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    Disavowing nofollow links?


    I don't mean to seed more confusion about the whole Disavow thing (there's enough already) but I was really surprised to see so many people actually voting for disavowing / trying to remove even nofollow links:

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    nofollow already tells google to not count the link. They are the ones who invented it after all, sort of disavow beta.
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    Incompetence!

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    I don't think No-follow link pass any juice but could they be adding to your anchor link profile? which IMP has some influence in ranking.
    If I were to test something like that...I would disavow all the zero pr, no-follow links first with anchor text I wanted to dilute. And that would be the only reason.

    If using the disavow tool...
    I wouldn't advise anyone to use it unless absolutely necessary. Once you disavow, they don't come back.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Jul 18th, 2013 at 06:32 PM. Reason: clarification
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Once you disavow, they don't come back.
    That isn't true either.

    Disavow implies rel="nofollow" just like rel="nofollow" does and the moment you remove rel="nofollow" from your link it is no dofollow and so is a link removed from the disavow list.
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    I was speaking about the tool. guess I should have mentioned that part, I know what I was talking about.
    fixed it...thanks
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    I was speaking about the tool. guess I should have mentioned that part, I know what I was talking about.
    fixed it...thanks
    So was I. Deleting from the disavow list undisavows the link.

    Google even tells you that.

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    Deleting from the disavow list undisavows the link
    I've never looked at it that way, it makes perfect sense.
    It was too simple I guess.
    thanks
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    Now you've got me wondering if google really does make them re-follow, just by leaving them off a new replaced list, I've never seen a program using the sorting option work that way... take a new list and replace the old one...yes, but seeing whats not there that was before and adding it back...I find that hard to believe. Even though google says it and not saying it's not possible, I just have a hard time buying it.
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    Originally Posted by Ann Smarty
    I was really surprised to see so many people actually voting for disavowing / trying to remove even nofollow links
    I never vote for disavow "nofollow links" until it comes from a porn sites or something that might hurt the website ranking, even I would suggest people to use Google disavow tool only if they received Unnatural Links Warning in their GWT
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    Originally Posted by imlearner
    I never vote for disavow "nofollow links" until it comes from a porn sites or something that might hurt the website ranking, even I would suggest people to use Google disavow tool only if they received Unnatural Links Warning in their GWT
    Isnt nofollow and disavow the same thing?

    Im curious if it would be enough to nofollow all bad links when you get a manual penguin. Otherwise it would mean google trying to control not just their own page rank but all advertising, which would be against many laws id guess.
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Now you've got me wondering if google really does make them re-follow, just by leaving them off a new replaced list, I've never seen a program using the sorting option work that way... take a new list and replace the old one...yes, but seeing whats not there that was before and adding it back...I find that hard to believe. Even though google says it and not saying it's not possible, I just have a hard time buying it.
    Don't buy it... try it.
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    Don't buy it... try it.
    Not sure how I could confirm it was back.
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Not sure how I could confirm it was back.
    Get a domain, get a few links, get some ranks, disavow the links, lose the ranks, and then un-disavow the links should be able to prove or disprove the theory.
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    Originally Posted by fathom
    Get a domain, get a few links, get some ranks, disavow the links, lose the ranks, and then un-disavow the links should be able to prove or disprove the theory.
    That would be a good test, if it does work that way..one could tweak a profile to perfection, it might take some time to get the different thresholds, but you'd pick up on it after a while. Until Google changed it again. think I'll do just that and keep it the site in testing mode.
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