What is dofollow and nofollow link in blog commenting

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Dofollow link is one of the best ways to increase your blog traffic. It helps your website to get index in search engines quickly.

What is dofollow Link?

Dofollow link is the link to a site from another site without the tag rel=”nofollow” in the link. It allows search engine to follow the link. If the link doesn’t have dofollow tag also it’s dofollow link by default. Dofollow link makes more blogger to visit your site to comment.

<a href=”http://www.yoursite.com” >Anchor Text</a>
<a href=” http://www.yoursite.com “ rel=”dofollow”> Anchor Text </a>

What is nofollow link?

What is dofollow Link
If rel tag has set to rel=”nofollow” in a link then its nofollow link. No follow tag instruct search engine to don’t follow the link. By using this link you can avoid blog spam commenting.

<a href=” http://www.yoursite.com “ rel=”nofollow”> Anchor Text </a>

How does Google handle nofollowed links? From Google Webmaster.

In general, we don’t follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. However, the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow, or if the URLs are submitted to Google in a Sitemap. Also, it’s important to note that other search engines may handle nofollow in slightly different ways.

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