can we get an option to enforce a nofolow rule on profile page urls
having thousands of outgoing urls to sites like facebook doesnt help your pr at all
i'm thinking of removing the website field on signup but that wont help get rid of the thousands i have already
is there a way to make all personal websites on profuil pages nofollow links?
this will also discourage ppl from joining just to have links in their profiles
idealy on profile pages ..and perhaps anywhere external links appear there should be a checkbox for admins to make them nofoolow or not
there are times when yes u want to offer members a chance to have follow links to give them link credits but times u dont want to lose yoir own sites link credits to sites like facebook that already have tens of millions of links and dont need more
this is killing me too, my homepage has over 200 internal links and that is not good because i end up sharing my link juice with links that are useless, for instance with discussion threads or stuff like that. I have been working hard on SEO to rank better and despite having my link on more than 40 different websites homepage i am still stuck with pr 2. We should be able to make the links on our homepage nofollow, this is killing me.
If you're talking about applying nofollow to internal links on the site (PageRank Sculpting), Google does not recommend this, and any effect would be very minor compared to getting linked from an authoritative source. I had a quick look at your backlinks and saw a spread of PR from 0 to 4 on those pages, so I don't think the 2 is too far out of line.
Are you serious? I checked on webmaster tools and I got more than 60,000 links pointing to my website. I have got some pr 5 and pr 6 links and both from websites whose content is related to the one on my website.
I own other websites that have a fifth of the amount of links that my social network has (those links are from the same websites) and these other websites that I own are PR 3 or PR 4 (their homepage). The problem is that all the link juice I get is spread among nearly 200 internal links. Everyone in SEO knows that more than 100 links (internal or external) are too much, it only helps to spread all the link juice among many useless pages (like members profiles). The solution would be a splash page without many links or a page that lets us have nofollow internal links.
PR 2 for a site with over 60,000 links from related websites (some PR 5 or PR 6) is a joke. I do not expect you to recognize it here, but you can't tell me that "2 is far out of the line".
Of course I'm serious. How many domains are the 60,000 links coming from? PageRank takes a lot of different factors into account; it's not a simple proxy for the volume of links you have to your site. One of my sites (PR4) has more than 600,000 inbound links. Almost 500,000 are from a single site, so the sheer volume isn't actually meaningful. I have another site (a test network actually) that is a PR5. It has a single inbound link. The other thing to remember is that visible PageRank updates are relatively infrequent; they happen 3 or 4 times a year.
Personally I don't put much stock in the notion that incoming PR is diluted by the number of internal links on the receiving page, but if this is a big concern to you, you can easily reduce the number of links (you currently have 160) by reducing the volume of content you're showing on the main page. Pro networks can create a splash page and put whatever html they want on it, so that might be another way to experiment if your network is Pro.
I am talking about internal links, every internal link on your homepage is taking a share of the link juice you receive from other websites. That valuable link juice should go to pages such as "forum, photos or videos" but instead useless pages (such as members profiles are taking a share of link juice. Instead having a PR 5 homepage I have 300 Page rank 1 pages.
Sweetpotato is correct; all non-admin links are nofollow.