Why is "nofollow" used?

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Why is "nofollow" used?

Postby backwow » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:04 am

Some sites use nofollow attributes with some links.what's their purpose to use nofollow? What is the benefit they'll get?
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Postby Kaiser » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:48 pm

Because if you feature low-quality (spammy) links on your site it can affect your rankings.

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Postby rayter » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:09 pm

Putting nofollow attributes is a good strategy to prevent spammers from posting irrelevant comments to a site.

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Postby bayoisa » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:28 am

Nofollow links can be used for your site if you don't want pages crawled and indexed. This is applicable to irrelevant pages. For blogs and forums, nofollow can be used to prevent spam.

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Re: Why is "nofollow" used?

Postby aubreyrafaeli » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:34 pm

backwow wrote:Some sites use nofollow attributes with some links.what's their purpose to use nofollow? What is the benefit they'll get?

Nofollow is an HTML attribute that instruct search engines spiders/crawlers to not follow (crawl) a particular web page.

Benefits? Well, I guess... its main benefit has something to do with the word "PRIVACY". Imagine this... if there will be no "nofollow" attribute, everything will be crawled... even the messages (PMs) in your forums accounts will be seen by other Internet users. ;)

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Postby chauhan » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:02 am

bayoisa wrote:Nofollow links can be used for your site if you don't want pages crawled and indexed. This is applicable to irrelevant pages. For blogs and forums, nofollow can be used to prevent spam.



For your kind information Nofollow links are crawled by Google but Google does not count that link for ranking purpose but for traffic purpose you can also do Nofollow comment.
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Postby paulean » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:58 pm

This differs from the meaning of nofollow as used within a robots meta tag, which does tell a search engine: "Do not follow" ...and do follow are those which tells search engine robots to follow this hyperlink

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Postby abbiabe » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:42 am

Nofollow is an HTML quality value used to teach some search engines that a hyperlink should not power the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.

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Postby Organs » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:03 pm

preventing spamming for sure. Now Google considers nofollow links as backlinks too, but they will not pass on any PR juice.

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Postby andr77 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:44 am

You are pretty right here, but still since it may bring you some traffic, then I think such links are of great use
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Postby Blake » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:15 am

I'm not so sure no follow work the same as do follow, though I heard some researches were made in this field and the results were positive.In any case it doesn't work for me as I expect it

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Postby gina222114 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:02 pm

For some situation, there are some pages you don't wanna the searchengine crawled and indexed, you can use a Nofollow link to make them avoid the Crawler.
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Re: Why is "nofollow" used?

Postby comsdev » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:32 am

nofollow attributes protect you site from spammers for brief detail visit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

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Re: Why is "nofollow" used?

Postby vstrategy » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:25 pm

nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index. But the link can gain a traffic. That is the benefit of no-follow links.
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Re: Why is "nofollow" used?

Postby infoman66 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:59 pm

For ordinary people: nofollow attribute is used to disparage the link in the eyes crwlera. That link is regular, but Google does not take into account when ranking the site.
They are usually used on forums and blogs to prevent spam-promotion.


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