40% Of SEOs Do Not Nofollow External Links

Sep 23, 2010 • 7:40 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

A few months ago we shared the poll results showing 50% nofollow their internal links for PageRank flow. So a month ago, I posted a poll asking how many people nofollow external links.

Nofollowing external links is thought to be a way of "hoarding" your PageRank or just being very careful with who you link to. So we asked in our poll the percentage of links nofollowed on your sites, on average.

We had 208 responses and 40% said they don't nofollow any of their external links. Here is the break down:

  • 40% said Non Of My External Links NoFollowed
  • 20% said only 25% Of External Links NoFollowed
  • 15% said 50% Of Of External Links NoFollowed
  • 13% said 75%+ Of External Links NoFollowed
  • 8% said 100% Of External Links NoFollowed

There were some "other answers."

Are you surprised by any of these results?

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

Note: This post was written September 21st and scheduled to go live today.

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