Difference Between Dofollow and Nofollow Backlinks For Complete Beginners

If you are a blogger or webmaster then you might be knowing how important are backlinks in the success of a blog. So what is a Backlink?

Backlinks are the incoming links to a webpage.

Backlinks are also called incoming links, inbound links, inlinks and inwardlinks.

How Backlinks effect a Website/Blog

Backlinks play a key role in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your blog. The most important factor behind your page rank are backlinks. To get good page rank and rank high on Google then you have to focus on building backlinks preferably dofollow backlinks. Keep reading to understand the difference between dofollow and nofollow backlinks.

Different kinds of Backlinks

In general there are two kinds of backlinks: 1. Dofollow Backlink and 2. Nofollow Backlink.

Dofollow Baclinks

Search engine crawlers crawl the whole content on your webpage including images, links, keywords etc. Whenever they find a link, if the link is dofollow link then the crawlers follow the link and land on other webpage. If you want to get indexed in Google and rank high on Google then you have to focus on these dofollow backlinks.

Nofollow Backlins

Nofollow backlinks are ignored by search engine crawlers. Whenever you are linking to any website which is not of high value then use rel=”nofollow” attribute in your html of the webpage.

How To Check Whether a link is Dofollow or Nofollow?

Google Chrome Users

1. To check whether a link is dofollow or nofollow left click and scroll over the link.

2. Then right click on the link and then click inspect element.

3. After you click inspect element a javascript console will pop up at the bottom of the page, there you can find whether a link is dofollow or nofollow.

Mozilla Firefox Users

1. To check whether a link is dofollow or nofollow left click and scroll over the link.

2. Then right click on the link and then click inspect element.

3. After you click inspect element you will see a pop up at the bottom of the page.

4. There you click html.

4. There you will get to know the link is dofollow or nofollow.

How to handle these dofollow and nofollow links

In Blogger by default all the outgoing links are dofollow. Which means you are giving away the link juice to other blogs. It is better to give nofollow to the outgoing links in a blog. Only give dofollow to those outgoing links which are relevant to the content.

It is equally important to give “dofollow “to outgoing links as well which are relevant. You need not give “nofollow” attribute to the internal pages of your blog.

Simple Methods to built Backlinks

1. Blog Commenting.

2. Guest Posting.

3. Forum Posting and commenting.

4. Social Bookmarking.

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