Oct 1, 2013 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

In the latest webmaster video, Matt Cutts has told that NoFollow attribute in internal links doesn't hurt but should be avoided.

The video is an answer to the question asked: "Should I use rel=”nofollow” on internal links to a login page?"

Cutts has said that you shouldn't use NoFollow attribute in internal links, however it will not hurt the website. rel=nofollow means the PageRank won't flow through the link. So, for internal links, try to leave the nofollow off so that the PageRank flows if it's a link from one page on the site to another page.

It generally doesn't hurt if a nofollow is pointed to a login or any other you think is not of much importance. However, you should not stop Googlebot from crawling and exploring your website.

Matt Cutts finds use of noindex better than nofollow on the link attribute.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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