Recently I started putting together a list of all the forums that allow signature links without having the "nofollow" attribute added. At first this was a freakin' pain staking task, as I'd visit a forum, then open a post, and select 'page source' to see if signature links included the "nofollow" attribute or not. It was time consuming, and I had to scroll through quite a bit of code.
Thankfully, I was pointed in the direction of a far easier method, so I thought I'd share it with the world. So here is a simple guide to identifying links that have the "nofollow" attribute attached.
Firstly, you will need to be using Firefox. If you don't already have it, you can download it here. Believe me, Firefox beats IE hands down.
Now that you're running Firefox, move to stage two. Download the Search Status Firefox SEO plugin from here. Install the plugin (Firefox should do this for you automatically, just follow the onscreen instructions).
Close and restart Firefox (again, Firefox will prompt you). Now the should be a little 'q' symbol (that looks kind of like the '@' symbol) in the bottom right of your Firefox browser. Right click on that and then select "Highlight NoFollow Links". That's all there is to it.
Know all links with the "nofollow" attribute applied will be highlighted in a light red color.
Hat's off to 'NachoNinja' from over at the WickedFire.com forum for pointing me in the direction of this cool SEO plugin.
In other, unrelated news, I suck at Ten Pin Bowling!