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Is there any value of nofollow backlinks?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by HyipData, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi!

    I am wondering if there is any value of nofollow backlinks? Can they boost your website rankings or they have absolutely no effect?
    SEMrush
    Please explain.
     
    HyipData, Mar 10, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Aquarezz

    Aquarezz Notable Member

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    #2
    Most linkbuilders include nofollow links when linkbuilding, to make backlink building more natural to search engines. So yes, they have a certain value.
     
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    susan_ham Peon

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    Of course nofollow backlink has its own value, although it's not as useful as dofollow backlink, I think nofollow backlink is necessary for your site.
     
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    NLZ13 Well-Known Member

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    The traffic it provides, if it is a nofollow link it won't help your pagerank. But imagine it gives you 1000 visits every day :D
     
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  5. HyipData

    HyipData Greenhorn

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    #5
    that is good, but usually such backlink costs money =)

    So there is a certain value? If yes, than how great? For example if I get 4-5 PR3 nofollow backlinks, will I see any improvement? Please keep in mind that the process of getting nofollow backlink is a difficult as getting dofollow one.
     
    HyipData, Mar 10, 2011 IP
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    NLZ13 Well-Known Member

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    I think it realy has 0 quality, only traffic
     
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  7. HyipData

    HyipData Greenhorn

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    ok, clear

    Actually I asked because I found out on backlink-tracker.net using SeoQuake tha some backlinks to my website are nofollow, and Iwas surprised that this website found them. That is why I asked.
     
    HyipData, Mar 10, 2011 IP
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    coolmalliga Peon

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    It only increase your traffic nothing other than that.
     
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  9. Aquarezz

    Aquarezz Notable Member

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    It's not because Google doesn't follow these links that other search spiders don't use them :)
     
    Aquarezz, Mar 11, 2011 IP
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    brad12 Peon

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    #10
    Actually nofollow links are don't have any value but search engine will see your nofollow links also. Your website have some nofollow links then google does not consider it is spam. But if only do follow link are available of your site there will be definitely bit a Doubt .
     
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    natorob Active Member

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    #11
    There's been a big debate on this; and when I use the SEO for Firefox plug-in, I see a lot of links to some of the highest ranked websites that are no follow.

    So I think no follow links are still valuable; and Google wants to see a natural flow of both follow and no follow links as well.

    I use them; can't hurt.
     
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  12. cazort

    cazort Peon

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    I think that most people honestly do not know whether or not nofollow links influence search rankings. The official google policy states that they do not, but it could be that this statement is simply a "public face" in order to discourage spammers. Given that some nofollow links actually reflect the authority of a page, I think it would be highly counterproductive if google did not count them at all. If you search around, you'll also find some SEO enthusiasts who have systematically tested the influence and effect of various links, and some of them claim to have hard evidence that nofollow links have resulted in concrete benefits to their search rankings.

    My opinion? Honestly, I don't know.

    One thing is for certain though: nofollow links can and do drive traffic--significant traffic. Some of my sites receive very substantial portions of traffic from nofollow links--including links from twitter, facebook, various aspects of the Yahoo site, links in user profiles of various interactive websites, and nofollow article directories like ArticlesBase, to name a few.

    I think the best approach to nofollow links is to not think about them very much. In general, the best links are those that drive traffic. If you focus on building links that drive traffic, you can't go wrong -- even if your site isn't gaining any search visibility from the links, at least you're getting traffic, and traffic will indirectly boost your search rankings in the long-run anyway, since the more people discover your site, the more they will write about it and link to it and share it on sites that have dofollow links.

    Hope this answers your question! =)
     
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    iamolm Peon

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    #13
    Actually, nofollow backlinks having their own value. especially, If you gather large number of nofollow backlinks it will surely benefit to your website. Still nofollow backlinks can improve your SERP ranking in Search Engine for sure. And also with the nofollow backlinks you would get refferal traffic to your website.

    Cheers
     
    iamolm, Mar 11, 2011 IP
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    suichiro Peon

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    #14
    For the purpose of increasing a site, no-follow links are actually no value. But for some other purposes such as generating more traffic, there are some no follow links that are really valuable.
     
    suichiro, Mar 11, 2011 IP
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    Spot on. The truth is that nofollow links have had an appearance in quite a few of the reports that Google publishes via webmaster tools on some of our sites. The key thing here is that Google wants to see links that closely resemble a human powered links profile i.e all sorts so therefore nofollow would have a contribution. The only people who obsess about dofollow or nofollow links are either spammers or those who need to get out more :)
     
    zitoitala, Mar 12, 2011 IP
  16. HyipData

    HyipData Greenhorn

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    #16
    Traffic is a good bonus but acually I use backlinks just to improve SERPs and as far as I understood it's a poor strategy. The number of sources where I can put backlinks is very limited in my niche, so I believe the story about traffic is not about my case.

    What about building nofollow backlinks just to dilute the dofollow ones, I don't think that this matter is worth the effect, as it's quite hard to get any backlinks, s I think it's a waste of time.

    Thanks everyone for the opinion.
     
    HyipData, Mar 13, 2011 IP
  17. vinith98

    vinith98 Well-Known Member

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    #17
    You have to realize that is concept of nofollow/dofollow is applicable only to google search. Other search engines like Yahoo, Bing do not differentiate between nofollow and dofollow links, hence a nofollow link is not completely useless.
     
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    It helps at least in the sense that they can drive traffic to your site... just always be sure to make relevant, on topic, high quality comments.. it will help you build credibility.. You might get linked to naturally by others seeing your site and liking it...

    From what I know, it won't do a whole lot for SEO for you, directly, at least.
     
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  19. ForgottenCreature

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    A link is a link. :)
    It's all free exposure and free links.
     
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    #20
    Yahoo & Bing give importance to nofollow backlinks if they are quality link.
     
    uptraffic, Mar 14, 2011 IP