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DoFollow, vs regular

Discussion in 'Google' started by Erind, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. #1
    Is there a difference in rel="dofollow" (if there is such thing) and without a rel at all?

    I had a guy tell me that google loves "dofollow"... I searched, but couldn't find any such tag attribute?
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    Erind, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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  2. login

    login Notable Member

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    #2
    There is no dofollow attribute.
     
    login, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    Decipher442 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, as far as I know (dofollow) is just the removal of the nofollow tag from posts. I believe google ask all to put nofollow tags on paid links etc. or their sites would loose/suffer having their own page's PR devalued, but at the same time if the link is of relevance then I believe it would only benifit the site from my experience.

    --Thanks
     
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    atulperx Banned

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    I think if the links are from same niche than we don't need to worry . You can apply dofollow links but don't sell links in dofollow posts .
     
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    There is no such thing as 'dofollow'... only 'nofollow'
     
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    cchetanonline Banned

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    #6
    Do Follow is just a word
    no need to specify it, regular link is always Do Follow
     
    cchetanonline, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    'dofollow' is just the absence of 'nofollow' from what I can see.
     
    SEOVICE, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    #8
    No such thing dude :)

    Im sure you've just heard people using the term but it's more of a casual slang term for links that don't use the nofollow tag attribute.

    Google introduced the NOFOLLOW so that webmasters could mark certain links on their site that they didn't want the search engine spiders to follow. Hence passing on relevance and affecting search engine rankings.

    So maybe what you heard is that Google like webmasters who use "NOFOLLOW" for links such as paid text links etc.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    i have never heard it
     
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    There is no attribute named Dofollw. its just used as an antonym of 'nofollow'. So infact dofollow means removal of 'nofollow' attribute
     
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    Already stated above but dofollow as an attribute doesn't exist, it's basically the absence of a nofollow attribute in a href tag. Always remember to check though that the page on which a link is placed is itself indexed by Google, e.g. has the siteowner made all links to the page nofollow or used robots.txt to prevent the page being indexed. Check these things if exchanging links.
     
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    Well this section is really confusion about do follow rel link. But i would say one thing this is opposte of nofollow tag.
     
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    Sounds like you got geekrolled.
     
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    If you find a link without a nofollow tag then its a dofollow link :)
     
    tanujdude91, Jun 12, 2008 IP