One thing that always comes up when building backlinks, as a question in blogger Facebook groups, going to Blogging shows and even when I ask for topics to write about is when to nofollow a link to another site. The answer many non experienced SEOs and even some intermediate SEOs don’t realize is that giving a do follow link can be beneficial and you shouldn’t no follow everything. That not only causes damage to your site and your own rankings, but it is just a very bad practice in general. This post is for beginners, intermediate SEOs and anyone who runs a website, blog or wants to learn about do follow vs no follow links. [Read more…] about When to use nofollow and do follow for SEO & Blogging
no follow links
I’ve heard a bunch of people talking, when they are leaving some of the marketing shows I’ve been to, and saying things they learned like they should be adding no follow to all of their links. A few Bloggers have even actually told me they were told to do it and started to. Although adding no follow to certain links can be a good thing, changing your entire site, especially if it doesn’t have a ton of authority (higher than a PR5 or PR6), can actually cause damage to your site and it’s rankings in the search engines. Here are 5 reasons why using all no follow links can potentially hurt your site.
No follow was created to tell Google that the site you are linking to is not trustworthy and you cannot verify that the content will stay relevant.
1. You are saying nothing you link to is relevant
By saying nothing is relevant, you are telling Google that you are just randomly linking out to other sites. Not only does this show the search engines (SEs) that your quality is poor because the sites you are sourcing are not quality driven, but you can’t find anything of quality out there. Another issue with using no follow tags on all of your outbound links is a bad thing is that you are contradicting tons of other sites out there that say these high authority and some low authority but content relevant sites are not trustworthy and neither is their content. Who is right? Hundreds of other sites that link to it with do follow links or you who links to them with no follow? You are basically telling the search engines to penalize you because if your site only links to non relevant things because your links are no follow, why would your copy be relevant. As long as the link from the copy is relevant to the page you are linking to, I don’t see much of an issue and you shouldn’t be afraid to give a do follow link.
2. If you sell ad space and have a ton of no follow links [Read more…] about 5 Reasons Why Using All No Follow Is Bad For Your Site