Browsing a site as an admin, icons are added to external links indicating their nofollow status. Clicking the icons toggles nofollow status via Ajax.
NoFollowr allows an administrator to easily see which external links are granting search-engine benefits upon another site. The administrator can toggle between allowing and disallowing this benefit with a single click. The change is instant and does not require a page reload, making the moderation of external links a breeze.
When logged in as an administrator, green “tick” and red “stop” icons appear next to all external links in a post indicating whether
rel="nofollow" is currently applied to them. Simply click an icon to toggle between these two states and alter the link's nofollow status. This change is applied to your database remotely, without requiring a page reload.
The whole question of whether to use
rel="nofollow" is a hotly debated one, and applying it (or not) across the board is not a good solution. You want to give credit where it is due and reward useful websites but, at the same time, you do not want to reward suspect websites that promote unethical or unscrupulous behaviour. Read more about how
nofollow is extremely important when engaging in activism.
If you are not the sole author of your website or blog it can be very difficult to stay on top of which links are being followed. NoFollowr allows you to easily spot and alter which links receive your love, without spending time going back and forth between your site and the admin area to edit the posts manually.