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John williams 11th August 2011 02:12 AM

What Is Mean By Dofollow And Nofollow Links?
Can anyone know please tell me..

Gary Barzel 11th August 2011 07:11 AM

Dofollow and nofollow links are both backlinks that are created on a website, the difference is one is a link that one transfers link juice to the outbound link, and one doesn't. Nofollow links were created in order to prevent spammers from adding their links to blogs and obtaining link juice from that particular blog. Although Google claims that it doesn't follow a nofollow link studies reveal that Google does follow the link, but does not index the linked-to page.

smallbus01 11th August 2011 09:15 AM

A Nofollow link is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of an HTML a element to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index. It is intended to reduce the effectiveness of certain types of search engine spam, thereby improving the quality of search engine results and preventing spamdexing from occurring.

DoFollow Link has a special HTML Code inside that tells the Search Engines like Google to FOLLOW the destination inside the link.

I hope this helps.

DeniseTaylor 15th August 2011 09:43 AM

Google is always trying to fight attempts to spam or manipulate its search results. Backlinks have been a primary tool used to do so and many webmasters have found giving backlinks profitable by selling their pagerank *to others (dofollow).

A while back, Google forbade this practice and now penalyzes sites that sell page rank. Selling dofollow links is dangerous for your site.

Johnbatosh 17th August 2011 05:31 AM

There is no meaning of Do follow links, because all links are do follow by the default.

The matter is No follow links: No follow links are a kind of link attribute which is developed by Google in 2005. The use of this tag are:

* minimizing spamming
* Google will not pass link juice to linked website
* It's build good reputation

SunilSamuel 18th August 2011 07:52 AM

When you place link on your website you can do it in two different ways either you can place a Dofollow link or Nofollow by default it is DoFollow link.So if you use Dofollow link than the website that you are linking to gets the vote and you transfers some of your pagerank juice to that website also ,So better avoid doing DoFollow link.

andrewjohn1 19th August 2011 05:54 AM

Nofollow is an attribute value of a link, which tells search engines that the link should not influence the target-linkís ranking in the search engineís index and should not crawl towards the target link. And the other site Dofollow is completely opposite of Nofollow. To make a link Dofollow, you donít have to use particular Dofollow attribute in the links. Search engine bots will crawl through the Dofollow links and PageRank juice will be shared by your site.

icebox19 21st August 2011 12:45 PM


DOFOLLOW: these are the website you need to target when placing links+anchor text.

NOFOLLOW: avoid website with these attribute. It will not benefit you from getting link juice. :) otherwise, you can also use them when posting links in your site referencing other website so that your link juice will not be passed to them. (especially if you have a good authority from G). Pagerank. :)

Walkingman 24th August 2011 01:38 AM

The explanation of the 10th floor is really specific and detailed. In short, When Google analyses your website, they will give priority to Do-follow links. No-follow links are the last thing it considers, even be ignored~

expo09 25th August 2011 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by smallbus01 (Post 149409)
DoFollow Link has a special HTML Code inside that tells the Search Engines like Google to FOLLOW the destination inside the link.

There isn't special HTML code for a DoFollow link. There is technically no such thing as a DoFollow link, it is just the name generally used for describing the opposite of NoFollow.

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