Nofollow on fan links

  1. Misha profile image78
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Can somebody enlighten me on this, please?

    Why some of my fan links are normal, and some are nofollowed?

    Thanks, Misha

  2. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    Only mutual fans will have the fan page links followed.  This is to prevent (or at least reduce) any advantage that may be gained from "fan spam" -- which is where someone might try to get a lot of back links to their profile page by becoming the fan of hundreds of other authors, typically without regard to quality or genuine interest.

    We notice, and don't really appreciate this kind of behavior.  I would caution Hubbers not to automatically become someone's fan just because they joined your fan club.  Look at their contributions and make a decision based on that.

  3. Misha profile image78
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Paul, this explains it. I promise to behave smile