Did you know that both Nofollow and Dofollow links have its own advantages and disadvantages? If you are a blogger, then you must have probably come across these terms during your pursuit to master the Search Engine Optimization. But, it is important that you have the wisdom to know about when you have to use both the tags. That’s why, here in this post, I am going to guide you on how to add nofollow links easily.
Along with this, you will also learn whether when you have to use either Nofollow or Dofollow links on your site. Let’s begin with the Dofollow tag first. The biggest myth surrounding this tag is that the Dofollow tags are always useful. However, it will help you only if you are linking with the good websites. Otherwise, the ranking of your site will be affected.
What are Dofollow and Nofollow links?
Dofollow links are the ones which you want the Google bot to follow, whereas you don’t want the Nofollow links to be followed by the Google bot. You must always try to link the good websites with the Dofollow link and use the Nofollow link attribute if there are bad links in your site.
Almost all the major sites including the WordPress and Blogger platforms add the Dofollow link by default. If you are using affiliation links on your site, you must add the nofollow link attribute. It is always advisable to follow this practice to maintain and improve the ranking of your website.
How to add Nofollow attributes easily to your links?
For example, any link that is added on your site look as shown below
<a href=”https://www.techdotmatrix.com”>The TechDotMatrix Site</a>
The code shared above is an example for dofollow. To change it to nofollow, just add the nofollow attribute as shared in the updated code below:
<a href=https://www.techdotmatrix.com rel=”nofollow”>The TechDotMatrix Site</a>
If you are blogging on WordPress or Blogger, go to the HTML edit section of your post and add the nofollow attribute in the anchor links as described above. There are also many plugins in the market that will automatically do this task for you.
But, we’d advise you to edit the comments manually as the addition of a plugin might slowdown the load time of your site. We’d also advise you not to test this with the links within your website. That way, you can let the search engines to explore more about your site and adding a nofollow attribute in such cases will only bring harm to your website.
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