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    Nofollow backlinks


    I know that nofollow links are not transferring the PR, but I wonder if it is important to have nofollow backlinks as well?
    A balance between the number of do-follow and nofollow links could be an indicator of a natural linkbuilding process?

    I know that there are some more posts in this forum related to this issue, but i haven't found any clear answer.
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    If the links relevant and could prove to be of value to you for traffic etc you shouldn't worry about it having nofollow!

    For example, links from FB have nofollow on them but can still be of value to your site because it could bring you more visitors which could convert to sales!

    In short, a quality and/or helpful link is still a link that can help you regardless to whether it has nofollow or not!

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    Originally Posted by annagi
    A balance between the number of do-follow and nofollow links could be an indicator of a natural linkbuilding process?
    NathanielB is quite accurate.

    I'll add based purely on the quoted part there is no correlation between nofollow and dofollow whatsoever. Or rather, nofollow links have no bearing on the link graph, thus no impact on the link profile, nor ranks, nor traffic, nor sales conversions.

    The only value they offer is direct referrals from the patronage of the "link from" website. Because these clickers do not interact with Google - not even their bounce rate offers any more or less value.
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    I believe it will be wise to keep a good number of both do follow and no follow backlinks to make things look more natural.

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    Originally Posted by leeja008
    So in second , no follow link is also helpful to get good SRP's in other search engine .
    While all engines that use the nofollow value exclude links that use it from their ranking calculation, the details about the exact interpretation of it vary from search engine to search engine.

    Yahoo! follows it, but excludes it from their ranking calculation.

    Bing respects "nofollow" as regards not counting the link in their ranking, but it is not proven whether or not Bing follows the link.

    Ask.com also respects the attribute.

    Yandex also respects the attribute.

    AOL uses Google data so that's 98% of all search in the Western World that so this claim is suspect.

    Baidu DOES NOT support nofollow therefore if you are targeting in China you have a different dog on the hunt.
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    Originally Posted by rnbpanels
    how we know that link no follow or do follow we identify
    < a href="link.html" rel="nofollow" >anchor < /a>
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    Backlinks are the external links from different websites pointing to your website.
    Thats not what the original poster OP asked. I think we have enough good answers. let's close this one down.

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