Some days ago I wrote a post about What Is Backlink? How To Create Backlinks?. I got asked by many our users about the Nofollow and Dofollow links.
Mostly the beginners don’t know about the Nofollow links so they always use hyperlinks to add links in their post which is automatically a Dofollow link. Because they maybe link to a site which is low quality and a spam one they use this same to add links. This will affect their blog authority and the rank.
So today I am going to write about the Dofollow and Nofollow links.
What Is Dofollow & Nofollow Links?
Dofollow is the links which look like simple HTML link attribute. These links allow Human and all search engine to follow. Dofollow passes a link juice which a human and search engines easily follow.
When someone links to your website by a Dofollow link then Humans and Google or all search engine can follow it. Dofollow links are good for creating backlinks.
All hyperlinks are Dofollow links which you always create in your WordPress editor. So you don’t need to do anything for creating a Dofollow link.
This is an example of Dofollow links. It Looks like:
<a href=”http://www.google.com/”>Link Text</a>
Nofollow links are the links which contain rel=”nofollow” attribute in its body. Nofollow is the links which tell Search engine do not to follow that links.
A human can easily follow the Nofollow links but search engines can not follow it or doesn’t pass a link juice.
This is an example of Nofollow links. It Looks like:
<a href=”http://www.google.com/” rel=”nofollow”>Link Text</a>
You can easily add a nofollow link by adding rel=”nofollow” HTML attribute in the link as shown above. And if you are a WordPress user so you can download a plugin called Title and Nofollow For Links. This plugin will make easy to add a nofollow link, you just need to check a box.
Where to Use Dofollow & Nofollow Links?
You can see the Dofollow links everywhere around you. whenever you link to any site with your post using WordPress editor it creates a Dofollow link. We use Dofollow links if we trust that website which we are going to link with.
Mostly bloggers and webmasters, use Nofollow links to not give the credit and benefits. Here are a few examples of when it’s appropriate to use nofollow links.
If you allow comments on your site, you can expect link drops—people posting a link to their website in order to receive link juice. To prevent them from receiving credit from your site, you can use the nofollow attribute.
Want to keep links people buy on your site from passing credit? You can use nofollow links to avoid suspicious SEO practices and penalties from Google.
This is for people who allow Guest Posting on their blog. If you allow people to contribute to your website, you can use nofollow links to prevent your site from passing credit to other sites that you don’t necessarily want to vouch for.
In addition to these examples, you can use nofollow links any time you link to other sites and want to avoid endorsing them.
I recommend using Nofollow links where you don’t trust on the website with which you are linking to. Don’t trustable sites like porn sites, low-quality sites, and sites which are not relevant to your blog.
Types Of No-Follow
There are the two types of the Nofollow links which mostly see.
Robot Meta Tag: Robot meta tags used when we want to tell google bots(all search engine) to not follow links of this full page. Basically, we use it when we don’t trust on that site which we are linking with.
<meta name=”robots” content=”nofollow” />
Link Attribute: Nofollow Link Attribute used when we want to tell search engines to not to follow this particular link.
<a href=”http://www.google.com” rel=”nofollow”>