I received lately emails from people, who have their website on my Do Follow List, asking me to check if they installed the do-follow plugin correctly or if they managed to remove nofollow tag from Blogger.
So, I thought it’s better to write this post about how to check nofollow links.
First of all, I’m a big fan of Firefox as the majority of the web programmers are. Firefox has a nice feature - when you select something, a link for example, the right click menu has View Source option replaced by View Selection Source option. This way you can easily check if a link has a rel=”nofollow” tag added. For IE users, I’m afraid that you’ll have to use View Source option and search through entire html source code (yeah, you need to know html a little bit) for the same thing as above.
There’s even an easier way if you are using Firefox. I installed a toolbar extension for Firefox (and Mozilla), called SearchStatus, which has a very useful option - Highlight Nofollow Links!
This extension appears at the bottom of the browser on the status bar and it displays Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank and Complete Rank for each site you’re visiting!
Some more info on this extension:
“For every site you visit using, SearchStatus lets you view its Google PageRank, Google Category, Alexa popularity ranking, Compete.com ranking, Alexa incoming links, Alexa related links and backward links from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. This combined search-related information means you can view not only the link importance of a site (according to Google), but also its traffic importance (according to Alexa), so providing a balanced view of site efficacy.”
Hope this helps!Tags:alexa , blogger , do follow , firefox , google , IE , Internet , nofollow , programming stuff , tips
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