I currently maintain both a retail store and a repository of user manuals for those products. These websites are both situated on the same domain (mystore.com and manuals.mystore.com respectively).

At present, on many individual manuals, I have added a "Buy From Mystore.com" button, linking to the appropriate page on the retail store. In addition to these links, I'd also like to add a small banner on some categories (say Accessories) linking to the appropriate section of the retail store in a similar vain.

I was just wondering if it is recommended to use nofollow on these links, or whether I am safe to exclude this as they are not necessarily pay links and link to relevant content of our own.

Thanks for reading. I apologize if any info is needed, I am happy to elaborate if needed.

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    Personally if these manuals are relevant to the main site you should try to merge them into one solid domain, as this could help your search rankings. Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 0:35

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I see no reason for specifying nofollow on these links (on the same domain).

nofollow only needs to be used on untrusted or paid-for links.

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