What is a NoFollow Link?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Terry Harvey, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Indianweb

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    A link which has rel="Nofollow" in its code is called No follow links. Actually Google doesn`t treat nofollow link for Page Rank.
     
  2. maxwebinc

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    This makes me laugh. How on earth you said that nofollow is of no use in SEO? but can give traffic?! O_O.

    Sounds to me that Traffic and SEO are different in your sight.

    Nofollow is a link attribute that used to cut down the transferring of page value from one URL to another URL. Google primarily launched it to kill blog spammers way back in 2007 (if my memory serves me right). But now it is used for many purposes. Like if you are using too many generic anchor texts like, read more, click here, and here. Putting a rel="nofollow" in your link attribute to those generic anchor texts will remind Google that you are not targeting those words.

    Nofollow attribute today has many use in contrary to those who said that it is useless. Facebook is nofollow, so as twitter, but they both use in SEO as one of the top tools in driving traffic.
     
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    nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of an HTML a element to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index
     
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    Nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the real attribute of an HTML an element to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index. Nofollow Link provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link." It is not helping to increase Rank in Search Engines. It helps you to generate traffic on website.
     
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    No follow link is simply a link that doesn't pass page rank.
     
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    No follow link is crawler not follow this link. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web.
     
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    Nofollow links are those link which google have no preference and not store it nofollow hyperlinks information in our database..
     
  8. Beth

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    As per my suggestion, a nofolllow link may be defined as the one which tells the search engine not to follow or index the targeted site. It defines the attribute that allows the website owners to inform the search engines that a particular link does not confer credit to the target site.
     
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    The difference between a normal link and a link with the nofollow attribute is that the nofollow link tells the search engines not to follow or index the targeted link, which consequently pass no SEO credit to the targeted site.
     
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    Thanks for shared this link with us and no follow link is also important for getting referral traffic because google doesn't crawl no follow links so we can't get any back links from no follow link. Ity just help to get traffic only if we use high pr or relevant sites for making links.
     

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