Should your blog posts be do-follow or no-follow?

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Hi guys, just a quick question. Should blog posts be do-follow or no-follow? I saw a few articles a while ago saying that they should be no-follow but with all the Google updates I just wanted to make sure I was right.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    There should be a natural mix of both.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    They should be human-follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamreilly1997
    Thanks guys . Human-follow is pretty important, isn't it
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Real followers all the way. Stay legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by adamreilly1997 View Post

    Hi guys, just a quick question. Should blog posts be do-follow or no-follow? I saw a few articles a while ago saying that they should be no-follow but with all the Google updates I just wanted to make sure I was right.
    Hi,

    If you are linking to your internal pages or post you should make it do-follow. However, you can make a link no follow to by putting this "rel=nofollow". Anyway, I think the articles mean is to make the comments no follow but not entirely the whole pages or post
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  • Profile picture of the author VPhillips
    Depending on how many blogs you use for your articles and how many posts you create a day, you should decide what to use. For instance, if you have just one blog and you post in it 1-2 times a week, then it should not be a problem to leave the links do follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Wightley
    I do use a mix of both but most of the time its a no-follow option for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellie M
    Majority of time it is no-follow for me too.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielthomas
    Internal links can be do follow and external links can be no followed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abdul Wafiy
    Most of the time I do No Follow
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Abdul Wafiy View Post

      Most of the time I do No Follow
      Man, I dunno people.

      Why would you actively seek a nofollow link? It means spam,
      untrusted....

      I can't follow the question. A blog post is neither nofollow or not.
      There is no do follow. Can that stupid term ever die?

      Do you mean comments? You should turn off comments. If you
      must have them, strip html. Simple.

      I don't know where in the world the crazy notion came that
      you should get nofollow links in a 50-50 ratio. That's crazy.
      So, I am wasting 50% of my time? People, over and over, I
      realize why this forum is filled with failed threads. You want
      google to think 50% of your backlinking is spam? Oh yeah.
      Nobody here cares, right? Forgot!

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  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    Don't even worry about it. You need a mixture of both types of links anyway. Never say "oh this is a nofollow link so I won't place my backlink here." It's easy to get caught up in the silliness of dofollow/nofollow, b-hat/white hat, PR/No PR, etc... I'd take a nofollow link on Wikipedia over a dofollow link on a lesser site any day. Just build quality links regardless.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    If you try to do a pretty link or no-follow a paying advertiser (not an affiliate) you are going to be met with resistance at best and anger at worst. For sites with less than 20K page views a month advertisers are not paying you because of your readers. They are paying you so that it looks to google like you are endorsing their site…so the moment you mess up that link they are going to respond
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  • Profile picture of the author wooja
    If your blog posts are high quality, relevant and unique, dofollow all the way. If the post is legit, and on a legit blog, why on earth would you want it to be nofollow?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBrook
    I dont think so that it really matters. Just keep on making blog posts for humans. Do not try to cheat search engines ! thats all
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  • Profile picture of the author DeenaForiya
    in my opinion you should use dofollow
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