Google Webmaster Tools inbount links show all links incl. nofollow?
Posted on 2013-11-30
I suffer from an old script which linked back to my site without nofollow. Thousands of users in blogs used this script (pregnancy counter) over the years. To get rid of the bad inbound links (which are in google eyes spammy) I tried to redirect all of these inbound links from the original subdirectory to a complete new domain. (htaccess 301 permanent)
There is no way to get in touch with 10.000 blog users one by one. Google should now dont count this inbound links for my domain since they all redirect to another domain.
I did correct the old scripts now and included rel=nofollow but I wonder because I see now in google webmaster thousands of inbound links to the new script which has rel=nofollow.
My doubt is now what google actually shows in google webmaster tools incoming links.
1. ALL incoming links from other domains excluding rel=nofollow
2. ALL incoming links from other domains including rel=nofollow...
Maybe somebody else has an idea how can I disavow these thousands of old links different than my redirect approach. I guess I cant use the google disavow tool for this many links either. How ever google should not consider this links anymore with the 301 redirect in my eyes but who knows.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts