As bloggers, what do we want? Well, we want traffic and readership. We want readers to engage in conversation through commenting. And we want links back to our blogs.

When I began blogging, I knew commenting on other blogs was important. My comments created interest in my blog, which led to increased traffic, which led to more readers.

I also thought it would lead to more links to my blog. Every day I’d visit and leave comments on anywhere from 12-20 blogs. And each day I’d check for link backs in Technorati and Google Blog Search. But I wasn’t getting any. I didn’t know why. I thought I might be doing something wrong.

It was only later that I learned that almost all blogs don’t reward commenters with link backs. That ticked me off a little bit so I looked into why.

It seems that all blogware – WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, Movable Type, etc – inserts a little piece of code in all outgoing links that come from comments. In an attempt to stop comment spam, this little piece of code tells search engines not to follow and record any outgoing links placed in comments. Essentially it neuters your comments. And, what’s worse, it doesn’t stop comment spam.

So I say, let’s ditch it. Let’s get rid of this little piece of code. And let’s start giving link love to everyone who comments on our blog. Isn’t it the least we can do to thank them for being a part of our conversations?

This little piece of code looks like this rel=”nofollow”. If you haven’t done anything to remove it, you can guarantee it’s still there. With a very little effort, you can remove it from your blog. Below I offer you some simple options:

Very, very easy to remove. You just need to install a plugin. There are many, but I like Kimmo Suominen’s Dofollow. The steps to install are easy:

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip it
  3. Upload it to your WordPress plugins folder on your server (wp-content/plugins/)
  4. Login to your WordPress admin account, go to ‘Plugins’ and activate it.
  5. That’s it. No more rel=”nofollow”

BetaBlogger has the details of how to remove rel=”nofollow” from Googles Blogger.

I’ve searched and been asking around – nothing yet. Will update if I find something. UPDATE: After a bit of investigation, it appears that removing rel=”nofollow” from TypePad is a bit more involved – requiring some coding. If anyone has a post about the process, I’d love to know about it.
Movable Type
Found one post from someone who tried to disable nofollow and eventually got nowhere.

If you use WordPress, it’s easy. So what are you waiting for? Remove that nofollow. Because don’t you think it’s time you give your commenters a little more link love?

Reader Interactions


  1. Andy Beard says

    Karin H. it is hard to cover every topic I discuss on my blog in the comments section of another, no matter how much I try.

    Followable links in comments are also picked up by search engines and Technorati, though you can nudge Technorati by pinging the individual blog posts too.
    You only need one link per 6 months for Technorati, as Technorati rank is based on number of blogs over 6 months.

    I have probably written enough about nofollow to have a whole ebook on the subject, and it is all licensed under GPL (though the badge isn’t showing correct.. so much to fix with new theme)

  2. Karin Karin H. says

    Hi Dawud

    You overlooked one ‘link-loving-gift’ you do offer to commentators, which does show on technocaty and the likes:
    The Top Commentators list on your blog 😉

  3. Dawud Miracle says

    Karin H.,

    From what I found about TypePad it did seem that they are quite proud of the nofollow attribute. Oh well. I talked to Mike Sansone and he’s going to take nofollow out of Converstation – a TypePad site – over the weekend. Perhaps I can get him to post something on it.


    Hey, I think that’s a great idea – an ebook about nofollow.

    Seriously, thanks for all your efforts on this topic. I enjoy your blog and I’m certainly glad that you cover this nofollow issue so well. Thanks.


    I just looked at your code – I can verify that there is no-nofollow. So it’s working. Spread the word…

    By the way, great graphic on your post about nofollow.

  4. Dawud Miracle says

    Karin H.,

    Yeah, I know. I’ve really been thinking about what a conversation with Andy Beard on InstigatorBlog about now sidebar links have been devalued by search engines. He says:

    What you have done effectively is devalued the benefit of the links in the comments by a considerable amount multiplied by the fact that the top commenters links are on all your duplicate content pages, along with your blog roll.

    Sidebar links are devalued by search engines and also don’t benefit from having relevant content around them.

  5. Karin Karin H. says

    Hi Dawud

    To be honest, I had to read his comment post three times before I understood 😉 (Must be my English)

    I didn’t know about devaluating, only noticed my blog’s increase of ‘blog links to this blog’ on Technocrati since more and mor blogs I comment on frequently have added The Top List on their blogs. And noticed as in: oh, nice – but still think the contents of my blog(s) should be the ‘driving’ force of amount of visitors and readers.

    (And when you have the ‘correct’ keywords in one of your posts, the number of visitors can rocket – as I have noticed this week after posting about Dragon’s Den and the Standby Saver, – wow, that must indeed become a popular device 😉 – but that are just google results, not real ‘readers’)

    Think I will try to find out more about typepad “dofollow”, know typepad is ‘proud’ to be one of the no-follow promoters.

  6. David Paul Robinson says

    Great tip. Lots of little-guy blogs would benefit from letting their comments be search engine follow-able. I’m going to make the same change on my site so anyone who cares for a link should come and comment.

  7. claine says

    yup, what you said is right. somehow leaving comments really get other readers interested. 🙂
    and i’ve done what you said already, i read betablogger 4 dummies and that’s where I first saw that tip… thanks 🙂

  8. Andy Beard says

    Spend a little time on it, take lots of screenshots of how you do it, include the instructions from Typepad support as an introduction and I guarantee you some links 🙂

    If Mike does the same I will include you both 😉

  9. Karin Karin H. says

    Dear Andy

    I wasn’t blaming you, it was my (sometimes lack of) English – not my native language. Glad I got want you meant in the end (and also everything from your latest link).
    Asked typepad about how to remove no-follow, received a nice message back from them, but have to find time now to check their suggestions out (if I can work it out, that is).

  10. Karin Karin H. says

    Update on typepad no-follow.

    ‘Followed’ their advice and converted on of my blogs to ‘Advanced Templates’ (safe to do, original is cloned and still available should things go pear-shaped).

    Looking forward to see how Mike Sansone will be doing with his typepad, so I can follow his lead and change, add, create the necessary template (am running out of time today to give it a try myself, coding takes time and needs to be done with a clear head!)

  11. Lars-Christian says

    Well said Dawud, and as I’m sure you’ll know I absolutely agree with you on this one. I don’t see a good reason for the nofollow to exist in comments, because if my opinion if a comment is good enough to be displayed on my blog, it deserves what little SE recognition it can get from it as well.

  12. Dawud Miracle says


    Neither do I. I, too, feel that a good comment should ‘reward’ the commenter. Seems to me this would be a part of the openness and sharing of the blogosphere.

    Let’s keep spreading the message. And thanks for you comment.

  13. Dawud Miracle says

    Karin H.,

    I’ve been playing with TypePad a bunch too. I see that it’s possible to remove nofollow – but it’s nowhere near as easy as with WordPress. I’m working on a tutorial, but right now it’s a bit too long.

  14. Dennis Stevens says


    Her is what some thoughtful bloggers on Typepad do to address the nofollow issue. They post a weekly summary of people who have made substantial comments on their blog. Not only does this provide the link back, it also acknowledges the contribution made in a very personal way. I was warm and fuzzy inside for a day and a half with David Anderson at acknowledged my post and included a link to my blog.

  15. Dawud Miracle says


    Thanks. I’ve actually gone through the process of removing nofollow from TypePad. I even documented it and took plenty of screenshots for a post. But it’s pretty complicated, really. And the post would be quite long. Not sure what I’ll do with it. Perhaps a video on YouTube???

  16. Karin Karin H. says

    Dennis, what a simple and straightforward idea! Thanks for that, will keep that in mind until someone shows, tells, teach me how to remove the nofollow

    (Have too much on my desk at the moment to dive into solving the ‘problem’ myself, but acknowledging my dear conversationalist once a week is a great step in that direction already).

  17. Dawud Miracle says

    Karin H.,

    As I mentioned above, I’ve managed to remove nofollow in my TypePad blog (just used for testing). It’s just about 30 steps – more than half of which involve small recoding on a number of TypePad modules. I’ve yet to figure out an effective way to share. I’m considering a screencast.

  18. Mike says

    Excellent article. As a relatively new blogger I must admit the nofollow setting was something I was unfortunately unaware of, as sure many others are as well. I downloaded the WP plugin and activated it immediately 🙂

  19. Gayla McCord says

    Thanks Dawud ~ I feel so much more, well, generous now. Who knew I was being so darned stingy?

    Thanks again to you and David for pointing out the errors of my ways.

  20. Dawud Miracle says


    Thanks for the tip.

    I have actually removed the rel=nofollow attribute in TypePad, so I know how to do it.

    But it’s not simple nor straight-forward. Many steps, understanding TypePad’s template system and come minor coding – many times over.

    What I’ve not found is a way to post a simple tutorial about how to do it. Maybe John has an easy way – though I’m not sure an easy way is possible.

  21. Dawud Miracle says


    This is awesome. I thought I had it until I saw you post this morning. I didn’t get this piece on the hack I was working on. So thanks.

    I’ll do a post on your post this weekend or Monday.

  22. manisha says

    I loved this no sooner I added this feature on my blog I could see my linkl appear on other blogs too. I am really grateful to you for this tip. Thanks

  23. Matt Keegan says

    I installed the plug-in yesterday and am reaping the rewards of “do follow” today. Feel free to leave intelligent comments on The Article Writer whenever you want.

  24. Dawud Miracle says


    No, not at all. With Hey Google, Follow Me I was announcing that I removed nofollow and why.

    This post was about creating a movement and inviting other bloggers to do the same. That’s what’s happening.

    Thanks for asking. What’s your sense of removing nofollow?

  25. Melissa says

    Thank you for bringing bloggers’ attention to this issue, and for describing the steps to fix it so clearly. I’ve added the WordPress plugin to my blog.

  26. Dawud Miracle says


    Welcome. Glad to see you’ve joined us. Be sure to let all your commenters and readers know they’ll get link love from comments.

    And please, pass the word.

  27. Unluler says

    Its really nice to see a blogger reply each comment one by one. Congratulations on your dofollow. I wish I had time to set up a personal blog. I believe dofollow keeps the blogs moderated all the time.


    you have most of your wp-content listed on google. check it by making a search with “site:

    you need to block them with robots.txt

  28. Dawud Miracle says


    Thanks. I’m here for the conversation and relationships. Traffic’s nice, but the interaction with people is far nicer.

    I thought I’d blocked the wp-content from bots. I’ll have to revisit that. Thanks for bringing it up.

  29. Andy Beard says

    Maybe you should ask Google to first of all correct the reporting of supplemental results, and also read what Matt Cutts has said on SEOmoz, it was enough to get Rand to offer an apology.

    I have close to 7000 pages reported as being cached, and 8 supplemental on a PR5 blog.

    SEOmoz has 10x the number of links compared to me, but less pages indexed, but is reporting 2000+ pages supplemental.

    They are a PR7 domain

    Something is very broken with supplemental results reporting.

    I don’t block off any duplicate content with robots.txt or changes in the meta, but then neither does Matt Cutts

  30. Ünlüler says

    I found a more serious problem: You need to make a search for “ *** -view” on google!

    you have lots of supplementals! You need to block /category/ and archive pages on robots.txt as well. Those are very nice pages with good info, they should not be on the supplementals. When you remove the duplicate content from google, they will be released from supplementals.

  31. Grumpycoder says

    I totally agree with this perspective. I think the nofollow is one of the worst things to happen to the internet atm. All it does is create information islands and a ‘defend my turf/pagerank’ attitude.

  32. Dawud Miracle says


    Yeah, exactly. And that seems to be so contradictory of the blogosphere – where it’s all about linking and sharing. That’s why I’ve gotten behind this movement.

  33. MichelleVan says

    Thanks, I downloaded the plugin this morning and installed. I appreciate learning new things from you as I’m a beginner at this stuff!

  34. Kral Oyunlar says

    I think you should install the the plugin that disables you from pinging your own posts. If you already link to them in the article, there is no need to show them in the trackbacks.

  35. Dawud Miracle says


    You know, that’s a great idea. Something on my todo list that I just haven’t gotten too. But I know it’s an easy install so I think I’ll move it up on my list. I’m also going to separate comments from trackbacks. Thank you.

  36. Kalamaf says

    I added the plugins and I follow badge to my blogs recently too, it’s a such a great (and free!)way to generate traffic for everyone.

  37. Amy says

    Yeah, I know that linking to people has always been a good way to pay people back for taking the time to comment on your thoughts. I used to use a plugin to do that, but the dofollow is much nicer.

  38. Dojo says

    I was shocked tonight to realize my blog had the nofollow attribute. And I am totally against this. Fortunately I ran into this blog and learnt about the plugin that would allow me to really thank my contributors for their awesome content.

    “You comment .. I follow” .. let’s be more and more in this “movement” and learn to reward good content once again. Excellent article.

  39. Paul Bradish says

    I’ve joined the DO FOLLOW movement as well. I have certainly noticed not only a spike in reader comments but overall blog growth as well. This is definately the #1 way to give something back to your blog friends.

  40. Dawud Miracle says

    mansi, lukadium, Paul & Jerry,
    Great to have you each on board with DO FOLLOW. Spread the word and let your readers – and other bloggers – know. It’s time nofollow is removed from blogs.

  41. Jerry Waxler says

    If you turn off nofollow, do you think it’s appropriate to be a little more restrictive about what comments you permit? I don’t want to get in trouble with bloggers, and yet I also want to make sure the comments add value to my site.

  42. Dawud Miracle says

    IMO, it’s your blog. I think the comments you allow are fully up to you. I’ve found, at least with my clients, that having a commenting policy is helpful. It, at the very least, establishes parameters. Of course, I don’t have one – but I will soon.

  43. Zane Dickens says

    I use the Link-Love plugin – but I set the limit very low to two comments. I just feel better that way, keeps spam to a minimum (not a problem really on my site for some reason.) and it rewards regular commentators rather than people dropping single quick-fire comments and never coming back…

  44. bLuefRogX says

    Its a nice concept, but it also leads to increased ’spam’ with comments like ‘Good Job’ or ‘Nice blog’ that are not actually relevant to the post, but are just there because the poster saw a ‘DoFollow’ badge on the blog and wanted a backlink.

    I suppose you could call this a double edged sword, it’d definitely get your more comments, but also increase your moderation work.

  45. Dawud Miracle says

    seo expert,
    I just want to track where links are going and originating from.

    I’ll keep that in mind, thanks.

    Somewhat true. The only increase I’ve seen from removing no-follow that I can contribute with certainty to it are those spammers who are targeting the lists of do-followers out there.

    But for me, I’d rather have the conversation be as easy as possible for people. So I don’t mind the bit of extra work – if any.

  46. Guru says

    I really think we all need to pass on PR value, at least to the commenters on your blog. I don’t see the point behind no follow, ofcourse when someone spams you for back links, that sucks, but when you have a spam blocking plug in, then i simply don’t see the need for no follow at all.

    Cheers ..

  47. paulette says

    I am very grateful that you appreciate the comments from your commenters. Like bloggers, commenters too are overwhelmed when they are being appreciated.

  48. Dawud Miracle says

    I hear you. Nofollow goes against the fabric of blogging.

    I’m here for you. I blog for you. That’s just what I do. And do I benefit? Certainly. But only because of you.

  49. lei says

    In my opinion blogging is a socialand interactive. Backlink is like a reference of who took time to read your blog for a second and maybe it is very appreciated if you give back link as a token for giving attention to your blog.

  50. oyun says

    This is great, Dawud. Do you mind if I copy it, or if you post it, on The Business Oasis for all the bloggers in there?

  51. Dawud Miracle says

    Better to put a link in the Oasis and encourage people to view the post on my site. You’re welcome to write a synopsis, but I’d prefer that it not be copied.

    And thanks for the suggestion.

  52. Rom @ PR4 Link Directory says

    We should also be thanking you for the time you have put into your blog and the useful info you have been providing your readers.

    I haven’t been here a long time. Seeing how well some of your articles were written made me want to be a part of your blog.

    Thanks buddy 😉

  53. Simlock vrij maken says

    It doesn’t make any sense to me if my comment has been followed or not. If I can comment is enough for me, because some times the spam filter is filtering my comments and I hate that when it is an useful comment.

  54. Timous says

    The problem with comment spam is that most of the spammers don’t know about “nofollow” or don’t look for it when they spam. If people want a backlink, just post a quality comment.

  55. Customized Websites says

    Great attitude, and I can see you obviously get a good increase in visitors as a result. You’ve inspired me to follow your lead.

  56. youtube says

    Thanks for very interesting article.I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. It’s interesting to read ideas, makes you think more.

  57. ??????? ????? says

    In my opinion blogging is a socialand interactive. Backlink is like a reference of who took time to read your blog for a second and maybe it is very appreciated if you give back link as a token for giving attention to your blog.

  58. izlekop says

    I know that linking to people has always been a good way to pay people back for taking the time to comment on your thoughts. I used to use a plugin to do that, but the dofollow is much nicer.

  59. izlekop says

    As mentioned, URL and URLConnection rely on protocol handlers which must be present, otherwise an Exception is thrown. This is the major difference with URIs which only identify resources, and therefore don’t need to have access to the protocol handler. So, while it is possible to create an URI with any kind of protocol scheme (e.g. myproto://myhost.mydomain/resource/), a similar URL will try to instantiate the handler for the specified protocol, if it doesn’t exist an exception will be thrown.

  60. sohbet says

    I know that linking to people has always been a good way to pay people back for taking the time to comment on your thoughts. I used to use a plugin to do that, but the dofollow is much nicer.

  61. sava? oyunlar? says

    ? have followed your writing for a long time.really you have given very successful information.
    In spite of my english trouale,I am trying to read and understand your writing.
    And ? am following frequently.I hope that you will be with us together with much more scharings.
    I hope that your success will go on.

  62. The.Deal.Guy says

    Great post and I very much agree with you. That’s why I’m here. Link building is definitely important, but nurturing the blogosphere as it’s called is definitely important as well!!

  63. seothaithai says

    Glad to see that lots of people share my same interests and thoughts on gaming.Great Blog. I will continue reading it in the future. Nice layout too.

  64. oyunla says

    Great post and I very much agree with you. That’s why I’m here. Link building is definitely important, but nurturing the blogosphere as it’s called is definitely important as well!!

  65. Cazare in Bucuresti says

    The problem with do-follow is people will spam. If a blog is good enough then the blog owner won’t need to have do-follow because people will comment to put their point of view accross, not to gain a back link.

    The BBC is a perfect example of this. There are no links in the forums and blogs, yet they have many users.

    However, when a blog is starting and it wants to get a upper hand, their is no harm in attracting people who want do-follow links, because some will become hooked, so even if you change to no-follow, people will still comment.

  66. movers says

    I think follow links are good idea for new blogs, because people will keep coming back. Recently I changed my blogs to “follow” and my traffic is doubled.

  67. Jack Balontang says

    I’ve removing no follow tag on my new blog, but most people doesn’t leave their comment yet, because it’s PR0.

    It comes to question, is PR the indication of how worthy the blog to be commented?

  68. sherone says

    Great post, Dawud

    Dofollow hunters suck and are pretty easy to spot. You’ll see a new visitor popping in via an online dofollow blog spam list of some sort, followed by a comment from someone named ‘Profesional SEO company’ -which is a pretty weird name, even for a misspelling-, leaving a comment that barely says anything… Yuck!

    It’s stupid not to mention your URL when you’re commenting on a blog while you’re building links, but it’s even more stupid to just drop your link because you’re building links…

  69. Do Follow says

    I also support do follow,indeed you’ll get more spammy comments but nofollow blogs are spammed too.Using Askimet and WP-SpamFree plugins should solve most of spam problems.

  70. tatil says

    I think follow links are good idea for new blogs, because people will keep coming back. Recently I changed my blogs to “follow” and my traffic is doubled.

  71. Fuzu says

    Ooh dang i just typed a long comment and as soon as i hit reply it come up blank! Please tell me it worked right? I dont want to write it again if i do not have to! Either the blog bugged out or i am just stuipd, the second option doesnt surprise me lol.

  72. Zenmed says

    Yes, many webmasters are using nofollow tags and that’s the main reason why their site is visited only once and a while, but others who has do follow comments have huge list of commenter. I am writing only comments for good articles and blogs, like yours.

  73. Darba pied?v?jumi says

    Thanks for doing good job by helping your readers! 🙂
    If blogger puts a noffolow tah to his comments it is the same thing as disable comments at all.

  74. T?ls?m says

    Now a days its very hard to find blogs without nofollow tags, and this will really helpful for blog owners to add quality links to their blogs.

  75. slabire says

    I also think follow links are good idea for new blogs. People will keep coming back. Recently I changed my blogs to “follow” and my traffic is doubled.

  76. Denver Window Cleaning says

    Excellent idea. Only, it’s just a matter of time before your blog is discovered by spammers who will litter your comments sections with links! @slabire, your traffic is doubled because the spammers are crawling the internet looking for blogs that have “no follow” disabled.

    Before you get mad and delete my comment as spam simply because of my name “denver window cleaning” just realize that my comment is probably the MOST valuable to this whole discussion! And I appreciate the link love you will be sending to a company I’m affiliated with. By the way, I found this blog by searching for “followed blog links” or something like that. Obviously a post like this came up!

  77. giydirme oyunlar? says

    my opinion no follow very important plugin for blog but I’m going to remove “nofollow” from my all blogs as well…!

  78. Juli Burroughs says

    So I’m confused, is it a plugin for wordpress blogs? Or do I need to have some type of web developer experience to figure this out?

  79. network marketing blog says

    I’m really curious why bloggers tend to put nofollow in ther comments area. I guess they all want the PR Juice only for their site. But giving your blog a dofollow comment are will increase your traffic and not really needing that PR page.

  80. welfare says

    @network marketing blog…it’s because people use certain tools to spam their blogs. However, it looks like this blog owner has discovered how to keep his blog clean from all the porn spam!! @Juli Burroughs, I don’t understand what you’re asking!

  81. Mrs C says

    The follow/nofollow debate seems to have recently kicked off here in the UK for bloggers, so just doings some background reading and research. Seems work arounds are there for many of the blogging platforms, but not so with Typepad comments, even after all these years, unless I’m missing them somewhere…


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