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

  1. rob_allen profile image84
    rob_allenposted 5 years ago

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

  2. WD Curry 111 profile image60
    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago

    No follow? Do follow? I'm not sure I follow the question. I guess I'm no help, but it's good to meet you. I'll come by and check you out. If I like what I see, I'll follow you.

  3. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    If a link is classified as "no follow" the google bots won't follow it, and the site it is linking to will not receive any "google juice" as a result.  People can still click, of course - it is just the bots that won't use it.

    "Do follow" is the opposite - the bots will follow the link to the site it points to and that site may gain a boost in SEO as a result.

  4. Justjed profile image60
    Justjedposted 5 years ago

    simply put, links added on either do follow forums, site, etc are recognized by google as backlinks while links on no follow forums, sites, blogs etc are not recognized by google and other search engines as backlinks. That is why it is advised you add your links on sites with do follow tag. Just go to google and type "do follow forum", "do follow blog" etc related to your niche. hope this helps

  5. mattforte profile image90
    mattforteposted 5 years ago

    The difference, is that they are equal and opposite forces.

  6. mesacleanpools profile image59
    mesacleanpoolsposted 5 years ago

    There is a misconception that Google doesn't follow no-follow links.

    Google's algorithm isn't focused on webmasters, it's focused on it's users.

    Yes, a do-follow link is worth more than a no-follow but that doesn't mean a no-follow doesn't add authority to your websites link profile.

    I've ran a study on this and discussed with other SEOs and our findings show that Google does track your nofollow links and you will still get a bump from them. If you buy links or build them yourself, a solid mix of do and no follow's is good.

  7. MojoDawg profile image59
    MojoDawgposted 5 years ago

    No follow is a link that does not let traffic pass through to the destination it is an (implied connection) many say it does not pass link juice? don,t know that for certain and I don't believe any-one does save the search giants.

    Do follow is just that, your link to a particular site passes visitors to that site or your site and the link credits as well. This link in a one way (non reciprocal) fashion surrounded with relevant content is the holy grail of back linking. Search engines lick this stuff up like gravy.