Should we submit article on no-follow sites?

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Is it beneficial to submit article on no-follow articles submission sites, because it has good PR also.

Please advise.

Following are no-follow Article submission sites for reference: Site & PR
knol.google.com/k 10
associatedcontent.com/ 7

ehow.com/ 7
examiner.com/ 7

seekingalpha.com/ 7

articlesbase.com/ 6

helium.com/ 6

a1articles.com/ 5

articlealley.com/ 5
articlesnatch.com/ 5
bukisa.com/ 5
searchwarp.com/ 5
xomba.com/ 4
biggerpockets.com/articles 4
#article #nofollow #sites #submit
  • Profile picture of the author NicSennen
    Beneficial? Possibly - it certainly won't do any harm. Also links from articlesnatch.com and helium.com show up in Yahoo Site Explorer for some of my sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author willium4
      Yes, Only Google will not give weightage to no-follow sites, no-follow links but Other search engines like Yahoo and Bing consider no-follow sites and no-follow links.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daedalus
        Originally Posted by willium4 View Post

        Yes, Only Google will not give weightage to no-follow sites, no-follow links but Other search engines like Yahoo and Bing consider no-follow sites and no-follow links.
        Apart from that, it's healthy to have no-follow backlinks as well, makes your portfolio look more natural
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    • Personally I do. It looks more natural to Google if you have both types of links.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSEOTips
    There is little chance of benefiting from ranking boosts in the search engines as these links don't pass any page rank. The whole "dofollow" and "nofollow" arguement is regularly debated. Here's the most recent thread on this forum:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...e-ranking.html

    If you think that you might receive quality traffic from these sites then go for it.

    Also, it's worth noting at this point that even though the article sites you have listed have strong PR, this is the PR of their home page.
    Your, and the thousands of other articles within these directories, will be on unique pages which will have an extremely low page rank and not that of the listed PR values above.
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  • Profile picture of the author akasheg
    you forgot ezinearticles well article submissions are now not considered a very effective way to build links after google's panda but still many article publishing sites do well in searches that you simply can't ignore them and also they can still drive you enormous amounts of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
    If it doesn't take much of your time and efforts, go grab those nofollow links. Useless fro SEO point of view, they still can drive traffic to your website.

    Moreover, there's a belief that a website should have a diverse backlink portfolio, i.e. dofollow/nofollow, high/low PR. It appears more natural to Google.

    Btw, links from Wikipedia are nofollow too. Still lots of website owners do bother to get them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElegantDesigns
      If you could grab some traffic, why not. You won't know some of these traffic may become your customers or loyal readers. So I believe you should submit articles to no-follow sites, more exposure more possibilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author barneystinson
    hey..if we just submit our articles all to directories which gives a follow link
    wouldn't that show an unnatural link building with google?

    i believe it would be good if we just build both follow and no-follow links

    like 4 follow and 1 no-follow link just to pacify google and not raise any flags!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark watling
    i think link on no follow sites are not that worth but they crawl.some article sites give no follow in signature so get do follow sites is very much essential to get generated traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author julianbooth123
    well there is no harm in submitting the article to the no follow article sites as this could help you with the traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadavs
    I submit both to dofollow and nofollow directories. Both of them eventually give me dofollow links.

    When you submit to those directories, you give permission to use these articles. Others republish them, and there you have more dofollow links. They're PR0, but the article links are also PR0.

    That's how I get my dofollow backlinks. I see my articles with links to my site all over the search results, most of them dofollow. And it all started with nofollow articles.

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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Regardless of the 'weight' of dofollow and nofollow links, I always think the search engines want to see a varied link profile that includes both.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnasthlon
    Hi Mate,

    You can submit your article withing no follow back link article website as no follow back links also helps in link popularity but they won't effect in Search Engine Page Result.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
      Yes. You should also include no follow links on your article submission since it help create a natural link building and it alleviates the risk of being detected as SPAM.

      However, no follow links are useless in SEO but is useful for diversity.

      Jack
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWW
    my first attempt in article marketing: articles base accepted and posted my article, but its no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I wouldn't turn them down. At the very least it will help your links look natural. Also, don't forget that others may pick up your article and put it on their sites. (Which may or may not be DoFollow themselves.)
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  • Profile picture of the author creese
    I am not sure about the benefit to SEO or ranking from these non-follow article directories, but the real gold can be in the traffic that you could gain from them.

    I can think of a lot of reasons to go for these nofollow article directories. Not only does it help build a natural link profile, but you also have the potential to gain traffic from high ranking articles.

    I recommend that you take the time to submit decent quality unique articles for the best results.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by creese View Post

      I am not sure about the benefit to SEO or ranking from these non-follow article directories, but the real gold can be in the traffic that you could gain from them.

      I can think of a lot of reasons to go for these nofollow article directories. Not only does it help build a natural link profile, but you also have the potential to gain traffic from high ranking articles.

      I recommend that you take the time to submit decent quality unique articles for the best results.
      Yeah. It seems like a lot of people tend to get hung up on a link being nofollow vs dofollow. There are plenty of nofollow sources that can bring in a bunch of traffic themselves.

      Plus, with articles, they have a chance of getting picked up and placed elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author offshoredataentry
    hi,
    i would say why not. Its possible that sometimes you will get traffic even if you have submitted your article on no follow links. Depends on how good your content is.
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  • Profile picture of the author jackthomson1
    No follow directories only give traffic to your website but not help your website indexing or back linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author warnerr
    According to me you should do submit articles on No follow articles sites, yes it will not crawl but it will gives you good traffic. But make sure your content should be good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hectorboss
      I think a mixture of both would go along way to strike a balance which makes it look natural. Google likes it being natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author condorx
    No follow links do not provide a link juice but it makes backlinking more natural.
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    • Profile picture of the author ammyjohn123
      Nofollow backlinks only gives you the popularity nothing else. You may be get some amount of traffic when you post your link to any good high profile website.
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  • Profile picture of the author honyflights
    knol.google.com/k 10
    associatedcontent.com/ 7

    ehow.com/ 7

    They provide follow links

    And no follow can not boost ranking in search engine So I do not go with such site. I usually follow only follow links
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  • Profile picture of the author supershoesclub
    I think even though the article directories are no follow.But google and yahoo also consider it is a backlink with some link juice.and you can also get huge traffic from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberGeek1
    I think that no follow links from respected websites will have some value due to the fact that your site will still have an association with it, regardless if link juice is being passed on or not. But for the records I would not spend a vast amount of time on no follow sites, MHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author amandeepsingh
    yes submit but not much benefit
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  • Profile picture of the author Yeeee Ha
    Irrespective of their backlinks being counted to rank your site or not, you should submit articles to no-follow sites as well for the traffic that you may get from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author juliashing
    I have read a lot on this topic and this is what I have learnt:
    If you want to increase the Page Rank of your site then it would be useless to submit to such sites as they do not pass the link juice
    If you are looking for links or increased number of links that might help users to find your site on other places then go for it.

    In the end it all comes down to the basic idea in mind which will decide your course of action
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  • Profile picture of the author Daisy012
    submitting on no-follow websites will not affect your website but you may get visitors which you may not get from do-follow website also at the end you want customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonetsmartz
    Yes some where these website provide support. This also effect results in some cases.
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  • Profile picture of the author catheyleee
    Link is a link be it Nofollow or Dofollow.
    IMO what really needs to matter is that articles are not only going to do it to raise the sites linking building structure.
    You need to make sure that you mix it up and ensure that links from different types are coming to your site and not only from article submitting sites
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