Yesterday I posted a list of do follow blogs in the writing niche that you can comment on. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have decided to show you how to tell if a blog is do follow or no follow. It would be a big waste of time if your SEO efforts see you commenting on high ranking blogs with no follow link tags.
I will show you four ways of getting this done:
First Approach: SEOMoz Toolbar
Ever heard of SEOMoz? The premier search engine optimization company has produced a toolbar called mozBar. SEOmoz has produced and offers a very powerful free SEO toolbar for Firefox called mozBar.
A careful looks at the options available reveals a tiny “No follow” button. When pressed, all no follow links you stumble upon while browsing will be highlighted in red. How can this help your in your search for no follow blogs? Simply scroll down to comments in your target blog, and if they are highlighted in red, then you can tell the blog owner is stingy with link love.
Till date, I find this the easiest way to tell if a particular blog is no follow or not.
Second Approach: Check Page Source
This is the oldest and surest way to check for no follow links.
1. Select and copy the anchor text, of a comment, then right-click on your target blog and click ‘View Page Source.’
2. Use the Ctrl+F command to open the search tab
3. Paste the anchor text you copied in step 1 into the search tab and search
4. The result will be displayed with a blue background
5. If you find anything like “rel=”nofollow”>” around the result, then the link is a no follow link
Third Approach: Google Search Engine
What if there were a search query you could use on google to retrieve results of do follow blogs by niche? I have two sample queries here for you:
“KEYWORD HERE” “powered by WordPress” “leave a comment” -”no comments”
“KEYWORD HERE” “Remember my personal information” “Notify me of follow-up comments”
Simply replace your keyword in the “KEYWORD HERE” section and enter this query into Google to find hundreds or most likely thousands of do follow blogs waiting for your comments.
Kindly note that there is no guarantee that the blogs that will come up after the search will be do follow. What you can be certain of is that by targetting those special phrases associated with do follow blogs, you would have eliminated most no follow blogs from your search result.
Fourth Approach: Do Follow Search Engine
If you would like to use a simpler search query to get do follow blog links, then try the do follow search engine by Inline SEO. Note that you can further refine the searches by keyword to narrow down results to niche categories.