Thursday, July 27, 2017

Alexa Sites Linking In

So, here's some good knowledge that could change over time:

Alexa.com "sites linking in" carry the nofollow tag at alexa.com/siteinfo/.., I just checked.

Ok, were good on that knowledge. Now how about this: Alexa "sites linking in" at alexa.com/linksin/... are dofollows, but require a log in to see.

In conclusion: Alexa "sites linking in" are nofollows, unless engine algorithms look at Alexa's logged in pages. What does this mean? It means that you probably are not getting credit for incoming links at Alexa. Not a big deal, in my opinion. I still use "sites linking in" to find new ad opportunities.

So, what do you think?


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Get Dofollow Backlinks

Video: Optimistic Marketing Strategies

Wow! Hotdog! Just watch this, take notes, then create a plan of action. You got to want to succeed more than your competitors.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Turn nofollow backlinks to dofollow

Josh MacDonald: "Reddit is a popular social networking slash news site where users can submit content which will be voted on by other members. All backlinks are nofollow by default but after a few upvotes, they turn to dofollow."

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Priorities of a Search Engine

We can gage search engines' priorities, looking at their terms and conditions. We can also look at the things they implement, like the nofollow attribute.

We know that relevant keyword results in SERPs (search engine result pages) are a priority. That is an easy one.

From my experience with doing keyword searches, I can say that engines have improved their result pages over the last few years. My guess is that they have been successfully combating the SEO's ability to trick the algorithms for higher keyword rank. Keyword relevancy is important to engine user satisfaction.

The nofollow attribute is in existence for the benefit of all engine users. It helps to reduce unrelevant web pages coming up in the SERPs.

I am thankful for the nofollow tag because it reduces engine spam. I too use engines to search. I do not just use it to promote my web site.

Useful resources and services located at the top of all keyword searches is the ultimate goal of search engines. A useful web page is one that users need based on their keyword search.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Future of Nofollow Tag

Making Unethical SEO More Difficult

There is a good possibility that the nofollow attribute may be phased-out soon. The reason for this is found by first looking at engines' priorities of SERPs: Keyword phrase being searched must be relevant to results.

The nofollow attribute was born from Matt Cutts of Google team of SEO spam workers, not from the maintainers of core engine algorithms.

If engines simply downgrade all web sites that are easy to post a link to, then there should be less need for the nofollow attribute.

The nofollow is simply an extra idea on reducing spam that is unnessesary.

Engines like when their algorithms function effectively. One thing they are experimenting with is the nofollow attribute. This html tag is in existence to reduce irrelevant outgoing links. When a web page has good hyper-text matching it shows page quality. In simple terms, the nofollow tag reduces link spam producing higher quality SERPs.

Before the nofollow, webmasters had more of a fiduciary (position of trust) role in maintaining quality web content. The spam occurs when webmasters place their link on another site with an irrelevant theme to theirs.

There is a need for the nofollow attribute, in the area of blog posting. Blogs show too much irrelevancy with outgoing links, mostly attatched to the Name field of users who post.

What engines could be seeing now is a reduction in the usefulness of blogs. Most these sites, from what I see, are not the best literature in the world. Also the freeness (being of no cost to user) of blogs makes them less likely to have useful resources and services.

If engines downgrade the blog and all other sites that are easy to post a link to, then there should be less need for the nofollow attribute. In other words a better change to engine algorithms may be to give a penalty to sites that allow large amounts of free link posting.

We all should help engines find ways to make unethical SEO more difficult. Getting rid of the nofollow will happen when webmasters show more respect for hyper-text matching.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Posting to Nofollows

According to Matt Cutts, SEO spam worker at Google, the nofollow may have a different meaning at some sites. In a video he made at Two questions about nofollow, at 2:32 into the video, he says that it is possible for some websites to create a special nuance policy with Google to make nofollow more DoFollow.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

On Nofollow Attribute

According to Wikipedia, the nofollow attribute was started by Google’s head of webspam team Matt Cutts and Jason Shellen using Blogger.com in 2005. They have the nofollow copyrighted and are subject to a royalty free patent policy.

According to Google, announced in 2005, hyperlinks with nofollow do not influence the link target's PageRank. That is the only rule webmasters need to know about this regarding organic search engine optimization work.

What I'd like to know is if other engines use the nofollow. If they do, how much money does M. Cutts and J. Shellen get from this? Anyone know?

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