What the heck is a DO FOLLOW, dofollow, do-follow…

What the heck is a DO FOLLOW, dofollow, do-follow…

I had a client the other days ask a question about his website, asking if it would be a “do-follow” site.  This question is SO CLOSE to being a legitimate question, but also kind of funny. Here’s why:

Essentially you have two terms: “dofollow” and “nofollow”.   This tells search engine spiders to crawl, or not crawl, a website. The “nofollow” coding is actually put in the web code changing it from this:

<a href=’http://www.lookatmyawesomesite.com’>Anchor Text</a>

To this:

<a href=’http://www.lookatmyawesomesite’ rel=’nofollow’>Anchor Text</a>

Basically, there is no true “dofollow” coding…it is more of a term. Dofollow is just NOT using the “nofollow” tag. SO REALLY to tell the spiders to crawl a link, you don’t have to do anything.

So my answer to the client? Why yes! It is a “do-follow site!” And I didn’t giggle or anything. 🙂

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