Easily highlight nofollow links in Firefox

If you are a blogger (or if you read blogs at least), you most likely know what nofollow is (if not, read this article from Wikipedia).

Also, if you are a blogger you’re most likely interested to get as many links as you can, but avoid nofollow links (why? because they simply don’t count for search engines – yes, I know this is different for various search engines, but big G doesn’t care about them).

Comment with nofollow links highlighted

What you need in this case, is this little script to highlight links (it colors them in pink, but can be easily modified if you know a bit of CSS).

What you need in order to use this script is Firefox with Greasemonkey extension – both very easy to install.

After this, just install this little script: nofollowhighlight.user.js (1KB)

If you want to highlight the links in a different color (or add another styling, go to Greasemonkey options (right click on the monkey head from the taskbar), select Manage user scripts, there select Nofollow highlight and click on the Edit button.

This will edit the file in your text editor. What you need to change there is this line:

theStyle += "background-color: pink";

You can change for example this into theStyle += "text-decoration:line-through;"; – this will make the nofollow links have a strike through. It simply depends on what you like best.

The script is based on Gareth Simpson’s first version.

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  1. Aerik says:

    It’s more useful to install Stylish and go to userstyles.org and look for link highlighters, or create your own. The CSS is pretty simple.

    [rel*="nofollow"] {
    background-color: pink !important;
    text-decoration: line-through !important;
    border: 1px dashed grey;

    ... on July 31st, 2007
  2. interview paper king says:

    I just installed firefox and i am grateful to you for posting about the helpful script for firefox.

    ... on April 27th, 2008
  3. Dan says:

    Thanks for this. Just what I needed. Other addons I found had other features included which I didn’t want. This lets you customize it exactly how you prefer. Cheers!

    ... on July 13th, 2008
  4. Ted says:

    Thanks Indy. SEOQuake has also such feature (strikethrough).

    ... on September 2nd, 2008
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  7. Dagu says:

    Thanks for the script!

    ... on February 4th, 2009
  8. benwaynet says:

    Thanks for the link, I don’t currently have greasemonkey installed, but I’ll give it a try for this script.

    ... on February 7th, 2009
  9. RIP666 says:

    thanks for the script…this is realy help

    ... on March 17th, 2009
  10. Kate says:

    Nice that you posted this and all, but you might want to turn off nofollow yourself if you’re going to preach about it. Sorry, pet peeve of mine!

    ... on March 23rd, 2009
  11. lg says:

    Thanks for posting this solution. Updating the profile manually makes me a bit nervous. This solution is much better and easier to uninstall if needed.


    ... on March 24th, 2009
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  13. lerry says:

    thanks for solutions

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    What a wonderfull article..

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    ... on June 25th, 2009
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    thanks for the tips

    ... on December 21st, 2009
  21. rob says:

    Thanks for the helpfull installation guide! Much obliged.

    ... on February 12th, 2010
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    thanx for the script , God bless you

    ... on September 27th, 2010
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  26. James @ Sweet Text Messages says:

    What a great tip.

    I’ve now got the nofollow links highlighted.


    ... on February 27th, 2011
  27. Anunturi says:

    Nice tip.
    Thank you
    First search after highlight and solved my problem.

    ... on April 5th, 2011
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    I could not download the addon to operate.
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