- Jun 28, 2012
Virtually all forums use nofollow for external links and links from forums in general don't carry a lot of weight as backlinks.I have a content writer who writes one blog per week for me. I pay the backlink guy to post a short description of one of the 4 blogs on the 20 high DA sites linking back to my blog page, similar to what I do on my GMB posts. He writes the description somewhere on high DA sites like Buzzfeed, Adobe forums e.t.c.
And I'm not sure why you would expect links from Buzzfeed, nofollow or not, to have any relevance to the PC service industry or for an electrician.
If your backlinks are not content relevant to your site and your business, you are really wasting your time.
Additionally, going back to the original Google patents, the PageRank value of any incoming link is a function not only of the PageRank of the origin page but also of the total number of links on that page. If the origin page has, say, a PageRank value of 5 and 100 links on that page (including internal navigation links), the amount of PageRank that can be passed to you is
5 * (.85) / 100 = 0.04
where (.85) is an estimate of the dampening factor for total PR than can be passed.
And finally, DA doesn't exist.
You really need to be focusing on content relevance as the defining criterion for differentiating a link that might help from one that almost certainly won't.