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Admin 07-04-2007 09:05 AM

What is NoFollow
What is NoFollow

Nofollow is a HTML attribute assigned to Hyperlinks as a measure to prevent spam by instructing Search Engines to ignore the link for ranking purposes.

In 2005 the head of Google's Web Spam team Matt Cutts along with Jason Shellen from Blogger.com designed the concept for the Nofollow attribute and filed a Royalty Free Patent policy as per the W3C.

The three major engines Google, Yahoo and MSN recognise the Nofollow tag but treat it slightly differently. I see alot of misconception regarding the Nofollow attribute amongst webmasters and even SEO's, so the need to write up this short article.

Firstly a bit about Nofollow and it's uses. It's not advisable to use Nofollow to restrict access to content, in this case a Robots.txt file should be used.

No write a NoFollow link, the folling is used on a Hyperlink:


<a href="http://www.tareeinternet.com" rel="nofollow">SEO Company</a>
Nofollow is primarily used to prevent giving weight to non-editorially verified links, links you can't vouch for or don't wish to pass authority to.
Ask.com is the only primary engine which ignores the Nofollow attribute, the other engines treat Nofollow as such:


Hopefully this will help clear up the general treatment of the No-Follow rule.

baranbuffet 04-14-2013 03:35 PM

Ya!I have no doubt to define with right definition on Nofollow.I think It is intended to reduce the effectiveness of certain types of search engine spam, thereby improving the quality of search engine results and preventing spamdexing from occurring.

daniel160 10-11-2013 08:28 AM

no follow we both know that, the quesiton is , how to find a tool or software to tell part from do follow or no ones... when making ex- links..

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