Just a friendly reminder, I’ve added and activated the DoFollow plugin from Semiologic to my blog so that all my readers who comment will get some backlink love. From this point on, you’ll see this graphic at the bottom of every single post, reminding you that the link to your website in your comments will be counted by search engines. This is part of your link building efforts and will help improve your rankings in the search engines. SPAM comments will automatically be filtered and deleted by Akismet plugin – everyone else is welcome.
What is NoFollow?
The NoFollow attribute (rel=”nofollow”) is an HTML attribute that tells the search engines to bypass your links during indexing. Most blogs are installed with the default setting NoFollow, meaning that the URL in the comments are not followed by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately, it also means that legitimate commenters get penalized, since a NoFollow link is implicitly treated by the search engines as a vote against the page being linked to. However, I do not believe in punishing legitimate commenters, and by installing the DoFollow plugin, it allows Google and other search engines to follow and pass on the credit to the outbound link. This is my way of saying thanks to all my great commenters.
What is DoFollow?
While NoFollow is an HTML attribute, DoFollow is actually an Internet slang term given to web pages or sites that are not utilizing NoFollow. In other words, blogs that remove or turn off the NoFollow attribute are rewarding the commenters for their contribution to a useful discussion. So if you want to increase your backlinks and improve your Google pagerank (PR), join in on the conversations and give us your thoughts and feedback.
Now that you know what DoFollow is and what it can do for you in terms of link building – go ahead and place your comments and don’t forget to include your website …or if you have any questions about NoFollow and DoFollow, just let me know and I’ll try to answer it.