My main concern is whether dofollow is interpreted as more important than links without any rel attribute. Does it make any difference for search engines?

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There is no such thing as "dofollow". All links are followed unless specifically stated otherwise (nofollow).


What some people call a "dofollow" link is just a normal link - i.e. a link that does not have the rel="nofollow" attribute. If you use dofollow in the rel attribute of a link, it is simply ignored by search engine spiders.

So, what you want is simply something like this:

<a href="target.html">target</a>

There is no dofollow (or similar) attribute you can add to the link. The absence of nofollow is what you're looking for.

Note: this answer was loosely based on this answer at Drupal Answers.

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