Which tool is better to find no-do follow backlinks?

Hello mate,

I am new to SEO and would like to know more. Could you tell me which tool is better to find out no-do follow backlinks? Please let me know.


https://www.searchenginegenie.com/nofollow-checker-tool.php and google analytics are the best tools

Google, really. There are a lot of articles with huge lists of forums or blogs that allow DoFollow comments. For example that’s how I found sitepoint (with the search “dofollow forums list”).

Interesting, because Sitepoint forums mark all liniks as nofollow and have a zero tolerance policy on spam posting and link dropping.
I believe such lists may be very unreliable.


Indeed. I was just going to say the same thing. I’ve been a member here for over five years, and the nofollow policy was in place long before I joined. I’ve actually contacted several people who have published similar lists including SitePoint, and asked them to correct their information. None has, which says that the folk who peddle this kind of nonsense are only interested in getting visitors for themselves, not in providing accurate information.


Is there any special sign to find out no do follow?

I think we need to clarify exactly what you are asking about.
What is a “no do follow” link?

There are ordinary links, like <a href="http://www.example.com">Anchor text</a>
Which will be followed by robots by default and may pass Page Rank.

And there are links marked as “nofollow” like <a href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow">Anchor text</a>
These will not be followed by (conforming) robots and will not pass Page Rank, like the links you may find on this forum don’t, if you look at the source.

There is no “do follow” link, and no “no do follow links”.
There are just plain links and “nofollow” links.


Thank you for your guidance. I will follow the rules to find out no do follow.

Some good Chrome extension around also which is what I favour @arnold_rasel I use the one below which puts a red box around no follow links but I think you can change the appearance also


@arnold_rasel You’re asking about tools you can use to identify whether a link is dofollow or nofollow, right? In that case, looking at the source is always a safe bet, like others have mentioned. If you want something a little quicker though, I use Link Parser and it works really well, nice and simple: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/linkparser/
Pretty sure they do one for Chrome as well.

Keep in mind that tools that look for rel nofollow as a link attribute only will miss pages that use the meta tag

<meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />


instructed search engines not to follow (i.e., crawl) any outgoing links on the page.


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I appreciate! However, I installed SEO quake. How is this one?

Is link parser for free or paid tool?

@fisheron27 provided a link for you. Surely you can follow that and find the answer for yourself?

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That’s a good tool @arnold_rasel, just bare in mind that it’s not just about getting do follow links, some of the biggest websites out there will not give you a follow link but I personally believe that no follow links help also, remember that these links will still send referral traffic to your site so it’s not just about how much organic traffic you get, referrals can send you plenty of traffic also and help build up your brand… best of luck :slight_smile:

okey! I am going to try there. lol

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