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no follow affects weight how?

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by gford, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello All,

    I am getting back into COOP after a year or two and noticed the "NO FOLLOW" ability now on ads.

    What is the penalty on weight for this? I saw no FAQ entry for this as to what kind of penalty in weight it might give.

    I know this is probably a love/hate attribute but I am curious as to how to affects weight.
    SEMrush
    thanks!
     
    gford, Jan 31, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jumpenjuhosaphat

    jumpenjuhosaphat Peon

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    It's like crack for links, they lose all their weight. Using it doesn't necessarily mean that the link won't be followed by the search engines that recognize this attribute, it just means that no vote of confidence is given to the link that uses it.
     
    jumpenjuhosaphat, Jan 31, 2007 IP
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  3. gford

    gford Peon

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    Hrm well I still have 3k weight for one site with no follow on. I guess I could just take no follow off and re-calc to figure out the algo..
     
    gford, Jan 31, 2007 IP
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    pc_user Notable Member

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    How do you turn nofollow off? I tried with vbseo but no go :(
     
    pc_user, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    There is a setting for that when you create your codes.
     
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    pc_user Notable Member

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    Ohhh :) So take off nofollow? how do you do that and can you do it after the install?
     
    pc_user, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    #7
    Yes you can, just copy the code you get again into the php file you created at the beginning.

    Gford, what is the result, did you found out how nofollow affects your weight?
     
    bingokid, Mar 14, 2007 IP
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    #8
    if you do crack slowly you will not get addicted.
     
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    I was hoping to hear some results from people flipping the switch for nofollow on and off.

    What is the true impact? Any examples?

    I suppose I could just try it, but someone else must have already.

    I only show two links, and the weight is presently over 30,000. I was considering going to 5 links and turning on nofollow, and wondered what to expect.
     
    ~*77*~, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    #10
    Your weight will go down if you use nofollow.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    ~*77*~ Peon

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    Thanks... I assumed that. But, how much? Have you done it?

    As mentioned, I was going to add more links to try to balance the effect of adding nofollow, but wondered if it would even matter.
     
    ~*77*~, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    I have no idea, but I know it does. I wouldn't use nofollow if you're trying to get more weight.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 17, 2007 IP
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    Well, I started my test on this and so far, not so good.

    As mentioned, I had 2 links and the weight was between 30,000 and 34,000 day-to-day.

    I increased the number of links to 5, and left nofollow turned off. After three days, the weight was now only 34,000 to 38,000.

    That didn't seem to scale up very well at all.

    Not even going to bother adding nofollow to the 5 links... Just went back to 2 for now.
     
    ~*77*~, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    #14
    Why not just use 5 links anyway?
     
    BlueDevilMedia, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    #15
    5 links is just usable ?
     
    Scorpioon, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    I have no idea what you mean by this...
     
    BlueDevilMedia, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    ~*77*~ Peon

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    I was using them in an area with links for my own items and set a cap of 7 links for layout purposes, leaving 2 available for the DP links. I am now working on a new layout, moving things around, and will try between 2 and 5.

    Just seems that the more I show, the more out of place they look... Things in foreign languages, things with non-English characters like "Gómez", and marginally appropriate terms like "sexy lingerie" show up and they look blatanly out of place. With two out of seven it might go unnoticed... with five out of seven it is very apparent.
     
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    #18
    it basically doesnt count it as a link
     
    cmonkey, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    BlueDevilMedia Well-Known Member

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    Try static links rather than dynamic links...
     
    BlueDevilMedia, Nov 21, 2007 IP
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    Thanks! Will try that. I wasn't sure what the difference was, and set it to 50/50.

    And for some preliminary results... 5 nofollow links are roughly equal to 2 standard links in terms of weight... At least for me.
     
    ~*77*~, Nov 21, 2007 IP