Do Follow Links Checking in Firefox-How to Check Dofollow Backlinks

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What is a dofollow link?

Do follow links or backlinks are simply such type of links pointing to your webpage that when Google crawls any page for outgoing links then it gives your website an authority value for that link. If that very same link pointing to your site was no follow then Google would not count that link as a backlik, thus you would not get any point for that link. Checking if a link is do-follow or no follow is essential for your SERP success, whether you get the link from a blog or from a social networking site. There are several Firefox addons that you can get free from the, which helps to highlight all the do follow and no-follow links in a webpage.To install this do follow addons go to and then type nodofollow in the search box.Next, click on the "contine to download".

How to check if a link is do-follow or no-follow?

Before getting a link from a blog, you can check the status of any existing link of that site which will give you the assurance of the links being do follow or not. There are two easy and simple ways of finding if a link is do follow or not. The first method and the easiest one is to download a Firefox add-on, which will automatically let you, check no-follow status of a page. The second method is open a Brower’s source file and search for “no-follow” tag, if not a single “no-follow” tag is found then the links are all do-follow.

Check do-follow links with Firefox add-on

1. The first thing you need to do is to download the Firefox add-on from- SEO for Firefox. There is another similar add-on you may also download from-nofollow add-on. After downloading install it in our computer. This add-on works with Firefox: 2.0 - 3.6.*

2. Now, open your Firefox browser in the right-bottom corner you will see a small SEO bar .if your browser is already open just restart it to take the new add-on take effect on our browser.

3. Open a webpage or a blog with Firefox to check for their link status. In your SEO bar of Firefox right click and then select the “highlight no follow links”. If there are any nofollow links then it will be highlighted with red color-no red-colored link from any comment box links means the site it dofollow.

For SEO and do-follow link checking you can download the other useful Firefox add-on for Link Analysis at-

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Checking Dofollow Links from Source Code

The second method of checking do-follow link is also simple and requires no download of any extension or add-on. You can use this method of any browser- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome.

1. Open any blogs that you want to check for dofollow links and then right click over that page and click “view page source”.

2. When the page source code opens, press “Ctrl”+F.

3. In the Find button on the left-bottom corner type “nofollow”. If there is any no-follow link in that page then it will be highlighted as “no follow”- thus you will know the site offers no follow links only. For details have a loot at the left.

Once you know how to check do follow links, you can make you own do follow backlink list. Unfortunate, most of the popular blog and social bookmarking services opting for no follow in order to control the spammers. Still there are lots of quality sites and blogs giving do follow links with certain conditions-keep searching. Buying do-follow links list is also another good option. After having a list of do-follow backlinks, the only easy way to verify it is by adding a Firefox extension in your browser.

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Anubhav Nanda 3 years ago

Its Great!! Thanks for this addon really useful.....Thanks a lot....

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thuc pham tang ca 4 years ago

thank you for sharing, I am very interested in questions about nofollow and dofollow

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hammad644 4 years ago

Nice article easy to understand how to check for dofollow links. Seo quake is working fine for me.

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moneytoplist 4 years ago

SearchStatus is another good Firefox addon which can highlight nofollow links. It has also many other useful features for SEO marketers.

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fli8uk 5 years ago from Pakistan

thanks for the tips dear one thing i want to know about level 1 commenter and level 6 commenter

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Xstroy 5 years ago from Russia

When the blog Dofollow good commentator, but not always to the author.

Wrote about this in his article about DoFollow as part of the author, and by the columnist.

Article in Russian, but Google translator perfectly convey its content.

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michalk 5 years ago

Thanks for this great article


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andromida 6 years ago Author

Max@I think they have shifted their linking strategy to control spamming contents.Thanks for the info.

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Max Clayne 6 years ago

I just checked GOArticles but I see only NoFollow attribute, I guess they are no longer dofollow.

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andromida 6 years ago Author

@Suzecat-Thank you so much.

@DAM-Normally I use FireFox SEO to check do-follow links and PR of a web page.Thanks for stopping by:)

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megmccormick 6 years ago from Utah

Thanks for the info, I'm so determined to learn how to get good at SEO that I've started a Backlink Blog to force me to learn everything there is about this stuff. I have Firefox for SEO plugins but haven't found the one you described. I know how to click on the one part that turns all the no-follow links red though, so that helps. Onward through the fog!!

Mary 6 years ago

Thank you. This is very helpful. It can be very time consuming to check for do follow. These add ons should help.

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forlan 6 years ago

i see the seo add on but it has not yet reviewed by firefox

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DrumsAcousticMuse 6 years ago from Los Angeles

thanks for the hub! i have the seobook browser right now, but don't feel that i am using it to its full potential yet.

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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great info here. I'm going to bookmark it to reread. Thanks.

Katia 6 years ago

This is another nice site where you can submit do-follow links/bookmarks: Ongobee. They have Adsense revenue earning option attached to bookmarks too at 60/40 split, 60 going to the submitter.

Apply for Va Loan 6 years ago

Thanks for the article. It gave me some good ideas and the firefox add on is great. Article is good for the seo beginner. Thanks again.

Pawn Shop Owner - Ray 6 years ago

The firefox addon is incredible. But my anti-virus blocks it for some reason after a while it says it is a virus. Please be careful.

sa 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing i like the helped me a lot.i was searching for option like this.

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LRobbins 6 years ago from Germany

Thanks for this. I didn't realize the Firefox option, which sounds like a good way to go.

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