Must Check :- Social Media Optimization Tips For BeginnersHowever,whenever we talk of the term search engine optimatzion we often hear some common words like , doindex, nofollow, dofollow,noindex and so on.All these words play equal importance when the question arises of SEO.So now in this post I will be discussing the most common words we hear now a days which are nofollow and dofollow links.
Firstly, I will discuss of Dofollow links followed by nofollow links.
What are Do-Follow Backlinks?
Example of Do-follow Link:
While assigning links if you do not use any attribute like in the above example, then the link is automatically considered as do follow link. Well, you can allow make do follow link by using attribute dofollow and external as in the examples below:-
These links play more important in SEO as these allow search engines to follow or track them and allows the link juice to pass or transferred.
<a href=http://www.mytrickscorner.com rel=”dofollow”>MyTricksCorner</a>
<a href=http://www.mytrickscorner.com rel=”external”> MyTricksCorner</a>
What are No-Follow Backlinks ?
Well.No Follow backlinks are fully opposite of that of do follow links.That Means that they do not allow the crawlers to follow the link and are simply ignored by search engines.Thus, no link juice is passed.This means that if any website owner is linking to your blog by using no follow attribute then no link juice is passed to your website.As stated above search engines will ignore the links and only your visitors can follow the llink s and reach your website by no folllow links.
<a href=http://www.mytrickscorner.com rel=”nofollow”> MyTricksCorner </a>
Now the next question arises that where we should use do follow and where we should use no follow links.
Where to use DoFollow And NoFollow Links ?
DoFollow Links:- We can use dofollow links while referring to the sites having related content as our site has.We can also use do follow links to high quality websites like Wikipedia ,Google and yahoo. We can also use dofollow links to link to the source from where we have gathered information(in case).
Nofollow links:- We can use no follow links while comment as we do not have any control on it like any spam website might write a comment on your blog which may effect your website's ranking.Like do follow links can be used to link to related content oppositely these can be used to link to non-related content. NoFollow links are good if we want to link to the gambling and other casino sites.In affiliate links also nofollow links are used as we are link their website just for basic commission for for passing link juice.
How Some Of The Popular search Engines Treat No Follow Links ?
When We talk of Google , it simply does not follow nofollow link while on the other hand Yahoo follow the nofolllow link just for finding new content but still link juice is not passed.
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How To Find Out The Link Is DoFollow or NoFollow ?
If you are using Mozilla Firefox browser or Google's Chrome Browser then you can check the link by just simply selecting the link and clicking on "Inspect element" option from the right click menu.Then a small window will open on the bottom of your webpage, you can clearly see there where the link is pointing and which attribute is used along with it.If nofollow attribute is used then the given link is nofollow backlink while if there is no attribute used or attribute used is dofollow and external then the link is DoFollow Link.
However while using other browsers , you have press Ctrl +U from your keyboard to get the source code of the website and then find the required link in the webpage's source( by pressing Ctrl+F) and then again by checking the attribute of the link you can simply find out the given link is DoFollow Or noFollow Link.