Difference between Do follow and No follow Links

As we are aware of the point that every website needs a large number of back links for the good ranking in search result. It is a challenging job for an seo to make good number of do follow back links from high page rank sites. I mentioned here links as do follow . are you aware of it ? ok let me explain: This article will help you to clearly understand the basic difference between dofollow and nofollow backlinks for a website.
There are two types of inbound and outbound links namely :

  1. Do follow links
  2. No follow links

Do follow Links :

Do follow links are the most important backlinks for the seo point of view. These links help the website for making backlinks. as search engines come to the link, crawl it and and they count it  as backlink. this method is the most popular method to enhance the page rank.  search engines come and crawl all the keywords, Images,other things and then goes to the link if the link is found do follow then search engine’s crawler will follow the link and land on the other webpage.
The basic example of Do follow link is as follow :
 <a href=”http://www.a1bloggerseo.com/”>Blogger tips and tricks</a>

Some Points for  Do follow Links :

  • Website gets more comments
  • Attracts more visitors from the other website
  • Website gets more popularity day by day
  • Better for seo point of view for enhancing the page rank
  • You will Get Lots of Spammy Comments for your website
  • Takes a Lot of Time to Moderate All of The Comments.

No follow Links :

No follow links are the links which is not followed and crawled by the search engine’s crawler. these links are ignored by the crawlers. to make a link no follow we use rel=”nofollow” attribute in the link structure. These links are not for search engines to crawl and not to influence the rank of a blog or website in the search engines.
The basic example of No follow link is as follow :
 <a href=”http://www.a1bloggerseo.com/” rel=”no follow”>Blogger tips and tricks</a>
Some Points for No follow Links :
  • Spammers will not spam on your blog
  • Less time required to moderate comments
  • only genuine and interested visitors will post comments.
  • Fewer amounts of total comments as visitors will not prefer to comment on your site as the link will be no follow.


  1. says

    This is a concept many people don’t easily understand, dofollow links can greatly improve a site and help in the PR. Though a mix up of the two is always advised for a balance before Google raises an eye for spamming.

  2. says

    i think google also recognize nofollow in ranking. if our links from other blogs and websites are mostly do-follow, google does not like it. they also want some of our links to have a no-follow attribute. in other words, our backlinks should have a right balance between do follow and no follow

  3. says

    Hi Sanjay,

    It’s an interesting to see your views on these two kind of links. SEO people are so attracted to dofollow links that they go to any extreme to grab the juice.

    However, whenever you are setting up your blog or building linking strategy, it is better to mix up both kind of links. When all links are dofollow, it easily dilutes the ranking juice and makes the links almost valueless. If all links are nofollow, it tells Google that you are not confident about any of the links that you publish in your page. Both the extremes are bad.

  4. says

    Well I guess you are right. There is a big difference between the two… But these two factors I think will create a big impact on your blogs or website….

  5. says

    The dofollow attribute has many advantages as well as disadvantages. Dofollow links we have in spammy sites have negative effects. Although if you have a link in spammy page, if it is nofollow, there is no problem. Commonly dofollow links in content part has more weight than the dofollow link in author box.

  6. says

    Though it is good to get dofollow links, one needs to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between dofollow and nofollow links so as to avoid being penalized for the same.

  7. says

    Hello Sir,
    I have a one question? What is the process of do fallow link of our site in Bookmarking site. i submit a story in Bookmarking site, my story have been move to upcoming news. upcoming news show the link no-fallow.so i want to when i submit story, my story move to instant in published news. published news show the link do follow.

    So please Sir provide full process of submit a story in sbm site.


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