Most of my friends ask me “how should we optimize our blogs for a better PR”? To be strictly honest, it’s not that easy but, you can still optimize your blog by maximizing Backlinks and Nofollow links on your page. This should definitely increase the rank to some extent.
What is ‘NoFollow’ & how should it be used?
Well, rel=”nofollow” is a great way to optimize your blog or website. This allows web masters to control your page rank from over flow from your blog to other blogs and websites!! Links that have rel=”nofollow” in the anchor text never pass the page rank to the linked page, thus control the overflow of your page rank.
If you are confused, let me give you an example…
- DoFollow Link:
<a href=”http://www.newtechnologyinfo.com” >New technology Info</a>
(This passed PR from this page to the linked page)
- NoFollow Link:
<a href=”http://www.newtechnologyinfo.com” rel=’NoFollow’>New technology Info</a>
(This did not pass PR from this page to the linked page)
- Alternate to Nofollow (Applies for Web Pages): There are two more alternatives that are available for using Nofollow:
- The first one is to use meta tags with nofollow,
- And the other alternate is to restrict your robots.txt file not to follow your pages.
To restrict a URL, you can use following syntax:
Directories User-agent: * Disallow: URL of the page to restrict
To restrict a file you can use following syntax:
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Using nofollow and dofollow is a nice way to stop passing link juice to bad neighbourhood.. Though use it wisely. I will suggest always try to give credit to the the author of orginial post. See and example of Lifehacker they usually write an excerpt and give a link back to original author.
Though this is not the only matrix to optimize your page for better page rank. There are lots like:
# Incoming links (One way backlink is more powerful)
# On page optimization
# Internal linking
# Keyword placement with proper density
# Regularity of content update
# Age of domain name
All these also play a great role for your blog SEO and page rank.
Another important think which I like to mention for people who use affiliate link on their sidebar: ALways keep a no follow attribute to them as suggested by Google webmaster guideline.
Sorry, but can’t with the Post. In fact Harsh has posted the actual insight.
Page Rank is Calculated with a Formula used by Google where NoFollow OutBound Links doesn’t affect your PageRank… I have read that sometime linking to sites with good content related to your Site May Help your Page get a Boost in SERP… Thus giving you an Opportunity to get Backlinks.
This tip is probably the most effective one on here.
Make at least three pages on your site and link them as follows:
Page 1 >>>>>> Page 2
Page 2 >>>>>> Page 3
And this is the kicker
Page 3 >>>>>> Page 1
Google will give points to page 2 from page 1, then to page 3 from page 2, and then – if you link it back to page 1 – it starts all over again. Just count how many points this will end up giving you.
I go with your point, Gooogle avoid Linkfarm. Specially that’s why you will not see blogroll in many blogs.
Creating a 3 way link structure is more effective way of creating backlinks and position in SERPS.
How to know whether the website is no follow or do-follow? And how to make a blog comment do-follow?