Google: nofollow links do not pass PageRank

Google’s John Mueller said in a short video on YouTube that nofollow links do not pass PageRank. That means that they do not have an impact on the Google rankings of your web pages.

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Nofollow links have no impact on rankings

“When our systems run across links tagged like this, we take note of them but we don’t forward any of these so-called signals to the linked pages.

In general, this means we don’t pass any PageRank from the link source to the link target. However, it’s still a link on the web and users may be using those to reach your website.”

You can view the video here:

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".