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To use or not to use “nofollow”

Well, today I found my blog is not using “nofollow” on links for comments! What a heaven for spammers but too bad I always check all comments manually one by one, even I know it takes time ;)

Thought about putting “nofollow” back into the code but I think it can be considered as a good incentive for readers to post a comment. Anyway scriptbloggers is a pagerank 4 blog with all original content with no ads on it and my previous experiences showed that links from it are highly effective in term of SEO, even not to mention its fare traffic and loyal readers.

I’m even thinking of putting the 5 recent commenters on the main page but not for now as it needs more investigation.

Let’s see how it goes.

Cheers,

Soroush

5 comments

5 Comments so far

  1. marcel December 5th, 2007 6:08 pm

    They are not paying us to help them do this… So why bother ?

    And PR is worthless.

  2. soroush December 5th, 2007 9:32 pm

    Who is not paying who ? LOL
    And again, even if you believe PR is worthless, links are not :)
    Pagerank can be considered as a number to show how much Google trust websites :)

  3. Altace December 21st, 2007 8:49 am

    Does putting recent commentators really helps to pull in the comments? Maybe u can try it out and tell us the results! :)

  4. criminal justice January 4th, 2008 10:21 am

    Did you know your blog is on list of “do follow” blogs on someones membership site? This same site even has “witch craft” services to put some kind of prosperity spell on your site.

  5. soroush January 5th, 2008 1:19 am

    Altace, I will give it a try soon.
    The fact is that if I put the list on the homepage, the first 5 commenters will have their link on the homepage which can be helpful for some websites.

    criminal justice
    That’s cool with me :D
    I always check all the comments manually and to be honest I even checked yours on search engines to see if it is a template based comment or not :) I know it is time-wasting but it can be considered as a way to drive traffic to my blog :)

    I’m not really against the idea of giving link to people who leave real comments, because they make a real discussion and discussion is the whole point of my blog posts.

    Cheers,
    Soroush

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