Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Subscribe to HRA Now!

 



Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?

Share and download Custom Google Analytics Reports, dashboards and advanced segments--for FREE! 

 



 

 www.CustomReportSharing.com 

From the folks who brought you High Rankings!



Photo
- - - - -

Adding The Nofollow Tag To Top & Bottom Navigation Links


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 andyjv

andyjv

    HR 2

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hi, 

 

I'm currently reviewing our top and bottom navigation links which are site wide. 

 

I've seen a recent report online which states you should put the rel="nofollow" tag to links such as 'Contact', 'About' and others. 

 

Is this a recommended technique? I've set a nofollow to pages such as 'Terms and Conditions' but our 'About' page has high quality, original content. 

 

It would be great to hear your opinions.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andy 



#2 chrishirst

chrishirst

    A not so moderate moderator.

  • Moderator
  • 7,103 posts
  • Location:Blackpool UK

Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:33 PM


I've seen a recent report online which states you should put the rel="nofollow" tag to links such as 'Contact', 'About' and others. 

 

Ignore it.

 

 

Is this a recommended technique? I

 

Not by anybody who knows what they are doing.

 

 

 

I've set a nofollow to pages such as 'Terms and Conditions' but our 'About' page has high quality, original content. 

 

Do you not "trust" or "approve of" links on your own documents TO your own URLs?



#3 qwerty

qwerty

    HR 10

  • Moderator
  • 8,628 posts
  • Location:Somerville, MA

Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

If the people recommending you do this are basing their advice on the concept of "PR sculpting" or controlling how much PR flows through your links, you should know that a page that has 5 links on it splits its PR 5 ways -- each link gets one-fifth. If one of those links has a nofollow on it, the remaining four links still get one-fifth each. They don't get bumped up because of the nofollow.

 

If you have a legitimate reason why you wouldn't want a search engine to index a given page, just use the robots exclusion protocol. But sticking nofollow on your own content is not going to help you.



#4 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 33,005 posts

Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

 

Is this a recommended technique?

 

 

 

As the others have said, no it's not at all recommended and would be a pure waste of time. Not to mention in your particular case it would just be dumb.



#5 andyjv

andyjv

    HR 2

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:55 AM

Thank you very much for your replies. Much appreciated. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

SPAM FREE FORUM!
 
If you are just registering to spam,
don't bother. You will be wasting your
time as your spam will never see the
light of day!