What's the ratio of Do-Follow and No-Follow backlinks for SEO ranking?

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Offline Easton234Topic starter

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Hi friends,

I have a photo retouching website to which 85% No-Follow and 15% Do-Follow backlinks pointing to. But I need to know what's the ratio of Do-Follow and No-Follow backlinks that is very helpful for SEO ranking.

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Do follow links are better compared to nofollow but make sure those links are not paid!
Ratio won't matter that much but relevant links matter in SEO.

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It usually looks more natural to Google to have more No-Follow links than Do-Follow. That's why the example you've shown is a completely natural looking Link Profile. Everyone wants to have a bunch of Do Follow links but they should never be more than the No Follow ones. It just doesn't look organic enough.

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Good question!

It’s been a long-standing argument.

SEO experts and internet marketing companies want to know what the best dofollow vs nofollow link ratio is.

The truth is there is no best ratio. What works for my site might not yield good results for you.

But the truth is: you need both dofollow and nofollow links

According to Matt Cutts:

“in general, we don’t follow nofollow links.”

Although nofollow links are supposed to not influence ranking, the general consensus is that social signals have a positive impact on ranking.

And having a lot of nofollow links will give you more leeway to get after follow link.

So, though there is no official comment on a good dofollow: nofollow ratio from Google:

A few webmasters I know, follow 60:40 ratio.
We, on our blog, follow a 70:30 ratio.
Having too many (or, all) dofollow links lead you to the danger zone of link profile, because:

It gives a sense that you link profile is not natural and the whole objective of your link building strategy is - Get dofollow links to give your ranking a push.
And, as Matt Cutts says:

Wrapping it up:

So, one should try to keep a ratio of 60:40 or 70:30 to have a healthy backlink profile.

Hope it helps.


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Personally, I have a website in the fitness niche where I have about 70% dofollow links, and so far the site hasn't been doing that bad (nowadays traffic isn't as high as it used to be once, but that's because I've been ignoring the site for over a year now). So I think Google doesn't really care as long as you have high quality backlinks (I built over 300 high quality, white hat outreach links so I think that's a big plus in Google'y eyes). Here's an Ahrefs screenshot of my backlink profile, you can check out my fitness site as a case study, I don't mind (as long as the mods don't mind it either).
newbielink:https://onlinebusinesscasestudies.com/how-i-built-an-authority-website-in-the-insanely-competitive-fitness-niche-domain-revealed/ [nonactive]

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98% do-follow links and 2% no-follow links. In case you suspect the authenticity of the link you are linking to, go for no-follow links. Why Backlinks are important for your web pages? Not long ago did having low-quality backlinks was also considered to rank pages by Google.

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Nofollow Ratio"! The ratio between specific single link attributes has always been exciting to look at in SEO and link analysis. However, printing a big number for all the database links (warning: probably not the complete backlink profile) does make no sense. 30% NoFollow.


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