Which links (follow or no follow) are better for getting SEO value?
I know that do-follow links are better for getting my website ranked higher in Google. However, my question is for external links - from my blog.
I write a blog and I include links to websites with high DA (above 70). I am doing this to show Google first of all that my content is related to this industry from the links, but also to establish high authority for my website.
So, should I use no follow or followed links? I heard that if I have lots of external links, the effect could be opposite.
We should try to do anything naturally, I mean keep some links dofollow & some nofollow like because Google wants everything would be natural not be excess in anything.
Juan from Verz Design
Hi, you may use any links (do and no follow) to link to other sites, also no-follow links work perfectly in SEO. For example, Inc.com, Forbes, Entrepreneur use no follow links, but these links work very well.
There's always value in a link, as you've said. I'm currently trying to get published in those big magazines but it's really a struggle. From the tactics you've mentioned, I think it's the best one. Thanks!
If it was on third-party site means go with No-follow links or if those websites are run by your friends (or known persons) then have a link exchange agreement for Do-follow links.
Both DO follow and NO follow links are important in SEO. Both are links that will help to increase your credibility and authority in Google's eye.
Both follow and no follow links are helpful for getting SEO value. But follow links have more value than no follow backlinks so always try to get dofollow backlink. If you are getting nofollow backlink from any trusted website then it also increase your SEO value. You can use link building strategy to get quality links that increase your SEO value.
You should focus on quality content, and take the link to look carefully before placing it. You should balance the rate of dofollow and nofollow links, taking quality over quantity to avoid sticking to Google's algorithms.
Jenny Susan from CoopHomeGood
Nofollow links can be just as valuable as dofollow links for increasing your visibility.
While Google says “in general we don’t follow” nofollow links, that doesn’t mean they never follow the links. It just means that in general, you shouldn’t expect the same SEO benefit type from nofollow links as dofollow links.
Both links are useful when it comes to SEO point of view. Obviously, Do Follow links contains more weight but if you will only create do follow links for your site, Google will end up penalizing your site, so to keep your link profile natural, make backlink in 70-30 ratio. 70% Do Follow & 30% No Follow
Mr. & Mrs. Leads
SEO and organic rankings in Google are still one of the best ways to increase traffic and market your site or business online.
SEO is all about the content you create and how you promote it.
No matter what niche market you are in, it’s extremely important to know your audience and what type of content they want. This will help with SEO and ranking for long tail keywords that your audience is likely typing into Google.
Also make sure you niche down as much as possible, as this is where you are going to find opportunity and be able to potentially establish your site as an authority and trusted resource for information.
If you want to improve your site’s SEO and make your content better than what’s currently out there, it’s all about the content creation and content promotion plans you have for your site. These are the two most important things to remember.
CONTENT CREATION - Only create great content that provides real value and is better than what’s currently already out there. Google your competition, see what type of content they have, then create something better and be sure to include stats and visuals when possible.
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To better explain all of the above and how you can use such methods to increase traffic on your own site let’s cover the many components that go into a great marketing and branding plan to grow a website or blog. Not only will content creation come into play, it’s also how much effort you put into your content promotion as well.
In the world of blogging, this can be done in a number of ways.
We are currently using the following methods to increase traffic, backlinks and exposure to our sites:
- High quality blog content, case studies and tutorials
- Social media to connect with new audiences and share blog content
- The creation of shareable content like infographics
- Guest blogging and article contributions on other sites
- Creating expert round ups of other top bloggers and industry influencers
- Getting interviewed on other podcasts and running a podcast of our own
If you implement these tips into your own marketing and content creation efforts you should see continued success.
IF the DA is qualified, then you should go with follow.
First i would like to say that whatever off- page seo you are doing is good for your website but don't do it too much. Increase in External links don't helps you. First you should improve your Websites content and on-page seo. then start posting articles relevant to your website.
but at last what matters is content. whatever we are doing is creating content to help people and make internet safe. so i hope it will help you.
We should remember one thing that Google wants everything would be natural not be excess in anything. So, we should try to do anything naturally, I mean keep some links dofollow & some nofollow like this link.
From my opinion you can no-follow all the external links. But make sure that you have decent number of outbound links on any post or page. Also, maintaining a healthy balance between no-follow and do-follow links through out your website is a good practise.
You need do-follow links from reliable sites with high DA and you may include some do-follow links to reliable sites with high DA from your site, but no follow links9 as it was said above) won't drain juice from your site.
I think you should give do follow links to spam free sites.
We have been designing websites and providing SEO services since 2006.
The way to look at this is quite simple.
If an inbound link with "follow" set from the source adds juice to the target website from the source website, then logic dictates the same "follow" link take some juice from the source website and passes it on to the target website.
There are 2 issues you have to consider:
1. Putting "Follow" links from your website to another website drains juice from your website (you are passing some on to them) and if there is no payback to you, then why are you doing it?
2. Having lots of links out of your website devalues your outbound links as you start to look like a "link farm".
Google does judges your website based on the quality of your content and the number of "quality" links from "relevant" website to your content. Your aim should be to satisfy these important measures. So your inbound links should have relevant and quality "Anchor Text" and should be from a "Authority" website or at least a "Relevant" website.
The only factor impacting your website reputation is when Links are coming from or going to spammy websites or websites with poor reputation (malware, spam, server reputation, IP reputation, etc.) So in a sense Google judges you by the company you keep, but only to mark you down and not to mark you up!
You should set all your outbound links to "No Follow" and only use outbound links if they provide "source data" or "validation" of your materials for your readers.
I hope this helps.
You can use both or either follow or no follow. If outbound links are a high authority and there are less than 5-7 related links in 1000 word article then you good to go. Even it will increase your credibility and authority in google's eye.