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what is nofollow and dofollow links?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by sphinxsds, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. #1
    hi,

    i'm new to SEO

    can anyone help me in defining what is nofollow and dofollow links?

    how it helps in yielding backlinks and it helps in SEO process?
    SEMrush
    thanks in advance
     
    sphinxsds, Jan 10, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. massjo

    massjo Active Member

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    yes both are helpful for seo. But Nofollow taged blods are nt considered to gain Page rank
     
    beven, Jan 10, 2011 IP
  4. Allthebest

    Allthebest Peon

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    Nofollow are for not crawling a link by search engine. Dofollow allow search engine to crawl links. Nofollow tag we can use if we are using a link for reference not for crawl. Both are good for human traffic.
     
    Allthebest, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    A nofollow link means, Google will not follow that particular link and will not give any link value. Dofollow links get value from Google and help in improving SERP and PR of that url.
     
    diyakapoor, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    no69_2007 Well-Known Member

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    nofollow links are not helpful for better rankings
     
    no69_2007, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Nofollow links do not pass pagerank juice but some nofollow links helps to getting traffic.
     
    rwsseo, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Dofollow links will give you higher page rank over time where Nofollow links will not, but you should have nofollow and dofollow links this way it looks natural.
     
    Amy Garrizon, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    indyonline Prominent Member

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    It tells Google rather or not to follow the link and rather or not to give the link link juice and give credit to other site.
     
    indyonline, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Sxperm Well-Known Member

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    Dofollow = Common links
    Nofollow = Search engine bots will still follow this link but give no weights to where is linking to.
     
    Sxperm, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    very good seo. links to search engines to rank your webs
     
    jonnywartin, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Google not crawled the nofollow links, but the dofollow links only followed by the google, they (Dofollow links) are very useful for the SEO.
     
    vinay121078, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    I try to avoid nofollow links...
     
    ghinionist, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    nofollow and dofollow links weighs differently in search engines eyes, and they do have different purposes.

    Within your site, you may use nofollow link properties to avoid link juice to pass to external links
    Then if you'll do link building, prioritize dofollow links to improve your pagerank
     
    aira, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    google spider robots will not crawled on nofollow links, if you had add the nofollow tag in your link than google will not crawled on that links. and there is not any thing like dofollow by default its dofollow. we can't do dofollow, we can do is just nofollow.
     
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    A nofollow link means, Google will not follow that particular link and will not give any link value. Dofollow links get value from Google and help in improving SERP and PR of that url..
     
    Eric89, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    Do follow are high pr- which are loved more by people for getting quality backlinks.
    no follow blogs - are not having high pr rank. Both have importance from backlinks point of view. I have heard and read also that all high pr links is looked upon by suspicion by google.
     
    pradiprg, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    NoFollow means that the comments posted with an URL in it on a NoFollow blog are not followed by Google and other search engines. Google initially used the setting NoFollow as an anti-spamming measure. DoFollow links are links which help you improve your search engine ranking results.
     
    newworkaholic, Jan 11, 2011 IP
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    Jenniferrachel Banned

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    Nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct search engines bots that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index.

    Dofollow links allow Google (all search engines) to follow them and reach our website. Giving us link juice and a backlink.
     
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    No-Follow does not pick search engines attendance but the Do-Follow pick search engine attention
     
    EvoWRZ®, Jul 30, 2018 IP