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Ramifications of Nofollow Linking to a Banned Site

     

doughayman

8:01 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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

9:35 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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

9:49 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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OK, thanks for your feedback on this, Ted.

jimbeetle

10:52 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jimbeetle is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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

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 ;)
 

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