What is DoFollow and NoFollow?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What is DoFollow and Nofollow? well, you must have came across these two words in the world of Search engine Optimization like Dofollow article directories, Dofollow forums etc. Most of the blog and site owners know the difference between these two. But if you are newbie to the SEO world, lets see what is dofollow and what is nofollow


Google PageRank
Google ranks site according to their popularity across the web. It is called PageRank . Google ranks website on the scale of 1-10. 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest e,g Facebook is pagerank 10 and YouTube is pagerank 9. But how  Google decide PageRank of a blog or website? Well, in general, if your website has a many backlinks then you will have a higher Pagerank. Backlinks are links to your website from another websites or blog



When you place your link on other websites or blogs through commenting or through whatever means, it can be of two types i,e a dofollow link or nofollow link. Actually Dofollow links tell search engines to follow that particular site. If the blog or website you are placing your link is a dofollow, then search engines will follow your links and you will have chance of higher pagerank. and if the blog is nofollow then your link will just get ignored by search engines and you won't get any chances of getting higher in the eyes of search engines. It is advised that you should not waste your time getting nofollow links from blogs or sites. Instead try getting dofollow links so that your ranking could get higher. You can search on Google for the blogs and websites that are dofollow. You might also be interested in checking if the link is dofollow or nofollow.  I hope I helped you a lot

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