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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.
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.
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.
That is all there is to it. You have now created your dofollow link on your Google+ account.
Please do not forget to add me to your Google +