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Nofollow All External Links - Yes Or No?

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I am working with a company that is trying to build their online authority and they want to avoid any penalties from Google and other major search engines.

The site is a social network (adult related) and users can create public profile, post links, images, etc. It is an adult social network for people that want to make money talking on the phone.

So the question is, is it a good idea to nofollow all external links? Because it is hard to gauge the quality of sites that we may be linking out to and I don't want to have any issues with this..

Thanks!

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Answer

The safe route would be, yes, to add nofollow to all of your outgoing links if you're going to allow users to be able to insert any link they wish.

A lot of large social networks and forums do this and have no issues.

I hope this helps some.

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