Follow No Follow - Frequently Asked Questions

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Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Spyder77
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    If you've been led to believe it is a "waste of time" to post a comment on a blog/website that is No Follow, then you have been misled. These links, while not as useful as a Do Follow link, are far from useless - assuming the site you are posting them on is worth posting a comment to, whether its Do Follow or not.

    How do you think it looks to G if you have nothing but Do Follow links to your website? Certainly not natural, and natural is the name of the game these days.

    At any rate, to answer your question, you can use the free Firefox extension called NoDoFollow to see which links are Do Follow, and which are ones not.

    -Spyder
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    • Profile picture of the author calhoun
      It is not working with Firefox 4.

      Google the nodofollow 1.5 for the latest version.

      by the way nofollow links are red and dofollow links are blue when using this add-on.
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      • Profile picture of the author taurasmark
        Originally Posted by calhoun View Post

        It is not working with Firefox 4.

        Google the nodofollow 1.5 for the latest version.

        by the way nofollow links are red and dofollow links are blue when using this add-on.
        You took the words right out of my mouth!
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      • Profile picture of the author stuartmike4
        Right simple answer and easy but.
        Dofollow link is crawled by the search engine spider and count as a high quality backlink rather than nofollow link is not counted as a back link because is not indexed by search engine spider.


        Originally Posted by calhoun View Post

        It is not working with Firefox 4.

        Google the nodofollow 1.5 for the latest version.

        by the way nofollow links are red and dofollow links are blue when using this add-on.
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    • Profile picture of the author HarrySy
      I agree. It's a matter of the content of the post you are commenting...
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    • Profile picture of the author Allan Leadbetter
      Originally Posted by Spyder77 View Post

      If you've been led to believe it is a "waste of time" to post a comment on a blog/website that is No Follow, then you have been misled. These links, while not as useful as a Do Follow link, are far from useless - assuming the site you are posting them on is worth posting a comment to, whether its Do Follow or not.

      How do you think it looks to G if you have nothing but Do Follow links to your website? Certainly not natural, and natural is the name of the game these days.

      At any rate, to answer your question, you can use the free Firefox extension called NoDoFollow to see which links are Do Follow, and which are ones not.

      -Spyder
      Couldnt agree more spyder its an Im myth that no follow means no use, you want your backlinks to look as natural as possible and like you said it would be totally unnatural to have no no follow links
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    • Profile picture of the author drewmcntyre
      Originally Posted by Spyder77 View Post

      If you've been led to believe it is a "waste of time" to post a comment on a blog/website that is No Follow, then you have been misled. These links, while not as useful as a Do Follow link, are far from useless - assuming the site you are posting them on is worth posting a comment to, whether its Do Follow or not.

      How do you think it looks to G if you have nothing but Do Follow links to your website? Certainly not natural, and natural is the name of the game these days.

      At any rate, to answer your question, you can use the free Firefox extension called NoDoFollow to see which links are Do Follow, and which are ones not.

      -Spyder
      Thanks for your reply, I agree with your answer. But this is not working with Firefox 4 versions.
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    • Profile picture of the author irfanmeo
      can you any extension for chrome which tells us about nofollow and dofollow links?
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    • Profile picture of the author taha83
      hei... i thought no follow websites are use less...!!!
      thanks spyyder
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Disuza
      Originally Posted by Spyder77 View Post

      If you've been led to believe it is a "waste of time" to post a comment on a blog/website that is No Follow, then you have been misled. These links, while not as useful as a Do Follow link, are far from useless - assuming the site you are posting them on is worth posting a comment to, whether its Do Follow or not.

      How do you think it looks to G if you have nothing but Do Follow links to your website? Certainly not natural, and natural is the name of the game these days.

      At any rate, to answer your question, you can use the free Firefox extension called NoDoFollow to see which links are Do Follow, and which are ones not.

      -Spyder
      Simply the answer is that in no follow you will not get PR juice of the site but in Do follow you will get the same up to some proportion as well as traffic and SERPS. No follow and do follow are required for any site you are doing blog commenting and any seo techniques . You can use the Firefox extension to check about do follow or no follow in any blog or site.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaintechnosoft
      Originally Posted by Spyder77 View Post

      If you've been led to believe it is a "waste of time" to post a comment on a blog/website that is No Follow, then you have been misled. These links, while not as useful as a Do Follow link, are far from useless - assuming the site you are posting them on is worth posting a comment to, whether its Do Follow or not.

      How do you think it looks to G if you have nothing but Do Follow links to your website? Certainly not natural, and natural is the name of the game these days.

      At any rate, to answer your question, you can use the free Firefox extension called NoDoFollow to see which links are Do Follow, and which are ones not.

      -Spyder
      Yes i will agree with you, firefox extensions it very uesful i am use that one thanks for your information .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jermaine Tabor
    Another firefox extenion good for seeing no follow links is SearchStatus. Plus you can see some other on page seo factors as well all in 1 extension.
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    • Profile picture of the author MoreTricks
      I am also using firefox plugin.
      Its works with my FireFox 9
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    • Profile picture of the author irankup
      Originally Posted by Jermaine Tabor View Post

      Another firefox extenion good for seeing no follow links is SearchStatus. Plus you can see some other on page seo factors as well all in 1 extension.
      thanks for sharing this info.this add on is really very good i ever seen.
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    • Profile picture of the author crandallman77
      Originally Posted by Jermaine Tabor View Post

      Another firefox extenion good for seeing no follow links is SearchStatus. Plus you can see some other on page seo factors as well all in 1 extension.

      I use the search status and the alex add-on. They are both killer!

      If you are having trouble using the add-ons, make sure your add-on toolbar is on. You can use this short cut "Ctrl+/". Hope that helps. Love both of these add-ons btw guys
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  • Profile picture of the author dandy78
    Well, "easy" way is to check the source code of the webpage (If there is already a link there). Then you can see in the link itself if it has a nofollow attribute attached.

    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Caragui
    If you're using firefox..try the nodofollow add on.
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    • Profile picture of the author sasake
      Originally Posted by Caragui View Post

      If you're using firefox..try the nodofollow add on.
      Where to search the nodofollow on, I try to search it but it displays "could not find any matching add-ons"..
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      • Profile picture of the author pratima
        Originally Posted by sasake View Post

        Where to search the nodofollow on, I try to search it but it displays "could not find any matching add-ons"..
        Hello Dude,

        Please Type In Google Search Nodofollow Add-on's for Firefox. Then So many options will come. Just add one option and after installation restart your browser.
        This Option will came right of your browser corner.

        Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author tranza
      Originally Posted by Caragui View Post

      If you're using firefox..try the nodofollow add on.
      Thats what i use.
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    • Profile picture of the author adam886
      Originally Posted by Caragui View Post

      If you're using firefox..try the nodofollow add on.
      yes i ma also using firefox and used nofollow dofollow in add on that really works properly and give right information about nofollow dofollow. it helps to give information about relation on the particular link.
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    • Profile picture of the author erwinthedevil
      yeah you can use add-on nodofollow for mozilla firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting.
    For me, it isn't relevant at all.

    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow"
    It isn't for me: I make money from them.

    When I can leave value-adding comments on relevant blogs, I get targeted traffic from them, without even having to do the targeting myself. And that means opt-ins and sales.

    The time-consuming part of "blog-commenting", for me, is identifying blogs relevant enough to my niche for their traffic and backlinks to be worth anything to me. Once I've found one, I'm certainly not going to fail to make a relevant, value-adding comment on it, if I can, just because its backlinks are allegedly "nofollow".

    I have the Firefox one-click toy to differentiate between them (the version 6.0 one seems to have installed itself in my Firefox now: it wasn't available when I first downloaded version 6.0) but I don't even check them - simply not relevant to me.

    Many search engines seem to ignore "NoDoFollow" anyway.

    Many people believe that Google doesn't discount "nofollow" as much as it sometimes claims: it's ambiguous at best.

    There are many threads here explaining/discussing do-follow/no-follow links, if you're open to having a little re-think about them: this one might start you off, and then there's more here, here, here, here, here, and so on.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      First off, there is no such thing as "DoFollow", there is only the absence of "NoFollow". Sure, you can put 'rel="DoFollow"' in your link code. You could also put 'rel="CousinHerman"' in the code, and it would mean just as much.

      Second, there are server level ways of implementing NoFollow that no browser plugin will find, so relying on that is iffy at best.

      Last, go back and read Alexa's post again. Read some of the threads she's provided links for.

      Blog commenting isn't just about links. It's about humans. Most of the humans I know aren't going to be impressed with a comment on a travel blog by "GetABigger Wang" with a one-line 'good post' comment and a link to a boner pill affiliate page.
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      • Profile picture of the author LilyEntrust
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Most of the humans I know aren't going to be impressed with a comment on a travel blog by "GetABigger Wang" with a one-line 'good post' comment and a link to a boner pill affiliate page.

        Love. This.
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      • Profile picture of the author analsaha
        s anyone else having a problem implementing a Follow Button on their website? When I try, it says, "Live preview not supported on SSL at this time." And the button doesn't appear on my website when I paste the HTML. Can anyone help???
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      • Profile picture of the author analsaha
        does anyone else having a problem implementing a Follow Button on their website? When I try, it says, "Live preview not supported on SSL at this time." And the button doesn't appear on my website when I paste the HTML. Can anyone help???
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      • Profile picture of the author dhanimyfbfans
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        First off, there is no such thing as "DoFollow", there is only the absence of "NoFollow". Sure, you can put 'rel="DoFollow"' in your link code. You could also put 'rel="CousinHerman"' in the code, and it would mean just as much.

        Second, there are server level ways of implementing NoFollow that no browser plugin will find, so relying on that is iffy at best.

        Last, go back and read Alexa's post again. Read some of the threads she's provided links for.

        Blog commenting isn't just about links. It's about humans. Most of the humans I know aren't going to be impressed with a comment on a travel blog by "GetABigger Wang" with a one-line 'good post' comment and a link to a boner pill affiliate page.
        Thank Guys,This information is helpful
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    • Profile picture of the author Monumento
      My nofollow links bring more traffic to my website than my dofollow!

      To find dofollow links you can use software that highlights them. I use SEO for firefox myself it highlights them red I think. You could also go to the specific webpage right click and go to view page source, all you have to do then is perform a search. Type in "nofollow" to the search box and if its found its a nofollow blog/forum.

      Go after both dofollow and nofollow. As the rest have already told you there is value in both.
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      • Profile picture of the author DaveWildash
        While I completely agree with the comments above saying you should not dismiss nofollow links, if you still want to find 'dofollow' links another way to find them is to search for comment management plugins that remove the nofollow attribute.

        So for example you could search for people using the nofollow free plugin by Googling

        intitle:keyword phrase "nofollow free"

        where the keyword phrase is relevant to your niche.

        SEO Quake can also indicate whether a link is nofollow or not.
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      • Profile picture of the author ronoldopeetar
        Dofollwo and nofollwo Dofollwo submition gating a good trafic and nofollwo submition go spaming
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    • Profile picture of the author sweetr
      you're certainly right about all these. it's true that a lot of people nowadays just rely on the backlinks and do not create sensible and sincere comments anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author misha7878
    use quirk searchstatus, it is a plugin for firefox, will highlight all no follow links in reddish pink.
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    • Profile picture of the author r4inna
      There are many ways to chek it. For example, you could just find your link on "page source" and check if it's marked as "nofollow"
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  • Profile picture of the author owenfarnell
    Seoquake is also a firefox addon that can be uses in determining whether a particular page is do follow or no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogworker
    well, i also has a related quention.
    which kind of link is more effective? dofollow or nofollow?
    if you select one, can you tell me me the reason for your selecting?
    thank u for advance
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    • Profile picture of the author mansi
      Originally Posted by blogworker View Post

      well, i also has a related quention.
      which kind of link is more effective? dofollow or nofollow?
      if you select one, can you tell me me the reason for your selecting?
      thank u for advance
      Hiii... According to me dofollow link is more effective then no follow.. Because dofollow link gives u backlink also..
      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author stellaex
      Do follow are the good one because you get much of traffic from it and way to get ranked up in search engines

      Google it and you will get lot of DoFollow webs
      put your head out of mesh of getting about the web is it DoFollow or not

      make smart use of your time
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  • or if you have firefox. Right Click > Link Properties. And from there you could see.
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  • Profile picture of the author masspingtool
    try to highlight the anchor text then view source code

    you will see 'rel=nofollow' if nofollow..
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    just go to view source and look at your link...if you see a no follow tag there then it wont count
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  • Profile picture of the author rbecklund
    Quirk is a Firefox addon that shows whether a link is no follow and the pagerank of the page you are on among a few other things. this is what I use for backlinking - easy to use and no checking code...
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    • Profile picture of the author vcarecorporation
      Originally Posted by rbecklund View Post

      Quirk is a Firefox addon that shows whether a link is no follow and the pagerank of the page you are on among a few other things. this is what I use for backlinking - easy to use and no checking code...
      Its the best tool for nofollow/dofollow check i am using this last 2 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author sasake
    If you guys mentioned "no dofollow" is not so important, well, I have to agree with you guys. You have made your point there, it's not about "dofollow" or "no dofollow" or what so ever, the most important thing is the real traffic from the real human beings. But the thing is when we do blog commenting on relevant blogs, how we are going to impress them so that they will visit our blog without forcing them too??
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by sasake View Post

      If you guys mentioned "no dofollow" is not so important, well, I have to agree with you guys. You have made your point there, it's not about "dofollow" or "no dofollow" or what so ever, the most important thing is the real traffic from the real human beings. But the thing is when we do blog commenting on relevant blogs, how we are going to impress them so that they will visit our blog without forcing them too??
      Don't try to force them to go to your blog. Don't comment with the sole intent of drawing visitors.

      Do write something worth reading. Do join the conversation.

      It's not all that much different than contributing to forum threads. Add value.

      Okay, now that I've got the general stuff out there, here's a specific...

      Don't try to link to your home page, unless it's the most relevant page to your comment. Link to a post relevant to the conversation.

      Let's say you have a cooking blog, and I'm commenting on a post about secret recipes for pasta sauce (every Mama has one).

      I might comment that, if I'm making Bolognese (tomato and meat sauce), I can change the sauce by varying the mixture of the meat used in the sauce, and provide a link to a post on blending meats for pasta sauce.

      Of course, that page has a very prominent opt-in box, and a CTA drawing attention to it before and after the post...

      The side benefit is that other bloggers may very well decide to respond to you on their blogs, linking to your post as they do so. These organic links are the very best kind, drawing both link juice and visitors, while also building your brand and authority.

      Granted, doing things this way is more work than just dumping 'nice post' on a bunch of blogs you picked because they used or didn't use a 'nofollow' tag. But when the stars align and everything works, the results can be sick.
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      • Profile picture of the author atomasini
        I use SearchStatus for Firefox. It will highlight the NoFollow links and has lots of other cool feature, such as showing the robots.txt of the site, etc.

        It also provides a nice PR and Alexa ranking icon in your status bar. It's great for quickly checking PR of sites, especially now that Google stopped supporting Google Toolbar for Firefox 4 and above.

        That said, NoFollow shouldn't prevent you from commenting at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author nvd650
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Don't try to force them to go to your blog. Don't comment with the sole intent of drawing visitors.

        Do write something worth reading. Do join the conversation.
        I actually agree you 101% but I had always a small confusion in this part of relevancy... Well you have a blog on how to get best result in SEO (and also you are doing business by giving services in SEO) and I've a site that has same theme, now when I put a link to my site in your blog to attract YOUR visitors to my site, why will you allow me to do so?
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    • Profile picture of the author eonejames
      I totally agree with you that if we put comment on do follow blog then it must be getting back unique visitors.
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by eonejames View Post

        I totally agree with you that if we put comment on do follow blog then it must be getting back unique visitors.
        Are you saying the a nofollow link won't bring any unique visitors lol?
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  • Profile picture of the author arnie19
    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    Highlight a backlink (keyword/url) then right click you mouse, then select inspect element or view source. if you see this "rel="nofollow" then it is no follow.. if you are familiar with it, you can easily judge a site if it is nofollow, NOBODY'S COMMENTING. lol..
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    • Profile picture of the author vajra123
      You can also check no follow or do follow links by :
      1.seoquake plugin by adding in Firefox or google chrome .
      2.By right click on the placed link and then click on the INSPECT ELEMENT ,you will see below this information either it is do follow or no follow link.
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      • Profile picture of the author DanielDamian
        Do you know any up-to-date list of dofollow blogs with PR 3+?
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  • You can check whether site is Dofollow or nofollow by clicking the right button of your mouse and checking the code
    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.example/blog_post.php?do=newblog">Post to Your Blog</a>
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinecasinodeck
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    You can install SearchStatus firefox plugins in your mozilla browser, I have been using this add-on for a long long time, it takes the place of several addons.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Use SEOquake and set it to put a line through nofollow.

    That said, nofollow links are far from useless. They have several benefits, including passing "link juice" to several search engines other than Google, diversifying your link portfolio, and maybe even passing some juice via Google.

    Seomoz indicates that there's a higher correlation for rankings with nofollow links than dofollow, even. Not that correlation=causation, but it's something to look into. The most likely scenario IMO is that large, authority sites don't focus as much on "SEO" and therefore acquire more nofollow links which increases the correlation.

    But who knows?
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Using any browser plugin or viewing source code will only work if the page in question puts the meta information in the header or individual links.

      If the no-follow is implemented at the server level, you'll never be able to tell the rule is there.

      How is it done?

      One way would be to write a rule in the robots.txt file disallowing any link to a domain other than the site's own domain.

      Originally created as a way to manage the flow of link juice in one's own site, NoFollow became a way to discourage spammers looking only for link juice. Many experts believe that whether a link is NoFollow or not has little to no effect on its power to influence rankings.

      Some even suggest that focusing only on "DoFollow" links (since people insist on using this erroneous term) may be more harmful to small sites than large ones, as large, authoritative sites will tend to attract more NoFollow links naturally.
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      • Profile picture of the author loenmilton
        HI,
        I think u r right......
        I agree with you..............
        Using any browser plugin or viewing source code will only work if the page in question puts the meta information in the header or individual links.

        If the no-follow is implemented at the server level, you'll never be able to tell the rule is there.

        How is it done?

        One way would be to write a rule in the robots.txt file disallowing any link to a domain other than the site's own domain.

        Originally created as a way to manage the flow of link juice in one's own site, NoFollow became a way to discourage spammers looking only for link juice. Many experts believe that whether a link is NoFollow or not has little to no effect on its power to influence rankings.

        Some even suggest that focusing only on "DoFollow" links (since people insist on using this erroneous term) may be more harmful to small sites than large ones, as large, authoritative sites will tend to attract more NoFollow links naturally.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnie19
    no-follow are useful for generating traffics.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenwoody
    I use SEARCHSTATUS, a Firefox addon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hulk Hawking
    I usethe SEOquake addon on firefox... it can help your problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    You could simply do a search for backlinks to links on the site, and see if the domain pops up
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  • Profile picture of the author depil
    you can install a many software from Google which u tell that this is no follow or do follow
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    • Profile picture of the author jithuwebtech
      A good idea is check the link source , you can find that the link is do-follow or no-follow
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  • Profile picture of the author enni
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    According to me you have to use SearchStatus, a Firefox addon. With that you can know which is no follow links and which is do follow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author consultant1027
    I've read conflicting articles and whether to dofollow or nofollow external links on your website. One argument is use of dofollow dilute your link juice that goes to your other pages on your own site. However I believe I read an article by Matt Cutts many months ago where he recommended using dofollow.

    An example is a link to the Better Business Bureau BBB. You know it is already indexed in Google, so why send any link juice to them. But you want customers to see you are a member and be able to click the link to verify you.

    Or another example may be a link to a the official brand site so customers can get more information about a product or get warranty service. Dofollow or nofollow?
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    • Profile picture of the author RayW
      If you aren't affiliated with the site you're linking to, use nofollow; otherwise, use dofollow. Always use dofollow for internal links though.
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    • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
      Ok. To clear up a few things:

      1. Nofollow links are not ignored. There are several benefits to them (this is from the perspective of the site getting the backlink). Having a mixture of nofollow and dofollow backlinks pointing to your site make your link profile look more natural. Plus, not every search engine's crawlers use the nofollow attribute at all.

      2. You do NOT need to use dofollow on every internal link. Pages such as your privacy policy or others that you have no interest in ranking should be issued a nofollow tag.
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    • Profile picture of the author consultant1027
      So if I have a page advertising a certain brand of products that I'm a dealer of, linking to the official site for that brand with dofollow will help MY SERP for that brand keyword? That is what I thought, but I also though it diluted the passing of pagerank through links to my own internal pages?
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      • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
        Originally Posted by consultant1027 View Post

        So if I have a page advertising a certain brand of products that I'm a dealer of, linking to the official site for that brand with dofollow will help MY SERP for that brand keyword? That is what I thought, but I also though it diluted the passing of pagerank through links to my own internal pages?
        It WILL help your SERP rankings to link to AUTHORITATIVE and RELATED sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author goldysaini
          I think,A link that is Do Follow link are help to rank higher in the search engine results pages. nofolow link shouldn't help in ranking higher in search engines.Do-Follow Links are good for Human Traffic and SEO Traffic.No-Follow Links are only good for Human Traffic which is still the best traffic you can have.DoFollow Links will result your Page Rank and your Search Engine Result Pages (SEPR) can increase more easily
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      Originally Posted by consultant1027 View Post

      An example is a link to the Better Business Bureau BBB. You know it is already indexed in Google, so why send any link juice to them.
      Start by taking off your "gotta keep all the juice for my site" hat for a moment...

      What Matt Cutts is really telling you is very simple. If you believe a site is "worthy" of your vote of confidence then leave it as a follow link. If it is an affiliate link, or other site you do not want to promote, then "no follow" tag it.

      Here is the way you should think about this. What is going to improve the overall value of the internet for you and your readers? Do that. In your example of the Better Business Bureau, I would leave it as a follow link. They are relevant, authoritative, and valuable to my readers. If it was an affiliate link to Clickbank or Amazon I would no-follow it, since the actual page does not provide overall value.

      You can bet in the long run by following the advice in my last paragraph you are going to increase your relevance to Google and avoid more of their algorithm tweaks than trying to focus on always eking out one more tiny ounce of link juice.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeoMonster1
      Both dofollow and nofollow has different significance and both are important. Don't go only for dofollow. Mix it up and do both.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        You can put as many "rel=dofollow" tags as you want, anywhere you want. It doesn't mean anything, because there is no such thing as a "dofollow link."

        "Follow" is the default value, it does not have to be declared. In the absence of a "rel=nofollow" tag, spiders will follow links. There is some evidence that other search engines, and even Google at times, will follow the link anyway.

        With that being the case, Barry's advice above makes the most sense. Only use the nofollow tag, and then only on links you do not wish to endorse to the spiders.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
    I was looking at an seo review of my site and it said that no-follow hurts seo. Is that true?

    It seems to me that if G created no-follow, G wouldn't penalize me for using it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
      Some will say that it does hurt, others will say that it doesn't.

      I don't think anyone really knows...And as far as Google is concerned, it seems like what they like today, they hate tomorrow and vice versa. Trying to figure out exactly what they want at any point in time can make you dizzy.

      I say just do what makes sense for you and your site...and don't worry so much about it. If you have a high quality site that people like, then it doesn't really matter in the long term...
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      • Profile picture of the author online slots
        Originally Posted by Marketing Fool View Post

        Some will say that it does hurt, others will say that it doesn't.

        I don't think anyone really knows...And as far as Google is concerned, it seems like what they like today, they hate tomorrow and vice versa. Trying to figure out exactly what they want at any point in time can make you dizzy.

        I say just do what makes sense for you and your site...and don't worry so much about it. If you have a high quality site that people like, then it doesn't really matter in the long term...
        Nice said, but as i think Google looking for quality more, so every one should take care of quality and nothing else. if your link will be live at high PR (less OBL) page with No-follow attribute then it will be better to post your link at link at Do-Follow page with low PR and lot of obl out be there.

        Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author kposs
      Is this some sort of automated 'review' or something? No-follow links will not hurt your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
        Originally Posted by kposs View Post

        Is this some sort of automated 'review' or something? No-follow links will not hurt your site.
        Yes, I was checking different options for finding backlinks and one of the options does a seo automated review. The review noted that I had used no-follow and said that that was not good.

        I understand that G created the no-follow, so it doesn't not make sense to me that I would be penalized for using their creation. Apparently, you agree.

        Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Absolutely not. You're not going to get hurt for getting a nofollow link. Heck, even thousands of them.

      They're just not going to benefit you when it comes to ranking. (Though this is heavily debated.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Pal7
        No follow links don't affect rankings, absolutely not (Google says). Infact it makes your page more SEO friendly as it makes the spiders/bots job more easier to index your site and filter out links.

        After all, if a page is not worth indexing, why not tell the bots?

        google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=96569&&hl=en
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      • Profile picture of the author Visionsen
        JS, l can't agree with you more on the word heavily debated. l red an article from an online SEO guru that says No Follow blogs are a waste of time and l think he is right.
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by Visionsen View Post

          JS, l can't agree with you more on the word heavily debated. l red an article from an online SEO guru that says No Follow blogs are a waste of time and l think he is right.
          If you do enough searching then you'll notice that it's heavily debated. My personal opinion? I obviously prefer "dofollow," but I'm not going to turn down a nofollow link. At the very least it's going to help your diversity. And other engines don't seem to be as clear on their stance.
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      • Profile picture of the author antony05
        A hyperlink can have two tags: nofollow or dofollow. NoFollow tells the search engines to not continue to the website or give it credit for a link. Reversely, DoFollow tags give your website credit for the link. All of the links we obtain are DoFollow

        DoFollow is simply an internet slang term given to web pages or sites that are not utilizing "NoFollow." NoFollow is a hyperlink value that tells search engines not to pass on any credibility or influence to an outbound link. Originally created to help the blogging community reduce the number of inserted links into a "comment" area of a blog page, the attribute is typically standard in blog comments. It helps overwhelmed webmasters disallow spammers from gaining any kind of advantage by inserting an unwanted link on a popular page.
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      • Profile picture of the author crissjony
        Hope you are fine and enjoying stay here so welcome to the forum..
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      • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
        If you want to check the follow and no follow link on the page, you can use Search Status toolbar.
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      • Profile picture of the author mariashern1
        If you want to know the difference of Do Follow or No Follow then use the NoDoFollow addon..
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        • Profile picture of the author lsaraa24
          Originally Posted by mariashern1 View Post

          If you want to know the difference of Do Follow or No Follow then use the NoDoFollow addon..
          I am also with this that NoDoFollow addon will help you to know the exact difference between Do Follow and No Follow
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      • Profile picture of the author vitun
        There are many ways to chek it. For example, you could just find your link on "page source" and check if it's marked as "nofollow"
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      • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
        You can check do-follow and no-follow while doing comment posting or any other off-page work, with the help of SearchStatus toolbar
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      • Profile picture of the author DuncanCox
        I know how to find no-follow and do-follow but I don't know the difference between them. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between them. I am a SEO with only one month experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author regenesis
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        Absolutely not. You're not going to get hurt for getting a nofollow link. Heck, even thousands of them.

        They're just not going to benefit you when it comes to ranking. (Though this is heavily debated.)
        Yes agreed, no follow links do not hurt the ranking of a website. No follow links are simply not useful to increase the rank of a website. If you want to increase the ranking of your website than start collecting do-follow links.
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      • Profile picture of the author puneetkgarg
        I dont think that no follow links hurt seo...though they do not share link juice going out from their site,but they are really helpful to make back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author charmi2008
      Its not true many big sites gives no follow to comments.
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      • Profile picture of the author sanusense
        No, it is not true, rel="Nofollow" just not pass backlinks to your site, but it is effective to gain traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Samurai
      Google want fresh contents it doesn't matter it is either dofollow or nofollow Google indexed both equilly. So I don't think so it is heart seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrome
      No follow won't affect your rankings but it doesn't work to sculpt page rank anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author Soluweb
      No follow may not hurt your seo work, but google may not give it too much value.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Google came up with nofollow to combat spammed links
        in unmoderated ways, like comments.

        Recently, they have even told adsense users to
        not put adsense next to spammed comments.

        Now, what constitutes a spammed comment?
        A link? Gibberish? I don't know, so I will not
        put adsense on pages that allow comments.

        Oh wait! I stopped allowing comments ages ago...
        they were all spam. Including a zillion that had no
        links...

        The point is, if one thought logically, what does
        "nofollow" actually mean? SPAM or untrusted
        link.

        So, one has to wonder what google thinks of
        a site that has nofollow links. Are they
        acknowledging that they are allowing spam?
        That the links on their site are not to be trusted?

        Big, huge, authoritative blogs and sites, like yahoo,
        fully use nofollow with no problem. Joe Blow's
        site cannot be that lucky.

        Ask yourself, what is the point of a nofollow link?

        Why was it invented?

        Google does not ignore the nollow links. They have
        nothing to do with actually not following them, so the
        name is a misnomer. They have nothing to do with
        being indexed either.

        So why would one go after nofollow links, or even put
        them on their site?

        Let's see, google spies your link in a nofollow. Does
        this mean someone thought your link was spam?
        Untrusted?

        There is no reason to get a nofollow link, unless it
        helps you get boatloads of targeted traffic from people
        clicking on the link.

        Nofollow was invented for one reason and one reason
        only. SPAM.

        Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author googlepage1
        Originally Posted by Soluweb View Post

        No follow may not hurt your seo work, but google may not give it too much value.
        nofollow doesn't hurt the seo of the website and google does pay attention to the nofollow links when you are getting a good number of traffic from that link and its available on an authentic resource.
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    • Profile picture of the author WiFi
      For people doing SEO, "do follow" and "no follow" are of course not unfamiliar. Dofollow and nofollow are the link attributes attached to a link on any website to assist the search engine about its quality. Webmasters use this service heavily to tell search engines whether the link posted on their website is a reliable one or not. It helps the search engine to determine if the website wishes to link their page to the mentioned link, so that the visitors could have more information about their desired topic.

      A nofollow tag has the following format (HTML code) rel="nofollow">text link</a>. The nofollow tag indicates to Google (and other) spiders to not follow the link to its intended place. Thus, making such links value-less from an SEO point of view. The only intended audience for these links are human visitors who cannot tell the difference between a followed link and a nofollowed link (because the code is hidden in the back-end).
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by WiFi View Post

        For people doing SEO, "do follow" and "no follow" are of course not unfamiliar. Dofollow and nofollow are the link attributes attached to a link on any website to assist the search engine about its quality.
        ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        There is no friggin attribute "dofollow." Before passing oneself
        off as an expert, get a grip on reality.

        Of course, many, many people think there is a dofollow because
        some people overuse the term. Quite meaningless, actually,
        there is no dofollow and you can't force google to do anything,
        nofollow or no nofollow. I detest the term dofollow. Complete
        bogus term.

        And as stated, nofollow has nothing to do about indexing or
        following the link.

        Yup! Nofollow links don't hurt, but logically speaking...

        Here's another caveat. Boy I'm on a roll with this one.
        Little known.....webmasters have been trying to avoid
        any penalties for paid links or link trading by putting
        the nofollow with them, not realizing that's not what
        it's for. So again, google sees a nofollow link either
        on your page or attached to your url...is that a tip off
        it's a paid link?

        I never put any nofollow on any of the links I sell.

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    • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
      Who spreads this garbage non-sense? Can you link us to whoeve provided this report?

      Its no wonder people are so confused when they are starting out with SEO.
      You've got a million people all telling people different "facts", which aren't
      even close to facts!

      This has got to stop.
      No-follow links will NOT hurt your rankings.
      Think about it this way for a minute.

      IF Google allowed Nofollow links to hurt your rankings don't you
      think you'd see a bunch of services promoting negative SEO?
      Essentially services that simply SPAM your competitors out of
      existance....Imagine what a wild west type of SEO that would be.

      Obviously those services don't exist. BUT if NoFollow links could
      hurt rankings than you could bet there would be.
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    • Profile picture of the author transcribing
      hey,
      No sometimes we can also get backlinks from no follow links so it does not hurt SEO at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author daryllau
      I highly doubt it will have a negative impact on your SEO efforts. I've been using nofollow on my sites and blogs for a very long time. I guess just keep doing things normally and structure your site/blog with your users in mind and to your priorities.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Judge
      Ok,

      Here's my 10 cents on it.

      I have been trialling (across 300 sites) over time link building from nofollow link building.

      Google are pretty clear that they do not index pages or pass pagerank to pages if they are no follow.

      You can see this here - rel="nofollow" - Webmaster Tools Help

      There are other search engines that will index, but I know I don't care about the other ones as this is where all the traffic comes from for my clients sites.

      I have found if I am using nofollow with an attempt to rank clients site for a specific keyword that I have zero success. This is why it's important to source keyword related backlinks with the attribute isn't "no-follow" or "External no-follow".

      But this isn't a lock off to the total argument.

      What I also noticed is google are still using backlinks from social sites and high cred sites in order to determine the authority of a given site, which is the reason that social media is playing a bigger role in SEO.

      So although no-follow will not directly assist in ranking for a keyword (especially since Google will not directly acknowledge that link), it will still assist with the overall SEO process as long as you are using a variety of link building techniques.

      I would love to hear others thoughts on this.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by David Judge View Post

        Ok,

        Google are pretty clear that they do not index pages or pass pagerank to pages if they are no follow.
        Nofollow has nothing to do with indexing a page.

        If you don't want a page indexed, you noindex it or put it
        behind a password.

        Nofollow does not de-index or keep anything from being indexed.

        I'm not sure where you heard that nofollow has anything to with
        indexing. I would steer clear of that source for any reliable info.

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        • Profile picture of the author David Judge
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          Nofollow has nothing to do with indexing a page.

          If you don't want a page indexed, you noindex it or put it
          behind a password.

          Nofollow does not de-index or keep anything from being indexed.

          I'm not sure where you heard that nofollow has anything to with
          indexing. I would steer clear of that source for any reliable info.

          Paul
          You're correct Paul, This was not the correct use of words.

          What I was meaning was if you use placing a link back from a no-follow link will not assist with the indexing of your page.

          This was an error of my sentence structure.
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    • Profile picture of the author mechanicaldesign
      If you are going to increase the do follow back links then its useful to increased the ranking of site and page rank position.
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    • Profile picture of the author WordsofWorth
      Having nofollow links on your website won’t harm your SEO as such, but it will affect the flow of link juice through your website, not limited to the pages for which you have nofollow links pointed.

      SEOs used nofollow links to prevent Google from indexing pages that they deemed irrelevant for SEO, such as terms and conditions pages, disclaimer pages, contact pages etc – by excluding these pages from being followed by Google they were able to ‘sculpt’ their PageRank, ensuring that more important pages were treated as such by Google.

      Google’s recent change to the way it treats nofollow links means that adding the nofollow attribute to a link no longer tells Google to ignore and apportion the link juice equally to other pages linked from the same page; it instead drops the link juice to the page that has been linked with a nofollow link.

      The way to get round this is to structure your website better, rather than relying on being able to just nofollow links to pages which you do not want indexed.

      So, in short, having nofollow links on your site doesn’t hurt it as such, but you’re not helping your other pages to garner more link juice in the way they used to before Google made its change.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Judge
        Originally Posted by down View Post

        Yes I believe it available, but I am not sure if out there any good free one, most affordable is paid version. Just don't hunt for do follow link, nofollow are still counted by G.
        Google do not count nofollow directly. Here's the resource - rel="nofollow" - Webmaster Tools Help
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    • Profile picture of the author Kris79
      If you will find free ones thay probably will be spammed already.
      If you will to pay for a list of do follow links, you can get good quality, but also few people know about it.

      Best method: do the research by yourself
      - try to use special Google operators like: "allintext:leave a comment" or any other related to placing a comment term but keep "allintext:"
      - check PR of the blog page WARNING: not PR of domain, but PR of a specific page that you wish to comment on (you can use SEOQuake addon for Chrome)
      - check page if comments that already exists have do-follow atribute (SEOQuake will tell you, or check the source html, if after "a href"" " is "rel="nofollow" - I think this is selfexplanatory what it does
      - even if you will find pages with NO-follow atributes but high PR you can still comment on them, on way or another it will help your rankings (not directly by sending link juice, which is not send to you, same as anchor text, but will help keep divercity of link sources

      Cheers

      Kris
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      • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
        Originally Posted by Kris79 View Post

        If you will find free ones thay probably will be spammed already.
        If you will to pay for a list of do follow links, you can get good quality, but also few people know about it.

        Best method: do the research by yourself
        - try to use special Google operators like: "allintext:leave a comment" or any other related to placing a comment term but keep "allintext:"
        - check PR of the blog page WARNING: not PR of domain, but PR of a specific page that you wish to comment on (you can use SEOQuake addon for Chrome)
        - check page if comments that already exists have do-follow atribute (SEOQuake will tell you, or check the source html, if after "a href"" " is "rel="nofollow" - I think this is selfexplanatory what it does
        - even if you will find pages with NO-follow atributes but high PR you can still comment on them, on way or another it will help your rankings (not directly by sending link juice, which is not send to you, same as anchor text, but will help keep divercity of link sources

        Cheers

        Kris
        That's pretty much all there is to it. There's a few free tools floating around, I believe. But the best thing to do is do the research yourself. Though I'd add that Scrapebox is incredibly helpful here because it can automate most of the work on a massive scale.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jgregory
          Will a link with the nofollow attribute give you any boost in backlink benefit power/juice for your search engine rankings with Google?

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          <a href="signin.php" rel="nofollow">sign in</a>
          Not according to Google. Beats me why anyone is still debating this point

          Google Webmaster Tools Help

          Are you spreading links around just to get a search engine benefit? Save your money and time. The auto-blog-commenters just add to the spam deluge on Auto-Approve blogs. And because serious quality blogs are mostly manual Admin Approval, why do it?

          The good news is... commenting manually on Non-Auto-Approve high quality blogs with a quality comment can get you a lot of value...

          Will a link with the nofollow attribute bring your website some traffic?

          Surely it can. The I-want-to-know-more-human-click kinda traffic. Careful placement for blog comments can bring you lots of genuine buyer traffic too if you use a good overal strategy

          Targeted Traffic interested in the topic on the blog post and interested in your post

          Secret Sauce Tip for Quality Traffic from NoFollow Blog Comments


          High quality blogs gets quality traffic. Visitors who most likely interested readers who love to read quality comments. Most high quality blogs with manual comment approval do not allow Links inside the comment.

          UserName Links - However they will allow a nofollow attribute link in the user name, but trying to use "diet secrets" as a user name won't get you approved too often.

          But most manual approved comments will allow your real Username to include your noFollow link

          Code:
          <a href="http://www.MyLovelySite.com/diet-secrets" rel="nofollow">Sam McReady</a>

          Truth is, those user name links rarely get clicked. No traffic without a click.


          But what is almost always allowed is a citation in the comment

          citation - this is just your website domain name without it being a link. example: domain.com

          "...so after all that, eventually I lost 312 lbs using a simple fruit diet plan with my regular exercise program using only a deskchair. I wrote it all out in a PDF and anyone is welcome to download a complimentary copy at MyLovelySite.com"

          So how does a No-Link at all NoFollow comment get you any Targetd Traffic?

          Even the village idiot seems to know that copy-pasting MyLovelySite.com into Google will get him there by showing your website at the First Place seach results for MyLovelySite.com. And the high percentage of comment readers who will google your are very targeted high-value visitors for you.

          Try this method and... go look in your site analytics after awhile... it will show you visits from Referring Domains where you don't have backlinks. No link to click on but there are on your website because they googled the citation

          The same thing works even better in forum posts. Stay on target with relevant comments and posts and the high quality traffic will come. And these domain citations are about as permanent as you can get.

          Regards,
          Jan Gregory

          EDIT: I see that this Thread was split between backlinking concerns and with webmasters"Does having noFollow links on my own website hurt SEO?"

          Using the noFollow attribute within links on your own website will not effect your search engine rankings one bit. Nada effect on your site, except with your internal linkages... its for guiding the SE robots through your site pages. The original intention was to allow webmasters to stop the bots going to privacy, contact and other non-content pages.

          Google expanded the value in the organic algorithms to remove all link juice from external links. Its a freebie for them to combat link spam. That's why they did this.
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        • Profile picture of the author banner123
          there are a lot of ads on available which highlighted the no follow links such as quirk searchstatus as well as you can check it manually by open source you can find no follow link.
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          • Profile picture of the author twinspectra
            Well I think you have got the answer now how to display the nofollow and the dofollow links. If you have not then I can give you two options...

            1) Nodofollow Addon for firefox
            Here Nofollow links are red and dofollow links are blue, when the addon is activated by right clicking and selecting the nodofollow option.

            2) Seo for Firefox
            Here Nofollow links are crossed with a line in between the text and dofollow links are kept as they appear in normal way. To activate this addon just click on the SQ maked spot on top of browser near the search box of the browser.

            And speaking about no follow and dofollow links they are both the same almost, only nofollow links are not crawled by the Google spider, but they do give you traffic. So building of nofollow and dofollow both are equally important to your website. And I also have read an article where Matt Cutts say that- "A link is a link no matter it is dofollow or nofollow."
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        • Profile picture of the author stevenclark
          Simply if you are using Firefox then nodofollow add on is there. install it. And not using Firefox then check source of the site.
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        • Profile picture of the author spymobiles
          I use "SEO Quake" for this purpose. Install it easily on your Mozilla Firefox and enjoy
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        • Profile picture of the author peter696
          Yes, no link value if you get any link from no-follow attributes. You can check simply from view-source of that page, just find no-follow. Besides you can install Add-ons 'search status' and activate 'Highlights no-follow links' but this add-ons only work in Firefox.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidthomsan
        It's not true many big sites gives no follow to comments. Find it on Google Search Do follow: Keyword for you wants sites. Google want fresh contents it doesn't matter it is either do follow or no follow Google indexed both equally. So I don't think so it is heart SEO.
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      • Profile picture of the author michaelrox27
        Dofollow link is very important as compare to nofollow links. Dofollow links give weightage to the site and PR juice also flows.
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      • Profile picture of the author hirithk
        hai
        add nodofollow tool
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      • Profile picture of the author asifshb
        Hi,

        I need some dofollow blogs for comment post. could someone provide me list of do follow blogs, on which we can comment otherwise plz tell me how to search do follow blog in google search engine? please please please reply me as soon as possible. i 'll be really thankfull to u.

        Thanks,
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      • Profile picture of the author geniusabroadtpss
        Hi,

        I usually use nodofollw for checking your comment is rather do follow or no follow. The most important thing is its is easy to use and install.
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      • Profile picture of the author jhonmike48
        You can check Do follow and no follow by the help of clt + U. Do follow links are very useful and helpful for any website. Google quickly consider such types link and nofollow links not more beneficial for any website but such types link give us traffic and users.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stanislav ILiev
        try to add nodofollow addons on firefox
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      • Profile picture of the author cynthiamason
        Originally Posted by Kris79 View Post

        If you will find free ones thay probably will be spammed already.
        If you will to pay for a list of do follow links, you can get good quality, but also few people know about it.

        Best method: do the research by yourself
        - try to use special Google operators like: "allintext:leave a comment" or any other related to placing a comment term but keep "allintext:"
        - check PR of the blog page WARNING: not PR of domain, but PR of a specific page that you wish to comment on (you can use SEOQuake addon for Chrome)
        - check page if comments that already exists have do-follow atribute (SEOQuake will tell you, or check the source html, if after "a href"" " is "rel="nofollow" - I think this is selfexplanatory what it does
        - even if you will find pages with NO-follow atributes but high PR you can still comment on them, on way or another it will help your rankings (not directly by sending link juice, which is not send to you, same as anchor text, but will help keep divercity of link sources

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        This is good information Kris.
        Thanks for the share.
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    • Profile picture of the author charmi2008
      Find it on Google Search Dofollow: Keyword for you want sites
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      • Profile picture of the author willium4
        Do-follow blogs or do-follow backlinks are very important as google gives weightage, which helps to improve the ranking. No-follow links are not consider by google. No-follow links are not harmful to your site. In other search engine point of view these type of links are same value as do-follow.
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      • Profile picture of the author dweb3d
        The rel="nofollow" atributte affect to seachings in google and seo too, but keep constructing links, is a very good thing
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      • Profile picture of the author render
        all info are really good post.. thanks to all for sharing this useful info........
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      • Profile picture of the author autotradex
        Just highlight the url keyword and right click then click source code. You will see if it is no follow.
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      • Profile picture of the author jhondenseo
        Debate over Do- follow and No-follow is never ending but what we should understand is the balance we need to maintain in our website while doing link building. Do follow help to get a good back links on a website but more of it will make search engine suspicious about your SEO practices. Thus no follow is also essential as it keep our link building strategies balanced and helps to get good ranking over the long run.
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      • Profile picture of the author Apoorv82
        You have 2 option
        1.If you are using firefox then add on Nofollow tool
        2.Open the page ->Ctrl u-> then find nofollow if you didnt find in page source then it would not nofollow link.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sanket Patel
        Hi,
        Your question is how to know that the website is Nofollow or Dofollow. Nofollow inks are not totally useless as you said if your are doing comment in high priority given by Google then it gives you benefits. If you are using fire fox then install Addon "search status " with help of this you can easily know. Other option is you can see source code also for finding Nofollow tag.
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      • Profile picture of the author brienn
        Install nodofollow addon on mozilla then right click on the page you want to see that is dofollow or not(red means nofollow, blue dofollow)
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      • Profile picture of the author Jawlessx
        You can easily understand whether a link is do follow or not. Also, you can get the sites searching online. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author jammy18
        You can check this onto the website's source page also where you just need to go on to the inspect element page and find the no follow or do follow tag.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lawrence333
        i think i know the proper and the easiest solution for the whole of the discussion one must install the Google Seo quake for the web site and where you may find the ------ on the words there you must understand that this is a no follow link simple and easy.....
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      • Profile picture of the author aaronbenny
        Don't avoid no follow links completely. Both do follow and no follow links are important in the search engine optimization. No follow back link from high traffic forum and blog comments might not be much useful to help you improve your PR, but may be very profitable for outsourcing software development companies to get high quality referral traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author denialbob
        Use NoDofollow for Firefox and Meta SEO Inspector for Chrome. Marked with blue are Dofollow and red one are nofollow
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      • Profile picture of the author wandyparker
        The easiest way to find nofollow and dofollow link is go to the Source page and check the attribute. You will get to know. Otherwise if you are using Firefox then you can download the no-follow add-on.
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by wandyparker View Post

          The easiest way to find nofollow and dofollow link is go to the Source page and check the attribute. You will get to know. Otherwise if you are using Firefox then you can download the no-follow add-on.
          There are plenty of plugins for Chrome and Opera as well.

          No need to manually scan the source of each page.
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          • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
            Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

            There are plenty of plugins for Chrome and Opera as well.

            No need to manually scan the source of each page.
            Wouldn't it be nice if Google had a place you could just search for source code of indexed pages
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      • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
        Not sure if anyone said this already-dont want to look through every single post-but SEO Moz does a great job of showing do follow and no follow. However, you should also know that no follow links are still valuable. For example, take a no follow link you found from seo moz and see if it shows up in webmaster tools. (it will show up) so next time you think no follow doesnt mean anything-it has some relevance.
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      • Profile picture of the author aaronbenny
        To determine do follow links is quite simple. All you need to know is to scan through the source code of the page you are trying to check ( right click on the page and then go to 'page source') Alternatively, you can also find the source code on the 'view' menu. If you find 'nofollow' then, it's obvious that page is programmed to be have 'no follow' links.
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      • Profile picture of the author aaronbenny
        Its very simple. Go to the source page and find "nofollow". If it is present then that link is nofollow. But don't completely avoid nofollow links. They are very useful in generating traffic to your website.

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      • Profile picture of the author Sanket Patel
        First of all , I want tell you one thing that if you doing blog commenting in " do follow" then it will be really very tough. That you have to check manually as well. For that you should use firefox and add "add on" , for that you can easily judge the particular blogs or website weather it is do follow or no follow.
        I even found one thing that you can search " Do follow blog" in Google search like Do follow blogs search Engine. I didn't try yet, but I think you should try it as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author hostingpreview
        I'm very skeptical of anything saying that nofollow links can't have an impact on your search engine status. In my opinion if Google Webmaster tools and SEOmoz give you the ability to track both there's probably more to it.

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    • Profile picture of the author ConnerD
      Is kinda hard to find do follow blogs today and if you find one, surely there would be lots of spam.

      You can use these keyword terms:

      Your Keywords "Notify me of follow-up comments"
      Your Keywords "This site uses KeywordLuv"
      Your Keywords "Enable CommentLuv"
      Your Keywords "You can use these tags"
      Your Keywords "Powered by BlogEngine.NET"
      Your Keywords "Allowed HTML tags:"
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      • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
        Originally Posted by ConnerD View Post

        Is kinda hard to find do follow blogs today and if you find one, surely there would be lots of spam.

        You can use these keyword terms:

        Your Keywords "Notify me of follow-up comments"
        Your Keywords "This site uses KeywordLuv"
        Your Keywords "Enable CommentLuv"
        Your Keywords "You can use these tags"
        Your Keywords "Powered by BlogEngine.NET"
        Your Keywords "Allowed HTML tags:"
        Thanks for the tip. It refreshen my mind.
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      • Profile picture of the author tiniljosephs
        Originally Posted by ConnerD View Post

        Is kinda hard to find do follow blogs today and if you find one, surely there would be lots of spam.

        You can use these keyword terms:

        Your Keywords "Notify me of follow-up comments"
        Your Keywords "This site uses KeywordLuv"
        Your Keywords "Enable CommentLuv"
        Your Keywords "You can use these tags"
        Your Keywords "Powered by BlogEngine.NET"
        Your Keywords "Allowed HTML tags:"
        Thanks for sharing this info with us.
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    • Profile picture of the author prcys
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      Is there any free utility that can find me dofollow blogs?
      I want to suggest you that when you have choose the blog method for getting the results then do not much care for whether it is dofollow or nofollow. As nofollow blog still be helpful to get the more traffic to the site and due to more traffic with the quality content , you will get more people engage with you and this engagement indirectly be affected to the pagerank. So do not avoid nofollow blog just because they do not pass on the pagerank value.
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    • Profile picture of the author TwinDragon
      Great information for a newer person to know. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author samclarke
      check out inlineseo.com/dofollowdiver

      it is free
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    • Profile picture of the author rasel786
      Search on inlineseo.com or dofollowdiver.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author bkgroup
    Try to check robots.txt of that website.
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  • Profile picture of the author viaromania
    Search in Google for "Backlink checker" tools and most of them will show you links pointing to your site, text anchor and if they are or not follow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author manikah
    You can use mozilla firefox toolbar.
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  • Profile picture of the author veryshant12
    Firefox addons is one of good option to check for dofollow sites.You can check it by your own.Just go for view page source of any site.And check for dofollow.
    I also want to say that commenting on nofollow blogs are not useless or waste of time.It may not provide you the link juice but it definitively become good traffic source.
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    • Originally Posted by veryshant12 View Post

      Firefox addons is one of good option to check for dofollow sites.You can check it by your own.Just go for view page source of any site.And check for dofollow.
      I also want to say that commenting on nofollow blogs are not useless or waste of time.It may not provide you the link juice but it definitively become good traffic source.

      Yes, so many websites/blogs are there that allow users to post comments. Most of them are nofollow also for spam protection issue. Posting your valuable comments over there can help you really to get number of good visitors to your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author 1stpage
      Nofollow links don't pass pagerank (and that about it) - it doesn't mean that they are not good links to have or that they are completely invisible to Google.

      I would definitely do with a mixture of both, especially if the site is an authority in your niche and you are looking to establish thematic relevance.

      Aside from Google, Yahoo & Bing don't respect the nofollow attribute, AFAIK, so while they may not account for much traffic, they should not be completely ignored. And if the links have the potential to generate direct traffic, then that is important as well.

      IMO, There's reason at all not to include nofollow links in your backlink portfolio.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      At the very least they'll give you some diversity.

      Don't forget though, relevant backlinks can generate a fair amount of traffic themselves. Especially blog comments. Nothing massive, but enough to make it worth the time to comment.
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    • Profile picture of the author refinancepro
      Never doubt the power of a nofollow link. The search engines rules and ways of determining if you are relevant or not change all the time. So if it is not too time consuming creating the diversity does not sound so bad in the grand scheme of things.

      Some people rank for the moment and some rank forever. I like to keep an eye on the long term more than the short term.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steffy Rose
    To follow up on my last post regarding the possible spam implications of building links through blog commenting I thought I might share a few resources for actually finding 'do-follow' blogs to aid in your link building efforts. Please note, I am not encouraging you to SPAM! Rather, comment only at blogs are relevant and in which you can add something useful the conversation.

    So, on with the tips!

    Subscribe to 'No Nofollow' feed;
    Use this tip by SlightlyShadySeo.
    Search Engine for DoFollow Blogs
    10 Easy Links in the next 50 Minutes
    The Do Follow Blog Directory
    Free Link Search Tool
    Free .edu Links
    Use Link Diagnosis tool to find competitor's 'do-follow' links
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  • Profile picture of the author bwhosting
    Yes, it's the way to get quality links without wastage of time, what i think.
    If you are using Mozilla fire fox then you have to install adons (seo for forefox) or if you are using chrome, then install this: Nofollow Checker « Google Chrome Extensions
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  • Profile picture of the author honeyclarck
    If you using firefox try the nodofollow add on.
    No follow may not hurt your work, but Google does not give it too much value.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
    One simple way is to look at the link on a comment on the site, and do a search for the backlinks, if it shows up on Google as a backlink for that site, then it is do-follow
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  • Profile picture of the author Arav
    For me, One and Only Best option is SeoQuake, both for Firefox and Chrome. Dunno, whether IE9 is compatable with it or not.
    It'll just strike through the 'No-follow Links'.
    And as above many Gurus said, No-follow have some values of course, whether it's for Traffic or keeping naturalism.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewmcntyre
    Install SEO quirk tool for check no follow links on any site, blog or forums. It is a totally free of cost tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author nora1
    u can use the seobook free plug in toolbar to know whether a site has a
    nofollow or dofollow links in the comment section/site itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by nknasir View Post

      Please some body tell me all the difference in detail.thanks
      This whole thread pretty much covers the differences between the two.
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  • Profile picture of the author D Alishouse
    While I agree with the general sentiment on this thread that no follow links are not something you should avoid just because they're no follow. Developing your online presence on relevant, quality blogs and other sites can be a great part of marketing. Actually, it's really one of the more enjoyable parts of the whole process...getting to know other like-minded individuals.

    That being said, SEOmoz provides a great page ranking tool that has a neat feature you can just turn off and on at will. It will highlight all do follow or no follow links on every page as you go. It saves a lot of time and you know right away what to expect on that site. It may be part of the Pro version only, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author edumonsters
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks

    You are too blatant. Even more than me. But I don't think it will totally be a waste of time to comment on websites that don't have "Do Follow"! While earning is one part learning is another when it comes to doing something. That's my opinion though!
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  • Profile picture of the author chiclets
    They said that when there's a KeywordLuv or CommentLuv on it, it's a dofollow blog. Or you can use that word for searching dofollow blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoextraordinar
    People that say nofollow links are a waste of time - So you are saying a linking from wikipedia.com is useless? Think again.
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  • Profile picture of the author forum1ajit
    Thanks to Post this ......
    No-Follow and Do-Follow link , My opinion is Goggle coral all ,Social Bookmarking , in witch Get do follow and no follow links
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  • Profile picture of the author jannet1
    Well you are write that if do blog commenting for your website but the blogs give no follow links it don't give any ranking in Google but it can give you traffic ...
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  • Profile picture of the author olelundriber
    I use SEOmoz, but it costs an arm and a leg. And what you are looking for is the absense of NoFollow
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  • Profile picture of the author smithzenri
    If want to know link or website is Dofollow or not, open the site select link, right click on it, select option view source. It will be open in html rag. If it has a attribute of rel="nofollow" in <a> tag then it is nofollow link. And another way to check it is Nofollow link also display in pink background.
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  • Profile picture of the author whiplashclaims
    I read somewhere that nofollow links do help on google but less so.
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  • Profile picture of the author howimakemony
    Try Google operators like: "allintext:leave a comment" like one other guy suggested...works wonders
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  • Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    There is a free tool that will help you do this very, very easily. It is called SEO for Firefox. Go here to download it now: SEO for Firefox Extension: Free SEO Toolbar Firefox Browser Plugin (Note: be sure to have Mozilla Firefox installed first)

    Then, once it is installed on your Firefox browser, right click on the SEO icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen, and select "Highlight NoFollow Links". Now, when you want to leave your anchor text backlink on a web page, you will be able to check if the backlink that you leave will be DoFollow or NoFollow (highlighted in Red).
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnet4Marketing
    NoFollow is not always a bad thing, sites like Yahoo Answers and YouTube give back nofollow links that have no affect on your rankings, but you can still greatly benefit from them. I agree with most here, use Firefox with SEO extension nofollow add on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry John
    This is the best idea to get backlinks from other highly rated pages.Even all the backlink generator or seller pages you found over the internet follow this technique to sell backlinks.But the main thing is that you have to find out whether the blog you are commenting is do-follow or not since backlinks from commenting are possible if only the blog allows do-follow.And for this you have the do little tricks.those are easy but need some effort too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thierry Samuel
    thanks for sharing the tools, i never think about it...
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  • I don't even worry about NoFollow/DoFollow.

    Post the backlink and move on!

    They all matter!!
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by AnythingMarketing View Post

      I don't even worry about NoFollow/DoFollow.

      Post the backlink and move on!

      They all matter!!
      That is highly debatable and has led to countless threads that have gone on for pages and pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silapuna
    OK. you should do more "Do-Follow" backlinks and less "nofollow"
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  • Profile picture of the author anes amrani
    I think you should download the scrapebox dofollow checker google that you will found it the No1.
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  • Profile picture of the author gurleen
    1.forums.digitalpoint.com
    2.vuju.com/
    3.checkthisup.com
    4.sitepoint.com/forums
    5.thewebmasterforum.net
    6.webmasterforums.com
    7.allcoolforum.com
    8.warriorforum.com
    9.forums.webicy.com
    10.thehyipforum.com
    11.webmasterforumsonline.com
    12.webmasters.am/forum
    13.webmasterforums.net
    14.devhunters.com
    15.webmaster-forum.net
    16.geekvillage.com/forums
    17.tips.biz
    18.webmastershelp.com
    19.webmasterdesk.org
    20.webmasterground.com
    21.developers.evrsoft.com/forum
    22.websitebabble.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Ibcontact
      Hmm Various sites ... But Digital point is not do-follow site and its paid site ...
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    • Profile picture of the author IMdude123
      but you dont have to pay to register on digital point
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  • Profile picture of the author Eugen Oprea
    I use the SEOmoz extension for Chrome to check whether or not links are no-follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
    Here are lists of dofollow forums - Do Follow Forum Lists
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  • Profile picture of the author siiiis
    I used donofollow extension firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela147
    Hi guys, i want to ask there is measure difference in no & do follow??? I mean about help in SE ranking & what is the benifit of nofollow links???
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    • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
      Originally Posted by Angela147 View Post

      Hi guys, i want to ask there is measure difference in no & do follow??? I mean about help in SE ranking & what is the benifit of nofollow links???
      Officially Matt Cutts says that no follow do not count in passing on page rank and link juice so no it would not help. Now, is this true? probably so but I believe that having no follow as well is a natural part so to look more natural it would help with some no follow as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author y8new
    i think when you comment, both link dofollow and no follow are good if approved. I often use addons "nofollow" of firefox to check link do or no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author NYC SEO
    With Panda constantly getting more aggresive, it's only a matter of time they penalize sites with no nofollows
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by NYC SEO View Post

      With Panda constantly getting more aggresive, it's only a matter of time they penalize sites with no nofollows
      I don't agree at all.

      Just an example, what happens if your site goes "viral" and starts generating thousands of backlinks a day? Plenty of those are going to be nofollow. Google is not going to penalize you just because you've got nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maunchand
    Linkchecker 2.0 is also useful to check if a link is Dofollow or No follow. The good thing about this particular tool is that it even indicates image links to be dofollow or nofollow. I think this particular feature to be its specialty.
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  • Profile picture of the author reninter
    There are addons from Mozilla do follow- no follow (make sure it's not comfortable with all version) and also you can install with chrome. http://www.chromeextensions.org/webmaster-seo/nofollow-checker/
    Install it and check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    Frequently, I use " SEO Quake" for work...But this plugin is very heavily and load to much
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  • Profile picture of the author myiphoneapp
    i use search status add on to check dofollow and no follow links, and this is the best add on, there are many more feature available that you can use.

    thanks!
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  • Thanks for the dofollow forum list. Great resource!
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  • Profile picture of the author bacolod
    Well if the site has a nofollow tag, then basically google will just ignore your site link and makes your backlink useless then. I'm not an expert on this but that's what i've understood.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajmal
    I use Quirk Search Status to find Dofollow Links . Its a great tool also gives Page rank, Alexa , Robots.txt file , many many more .
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  • Profile picture of the author alanson
    thanks for the information you shared here.
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  • Profile picture of the author toxicchili
    There is so much misinformation. Even google is pretty vague about what they do with them.

    How does Google handle nofollowed links?

    In general, we don't follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. However, the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow, or if the URLs are submitted to Google in a Sitemap. Also, it's important to note that other search engines may handle nofollow in slightly different ways.
    In General??

    Also a no-follow link on a page can be indexed or picked up by other sites, and in turn picked up by google. Take wikipedia for example (As mentioned previously), I have links that although no follow have then been picked up by othersites in their content which don't have the no-follow attribute on the link.

    Either way, too much weight can be put on this and devalue your whole link building strategy. Perhaps google doesn't transfer pagerank or anchor text across these links and it is clear that google is aware that these links are there, but I doubt they are going to disclose how they use this information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnet4Marketing
    Nofollow links are as every bit as important as dofollow as far as I'm concerned. They may have no search engine benefits but you can get much needed referral traffic depending where the source is.
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    • Profile picture of the author xtremeapp
      Originally Posted by Magnet4Marketing View Post

      Nofollow links are as every bit as important as dofollow as far as I'm concerned. They may have no search engine benefits but you can get much needed referral traffic depending where the source is.
      Definitely you are right! You cannot ignore No Follow links, as most of the time they are the one that help you to get some of the best traffic to increase your overall sales! Besides that Google also mention the importance of No follow links in its Journal as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author seoblacksmith
    If you are having a problem on the backward compatibility of Firefox add-ons, use Mozbar instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice Manon
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    Just comment in blog sites that have KeywordLuv, Commentluv, a WordPress plugin that accepts keywords as anchor text for your website. And also you can make use of add-ons "SearchStatus" to differentiate dofollow and nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Somerville
    I have written Three Posts on my Blog about dofollow and no follow. There is some great tools that you can get for free to help you find do follow blogs.

    All links are good though some carry a lot more weight with the search engines.

    One other thing that you can look for is called Commentluv. This gives you a direct link to your last blog post on the site that you are commenting on.

    I personaly have both the do follow and comment love on my blog. But then I believe that we should all be helping each other to succeed.

    I hope this helps.

    You will need to copy and paste, as I don't have enough posts yet to put in the links. lol

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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by seoasia View Post

      The best and easy way to check whether the link is do-follow or no-follow. Go to source page and find 'no-follow'.If got link is no follow else the blog or site is follow.
      Just note that some blogs will have some links as nofollow, but the comments as dofollow. So be sure you're checking the comments themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author raegrex
    Hey guys, so 2 weeks ago i spent around 50 bucks with 2 seperate seo services for my site, as it turns out most of these are no follow links (except for like 5 of them lol)

    I started using SEO SpyGlass a few days ago, it says that some of these no follow links does have some "link power", however i've never heard of this before (everyone always talk about dofollow backlinks) so i was wondering if any of you had any experience with these kind of links?

    (honestly i'm just trying to guess what PR i will be assigned in google's next update lol since my site is only around 2 and a half months old)

    thanks in advance!
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    • Profile picture of the author lancejeffersons
      Maybe in other search engines but in Google, no..No follow links doesn't pass any link juice at all..
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    • Profile picture of the author RySpencer
      NoFollow is like hitting a dead road. So many services are selling 1000's of backlinks, but quite frankly I don't believe they are backlinks if they don't actually link into your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
        Originally Posted by RySpencer View Post

        NoFollow is like hitting a dead road. So many services are selling 1000's of backlinks, but quite frankly I don't believe they are backlinks if they don't actually link into your site.
        Sorry, what? :confused:

        People are selling link services, without giving any links? I'm a bit confused....
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      • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
        Originally Posted by RySpencer View Post

        NoFollow is like hitting a dead road. So many services are selling 1000's of backlinks, but quite frankly I don't believe they are backlinks if they don't actually link into your site.
        Well, they're still links. But I see your point. There's always a heavy debate on if "nofollow" backlinks actually do much of anything. I've stopped worrying about it and will take most any backlink I can get. Nofollow or dofollow. Obviously I'd much prefer dofollow links, but I won't turn others down.

        Some nofollow links can still generate some traffic themselves. So they're not entirely useless.
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    • Profile picture of the author serena85
      No, sorry to say it but no fallow links are no good when we speak of link juice, this type of links can only attract traffic.
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    • I believe both nofollow and dofollow links are helpful, if you do build only dofollow links, means you are trying to manipulate but if you build both search engines think realistic.
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    • Profile picture of the author shinebook
      No follow tag is created to not pass page rank value to particular link. Does you not want to that this tag work or lost his value
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    • Originally Posted by raegrex View Post

      Hey guys, so 2 weeks ago i spent around 50 bucks with 2 seperate seo services for my site, as it turns out most of these are no follow links (except for like 5 of them lol)

      I started using SEO SpyGlass a few days ago, it says that some of these no follow links does have some "link power", however i've never heard of this before (everyone always talk about dofollow backlinks) so i was wondering if any of you had any experience with these kind of links?

      (honestly i'm just trying to guess what PR i will be assigned in google's next update lol since my site is only around 2 and a half months old)

      thanks in advance!
      This is so bad that you got all no-follow links and it is also true that no-follow links doesn't pass any link juice to other website. There are some websites that have good authority in Google and parsing no-follow links, but linking onto those websites may produce good traffic. Experts say that you should have the ratio of 3:7 link, i.e. 3 no-follow links and 7 do-follow links. If you got all do-follow links, Search Engine will consider it spam, might be you won't get what you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
      No, nofollow links don't pass any link juice. But I add some nofollow backlinks to my website from time to time, they can generate some traffic to my website and I think it will be more natural if a website has some nofollow backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      It doesn't matter whether they provide juice or not - as part of your link building and link DIVERSITY you should also use NF links.

      ANY link is better than no link or only "dofollow" links.
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    • Profile picture of the author ghazia
      No follow links will not pass any link value or reputation to your site, In case of Google, no follow links can't help you in promoting your site in SERP or improving your page rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author prcys
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      As per me nofollow has link power. Now you think in what way. Then nofollow links be helpful for driving traffic to your site though it can not pass on link juice for your site. But indireclty when you get traffic for your site, then with the particular link you get content also and if that content is from high pr and authorised then it definitely be helpful for your site ranking due to unique content for your visitor and this indirect way you can get better result of your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crank
      Check it by yourself - add about 50 no follow only links to your website and see PR change or not with the next update.
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    • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
      nofollow dont pass PR to your site, but it helps with the rankings. You still get trust and authority from these if the sites are this.
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  • Profile picture of the author henriseo
    Dofollow links are always good and always given importance by the Google. Dofollow links also helps to attain good and stable positions in SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryMartha
    easy way to find out no-follow and do-follow use SEOquake addon on firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
    In html code it is clearly identified whether a respective link is do follow or no follow. In no follow link "rel=nofollow" tag can be find to categorize and vice versa.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by andrewsymonds View Post

      Just install SEO moz bar for website checking weather it is do follow or no follow.
      Now a days google did not like blog commenting and consider it as a spam. So i think avoid blog commenting.
      Obviously there are tools like Scrapebox, which can be seen as less than white hat. (If they're used to mass comment.) But leaving quality comments on moderated blogs is not even close to spamming. And it's one of my favorite ways to get high quality backlinks. A handful of PR1 or higher, dofollow backlinks is pretty powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author blossim19
    I downloaded Nofollow Checker1.0 plugin for Google Chrome and it's working great!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnchristopher
    Yeah, you won't get hurt because of no follow links... You will only end up losing your time but not the rankings...
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by johnmoses View Post

      Yeah, you won't get hurt because of no follow links... You will only end up losing your time but not the rankings...
      At the very least they'll give you some diversity and potentially traffic if they're relevant to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author parker1234
    You can do it by simply downloading the add-ons for firefox and then check or secondly you do it by viewing the source code of your webpage where you can find whether the link you are applying is do follow or no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaditachaudhary
    firefox adon is the best tool check nofollow/ dofollow
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    Links are links. The thing that dofollow links do is that they pass value from the where the link is found to the destination of that link. Even if it doesn't have that attribute, it can still generate traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silverlight
    No follow are also read, because they are suspitious if you dont have them - but to check look ata post on the blog and open its source, look at the link in the post to see whether it says no follow in the a href tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author skseofleet
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    there are so many tools available that show the dofollow and nofollow links. You can check them by source code.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafay
    You can use Seo Quake too to know nofollow and dofollow!
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  • Profile picture of the author amandeepsingh
    check website source and find link name to check no-follow or do-follow link

    Example:-

    Do-follow link: <a href="http://myhightechguide.blogspot.com">SEO</a>

    No-follow link: <a href="http://myhightechguide.blogspot.com"rel="nofollow">SEO</a>
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    • Profile picture of the author Dexter AJ
      No this is wrong. Any link that you paste anywhere over the net is worth something and is never a waste of time. Eventually all links are clicked by users or readers and this is what we need.
      You can use SEO quake or if you are using Mozilla Firefox you could download one of its addon which is helpful in not just telling you follow or no-follow but also in many other things. The name of the add-on is Search Status.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnyrich
    If you examine the page's source code (right click on most browsers) you should be able to see if existing links already have a rel=follow or rel=no follow thing. Sometimes you cannot see this if the site or blog is using complex javascript. But at any rate, just post your links, its never a total waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabalates
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    I use NoDofollow for checking nofollow links........ apart from this addon, my top 3 addons for SEO are SEObook, SERPTreds.com, SenSEO
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  • Profile picture of the author justinpaul
    There are many extension on Net i am using nodofollow for knowing that link is no-follow or do-follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfredpereira
    Leaving your links in blogs is never trully a waste of time. There is always the possibility that someone may follow that link and actually get a live hit to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    Just check the source code of the website and then find the rel="nofollow" if this is present in the code then it means nofllow links and vice Versa
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  • Profile picture of the author avinash13
    There are various ways to detect "Do Follow". Search with the term "Do Follow" or "No Follow" in their source code to check. In Firefox, there is an extension called 'SEOQUAKE' which can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforu
    I have the following opinion about do follow and no follow link:-

    1- Do follow links are extremely important as they pass trust and authority to your site.

    2- No follow links are equally important as they tell search engines about the genuiness and popularity of your site.

    There are many plug ins available in Firefox with the help of which you can check dofollow and nofollow links.
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    • Profile picture of the author JakeAllen
      Originally Posted by seoforu View Post

      I have the following opinion about do follow and no follow link:-

      1- Do follow links are extremely important as they pass trust and authority to your site.

      2- No follow links are equally important as they tell search engines about the genuiness and popularity of your site.

      There are many plug ins available in Firefox with the help of which you can check dofollow and nofollow links.
      But, at the end of the day Google won't count them (no follows) for rankings so I wouldn't put much effort into no follows.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I'm not sure if I'd say they're equally important since they carry almost no weight. But if you're getting them from authority sites they can drive a pretty good amount of traffic themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    You can use plugin for this.. FireFox and Chrome plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author kviv23
    nofollow do follow is just a big hype. Back links is a backlinks and acts as an authority to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwineddy
    better and easy way to check from source code. Source code will show you the status of a website that website in follow or do-follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Edwineddy View Post

      better and easy way to check from source code. Source code will show you the status of a website that website in follow or do-follow.
      Gotta disagree here. I'd much rather have a tool instantly show the status of a link as opposed to having to dig through the source code.
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by seoworldclass View Post

          Here I can suggest you a free tool for checking the status of Do-follow and no-follow. Please check it, hope this will help you a lot." (h t t p ://(www).scrapebox(dot)com/free-do-follow-test-tool"

          Cheers!!
          Ah, forgot to mention that. I'm a Scrapebox owner and I use that particular add-on constantly. I had forgotten that they offered it for free outside of SB. Definitely worth the download.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Regardless if it's no-follow or not.... It's always good to mix them up as it helps to add link diversity to your backlink profile.

    Before, those no-follow backlinks could actually bring up direct traffic... Especially if you make a QUALITY comment on a QUALITY Blog.

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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Yeah, I've had a decent amount of traffic coming from quality comments. So I'll make occasional posts on blogs that are nofollow - as long as they're niche related.
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  • Profile picture of the author forexcashback
    Yes, Do follow, using only dofollow comments and website
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  • Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    Just add the " nodofollow " addons for firefox. This will help to differentiate which is nofollow and dofollow. Otherwise right click the link --> properties. A pop-up window will show you the details of the links.
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  • Profile picture of the author watthewlinda
    It is useful too. But does not work as do-follow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOForceOne
    Right click the page and go to view source. Hit Ctrl+F and type in the link you are searching for. If you see a no follow tag (i.e. "rel="nofollow") then it is a nofollow link.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackiPhone
    Ones check other comment link and if you are using firefox then just check page source(crt+u)... you may find <a href="nofollow" ......> so its nofollow link but keep doing it because now google also consider nofollow link for website popularity...
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyS
    Even if it is nofollow or do follow as long as it is related to your site , you ca still get traffic from those sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author remmi
    Download seo tool bar which provides very important features. You can also try quirk seo tool but it works only in morzilla browser.
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  • Profile picture of the author SatanCantStandMe
    thanks for share this information
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  • Profile picture of the author anku9696
    you can use nodofollow firefox plugin.this is the best addon for the links are dofollow or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author chzafar2012
    There is a add on at firefox which shows do follow.also there are some good videos on youtube which shows how to find websites/ blogs have do follow
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    No-follow links are useless for SEO. You should try to gain as many do-follow links as you can
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  • Profile picture of the author adam eva
    do follow is has the more quality than no follow. both are works in our comment post but do follow redirects our web site from our signature. no follow redirects moderator's sites from their signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadiamoqaddas
    Dofollow blogs is important to get backlinks. Generally bloggers love to comment on dofollow blogs. They want to improve their sites backlinks by commenting on dofollow blogs.
    But first you have to know the difinition of dofollow & nofollow.
    Dofollow Blog:
    A dofollow blog allows search engine spiders to crawl the site and follow the link. If you comment on a dofollow blog, a backlink will be created so search engine spiders will crawl your link back to your site & it brings SEO benefits for your site.

    Nofollow Blog:

    Nofollow blog is complete opposite of Dofollow blog. It doesn't allow search engine spiders to crawl site and follow the link. If you comment on a nofollow blog, search engine spiders will not crawl your link and will not follow your link back to your site & it brings no benefit on SEO for your site. So it is useless to comment on nofollow blogs.
    If you build your site with wordpress you can easily make your site dofollow. You need to install a plugin - sem-dofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author SatanCantStandMe
    thanks for all share this informative information.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyS
    nofollow will only help you to get traffic for your site. unlike do follow links , it can help you on your rankings. You should do both. no follow for traffic and do follow links for serp
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  • Profile picture of the author sandy007
    best idea for check dofollow or no follow, check already added any link on web page, select any added link and go the source code of the link here u can see that link have dofollow or no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartfunit
    nofollow links are red and dofollow links are blue when using this add-on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gilbertalvin
    Some of the tools are available in online and also your browser extension.... The SEO for chrome can help to identify the no follow links!
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  • Profile picture of the author bookofraonline
    you can use quick search status tool and after you are find out that is follow or not other wise you can see site view source........
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  • Profile picture of the author roomservice
    For a natural looking banklink profile it's recommended to add some no-follow links.
    For example yahoo-answers have them
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  • check it in source of website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickbrander
    SearchStatus can determine which is a no-follow link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pittsburgh
    Hi
    It is very simple my friend.Just go to the source page of the website.And find the word NOFOLLW. if you get these word then the site is no follow otherwise it is Do follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Pittsburgh View Post

      Hi
      It is very simple my friend.Just go to the source page of the website.And find the word NOFOLLW. if you get these word then the site is no follow otherwise it is Do follow.
      This works OK. But you'll be excluding blogs that may still have comments as DoFollow, just other links as nofollow. All it takes is one instance of "nofollow" to exclude the URL.
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  • Profile picture of the author SalinaJohnson
    follow that link it called do follow search engine it may help you

    inlineseo.com/dofollowdiver/
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    • Profile picture of the author Oli2k
      I use a firefox plug in call "donotfollow" which can easily be turned on and off when required.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    I would say do follow or no follow does not make any difference. I won't consider it as a waste of time. People who come to read the blog often look at comments. If your comment stand out you will get traffic for free.
    We spend time doing commenting then why not make use of it.
    Use comment kahuna for great results.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjuk61
    you can find with this tool ....

    SEO SpyGlass Backlink Checker Software


    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author theb8n
    It all depends, if you want direct rankings now, use dolfollow, if you dont care than the ladders fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author themesplice
    Nofollow links makes your pages look more SEO and Google friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author newseoexpert
      How can you say that a nofollow link on a webpage makes it SEO effective?
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  • Profile picture of the author newseoexpert
    the simplest way to check if the blog site provides a nofloow link link is right click on on the blog page you want to comment, click on the "view source code tab and then when the source code opens up in a new tab press "ctrlF" and then enter the link you inserted in your blog comment and then you'll see whether your link is nofollow or dofollow.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by newseoexpert View Post

      the simplest way to check if the blog site provides a nofloow link link is right click on on the blog page you want to comment, click on the "view source code tab and then when the source code opens up in a new tab press "ctrlF" and then enter the link you inserted in your blog comment and then you'll see whether your link is nofollow or dofollow.
      There are several browser add-ons that will accomplish the same task instantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author korneld
    The site itself doesn't matter. Look at the source code, and if the comment links say rel="nofollow" in them.
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  • Profile picture of the author seowan
    Thanks for the imformation
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  • Profile picture of the author Flash Design
    I think its is not wasting of time to post blog comments in do nofollow blogs as yahoo can crawl no follow link also.
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    • Profile picture of the author cresad
      Originally Posted by Flash Design View Post

      I think its is not wasting of time to post blog comments in do nofollow blogs as yahoo can crawl no follow link also.
      Yes Agreed , They also increase your site voting in google and other search engine eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author image2all
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    Hi, I have a question, how to know if a website has "Do-Follow" or not? For me this is important if you want to do blog commenting. It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow", any ideas? Thanks
    To check Do-Follow site you have to install a firefox plugins, Named "noDoFollow"
    Got to your firefox tools and click on add-ons, Search for the said Plagun and Install. Now Restart your browser.
    Now go to any blog and click right button of your mouse and select "noDoFollow" now you will see every links are marked by light blue and red color.
    Blues are Dofollow link and Reds are Nofollow.

    I think you will underestand.
    Best of Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author bappa06
    Use SEOquake plugin, available both in chrome and mozilla. Enable the plugin by clicking on it. When you'll load a webpage, for nofollow it'll create cutoff line in links. That means it is a nofollow site or where you want to add link.
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  • Profile picture of the author chetankm
    do follow link help you to increase your page rank but no follow links are also important. You can make no follow links with targeted keywords. This will help you to increase your position in google.
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    • Profile picture of the author AskJon
      No-follow are a MUST in any link bulding campaign. Personally I don't really care about follow or nofollow links just like I don't give a **** about keyword density, my general rule of thumb is look natural and you'll be good to go. Natural backlinks profile is probably the most important factor to look at if you want to avoid getting penalized in a few months by a Google update...
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  • Profile picture of the author mjazhilton
    Is it possible that a nofollow backlink be crawled by Google?
    cos I have found some baclinks appeared on Google while I was searching the keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgem78
    SEO Quake is a good one for firefox users. Nofollow backlinks are not useless as many people would make us belief. In no way, they can harm your site. Even though it's a debatable issue regarding SEO benefits, you can still get traffic if you have a link at any good site.
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    • Profile picture of the author AskJon
      Originally Posted by georgem78 View Post

      SEO Quake is a good one for firefox users. Nofollow backlinks are not useless as many people would make us belief. In no way, they can harm your site. Even though it's a debatable issue regarding SEO benefits, you can still get traffic if you have a link at any good site.
      Yeh exactly a link is a link and they are all worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author Maryperl
    Originally Posted by sasake View Post

    It will be a waste of time if you leave a comment for a blog/website that does not have "Do-Follow",
    This sense is not true.For natural link building you have to built those do-follow/no-follow back link.i make it clear.matt cutts said google doesn't give any value of no-follow.and other thing is back link from social media affect ranking stuff.but maximum backlink from social media are no-follow.So how do you treat it?
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  • Profile picture of the author st0necol
    Another lighter plugin than SEOQuake for Chrome lovers out there is, 'iSEO' - This also highlights and helps you check nofollow links instantly as well as OBL per page.

    But from an SEO point-of-view, I think nofollow links are very valuable and they matter just as much as dofollow links do because it makes our campaign looks natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author forumsposter
    i have using Searchstatus add-one its free for Mozilla Fire fox 3.6 version. Another way you can check the view source of a web page and find rel=nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author JobsAllOver
    This definitely got me thinking about where I should be posting my website link. Thanks.