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Follow or Not to Follow? Linking Structure

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Follow Linking

Many bloggers are confused about follow and no follow links, from their blogs. The reason so many are concerned is because it affects your Page score. Google’s robots will follow a link from your post and see where it leads. If it is not something that it feels relevant to your post, it will score you lower than if the link is relevant, especially if you are using an affiliate link. This could mean the difference of being on page 1 in a search or finding your post on page 205.

In this blog post you’re going to learn the difference between a follow and no follow link.

Basic Follow Link

First let’s deal with a basic follow link:
Free Training
This is what a link looks like in html formatting: Free Training.

Google will look at that link and assume that goes to  a free training page. Now if you use a link like that in your post that doesn’t link somewhere to your site and instead links to another website then Google will assume that it is spam (maybe) and give you a lower on page pr score.

No follow Linking

When I write a linking post, I always use a “no follow” links which tells Google’s robots not to follow that particular link. Here is what a no follow link looks like: Free Training.

All web pages even blogs, use html coding just like a regular website. If you are writing a post in word press you will notice that the editor has a visual tab and a text tab. If you click on the visual tab, you will see a bunch of extra characters around your text. This is where you will place any extra html code that your text editor doesn’t have built into it. On Google's blogger platform you will have compose and HTML tabs.

So the next time you write a link post or add any off site link such as an affiliate link in your post just use the no follow link instead of a normal link. Save those for your linking to other posts or pages on your own blog.
Learn more about linking structure for SEO purposes. 

This post first appeared on Makewebpagespop, please read the originial post: here

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