How Dofollow And Nofollow Tag Works


Understand The Difference Of Dofollow and Nofollow Tags What it Does and How it Works

Most bloggers or new bloggers never bothered about using the Dofollow and Nofollow tag as they don’t know how it works or what it does, in this post I will give a clear definition of Dofollow and Nofollow tags and when to use them.

What is Nofollow Tag?

A nofollow tag is used when you are sharing an external link on your blog that is not relevant or considered useless. When you apply nofollow tag to a link it means no link juice will be passed to the shared link from your blog.

What is Dofollow Tag?

No such thing as Dofollow when you leave the link as it is and not add the nofollow to it, it is said to be Dofollow search engine crawlers will follow the link
example <ahref=’’rel=nofollow></a>

A Must Read: How To Optimize Your Blog Content For Better Search Result

When To Use Nofollow Tag?

You should add nofollow tag to external link ( links that are not relevant to your blog or outside your blog ) such as backlinks but that those not mean you always have to add nofollow to every link outside your blog, you can also share external links on your blog with do-follow tag like links in the same niche with your blog.

Link You Should Add Nofollow Tag To

  • Social networks or social profile/page
  • External links for downloads like Mediafire, 4Shared, Softonic, Box etc
  • Sample pages or demo links
  • Competitors in your category like Google, Bing, Microsoft and the rest.

Benefit Of Using Nofollow Tag To Irrelevant links

  1. It increases your page rank on search because link juice will not be passed to those links.
  2. You are safe from search engine penalties because you are using nofollow tag to harmful links on your blog

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When To Use Dofollow?

You must not add nofollow to internal links from your blog.What is Internal Link? internal link are links that are linked from one page of your blog to another page of your blog by interlinking to older page/post of your blog by doing so you keep those pages/post alive and makes it easy for search engines crawlers to re-index  those post/page, it very important to use dofollow tag to all internal links unless they are considered useless or irrelevant such as links to comments.

Benefit Of Interlinking Post/Pages

By adding the dofollow tag to your internal links the homepage PR(Page Rank)flows in balance this helps the robots crawl your site thoroughly as that of a Sitemap.
I hope this article has helped you in understanding how to use and when to use dofollow and nofollow tag, if you have not been using this tags, correctly try and make a difference.

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  1. According to my understanding, you should add "nofollow" tag to every link that you're gonna be compensated for that you use on your blog. If you're doing affiliate marketing through your blog, all those links are supposed to have "nofollow" tag.

  2. Very interesting! I had no idea. With Weebly, I think this is taken care of for me through their interface of drag and drop functions but it's good to know for the future!

  3. It is so important to do this especially when you are doing sponsored post, and when you are tagging yourself or other blogs. Thank you so much for writing such a resourceful article.

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