NoDoFollow - A Firefox Extension To Distinguish DoFollow And NoFollow Links

Few weeks ago, I read about a very interesting and one of the most useful Firefox extensions called NoDoFollow on a website. After reading a short description, I decided to test it and see if it is really capable of doing that the developer claims. So what is this SEO tool that I am talking about? What does it do and how is it useful to us?

NoDoFollow is a simple 3 KB extension for Mozilla Firefox browser. The extension lets you know which links on a website are DoFollow and NoFollow. As most of you already know, the difference between DoFollow and NoFollow is very significant. Thus, sometimes it is very important for webmasters to know whether links on a blog or website are DoFollow or NoFollow.

How does it work?
The extension takes seconds to download and once downloaded you can easily use it. All you have to do after downloading is right click on any web page and then click on "NoDoFollow". Doing so will turn the extension on and all the links on the page will be highlited in either blue or pink color. The links in blue are DoFollow and the ones in red are NoFollow. Here is a screenshot to show you how it looks:

This small extansion is very useful to webmasters when they want to buy or exchange links. Buying a NoFollow link only provides you with traffic while a DoFollow link also helps improve your website's PageRank. Thus most webmasters check the attribute of the link before getting in any kind of deal.

Bloggers can also benefit from this tool as they can see which blogs have DoFollow attribute on and which blogs do not. Then, bloggers can comment on DoFollow blogs and leave their link to get some link juice.

Download NoDoFollow by Zacharyfox
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22 comments:

Kevin Grames said...

I have tried this extension out and it is a pretty effective tool for finding sites that allow dofollow comments within the blogging community. Dofollow is becoming extremely popular and is vital to the future for most blogs to survive in the future. People posting quality comments want to get some type of credit for their dedication to any blog and this is only fair.

messiah said...

I hope every article that you "write" is well worth the reader's time.Crybaby!!...lol

Lisa Tyler said...

Thank you for this, I hadn't heard of it before. Makes sense to me!

Dave said...

Searched on Google and found this article on the first page. Good SEO from you and thanks for the tip.

Legit Freebies Guy said...

Thanks. Certainly easier than looking at code.

Dube-k International said...

Thanks. Certainly easier understanding than the way I look at it.

Complete Computer Services said...

The firefox plugin is great. My opinion is that if a blog owner is controlling his blog properly then he/she would be moderating comments, There is no need to make comments no follow! Its very easy to see what comments are real or fake.

Jamii said...

Unfortunately I see you blog has a nofollow policy for comments.

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thanks for sharing

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Nice article. Thanks for sharing it

Marcus said...

I used to check the script of pages before I started using this plugin. Thanx, very useful.

blackdog said...

There is another plugin that has Alexa, Google PR, and some other nice things built in. It's called Search Status. Have a look.

naming said...

good post!!

Lithiummind said...

great post

Money Making Blogger said...

Best part about this FF extension is that it's super easy to use. Great for bloggers!

Thank you for the great review.

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The signature and content of the forum gives dofollow link means it is a dofollow. Just install searchstatus plugin into your firefox and check "highlight nofollow". All nofollow links will be highlighted. Forums that gives nofollow to signature and contents will have their link highlighted.

Kashif said...

nice article, explain very clear and in easy way,

Thanks for posting.

Kashif said...

nice post, explain clearly and in short way.

thank for posting

Anonymous said...

nofollow = google shit!

Merchant Capital said...

Thanks for sharing this plugin, the plugin which i am using for this is SEO4Firefox , It also Highlight the No-Follow Links.

Alarmsysteem said...

Thanks a lot for sharing. I hop it's stil working i wil test it right now ;-)

Outsource SEO said...

The NoDoFollow extension is but one function / capability of SEO quake and Quirk Search. I suggest Quake and Quirk given that they give you the same result that consumes less space on your browser given how redundant would that be to have NoDoFollow installed when you have Quake and Quirk installed.

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