There are so many opportunities available to gain traffic and leads from various online forums that some people stop themselves short because of no follow links. SEO is just one end-goal to attaining traffic and there are other ways as well.
In this blog post, Sameer talks about some practical examples in what kinds of high-traffic “nofollow” opportunities you should consider pursuing. Watch the video below to learn more.
Should you focus on no follow links?
I wouldn’t say that certain links, (no follow links) might not be as valuable. In fact, some say they are quite useless in terms of helping you rank for your target terms. But I say that there are platforms that allow you the exposure to get your brand or your service mentioned. And they might give you no follow links. But I think they are valuable enough to put in that effort.
Now an example being, okay, should you not blog comment because the links that you get are no follow links and they are not effective.
You would write a blog comment to build a relationship to add value to offer your insights on a valuable piece of content that you just read.
You’re building credibility for yourself as a person. So I think you shouldn’t ignore that.
And there’s Quora. No whatever answers you provide in Quora and you mention your part of your brand.
They are all no follow links but does that mean that you should not do it and it’s not useful for SEO?
In fact, it’s just the opposite. Quora is a huge platform. A huge questions and answer platform viewed by millions of visitors every month.
Example being ourselves. For Mondovo, I have answered on Quora over the last 30 days.
May be I’ve published about 7 answers. And fact of the matter is that from just one answer alone in the last 45 days, we’ve gained 63 sign-ups.
And that answer, believe it or not, was just 3 lines long.
So sometimes it pays to take the time to participate in relevant communities and forums and blogs.
Don’t look at it from a link building perspective but look at it from traffic perspective.
Look at it from brand building perspective.
I also participate in certain forums myself. people say forums are waste of time. But yes there are opportunities to build traffic from those forums.
I’ve participated personally in various SEO forums online. When people are asking a question about how to go about Keyword Research or how to do with this or that.
And I’ve suggested our tool also in the process. And that answer alone has got us registered paying users.
So, for your industry, for your target term, there will be forums, there will be Q&A sites, there would be blogs where you can contribute valuable ideas to build a brand for yourself.
And it’s not only the traffic but I think you can also gain valuable credibility for yourself and for your brand when you do such things.
So, don’t look at no follow links as just useless exercise in SEO.
I think there are platforms which can give you opportunities to get exposure and you should not ignore those platforms.
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