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SEO: DoFollow Plugin for WordPress & Firefox Plugins NoDoFollow

SEO: DoFollow Plugin for WordPress & Firefox Plugins NoDoFollow

I think everyone who watched reSTARt, was intrigued with Lawrence Chan’s SEO tips.  I continuously watch his segment over & over again.  Although I’m far from being an expert, I wanted to share the advice I’ve already implemented.


1.  It’s important to have a blog.  Blogs make you more Search Engine Findable, especially if you still have a flash website.  Although I started off with a free wordpress blog to see if I liked it, it is also important to upgrade your blog with a unique URL (& unique from your current wedding website).  You can upgrade direct from wordpress for $99 per year ~or~ you can host your wordpress blog independently.  I host my blog with NFO SERVERS for less than $3 per month!  It’s super easy to auto install wordpress!
Another reason to upgrade your free blog:  All of your links are “no follow” & the only way to change that is by adding Plugins (and you can’t add plugins to a free blog).  Bottom line:  No Google Juice for you or anyone you link back to 🙁

2. Once your WordPress blog is upgraded, you can now add “plugins” (YAY)!  The first one I recommend downloading is http://www.semiologic.com/software/dofollow/ This plugin will benefit you in two ways: 1) every link that you post within your blog will receive positive “google juice”. 2)  Everyone who posts a comment on your blog (that uses their URL as their ID) will receive “google juice”, giving them more incentive to comment on your posts regularly (and making you look good in the process) 🙂

3. Now that your links are YES FOLLOW {lol} you’ll have to set your comments to post only after you have approved them.  In wordpress click SETTINGS—->DISCUSSION  and all the way at the bottom it will say BEFORE A COMMENT APPEARS…. check both boxes for that section.  If you don’t check these two boxes, spammers WILL FIND YOU {major lol} and will comment on your post hoping to benefit from your google juice….. and as Lawrence Chan stated; if you link back to URL’s that are known for spam, it can negatively effect your own Page Rank.



YAY!  The hard part is now over!  I came across a Firefox Plugin called “NoDoFollow“.  After you install it, it will color code all the DOfollow links in PURPLE and all the NOfollow links in PINK.  I LOVE IT!  It shows that links posted within facebook are NOfollow….. I suppose if facebook allowed a link back, they wouldn’t have the fabulous page rank that they have?

Purple: Google Juice

Pink: No Follow 🙁

If you want to know what your current page rank is, visit:  http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php


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14 responses to “SEO: DoFollow Plugin for WordPress & Firefox Plugins NoDoFollow”

  1. This is wonderful Jamie! So well written and easy to understand – I wish I had read this when I first started my blog. I have now installed the “remove nofoloow” plugin and it works perfectly! Thank you for posting this!

    BTW, for apple users, you can install the “NoFollow for Safari 1.0” FREE here:

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/NoFollow-for-Safari-Download-204196.html .

    Once this extension is added to your Safari browser you will automatically see “nofollow” links highlighted. Makes it very easy to see which blogs/wesbites are “follow” or “nofollow”.

    And definitely agree on making sure that no comments can be posted to your blog without being approved by you. This is the key that makes the whole process work 🙂

  2. Jenna Leigh says:

    LOVE this! Great advice and good for us to follow, learn, and implement!

  3. Yasmin Sarai says:

    Great tips! This will be super helpful once I figure my blog out! Definitely bookmarking this post!

  4. Good luck on your SEO adventure, Jamie!

  5. Hannah says:

    Super easy to follow! Thanks!

  6. Alaina Bos says:

    Great tips 🙂

  7. Rebecca Anne says:

    Awesome post! Downloading that plugin for my browser now!

  8. Great post, I have to take care of the NoFollow stat! One other tip, use “anchor text”… this is where you use the subject/keyword for the content you are linking to. For example, I use Wedding Photographer as my anchor text quite often when linking back to my page, this identifies/helps the google bots in identifying content. Again, this is just one small part in google’s algorithm. There’s a better explanation on SEOMOZ here: http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/anchor-text

  9. Amanda says:

    Great post! Thanks for helping us all!

  10. Oh, thank you for the info.

  11. I really like it when people come together and share views.
    Great site, keep it up!

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