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No Follow Tags affect article panel, sidebar or both?

tracyc
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No Follow Tags affect article panel, sidebar or both?

When I select nofollow for an article post does it prevent search engines from following the links in the article panel, the sidebar, or both?

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Tracy
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Last edited by simonslade on 20 Mar 13 10:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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cecille.l
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Hi Tracy,

The no follow tag can be assigned to links or to web pages. If your web page is no follow then search engines will not follow any external links on the web page. You can refer to this article in Google Webmaster discussing how they handle No Follow

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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thel.online.ph
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Hi,

When you select no follow for your article post, YES it prevent search engines from following the links. No Follow tags was originally created to block search engines from following links. The nofollow tag simply says to a search engine to disregard this link as it is not to a 'trusted' source. The page at the other end of the no follow link will not benefit in PageRank.
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tracyc
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Thanks for those answers but they don't really answer the question I was asking. Maybe I wasn't clear enough.

I use Platinum SEO pack and I can use it to make my links 'no follow' when I'm creating an article post. Does that selection affect the outbound links in the sidebar also? Or only the ones in the article?

Thanks.
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michellerana
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It depends on your settings. You have the option to have nofollow settings for category listings, archive listings or tags for each post/page if you are using the Platinum SEO plugin.

If you want to set internal links (links on your sidebar) to be followed and indexed but don’t want to have external links followed, you could try another plugin and search the Wordpress archive: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sea ... llow&sort=
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bigvoice
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Please tell me again please, what the advantage is to having no follow links. I know search engines can't follow them, but why is that important? Thanks.
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sumit
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bigvoice wrote:Please tell me again please, what the advantage is to having no follow links. I know search engines can't follow them, but why is that important? Thanks.

No follow links are ignored by search engines because of some strict algorithms, but users can still make a use to click, well, you know human nature is suspicious. And after Latest Updates From search engine let the people Enter in realm with Natural Work . So Combination of Both Do-follow and no-follow makes the Work natural .
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daviskathy393
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No follow does not affect anything but it helps only for traffic generation and for nothing else.
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pieterbolk88
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you need to put a nofollow to every link that's going to the page
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mybest.forums179
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No Follow Tag is very beneficial for get more back link and more traffic with the help of Article submission.
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