I would like to have the option to put "no follow" link in my hubs. I don't want my competition to rank higher because of my link juice.
Is hubpage going to install this feature to allow us to put No Follow links?
Squidoo.com allows us to do that.
I will wait until they fix a bug, before I use it for my affiliate pages.
If hubpage gives us the option to put No follow links, that will be much useful, and make me stay!
I agree, there is no need to pass dofollow to those crypted linkshare, clickbank or other affiliate links. There should be drop down menu option for nofollow in link capsule.
Allowing us to post "No follow" links and encourage every hubber to no follow their affiliate links will greatly reduce the links juices of our competitors, and increase the overall income of hubpages.com
Why hasn't any hubpages.com staff respond with interest on this proposal yet?
Adding a "no follow" option in our link button will do it.
Squidoo let us do that easily.
Wow! This would be great! I have wanted to compare products but have been hesitant to because I would be supporting them and I am tiny - I need all the help I can get.
This would be wonderful!
I suspect the reluctance to allow us to make our own nofollow links for affiliates is that it will cost hubpages revenue in the end. If all of us move our links from capsules and embedd them as nofollow in our text, then hubpages gets absolutely nothing from sales. The way they have it now, they get 40 percent of our affiliate links.
It would seem you really don't understand what "Nofollow" links are or how they work based upon your comment. Maybe you should Google the term and read about it a little bit.
The main reason it is used is to stop passing on Google Juice to the page that is being linked to. Nofollow is a signal to Google not to pass on Google PageRank, take this link as a "Vote" for the page being linked to and not to follow this link when Googlebot indexes the Internet.
I can't possibly see how it would effect the revenue HubPages would get. HP already automatically makes all Amazon links Nofollow. Nofollow doesn't effect revenue, unless your selling text link ads, it has to do with search engines and mostly relates to SEO. If Nofollow links had any impact upon revenue do you think they would be making all Amazon links Nofollow automatically? No of course they wouldn't.
This Nofollow idea has my vote. +1
Ok, right now if you use an amazon capsule, that link will be no follow – if it’s used in the capsule. It doesn’t pass any link juice to amazon BUT hubpages still gets 40 percent of the impressions because you are using a capsule.
Now let’s say there is an option to make a nofollow link within the text of your article. You can’t do that now because it is currently dofollow so it passes on link juice. I’m with you, I would love to be able to make text links in the article (not in a capsule) nofollow too. That way I can promote my product without giving juice to amazon who is my competition. But if I had that option, I would probably imbed all my amazon links in the my text INSTEAD of using capsules, because I can still send buyers to amazon but now I get 100 % of the sales because I’m not using a capsule. If enough people move all their amazon links into their text and stop using capsules then hubpages stops making as much money off of amazon sales because fewer people are using capsules and more people are imbedding nofollow links into their text.
To put it simply, it affects revenue because less people will be using capsules, therefore hubpages makes less off amazon sales. Why would people stop using capsules? Because they can now imbed their links in their text using nofollow links – so they can promote their amazon products without passing link juice and without hubpages getting anything.
That’s what I would do, that’s why I want nofollow links too. I would pepper my articles with nofollow amazon links knowing I’m not passing the juice to the completion and keeping 100% of sales to myself.
Obviously amazon sales might not be the only reason, but I can definitely see how it could impact revenue. I understand how nofollow works by the way.
I don't think the no-follow tag would send everyone over to embedding amazon links because
a) You can only have two external links to a domain
b) the beauty of Hubpages is that you don't have to spend hours of your time messing around creating affiliate links to amazon products, you just create a capsule, put those keywords in and you are ready to go.
I would like to see a no-follow attribute for some sites that I would wish to reference, it's not a huge deal though since a single outbound link has next to no effect on your SERPS, and very little effect on PR.
Muktu, isn’t this a revenue sharing site? For their part HubPages supply a highly trusted authoritative medium that is perfect for monetizing user generated content. It works well and seems to provide a perfect solution for many authors.
To use NoFollow to circumvent HubPages earning revenues needed to support and develop the site as well as show a profit seems counterproductive to me. IMO your reasons for using NoFollow links looks a bit like biting the hand that feeds you.
I am not discounting the idea entirely, as skyfire suggests there are legitimate reasons for using NoFollow links in hubs, however sapping money away from HubPages shouldn’t be one of them.
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