No follow Links Are Counted by Other Search Engines Except Google or Not?

love2respectseo Registered Users
edited April 2010 in SEO Q & A
I have recently heard that google doesn't cound the no-follow link, but other search engines or directories like yahoo, bing, altavista, alltheweb etc. count it and shows the no-follow links as the backlink for your site.

is it really true or just a buzz around the web, can anybody explain?

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  • Jabong82 100 Post Club
    edited April 2010
    No one can say for sure. The official word is that it doesn't, but many claim that No-Follow is still counted (though not strongly). Any decent link is good for SEO though for traffic etc.
  • jannethayden Registered Users
    edited April 2010
    I dont think they are counted......
  • Seattle SEO Registered Users
    edited April 2010
    From what I can tell is that nofollow links are in fact picked up by google, if you have google webmaster tools and check your backlinks you most likely will see links displayed there which do have a nofollow. However I don't think that you will gain any kind of pr juice or ranking boost from them, google is just letting you know that they know about those links.
  • redapplehost Registered Users
    edited April 2010
    Yap, I agree with seatle google picked up no follow links coz one of my backlink was from a no follow blog.
  • PokerJoker 500 Post Club
    edited April 2010
    From what I can tell is that nofollow links are in fact picked up by google, if you have google webmaster tools and check your backlinks you most likely will see links displayed there which do have a nofollow. However I don't think that you will gain any kind of pr juice or ranking boost from them, google is just letting you know that they know about those links.

    very well said... but those nofollow links are still useful links because it can still drive traffic.
  • webcreationuk 100 Post Club
    edited April 2010
    But doesn't that respond to the question? I mean, if webmaster tools sees the nofollow links, aren't those counted as well? :)
  • rakesh.iseo1rakesh.iseo1 Registered Users
    edited April 2010
    Thanks for sharing this useful information.
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