What is the true value of No Follow links?

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I have read from everywhere that do-follow links offer the best links for a website. But what about no-follow links? What is their value in link-building?
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    At the very least they'll give you some link diversity and potentially drive traffic from the links themselves. There's usually a pretty hefty debate about the value of NoFollow links. I'm somewhat in the middle. I think they may have SOME sort of ranking value. But what it is? I don't know for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      At the very least they'll give you some link diversity and potentially drive traffic from the links themselves. There's usually a pretty hefty debate about the value of NoFollow links. I'm somewhat in the middle. I think they may have SOME sort of ranking value. But what it is? I don't know for sure.
      Absolutely correct. They also add diversity to you link patterns. These days, everything has to appear natural to Google. In normal circumstances, it would never come about that hundreds of website owners, all with do-follow links, just happen to link to you. In reality you would get a mix of both do-follow and no-follow.
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      • Profile picture of the author pierreh
        Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

        Absolutely correct. They also add diversity to you link patterns. These days, everything has to appear natural to Google. In normal circumstances, it would never come about that hundreds of website owners, all with do-follow links, just happen to link to you. In reality you would get a mix of both do-follow and no-follow.
        Thank you. I will try to make a mixture of do-follow and no-follow backlinks to my blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author pierreh
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      At the very least they'll give you some link diversity and potentially drive traffic from the links themselves. There's usually a pretty hefty debate about the value of NoFollow links. I'm somewhat in the middle. I think they may have SOME sort of ranking value. But what it is? I don't know for sure.
      It's value in terms of page ranking is really unsure. But I agree that no follow links give diversity to one's link profile and potential traffic to a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author justin44
    NoFollow links won't provide you backlinks, though they can promote traffic. And if you want to diversify your link profile, nofollows should be also considered in your link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    NoFollow links add to your link diversity. If you only do DoFollow links, then you'll leave a BIG footprint for the big "G" to track.

    Think of it as some sort of "Shield" for your site.

    I keep my NoFollow link to around 50% of my overall links to be safe.
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    • Profile picture of the author pierreh
      Originally Posted by nasuryono View Post

      NoFollow links add to your link diversity. If you only do DoFollow links, then you'll leave a BIG footprint for the big "G" to track.

      Think of it as some sort of "Shield" for your site.

      I keep my NoFollow link to around 50% of my overall links to be safe.
      50%...that's a big part of your link profile. So no follow links are important in the whole link-building process.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by nasuryono View Post

      NoFollow links add to your link diversity. If you only do DoFollow links, then you'll leave a BIG footprint for the big "G" to track.

      Think of it as some sort of "Shield" for your site.

      I keep my NoFollow link to around 50% of my overall links to be safe.
      Correct. Having 100% DoFollow backlinks is pretty obvious, considering most backlinks are NoFollow by default. 50/50 is probably a pretty good ratio. I personally wouldn't be afraid to make it a little higher though.
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    I've ranked websites using strictly nofollow comments from scrapebox just fine

    Here's a nice article about it I've posted at least 100 times

    SEO Experiment: Nofollow Links DO Pass Value & Rankings in Google | SocialSEO.com
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  • Profile picture of the author bloghands
    Only Google knows the exact answer to your question. If it was still the early 2000s I'd tell you to focus on getting dofollow links but in this day in age just try to get good links and don't worry if they are nofollow or not.

    If you're spending a lot of time determining the value of a link then you're spending time in the wrong place.
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    • Profile picture of the author pierreh
      Originally Posted by bloghands View Post

      Only Google knows the exact answer to your question. If it was still the early 2000s I'd tell you to focus on getting dofollow links but in this day in age just try to get good links and don't worry if they are nofollow or not.

      If you're spending a lot of time determining the value of a link then you're spending time in the wrong place.
      Great advice! Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
    The Best Thing You Can Get From Them Is Traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author pierreh
      Originally Posted by AnmolJ View Post

      The Best Thing You Can Get From Them Is Traffic!
      I agree! Traffic and potential clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenBrayan
    Well, if you look at the current panda update, it doesn't really matter if the links are do-follow or no-follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
    No follow links are natural. Aim for at least 20% nofollow links.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Mixture of nofollow and dofollow looks more natural to Google rather than just focusing on dofollow looks unnatural.
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  • Profile picture of the author roadywreck
    I totally agree to THEprogrammer!

    Combining the two nofollow/dofollow links more natural.

    it looks like suspicious to google when focused on dofollow links.

    relevance is the key!
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  • Profile picture of the author uoftenwinny
    NoFollow links won't provide you backlinks, though they can promote traffic. It seems it will get good ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahMcCrary
    It will surely give a backlink but the link juice will not be passed. For eg. if that website has 4 PR then your website wont get any benefit out of it.
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