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How to spot a NOFOLLOW link

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by BigJuicy, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. #1
    How do I know for sure if a link is nofollow or not? I am trying to determine the legitimacy of a bunch of potential backlink donors but I'm not sure if SearchStatus is working correctly with all of them because other sources are claiming a site's links are nofollow while SearchStatus tells me they are dofollow.
     
    BigJuicy, Jan 15, 2009 IP
  2. bacanze

    bacanze Peon

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    Well the seo tool firefox plugin, developed by Aaron Wall highlights no-follow links in red, you can find it here

    http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/seo-for-firefox.html

    As for other methods of making sure bots don't find your link, such as javascript, using robot.txt, cloaking an so on is difficult, but most won't go to those lengths.
     
    bacanze, Jan 15, 2009 IP
  3. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    #3
    you can simply vew the page source and see the link in question has nofollow attribute added to it or not
     
    sultanofseo, Jan 15, 2009 IP
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    #4
    The "a href" tag will have rel="nofollow" in it somewhere near the url. Do as sulantofseo suggests and view the source of the page then search for your domain.
     
    freelistfool, Jan 15, 2009 IP
  5. terminator69

    terminator69 Notable Member

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    I usually just highlight the link and view page source, then look out for rel=nofollow.
     
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  6. ditodelacroix

    ditodelacroix Peon

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    #6
    That's it just a siple, just view html source code, and find link with rel=nofollow
     
    ditodelacroix, Jan 15, 2009 IP
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    gina.alessia Well-Known Member

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    #8
    I use that too, highly recommended! [​IMG]
     
    WarrenBuffett, Jan 15, 2009 IP
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    Note: Don't waste your time downloading the FF plugin if you're color blind... It wont work.
     
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    #10
    Did you even READ the post?

    What is with all these people saying the exact same thing? What is happening to DP???

    terminator69, ditodelacroix, gina.alessia, sigh...
     
    Jessemn, Jan 15, 2009 IP
  11. GokuDBZ

    GokuDBZ Well-Known Member

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    #11
    I too want to know, how to Spot the NoFollow Links :p
     
    GokuDBZ, Jan 15, 2009 IP
  12. Divisive Cottonwood

    Divisive Cottonwood Peon

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    #12
    I have SearchStatus installed it is not necessarily very accurate. You are best using this plugin for detecting dofollow / nofollow links:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5687
     
    Divisive Cottonwood, Jan 15, 2009 IP
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    Journey Peon

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    #14
    Does everybody just keep posting so that their signatures get published?
     
    emjayoh, Jan 16, 2009 IP
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    #15
    thanks for the link.
     
    gr8webseller, Jan 16, 2009 IP