Finally, I’ve removed ‘nofollow‘ from comments.
As a blogger, or website owner in general, you want links coming back to your site/blog. Links to your site is one of the major ways to increase your Google ranking. That’s why in the blogosphere, link love is high currency.
If you knew that, then you likely think that each comment you leave on a blog would give you more links to your site or blog. Most often, though, this is not the case. Most blogware has a little piece of code it attaches to outgoing links from comments called a ‘nofollow.’ What does nofollow do, well, it tells Google bots not to follow links off your blog. Hence, no link love and no Google Juice.
So really, nofollow sucks. So bloggers like Ben Yoskovitz, Wendy Piersall, Chris Cree, Andy Beard and Chris Garrett have all seen the light. As has Robert Scoble. Well, I have too. So no more nofollow on dmiracle.com.
This means now that every time you leave a comment on my blog, you’ll get a little more link love to yours. You’ve helped make my blog successful, so it’s the least I can do for you.
Want to join the party? Here are some resources for removing the nofollow attribute from your blog comments.
- Andy Beard has a the definitive resource for nofollow plugins for WordPress.
- Semiologic’s Dofollow is probably the most used plugin for WordPress. Easy install, by the way.
- You can also read Dougal Campbell’s piece on the nofollow.
- MovableType users can check out this post.
I’m looking for resources to remove nofollow from TypePad and Blogger, if it’s possible. Know of any?
So, how do you feel knowing that all your comments (beginning yesterday) will now be full-on link love?ï¿½