What is Nofollow and Dofollow Links?

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SEO means that the Search Engine Optimization Whenever we talk about it, there are some common words that have great significance. Such as bots, crawling, noindex, doindex, nofollow, dofollow etc. All these words put their own importance in SEO.

In this post, we will learn about Nofollow and Dofollow in detail. Especially newbies who are new in SEO and still do not know about Nofollow and Dofollow, this post will be very helpful for them.

Before talking about the Nofollow and the Dofollow link, I want to explain to you a small thing.

Suppose you are a blogger who has just created a blog. Now Google, how Bing will know that you have created a blog. For this you will have to submit your blog sitemap to google. When you submit a sitemap, google bots (you can also call it a spider. They work to go to a website and scan whatever data is there) will crawl your blog and index your site. So that any reader can find you in the search engine.

Now it depends on you that you want to index an index from page to page and not an angle. We can do this using index and no index.

So let’s talk now of Nofollow and Dofollow.

What are Nofollow and Dofollow and what are the differences between them?

First understand this term

Link Juice: When you hyperlink an article, page of a website, google bots follow that link and it passes link juice. This helps in ranking the link juice article and also improves domain authority.

Nofollow links simply search engine bots do not allow to follow the link. Only humans can follow the links.

Example of Nofollow Link:

<a href=”http://www.technicalshouters.com” rel=”nofollow”>how to earn</a>

Dofollow links allow Google and other search engines to follow the link by giving us link juice and a backlink. If a webmaster is linking you again with this link, then both search engine and person will be able to follow you.

When you link a website or page, use the as anchor text as the Targeted Keyword.

Example of Dofollow link:

<a href=”https://www.technicalshouters.com”> how to earn</a>
By default, all hyperlinks are Dofollow. So you will not need to do anything to make a link a dofollow. Simply add rel = “nofollow” to Nofollow.

Nofollow and Dofollow link should be used


  • If you are linking to a high-quality website
  • If you are copying someone’s original work as reference


  • Low-quality sites like casino, gambling, or porn sites
  • Unrelated content If you are on blog technology but you have linked to cooking websites
  • Affiliate links
  • Comment section Here are the maximum chances of spamming here.

how to check Any link is Nofollow or  Dofollow

Right click on the link you want to check in your browser and select “Inspect Element”. You will have a window with its HTML code. There you can see that the links are dofollow or Nofollow.

Important notice: –

Recently Google has said that it still count the nofollow link as an outgoing link in terms of the distribution of Page Rank from your page. Still it depends on where the nofollow link has been placed. The lowest effect of keeping the Nofollow link in the bottom of the page is the effect and when it is placed in the top it has some different effect.

No-Follow Types

  • Robots Meta Tag: <meta name = “robots” content = “nofollow”>

It tells bots / crawlers / spiders that they do not follow full pages links.

  • Link Attribute: <a href=”http://www.google.com” rel=”nofollow”>

It tells the search engine that the terms of the ranking of pages do not count link.

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