Make a Comment, Get Some Link Love

After reading a post on CommunitySpark, I have decided to remove the nofollow attributes from the comments on this blog. I don’t get very many comments on this blog, and I’m hoping this will encourage people to comment a little more.

I am using the Nofollow Case by Case plugin to do this. I have spam under control with the Spam Karma plugin, so allowing non-nofollwed links should not be a problem.

Comment away!


  1. Community Building Blog Said,

    May 4, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Hey thanks for the link – I am glad my article inspired you to remove the nofollow attribute and reward those that take the time to comment on your blog.

    - Martin Reed

  2. Toivo Lainevool Said,

    May 4, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    I think it’s a great idea. The nofollow has obviously failed to stop comment spam, so I don’t see any point in using it any more.

  3. Rambo 4 Said,

    May 24, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

    Google does not care about nofollow…
    Otherwise there would not be as much spam posts on blogs. :-(

  4. Toivo Lainevool Said,

    May 24, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    Actually, Google does pay attention to nofollows. Other search engine are not so strict about it though. Here is an overview from Search Engine Journal.

    Spammer still send spam comments because it’s not worth the effort for them to sort out who and who doesn’t use nofollows. They just spam everybody anyway.

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