Easy way to highlight ‘nofollow’ links

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).

Screen shotClose 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!

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7 Responses to “Easy way to highlight ‘nofollow’ links”

  1. pretty sweet plugin – because it allows firefox to collect stats for alexa as well. alexa doesn’t have a formal plugin for firefox, and this will act as if you had installed it for firefox.
    -mike

  2. swollenpickles says:

    Alexa released the Alexa toolbar for Firefox late last week. I’m running it now, with the agloco viewbar and it’s all running nicely.

  3. Great article!

    I found this extremely helpful

  4. swollenpickles says:

    Thanks Bryan

  5. Dave Dragon says:

    Looks like I’m downloading Firefox now.

    Thanks again for another great tip!

  6. Susie says:

    What an awesome plugin…thanks for this post and your list of forum sigs. Very helpful and a great time saver!

  7. Super sweet!!! Thanks for the plugin I’ve added this article to Digg

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