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    The differences between nofollow links and dofollow links


    Can anyone please help me to explain about nofollow links and dofollow links?
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    Originally Posted by multisystem123
    Can anyone please help me to explain about nofollow links and dofollow links?
    First of all the term "dofollow" links does not exist. There are only normal links (the ones you called dofollow) and links that have the nofollow value.
    Nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of an HTML <a> element to instruct some search engines that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link's target in the search engine's index.
    If you knew how to use Google you would have found this awesome page:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

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    Well dofollow links don't technically exist but they are the opposite of or the lack of the rel="nofollow" tag on a link.
    There use is to stop link juice or page rank following to the target page. Such links like adverts should always be nofollow. Many blogs and forums, directories or at least the good ones are now nofollow. I think all social media sites are no follow. So the places you can now get a dofollow link from is decreasing rapidly.

    Reason is it was too easy in the past to gain 1,000's of links and jump straight to page 1, google now frown upon this and the trend now is content and site structure.

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