boost your traffic.
    They do not help rankings. You are also an idiot.

    Originally Posted by HiltonWeissnatweb View Post

    I think it's good to have no follow links from high DA sites. But yes dofollow is better in google eye. So you should consider high authority sites for no follow backlinks and it make it more unique.
    Well what you think is wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Antonio De Santis
    After recent Google updates I read more times that they worth for Google.
    Simply Google considers what that is more natural possible therefore they worth
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Yes. The trick is to have a natural looking backlink profile and that means nofollow links.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by squadron View Post

      Yes. The trick is to have a natural looking backlink profile and that means nofollow links.

      What is a natural link profile according to you anyway? Care to share with the rest of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author hoangcf
    I think so. I think good backlinks are dofollow and nofollow 50 - 50
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  • Profile picture of the author SearchEngineWays
    Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

    As the Title says:
    "No-follow" backlinks - are they any good?



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    Yeah it's Good
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  • Profile picture of the author zainsultan
    At this time no follow links are useless according to latest update.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexRichardson
    Sure they are even though most people will tell you NO.
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  • Profile picture of the author AE Design Co
    A no follow link is a link that does not count as a point in the page's favor, does not boost PageRank, and doesn't help a page's placement in the SERPs. No, follow links get no love. Theirs is a sad and lonely life. The nofollow tag is basically a notice sign for search engines saying "don't count this."
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    Both do follow and No follow links are important from SEO perspective. A blend of both help the google to understand the natural link building process. Though do follow have more weightage than a Nofollow link because there the website passes its authority to the linking domain. so try to create more do follow links than no followlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexMarton
    According to a new update of Google algorithm. Google count all type of backlinks because now Google prefer realistic approach
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  • No-follow links are also helpful because they bring traffic to your site.They do not cause any harm to the website but if placed at the beginning then will definately help to detect untrusted content.
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  • Profile picture of the author SDS softwares
    No-follow"backlinks are a different type of backlink ...they are different from do follow links ...you have to study about the difference between do follow and no follow backlinks ... do follow links transfer link juice while no follow do not transfer link juice. both links are important for website, ratio between do follow and no follow should be maintained.
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  • Profile picture of the author lambertson
    If you ask me, I just believe that they work in some way. Since I haven't done any experiment that would prove or falsify my thoughts, I will neither say they work nor claim they are useless. Would be great if anyone could share any results of such tests.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertmeyer
    To maintain natural backlink profile obviously you should get no-follow backlinks as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tengyu Liu
    For the long term, it still has some values for SEO.
    Maybe it can not go straight to your site by click, but the huge amounts of no-follow backlinks in different forums, blogs, articles, industrial websites all can bring some organic traffic by copy these links.
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  • Profile picture of the author buzzinteractive
    If you create 100% do follow backlinks google will catch you that you're doing something suspicious. so you need to create some no follow backlinks so that it looks natural. make it a 60-40 ratio for creating backlinks.
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  • No follow links is part of backlinking but it is less worth from do follow backlinks.
    Search engine spider will crawl on this link, but they will not follow where it is pointed to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saravanan28
    No-follow links used to instruct search engines bots that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.NoFollow links don't affect SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZacherySh
    It was always been a great battle between bloggers that do follow or no follow link which is better? Just because No follow links don't provide SEO link value doesn't mean no follow links are worthless. No follow links still provide valuable referral traffic.

    A well-placed blog comment or a relevant forum post, no follow or not, can send a huge amount of traffic to your site, which then can funnel down to leads and conversions!

    There should be a good amount of do follow plus no follow links also.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by ZacherySh View Post

      It was always been a great battle between bloggers that do follow or no follow link which is better? Just because No follow links don't provide SEO link value doesn't mean no follow links are worthless. No follow links still provide valuable referral traffic.

      A well-placed blog comment or a relevant forum post, no follow or not, can send a huge amount of traffic to your site, which then can funnel down to leads and conversions!

      There should be a good amount of do follow plus no follow links also.

      Forum links can drive traffic. Yeah !! that's okay.


      But blog comments not so much, not in the present days.
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  • Profile picture of the author GayleFoxworth
    No follow links are really good according to me. The link attribute that was supposed to totally kill all SEO effects, shows up a third of the time in #1 ranked sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author IT Jobs List
    Nofollow backlinks does not give any benefit to site so not of so much use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmt Aba
    Nofollow backlinks are not more beneficial for website, because crawler not reach in your main website when you make nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidlee210
    No-Follow backlinks are good, they don't pass link juice but they do help in getting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
    Seems many an expert here . Truth is Google is the only expert in what counts on ranking a site on the Google search engine .
    And Google changes it Algo all the time to stop people from trying to game the system .

    My opinion is that a site should have No Follow and Do Follow Links . Having only Do Follow links makes the site SEO look unnatural . We all know that Google does not like anything that looks unnatural as far as backlinks are concerned .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Isola
    Any links to your site are good if real, live people click them. It's not just about optimising it is also about providing great content and that is what Google seems to be pushing for.
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  • Profile picture of the author NavinJan
    The warrior members having a diverse opinion about no-follow links. Comparatively, it's easy to gain no-follow backlinks. If the quality of links is worse than we should avoid these no-follow links, otherwise there's nothing wrong with these links.
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    If a link brings me quality traffic, leads, and sales, then it no matters if it is follow or no-follow.

    I think too many people look only if a back-link pushes your website up in Google. I like to see if a link brings me traffic, leads, and sales. If not, I'm less interested in getting that link, if I have to pay for it.
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  • No follow tag tells search engines "do not count this". But mostly no follow link leads in direct traffic through clicks and this is the only benefits of these kinds of links. No Follow links doesn't help in page rank and SERP.

    This is an example of no follow link
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  • Profile picture of the author EllysDirectory
    No Follow links still a link in the end, every links counted, I will prefer Nofollow links for site with high quality, than dofllow link from lowly or new site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Radhika Shah
    I think No Follow link matter when its domain authority is more. But always DO Follow link is also a good thing to find for.
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  • Profile picture of the author kriyapatle
    Its depend upon the domain authority of website, if your getting no follow backlink from high DA website so its good for ranking purpose. no fallow backlink don't pass link juice but it help to increase traffic on website.
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  • Profile picture of the author ineshenterprises
    No-follow link from a good website will definitely give you some value in SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Switchback801
    ^^ I have to agree with this guy.
    Everything Ive read says that even a no follow link throws a little bit of juice into the "established URL foundation" of a business. I like to think of it as the Concrete you build under the house. The do-follow links builds the house but no-follow links can help keep the credibility foundation. after all, the google crawler does not like no-index pages so it wants to see everything. follow or no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author smkghosh
    I am completely love with the no-follow links.They may not carry the link juice but if you get them from the right places it will bring you loads of visitors and exposure which can help you indirectly in your SEO efforts.

    For example:I have just enabled my link signature in the Warrior forum which is itself no-follow but my god it has indexed in Moz link explorer and I have also gained a few visitors from them.So can you still ignore them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Saksham Garg
    My one-word answer to this question is "YES".

    Most of you might not agree with my answer, but the fact is that "No-Follow" backlinks are also important for SEO. It helps in generating traffic to your website as well as also helps to improve your page authority.

    Refer to this Neil Patel's blog https://neilpatel.com/blog/nofollow-link-answers/ for getting in-depth analysis of the importance of No-Follow backlinks for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author khanaafuu
    No follow links are useful as they help you to:
    Get a traffic and that is the most important thing for your site. It might be possible that your number of people might be less but if that no follow link is coming from some really established website then the quality of traffic matters a lot.
    Nofollow contextual backlinks also helps your site gain some authority.
    These features of nofollow backlinks will never diminish their importance.
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  • Profile picture of the author searchberg
    Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

    As the Title says:
    "No-follow" backlinks - are they any good?



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    No Follow links are as good as Do- Follow links. A recent study on the subject shows that the top-ranked sites on Google carried as much as 20% of no-follow links that helped the sites rank higher in SERPs. Therefore verdict states that No-Follow links definitely carry some value (obviously unknown) but it's there and it no-follow links are as good as Do-Follow links
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  • Profile picture of the author sisindia
    Nofollow backlinks are good but not in much amount however it doesn't pass link juice that's why it should be low for particular website.
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