Two final thoughts on nofollow links from Google…

Will Google penalize sites which only link using the nofollow attribute?

As many webmasters are linking only in nofollow killing the natural way of links do you think Google will penalize people who only link out with nofollow att…

How does Google treat sites where all external links are no-follow?

How does Google treat sites where all external links are no-follow? I understand the purpose of no-follow is for webmasters to indicate which links are paid,…

I’m not a big fan of nofollow links in general. I strongly agree with Google’s Matt Cutts that sites should use some sort of system where a user or person leaving a comment can become trusted enough to have their links pass the sites page rank. I’ve said before that a person leaving a comment that adds to the conversation or provides real value in the content of their comment they deserve more than a nofollow link in return for their contribution.

That being said, if you really stick to what nofollow links were created for, you can’t go wrong using them.

Nofollow links were created for use on ads or paid links along with any site or source you do not endorse. No more, no less. What has complicated the issue is that many high ranking sites have truly taken this too far.

Many “Authority” sites abuse the rel=nofollow attribute by making every outgoing link nofollow. This is truly a perversion of how links are naturally supposed to work. The benefits of links were intended to be equal for both parties. As it stands, the only one that benefits from the links is the site using nofollow.