Sharing Some Love
LinkLove that is…
You may notice a new logo on this blog saying ‘u comment i follow’. Essentially, this is a way of giving back to you readers. If you comment on your site, the link to your blogs will credited by way of search engine/technorati indexing.
(logo from randa clay’s website)
By default, wordpress adds the rel=”nofollow” tag to all commentor’s (commentator?) links. This instructs search engines to not follow this link while indexing this page. This is supposed to help reduce search engine and comment spam.
But the efficacy of this attribute is dubious:
“Link spammers will continue to spam everyone to reach the sites that do not use rel=”nofollow” [link]
“Of course it didn’t deter spammers at all. And people who comment properly and regularly on your blog weren’t getting as much value as they could from doing so.” [link]
“Worse, nofollow has another, more pernicious effect, which is that it reduces the value of legitimate comments.” [link]
So here’s my experiment.
I have taken this attribute off my blog as a little token of appreciation to you guys. If i start getting a lot of spam, i might make this a little more strict, but till then, you comment i follow.