How To Make Links in a Google Plus Post DoFollow

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I recently found a great search engine optimization tip about how to make dofollow links within your Google Plus posts. Of course I wish I learned this awhile back as I was making all my posted links nofollow which is probably what Google intended us to do, but then why did they make another option for adding links that are dofollow.  Kind of strange I am thinking how about you?

Anyways, lets take advantage of this right!

So this small little extra step that I found is not difficult to implement and is actually only one more step then the usual way I have been adding links to my posts in Google+. I do not know if it is really adding much SEO value to the articles I am linking to, but I hope it is passing along some added benefit to my articles and it is not taking me any longer to create them so why not?

To get started I have taken a screen shot of a regular Google + post using a firefox plugin called SEO Quake that will show nofollow links in the browser with a line right through the middle of the outbound link. If you look below the image of one of my posts is showing this line.

nofollow link

For the dofollow example I posted this post with links within the text and they are showing nofollow but the other link using the title of my blog post “How to Use Kontent Machine to Create Unique Content Tutorial” is a link that is dofollow. As you can see in the screenshot below this link has no line through the middle.

dofollow links

So How Does One Make These Links?

It is completely simple to make these links so let me tell you how to be certain you are making dofollow links. Most users on Google Plus are just copying and pasting a link directly into their “Share what’s new…” box. Don’t do that anymore okay!

What you need to do is write in the share box whatever you would like to and then click the add link button to add the URL you want to create this dofollow link to. Google will scan the URL and then add an image from the article if there is one and then it will create an anchor text link using the Title of the article from the html title tag.

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That is all there is to it. You have now created your dofollow link on your Google+ account.

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23 Comments

  1. I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers to write content for yourself? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome weblog!

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  2. What do you think about backlinking your guest posts and treating them as tier 1 links?

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    • Ivan,

      Lets put it this way, how would you feel if you had an authority site and you allowed guest posts sometimes, and then one day you find that these people were spamming their posts with tons of crappy links? Probably you would feel pretty bad right? Hurt? Used? etc etc. Well that is how I would feel about it and I would delete that post that was receiving the spam links.

      It is a trust / trust relationship you are building with the owner of the blog and you certainly do not want to ruin it. You want to improve it of course.

      So please do not do any spam backlinks to guest posts. You can certainly share them on facebook, twitter, google plus, but do not go crazy.

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  3. Currently I’m not using Google+ as a marketing tool but I can see I really should! Especially when you have created this well written guide helping me The only thing I’m currently using is rel=author from my blog so I get my picture in Google results.

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  4. Great stuff- I’m definitely going to be trying out a few of these. I like how you are using it with Twitter.

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  5. I just want to mention I am beginner and seriously liked your blog site. You actually have fantastic posts. Kudos

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  6. nice post actually every time i just add my content and url in the google plus but am not getting any back links from there. so, i followed your article its say like we need to add url form add button right?

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  7. wow! nice post you are doing a great job its very helpful for mine. Thank You so much Dwight Cocran.

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  8. Thanks for sharing about google plus thing. I hope it will help to get a dofollow link after posting.

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  9. Great blog here! Also your web site has some very good tips! What web host are you using? How have you optimized your blog and which plugins do you use?

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  10. Thank you. From I will start making link on Google Plus.

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  11. I am Using this concept unknowingly, but thank you for making me to understand this links as do follow.

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  12. I will start with this tip. Thankyou so much!

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  13. Hi, Your web site is very creative & effective site. I am looking……I will start with this tip. Thankyou so much!

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  14. Thank you very much for your interesting and informative blog post.

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  15. Love your blog, tons of great information here, thanks, however it seems like this technique may not be working anymore.Getting nofollow links while posting as links.

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  16. Thanks Dwight sharing this article. It really great tip for newbie. I appreciated it. I will follow the post .. Keep it up.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this information. I like your article.

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  18. Hi, Your information is very nice. Thanks for sharing this information. I like your article.

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