Whats the point of NoFollow links?

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Whats the point of NoFollow links?

Should I build No folllow links? I came across a list with over 500 pages, blog commenting. Is it worth to start building for my site?
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  • Profile picture of the author desertsafari
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Well...it's debatable whether you get any link juice from Google, but some of the other search engines still look at NoFollow links, I believe.

    Besides whether you get any link juice, NoFollow links are still GREAT if they're posted on in high-traffic locations. Whether it's a link from someone to your site, a blog comment, etc...if there's a link in a high-traffic, relevant location you can get quite a bit of actual traffic/visits from those NoFollow links, so don't totally discount them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Nofollow links are absolutely important if you want your backlinks to look natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaluuu
    diversify your links...... do follow with no follow....but a little less of noffolow and more of dofollow in my opinion is good
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      What other other search engines are you talking about?
      Google and Bing both recognize the tag. What else is there?

      The point for nofollow links is traffic. Sites like wikipedia
      and twitter are some pretty good nofollow links.

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      • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        What other other search engines are you talking about?
        Google and Bing both recognize the tag. What else is there?

        The point for nofollow links is traffic. Sites like wikipedia
        and twitter are some pretty good nofollow links.

        Paul
        Ask.com for example...it's a pretty good search engine, actually...some of their results are quite intuitive, you should check them out.

        Are you following me? I seem to keep running into you, heh.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Potts
      Something I never hear from people when they discuss nofollow links is competition. Even though posting on social sites gives you nofollow links the fact that you have a link on those sites probably is a good thing. If Google is in the business of having relevant information they probably take into consideration links from social sites as relevant data and crawl it anyhow.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheesee
    Yes, no follow links are just as good as do follow. Only difference is you wont gain PR from no follow links. PR is just a number, so who cares about that...
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  • Profile picture of the author noble
    This is really very debatable but from personal experience I will say that NoFollow links still help you to rank better - I don't buy into the zero SEO benefit rule that Google has shared with us one bit, they certainly help you with getting crawled more often for indexing purposes and they are exactly equal for click through traffic and it makes your overall link building look more natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author gtk29
    The famous Google webmaster Matt Cutts made it clear a few years ago that Google does not care too much about no-follow tag anymore. So no-follow links are as good as others.
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    • Profile picture of the author noble
      Originally Posted by gtk29 View Post

      The famous Google webmaster Matt Cutts made it clear a few years ago that Google does not care too much about no-follow tag anymore. So no-follow links are as good as others.
      Exactly, not that I swallow half of what Matt Cutts feeds me (he works for Google, disinformation is part of his job) I have seen personally that it didn't work as they had hoped and have scaled it back to make it just one factor of many in determining the power of a backlink, which is often happening with Gs ever changing algorithms, including:

      relevance
      anchor text
      authority of site and page
      OBLs already on the page/neighborhood of the site
      and dofollow/nofollow
      amongst many others.

      To disregard a link due to a nofollow attribute is silly as far as I'm concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhnbrwn
    The point of no-follow link is to excuse Google bot not to go through via certain pages, for instance, About Us, Privacy, TOS, or any other pages not relevant to content.

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  • Originally Posted by charliesheen View Post

    Whats the point of NoFollow links?

    Should I build No folllow links? I came across a list with over 500 pages, blog commenting. Is it worth to start building for my site?
    Nofollow backlinks, although less valuable than dofollow backlinks, still contribute to your site's SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    You definitely want some "nofollow" links in your batch of links, this will make your site more natural to the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    they still count and make everything look natural
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    No follow links still credited as a backlinks and take not only Google takes care of no follow/ do follow attributes other search engine not.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrainyX
    The point of nofollow links is to make your site look more natural to google.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoProDesign
    Google webmaster tools recommend 50% dofollow 50% nofollow. Keep this in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotlinkz
    Originally Posted by charliesheen View Post

    Whats the point of NoFollow links?

    Should I build No folllow links? I came across a list with over 500 pages, blog commenting. Is it worth to start building for my site?

    Here is a snippet from a statement by Matt Cutts, one of Google's most visible spokespersons...

    "for Google, nofollow'ed links are dropped out of our link graph; we don't even use such links for discovery."

    Even though Bing claims that they recognize the nofollow attribute, last I read, their code that addresses nofollow was broke. Doing some research now to see if they have got this working yet.

    Remember, Bing and Bing powered searches account for approximately 47% of search market! Everyone is so focused on Google that few see Bing stepping up as a viable competitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author seodeveloper07
    Which website provide backlink for Google. this is called do-follow backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
    in my experience you will get no follow links no matter what... Unless you outsorce everything and let people post on their networks, nofollow links are unavoidable...
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    But I think no follow links still works but they take time to get indexed than the do follow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaunchBrain.com
    NO NO NO

    You must have NOFOLLOW backlinks to look "natural" to Google

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  • Profile picture of the author kiddoman
    Google would not check the traffic or data exchange through Nofollow links! But it can still do good to bring traffic to your website!
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  • Profile picture of the author axus_auto
    Simply, nofollow links are no point
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    NoFollow links are not completely useless. You may get some traffic from them and those links helps your DoFollow links for being more effective. When your site will have backlinks from both DoFollow and NoFolow sites, then all the links will look like natural. But, creating dofollow backlinks are always recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author delfinparis
    Here's the thing - by building backlinks, you're going to get no-follow links naturally. Even if you buy a "only do-follow link" package, I'll almost guarantee some of those are "no-follow."

    In my experience, no-follow are still important. I wouldn't over-focus on them, keep trying to build "do-follow" but you'll get some along the way. I probably have 75% of my links are no-follow (but for one site I have like 20k links).

    Just keep link building - do forum profile links, blog comment links, article marketing links - and then, if you really want to drive the point home, build links to all those links!

    That's pretty much all you have to do!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fawkes63
    Just be careful if you are building no follow links out from your blog to other authority or competitor sites
    Google might consider that an attempt to distort rankings
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