NoFollow duck: Bad duck, NoFollow link: bad link?

NoFollow duck: Bad duck, NoFollow link: bad link?

28.09.2011

nofollow links, nofollow ducks

So, how to visualize NoFollowing?

When I think of following, I think of ducks. Why? I have no idea, but they are always following each other. And a duck that does not follow is probably kind of worthless, but as long as just one or two ducks are noFollow ducks, you can easily live with it, the ones that follow will keep you up and running. And you might as well chase the Nofollow duck and try to change it into a follow-one. But what happens if most of your ducks are noFollow? They does not give any value to you, because they are not following you to the same place as you are going.

Links are like ducks. The doFollow ones are the good ones

You survive if you have one noFollow link and five follow links. Then the follow-links will support you and push you forward. The noFollow link will not help you a lot, but it will not hurt you either. But now you probably understand that you should try to get the DoFollow-links instead of NoFollow ones?

Examples of followed and noFollow links

Followed links: Most forums, links from articles in directories, links from inside blog-posts.

NoFollow links: Links from Twitter and some social medias. Most blog comments are also nofollow. So stop sp*mming the comment fields with links, you do not want that kind of links anyway.

This post full of nonsense is by the way my way of attending a competition for a T-shirt with a hidden link on. The competition is on the “Nakna sanningen” blog..

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  • http://ibuy-reviews.com BFD

    Really?? Do you mean no-follow link is nothing? 

    My understand is all links have its benefits also no-follow. No follow link is better than no link at all. Please share..

    • http://twitter.com/JonathanBJ Jonathan Björkskog

      I see it like this: Nofollow links are good for getting page indexed, and nofollow links on good places (Facebook, mm) gives you traffic. That’s very good! Nofollow links in blog comments does not give you a lot. They may pass a little link juice but not as much as it would be worth it spamming a lot of blogs with comments. But if you have a huge amount of nofollow links they will help a little. And nofollow links are good for getting a natural “link balance” between followed and nofollowed links as well. But a single nofollow link is not worth a lot. Though, it is better than nothing, like you said! :)

  • http://www.register-domainname.in Domain name India

    I like these ducks very much. So I will follow…

    • http://twitter.com/JonathanBJ Jonathan Björkskog

      Ducks are great..:)

  • Isabella james

    great post thank you

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    • http://twitter.com/JonathanBJ Jonathan Björkskog

      Okay. Are you aware of that you only get nofollow links when spamming my comment–form? I am using Disqus for commenting, and there is always nofollow. So you won’t get better rankings by spamming this..

  • http://www.apexcoir.com/ Coco peat exporter

    This is first time seeing this website  I appreciate your sharing,

  • http://www.wavepowerconundrums.com/ Alexandra Price

    hi Jonathan. I was wondering whether I could possibly use your duck picture in my blog ‘wave power conundrums’ in exchange for a (do follow!) link to this blog? -cheers -Ally

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