Rheological responses of the gelled (G) Snowtex 20 silica suspensions in the presence of LiCl, NaCl, and KCl have been investigated as functions of concentrations of silica and salt at pH 9.8 in terms of the Hofmeister series effect. The primary silica particle is isolated, and it is coagulated to form a gel above at 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5 M concentrations of LiCl, NaCl, and KCl, respectively, when ... [Show full abstract] the silica volume fraction φ is beyond 1.0%. The resulting G silica suspensions are classified into a strong‐link gel and their power‐law dependences of the critical strain as well as the storage modulus on the silica volume fraction were compared with the predictions by the fractal gel model. The resulting power‐law exponents of the critical strain are negative, this is in agreement with that predicted by the fractal model, and their magnitudes decrease with an increase in salt concentration, irrespective of the salt. Moreover, the magnitude of the power‐law exponent for the critical strain is well related to the Hofmeister series effect, namely it decreases in the order Li, Na, and K, and the least hydrated K adsorbs in great enough in amount to create a less flexible network structure in the G silica suspension due to stronger attraction between the silica particles. Moreover, the stronger attraction, on the other hand, should be responsible for both the larger storage modulus and the higher power‐law exponent of the silica volume fraction dependence on the storage modulus. Therefore, the Hofmeister series effect is useful to understand the rheological properties of the G Snowtex 20 silica suspensions.