Youtube Backlinks Nofollow?

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Hey Everyone,


Is Youtube set as a follow or no follow for backlinks?
#backlinks #nofollow #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    yes they are indeed nofollow

    you know you can view-->page source and check yourself, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author reynoldscorb
    Ah the meta tags. Totally forgot. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Green
    Yes, I have read that having no follow links are almost better than regular following links. I believe I read that from the author of SEO for Dummies
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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    I am afraid youtube is nofollow now like most big sites but you can still get some pretty decent traffic from YT with quality videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Good news folks

    There is one place on Youtube where YOU can place a backlink that's a Do-Follow.

    It's actually on your Youtube channel where it asks for your website url in the description box.

    If you don't believe me just download SEO for Firefox and enable the "Highlight the no-follow links" and you'll see it in all it's glory

    Hope this helps

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author andreiseo
    Yes James , you need to create your youtube channel and there put your url, it's dofollow, and upload videos from this channel, with you keywords as tags , then people visit your channel. It's easy Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author HillBrothers
      Originally Posted by andreiseo View Post

      Yes James , you need to create your youtube channel and there put your url, it's dofollow, and upload videos from this channel, with you keywords as tags , then people visit your channel. It's easy Good luck

      are you sure about this andre? the description does not parse the url and I'm not allowed to add html to the description

      the added links are all no follow
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  • Profile picture of the author seoservices1
    Hello Dear

    it's do follow site., you can upload videos from this channel, with you keywords, Description as tags , then people visit your channel.
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    • Profile picture of the author kentish
      It seems like YouTube's DoFollow in the Channel Description is changed to NoFollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    Is Youtube set as a follow or no follow for backlinks?
    You can also check it by nodofollow addons in firefox.
    After penguin we need to make our links to looked natural in google. So we have to make both dofollow and nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenBrayan
    I have installed SeoQuake on chrome to figure out whether a blog/site is follow or no-follow. And about your question, Youtube links are no-follow, but that doesn't mean you should stop posting stuff on it as they can get you some good amount of traffic. I personally got a bunch of leads from Youtube lately which is pretty crazy
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  • Profile picture of the author zubizubi
    Can the non logged in members see the links?
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    • Profile picture of the author HillBrothers
      having spent a while checking various you tube videos and channels it appears the only do follow links on you tube are to other you tube or google urls
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    • Profile picture of the author HillBrothers
      Originally Posted by zubizubi View Post

      Can the non logged in members see the links?

      yes they can
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  • Profile picture of the author TZ
    BUT!! I've seen many videos embedded on other sites where they include the description which has our link in it. Many of these links are DOFOLLOW.

    Nothing but good can come from posting relevant videos and having your web site link in the description. I've tested this over the last 5 years and it works.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by TZ View Post

      BUT!!
      Butt indeed. Why would you dig up a thread from 2010 to post this comment? There's a perfectly fine YouTube nofollow thread going on right now.
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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 alvinchua91
    It is nofollow, just press Control + U to view source and you'll find that they're no follow.

    But yes they do help your SEO rankings IF these links are coming from relevant YouTube channels and/or videos. Just like how Wikipedia links are nofollow, it will still help your SEO if it's from relevant page. Of course, the effect is less than a dofollow link (if all other factors are kept the same) but yes it does help.
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  • Profile picture of the author christina21maria
    If you only put link in channel link, it will be do follow, video description links are no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author productsreview
    althought youtube backlink is nofollow but it help you get more traffic to your website
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