Dofollow

Mainly inspired by Chris Pearson I’ve decided to install the dofollow plugin for this site. For those of you not in the know, WordPress automatically adds a rel=”nofollow” to all outbound links in comments, taking away any google juice those links might have otherwise had.

In otherwords, to prevent spammers from benefiting, everyone gets nothing for their comments. The more I think about it, the more I think it’s just an excuse for people to be lazy. Why get rid of spam comments if they aren’t hurting anyone? The point is, I hate spam with a passion, and I don’t plan on ever allowing any spam to come in, so the nofollow tag isn’t doing anything.

In the end, I made the move about two minutes ago and installed dofollow. Leaving a comment at this blog now gets you a link back from a site with a pr of 6. It’s only fair. You’re (hopefully) making a contribution to this site, you should get something in return.

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  1. 1 Chris P.

    This is awesome. I finally fixed my site up for the dofollows as well, although I did it on a MovableType platform.

    You know, I find it interesting that, because of blogs and comment spam, nofollows became widely implemented. On the flipside of the equation, because of blogs and a burgeoning idea of “community,” here we are encouraging dofollows. I hope everyone has enjoyed this 360 degree trip back to where we started!

  2. 2 Jesse

    Wow. I really need to start proofreading my posts better. I had a couple typos…

    That’s an interesting point about the turnaround. Blogs cause the switch to nofollow, and then blogs are causing the slow switch back to removing the nofollow.

  3. 3 Cesar

    Hey, thanks for posting the >yesfollow> icon :) Makes all that time on Photoshop worth it. (i’m a total Photoshop newbie). You know one interesting thing I read about the nofollow tag was that Google and the other search engines designed it as a way to lower overall blog popularity in the search results, but then marketed it to bloggers as a way to fight comment spam. Hmm…

  4. 4 Jesse

    You know one interesting thing I read about the nofollow tag was that Google and the other search engines designed it as a way to lower overall blog popularity in the search results, but then marketed it to bloggers as a way to fight comment spam. Hmm…

    I hadn’t hear that, but it actually makes sense…hm. Doesn’t it make you feel….fooled?

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