Steve Renner Introduces Do Follow Comments

I have decided to share the link love and allow “Do Follow” links on my Blog Comments. There has been a lot of controversy on “No Follow vs Do Follow” links, and I think it time we clarify this.

NoFollow (rel=”nofollow”) was originally introduced by Google in 2005 as a means of preventing Comment Spam from Blogs.

Do Follow puts No Restrictions on the Search Engine Robots from following links on your page, either to other internal pages on your site, or to other web sites.

From: Search Engine Roundtable

Matt Cutts an SEO Expert from Google defines it this way: The nofollow attribute is just a mechanism that gives webmasters the ability to modify PageRank flow at link-level granularity. Plenty of other mechanisms would also work (e.g. a link through a page that is robot.txt’ed out), but nofollow on individual links is simpler for some folks to use. There’s no stigma to using nofollow, even on your own internal links; for Google, nofollow’ed links are dropped out of our link graph; we don’t even use such links for discovery. By the way, the nofollow meta tag does that same thing, but at a page level.

A good rule to follow is: “If the Googlebot can’t access the page, don’t try to pass PageRank to pages. A “sign in” link is a good example of what you should “nofollow”.

He goes on to say: What are some appropriate ways to use the nofollow tag? One good example is the home page of expedia.com. If you visit that page, you’ll see that the “Sign in” link is nofollow’ed. That’s a great use of the tag: Googlebot isn’t going to know how to sign into expedia.com, so why waste that PageRank on a page that wouldn’t benefit users or convert any new visitors?

OK So What About Blog Comments?

In a post on his Blog Matt States: The rel=”nofollow” attribute is an easy way for a website to tell search engines that the website can’t or doesn’t want to vouch for a link. The best-known use for nofollow is blog comment spam, but the mechanism is completely general. Nofollow is recommended anywhere that links can’t be vouched for. If your logs analysis program shows referrers as hyperlinks, I’d recommend using nofollow on those links. If you have a wiki that anyone on the web can edit, I’d recommend nofollow on those links until you can find a way to trust those links. In general, if you have an application that allows others to add links, web spammers will eventually find your pages and start annoying you.

OK so that’s what the Super SEO Experts say, but what does this mean for us Mere Mortals? Basically in everyday normal terms bloggers can understand, here’s the deal..

By default WordPress puts nofollow on most all the links on your blog, including the Comments and Trackbacks. Therefore people will not be receiving a Link Back from your Blog by posting a comment. Most people really don’t know this so they will comment anyway. Or else if your blog gets a lot of traffic, it could be good to comment on to get exposure and possible traffic.

The alternative is give links to Commenters on your blog, to attract more potential visitors. To eliminate the spam problem you will want to Moderate your comments and manually approve them. In order to do this you will need a good DoFollow Plugin.

  • SemiLogic’s DoFollow – One of the original DoFollow Plugins – Basic design, no frills, it just works. Nofollows will be removed from your Comments and Trackbacks.
  • Kimmo Suominen DoFollowThis is an interesting one that offers you the option to set a time limit for adding the NoFollow attributes, or have them removed differently from comments left by registered users and other visitors.
  • All Passions Link Love – This is a Cool Plugin that removes the NoFollow attribute from comments where the commenter has commented 10 (configurable) or more times. This means that you can share the link love with those commenters who are genuinely part of the community and contributing to your blog.

  • Lucia’s Linky LoveHere’s a cool plugin that, similar to Link Love gives you the option to reware commenters with a DoFollow Link Back after a certain number of comments, but also has other cool features to Thwart Comment Spammers

But What About My Internal Links?

In a post on his blog, Andy Beard offers an interesting option with the “No Follow Dupes” plugin. It’s an SEO plugin for advanced WordPress Search Engine Optimization techniques. Essentially:

Rather than blocking duplicate content pages, they can be used to your advantage, but as customized landing pages and a method of channelling “Google Juice” away from pages that are receiving the majority of links, to pages that you wish to rank well, and also to your homepage to enhance monetization.

This Plugin Allows Internal Links To Be Followed

This plugin adds rel=”nofollow” to all links within the content that are displayed on your home page and duplicate content pages. Search engine followable links remain on page, single and RSS feeds.

Download it here: Nofollow Those Dupes 1.0

So in conclusion, this is really a long round about way of explaining this simple concept…

You Can Get A PR3 Link Back From SteveRenner.Com
Just comment on any of my posts!

If you are in the Internet Marketing, Make Money Online, or Affiliate Marketing niches then this is perfect for you. Leave a comment and let mew know what you think!

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Comments

  1. Daniel McGonagle
    Daniel McGonagle 13 July, 2008, 20:10

    Hey Steve,

    Dan McGonagle here. Haven’t seen much of you at Digg lately. Nice post you wrote here, I’ve been asked to change over to DO follow on my blog (click my name) but I see no reason to do that. PR isn’t really a big concern of mine as I’m more focused on time sepnt on site and % adding to favorites.

    Then again, from what I’ve been reading on SEO lately, it’s good to link outwardly to relevant sites as this makes your site more of a HUB.

    One thing I’ve noticed is that people don’t leave as many good comments when they realize the site is DO follow because of all those blog finder tools out there delivering results based on DO follow, NO follow attributes.

    What’s your experience with this?

    Are you getting a lot of "nice post, looking to hear more"

    style comments or is the quality of comments unaffected by this recent change from Nofollow to DO follow?

    Thanks,

    Dan

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  2. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 14 July, 2008, 07:57

    Hi Don,
    Yes I get quite a few Spammy Posts, but I have decided to switch over to Do Follow, to give my loyal readers a Link Back.

    I have noticed quite a jump in my traffic, since I started posting on a regular basis. I think this will be a win win for all of us.

    I checked out your Blog, and you have a lot of good content there, way to go!

    Thanks for the comments,

    Steve

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  3. Daniel McGonagle
    Daniel McGonagle 14 July, 2008, 13:00

    Hey Steve, just added you to the the blog roll, FYI.

    I also noticed that the DidYouPassMath plugin with WP 2.5 doesn’t work as well as it used to, for whatever reason, still getting a lot of Spam comments via the blog.

    Didn’t happen before I upgraded WP, go figure.

    Can you add the subscribe-to-comments plugin to your blog so I know if/when you respond to comments?

    I find it hlepful to keep blog readers coming back and taking part of the conversation

    Later,

    Dan

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    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 14 July, 2008, 16:09

      Hi Dan,

      > Can you add the subscribe-to-comments plugin

      Yes I certainly can, great idea. And thanks for adding me to the Blog Roll!

      Steve

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  4. Elle
    Elle 14 July, 2008, 14:43

    I think it’s kind of you to extend this courtesy to other websites; thanks for helping support other websites.

    Does it still count, though, if the “Do Follow” comes from a blog post on its own page with a PR-1? I’m a newbie to internet marketing and all that it entails, so I’m working my way through it, but from what I’ve read so far, PR is based on the individual page, not the site as a whole. So even though your home page is PR 3, leaving a comment with a link on a blog post that has a PR-1 shouldn’t make that big of a difference, right? Or does the home page lend some of its PR-3 importance to the PR-1 entry? Or do I have it wrong completely, and blog posts take on the PR of the home page?

    Reply this comment
    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 14 July, 2008, 18:11

      Hi Elle,
      The key here is the page rank of the site itself. The better the rank of the site the more it is indexed.

      This site gets crawled 100+ times a day, basically we have the search engines trained. The individual page is of less importance.

      The key is that the comment will get spidered and indexed.

      Steve

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  5. Elle
    Elle 14 July, 2008, 15:45

    I think you are kind to open up your comments to allow link following.

    I’m new to internet marketing and have a question about this: what I’ve read says that each page has its own PR and it isn’t the site overall that has a PR. So if a site’s home page has a PR-5 but a blog post page only has a PR-2, then a link from the blog post comments section won’t help as much as a link from the body of the blog post shown on the front page, correct?

    Reply this comment
    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 14 July, 2008, 18:19

      Hi Elle,
      Again, the PR of the site will dictate how the site is crawled and indexed. A Do-Follow link from a PR3 site like this one, which gets crawled all day long, on any page, will get get followed back to your site, and will certainly count as an incoming link.

      Now it may not be as powerfull as a link from the home page of DIGG, but it will cetainly help with your search engine ranking.

      Cut and past the title from any of my blog posts into Google and you will see what I mean.

      Steve

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  6. Erica
    Erica 15 July, 2008, 03:56

    Well,there are many strategies we have to develop the sites,one of the best and easy process is commenting the sites!!! Commenting is nothing but sharing of views……

    Reply this comment
  7. Ishmael
    Ishmael 15 July, 2008, 06:49

    I totally agree with the dofollow approach, and thanks for your outline of the issue here (which I came across whilst searching Google for details about the debate).

    I’m in a community of photobloggers, and the knowledge that I am able to boost my own site’s ranking by commenting on other’s photoblogs is a powerful incentive to critique other people’s images. As it is, with Google’s nofollow approach, I know many photobloggers will only comment on images from photoblogs which do not invoke the attribute (i.e. not Blogger-hosted). Thus computer-literate photobloggers will receive more coverage and engagement with the community, even if their images are not as good as those hosted elsewhere.

    Surely there’s a less clumsy way for Google to follow comment links, rather than penalising those who are active in their blogging communities but are not purely altruistic in commenting – after all, who is?!

    Reply this comment
  8. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 15 July, 2008, 09:30

    Hi Ishmael,
    Thanks for the comment. I agree, getting a link back is a great incentive for posting, and can actually stimulate some good discussions on important issues.

    Checked out your Photo Blog, it looks cool, your work is very artistic!

    Steve

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  9. Ben
    Ben 23 July, 2008, 23:22

    It is great news you made this blog do follow. I’ve always hated the no follow tag and strongly encourage to spread the ‘link love’! ;)

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  10. Elle
    Elle 31 July, 2008, 13:19

    I just checked back and realized the first post I thought had disappeared actually posted. Sorry for the double post! :)

    Reply this comment
  11. Matt
    Matt 8 August, 2008, 13:17

    It was a great idea to make your blog comments do follow. I’ll be joining the movement on one of my wordpress blogs soon. Thanks for all the helpful info you provide on your site!

    Reply this comment
  12. debra
    debra 27 August, 2008, 00:28

    If you’ve used any of the dofollow blog lists on the Internet, you may have noticed many of them are actually using the “nofollow” tag. I believe these blogs simply got on the list to get traffic and either added nofollow after getting on the lists or where never dofollow blogs in the first place. I’d say at least 40% of the blogs I found on the various “dofollow” lists did not make the cut, because they actually use the “nofollow” tag, use a script that hides the links, or have comments turned off.
    —————
    debra
    social media

    email:drivenwide@yahoo.com

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    Christopher Arnell 6 November, 2008, 12:52

    Thanks for the tips and links to the plugins.

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  14. Jerry
    Jerry 22 November, 2008, 13:13

    Thanks for the change! Can you tell me if making comments “do follow” dilutes your site’s page rank in any way? I also didn’t realize that page rank affected how often sites are spidered. Interesting.

    Reply this comment
  15. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 23 November, 2008, 17:28

    Hi Jerry,
    My site has moved up to Page Rank 5 – and that’s after I set “Do-Follow” on my comments. So I guess I would have to say it has not effected me so far.

    I think there has to be a balance between in-coming and out-going links. You don’t want to bleed all of your “link juice” but like my grandma used to say, all things in Moderation.

    Steve

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  16. Diane
    Diane 3 December, 2008, 07:18

    This is quite interesting because do follow blogs can invite more and more visitors and although there will be more seo freaks, there could be genuine visitors who are interested in what you right and at the same time need a quality backlink to their website. I think it is a win win situation for everyone, so happy do follow blogging … cheers

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  17. tyas
    tyas 4 December, 2008, 03:56

    hi Steve..
    thanks a lot for sharing the info..
    i’ve made my blog do follow, too..
    although there’s alot of controversy about that, i still believe that be a do follow will bring a lot advantages for our blog..

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  18. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 4 December, 2008, 05:57

    Yes, It really is a win-win for everyone. We attract more commentors, (is that a word?) and you never know where that will lead.

    I see from my ststs that people spend an average of 5 min on my site, so they must be reading my stuff.

    Cheers Mate!

    Steve

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  19. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 4 December, 2008, 05:58

    Hi Tyas,
    Checked out your site, looks very cool. You are from Indonesia i see. I was not aware you had a choice on Blogger of setting comments to “Do Follow”.

    Very Cool!

    Steve

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  20. Ethical SEO |
    Ethical SEO | 12 December, 2008, 00:40

    Thanks for adding Do-follow. Great design features too! Kudos!

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  21. Rick
    Rick 19 December, 2008, 08:43

    You have an amazing grasp of this stuff !

    It really is cool to read your posts about the tech end of it.

    It’s like you thrive on maximizing out every little thing in spite of a very confusing assortment of available options.

    I suppose it makes sense to add more little tenticles to your site to ad relevance and wider acceptibility as a valid resource.

    A lot of us operate under the don’t let em get away concept and this may prove why that’s wrong.

    Thanks Steve for putting yourself out there everyday and sharing what you know with us so freely.

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  22. Saurabh Yadav
    Saurabh Yadav 24 December, 2008, 03:19

    Yes.. Its just luck that you get do follow blogs..

    Saurabh yadav

    Reply this comment
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    Max Ray 26 December, 2008, 03:00

    Hey thanks a lot for such a wonderful information. I was actually looking for these information for quite a long time and i believe i have landed at the right page. I really liked your ways of expressing thoughts. You write too well. Moreover your article contains some worthy information which i guess will help lot of people. Thanks once again. Keep up the good work. God bless you.

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  24. Rob Bish
    Rob Bish 27 December, 2008, 07:29

    Steve,

    When I leave a comment on someone’s blog, like this, is it wrong to put my url after my name. I don’t see it much so maybe it isn’t even allowed.

    I am a newbie with a new blog and just trying to figure out how to blog.

    Rob Bish
    http://trafficlab101.com

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    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 29 December, 2008, 06:49

      Hi Rob,
      Your URL is automatically added to your Name. I don’t mind that you add it again.
      It pays to “Brand” yourself.

      Steve

      Reply this comment
  25. Super@Business Success
    Super@Business Success 27 December, 2008, 22:20

    I am still not sure if it is beneficial to allow DO FOLLOW on backlinks, in addition to comments? Which one does Google penalise?

    Reply this comment
    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 29 December, 2008, 06:42

      Do Follow on Comments naturally encourages more commenting
      from your readers, which is a good thing!

      Steve

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  26. Komara
    Komara 2 January, 2009, 08:50

    i used do follow attribute on my blog, that’s increase my visitor..

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    Hai, I am cargo. This is nice. I really liked your ways of expressing thoughts. You write too well. Moreover your article contains some worthy information which i guess will help lot of people. I thankful to you.

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    Ana 20 January, 2009, 01:14

    Thanks for rewarding your loyal readers by giving them bank link. I find your site very informative. Thanks for sharing what you know you and for helping others.

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  29. Szenovera
    Szenovera 26 January, 2009, 10:25

    Yes..rel “do follow” is the appreciation for visitor who was given their comments. l love do follow, so I come here from google with “do follow comment” keyword.

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  30. Steve Renner
    Steve Renner 29 January, 2009, 06:53

    Hi Szenovera,
    Yes this has been one of my most popular posts. I believe in spreading the “Link Love”.

    Checked out your site – it’s cool!

    Steve

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  32. Katherine
    Katherine 18 February, 2009, 15:39

    I am trying to decide if I want to “do follow”… great article for me to chew on!

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    Sanjeev Mehra 25 February, 2009, 14:31

    I really liked your ways of expressing thoughts. Do follow blogs can invite more and more visitors and although there will be more seo freaks, there could be genuine visitors who are interested in what you right and at the same time need a quality backlink to their website.

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  34. kemengr
    kemengr 20 March, 2009, 20:33

    I am not sure I have fully understand the issue. If I don’t include “nofollow” tag in outgoing links, does it automatically suggest “dofollow”? Should I include “dofollow” tag?

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    Hello steve,
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    Steve Renner 6 May, 2009, 05:21

    Hi Miranda,
    Yes of course you are welcome here anytime. Good luck with your online shopping business. Links are a great Traffic Magnet” and of course help with your Search Engine visibility.

    You should check out http://www.inetglobal.com we offer Blog Service for Business.

    Steve

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    I’ll be adding you to my blogroll when I get a few more pages established :-)

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  41. Leo Fogarty
    Leo Fogarty 20 June, 2009, 05:55

    I see you no longer do follow your comments. As a blogger who has just opened his blog to do follow comments. Can you tell me your reasons for this? Just so I’m aware of the negatives.

    Reply this comment
    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 16 July, 2009, 09:20

      Hi Leo,
      Yes we transferred the blog to a different server and Do Follow was
      disabled temporarily. It should be good to go now!

      Steve

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    A nice article. Is my comment DO-FOLLOW?

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    Ryan v. 23 July, 2009, 18:36

    Truth be told DOFOLLOW links benefit both the poster and the blog owner. Blog owners see an increase in traffic and commenting and the posters get backlinks.

    Reply this comment
  46. Frugalocal
    Frugalocal 27 July, 2009, 18:55

    Obviously allowing dofollow links will greatly increase the amount of comments your blog will receive. In that respect it seems like a good way to get traffic to your blog.

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    Koral Wilkinson 8 August, 2009, 11:31

    Thanks for changing to do-follow, I agree with Ryan’s view on this, it beneficial to both blog and posters.

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    Dofollow links are helpful for poster not as much as for blog owner.

    They can help a blog with more visitors, but they won’t be enough targeted.

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    Diana 13 August, 2009, 09:11

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  53. GPT
    GPT 13 August, 2009, 17:57

    Thanks for the information on backlinks and no follow it cleared some thoughts in my head.

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    Jeremy 13 August, 2009, 22:37

    Hello new to Dofollow blogs are they good for increasing traffic to website if I have one on my website.

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    Vic 14 August, 2009, 00:24

    The fact are that Google sees that even though they are do-follow they are not coming from a trash site so for instance this website which is based on real human edited quality content the fact that it links out does not dilute as much as if all we saw here where keyword after keyword of anchors in the affiliate marketing world.

    Vic

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    EMR 15 August, 2009, 12:49

    Actually I am searching the internet for clearing my confusion about no follow and do follow, I found your this website by search engine Google, and after reading your post my confusion become clear thanks.

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    Hello. Thanks for sharing information about this controversial topic DoFollow VS NoFollow. And thank you very much for allowing DoFollow comments here.

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    Steve,
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    Yes, Its Useful Information About Do Follow VS No Follow

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    I’m a newbie to internet marketing and all that it entails, so I’m working my way through it, but from what I’ve read so far, PR is based on the individual page, not the site as a whole. So even though your home page is PR 3, leaving a comment with a link on a blog post that has a PR-1 shouldn’t make that big of a difference, right? Or does the home page lend some of its PR-3 importance to the PR-1 entry? Or do I have it wrong completely, and blog posts take on the PR of the home page?

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    Yes do-follow comments are great. I did not know there were special plugins for this. Thanks for the overview.

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    guaranteed top search engine ranking 28 September, 2009, 06:04

    Hi, great post and it is good to hear some feedback about going do follow. I am thinking about it but am not sure the bebfits outway the work involved in checking the posts! Mabye just lazy,

    I will try ti on one site after reading the posts and the feeedback,

    thanks

    Dave

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  80. How to Get a Mortgage
    How to Get a Mortgage 29 September, 2009, 15:24

    Steve,

    Good article on the DF tag. It’s unfortunate that so many spammers are attracted to such sites that DF, but the plugin is a good idea for optimizing one’s site. Keep up the good work on steverenner.com :)

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  81. Farmasi Blog Sudjatmiko
    Farmasi Blog Sudjatmiko 6 October, 2009, 20:43

    I’m very happy meet this dofollow blog. It’s so useful for me, a boy who is just a beginner in blogging :”>

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  82. GPS Running Watches
    GPS Running Watches 8 October, 2009, 16:42

    This post really cleared up the whole dofollow and nofollow confusion for me. Thanks for your post and clarifying the matter.

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  83. Candle Wall Sconces
    Candle Wall Sconces 14 October, 2009, 00:54

    Steve,

    This is a very informative post. I have learned a good deal on what to look for when trying to find backlinks. I will be following your blog from now on.

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  84. Tutorial Moto
    Tutorial Moto 14 October, 2009, 04:02

    dofollow is a good decision, it was quite big hysteria about losing page rank, and even if it’s still a lot of controversy about this, i also think that in fact it can bring advantages and the most important is that it brings more and more quality comments

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  85. Bilal
    Bilal 14 October, 2009, 06:44

    Hi,
    I personally like your post; you have shared good insights and experiences or Do follow and No follow links. It will really help me in great deal.

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  86. Bilal
    Bilal 14 October, 2009, 06:44

    Hi,
    I personally like your post; you have shared good insights and experiences on Do follow and No follow links. It will really help me in great deal.

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  87. sticker printing
    sticker printing 21 October, 2009, 14:20

    Still i have some confusion about rel=”external” term, i saw this in many places where this term is mentioned instead of rel=”nofollow”. I need to ask whether both have same meanings or not. Thanks

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  88. Pancakes from Scratch
    Pancakes from Scratch 22 October, 2009, 09:37

    I am still trying to figure out how exactly to set up some internal links as far as do/no follow. This helps though! Thanks…

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  89. Garage Floor Coatings
    Garage Floor Coatings 23 October, 2009, 02:30

    My understanding is that if it’s “rel=”external” it just means to open the link in new window and is dofollow. You can easily check the links on a post whether one of the plugins to see if there are dofollow or not. All the ones that show that “external” term are dofollow when I check them.

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  90. Coopers Sports Picks
    Coopers Sports Picks 26 October, 2009, 23:07

    Garage Floor Coatings:
    In response to what your understanding is on “rel=”external than the reference your answer would be correct and this can be checked through the source code of the web page or a mozilla firefox add on.

    Steve,

    Have you seen an abundant change in your visitors with the do-follow and would you do a recommendation and reasons not to do it post in the future?

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  91. Creare Site
    Creare Site 6 November, 2009, 13:56

    Hi Steve one question, there is something good from an noffolow link, other that the robots can be guide from this link?

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  92. Cheri Riley
    Cheri Riley 8 November, 2009, 18:20

    I am just now changing over to do follow for a trial run for the next month. I have noticed on other sites that they post “rules” for posting which basically say if the comment is not thoughtful and related to the content of the post it will be considered spam. I am considering including something like that. I noticed that you did not mention “commentluv” as an option. Wondered what you thought of that plugin.

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    • Steve Renner
      Steve Renner 9 November, 2009, 22:04

      Hi Cheri,
      You will like it. I haven’t seen any adverse effects to my rankings by using Do Follow. In fact I think my traffic has increased.

      Steve

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    Necktie Racks 13 November, 2009, 12:11

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  94. Croatia news
    Croatia news 20 November, 2009, 03:58

    Apparently my coffee did still not work, i have corrected the worst spelling mistakes, so if you can publish this one in stead it would be great.

    Hi Steve,

    I have now been reading so much, on various blogs, about the Do follow, so I have decided to implement on one of my blogs (The one in my signature), just to see how it works.

    I although have two question which I am sure you can help me out on.

    1. Which of the Plugins you mention above would you recommend for a first time user? – I was thinking to try out the Semilogic one.

    2. To avoid to heavy spamming should I set, “all comments to be approved by admin” in the general settings of my blog.

    Cheers, Morten

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  95. Gustav L.
    Gustav L. 20 November, 2009, 15:05

    I was a firm believer in the “nofollow” camp for several years, and lately the more I have read about it led me to change my way of thinking. I write in the medical field, primarily nursing, and was not receiving any worthwhile comments until I changed to “dofollow”. I even went so far as to install keywordluv, and even though I now have to spend more time moderating, it’s well worth it. This old dog learned a new trick literally. Keep up the good work.

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  96. distro online
    distro online 28 November, 2009, 22:22

    Nice article written here. I got to know a few more things about dofollow. The dofollow search engine is really good.. Thanks

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  97. kaos
    kaos 28 November, 2009, 23:08

    I wonder how Google will judge comment links in a few years, they’re already clamping down on sites like Squidoo, i believe.

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  98. Anup
    Anup 29 November, 2009, 03:47

    Hi you all and dear this blog author,

    I suggest you all my friend to don’t turn you blog to Do Follow blog. If you are asking why? ok. here is the answer:

    http://hacktutors.blogspot.com/2009/11/warning-do-not-turn-your-blog-to.html

    Thank you!

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  99. Paul Aannemer
    Paul Aannemer 29 November, 2009, 06:49

    Wel then, i’m a firm NON believer of nofollow. Why would you place a nofollow on pages that add trust to your website, like a contactpage, disclaimer or even a shopping cart.. Spamsites do not have pages like these so let Google know your here to stay. This applies only for internal linking of course.

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  100. Live Tv
    Live Tv 29 November, 2009, 08:53

    J’étais à la recherche Google avec le mot clé ‘Do-Suivez les blogues sans modération “et j’ai trouvé votre message et vraiment aimé votre poste. Mais je n’ai jamais su ce pour cela que les modérateurs ne peuvent soutenir un texte d’ancrage à la place du nom. J’espère que vous mettez cela dans votre prochain post. Et je vais également mettre en signet vos postes pour un usage futur.

    Merci

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  101. Fotógrafo Rio de Janeiro
    Fotógrafo Rio de Janeiro 9 December, 2009, 20:47

    Still, cannot see any advantages then some spam and people searching for more pagerank…

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  102. Baby Lamps
    Baby Lamps 20 December, 2009, 04:06

    Well I don’t know if this type of linking will work in the future, but we can sure take advantage of them now. With Google you will never know how they will adjust their algo, but I guess we have to adjust to it and work our way through it.

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  103. Andy
    Andy 22 December, 2009, 05:47

    Do Follow on Comments naturally encourages more commenting
    from your readers, which is a good thing!

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  104. Tim Lowe
    Tim Lowe 23 December, 2009, 07:48

    Thanks for changing to do follow. The disadvantage is you get more spammy comments so you have to moderate a bit harder. The advantage is you will get more traffic and as the content is good some of it will stick. Your Alexa ranking should fall dramatically as well

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  105. cheap cricket phones
    cheap cricket phones 23 December, 2009, 23:34

    This is part of this purpose of commenting but i always learn something new from the commentators.

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  106. Zenmed
    Zenmed 24 December, 2009, 12:07

    There is still some value for noffolow links as well but it makes some impact only on link diversification not on your direct ranking.

    And no-follow tag means – “no comments”, instead of “no spam”

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  107. Adam
    Adam 31 December, 2009, 01:08

    Hello
    Steve..
    Thanks a lot for sharing the info..
    I’ve made my blog do follow, too..
    although there’s alot of controversy about that, i still believe that be a do follow will bring a lot advantages for our blog..

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  108. Darvin @ Inexpensive Gifts for Men
    Darvin @ Inexpensive Gifts for Men 2 January, 2010, 21:34

    I’m new to blogging, but I am already a big fan of getting rid of NoFollow on blogs. However, the one thing I learned from your post that I had not learned as of yet is a good way to use NoFollow. I just assumed there was no good use, but the idea of not wasting PR on a login page definitely makes sense!

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  109. Becca Redfield
    Becca Redfield 15 January, 2010, 04:55

    does all comments are DO FOLLOW? i mean all? arent there any comments that are no-follow?

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  110. deny
    deny 19 January, 2010, 20:02

    Thank’a a lot…
    comment do follow can be help us.

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  111. Power Poker Review
    Power Poker Review 21 January, 2010, 00:22

    Thanks for switching to a do follow blog. It seems there are less of them everyday. I’ve always felt you get more comments with do follow and the people commenting get a nice backlink. Seems like everyone wins.

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  112. Becca Redfield
    Becca Redfield 18 February, 2010, 16:18

    do follow comments are well approved by experts. these are widely used by web owners. i am glad you discuss these things here.

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  113. Digital creed
    Digital creed 9 March, 2010, 11:53

    Comment follow make people want to spam ur blog
    be war!

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  114. Hammad | Laptop
    Hammad | Laptop 9 March, 2010, 18:18

    It’s very nice post.

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  115. Dresses
    Dresses 18 March, 2010, 21:18

    Whoa! I am glad that your post is very wonderful. but I noticed that the DidYouPassMath plugin with WP 2.5 doesn’t work as well as it used to. I wonder what’s the problem.

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  116. business blog
    business blog 24 March, 2010, 20:32

    Just subscribed to the blog last month, keep the great updates coming.

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  117. Tokyo Hostel Kyoto
    Tokyo Hostel Kyoto 5 May, 2010, 05:30

    I have decided to share the link love and allow “Do Follow” links on my Blog Comments.

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  119. Stickers
    Stickers 13 May, 2010, 03:50

    What ever you can do to keep your pages fresh is a good thing even with new comments. This will give search engines a reason to keep crawling through your old pages and hopefully these pages will be linked to in the long run.

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  120. lomac
    lomac 18 May, 2010, 17:09

    Now watch you comment count explode!

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    SEO Texas 19 May, 2010, 04:13

    I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog, I’m sure I’d visit here more often.Great job, keep posting interesting articles here. All The Best

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  122. BareLifts
    BareLifts 10 June, 2010, 12:14

    Steve,

    I really enjoyed your post on the do follow/no follow topic. I already know about it extensively but this is one of the most complete posts that I have seen regarding the topic. I had never actually seen quotes from Matt Cutts that spoke in this much detail about where ‘Google’ seems to think the no follow tag should be used. Thanks!

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    Lamar@backlink checker with google 19 October, 2012, 16:04

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