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What is the difference between dofollow and nofollow?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by sginteractive, May 7, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hello Everyone,


    What is the difference between do follow and nofollow Links ?
    What are the benefit of do-follow and no-follow back link ?
    Please Send Your Reviews.
     
    sginteractive, May 7, 2012 IP
  2. siteurl

    siteurl Well-Known Member

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    dofollow - you are telling search engines (bots / spiders) to follow the link and crawl the link.

    nofollow is you are barring them from going to the next page.
     
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  3. rajeevranjan

    rajeevranjan Peon

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    Hi,

    Do Follow - Do-follow links provide better "link juice" for improve your website in search engine rankings.

    No Follow - Search engines only count do-follow links. If any link that is with no-follow attribute, its clear massage telling search engines to ignore it. No-follow links can often be highly context-relevant, and come from sources that are likely to generate greater levels of referral traffic.

    Thanks,
     
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    michelle2009 Member

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    hi,

    do follow links are recognized as plus point for back linking and the links will be crawled by the search engines spider.no follow simply means that the webmaster does not want to do anything with the link.
    Having a mixture of nofollow and dofollow backlinks pointing to your site would make your link profile look more natural.

    have a nice day
    michelle
     
    michelle2009, May 7, 2012 IP
  5. manoj.kapoor

    manoj.kapoor Greenhorn

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    do follow: means search engines will crawl that particular link
    no follow: means search engines will not crawl that link
     
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  6. AllenRobinson

    AllenRobinson Guest

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    Building backlinks to your site is an important strategy for any internet marketer. However, not all links are equally valuable, and some may even be worthless. Many blogs, forums and article directories add an attribute called nofollow to their outbound links to discourage people from spamming the site with irrelevant links.

    A normal dofollow link on a web site will look something like this:

    <a href="http://www.link.com">Link</a>

    To make an individual link nofollow, the value is added to the rel attribute in the html link tag:

    <a href="http://www.link.com" rel="nofollow">Link</a>

    It is also possible to make all links on a page nofollow by using the meta robots tag in the head-section of the html page:

    <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />

    The nofollow attribute was developed in 2005 by Google to help combat link spam in the comment section of blogs. It was designed so that webmasters could attach it to all unwanted links that are unrelated to their site, so that Google could improve the quality of their search engine results.

    In search engines, every link can be considered a “vote” for the site linked to. A link from a site with high page rank, trust and authority is considered a more valuable vote and will pass on more “link juice” than a link from a low ranked site. What the nofollow attribute does is that it tells the search engine spiders to ignore the link and not pass any link juice to the site, making the link almost useless from a search engine optimization perspective.
     
    AllenRobinson, May 7, 2012 IP
  7. jenniferjohn

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    Basically a Do follow link is a normal hyper link which send search engine bots to the target page with the source page credits. if you get that link from a high ranked page then google bot will mark that your blog has connections and trust from high ranked pages, thats why most SEO providers focused on creating Do follow links.



    No Follow links are also normal hyperlinks but modified with rel="nofollow" attribute. if you want to create a nofollow link on your posts just add <a href="your link" rel=nofollow></a> that attribute will block search engine bots to follow that URL from that page. Lots of Administrators of high traffic web sites make their web sites and blogs nofollow by default to stop getting lots of spam comments only for getting a quality backlinks. so every link you make will be no follow on those sites.
     
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    karthick9 Member

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  9. Smith Jones

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    Hey guys,

    No follow are for not crawling a link by search engine. Do follow allow search engine to crawl links. No follow tag we can use if we are using a link for reference not for crawl. Both are good for human traffic.

    Thanks and regards
    Smith Jones
     
    Smith Jones, May 10, 2012 IP
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    jewelraz Active Member

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    Exactly, If your website link is in dofollow blogs and forums then you are credited by those blogs and forums, because they are telling google bot to follow your website directly.

    Whereas if your website link is in nofollow blogs and forums then those blogs and forums telling google not to follow your site link.
     
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    Do following links pass weight on , no follow are still crawlable however you are basically telling Google it is not that important and therefore no weight is passed to that particular link. :)
     
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    It is very important in seo techniques, because do follow means google or all the search will follow sites or not ,will follow mean that is called do follow , didn't follow means no follow.will submit your website into do follow sites mean , your sites will improve as quick as possible.
     
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    Always focus on Do follow sites as compare to No follow sites. Do follow sites give you the link juice required to gain the popularity of the site. However in no follow you do not get this benefit.
     
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    You should definitely be taking advantage of nofollow tags inside of your website. If you link to non-relevant or affiliate links, you do not want the Google Robot to follow those. That is why you would put a nofollow tag on those links.
     
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    Simple lines but explained well. Nice
     
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    Hello....
    Do follow and No follow are the link attribute on website that assists search engine whether the link posted on website is reliable or not...Yes, Do follow means that we are telling the search engine to follow the link,we should submit our links to Do Follow website so that search engine can easily crawl them and we can get traffic easily and the visitors could have more information about their topics(means we can get targeted traffic).........
    Thnx...
     
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    DoFollow is actual a regular hyperlink which pushes the search engine crawlers to the target page along with the source page credits. The NoFollow links are also hyperlink but it is modified with the rel =”NoFollow” attribute.
     
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    By saying dofollow - you are allowing spiders to crawl to your website and indexed pages and website in search engine result

    and opposite is the case in case of nofollow.

    From :- Deepak Moon

    http://www.adsenseguideforu.blogspot.com
     
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    Do follow links: It means that when search engine scans your page, it would scan all the outgoing links and "follow" that link set with do follow attribute and give it credit as a reputable website.

    No Follow Links: It means that when search engine scans your links, they will not follow any of the links which is set with no follow attribute and also will not parse any credit to your website.
     
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    rafe_lovely Banned

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    dofollow is link you tell to searching engine to crawl.
    no follow link is not followed by search engine.
     
    rafe_lovely, May 26, 2012 IP