How external nofollow links impact our site’s SEO?
Google employees say that “nofollow” links, do not affect a website’s page rank. Well, that’s the short answer for this question.
Actually, nofollow links are being listed as backlinks in your Google Webmaster panel. So, if these external nofollow links are not being taken in account, why bother to show them in the webmaster’s panel?
My personal take is that Google is indeed considering the nofollow links as positive indicators, but they are not relevant as links without the rel=”nofollow” attribute.