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What is do follow and no follow?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Harry9888, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. #1
    hello guys !
    i am little bit of confuse about "what is do follow and no follow?"
    and what is dependency of link juice for these?
    SEMrush

    thanks in advance
     
    Harry9888, Jun 14, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. cheesee

    cheesee Peon

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    #2
    Do follow gives you link juice to increase PR, no follow do not.
    They both help with SEO rankings.
     
    cheesee, Jun 14, 2011 IP
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    dofollow and nofollow are the rel tag for any http link on your site. So if you specify the rel tag as nofollow, the search engine spider wont crawl that link. if you specify it as dofollow, then when search engine crawls your page, it will also crawl the link on your site. This will pass on the PR juice to the sites linked on your site.
    Its basically saying that your site is recommending the other site and hence gets your vote. Thats how backlinks work in the world of SEO. Any link within the contents of your page are usually dofollow and comments are usually nofollow.

    Leaving comment on nofollow blogs wont pass on the PR juice to your site. But their are sites where comments are dofollow and you benefit by commenting on such blogs by getting a back link.
     
    searchtechword, Jun 14, 2011 IP
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    no follow links are those whose google not follow in indexing the site...
    and follow the do follow links to index the site...
     
    kathrinefernandoz, Jun 14, 2011 IP
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    #5
    Those are the instruction to the Robots. DoFollow is for following the links on the website & NoFollow is for not to follow the website links.
     
    socialmediamarketing01, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    do follow - google can crawl the link after that consider as a backlink
    no follow - google can crawl the site. we can get the backlinks from the site.
     
    sarahbrooks, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    Google takes 'no follow' as simple text and takes 'do follow' as a backlink.
     
    Grade1, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    I have read about some famous internet marketers claiming that NOFOLLOW backlinks had positive affect on their SERP rankings, but you need like hundreds of NOFOLLOW links to rank better.
     
    DPointing, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    Google Consider only do follow link as a backlinks. There will be no benefit from No Follow link as a Backlink.
     
    markhamilton, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    I think you can find about it more over other blogs and probably on matt cutts blog itself
     
    expertofexperts, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    It is attribute of HTML tag. Both are helpful for keyword ranking but dofollow tag make link juice and no follow not.

    Example:
    <a href="http://mysite.com"> is normal
    <a href="http://mysite.com" rel="nofollow">
     
    shyam12, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    DoFollow links are followed by search engines and those links provide link juice. And NoFollow links are not followed by search engines. They never be indexed by search engines.
     
    faysal969, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    DoFollow link to your site then you will receive their vote and that will improve your ranking. But if they use the NoFollow link then you will not receive any vote and your ranking will stay the same. Remember, it will not decrease your ranking but the backlink will simply not count.
     
    aman_gcs, Jun 15, 2011 IP
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    #14
    anyway you need to have both in your portfolio
     
    derekad, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    A very simple :

    Do follow - googel consider your backlink
    No follow - google won't consider your backlink
     
    mash, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    Do follows are just the absence of no follow tag, would not find too many of them..
     
    ryangetty, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    Ok, is there any way to check which one is do-follow and which one is no-follow?
     
    p.caspian, Jun 16, 2011 IP