The other day I saw Rand Fishkin’s tweet linking to this article that shows that, as Rand says, “evergreen content that ranks beats everything else:”. I am, of course, inclined to agree and because I can’t keep my mouth shut on topics like this I tweeted this:
@randfish HotPads got Lifehacker coverage in 2011 that still drives 2-3k visits per month that convert.
— John Doherty (@dohertyjf) October 3, 2015
Then an interesting discussion happened between myself and Patrick Coombe, who is someone that I respect and value his opinions. He raised the point of nofollow links and how some people still think that there is no (business) value in them. This was the discussion (full tweet discussion here, image below because Twitter’s embedding doesn’t work like I need it to): At one point in that discussion I said this, to which Rand replied that now that I’m no longer at a big company, I may think differently:
@patrickcoombe @randfish I can’t tell you the last time I looked at if a link was nofollowed or not, to be honest.
— John Doherty (@dohertyjf) October 6, 2015
Obviously I believe that there is business value in high-authority nofollowed links, but I’ve come far away from thinking about links as “followed” or “nofollowed”. So, I am curious as to the rest of you. Do you still think of links as follow/nofollow, or is a link a link?
The poll closes in 2 days and I will publish the results after.
5 thoughts on “Do You Still Take “Nofollow” Links Into Consideration For SEO?”
Hi! This is my first opinion here so I just thought to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts.
Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
I still know a lot of SEO experts who doesn’t mind having a nofollow links. At some point in my online marketing career, I still find it useful especially for traffic. But there must be caution in using them and that is something online marketers must remember all the time. If people are quite confuse about it, I think they must do their own research if it still works on their website.
Daher sollte der Promoter erst einmal einen Beamer mieten,
um den vielen Interessenten die Neuigkeiten über die Grossbildprojektion näher zu bringen.
Link exchange is nothing else however it is just placing the other person’s weblog link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar in favor
Well, being a newbie in blogging, I just got to know about the dofollow and nofollow and read it somewhere that i need both type of links to rank.
But i have a question in my mind, I read that, Nofollow links does not pass any link juice, so why should i create links, which does not get my blog anything?
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