With all of the focus here on dofollow, I thought it would be important to remind everyone that nofollow sites still matter for the following reasons.
1. There are important social networking sites that are nofollow.
Think about the most popular social networks – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, and so on. While all of these networks are nofollow, they do provide a lot of other benefits, including making social connections and building an online presence and reputation.
2. There are high traffic generating social bookmarking networks that are nofollow.
StumbleUpon is the main social bookmarking network that comes to mind in terms of nofollow networks that generate a lot of traffic when used properly, and should not be ignored.
3. There are great blogs in every niche that are nofollow.
Most of the biggest blogs in every niche are probably nofollow. Getting a valuable comment in first on a high traffic blog might give you greater exposure to others interested in the same topics that you write about.
4. Link building should look natural.
For those just interested in the dofollow movement for link building, remember that search engines like natural link building. Natural links can be both dofollow and nofollow – having a nice mixture can be beneficial in a successful link building campaign.
Your Nofollow Campaign
While I’m sure a lot of readers of this site focus on dofollow, are there any other reasons you can think of to add some nofollow to your list as well?