How To Check Whether A Link Is Nofollow Or Dofollow?

How To Check Whether A Link Is Nofollow Or Dofollow?

In Search engine optimization we often come across the terms like dofollow and nofollow link which are very important SEO terms.

You may have seen many websites sharing dofollow blogs list, dofollow forums list, or dofollow blog. Many SEO beginners do not know about dofollow or nofollow links.

In this article, I will enlighten two bigger concepts of nofollow and dofollow.

nofollow vs dofollow what is the difference

Difference between Nofollow and Dofollow Links?

When a Google bot visit your website it completely analyze your website links, contents etc. While crawling your website/blog Google bots find many links on your website and these links can be of only two types

1- Nofollow links
2- Dofollow links

Dofollow is an HTML property of the tag rel=”dofollow” which tell Search Engine bots to follow this link. Search engine bot visits that page crawls your website and helps to index your site and display the result in search engine via which you get more traffic. While in nofollow tag search engine bot does not follow that link.

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In case a link is not equipped with any such tag, it is considered as 'dofollow'.

By default WordPress and Blogger blogs comment section have nofollow attribute. But both platforms can be made dofollow. In WordPress you can use plugins like Commentluv, keywordluv etc and in blogger you can remove rel=”nofollow” tag from Edit HTML section.

Importance of Dofollow and Nofollow Backlinks?

Dofollow and Nofollow are totally different and opposite to each other and both have their own importance. Dofollow backlinks helps to improve your Page rank and traffic. Nofollow links are not useless. They help you to drive more traffic than dofollow links and helps to improve your Alexa rank.

How To Check Whether a Link Is Dofollow or Nofollow?

For this purpose you need to install Nodofollow Firefox plugin. It is very useful Firefox plugin for SEO.

You can install this plugin for free from this link:


After installing you will get an option in your right click menu of ‘nodofollow’ Just click it. It will show dofollow links with blue color and nofollow links with red color. See the below picture to get an idea how it will look after enabling nodofollow option blue color is showing that the link is dofollow.

nofollow firefox plugin

You should consider paying attention to nofollow, dofollow and other types of backlinks like UGC and Sponsored tags too. As Google and other search engines may use these signals to rank or derank a website or a web-page respectively.

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