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Verify "NoFollow Attributes in External Links" reported by our site auditor
Verify "NoFollow Attributes in External Links" reported by our site auditor

Verify what our site auditor reports using your browser's developer tools to find all the NoFollow external links within a page.

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Written by David Diaz
Updated over a week ago

Site Auditor is available as a paid add-on in accounts created before November 2023. For more information please reach out to our friendly support team.

If our site auditor has reported one or multiple NoFollow external links on one of your pages, you can easily verify this directly on your website with the following instructions.

How to find NoFollow Attributes in External Links on your website

Navigate to the SEO --> Site Auditor dashboard module. Click "NoFollow Attributes in External Links" to see more information about which URLs have been reported with this warning.

The dashboard will show you a list of pages containing this issue, along with the NoFollow link URLs found on each page. Copy the link URL, then click the page URL (colored in grey) to open it in a new tab.

Once the new page has opened, open your web browser's developer tools by right-clicking and selecting "Inspect". Alternatively, press Command+Option+C (Mac) or Control+Shift+C (Windows, Linux, Chrome OS).

The developer tools will open on the right or bottom of your screen. Select the “Elements” tab. 

Press Control+F to open the search bar and paste the image link URL.

All the way to the right of the search bar, you will find the count of found matches. Use the arrow next to it to find where all of the NoFollow external links are placed within the code.

Look for the rel="nofollow" attribute in the line of code you've found (it is usually located at the beginning of it).

If you've looked for this attribute across all the found matches and do not find it on your page, reach out to our customer support team for assistance.

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