Aug 21, 2008

U Comment I Follow



Almost all blog platforms by default are set up so that a “dead end” piece of code is inserted wherever there is a link in a comment, so that search engines will not “count” the link as they are crawling the internet. This was originally designed to help stop comment spam, but it doesn’t work. What it does is remove some of the incentive for your readers contribute to your site by commenting on your posts.

What can you do about it? Turn off “nofollow”. Show your commenters that you appreciate them. Spread the link love.

How? Depending on the blog platform you’re on, you can install a plugin (like this one for WordPress), or disable it (see this post if you’re a Moveable Type user), or modify your template (check this site for Blogger tips).

Turning off the “nofollow” on blog comments has become a sort of “movement”. Well, if we’re going to have a movement, we should have something to show our readers that we’re part of it, don’t you think? RandaClay has created some little “U Comment I Follow” logos that would work well for a side bar, and if you’ve written a post letting your readers know that you’ve turned off nofollow in your comments, you could link the logo to that post.

43 comments:

  1. HI!
    Such great blog you got here. Later I will go through your blog again when I have no interruption and after finishing my EC droppings.
    Keep up the good work and have a nice day!

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  2. @ Lily Arbee. Thanks Lily. I hope you will enjoy dropping your EC here regularly. Have a nice day :)

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  3. Yes, commentors really do want that link love. I am thinking about making mine a do follow. Thanks for the post.

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  4. @ Jon. You are welcome Jon. I hope this will brings more commenter to my blog :).

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  5. Thanks for your comments too. Have a great day and happy holiday and have a prosperous New Year.

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  6. @ Lily Arbee. Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and happy holiday for you too :)

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  7. Hey thanks for pointing to the Randa Clay Design site for great DoFollow logos. Kudos to you for jumping on the DoFollow "movement"!

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  8. @ Lullaway. I love what Randa Clay doing in U Comment I Follow movement.

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  9. Thanks for sharing
    Best Regards from Turkey!

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  10. Hi! You are most welcome! Thanks to you too. Will visit yr site soon, quite busy these days, will let you guys know in my next post.

    Bye...

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  11. Hi! You are most welcome! Thanks to you too. Will visit yr site soon, quite busy these days, will let you guys know in my next post.

    Bye...

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  12. @ Lily. Thanks Lily. Can't wait for your next post. See you!

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  13. Thanks for following my blog. Will be back in action very soon with more posts as promised. In the meantime, wish you good health and have fun. God bless you.

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  14. @ Lily. OK Lily, have a nice day :D God Bless You Too.

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  15. Hi! Thanks for the nice words. You too have a nice day and God bless you. Will visit your blog, Insha 'Allah tonight!

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  16. @ Lily. Wow, that's great Lily. I hope you enjoy visiting my blog. OK, I'll wait for your next visit.

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  17. I will definitely visit your blog as promised and the rest those who visited mine, and when I have the time then I will venture to visit new blogs. Insha' Allah I will publish my new post(s) during the weekend. I've just finished tidy up and cleaned my cats' shelter, feeding them, to take a nice warm showel,then pray and then to the kitchen to have a light dinner. I will come back to surf the net say another 2 hrs time. Bye for the time being, cheers!

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  18. @ Lily. This is great Lily. Your presence raise my Alexa rank. Thank you very much.

    @ Kampanye. Iya, karna mereka 2nd language-nya Inggris, sedangkan kita 2nd language-nya bahasa daerah.

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  19. First & foremost, "Happy Valentine's Day". I'm glad to know that my presence raise your Alexa rank. Just keep up the good work and for those who write in Bahasa Indonesia or Malay, don't feel left out, there are Google transalation garget to help translate their text. Just advise them to add in this garget. All languages belong to God, it is just that to power English will be an advantage. Anybody and learn and write good English if they practise, as practise make perfect!

    I will visit your blog and EC dropping again, Insha 'Allah very soon!

    Leaving you with a warm smile from Malaysia.

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  20. @ Lily. I like using Google Translate. It really help me much because I know that my English's bad. By the way, thanks for your visit :)

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  21. Hi! Tell all your blogger friends about it so that this will encourage them to write more, even if their text are all in Indonesian language, cause with the help of Google Translation garget, they can still blog internationally. O.K.? Will visit you again today. Keep smiling and happy blogging. Cheers!

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  22. @ Lily. That's a great idea. I should think about it. I think you give me an idea for my next blog post. "Google Translate - To Help Bloggers Translating To Their Own Language". Is that great?

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  23. Hi! Still not familiar with this garget. I will study it again and perhaps try experiment it on my blog. Thanks for your comments and your guides. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

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  24. Hi! Sorry I did not reply to you yesterday. In fact, I didn't even switched on my PC yesterday. My cat has a swollen eye and I am treating her with anti-biotic eye gel at least twice a day and I was also spring cleaning my house. At the end of the day, I was so tired. You asked me what gadget, it's "U Comment, I follow" I think it is there already at the end of every post. Sorry if I confuse you, there nothing to experiment, since it is there set for us below every post, I repeat. Have a nice evening, Cheers!

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  25. @ Lily. It's OK Lily. Everyone has their own activities. Hm, I know. You're a cat lovers, isn't it? I have checked your blog. Both, your blog post and comment section are DoFollow. You do not need to do anything.

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  26. Very nice one man. This gonna helps me a lot. :) Do follow blogs are very beneficial.

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  27. Hello there again! Please come to my blog to collect "I love your blog Award" waiting for you to grab and insert/attach it to your blog. There are rule to follow as well. Be back to your awesome blog off and on. In the meantime, I still have to modify and fix my blog. Have a great day and don't work too hard, take a good rest too, o.k.? Cheers!

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  28. @ Hectic. Yes, absolutely. I agree with you!

    @ Lily. Have a busy time editing your blog Lyl. I wish I could help you something!

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  29. Hi! Yes my dear, trying to put back what is really necessary, the rest I will just ignore 'cause I do not like my blog to be heavily loaded and difficulty for viewers to log in. Perhaps, it's blessing in disguise, otherwise, I have too many unnecessary gadgets and widgets attached at my layouts. Have a great week. Cheers!

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  30. @ Lily. That's a good point. Now you may remove unnecessary widgets on your blog. I'm not the HTML expert but I really want to help you to fix yours up. If you need help, you can contact me via contact link in the footer of my blog. Regards.

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  31. Great post. I especially found it useful where you stated ...

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  32. @ Gladiator. Thanks for your feedback.

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  33. I am very glad to visit your dofollow blog!
    It’s very important to have such blogs!

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  34. @ Anonymous. Really? I'm also glad to hear that.

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  36. Thanks, hope this post is really useful for you and others

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