Update: 11 December 2008
I no longer have the “nofollow” tag removed from comments because of the huge amount of spammers it attracted.
For those with your own blog, you’ll naturally want to improve your Google page rank so you appear higher in search engine rankings.
An easy way to do this is by leaving a comment here with your URL added to the “website” field in the comment form.
For every comment or trackback you leave, an outgoing link will be added from my site to yours.
The vast majority of blogs don’t offer this, mainly because their blog platform has “rel=nofollow” automatically added to comment URLs. Initially this was to combat spam, but with today’s protection I rarely get any spam comments. So I’ve implemented a nice little plugin to remove the “nofollow” code. It’s another way to give you every reward I can for your valued comments.
- 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
As an alternative, there’s always the Semiologic DoFollow plugin for WordPress. Or check out Andy Beard’s definitive list of all things DoFollow. Andy has been championing the DoFollow campaign for some time.
Other blog authors who can boost your page rank when you comment are: 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.