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My name is Mike, friends here call me Mikol, actually, l reside in the southern side of Italy. Ive been here for quite some time now

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What do you do to your external links?

Do you add NoFollow to your external links, all of them?

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Hi Mikol,

As a one-word answer, NO.

There are various times you would use an external link in an article, but they should ALWAYS be to provide MORE and RELEVANT information about the subject matter in your article.

HOWEVER

They should never be on exactly the same subject in your article.

If you think about it, you are literally saying to the search engines, "Here's more information about EXACTLY THE SAME subject matter in my article because I haven't given enough infromation on this in my own article."

So, you're almost sayiong to the search engines, "My article isn't good enough, so here's some better information."

Who do think Google is going to rank higher if you do that?

So, as an example, if your article is about:

"How to Perfect Your Golf Swing?"

You may link out to an article about the estimated driving distance certain clubs may give you.

This is RELEVANT, but it's NOT EXACTLY the same subject matter as described in your article.

Personally, I would automatically make most links DO FOLLOW.

The main times you use No Follow would be if you feel the information you are linking to is perhaps not "expert" status or your external link has the potential to provide you with financial gain.

So, looking at the last one, ALL Affiliate links should be NO FOLLOW.

Basically, as affiliate link means you have the potential to make financial gain.

Now, you could actually just leave an affiliate link as No Follow, but you'll notice you also have the option to mark a No Follow link as "sponsored".

Again, this is another way of saying, "I have the potential to make money from this link".

You don't actually have to mark an affiliate link as "sponsored", as the search engines will understand that you have made the link No Follow.

Marking it as "sponsored" simply provides the search engines with more information, you're being more helpful to the search engines so they know how to categorize your link, but as long as you have marked the link No Follow, it isn't really required.

You'll notice that you also have the option to mark No Follow links as "UGC".

This means User Generated Content.

Basically, content that has created by individuals holding a discussion.

Some example of this would be:

Someone asks a question on Quora or Reddit, while other people provide answers and get involved in a discussion.

The same can be said for niche-related forums.

You could even say that discussions held here at Wealthy Affiliate are USER GENERATED CONTENT.

The reason you mark this as No Follow (and UGC if you want to) is because the discussions are held between a number of people and you are unable to verify their expertise in this field.

If you think about it, most websites and blogs have an About Me page, which allows you to verify someone's "expertise" in their chosen niche.

You can also mark a "normal" external link to another website/blog as No Follow if you feel the information is RELEVANT to the subject matter of your article, but you don't entirely agree with what is said on the other blog/website article, or you feel that you cannot verify the person's expertise.

So, "normal" external links can be left as DO FOLLOW.

NO FOLLOW is for affiliate links, links to user generated content, or if you feel you can't verify someone's expertise in the field.

Hope that helps.

Partha

Alright sir, this is clear enough.
thank you i really appreciate that.
Mike/

Great explained

More wise words here, PP! You da man, even with those rosy lips!

LJoB

Hi, Partha

Great post!

I think About Me pages are great to get a general idea about someone’s background but not great for gauging someone’s “expertise.”

If Google is using them for “credentialing” I think this is a mistake.

They are like resumes. People often add whatever makes them appear most qualified. 😊

Frank

You make a valid point there, Frank!

Jeff

Hey Frank,

I totally agree, and I have no real idea of how Google checks "expertise".

I can only but guess... & probably still get it wrong 😂😂

If "expertise" means that you're part of professional body or you require certain qualifications, then this may be easier to verify.

But, don't forget that, let's say for example that someone works in an office job, and they've also been doing woodworking DIY for the last 8 years as a hobby.

So, they have no professional (verifiable) qualifications, so if they decide to start a woodworking website their "expertise" (Google's Eat) will need to proven through their content.

That starts with their About Me page and every subsequent article thereafter.

As I say, I have no real idea how Google checks expertise, so I can only guess, but there's certainly many niche bloggers out there (with no professional qualifications) who are viewed as experts in their niche, e.g authority hobby blogs.

But yeah, you can pretty much put whatever you want in an About Me page and I'm sure many people do streeeetch the truth. 😂😂😂

Partha

Thanks, Jeff! 😎

You're very welcome, Frank! 😎

The Prince Partha the genius!
Thank you very much for this explanation.
Regards,
Nela


Google will be changing its algorithm as per Google news yesterday.
As per the google article,
a credible/expert external link seems essential for google to find your blog easily on the web. That was mentioned in their article.
For my health blogs, I offer NCBI/ Pubmed/NIH kind of links. having the background and related research.

Prince Partha has you covered!

Also

https://ahrefs.com/blog/nofollow-links/

All external links should not be Nofollow.

If it goes to an authority site in your niche idea it should NOT be a nofollow.

Affiliate links should be rel=Sponsored.

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What do you do to your external links?

Do you add NoFollow to your external links, all of them?

Featured Comment

Hi Mikol,

As a one-word answer, NO.

There are various times you would use an external link in an article, but they should ALWAYS be to provide MORE and RELEVANT information about the subject matter in your article.

HOWEVER

They should never be on exactly the same subject in your article.

If you think about it, you are literally saying to the search engines, "Here's more information about EXACTLY THE SAME subject matter in my article because I haven't given enough infromation on this in my own article."

So, you're almost sayiong to the search engines, "My article isn't good enough, so here's some better information."

Who do think Google is going to rank higher if you do that?

So, as an example, if your article is about:

"How to Perfect Your Golf Swing?"

You may link out to an article about the estimated driving distance certain clubs may give you.

This is RELEVANT, but it's NOT EXACTLY the same subject matter as described in your article.

Personally, I would automatically make most links DO FOLLOW.

The main times you use No Follow would be if you feel the information you are linking to is perhaps not "expert" status or your external link has the potential to provide you with financial gain.

So, looking at the last one, ALL Affiliate links should be NO FOLLOW.

Basically, as affiliate link means you have the potential to make financial gain.

Now, you could actually just leave an affiliate link as No Follow, but you'll notice you also have the option to mark a No Follow link as "sponsored".

Again, this is another way of saying, "I have the potential to make money from this link".

You don't actually have to mark an affiliate link as "sponsored", as the search engines will understand that you have made the link No Follow.

Marking it as "sponsored" simply provides the search engines with more information, you're being more helpful to the search engines so they know how to categorize your link, but as long as you have marked the link No Follow, it isn't really required.

You'll notice that you also have the option to mark No Follow links as "UGC".

This means User Generated Content.

Basically, content that has created by individuals holding a discussion.

Some example of this would be:

Someone asks a question on Quora or Reddit, while other people provide answers and get involved in a discussion.

The same can be said for niche-related forums.

You could even say that discussions held here at Wealthy Affiliate are USER GENERATED CONTENT.

The reason you mark this as No Follow (and UGC if you want to) is because the discussions are held between a number of people and you are unable to verify their expertise in this field.

If you think about it, most websites and blogs have an About Me page, which allows you to verify someone's "expertise" in their chosen niche.

You can also mark a "normal" external link to another website/blog as No Follow if you feel the information is RELEVANT to the subject matter of your article, but you don't entirely agree with what is said on the other blog/website article, or you feel that you cannot verify the person's expertise.

So, "normal" external links can be left as DO FOLLOW.

NO FOLLOW is for affiliate links, links to user generated content, or if you feel you can't verify someone's expertise in the field.

Hope that helps.

Partha

Alright sir, this is clear enough.
thank you i really appreciate that.
Mike/

Great explained

More wise words here, PP! You da man, even with those rosy lips!

LJoB

Hi, Partha

Great post!

I think About Me pages are great to get a general idea about someone’s background but not great for gauging someone’s “expertise.”

If Google is using them for “credentialing” I think this is a mistake.

They are like resumes. People often add whatever makes them appear most qualified. 😊

Frank

You make a valid point there, Frank!

Jeff

Hey Frank,

I totally agree, and I have no real idea of how Google checks "expertise".

I can only but guess... & probably still get it wrong 😂😂

If "expertise" means that you're part of professional body or you require certain qualifications, then this may be easier to verify.

But, don't forget that, let's say for example that someone works in an office job, and they've also been doing woodworking DIY for the last 8 years as a hobby.

So, they have no professional (verifiable) qualifications, so if they decide to start a woodworking website their "expertise" (Google's Eat) will need to proven through their content.

That starts with their About Me page and every subsequent article thereafter.

As I say, I have no real idea how Google checks expertise, so I can only guess, but there's certainly many niche bloggers out there (with no professional qualifications) who are viewed as experts in their niche, e.g authority hobby blogs.

But yeah, you can pretty much put whatever you want in an About Me page and I'm sure many people do streeeetch the truth. 😂😂😂

Partha

Thanks, Jeff! 😎

You're very welcome, Frank! 😎

The Prince Partha the genius!
Thank you very much for this explanation.
Regards,
Nela


Google will be changing its algorithm as per Google news yesterday.
As per the google article,
a credible/expert external link seems essential for google to find your blog easily on the web. That was mentioned in their article.
For my health blogs, I offer NCBI/ Pubmed/NIH kind of links. having the background and related research.

Prince Partha has you covered!

Also

https://ahrefs.com/blog/nofollow-links/

All external links should not be Nofollow.

If it goes to an authority site in your niche idea it should NOT be a nofollow.

Affiliate links should be rel=Sponsored.

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Just a question here, if I point my website outside the WA platform to the WA server, do I still have to pay for the former host or only the WA.

I have a domain not hosted on WA that points to my website here at WA.

I have no website attached, it's simply a URL. In there dns records of that domain, I point it to my website.

If someone typed that URL In a browser, they get to my website here at WA.

I don't pay for hosting, because there is no website.

I do have to renew the domain when it expires. At that time I'll renew it here, at WA.

I hope that's helpful.

Al

As a paid premium member you can have 10 domain websites hosted at WA. The hosting of 10 websites is included in that membership fee.

We are talking about 2 things here. A domain name which has registration and is paid separately. A domain name can remain where it was purchased or have its DNS set to WA servers. The reason for this is because a domain name to be useful needs a created website.

For a domain name to be of value, it needs a website. The website needs hosting. So you need domain name registration and website hosting.

So if you have domain websites that are currently being hosted with other providers you can transfer the domain name and website to WA hosting and you will no longer need their hosting services. Make sure you transfer your domain name registration to WA. You may need help from Site Support to make sure things go smoothly.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

You can also choose to leave your domain registration where it is and point the DNS to WA Name Servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are: DNS settings
Primary: https://ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: https://ns2.mywahosting.com

You would need to transfer your website from the old host to WA. Site Support can help with that or you can do it with a backup and restore plugin. You would also need to point your domain name to WA's servers, ns1.mywahosting.com and ns2.mywahosting.com.

Once the transfer is complete, you can cancel your account with the old webhost. Your costs going forward are domain name renewal and the Wealthy Affiliate monthly fee.

Hi, Yes, you would still have to pay the yearly renewal fee to your DN Resgistrar to keep your domain name.

Yes, that is what I thought too sir, the domain registrar Yes, but not the hosting?

You can visit this question from a member and the reply from Marion will help you understand it all.
You can stop paying the former host but you need to get some things done first.
Please read Marion's reply to the member If still not sure you can contact Kyle or Carson on this for proper confirmation
Here are their links to do so.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

Andre

This is helpful sir Apache, thank you so much I appreciate it.

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I just a thought on what we got right here?

I just a thought on what we got right here?

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Just a question here, if I point my website outside the WA platform to the WA server, do I still have to pay for the former host or only the WA.

I have a domain not hosted on WA that points to my website here at WA.

I have no website attached, it's simply a URL. In there dns records of that domain, I point it to my website.

If someone typed that URL In a browser, they get to my website here at WA.

I don't pay for hosting, because there is no website.

I do have to renew the domain when it expires. At that time I'll renew it here, at WA.

I hope that's helpful.

Al

As a paid premium member you can have 10 domain websites hosted at WA. The hosting of 10 websites is included in that membership fee.

We are talking about 2 things here. A domain name which has registration and is paid separately. A domain name can remain where it was purchased or have its DNS set to WA servers. The reason for this is because a domain name to be useful needs a created website.

For a domain name to be of value, it needs a website. The website needs hosting. So you need domain name registration and website hosting.

So if you have domain websites that are currently being hosted with other providers you can transfer the domain name and website to WA hosting and you will no longer need their hosting services. Make sure you transfer your domain name registration to WA. You may need help from Site Support to make sure things go smoothly.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

You can also choose to leave your domain registration where it is and point the DNS to WA Name Servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are: DNS settings
Primary: https://ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: https://ns2.mywahosting.com

You would need to transfer your website from the old host to WA. Site Support can help with that or you can do it with a backup and restore plugin. You would also need to point your domain name to WA's servers, ns1.mywahosting.com and ns2.mywahosting.com.

Once the transfer is complete, you can cancel your account with the old webhost. Your costs going forward are domain name renewal and the Wealthy Affiliate monthly fee.

Hi, Yes, you would still have to pay the yearly renewal fee to your DN Resgistrar to keep your domain name.

Yes, that is what I thought too sir, the domain registrar Yes, but not the hosting?

You can visit this question from a member and the reply from Marion will help you understand it all.
You can stop paying the former host but you need to get some things done first.
Please read Marion's reply to the member If still not sure you can contact Kyle or Carson on this for proper confirmation
Here are their links to do so.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

Andre

This is helpful sir Apache, thank you so much I appreciate it.

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Hello, and how is everyone doing?

Just a question here!

Impression VS Sessions what important the most and how they work,?. My website impression is increasin

Hey Mike,

Asking Google your question, several posts were offered that may provide you with some great tips. See screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

HI

You may review below resource

https://www.klipfolio.com/metrics/difference/impressions-vs-sessions

Impressions vs sessions what is important the most ?

Impressions vs sessions what is important the most ?

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Hello, and how is everyone doing?

Just a question here!

Impression VS Sessions what important the most and how they work,?. My website impression is increasin

Hey Mike,

Asking Google your question, several posts were offered that may provide you with some great tips. See screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

HI

You may review below resource

https://www.klipfolio.com/metrics/difference/impressions-vs-sessions

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Has anybody used this program before? what is your experience with them? I got this message from them this morning. I do like to find out, thank you all in advance.

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This appears to be a spam message, as we website owner you will get lots of this through either your comments or your contact form.

Sorry, I haven't heard about it before and have no idea wither or not they are Spam.

My guess would be that they only found your website based on minimal traffic volume. Normally anything like that will truly affect (ruin) your reader's experience on the site.

I've never been a fan of ad networks.

I would send Jannine a Private Message and ask if you don't get the answer here, Mike. Sorry I could not be of help.

If its foremedia plc they have an office in London and I've dealt with them in a previous life they are a niche media marketing company if not then no ...sorry ...I would search to see if its them first ...

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Is foremedia a legit company?

Is foremedia a legit company?

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Has anybody used this program before? what is your experience with them? I got this message from them this morning. I do like to find out, thank you all in advance.

Featured Comment

This appears to be a spam message, as we website owner you will get lots of this through either your comments or your contact form.

Sorry, I haven't heard about it before and have no idea wither or not they are Spam.

My guess would be that they only found your website based on minimal traffic volume. Normally anything like that will truly affect (ruin) your reader's experience on the site.

I've never been a fan of ad networks.

I would send Jannine a Private Message and ask if you don't get the answer here, Mike. Sorry I could not be of help.

If its foremedia plc they have an office in London and I've dealt with them in a previous life they are a niche media marketing company if not then no ...sorry ...I would search to see if its them first ...

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Do you have any guidelines I should know about or to considered for Guest posting I'm having a guest post request, thanks, Everyone!!

You can also read this tutorial on guest blogging tips Let us know how you get on

thank you!

Hi, you may want to view below resources See Diane's comment on this last thread

thank you!

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Guest posting, what are the guidelines?

Guest posting, what are the guidelines?

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Do you have any guidelines I should know about or to considered for Guest posting I'm having a guest post request, thanks, Everyone!!

You can also read this tutorial on guest blogging tips Let us know how you get on

thank you!

Hi, you may want to view below resources See Diane's comment on this last thread

thank you!

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