If you’ve researched off-page SEO or backlinks, you’ve probably heard the terms nofollow and dofollow and that you want to get dofollow just for link popularity.
All links are dofollow by default. This means if you place a standard link on any website, the search engines will find and count the link as a backlink pointing to your website. A nofollow link is created by placing a nofollow HTML code that refers to a specific URL, or it can be coded into a website to make all hyperlinks nofollow. This code tells the search engines not to recognize the link.
You’re probably wondering why anyone wouldn’t want a search engine to recognize a link. There are mutliple reasons for this:
- To prevent spam links, some sites set all links in comments and profiles to nofollow. This would prevent search engines from associating your site backlinks with unwanted links from spammers who often leave links in comments and profiles hoping to get some backlinks to their site.
2. Paid links are frowned upon by Google as they view it as a means of manipulating search engine results by buying link popularity. If someone has paid for a link on your site, it’s a good idea to tag the link with a nofollow tag.
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How to find dofollow blogs for backlinks
If you want to increase traffic, enabling DoFollow is only half the battle – you need to promote your content on other people’s blogs.
What is DoFollow ?
There is DoFollow and NoFollow. NoFollow means Google doesn’t count the link for SEO purposes. Often, Do yourself a favor and turn this setting on – you will attract more visitors and commenters who want to build their backlinks and it will help your traffic ranking.
Where can I find DoFollow blogs?
As said, you need to comment and promote your blog. Like everything else on the web, there are great directories full of DoFollow blogs just waiting for your participation.
And remember, don’t spam if you leave comments and backlinks. The more relevant your comments are, the more likely someone will click on your link and give you your traffic. And if your comment gets deleted, you’re just wasting energy.
What are the disadvantages of DoFollow?
Commenting on blogs is becoming less and less relevant as Google makes the transition from search engine optimization to user experience optimization – increasingly emphasizing better quality traffic, phasing out or actively discouraging traditional “greyhat” link building methods.
Simply put, you want the bulk of your backlinking plan to be dofollow links from high-quality, high-ranking websites. You should stay away from low-quality “spam websites” that are seen as bad neighborhoods to associate your website with. Connecting to these types of websites will hurt your page rankings.
The bottom line is that you need backlinks from quality page rank sites of the dofollow variety. You also need an action plan for your backlink strategy that will keep you on track and easy to follow. One that has all the quality ingredients for quality backlinks to get you ranking high in the search engines.