Do You Know that NOT ALL
Outgoing Backlinks from YouTube.com are
Everybody knows that outgoing backlinks from YouTube.com are ‘no follow’ and thus have no SEO value which makes YouTube.com pretty useless in terms of building one way backlinks to any web pages outside YouTube.com
(note: those of you who do not know what is that ‘no follow’ stuff and how to check whether a backlink that you got is ‘no follow’ – please read this video blog post about No Follow Checking)
There is a big and heated debate in SEO world about whether ‘no follow’ backlinks actually count for SEO or not. I would recommend to watch this video from Matt Cutts – the “official talking head” from Google web spam team (this team is also taking care of all SEO stuff in Google) about the SEO value of ‘no follow’ backlinks.
And my personal subjective point of view is similar to Google’s official point of view – it was pointless for Google to introduce all this ‘no follow’ stuff and then, for some reason, stop playing into this game and start counting ‘no follow’ backlinks as the ones that transfer SEO juice. But this is my personal point of view and I respect the right of other people to have other opinions on this tricky SEO issue.
But in any case, I have definitely great news for all backlink lovers, because …
NOT ALL YouTube.com Backlinks are ‘No Follow’;
Actually a Full-Force SEO Backlink
is Waiting for You on YouTube.com
It is waiting for you inside the user profile section of YouTube.com channel. For example, if you go to our Free Traffic System video channel and scroll the page a little to see the Profile section, and inside this section you will notice a backlink. And this is a real SEO backlink, no ‘no follow’ stuff, 100% full force SEO backlink – please check the screenshot below to see where exactly it is located in the Profile section.
And, by the way,
This is a backlink from PR4 page!!
Surely I am not trying to say that all YouTube.com channel pages have high Google PR – lots of them have PR0. But in any case, this is a backlink. Check it and you will see – it has no ‘no follow’ in the HTML code of the page.
There is one disadvantage about this backlink in profile section – you don’t have any freedom with anchor text of this backlink. All you can do is simply put a URL, and no fancy games with anchor text and keyword hunting here. And yes, this is a disadvantage. But at the same moment – getting at least one full-force SEO backlink from YouTube.com is not bad
Is It the Only Spot
Where the Backlink Comes
Without ‘No Follow’?
Well, I have done a vast research, and can say in all other places the outgoing backlinks have ‘no follow’. But I don’t pretend to be the source of ultimate truth here. And one of the reasons of writing this post is the following – you can help all Free Traffic System users by double checking this info.
Do you own research.
Dig through the whole structure of different YouTube pages (channel pages, tag pages, comments – everything).
Maybe you will find another page/section where the ‘no follow’ rule on YouTube.com is broken – for the glory of SEO geeks round the globe.
So, if you find any other examples of breaking ‘no follow’ rule on YouTube.com – submit a comment below. We will give publicity for those who are ready to bring up useful information regarding this topic.