Easy Ways to Find Do Follow or No Follow Links on Websites

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Easy Ways to Find Do Follow or No Follow Links on Websites
Easy Ways to Find Do Follow or No Follow Links on Websites

The following is an easy way to find out the Do Follow or No Follow links on any website or blog. In this way, we can see whether the outbound link is a do-follow or no-follow link. Then what is the difference between do-follow and no-follow links? does it affect SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?.

How do I know if this is a do-follow or no follow link? First, we have to do an inspection of the page (Inspect Element) and then look at the link details from the HTML section, if there is a rel=nofollow text, then the link is no-follow, if there is no "nofollow" it means the link is do-follow.

From the reader's point of view, these two links have no difference, both will open the page/website according to the link written. However, from the side of the website owner, these two types of links are very different, especially if we relate them to the performance of the website in search engines or commonly referred to as SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Easy Ways to Find Do Follow or No Follow Links on Websites

  1. Open the website/blog page that you want to know the type of link
  2. Hover the mouse over the link you want to know the type of link
  3. Right-click on the mouse until a popup menu appears
  4. Select > Inspect. If successful the HTML page of the website will appear at the side or bottom of the screen (depending on browser settings).
  5. On the HTML page, look at the details of writing the link. If after writing the link there is an inscription: rel="nofollow" means the link is No Follow, if there is no 'nofollow' text it means the link is do-follow.
    Easy Ways to Find Do Follow or No Follow Links on Websites
    Example of differences between Do-Follow and No-Follow
  6. If you want to see the status of other links on the same page, please point your cursor/mouse to the new link followed by the same steps as above.

The difference between Do-Follow & No-Follow links and their impact on SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

For readers or website visitors, these two types of links have the same function, namely directing the user to another page or website. However, from the crawler side, these two types of links are very different in position and will ultimately affect search engine optimization (SEO).

Every search engine like Google, of course, has some kind of crawler robot to crawl every website. The goal is to always get the latest content on each website and to be included in a system called the Google Index.

The more articles indexed, the greater the chance for a website to get visitors from Google search results.

Every content that goes into the index will get an assessment/rating from Google. One of the assessment factors is the quality of the links on the page. The higher the quality of the link, the higher the rating of a page and the more recommended it will be on the search page.

Generally, quality links come from websites that already have high authority such as government websites, and websites of world companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. And other high-ranking websites.

On the other hand, there are also websites that are considered to provide low-quality links, such as websites that contain spam/fraud, non-original/plagiarized content, gambling content, and the like, and websites that contain other negative content. If we have links from or to these websites, our website will also be marked as a similar website.

Therefore, the "No Follow" feature was introduced where we as website owners can mark certain links so that crawlers do not continue to search for these links and we avoid being labeled "untrusted".

Please learn more about quality and non-quality links on other websites as well. There are still many things that I did not mention in the discussion above. The discussion above is deliberately simplified so that it is not too long.

How to Make Links No-Follow on Blogger

To make the link no follow on blogger, please follow the steps below.

  1. When writing on the blogger page, please write the text that will be converted into a link (commonly called anchor text)
  2. Next, the block of writing that you want to convert into the link
  3. Click the "Insert or Edit Link" menu in the blogger menu list.
  4. Please enter or paste the destination link in the second column that says "Paste or search for a link"
  5. Next, please activate or checkbox in the Add "rel=nofollow" attribute
  6. Finally, please click the Apply button. Done.

To make sure, please try to check the link that has been made from preview mode or check after the article has been written and has been published in the above way. Make sure after the link there is a rel=nofollow when checked through the inspect element method.

How to Make Links No-Follow in WordPress

There are two ways, the first is to do manual editing and the second is to use a plugin. Specifically, here I will only use the first method, for how to use the plugin, please search for the tutorial yourself on Google or on YouTube.

  1. When writing on a WordPress page, please type the text you want to convert into a link (anchor text)
  2. Next, please block the text
  3. Click menu > Insert/edit link in the main menu of the writing page.
  4. Please enter or paste the link you want to use then click the Apply button.
  5. Next, please click the button with the text (top-right corner of the writing page) to change the display from Visual mode to Text.
  6. Please add the rel="nofollow" code after the link. For example: <a href=https://www.rinditech.com" rel="nofollow" > Rindi Tech </a>
  7. Done. Change the display back to Visual mode as before and please continue writing as usual.

Why don't Do-Follow links need to be written in HTML details?

As explained above, initially or by default, all links used on a website are do-follow. So whatever links we write will always be searched by crawler engines, only then will the no-follow setting feature appear.

So if there is a link that the crawler doesn't want to record, then we as content creators are obliged to write or add a no-follow format for the link.

But if we want the browser engine to continue to link the link, then there is no need to add additional settings because by default a link is do-follow.

Hopefully, the article on how to easily find the do follow and no follow links on this website is useful. If you have any questions, please save them in the comments column below as usual. Keep being a wise user!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra

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