DoFollow Links don’t exist. They are just Follow Links
Somebody came up with “DoFollow”, but the wrong wording even leads to broken HTML coding by non-experienced webmasters.
Wrong markup like this was seen in the wild wild web:
<a rel="dofollow" href="http://my.super.site.com">example link that should be FOLLOWED by bots</a>
The correct term to use is “Follow Link”.
You also don’t have to do anything to make a link follow-able, i.e. “do follow”. It is followed by robots, by default.
The term “Do Follow” is also confusing, as it implies an imperative to the crawlers, a directive to force the bots to crawl such a links. Forcing bots to crawl a link is not as easy, it takes a bit more, like the technology in Link Detox Boost.
This is how a normal Follow Link looks like:
<a href="http://example.com">example link that is a FOLLOW link</a>
Refer to the link type specification in the HTML spec of the W3C here.
Please DO let us know if you find a “dofollow” HTML specification somewhere :)
How do I create a dofollow link?
Instead of using a third-party application, this is one of the simplest tricks.
All you have to do is delete ‘rel=nofollow’ from the HTML.
This method is literally changing the coding part and if you’re not the one with your technical expertise, the above steps can be a little difficult. That’s because there are many elements to take care of if you’re creating do-follow links.
Links considered “Dofollow” allows search engines like Google and Bing search engines to count the links for their ranking effect.
If you add a “nofollow” attribute to a link, it is usually ignored by search engines for ranking purpose (but sometimes not).
How can I check if the link is of dofollow or nofollow?