Is this link a dofollow?

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Hi,

Recently, I arranged one link for my client on a website through guest post. The link is a dofollow (atleast in my opinion). However, my client is saying that the link is nofollow and he will not consider it as dofollow.

On analysing the source of the page, I found a very strange html code used for the link. Owing to confidential nature of the deal, I am unable to reveal the actual link but here is the html code for the same:-

<a href="https://www.#.###" rel="dofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

You can see in the code that while the url of the website is followed by a rel=dofollow tag, the same is immediately followed by a target =_blank which itself is followed by a rel=nofollow tag.

As such, my client is claiming that overall, the link is a nofollow link and we should remove the nofollow tag if we want to get a credit for arranging the same. We are perplexed because it is the first time we have seen the use of both dofollow and nofollow in the same html code.

So my question to all friends here is what should this link be considered? Is it a dofollow or a nofollow? I tried to search on the google but could not find any answer. In one website article, I found about use of noopener or noreferrer tags with rel="nofollow" target=_blank tag for security reason. But nowhere could I find any explanation or even instance of using both the dofollow and nofollow tags in the single link code.

Please advise.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    There is no such attribute as: rel="dofollow" and it is meaningless.


    It is a nofollow link
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    As suggested earlier there is no such thing as rel='do-follow', there is only rel='nofollow', so if a no-follow attribute is present in the link then I don't blame the client for blaming you.
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  • Profile picture of the author PremKumarOnline
    you can only mention nofollow. if you leave it blank it is dofollow. if a link with rel="nofollow" is a nofollow and a link without rel="nofollow" is a dofollow link.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Give your client their money back and tell them to find themselves an SEO person.
    You are not one.
    I mean this in the kindest way possible.


    Originally Posted by shekhar View Post

    Hi,

    Recently, I arranged one link for my client on a website through guest post. The link is a dofollow (atleast in my opinion). However, my client is saying that the link is nofollow and he will not consider it as dofollow.

    On analysing the source of the page, I found a very strange html code used for the link. Owing to confidential nature of the deal, I am unable to reveal the actual link but here is the html code for the same:-

    <a href="https://www.#.###" rel="dofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

    You can see in the code that while the url of the website is followed by a rel=dofollow tag, the same is immediately followed by a target =_blank which itself is followed by a rel=nofollow tag.

    As such, my client is claiming that overall, the link is a nofollow link and we should remove the nofollow tag if we want to get a credit for arranging the same. We are perplexed because it is the first time we have seen the use of both dofollow and nofollow in the same html code.

    So my question to all friends here is what should this link be considered? Is it a dofollow or a nofollow? I tried to search on the google but could not find any answer. In one website article, I found about use of noopener or noreferrer tags with rel="nofollow" target=_blank tag for security reason. But nowhere could I find any explanation or even instance of using both the dofollow and nofollow tags in the single link code.

    Please advise.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Don't bother if it is no follow or do follow attribute as long as the page is relevant and engaging to the target users it will be a good start.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Seems like they have to bother: they got hired to obtain links that search engines follow.

      Originally Posted by KylieSweet View Post

      Don't bother if it is no follow or do follow attribute as long as the page is relevant and engaging to the target users it will be a good start.
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  • Profile picture of the author trallan
    There is not something as "dofollow".
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  • Profile picture of the author Gautam Content
    there is a chrome extension called strike out nofollow.. just install it and it will strike all the nofollow links and you will know what is dofollow and what is nofollow..

    BTW the above link is nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arsath
    No its a Nofollow link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delboy Trotter
    Were you hired by your client to fix their SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author gaganchaudhary
    Yes, if you find rel="nofollow" then you can blindly say that its a nofollow link. Because there is no concept of adding rel="dofollow" attribute. If you can't find nofollow attribute in your link then you can say that it is by default dofollow link.
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