Should You Use Nofollow, Sponsored, or UGC Links?

Should You Use Nofollow, Sponsored, or UGC Links?

Link attributes are needed for outbound links to adhere to country laws and Google guidelines. Learn when and how to use each one here.

Should You Nofollow Affiliate Links? | One More Cup of Coffee

Update From Google: More Comments:

Moving forward, I will nofollow and rel=sponsored affiliate links. It seems Google just wants an indicator of financial compensation. However, that being said, NONE of my sites were “hit” by this most recent update targeting link spam, probably because I don’t spam affiliate links. That being said, Google’s comments about rel=sponsored being a “nice to have” and that rel=nofollow is still sufficient, suggests that they expect some sort of markup.

The logic doesn’t make sense to me though. For the past 10 years, personally, I rarely nofollowed affiliate links. It was never an important part of my affiliate business strategy or SEO strategy.

This is a great example of how standard SEO advice is passed around without a lot of data to back up the claims. Links from Google engineer comments below.

Though there are some situations where I think nofollow might be useful, like if you are linking out multiple times to a single domain within a blog post, overall, this is low priority in terms of learning how to make money with your affiliate blog.

There are additional confusing and conflicting comments below from the same spokesperson from google, so it makes me think that either (1) nobody actually knows and they are just guessing too and (2) It doesn’t really matter unless you are spamming.

Video Navigation
00:00 Start
00:20 Affiliate Question
00:28 Wealthy Affiliate
01:53 Should You Nofollow Affiliate Links?
02:10 What Is A Nofollow Link
03:25 Do I Use Nofollow On My Own Sites?
03:45 27 Affiliate Links On One Page
06:00 Nofollow Is Not Required To Rank
07:30 When I Use Nofollow

Buy AmaLinks Pro Here:
Ranked #1 With 27 Affiliate Links
How Many Affiliate Links Can You Add To A Blog Post?
John Mueller on Nofollow Links:
Nofollow Links: Does Google Count Them as Backlinks?

// One More Cup of Coffee aims to help you create consistent, reliable online income from an affiliate blog so you can make time for the little things that matter //

Build your affiliate blog with my help!

Free 5 day email course to jumpstart your affiliate blog, plus drip fed tips & tricks. Tune out the noise and get the information that leads to real results. Plus, weekly emails with updates about my blogging activities:

How I build my own six figure affiliate websites, including three different six figure businesses in the bank!

Learn more about me and how I got started building affiliate blogs:

Wealthy Affiliate has been my #1 rated affiliate training platform for 10 solid years. Here’s the full review of what they offer and why it matters to you:

Step-by-step how I build my affiliate blogs:

The nuts and bolts of building your affiliate blog:

There are a vast number of affiliate opportunities out there for any topic you can think of. Check out what types of products you could promote as a method to discover a profitable niche, or see what other things you might want to expand into as you grow your current blog:

Affiliate marketing FAQ:

My top ranked affiliate courses compared. Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 rated course, but there are lots of other good courses out there too:

Affiliate Q &A Playlist:

Affiliate Blog Income Reports:

What Is A Nofollow Link (Beginners Guide)

Wondering what a nofollow link is and how to use them to boost your search engine optimization (SEO)? In this video, we’ll show you everything you need to know about nofollow links, what they are, why they are essential for your website, how to add them, and more. Nofollow links are an important part of SEO and used correctly, they can improve your SEO. That’s why it’s important to understand when to use nofollow links.

➤ Special Pricing For YouTube Viewers By Visiting:

➤ Timestamps in this video:
00:00 Introduction
00:37 What Is A Nofollow Link
01:45 Types of Nofollow Links
02:30 4 Reasons To Use Nofollow Links
03:33 Easiest Way To Add Nofollow Links
03:56 Adding Nofollow Links Using the Classic Editor
04:28 Adding Nofollow Links Using the Block Editor
04:58 How To Track Nofollow Links in WordPress

➤ Read Our Step-by-Step Guide Here:

➤ Links mentioned in the video:
* Google Indexing Pages
* Domain Authority
* Best WordPress SEO Plugins and Tools
* All-In-One-SEO
* How To Properly Setup Google Analytics in WordPress
* How To Set Up Outbound Link Tracking In WordPress With Google Analytics
* How To Set Up Affiliate Link Tracking In WordPress
* How To Track Links and Button Clicks In WordPress (Step-By-Step)
* Your Ultimate Guide To MonsterInsights Dashboard Reports

➤ GET FREE TRAINING: Have you been thinking of using Google Analytics to grow your business, but you’re not sure where to start, and you’re scared of wasting time on the wrong steps? Let us be your guide! We’ll show you the right steps on how to grow your website and reach your audience for more views, subscribers, and leads for your business. Start here:

◆ 32 Marketing Hacks Guaranteed to Grow Your Traffic
◆ 24 eCommerce Hacks That Will Double Your Conversions in 2020



Nofollow Links: Does Google Count Them as Backlinks? #AskGoogleWebmasters

In this episode of Ask Google Webmasters, John Mueller talks about the rel-nofollow link attribute and whether or not Google counts nofollow links as backlinks in Search Console.

More on the links report →
Disavow backlinks →
Use rel=”nofollow” for specific links →

Send us your questions on Twitter with the hashtag AskGooglebot and your question might be answered!
Google Search Central on Twitter →

Watch more AskGooglebot episodes →
Subscribe to Google Search Central →

Should I use the nofollow attribute on internal links?

Regarding “nofollow” on internal links: Does it hurt? Does it help? I read different comments from Matt on this matter over time. What’s the latest?

Roland, Bangkok