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    Difference between do follow and no follow?

    Hi, can anyone please explain the Difference between do follow and no follow? is it no follow links are useless?
  • #25836
    Dofollow link is a way to tell the search engines that you trust the linked website. It is a stamp of reference from your website and is taken positively by search engines to rank the other website.
    Nofollow links are those where you are linking to a website you don't trust 100% and want to tell search engines that "Geez... you know, I might have linked to that website but I don't exactly trust it.". However, being a software developer myself, I am willing to take a bet that Google engineers will consider a website to be good when it has a balanced number of nofollow and dofollow links and not only a certain type of links which might actually go against Google Webmaster guideliens.

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  • #25853
    Thanks for informatio

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  • #25872
    Dofollow links allow google to follow them and reach our website. Giving us link juice and a backlink. On another side, Nofollow links attributes do not allow search engine bots to follow link.That means if the website owner is linking back to you with nofollow attributes, it does not pass on link juice. Only Humans will be able to follow the links.
    Google has also said that they will still count the nofollow link as an outgoing link in terms of the distribution of page rank from your page.

  • #26006
    Dofollow is simply the default state for a link, any link without the nofollow attribute is a dofollow link.
    When another website links to yours with a standard link, it can directly affect search engine rankings.

    However, nofollow links include a small piece of code, called an attribute, that lets search engine bots know not to follow the link and not to pass any link equity. It looks like this: rel="nofollow".

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