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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2012, 01:34:53 AM »
No follow is html tag that created by the website owner, It doesn't produce the links to other pages.

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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2012, 04:26:38 AM »
No Follow means not followed by spiders.

It means, search engine spiders can not follow "no follow" attribute. It has no worth.

What is No follow link used for?is it really worth of using it and where should i give as no Nofollow?Would anyone like to explain about it?

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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 12:27:08 AM »
Nofollow is an attribute that can be added to links to discourage Comment Spam. It is used with the rel=" " attribute in a link.

<a title="Article" href="abcd[dt]com/article" rel="nofollow">
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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 03:04:26 AM »
Nofollow is html tag that website owners, add to links in their website for the search engines not to crawl, notice, or acknowledge a link. While a nofollow link is ignored, but popular social networking site like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace sites are nofollow, but they do provide a lot of other benefits.

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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013, 03:02:01 AM »
Nofollow means links which can't followed by search engines...

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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 03:28:17 AM »
No follow  is a attribute which we use it to tell the spiders to not crawl link, If we want to crawl a link the we use Dofollow attribute.


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Re: What is No follow?
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2018, 11:14:37 AM »
My understanding of "nofollow" is that it means two very different things, so be careful to state your assumptions before giving advice (which case it applies to)!
  • In <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> (often used with index or noindex), it tells the spider "Consider this page to be a dead end. Please do not follow its links to other pages."
  • In <a href=... rel="nofollow">, it tells the spider "This target URL may be a dodgy site, or is a paid link, or could be spam. I don't want to share Page Rank, etc. with it, and I don't want any penalties washing back over me." Incidentally, you never want to put rel="nofollow" on internal links -- you're telling Google that your own site is dodgy and shouldn't be trusted! It's commonplace to use rel="nofollow" on external links in user-contributed content, such as reviews, blog posts, forum posts, etc., to discourage spam.
Note that "nofollow" doesn't mean that a search engine spider can't follow links, or a search engine can't share Page Rank, etc. with a target page. You're simply asking it to behave that way (they are under no obligation to honor your wishes). Similarly, "noindex" does not forbid a search engine from indexing a page -- it just means that you've asked it not to, as you consider other pages to be more worthwhile.

"index" and "noindex" in <meta robots> is straightforward, but I haven't yet found a good explanation of using those values in a rel= attribute in a link. By the way, there are other values for both meta and rel that you may want to look at.
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