Google and Blog Spam

No Follow Attribute: Google Is Against Blog Spam for SEO

No FollowNot long ago, word went out across the Internet indicating that bloggers would receive high-traffic benefits if they started to leave their links on other blog sites. While this statement is true in part, there is no reason to hire freelance individuals, at pennies per posting, to place your links onto every blog on the Internet.

The people who are doing this are risking the wrath of Google to descend upon their rankings. This year, it is not a wise idea to waste any money on mass canvassing spam on the Internet. As Google explains in announcements all over the Internet, they do not like spammers. Further, blog owners do not like spammers any better than Google does. This is why Google developed the HTML code called a ‘No Follow Attribute’ to foil all attempts by negative spammers to profit through leaving links all over the Internet in places that they are not welcome.

This HTML code is very simple to use so that all levels of computer talents have equal access to the spam-stopping benefits. The HTML ‘No Follow Attribute’ code tells the search engine ranking system that the legitimate site is in no way associated with the links that it is attached to. The legitimate site still gets credits for the traffic seen on their site, while the traffic with the unsavory links gets zero credits from Google towards their own page rankings. In fact, rumors claim that some of the tagged spam sites are refused services from Google if enough ‘No Follow Attribute’ tags are made against them and noted by Google across the Internet.

The ‘No Follow Attribute’ HTML code can be attached to unwanted link postings in a way that shows, or in a way that is hidden from all viewers on the page. Most experts agree that the coding should go onto the page beside each and every unwanted link in the way that shows so that would-be spammers can see that your site is fighting back against unwanted links. When future spammers can see that their link will be tagged to Google, they normally do not try to leave any more links. Link spamming on blogs is lighter this year than it has been in the past according to Google spokesman Matt Cutts. Bloggers that have not seen a decrease in link spam may want to try the ‘No Follow Attribute’ method of discouragement.

As more and more users across the Internet become aware of this simple HTML code, the link spam problem should decrease further. To find instructions with the code formatting shown in pictures, simply type the words for ‘No Follow Attribute’ into your computer search bar.

Dan Petrovic, the managing director of DEJAN, is Australia’s best-known name in the field of search engine optimisation. Dan is a web author, innovator and a highly regarded search industry event speaker.

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