What Are Dofollow and Nofollow Links?
Dofollow backlinks are the links that are helpful for improving SEO rankings of a blog or website. In other words, a dofollow link is a vote for linked websites. The search engine continues to crawl other pages they find through standard links.
A dofollow link has HTML code that looks like this:
<a href=“https://www.stayconnect.info/”>Stay Connected</a>
you don’t have to add any special code to the link for it to be dofollow.
Dofollow links commonly call “link juice.” are a vote for quality to any website or blog. these links are just one of many ranking factors.
On the other hand, The nofollow backlink tag rel=”nofollow” in the HTML code tells crawlers not to follow these backlinks. In 2005 Google’s Matt Cutts and Jason Shellen conceptualized the Nofollow links to prevent spammy comments on their blog posts.
The higher the quality of the site that’s linking to you, the more powerful that backlink is.
How can we Check If a Link Is Dofollow or Nofollow
So how can you know if a backlink is dofollow or nofollow?
It’s not a complex method. It’s extremely easy to find.
The simple way to discover is to right-click on the link and select “Inspect” in Chrome. A window will show up on the right with the link HTML highlighted.
Then, simply check to see if the rel=“nofollow” attribute is in the code. If you don’t find the tag rel=”nofollow”, you can be calm because the link is dofollow.
Ways to Get Dofollow backLinks
Now we all know that what are Dofollow links but how do we get them?
you have to use some popular tactics to get the high-quality links for rank up your site.
1. Guest blogging
“Guest posting” refers to the writing and publishing an article on someone else’s hi authority website or blog.
With guest blogging, the author posts his high-quality blog article on another High authority website in the author bio they’re allowed to link to their own site. Some sites allow the author to place a link of his own website post in the body of the article.
Not all sites which accept guest posts offer dofollow links, so you need to do some research first before posting content on it.
The best and easy way to make sure that the link is dofollow, open a guest post written by another author, right-click on the link to their site and click on “Inspect”.
Broken link building
Another effective link building technique is searching for broken links on high authority sites. Many high-quality pages contain broken links and you have to point out these links with the admin of this site and provide superior alternative content for replacement of broken link.
the basic process looks like this:
- Research for broken links
- Similar Content creation
Here’s an example. You run a health care blog and want to build links to your similar high authority resource pages. A famous website has an older page on health care, but many of the links are broken. You kindly reach out to the Admin to point out the broken links, and helpfully propose a better and up-to-date alternative. The Website admin then links to your health care page.
This activity can be repeated over and over again. you can suggest your existing content as a replacement of broken links, or you can create new up-to-date content for this purpose.
competitors’ common backlinks discovery
If you research your competitors, you will notice that they have some common backlinks which you don’t have yet. Well, if they get these backlinks, why shouldn’t you too?
Using Social media outreach
Share your promote your content on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, comment relevant posts and create connections.
On-site social sharing buttons
You should use on-site Sharing buttons and widgets. You can’t skip them on your website. Besides sharing your content via social networks, people can place your widgets on their sites and link back to you.
Blog Posts Comments
select high-quality blog posts with high traffic, then write a relevant and valuable comment which boosts the discussion, it may end up with a valuable high-quality link that will add value to the discussion.
Create a high-quality tutorial
Create High-quality Tutorials like Lynda, Coursera, and Udemy and peoples will use your tutorials in their blogs as reference. And you get backlinks and traffic automatically.
Participate in Dedicated discussion forums
Discussion forums like Quora, Reddit, StackExchange, provides a great opportunity to answer the related question and share the related link. Be careful, these forums usually have strict spam rules and are full of professionals, you get banned quickly if your shared unnecessary or irrelevant links.