So, today we are going to test a bunch of links to see if any of them have a link to our site and whether or not the links are DoFollow.
What is a DoFollow/NoFollow link?
The term NoFollow is meant for links which have the tag rel=”nofollow” set in their HTML anchor tag, this tells a search engine they should not follow and crawl that link, this is obviously not what we want, we want our links to be Dofollow, and we want Google to crawl our site.
If I were to make a link to Google.com that was nofollow it would look something like this: <a href=”http://google.com” rel=”nofollow” >Google!</a>
So when would we check a list of links?
Well, if you are a fan of SEOClerks such as I am, you might have purchased a service which promised to give you 100 DoFollow backlinks, and then they send you a report with all the URLS which now have a link to your website.
Some of these services can be a bit dodgy and you always want to check it your links actually are legit. to do this you would simply copy the links in the report(If the seller provided one), and run it through the Scrapebox DoFollow Tester.
I’ve made a convenient video that shows you how to do this.
In my example I’m using a report from a link building service I bought a few weeks ago for a website I built.
Video Tutorial[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNjtgYWJydc]
The tool used in this video is actually free to download: