Get Dofollow Backlink From Facebook Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

We all know that getting a backlink from Social Networking sites are very difficult because all the external links on most of the sites are nofollow. But their is a trick by which you can get a backlink and that will not be a nofollow link. Means you can receive a dofollow backlink from facebook.
As shown in the following screenshot, I have got a backlink from my facebook profile page to BlogDefined.Com.

When I saw the source code of my profile page then I found this. See the screenshot below.

As clearly shown in the above screenshot, the hyperlink property of blogdefined is not nofollow means it will be considered as a backlink for your website from facebook.

How to Get Backlink from

Now Lets start the process. First of all open your profile page after login into facebook then see on left sidebar. You will find Information tab where you can edit home town and website related information as shown in the following screenshot.

Click on edit tool and then click on edit information link. It will open a new page to edit your profile then select contact information tab and it will open a new page where you have to enter website information as shown in the following screenshot.

Enter your website address in the website field and click on save changes button. If you want to see how it look then open my facebook profile and see my website link.

So this is the only way to get a backlink from facebook but your profile should be indexed by Google search engine to take it as a backlink.

These Posts Will be useful for you to get extra backlinks towards your website:
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If you have any doubt while doing this process then please ask it here. Hope you enjoyed reading this article.


  1. Srivathsan G.K says:

    well written .. hope the next time you make screenshots little bit clear and big. it would be nice to understand.

    • PankajGupta says:

      OK I will Try. Thanks for your suggestion. You can click on the images to enlarge them then it will become more clear.

  2. vijay | bayofblog says:

    Not all people aware about facebook back links or heard but accidentally not used, Thanking you for your post…

    • PankajGupta says:

      Thank You Vijay for your comment. Make sure your facebook profile is visible to guest then only you can see the link in your profile.

  3. Generally you will get a backlink if Google is able to access your facebook profile.For checking this what you can do is log out from Facebook and see if you are able to access your own profile. If no, then you may need to change the access permissions in the Facebook settings.
    Also creating Facebook page for your site is another method to get backlink. I also get backlinks when I post my blog links in related Facebook communities.

    • PankajGupta says:

      First of all, welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. But one question, How you can get backlink from Facebook Pages? It is not possible because the link is just shown to visitors not search engine bots. So, I think you can not get any backlink from facebook page.

  4. Rajan Balana says:

    Hey thanks for sharing, i was not aware about it, and implemented it my profile too:) that’s cool :)

  5. Nice post Pankaj

  6. Amr Boghdady says:

    Cool, I never knew that the link I entered in my profile was doFollow
    Now I’ll use it for an internal page I’ve been trying to promote lately!

    Thanks Pankaj!

  7. shenoyjoseph says:

    easy way to get the backlink to our site

  8. Good way to get Backlink.

  9. sureshpeters says:

    the best way to drive traffic and get a easy back links is from facebook thanks for the post

  10. Duris James says:

    It’s still NOFOLLOW,
    Can you tell me more how to make Dofollow?

    • PankajGupta says:

      You will not find nofollow tag. Can you share the code near your facebook profile website URL?

  11. I was not aware that facebook offered do follow attributes. Is this only for your personal page or for fan pages as well?

    • PankajGupta says:

      This is only for user profile page. If you are posting any link in facebook page or groups, it is just a link for facebook users. If you open their source code, you will not find any hyperlink. All those links will be converted to simple text using their scripts.

  12. Hi I was very excited when I read your post, but It seems that i really do have automatic rel=”nofollow” attribute for links in information section?! Is it possible they (FB) changed something?

  13. unfortunately this link in your fb is nofollow try the seobook toolbar and you will see

    • Pankaj Gupta says:

      This trick was useful only if you have not upgraded your facebook profile to new. In new facebook profile, you will not get any type of link juice.

  14. Mike Steven says:

    It’s still NOFOLLOW,
    Can you tell me more how to make Dofollow link in facebook

    • Pankaj Gupta says:

      It is not possible now, if you have upgraded your profile. This will only work on old profiles which is not yet updated.

  15. Mike Steven says:

    how to change old profile? plz help me

    • Pankaj Gupta says:

      It is not possible now. There is no way to go back if you have upgraded any feature in facebook.

  16. Mike Steven says:

    so how to get dofollow link in facebook

    • Pankaj Gupta says:

      The only way is to add your website information in your profile and customize your profile settings and allow everyone to view your website details.
      Note: You will not get backlink because of the facebook update, but whenever a visitor will visit your profile, he/she can see your link and can visit your website. That’s the only benefit !

  17. Mike Steven says:

    Have you any Idea to other way of get a  do follow link ? 

    • Pankaj Gupta says:

      No, Its not possible in facebook now. If you want to get other dofollow backlinks then do a google search about dofollow forum, blogs and try to get backlinks from their by posting your comments or writing posts.

  18. Abhishek says:

    very useful information Pankaj. Thanks for sharing

  19. Gsmideazone says:

    very useful information for us.but what is index of my profile?????hope u clr me.tnx in advance

  20. these backlinks are noffolow my friend