First of all, I know so little about what I am presenting in this question that I hope to be clear enough for you to understand.
When I used a picture from flickr, and thanked the photographer in the comments below the picture, I accidentally saw the html, and it said nofollow for the comment I was adding. I don't know html, but I saw the word nofollow in the code.
If I am able to edit the code to change that nofollow to follow, do I want to? Is it beneficial?
Would it anger the "powers that be" whoever that is at flickr so that I could be banned from using their site?
Does a nofollow backlink help us at all?
I hope this is clear enough for someone to give me a good answer.
A nofollow link tells search engines not to crawl the link you indexed. If you change it to follow, flickr will be more than happy, but if the persons profile isn't that good it could damage your hubs reputation and your reputation as a whole. So it would be advisable to stick with a no-follow. If you need any more help please feel free to ask. I'm an expert in this field
Is there a way to determine if their profile is good or bad?
Yes, judge their profile by checking out whether they have useful content there, it could be dam hard. The only suggestion is keep it as a nofollow.
You would have to check out whether they have original content (or photos in this case). You'll also need to check their out bound links and those pages for originality. If these things are fine then you could opt for a do follow.
by Taylor3 years ago
A few weeks ago, my account dropped below 75...because I was gone for a month or so, and no activity caused the drop. Well I came back from a few trips, got my account up to 79, but all of my links are still no...
by Ru-an6 years ago
Ok ive read a lot about SEO of late, but havent found much about backlinking. Everyone says its important, but they dont really say where to get your backlinks. Is it even something you can control? Last i heard...
by Wesman Todd Shaw5 years ago
On the Info Barrel forum someone stated that Google gives a "hell to the no," regarding it's classification or purported prejudices concerning nodofollow vs dofollow. . . .folks are saying,"werd up,...
by Wesman Todd Shaw5 years ago
It's almost embarrassing to me; but I have no idea how to know what backlinks are DoFollow, and No Follow. Someone please simplify this for me, and tell me how I can know the difference.I can research things and...
by Nell Rose6 years ago
Hi, I just thought I would sign up for Xomba for my back links as Redgage is a complete waste of time as I can never get a link to work! So I joined blogger and I don't like that! So tonight I thought I would have a go...
by Glenn Stok4 years ago
I was studying the Authorship Markup on the new profile format that has been released for staff only at this time. I noticed that the HTML link to other profiles is coded as rel="me nofollow". This...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.