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The only two reasons to use nofollow on external links are: A user submitted link that has not been reviewed. The link could be spam, or even if it is on-topic, possibly self promotion. In theory this discourages spammers because it removed the benefit of gaining search engine rankings by spamming your site. A link is sponsored, paid, or reciprocal. ...


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"Nofollow" provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link." So, you can do as you pleased. It's ok to have link from companies that you cover in your articles. Typical use cases include links created by 3rd party commenters on blogs, or links the author wishes to point to, but ...


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No, these would be considered natural editorial links and thus its perfectly reasonable to pass 'link equity' to these sites. Some sites do apply nofollow to all links, but personally i dont think this is a good idea, as it may inhibit companies from working with you on editorial pieces. The reason nofollow is applied to paid / sponsored content, is a ...


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They mean the same if you follow HTML5’s definitions: HTML5’s definition of the link type nofollow is: The nofollow keyword indicates that the link is not endorsed by the original author or publisher of the page, or that the link to the referenced document was included primarily because of a commercial relationship between people affiliated with the ...


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The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Yes, same as rel="nofollow", except the nofollow in the meta tag applies to all the links on the page. Or does the meta tag version refer to wether robots should crawl the links on the page, rather than if they pass 'link ...


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too many follow links, indeed, not good. I would do the same what matt cuts said about rel=nofollow. As long as it has no relevant content, I would let it with follow link. For me, the content is everything (and learn always how to write effectively and useful for others) and from the best content, we have high possibility to earn backlink like others do. ...


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If you trust the page don't use nofollow. How did you earn PR from external sites? Because they trust your site or the webmaster didn't care/know about using rel=nofollow. So why not return the favor? Personally I use it almost only on links to big sites like facebook & co. For small pages that I trust I use rel=follow. The recommendations from google ...



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