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My 2 Cents What Is Called No Follow Link?

Discussion in 'Guest Posting, Link Building and Backlinks' started by Swati Mishra, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Swati Mishra

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    This was something on every webmasters head before the Google lately releases many updates how the backlinks should be treated. At early stage people used to believe no follow links are the same equivalent and has same importance like do follow links. Some forums and blogs comments were the open sources of the no follow links and people used to spam this place like nowhere else.


    After the Panda update, people got to know that this is the stupid way to even think about building the backlinks that has a no follow.

    After hummingbird, the major update, for search engines it sounded clear that no follow links are meant to tell search engines that someone has attempt to create build backlinks for their websites/blogs and search engines need not to follow it. Instead, they should need to ignore these links as they are no follow.


    This let the search engines works more comfortably since it implies that spammers will be away now with the no follow link activities. Even Google+, LinkedIn, Digg, reddit, etc, provided the comment and posting past as no follow links that signifies the search engines that these links needn’t to follow.
     
  2. bharath

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    From the beginning Nofollow is considered as not to follow by search engines and building such links wont count for ranking in serp. people usually do because it should be natural, so Google shouldn't penalize the site.
    In last 4 to 5 years Google had changed so many things and webmasters all got irritation from there updates. Still today people want to build links natural method either they were nofollow or dofollow, but we see most of the forums gone into nofollow in order to avoid spam from spammers.

    Some people told nofollow links also useful ranking in serp, but don't know, few mentioned social media links too more important even though they were no follow.

    It is tough situation to know the present Google algorithms. I may think Google will come up with new method in this year.
     
  3. sunshine

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    The creation of a no follow link is followed by HTML tag, for e.g <a href=”http://www.website.com/” rel=”nofollow”>Anchor Text</a> The nofollow attribute is basically a signal for search engines saying don't count this link or don't follow this specific Link.
    Meanwhile some top most Sites like Facebook. Google+, LinkedIn, Digg, reddit, etc, facilitate to give nofollow links which also counts as good backlinks and provides unique traffic.
     
    #3 sunshine, Jan 10, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    Both Panda and Hummingbird updates are now too old to keep paying attention in the way Google works about indexing pages.

    Of course, the no-follow attribute remains as an option to stop Googlebot going through a nofollow link. However, and since the early days, the no-follow attribute is Google-exclusive, what means not all search engines and directory crawlers will obey this dirictive.

    What is true is that Google is updating continuously the algorithms that determine spam linking, even if they seems to be not as efficient as they were in the past, based on the fact of so many irrelevant and spammy results Google returns now.
     
  5. Manish Mishra

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    Yes, it is the concept that has so many differences from people to people. No follow has its history in the search engine optimization. No follow yet can be strong enough tool since most of the social bookmarking websites and promotional pages put our websites as no follow.

    Of course, no follow cannot be as strong as do follow links.
     
  6. Swati Mishra

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    Thanks to @bharat @sunshine@sunshine @mydigitalforum @Manish Mishra@Manish Mishra, you all are define the No follow links in yours point of view that is according to your knowledge.
    These are the different way to discuss same topic like No follow link.
     
  7. martindam

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    Nofollow links attributes do not allow search engine bots to follow link.That means if the website owner is linking back to you with nofollow attributes, it does not pass on link juice.
     
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    No follow is a link attribute that instructs spiders not to crawl the particular backlink on the webpage. Hence these links are never indexed in search engines. They are only used to build traffic from various external webpages.
     
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    No-follow links are without allowing link juice. Meaning to crawl any links link juice must be used. If no follow the link there would not be link juice and it restricts from crawling.
     

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