Mar 26 2008
Then, in Dec, I attempted to salvage my lost Google PR, and discovered that “dofollow” is not acceptable, so I’ve removed the plugin. With that, I left messages in the “dofollow” community, requested to remove my site.
Somewhat, recently I found out there are still incoming visits following some “dofollow” blogrolls that I didn’t enroll.
Sorry to disappoint you, if you come here leaving comments hoping to get link-juice from me…
This site is now back to standard WordPress powered site, i.e. comment links are not followed by default. To those who are not sure what is ‘dofollow’ and ‘nofollow’, let me explain…
Let’s say Google is indexing this blog now, when it discovers an external link, it ‘follows’ the link and gives one score to that site (1 external link). And since that link is ‘referred’ by this blog, my page rank (PR3) will spill a weight to that site. The higher a referral’s page rank, the heavier weight the site gets. So, normally sitemasters like to get their sites linked/referred by high PR sites, so they get more weights in Google’s search results (i.e. positioned higher).
A site can tell Googlebot to follow or not to follow a link. By default, comments in all WordPress blogs are “nofollow”, i.e. Googlebot would obmit all links in comments. So, no matter how many comments you leave in WP blogs, you don’t get any ‘link-juice’.
In my effort to join “dofollow” community last year, I installed a plugin that removes the “nofollow” command in my comment area. With that, Googlebot would follow all the links and spilling my PR weights to all who left comments here.
Now, I have removed the plugin, and my blog is back to the normal default WP setting like all other WP blogs, i.e. nofollow in comments. However, in the post content, most of the links are still “dofollow”, except sponsored links.
Although this site do not follow your comment links, it is still important to note the benefit of leaving comments. You are leaving footprints of your site everywhere, and higher chance to attract incoming traffic.
I still love your comments, though I can’t provide link juice to your sites…
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