You may be wondering if your blog is setup to do-follow, by disabling the nofollow attribute. Or, you may want to comment on a blog but you aren’t sure whether they are do-follow or not.
If you have your own hosted WordPress blog, and you have not installed a plugin to disable nofollow, then chances are very good that your blog is NOT do-follow.
If someone else installed your blog, or you just want to verify that your blog is nofollow, if you are wanting to determine if a blog is do-follow, there are a couple of ways to check.
Remember, do-follow blogs really refer to the comments left on the blog. So you need to check the comments on a post to determine if the blog is using the html nofollow attribute.
The easiest, and quickest way to check do-follow, is by using either the Firefox, or Flock browser and the SEO for Firefox extension.
If you’re not using the Firefox browser, or the Flock browser, I need to ask you why you’re not using one of those browsers? It’s probably just because Microsoft Internet Explorer was installed on your computer and you don’t know what your missing.
The Firefox and Flock browsers are much better than Internet Explorer (IE). If you are doing any sort of social marketing, you really need to check out the Flock browser.
If you are using IE, I’ll explain how to determine if a blog is do-follow or not later on. Right now, let’s talk about using Firefox and Flock.
If you don’t already have it, install the SEO for Firefox extension – get the extension here. It also works on the Flock browser.
After you have installed SEO for Firefox extension, you will see it at the bottom of your browser. You can turn the extension on and off, but clicking the SEO at the bottom of the browser – it toggles on and off.
Now, when the extension is turned on all nofollow links are highlighted with a red background.
So, when you go to a blog, or go to your blog, you can see whether a blog is nofollow or do-follow. Look for a post with comments already posted. Go to those comments, or to the blog post page. If none of your blog posts have comments, you will need to create a comment.
Scroll down to the comments. If you see red background on the comment name, the blog comments are nofollow.
If you are using Internet Explorer, go to a post with comments. When you are on the page with comments. right click your mouse and choose “View Source”. This will open the html code in note pad. Then select search and type in a term in one of the comments, to easily find a comment.
You will see something like the text below. Notice the rel=’external nofollow’, this indicates the blog is no-follow.
<li class=”alt” id=”comment-10″>
June 16th, 2008 2:43 pm
<p>This is a test</p>
If the blog were do-follow it would probably be rel=’external’. Notice the nofollow tag has been removed.
That’s how you determine if a blog is do-follow or not.
An easier way to find Do-Follow blogs related to your blog topic, would be to help me build the Do-Follow Blog Directory 🙂
If you have questions about dofollow versus nofollow blogs, leave comments and I will attempt to answer every one of them.