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Sneaky Link Sellers

Discussion in 'Google' started by simey, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. #1
    I ran across/posted on this thread over at WMW
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmaster_business_issues/3446804.htm

    Basically a couple of people selling links, then changing them to nofollow, and they seem to proud of it! One even cloaks the links as nofollow to google as a matter of course!

    Reminds me of people selling baking soda as drugs, or selling cinder blocks in taped-up boxes as 'hot' TV's for some reason...:rolleyes:
     
    simey, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    That's a bit rude if it is true.

    Col :)
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    zexy Guest

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    That's not a good business practice obviously.
    It's not going to work in the long run. Sounds like a bunch of kids.
     
    zexy, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    Even Google may get hard if they found you using such blackhat technique :( Google don't like it.
    "nofollow" = "notallowed"

    11 Reasons for not using "nofollow"

    1. nofollow does not prevent comment spam
    2. nofollow is confusingly named
    3. nofollow harms the connections between web sites
    4. nofollow is not useful for humans, just for search engines using PageRank or a similar technique
    5. nofollow could be used to shut web sites out
    6. nofollow discriminates legitimate users as spammers
    7. nofollow heists commentators’ earned attention
    8. nofollow could be used to further discriminate weblogs<
    9. nofollow prevents the Web from being a web
    10. nofollow eliminates the dissemination of free speech
    11. nofollow was developed in privacy with only search engines companies taking part in the discussion

    ref : nonofollow.net/11-reasons-against-nofollow/
     
    harrysmith, Sep 11, 2007 IP
  5. mridout196

    mridout196 Banned

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    #5
    Just check your no-follows on a monthly basis :)
     
    mridout196, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    Elee Well-Known Member

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    #6
    How do you check your no-follows?
     
    Elee, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    and now G, suggest to used that damn rel tag for link :eek:
     
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    sasquach111 Peon

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    #8
    I went through a client's paid links last month and found at least 2 site's have placed a nofollow tag on my links. It seemed to happen right around when Matt Cutts started warning link sellers. Now it's something I have to keep an eye on. I asked for a refund and to have the links removed...the advertiser agreed.

    Elee: get search status firefox extension...there's a setting that highlights all nofollows...in fact i'm looking at that pink ugliness right now.

    I have a question: why do sites use the nofollow in their internal links? Isn't that what the robots.txt is for?
     
    sasquach111, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    I have a question: why do sites use the nofollow in their internal links? Isn't that what the robots.txt is for?

    It would depen on towards what pages they use it.
    Normaly You do not need to rank well for "about us", "contact us", and so on.
    This would give more "linkjuice" from the main page to the ones You want to rank well for.

    If they use it on all internal pages, they are just "plain stupid".
     
    bokevoll, Sep 13, 2007 IP
  10. wayner

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    This is exactly the kind of thing that makes Google get tough on everyone, not just the low life's, pity Google cant be more selective on who they target for penalties.
     
    wayner, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    #11
    One day follow will be the new no-follow is sick and twisted reversal done by Google.

    But on a serious note, those people that change to no-follow are pure scum of the earth. I hope they get outed on a place where have a stake to lose.
     
    soju, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    mridout196 Banned

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    Use http://www.backlinkwatch.com/

    And look for the no follows, very nice tool, same guys as digpagerank
     
    mridout196, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    akhilesh243 Active Member

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    IEmailer.com Well-Known Member

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    Agree, it's a grate tool.
     
    IEmailer.com, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    FastWeb Peon

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    The Googlebot will follow the NOFOLLOW links, but Google doesn't allow rank to be passed from links that use the NOFOLLOW.
     
    FastWeb, Sep 13, 2007 IP