I do follow!

Comment links of this blog are now DOFOLLOW!

But what is dofollow?!

When you make a link to another website, it’s possible to specify the nofollow attribute. It tells Google to do not follow the link; it follows it but it won’t give popularity to it. It’s a bad thing, because the major advantage to have a backlink to your website, is that it makes you more popular (at Google’s eyes); which avoids nofollow links.

More external links (dofollow links) there are in a page, more the importance given to them is divided. It’s why most of bloggers don’t give any importance to links of people that comment; to do not reduct importance given to their own links to internal pages.

BUT if a visitor makes a relevant and long comment, it should be right to give him a free backlink, not nofollow link. Lots of people write comment all the time only for that, but it may be a good motivation for people to post comments they wouldn’t have posted else. You must not forget that it’s free content for the website, it’s only an exchange of services.

You must not exagerate, for instance to use an anchor text nickname to increase directly your ranking (e.g. poker texas hold’em), but it may be tolerated, even if many blog editors take it like a lack of respect.

In my case, if someone posts a comment and it’s a relevant comment, I’ll approve it without problem!

If you own a WordPress blog, here is the way to make your comment links dofollow. For Joomla!, if you use !JoomlaComments, it is possible to do a little hack to have dofollow comment links.

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38 thoughts on “I do follow!

  1. Guy Labbé

    not THAT easily … just givign a recompense to people spending like commenting on articles, that’s normal. I don’t plan to become a backlink donator whore

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    I support do follow blogs because 90% of the time a comment is edited and webmaster knows who all are commenting so what is the harm in having a dofollow link. I can understand for twitter, digg like big sites where nothing is manually monitored so it is better for them to have nofollow.

  3. adele

    Hey guys, i also prefer dofollow which needs to be imperative to make your blog more user friendly and viral.

    Nice post ! moreover the title holds my interest. Keep up !

  4. Pankaj

    First of all thank you for sharing this article!
    I was little bit confused about my blog comment links whether make it dofollow or nofollow! Now I’m thinking to make it dofollow!
    Thanks again!

  5. bob

    Most people like nofollow on their blog/website, but G-bot like blog/website that using dofollow. Why ? because G-bot like to discover new data for indexing every day.

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    in fact,search engine will index the no follow links but will not count it as a factor to the rankings but there is still goodness because people may visit from that link,even it is no follow.

    as well,you can use scrapebox to get sites of do follow.

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