Update: 11 December 2008
I no longer have the “nofollow” tag removed from comment links. This is due to the high number of spam comments that flooded my blog, and the time necessary for moderation.
For those of you with your own blog or website, it goes without saying that you want to improve your Google page rank. You want to be easily found so you can reach a wider audience.
A very easy way to do this is by leaving a comment on my blog with your website or blog URL added to the optional ‘website’ field in the comment form.
As of now, for every comment or trackback you leave here on my logo design blog, an outgoing link will be added from my site to yours.
The vast majority of blogs don’t allow this, mainly because their blogging software has “rel=nofollow” automatically added to comment URLs. Initially this was to combat spam, but with today’s spam protection I rarely get any spam comments through. So I’ve implemented a nice little plugin that removes the “nofollow” code, because I want to give you every reward I can for your valued comments and help generate more discussion. I’ve learnt a lot from your comments so far.
- Visit the DoFollow.php page
- Choose > File > Save Page As…
- Save the page to your desktop as dofollow.php (which should automatically be the filename)
- Upload the dofollow.php page to your WordPress plugin folder
- Activate the plugin via your WordPress plugin page in the admin
If that particular plugin doesn’t take your fancy, there’s always the Semiologic DoFollow plugin for WordPress. Alternatively, check out Andy Beard’s definitive list of all things DoFollow. Andy has been championing the DoFollow campaign for some time now.
As well as Andy, a selection of other bloggers who can boost your page rank when you comment are (in no particular order): Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog, Dawud Miracle at dmiracle.com, Chris Cree of SuccessCREEations, Randa Clay of Randa Clay Design, Char of Essential Keystrokes and Chris Garrett of chrisg.com.