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What Is a NoFollow Link?

ClearVoice

More officially, it’s called PageRank. The nofollow value was created to combat spam around the internet. Links in forums, or just about any place with user generated comments/content. What is a nofollow link?

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An Introduction to Black Hat SEO

Hubspot

Black hat SEO seeks to game search engine algorithms, rather than solve for the user. They want people to have a great search experience and ensure the results they provide do not include spam. White hat SEO consists of creating quality content and a better overall user experience for people visiting your site. White hat SEO is a more ethical way of doing SEO by creating quality content and a good user experience. Blog Comment Spam. Sprint’s User Generated Spam.

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Fifteen Years Is a Long Time in SEO

Moz

Links: As the scale of the web grew beyond user-curated directories, link-based algorithms for search began to dominate. Web spam. The first forms of spam on the internet were various forms of messages, which hit the mainstream as email spam.

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New & Improved: Announcing The Beginner's Guide To Link Building

Moz

This chapter covers: Editorial Links (the most important kind) User-generated links Nofollow links Risky vs Non-risky links Sustainable links. Good outreach doesn't get marked as spam.

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101 Ways to Improve Your Website’s SEO & Improve Your Google Rankings

seo.co

The more characters you add to your domain, the more complicated it is for users to figure out what you do and the harder it is to remember or access a domain. Conceptually, this makes sense; the longer a domain is around, the less likely it is to be a spam or gimmick site.