By default all blog software adds “no follow” code to any link in a comment. The theory is that this stops spam. The reality is this does nothing to stop spam, while preventing Google from indexing links to legitimate pages and blogs.
So I’ve joined the U Comment I Follow “movement” – removing the code that keeps Google from indexing links on comments. If you have something worth hearing here, then I’m all for your web site or blog getting a boost on Google. And if what you have to say is spam, your comments aren’t going to make it here anyway.
If you want to join the U Comment I Follow movement, use the information below.
- Get a badge/logo here.
- For WordPress, try the DoFollow plugin.
- For Blogger/Blogspot follow these directions.
- For Movable Type follow these directions.
- For TypePad follow these directions.
I encourage my fellow bloggers to kill nofollow on their blogs – we all benefit from more traffic!
Thanks to Paul Byerly of The Generous Husband for suggesting this!