Web design | External links Dofollow vs. Nofollow

nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index. The widely used blogging platform WordPress versions 1.5 and above automatically assign the nofollow attribute to all user-submitted links (comment data, commenter URI, etc). However, there are several free plugins available that automatically remove the nofollow attribute value. Do you think commenters deserve this? Dofollow or nofollow? Just tell me why…

#12

Dofollow

  1. agame [1] argued:
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    A free back link is a good incentive for participation isn’t it?

  2. Sunfood [1] argued:
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    A free back link is a good incentive for participation isn’t it?

  3. Instant Activation Hosting [1] argued:
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    Do-Follow is crawlable by any search engine unlike No-follow it no value to Google

  4. Adam | PageRush [1] argued:
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    A dofollow blog rewards commenters with backlinks that count for SEO. Be sure to moderate spam comments though!

  5. Anonymous [1695] argued:
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    Dofollow is perfect for a new blog. It gives visitors a reason to visit and comment.

  6. Products for hair loss [1] argued:
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    Do follow link only cout link back, nofollow link has not cout link back.

  7. Sağlıklı Yaşam [1] argued:
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    I think it’s done primarily so that spammers don’t get the back links they are trying for.

  8. Akvaryum [3] argued:
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    I’m going to put the badge on my site too. I already follow links but I might as well advertise it too.

  9. EuropeWord [1] argued:
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    I think it should be dofollow. People need to be rewarded for post. It doesnt affect reg people just search engines.

  10. gunnar [1] argued:
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    I’m slanting both ways here. If it was done as meant to be dofollow FTW!
    But since there’s a lot of comment abuse (not spam) as example, leave a legit comment, but use a keyword and a link to your company instead of a real name…

    But for “legit” comments etc. yes, dofollow is a great incentive!

  11. GelatinousBlob [1] argued:
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    A free back link is a good incentive for participation isn’t it?

  12. Waterpup [2] argued:
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    I think it’s done primarily so that spammers don’t get the back links they are trying for. But as you have found WordPress does have a widget that will allow site owners to allow the google to follow the link provided

#1

Nofollow

  1. coldtobi [5] argued:
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    “nofollow” is a got way to make comment spam not paying back.
    Starting the day I did nofollow on comments, spam went down.
    (Before I implemented ReCaptcha)

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