I am the owner of a reviews website and I am constantly getting requests from people asking me to remove links to their sites or they will disavow the links and they threaten me with Google penalties.
All of this is a bit frustrating because I already use
nofollow on any link outside my site's domain. Second, I've never heard of Google penalizing a site for linking to other websites.
My question is twofold:
- Do disavowed links penalize the site that was disavowed?
- Does the
nofollowattribute on tags absolutely guarantee that the link is not followed and not counted for search engine ranking?
Why don't more people know about