Thursday, 7 September 2017

How To Add A NoFollow Attribute To A Link




Nofollow tags and Dofollow tags

These are two words that everyone with a blog is 
familiar with. 

From time to time,  we write articles, blog on different topics and provide solutions to our readers 

In a bid to improve user experience, we link to other articles which may be on the same site or on another blog that might be relevant and add value to the topic discussed 


One of the basic rules Of SEO is to know what article to make a dofollow or nofollow link


How do I know when to make a link a Dofollow or Nofollow ?


If you are linking to a page or an article on another website that is not scam and of whose credibility you are fully aware of , you make use of a dofollow tag. 



What is a DoFollow Link? 


Most links are do follow in nature 

If you are blogging on any blog platform,  be it Blogger,tumblir or Wordpress  , when you create a link either on the sidebar or within a blog post,  you should be having something similar to the one below 

<a href=”http://www.howtosguide.com”>Howtosguide</a>

These links are do follow in nature 

A Dofollow link is a link that passes link juice.  

When you link an article to another and wish to make it visible on all search engines, you make use of a Dofollow link

When you make a link a Dofollow link, you indirectly tell Google that you wish to make that article visible to all search engines and not hidden

Why should I use the dofollow tag?


Why shouldn't you be making use of a dofollow tag?  You would not want to be adding a nofollow tag to all your links unless you want your readers to feel you do not know what you are doing. 

When you add a dofollow tag to a link, you make your readers have confidence in you and make them have an idea of what you are doing 

One bad thing about making a link a dofollow link is that you give room to spammers to come flood your blog posts with useless comments and irrelevant links that are not even in line with your blog posts 

What is a Nofollow link


So many may ask,  ' why would I want to make a link hidden and not visible to search engines ' ?

You would not want to link your blog to another which is bad and violates Google policies unless you want to end up been penalized by Google 

You would not want that right?  Yeah I guess so

If you are linking to an article of lower quality or an affiliate program of which you know little or no info about,  you make use of a Nofollow tag. 

You would not want to link your blog to another which is bad and violates Google policies unless you want to end up been penalized by Google 

You would not want that right?  Yeah I guess so

Now 

Why should I add Nofollow Links



Reduce comment spam

When you make a link a dofollow link, you give space for spammers to bug your site with irrelevant images, links and comments . To stop this, you add a Nofollow tag to that link

Protects your Google Ranking 

If you are linking to a page that is irrelevant and don't want it to be ranked, you add a No Follow tag.  When you do so,  you boost your ranking on search engines 

Writing Quality 

After writing a rich content that is 100% plagiarism free and wish to keep it safe from all kind of spammy contents,  you add a Nofollow tag. 

Protects your online credibility 

How would you make your readers know you are reliable and dependable when your blog post is linking to a porn site or a program that scams people 

It just can't work.  Even if you wish to link your blog with such websites, always make use of a Nofollow tag so as to keep it hidden from search engines

How do I add a nofollow tag to a link



Let's take for instance your blog link looks like this 

<a href=”http://www.howtosguide.com”>Howtosguide</a>

To make it a nofollow, you should be having something that is similar to the link below 

<a href=”http://www.howtosguide.com”rel ="nofollow">Howtosguide</a>

Do let us know of any challenges you get while trying this tutorial out

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