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Nofollow link

Links that do not have an influence on the rankings of the linked site. To make a link a nofollow link, add the rel=”nofollow” attribute to the HTML of the link.

Why do some websites have nofollow links?

Nofollow links do not pass PageRank. Therefore, using a nofollow link means that link won’t pass PageRank (a Google-only measurement of the quantity and quality of links) to another page. This means, on the one hand, that Google cannot penalize you for linking to a site that’s known to be a low-quality site. They also can’t penalize you for linking out too much. See full article for more details.

Is there any tool to find high-quality backlinks?

Yes, there are plenty of SEO audit tools available for analyzing the website scores. Many of them are available free of cost with limited options. Whereas as several tools comes with paid version with plenty of options. Some of the best tools include SEMRush, Moz, Ahrefs, Netpeak Checker, SE Cockpit, SERPStat and many more. And of course, you can use your Google Search Console account to identify the most relevant links to your website pages.

How does we check nofollow and dofollow links?

First, you need to find a link on the page that accurately represents the kind of link you would be getting. Now you need to right click on the link and inspect the element. In Chrome by default “inspect element” is a context menu item. In Firefox the same is true, and other browsers generally have either a web developer console or a “view source” option. If you can’t inspect an element directly, you can view the source code of the entire page and search through it to find the specific link with specific anchor text you’re trying to locate.

A link will start with “<a” and will have a few different possible parameters. The “href” is the hyperlink reference, and is the destination of the link. If there’s a “target” parameter, it is specifying whether the link should open in a new window or in the same window. If there’s a “class” it’s a flag for CSS identification.

What you’re looking for, though, is “rel”. The “rel” parameter is the “relationship” between your page and the page being linked. This can show up in a link to a CSS file for the page, but the only parameter you actually care about is “nofollow”. If it says “rel=”nofollow”” it means the link is not followed. If no such tag exists, or if one of the other possible parameters exists, the link is likely followed. However, this is not 100% true! There’s one more place to check.