In episode 346 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if you should assign a “dofollow” to the attribution link in the syndicated content.
The exact question was:
Hi Guys, I use syndication network to syndicate my content. I am using Yoast SEO plugin which adds the attribution link to each syndicate post but I noticed that those attribution links are ‘nofollow'. I think making the links ‘nofollow' will defeat the purpose of ‘Pushing Power Through Tier 1 Entities'. Please suggest if I should make the attribution link ‘dofollow'? Also if I make it ‘dofollow', can that also harm my website as the content can be syndicated anywhere. Please advice. Thank you.