What is the difference between dofollow and nofollow backlinks?

Hello All, Many a times in the Orangecopper Forum i have come across questions from visitors, requesting to clarify the difference between a do-follow and a no-follow link! or “dofollow” and “nofollow”  These two terms are very much used terms in the SEO perspective. So let me make that clear by adding a detailed post here.

So lets Start with NoFollow Backlinks

Assuming you already know what is the HTML code for a hyperlink i am starting, for the benefit of our friends who do not know about back links or hyperlink code here it is.

Basic Hyperlink code

<a href="http://www.orangecopper.com/forum">OC Forum</a>

No follow Hyperlink code

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.orangecopper.com/forum">OC Forum</a>

So basically its shouting to the Search engine Bot, ” Hey bot ! this is for your information, Do NOT crawl through this link as i dont like it ! ”

Do Follow Hyperlinks

There is No Such thing called as dofollow hyperlink, aahh, then why are we discussing it ?? because, a dofollow is any link that is NOT a “nofollow” , In simple words, every link is dofollow if not specified as no follow.

Bonus Tips:

Everyone loves to be indexed, then why the hell anyone would use the no-follow tags, there could be many reasons.

1 .  This should be ideally be used for paid links ( as suggested by google) because, we are not recomending it, we are charging it to be placed there and the reason is money and not content.

2. When you are tweeting in twitter or Digging in DIG or making a squidoo lenses, these are Social networking sites and would not like to link everywhere they find links to. even from scraps and posts, so by default most of these links are NOFOLLOW too.

Hope you enjoyed the article

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