No-follow links - Google ranking

by EntreP
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How can we SEO our sites while the majority of the links on forums and other websites, blogs, are NO-Follow?

#google #links #nofollow #ranking
  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    Nofollow backlinks are counted as backlinks and can help your ranking on Search engines. But they cant help you to increase your pagerank. But dofollow backlinks can help your ranking on Search engines AND help you to increase your pagerank.
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    • Profile picture of the author EntreP
      Originally Posted by socialbookmark View Post

      Nofollow backlinks are counted as backlinks and can help your ranking on Search engines. But they cant help you to increase your pagerank. But dofollow backlinks can help your ranking on Search engines AND help you to increase your pagerank.
      Thanks. I never heard of this before. Do you have a source on this?
      Can anyone confirm the post of "socialbookmark"

      In my opinion Google doesn't follow no-follow links with their Googlebot, so it can't count as a backlink. If you say "nofollow this link" you are saying that Googlebot don't have to follow the link, am I right?
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      • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
        Originally Posted by EntreP View Post

        Thanks. I never heard of this before. Do you have a source on this?
        Can anyone confirm the post of "socialbookmark"

        In my opinion Google doesn't follow no-follow links with their Googlebot, so it can't count as a backlink. If you say "nofollow this link" you are saying that Googlebot don't have to follow the link, am I right?
        You are very much right. Google will not follow that link.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterSparks
    Page rank has pretty much lost it's importance for site ranking.
    As long as the link is from a quality site even a Nofollow link will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author findall
    if you want to get good result then try to get only do follow links
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Rankin
    Pagerank just determines how often your site gets crawled and how deeply it gets crawled. It used to be the be all end all, but things have changed - focus on trust, quality, authority, and relevance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    Yeah, page rank means what? What I think page rank still does is have your website rank for broad matches to your keywords better, based on my experience.

    As far as ranking for a specific keyword, I say keyword domain is DEFINITELY the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author LTY83
    I used to be so focused on monitoring the pagerank of my sites - however I haven't even checked the PR in months - mostly because I don't care. I have PR0, PR 1, PR 2 sites that get HUGE traffic...

    IMHO its better to focus on SERP instead of getting more green in your bar.. hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author EntreP
    Ah, thank you. I thought I missed the very latest news from Google or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke McCormack
    Its all about appearing natural to the search engines. It has been said time and time again. If you concentrate on purely targetting do follow links then you may raise a red flag.

    I consider no follow links as a traffic boost. i.e. a reader of your thoughtful comments may click on your link.

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    Nigel
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  • Profile picture of the author jim25
    Im confused after reading that no-follow dosesnt mean no rankings, so I checked out what it says at Google quote

    "Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web"

    This to me says that not only does the target link not recieve page rank it also means that it will have no ranking benefits either, who agress with me?
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    • Profile picture of the author osho3
      Nofollw links for use only for get visitors they don't help for increase foe serp
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    High PR = good advertisement of link
    DoFollow = not good for ads
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  • Profile picture of the author FatKidLovesCake
    I love watching Matt Cutts videos, great insight.

    There are MANY places to get DOFOLLOW links, you just have to do the research and look around for them.

    Nofollow can be great for click through traffic. Focus on dofollow, but don't turn down a good nofollow link.
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  • Profile picture of the author EntreP
    What do you mean seoearner?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    Mostly do-follow links are often used or popular in link building, we maybe overlooked no-follow links i think it plays an important role in SEO its an effective tool for web traffics.
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