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ToivoMedia says

Hi guys, I’ve got a portfolio site using Prosite, which is basically your behance projects on a website. I’m hoping to get some referral earnings with it, and I’ve got the buy links on the projects. My question is do I need to put this code on my links – rel=”nofollow” ? I remember it’s something to do with seo. Prosite is supposed to have some seo happening so people will find your site.

Thanks!

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abhimanyusharma003 says

What happen when you put link as ‘nofollow’
when google crawls your website and find this link tagged with this it does not give any preference to that link, no effect on page rank.
If you want your project to be get higher in search results especially of google don not use nofollow.
Basically with nofollow there is no effect on page rank.
Other search interpret it differently. Wiki

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cmoreira says

I work in a SEO company. I would advise all affiliate links to have the rel=’nofollow’.

It’s a precaution since Google might penalize ‘paid links’ and sometimes affiliate links are viewed as one. Putting the rel=”nofollow” on your links, you’re saying google to ‘ignore’ those links. It doesn’t affect the SEO of your site, you will still rank, etc.. it’s just a precaution measure. If you google ‘affiliate links nofollow’ you will find tons of info about the subject.

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AgentVIP says

All that additional parameter does, is advise the search engines whether or not to follow that link, but Google and Yahoo will still follow the link regardless.

Niether Google, Yahoo or Bing use the link for ranking/indexing. This means that the site you link to, will not gain the benefits of being linked to, which in general, is seen as bad practise.

Do you need to put the attribute on your links? Not at all

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ToivoMedia says

Thanks for the replies! Ah well it seems I don’t really need to understand all the specifics of it. I’ll take your word for it that I don’t need “nofollow” on my links. :)

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cmoreira says

Thanks for the replies! Ah well it seems I don’t really need to understand all the specifics of it. I’ll take your word for it that I don’t need “nofollow” on my links. :)

My advise would be to add the nofollow only to the affiliate links. Since you mentioned you are “hoping to get some referral earnings with it” I guess you’ll use the affiliate links to envato marketplace, right? But this is my opinion, others might think it’s not necessary…

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ToivoMedia says


Thanks for the replies! Ah well it seems I don’t really need to understand all the specifics of it. I’ll take your word for it that I don’t need “nofollow” on my links. :)
My advise would be to add the nofollow only to the affiliate links. Since you mentioned you are “hoping to get some referral earnings with it” I guess you’ll use the affiliate links to envato marketplace, right? But this is my opinion, others might think it’s not necessary…

Yes I’m using affiliate links. What should I add to the link, is it like -

?ref=ToivoMedia&rel=”nofollow”

Thanks

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digitalimpact says

No, it’s more like:

<a href="http://....?ref=ToivoMedia" rel="nofollow">Link</a>

The way you posted above, would simply send the “rel” parameter with a value of “nofollow” to the page you’re linking to.

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ToivoMedia says

No, it’s more like: <a href="http://....?ref=ToivoMedia" rel="nofollow">Link</a> The way you posted above, would simply send the “rel” parameter with a value of “nofollow” to the page you’re linking to.

Ah, in that case I may not be able to add it anyway. Since it is on the behance projects, where you just add the link in the field for the item that’s for sale. There’s no html code, just the link.

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