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Selling Links And Nofollow
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:32 AM
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:31 AM
Not to mention that it's bad form at the very least, possibly entering into the territory of fraud if you're being paid for one thing but delivering something else. The linkee's would need to be told before paying that you intend to nofollow your links. Which is probably going to get you kicked out of the program.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:36 PM
Some people ARE buying links to manipulate Google's PageRank and anchor text transformations -- which, of course, is why Google is so upset with paid links. If you want to sell ads and have control over how they link out, I suggest you shop around and find another network.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:38 PM
Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:18 PM
There are two broad reasons for paying for links: SEO influence and traffic. If the links are clearly for traffic, then there is little/no reason why clients would care whether the links are nofollowed. If they are clearly to try to influence the SERPS, then changing the formatting of the links will raise the ire of your clients. If selling links on your site is something you are contemplating, but have not yet implemented, then coming up with a system that flags the links as nofollows _before_ going live would be in your best interest.
If you can't do the nofollow, putting a "sponsored link" text header above the sponsored links would clarify things. Google does not NOFOLLOW their adwords links, but they do put a "Sponsored Links" header over the ads. Here is the start of the PPC ads section of a search for "apple pie". Note that the a href tag does not have a rel="nofollow", but that there is a Sponsored Links header over the ad:
<ol onmouseover="return true" class=nobr>
<a id=an1 href="/aclk?sa=L&ai=CguwbT47wSrShDcuItgeHxoiPA8rFn5wB8Puqqwyi7LAFEAEoBFCquKbC-P____8BYMmmiI3kpMATyAEBqgQZT9DGsF-Ba4Y7ZHqpPPBtcCkwCJCVW_dHvw&num=1&sig=AGiWqtxWXx_lvm27ZUB9gZPFPVMQx_vpXA&q=http://clickserve.dartsearch.net/link/click%3Flid%3D43000000179995180%26ds_s_kwgid%3D58000000004097936%26ds_e_adid%3D3217135482%26ds_e_matchtype%3Dsearch%26ds_url_v%3D2">
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:20 AM
if you are setting the links as no follow then it deffinitly sounds like you are misleading the people who are buying them. Since the main reason people buy links in the first place is to gain reputation in the SE's, i don't think your advertisers are going to be too happy if they find out that the link are not being followed
Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:45 AM
If your advertisers are buying them purely for traffic..then there is no real issue.
But if they are buying them for PR purposes then I agree with Randy...you would be close to committing fraud by "no-follow"..be careful!!
In fact forget the whole idea!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:13 AM
When I sell advertising on my site and identify it as such and comply with the search engine guidelines by adding the rel nofollow to the link to the advertisers site by agreement, does the engines count the link from the advertisers site back to my site of any value. Does that link help my site in any way and if so could you explain “HOW” apart from the monetary cost I receive.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:13 PM
Do the links to your site have nofollow on them? If so, they probably aren't counting as a link. If not, then they probably do count as a link.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:33 PM
No the links linking in do not have nofollow.
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