Are links to HubPages 'No Follow'?

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  1. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 12 years ago

    Are links to HubPages 'No Follow'?

    And what does 'No Follow' mean exactly? Are they totally worthless? How do you get 'Do follow' links - without much effort!!

  2. amsmoving profile image61
    amsmovingposted 12 years ago

    'No Follow' is an attribute given to a link on a web page to prevent the web page's authority (or link juice) from being transferred to another site. In other words, as far as Google is concerned, a link that has a 'no follow' attribute will not help your site's ranking.

    Many sites 'no follow' all links. Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia are prominent examples. There is no SEO value to links on those sites, because they are no-followed.

    Hubpages does allow followed links, but only when your user score and hubpage score reach a certain level. I'm not sure on specifics, but I believe your user score must be over 75.

    View the source on your hubpage article and look for your links. They'll be enclosed in   tags. If you see a rel="nofollow" on your link, it means it's not followed, and will not help your website in any appreciable SEO metrics.

    No follow links are not worthless. Users still see links and click on them. They just won't boost your rankings.

    As far as getting do follow links goes - there's a lot of ways. The best way is to build a site that people actually care about and would like to link to. But if you're site 999,999,999 selling cheap Viagra and Cialis, that probably won't happen.

    In that case - you'd probably need to get involved in link exchanges, directory submissions, blog commenting, all that stuff. Happy hunting.

  3. jcales profile image59
    jcalesposted 12 years ago

    natural link building is best.. a mix of do-follow and no-follow is certainly's worked with Adobe and even non-brand sites. you're following an untruth like Fox Moulder.

  4. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 12 years ago

    Dump Microsucks Internet Explorer. Get Mozilla FireFox.  In the Firefox Toolbar, enable the "NF" button.  That is a toggle that indicates the "follow" or "nofollow" status of all links on a page.

    1. Lanny Poffo profile image60
      Lanny Poffoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great comment, thanks.  I didn't know they had this ability.

  5. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 12 years ago


    I've had a look at Firefox but can't see a NF button. Can you explain where it is? (It doesn't help that mine is in French and can't see how to change the language, although I can usually understand enough to get along).

  6. Patty Hahne profile image72
    Patty Hahneposted 8 years ago

    I have a hubpage score of 80 and all my links are no follow links.  I think hubpages must have made a change to require a higher author score to get do follow links.


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