• Mikk

    Personally, I think it’s a bit overhyped.
    In short:

    No-follow the link if the site isn’t trustworthy
    Do-follow the link if you think it’s valuable, useful, credible etc..

    Just my 2 cents.

  • http://WWW.EXTRA-CASH-ONLINE.COM/ Robert Connor

    Googles double talk sometimes can leave your head spinning. We just make them all do follow and let God sort it out!

  • http://techtage.com/ Rohit Palit

    Cutts advises people to use rel=nofollow in infographic embed codes, which is missing here. ;)

  • Gridlock

    If you have the ability to dictate if an offsite link is nofollow or dofollow in the first place, then it should be nofollow (more or less) as it’s pretty obviously NOT a natural, “editorial” link.

  • Gridlock

    If you have the ability to dictate if an offsite link is nofollow or dofollow in the first place, then it should be nofollow (more or less) as it’s pretty obviously NOT a natural, “editorial” link.

  • Gridlock

    You make the links that you place on other sites dofollow and let Google sort them out – good for you. The thing sorting it out will be “Penguin”.

  • Guest

    Except that the embed content is property of Search Engine Land, which makes the embed link address an internal link.

  • http://WWW.EXTRA-CASH-ONLINE.COM/ Robert Connor

    Your right Gridlock, but we still make all links on or off site do follow. If Google wants to punish us so be it…

  • http://WWW.EXTRA-CASH-ONLINE.COM/ Robert Connor

    Your right Gridlock, but we still make all links on or off site do follow. If Google wants to punish us so be it…

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    There’s an entire section in the story above that explains this.

  • Gridlock

    The down-vote was a collective one from everyone with “SEO” in their job title, and the up-vote was from Matt Cutts.

  • http://netmarketsuccess.com/ Silviu

    Hi Danny,

    I am very interested in the blog commenting and links part. I think the correct strategy is to comment on all type of blogs (dofollow, nofollow) and with all type of comment systems (facebook, disqus, livefyre, commentluv etc).

    My problem is how can I insert the nofollow tag in some of the comments people make on my blog. I don’t want all the links people drop in the comment section be nofollow, just some of them. I use WordPress and Commentluv.

    Have a wonderful day

  • http://www.warrenchandler.com/ Warren Chandler

    Liking the infographic, but I have to agree with Mikk – it’s much ado about nothing as far as I’m concerned. However, it’s still important to get your links in order.

  • http://www.coingenesis.com/ ankit mishra

    The news is really awesome, but my question is that “which tag we need to use on website social media Links(fb,twitter,LinkedIn,Pinterest, Google plus, etc) ” (dofollow, nofollow)?

  • http://faktor.biz/ Krzysztof Furtak

    I put nofollow in sitewide link in footer. Google answer? Unnatural link…

  • http://webdesy.com/ Kenneth von Rauch

    So, Google is Ok with paid links as long as they don’t pass along Google juice!

  • Allie Kingsley

    Is no-following safe ? I see some sites which rank very high with just internal links and zero inbound links. Only thing i notice is they have too many external links in the post all of them no followed.

  • Allie Kingsley

    Is no-following safe ? I see some sites which rank very high with just internal links and zero inbound links. Only thing i notice is they have too many external links in the post all of them no followed.

  • oliver

    Great infographic. I think the nofollow tag is very underused. It can be a great way of showing your intentions to Google and can save you from being seen to ‘manipulate’ PageRank.

  • AWais

    sir no follow links can give help to improve rank of my sit ?
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    algebra

  • http://techsonicseoindia.com/ Akash Verma

    good infographic: but i m telling about no follow, it is only for search engine, user have doesn’t matter its dofollow or nofollow