I Follow

Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Comments (2) / by kumander / PERMALINK

NoFollow is an HTML attribute that can be attached to a hyperlink. When present this tag effectively tells search engines not to allow the link to get any credit when ranking in their index. It typically looks like this ..

< rel="nofollow" href="http://www.w3.org" >

Google announced in 2005 that links using this tag would also not have an influence on the link target’s PageRank - and MSN and Yahoo followed Google’s lead. The intention was to prevent comment spams from being crawled by its search engine.

The NoFollow link attribute (rel=”nofollow”) was originally created to block search engines from following links in blog comments, due to the amount of blog comment spamming. Problem is, spammers still spam.

To show that i appreciate commenters and supports the Do Follow bloggers.. I turn off "nofollow" attribute on this blog

  • Comments on this blog are made DOFOLLOW for the Google Spiders.
  • Comments are moderated.
  • Spam will not be tolerated.

If youre interested in disabling the NoFollow link attribute, check here on how to.. this one for WordPress, this post is for Blogspot and this post if you’re a Moveable Type user

And for some cool “U Comment, I Follow” badges, check out the blog of Randa Clay and http://blog.blogsthatfollow.com/u-comment-i-follow-badges/

UPDATE: this post is also for disabling the NoFollow link attribute for blogger platform.

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The Eclectic WAHM @ July 27, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Thanks for the info. I was just able to modify my template!

MBA Colleges @ September 7, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Nice one… I also turned my ‘nofollow’ (which is default in Wordpress) off in my comments.

If someone is taking the time to add insightful comments to your blog, then you should be able to give them back something!

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