Benefits of Nofollow Backlinks for your Blog

Benefits of Nofollow Backlinks for your Blog

If you are into SEO then you must be quite familiar with “No-Follow” tag.


Well, this tag is something that webmasters always love to discuss and experiment with.

The common questions about no-follow links that people usually ask are:

  • Do No-Follow Links contribute to a site’s SEO?
  • Are No-Follow tags completely being ignored by Google?
  • Should we make Nofollow links?
  • Are there benefits of any form of Nofollow backlinks?

This list goes really long !!

So, let me cover all these points and clear as many doubts as you have.

What are NoFollow Links?

Well in simple language,

Nofollow links are those which do not pass any link juice.

It’s just a sign for search engines saying “Don’t Follow this link” or “Don’t count this”.

To make a nofollow link, a Nofollow tag is used as shown below.

Nofollow link example:

<a href="" rel="nofollow">Anchor Text</a>

Even though these links don’t pass any link juice,

They still are very much valuable.

And, that’s what I will be covering in the next portion of this post.

Well, yes these backlinks are not directly helping you to get any SEO benefit.

But guess what,

These links contribute a lot!

Many of your rankings are stable just because of Nofollow backlinks!


Continue reading.

So, here the benefits of Nofollow backlinks…

Traffic, Traffic, and Traffic

Traffic is something without which you won’t get conversions of any form (may it be ad clicks, leads, sales, etc).

Getting a nofollow link from any relevant source can directly help you in getting a boost of traffic.

No matter what niche you are into,

A nofollow relevant link will be always helping lead to some extra traffic.

I guess there’s nothing much to explain under this heading.

On one of my website,

I’ve got a link from Wikipedia (which is nofollow).

And, that single link brings me 50-200 views daily.

50-200 may soundless,

But for me what matters the most is traffic quality!

I’m getting the exact type of traffic that I want on that post and that single wiki link helps me get it.

Moreover, Guess what!

That post of mine is now ranked well on page 1.

Its all due to user engagement.

Like if you get a nofollow contextual link from Mashable,

It is then pretty much obvious that,

You will be getting a good amount of traffic (maybe in thousands).

And, thus you can expect the good number of social shares,

Which in turn will get you more traffic.

Plus, if your content is really good,

Your site will get great user engagement.

And thus, it can help you in rankings too.

All Indirectly!

Makes your Site Look Natural

Make your site look natural, Google is a zoo filled with animals

Well having a good balance of both nofollow and dofollow backlinks make your site’s link profile look natural.

This keeps you safe from updates that tend to penalize you for making backlinks.

Making some nofollow backlinks can help you in diversifying your profile,

Which can help you escape any potential Google penalty.

Increases DA, PA & other Metrics

Though DA, PA, Ahrefs rank, Alexa rank, etc are not at all associated with Google or any other search engine,

Still, most of us check.

And, try to improve these metrics.

And, there’s nothing wrong in doing so.

Advertisers for sponsored posts, listings and ad slots doesn’t have much info about your website’s statistics.

And therefore the only factors they rely on are Domain Authority, Page Authority, Alexa rank, etc.

Though nofollow tags are not seen as a direct ranking factor by Google and other search engines,

Other sites like Moz, Ahrefs, Alexa have a complete index of all your backlinks.

So, having a good number of nofollow backlinks (from good sites),

Can easily help you increase your DA, PA and other metrics.

Builds Authority

Nofollow contextual backlinks also help your site gain some authority.

You start getting extra referral traffic,

You probably will also be getting new subscribers,

Your links on big websites can help your site gain trust.

But all this happens,

When you provide Quality in your posts!

Safest tag

One more benefit/advantage of nofollow backlinks is that its safe.

Well, I’m calling it safe.

Because you really don’t have to worry about nofollow links that point to your site.

Well, these were some really cool benefits of having nofollow backlinks!

But I’m sure you still have more questions,

So, keep reading.

Should we Make NoFollow Backlinks?

Link building involves a lot of smart work that must keep your site standing on top even when the animals from the zoo are let free.

So, to have a balance just comment on other blogs related to your niche,

This way you will be building the relationship.

And, at the same time gaining some no-follow links (coz most of the comment links are no-follow).

So I would let them just come naturally instead of making them.

Do you have any more queries and doubts regarding this issue?

If yes, just ask below in the comment.

Written by Vishal Rana

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'PresentBlogging'. Grey Hat Hacker, Cyber Security Consultant, Information Security Researcher, Programmer, Developer, Social Engineer, Penetration Tester, Professional Blogger and SEO expert.


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