You go for do follow or no follow? What matters.

by Enuke
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Actually I am even learner but I had experienced so I am telling you. I did not use to care about do follow or no follow links earlier. I always used to try give my best to the users. This point remained in my mind from last year but people always used to say all about do follow links, but I did not care all about because I got better results and still I am getting good results. Today I found this blog on MOZ. So I could not stop my expressions. I am telling you, I got confidence after reading this blog because unknowingly I kept doing good work. Thank you so much

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  • Profile picture of the author netanel23
    The key is to make a backlink profile appear natural. That means having diversity. Now I have heard people claim that a natural profile won't contain nofollow links but that couldn't be farther from the truth.

    All sites with a natural profile will have nofollow links as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by netanel23 View Post

      The key is to make a backlink profile appear natural. That means having diversity. Now I have heard people claim that a natural profile won't contain nofollow links but that couldn't be farther from the truth.

      All sites with a natural profile will have nofollow links as well.
      Yeah about 5% of the web is no-follow, so <5% no-follow would be natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
    When in doubt, consult Google:
    https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/96569?hl=en

    NoFollow has nothing to do with natural or not ... it has to do with how the webmaster (always hated that term) feels about the links. I personally nofollow the links on my main menu - home, about, contact ... falls under the crawl prioritization.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by DeskCoder View Post

      I personally nofollow the links on my main menu - home, about, contact ... falls under the crawl prioritization.
      I would never, ever, ever, not a freaking chance, nofollow internal links.

      That is a bad idea. I might noindex something like a contact page, but nofollow is killing your site. You are telling Google to pass zero authority, PR, and anchor relevance through that link.

      And you are doing it to your home page?
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      • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I would never, ever, ever, not a freaking chance, nofollow internal links.

        That is a bad idea. I might noindex something like a contact page, but nofollow is killing your site. You are telling Google to pass zero authority, PR, and anchor relevance through that link.

        And you are doing it to your home page?
        I am doing that for the homepage link with "HOME" anchor text. I am NOT doing that for the homepage link with my keyword anchor text.

        And I think you just proved my point ... if I have a site-wide link to my About page in the menu, why do I want to pass "juice" on all my money pages to my About page?
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by DeskCoder View Post

          I am doing that for the homepage link with "HOME" anchor text. I am NOT doing that for the homepage link with my keyword anchor text.

          And I think you just proved my point ... if I have a site-wide link to my About page in the menu, why do I want to pass "juice" on all my money pages to my About page?

          Because, if you have a link, "juice" leaves through that link no matter what. With a normal link it is passed onto the page being linked to. With a nofollow link, it is just lost in a black hole. So your About page is just siphoning juice off of every page it is linked from, and then throwing it away.

          Nofollow does not provide your other links on the page with more juice.

          It did when it first came out, but Google abolished that because people were doing what was called PageRank sculpting, which is exactly what you are trying to do. Now though, you are just screwing your own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author skinnedcartree
    I nofollow to any sites/products I've received payment or free products from to review.

    I dofollow any sites that I've not received any compensation for.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Nofollow is as unnatural as one can get. Why on earth would anyone waste
      time getting nofollow links, unless you hope you get some drip of traffic.

      Of course links on twitter and other such things are nofollow. That aint
      what I'm talking about.

      Nofollow=spam

      What do you want google to think of your site?

      Seriously. Why did google invent the stupid thing? For their health?

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  • Profile picture of the author WebMeUp
    Some people think that having a backlink profile without any or at least a few nofollow links looks unnatural. But have you seen any serious evidence of this?

    There are lots of examples when websites rank well without a single nofollow link on their backlink profile.

    When it comes to link building, the main factors Google considers are quality and diversity.

    If you have 100 relevant links that come from authoritative sites, have diverse anchors, and the vast majority of them are dofollow, it absolutely fine. There's no need to artificially nofollow 5% of them to make your backlink profile look more natural.

    After all, nofollow links will appear naturally later, as a result of blog/forum commenting. Practically every blogging and forum platform on the Internet flags every profile link and embedded links in comments as nofollow by default. So if people share links to your content there, you will get a great amount of natural nofollow links as a result.
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    To make it look natural you should do a mix of both do follow & no follow. Also anchor text variation is important. Do follow is really helpful if you are looking for link juice and boost your pagerank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    Don't just focus on whether or not a link is do follow or no follow.

    Find sites where you can talk to your target audience and share your opinions on the niche (whether on a blog as guest author or on a forum as contributor). Then, if you leave a link, it will be well earned. This type of backlinking is appreciated by Google as it puts the reader first, rather than SEO. And, you will get the same if not better SEO benefit than if you had simply looked for sites to leave a link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manwebmaster
    Good but me i prefer Do Follow links .
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