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    No-follow links: Damaging or no effect?


    I am doing a site audit and around 90% of the links are no follow. Do these no follow links have any value at all? I heard from some that they can actually be damaging since Google thinks you're trying to SPAM yourself to the first page. What do you guys/girls think?
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    Google just looks at no-follow links as neither a vote for or against the page to which it is linking. For example, advertisements are no-follow links.
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    Originally Posted by SEO_AM
    Google just looks at no-follow links as neither a vote for or against the page to which it is linking. For example, advertisements are no-follow links.
    So it is has no effect then, you're saying. In short, this company im auditing has tons of no-follow links, all from directories. It appears that they listed themselves multiple times in each directory site. So, for example, one of the links from the directory sites will be good, and the others were flagged as no follow (because they were from the same site). Clearly google has picked up on them and their backlinking ways. Even in this case, which is obviously spamming, there are no pentalies?
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    Some no follow links are also good for website .
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    Originally Posted by mkowlowitz
    all from directories.
    It may effect the authority - point
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    Dofollow are beneficial than dofollow it will help us to improve our site traffics and backlinks and to have a good SERP, and also nofollow it's still good in driving traffics.
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    No-follow links never damage your site,search engine never consider at ranking.

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    Yea NoFollow links aren't damaging at all.

    Do Follow links are always better and help you rank a lot quicker. But No Follow links are part of an organic SEO campaign.

    If NoFollow links hurt your site, then no one would link to their sites from social networks as those are usually NoFollow.
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    I've ordered 400 wiki articles in different web sites(wiki). They are nofollow and i havn't effect.

    If the nofollow links have some effect, it is almost nothing.
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    No follow links are not damaging at all. They don't help to increase your page rank or your position on Google search. but you obviously can get more traffic from this links which is helpful for your product. It works as a advertisement.

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