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Hi all,

I need a little help about one simple thing:

what is the difference between dofollow and nofollow backlinks?

Thank you,
John
#dofollow #nofollow
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    No follow means that search engines will not pass link juice through the link. For humans it's the same either way.

    Google the term or look it up on Wikipedia for the full explanation.

    Also your question is in the wrong forum section - there's an SEO section.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    Dofollow - Get link juice pass over
    Nofollow - Do not get link juice passed over.
    dofollow > nofollow
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  • Profile picture of the author hashif16
    Do follow backlinks are those backlinks that are getting indexed by search engine spiders where as no follow links will not get indexed by spiders but you will get visitors from nofollow links..
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnGrender
    Yes... ok, but what is link juice?

    I read a few SEO guides, but English is my second language and it's sometimes very hard to understand terminology. So, I registered myself on the best IM forum on the Internet looking for some advice.

    Thanks for understanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Link Juice = The 'weight' that the page has based on all the links that point to it. Similar to Page Rank. Google Page Rank to learn all about it.
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  • Dofollow backlinks pass page rank and noffollow does not
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  • Profile picture of the author AkosBlog
    HTML Code:
    <a href="http://example.com" rel="nofollow">My anchor text</a>
    This above is a nofollow link.

    Now below is a dofollow link:

    HTML Code:
    <a href="http://example.com">My anchor text</a>
    This basically means Dofollow links get followed by Search engines (they pass pagerank) and nofollow links do not.
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    • Profile picture of the author lalitbansal004
      Originally Posted by AkosBlog View Post

      HTML Code:
      <a href="http://example.com" rel="nofollow">My anchor text</a>
      This above is a nofollow link.

      Now below is a dofollow link:

      HTML Code:
      <a href="http://example.com">My anchor text</a>
      This basically means Dofollow links get followed by Search engines (they pass pagerank) and nofollow links do not.
      Yes Agreed With This. And One More This is That..

      Dofollow-->> Says google Crawler to Go For That Link Which is There.

      Nofollow-->> Means User Don't Want google to Go for that Link.Now this is Google Decision That Crawler Want to Go there Or Not.

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnGrender
    Thank you all!

    And you should have both of these backlinks to your website, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Direct
    One helps your page and one doesn't. It's that simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author marksmit
    If you have a website and you're giving link to another website then you may give your link code as rel="no follow". Usually Google never crawls no follow links. Google crawls only Dofollow links and its give you link juice.
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  • Profile picture of the author James vilson
    in the easiest way to under stand the difference between dofollow or nofollow. Dofollow links are much effective to your site and no follow links are useless.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnGrender
    So, for example, how can I know if some article directory has dofollow links? Or every directory has?

    Or when I submit replay, how can I know if it is dofollow?

    Is it that I determine if link is dofollow or nofollow by the code above?
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    • Profile picture of the author mazdak
      Do not ignore the effect of no-follow backlinks, it could impact on SERP.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnGrender
      Originally Posted by JohnGrender View Post

      So, for example, how can I know if some article directory has dofollow links? Or every directory has?

      Or when I submit replay, how can I know if it is dofollow?

      Is it that I determine if link is dofollow or nofollow by the code above?
      Thanks all for great explanation, but can anyone please help me with this above?
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson View Post

      I believe that even nofollow links have some value. Depends on the authority of the website. Wikipedia's nofollow link count more than some small blog nofollow link.
      I tend to agree with this. It's hard to know for sure, though. There's so much back and forth about the value, or lack thereof, of nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author supershoesclub
    sometimes,the nofollow links will be counted into the site seo value if the backlink is made from the high reputation sites.I think as long as they are useful to rank and google like them,no any big difference between them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
    A lot of do follow links have less benefit than no follow links. The truth is, nobody really knows for sure. When I make a Facebook page, or a You Tube video, or tweet, stumble, or whatever, I'm more concerned about traffic than link weight. Ninety percent of my traffic is from social sites, and I'm making a few sales from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael 999
    • A "Dofollow" Link is a hyperlink that is able to tell search engines to pass along it's page rank influence to an outbound link.
    • A "Nofollow" Link is exactly the opposite. It is a hyperlink that removes the ability to pass on it's page rank status to other sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickBuzz
    I am not sure if no follow is useless, I believe that they have some role in the SEO game. DO FOLLOW back links from High Page rank pages are the best for your website. These kinds of links lets your website get authority on the Search Engines.
    Downside these kinda links are expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author teqrecon
    It seems that everyone is chasing on do-follow links! Well, me too!

    But since the no-follow links can impact on SERP, we should pay more attention to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author windso0
    The Dofollow links are counted by Google when they will have to give a certain PR, Nofollow can only bring you traffic with no other benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoxcell
    Google will follow the Do follow link and generate a backlink and other search engine follow the both link.
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  • Profile picture of the author rochan
    Google the term or look it up on Wikipedia for the full explanation. This basically means Dofollow links get followed by Search engines
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    No follow put in Robots tags so it will not be crawled by the any search engines crawlers while do follow use Robots tags to crawl the page by any search engine crawlers.
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  • Profile picture of the author enni
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    Do follow links are useful to get the traffic, back links and high PR but the no follow links are useful to get the traffic only.
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