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    Will the blog-posts linked from website homepage take away pagerank?


    Hi,

    We are trying with a section on our website homepage where the recent 10 blog-posts will be displayed. But I wonder if this hurts by taking away the pagerank to blogs which is much needed for the website internal pages. Please suggest.

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    Do you mean linking to articles from your blog or external ones? If they lead to your internal blog, then it's ok; if no then you can simply set nofollow.
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    For internal links that you do not want to share your page rank, you can always set the link to no follow.

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    No it will not.
    If your intention in displaying the 10 recent blog post in the homepage is for user quick navigation, then set it to no-follow.

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    Originally Posted by satish.seo
    We are trying with a section on our website homepage where the recent 10 blog-posts will be displayed. But I wonder if this hurts by taking away the pagerank to blogs which is much needed for the website internal pages
    Yes these links to your inner pages will reduce the PR passed to them from the homepage.

    Now to address the two of you guys...

    Originally Posted by marthy13b
    For internal links that you do not want to share your page rank, you can always set the link to no follow
    Originally Posted by Jarjohn
    No it will not.
    If your intention in displaying the 10 recent blog post in the homepage is for user quick navigation, then set it to no-follow.
    Never make internal links from the homepage to inner pages "NoFollow". This is a very bad idea at best.

    Actually each "NoFollow" link on the homepage will dilute the PR passed the same as if they are "DoFollow" links.

    Lets say for example you have a site that is a PR 2. Lets also say that main navigation has 10 links and there are 2 contextual link and 10 footer links. That make a total of 22 links.

    PR 2 / 22 Links = .09 PR is passed by each "DoFollow" link. if they are all "NoFollow" links then still each link reduces any possible passed PR by .09, this is also true if they are a mix of both types of links. Google did this way back, I want to say around 2009. I probably have the year wrong that Google did this. But this was done to prevent Page Rank Sculpting. Which is what you two are suggesting with your posts (marthy13b.and Jarjohn).
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Jan 16th, 2019 at 01:28 AM.
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    KnowOneSpecial only one correction "dofollow" links don't exists, only folow and "nofollow works. A "nofollow" link is actually an attribute that is added in the HTML tag of the link (rel=”no follow”).
    That is stoped to split your links juice to external resources.
    A follow link, is being used without the rel=”nofollow” tag that tells search engines to follow PR or link juice that site know you’re linking to it.
    Last edited by Prof.stan; Jan 17th, 2019 at 02:53 PM. Reason: Typo add missing words
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    I see some confusion here. Let me explain it another way....


    A website has 20 links on the home page. It is a pr 2 site. None are marked "NoFollow".
    Of the 20 links they are all navigation links.
    So each of those links pass 2 / 20 = .1 pr to the pages they point to.


    Now I go back and add 10 contextual links to 10 blog post on the home page.
    These links are marked "NoFollow" so the equation now becomes

    2 / 30 = .06 pr is passed by any link from the home page that is not marked "NoFollow"


    If I remove the "NoFollow" attribute the equation still remains the same.


    2 / 30 = .06 is passed by any link from the home page.


    Each link whether is it marked "NoFollow" or not dilutes the PR passed.
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Jan 17th, 2019 at 02:10 PM. Reason: Clarity
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    My bad typo errors, actually you have used "dofollow" in your above post and I said this term doesn't exists only follow and "nofollow" attributes are being used.
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    Hi KnowOneSpecial

    So what you're saying basically is that the more links you have on the page, the less pr those links pass along?
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    Originally Posted by standardquality
    So what you're saying basically is that the more links you have on the page, the less pr those links pass along?
    That is correct.
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    That is correct.
    So, it is better to remove internal links if it is not required than adding "nofollow" attribute right
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    Originally Posted by marthy13b
    For internal links that you do not want to share your page rank, you can always set the link to no follow.
    No, see the images how it works





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    Originally Posted by Prof.stan
    So, it is better to remove internal links if it is not required than adding "nofollow" attribute right
    If you are trying to control the PR flow, then removing the links will accomplish this. However if the link is there for the UX, and it is an internal link, then I do not recommend making it "NoFollow"

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