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Follow / no follow linking

What is the difference between do follow and no follow links?

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Google will not credit the target site in the link if a rel="nofollow" tag is included.

All links are follow by default so if the rel-tag is missing then credit will be passed so as such all links are follow unless the nofollow tag is added. 

This does not instruct google to not visit the site or indeed index the target page, it just says your not giving a vote to the target site. 

More and more sites now have all their external links as nofollow, All social media sites are nofollow. Most blogs and forums are as well. So finding links that offer a follow link is far more difficult and getting harder as time goes on. 

It was introduced because of the abuse of backlinks by webmasters to attempt to fool Google into ranking a site higher than it should be. 

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KnowOneSpecial
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This link doesn't pass any juice and will not help with ranking:

<a href="somewebsite.com/some-page/" rel="nofollow">An Interesting Web Page</a>

This link does pass the link juice and says your site vouches for this site and helps with ranking in theory, but not always.

<a href="somewebsite.com/some-page/">An Interesting Web Page</a>
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Putting it simply...

rel="nofollow", basically means "no vote"

No rel attribute (meaning "dofollow") means Google will put the link towards consideration when ranking a webpage / domain in the SERPs.

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Do-Follow:

By default, Do-follow links allow all search engines crawlers to follow them and reach our website. Providing us link juice and a backlink which helps getting website ranking. The best way to give someone do-follow link is allowing 'keyword' in the anchor text. Hence, when you are linking to any website or page, use the targeted keyword as anchor text.

An example of Do-follow Link:

<a href=”https://socialprachar.com”>Social Prachar</a>

All the hyperlinks are by default do-follow. You don’t have to do anything to make a link do-follow.

No-Follow:

No-follow links do not allow search engines bots or crawlers to follow link. Simply, if the website owner is linking back to you with nofollow, it does not pass on link juice thus no backlink to our website. Only Humans will be able to follow the links. 

An example of Nofollow Link:

<a href=”https://socialprachar.com” rel=”nofollow”>Social Prachar</a>

Edited by KOS to remove active links.

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do follow link pass the link juice to linking page it will help to improve the page rank. no follow link does not pass the link juice to the linking page so its not helped in page ranking.

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No Follow is opposite of Do follow Link it is also a hyperlink but not pass in a search engine and not increase page rank.it is remove the ability to remove pass link in search engine. Do Follow is Like an Html Tag.in Search Engine Do follow Link Play important role to increase your Post in Search Engine.

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DO FOLLOW LINK :

This condition will allows the crawlers to read particular URL to provide back link.

<a herf ="target URL ">keyword</a>

NO FOLLOW LINK :

This condition will not allows the crawlers to read the URL and  not providing any back link or power to the website.

    <a herf ="target URL "  rel ="no follow">keyword</a>

https://socialprachar.com

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Google has relatively recently changed their stance on nofollow and introduced UGC and Sponsored attributes as well. Now they will treat nofollow as a hint rather than a directive. So, nofollow links can and will start to pass some link Juice (and I think they actually have done for some time before this announcement too).
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aarticod
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Dofollow links help your search engine rankings. Nofollow links don't. You see, Google and other search engines use links as a key ranking signal. However, they ONLY count dofollow links in their algorithm

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Nofollow links are links with a rel=”nofollow” HTML tag applied to them. The nofollow tag tells search engines to ignore that link. Because nofollow links do not pass PageRank they likely don’t impact search engine rankings.

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