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Difference Between DoFollow and NoFollow Backlinks

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Difference Between DoFollow and NoFollow Backlinks

The difference between dofollow and nofollow links is easy to understand. Let me tell you, both the dofollow and nofollow are the HTML attributes with some basic functionalities.


Understanding dofollow Links

Now suppose if you place a dofollow link on your webpage, then with the help of that, not only the users but also the Google and other search engine robots can navigate to that respective linked source.


dofollow links example

<a href=”https://www.homieshacks.com/” rel=”dofollow”>Homies Hacks</a>

<a href=”https://www.homieshacks.com/”>Homies Hacks</a>


Also, as you can see above, even if you do not mention any of these HTML dofollow or nofollow attributes, then also by default your link is considered as a dofollow link and search engines will automatically follow every default/dofollow link that is embedded in an article or web page.


Some Of The Benefits Of dofollow Links

  • dofollow links help the source linked pages in terms of google rank and SEO improvement.
  • moreover, this not only benefits the sourced linked page, but also the page which provided the dofollow links.

Some Of The Precautions You Should Take While Implementing dofollow Links

As similar to putting a dofollow link that increases the reputation of the linked webpage and helps your own site improvement. Putting a dofollow link to a website that doesn't have a good reputation will affect the reputation and credibility of your website as well. 

So make sure for any backlinks that you want to include in your post, they should be from a reputed and trusted source otherwise the reputation of your own website will be at stake if a large number of dofollow backlinks come on your website from spam sites.


Understanding nofollow Links

To change the dofollow link into a nofollow link, you just need to add the ref = "nofollow" variable


nofollow link example

<a href=”https://www.homieshacks.com/” rel=”nofollow”>Homies Hacks</a>


While the user would still be able to click on the nofollow link to navigate to the linked page, it will however instruct Google and other search engine robots not to crawl or record the listed linked page.

While the lack of nofollow doesn't play much of a role in SEO optimization, it is also necessary to note that if there is a presence of many dofollow links that are not from trusted sources, then this can also negatively impact the reputation of your website.

But then blogs with even the nofollow attribute can also contribute to improving your website ranking in a way, because the nofollow attribute link will still be in the search engine index even though it will not be crawled, however some interested visitors will follow the link you provide, which comes under the natural backlink category.

Usually, both the dofollow and nofollow types of links are used when creating content that aims to improve SEO and make website navigation easier.

Backlinks are definetly one of the best ways that can strengthen the SEO value of your website page, however its a good practice to make sure that the links are from trusted source and that there is a sufficient ratio maintained between the two. Backlinks allow the destination blog to be frequently crawled by search engines and familiar with the Google search database.


How To Check A Link For dofollow Or nofollow On Any Webpage

To check whether the link of any webpage is of attribute type dofollow or nofollow, simply right-click on the link, and from the context menu select Inspect.

Check nofollow Or dofollow


Check nofollow Or dofollow From Inspect Element Tab

A small Element tab on a new side window will open in your chrome browser where you can check its attribute type.

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