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* Welcome to the 24th episode of the Boss Girl Creative Podcast!! In Today’s episode, Jennifer and I discuss Do-Follow links and No-Follow links and what that means + Affiliate Income
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* No-Follow Links
* Do-Follow Links
* Affiliate Income
* Google’s Webmaster Policy about No-Follow Links
* Link schemesJUICY QUOTES
“No-follow links is a bit of HTML code that you add into your link that is going outbound to a brand, boutique, product or service. If you are getting paid to write about said brand or service or product or whatever, if it’s in money or product compensation, you need to be no-following these links. That tells Google that you either a) don’t trust the source or you’ve been paid. One of the two.” Taylor Bradford
“If you are being paid to talk about a brand or service, your links going to that brand or service have to be no-follow links.” Taylor Bradford
“Some people will say, oh well it’s just Google. But, Hello! It’s GOOGLE! Google runs the internet. If you blog, you are on the internet. And you do not want to piss off the Google gods…EVER!” Jennifer Salter
“It’s going to hurt your brand and their brand simultaneously if you don’t follow these rules.” Taylor Bradford
“When it comes to this kind of stuff, go to the source.” Jennifer Salter
“Ignorance is not bliss.” Taylor Bradford
“Start doing your research on how to go about doing these things the right way.” Taylor Bradford
“Do your own research and know 100%. Even in the articles that you and I have written about these kinds of subjects, we have both said we are quoting these sources, but go read these sources for yourself. Interpret them yourself. Get the knowledge in your own head so that you can stand up for your own brand.” Jennifer Salter
“At the end of the day, no one else is representing you.” Taylor Bradford
“If you are an Amazon Associate, you cannot send out affiliate links through an RSS Feed or a newsletter.” Taylor Bradford
How to “No-Follow” a link: <a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://www.bossgirlcreative.com”>Boss Girl Creative</a>
The “No-Follow” has to be added in on the HTML side of your blog (or the Text side). I recommend placing just after the “a” and before the “href” portion as highlighted in blue above. So the code you will be adding to your links that need to be “no-followed” is rel=”nofollow”
NOTE: Make sure your quote marks are correct. In the example above, in order for me to show you how to no-follow a link without actually no-following the link, WP turns one of the quotes around the wrong way. So just make sure that your quote marks are correct. That will be the first thing that will make something potentially not work.
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Google Webmaster Policy on No-Follow links
Google’s stance on Paid Links
Do-Follow/No-Follow via #BLOGGINGEDUMACATION
Plugin for WordPress: Remove Amazon Links from RSS Feed
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