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Ramifications of Nofollow Linking to a Banned Site doughayman msg:4250445 8:01 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0) Assume that a site exists that is considered to be a Bad Neighborhood by Google (the site may be banned from Google). And assume that my site links to that site using the "nofollow" link attribute. Will my site potentially suffer a penalty from Google for doing this, or will Google ignore this since I used the "nofollow" attribute ? Thanks in advance.
tedster msg:4250479 9:35 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's the original purpose of the nofollow attribute - to protect the linking site against nonsense that happens on the other end of the link. I've heard of no problems on that score and I don't expect any, either. doughayman msg:4250481 9:49 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
OK, thanks for your feedback on this, Ted. jimbeetle msg:4250500 10:52 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Devil's Advocate: --I'm using nofollow because I can't vouch for this link; it was added by a user. --I'm using nofollow because even though I know it's a bad neighborhood, and I know you know it's a bad neighborhood, I'm linking to it anyway. Jonny6 msg:4251550 9:58 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Devil's Advocate(2): I am using nofollow for a reciprocal link exchange, the recipricants are too nieve to realise and link back without nofollow (of course using the link code provided by me ;)