Since 2005, our big brother GOOGLE advices all blogging platform to practice nofollow idea. The concept is simple: Dofollow link will makes google bot to crawl and index in their server whereas nofollow links will not be indexed in google. Of course, nofollow link will not give any value to page rank (google’s way of ranking sites and pages). Also, selling any links with dofollow attribute can get the website or blog’s domain to get page rank penalized. One of my blog slammed to PR0 from PR3 for doing that.
By default wordpress and blogspot comment section will be nofollow. We need to install certain plugin and insert the codes in the correct .php to get it dofollow. Why we want to all this extra work? What we gain from giving our earned page rank to our commentators? What is the main reason you convert your blog from nofollow (default) to dofollow? Well, below is some of my reasons to change my blog to dofollow.
1. Getting Addicted With DoFollow Blog Commenting
I was seriously in link building work for this blog and getting nofollow links from higher PR pages does not give any value to my PR. So, I decided to concentrate more on dofollow links. So, I comment more frequent on dofollow blogs. Searching for dofollow blogs is not so easy. I will feel so happy everytime I find a dofollow blog. The happiness convince me to change my blog to dofollow too. I’m earning some page rank juice from dofollow blogs that I’m commenting on. Why not I do the same and share the green juice with blog my commentators.
There are a lot of SEO people who are collecting and making lists of dofollow blogs. Getting listed in their platform will get us more spam comments. I’m looking at the positive side here which will bring more traffic to our site simply because of blog is dofollow. Make sure you install Akismet plugin. Very helpful for dofollow blogs to catch spam comments. Look at the numbers of spam fishes on Akisment net.
3. Makes my blog look active in google’s eye
Some webmasters claim that you must have moderate number of outgoing links as well as incoming links to show your site is active in google’s eye. We have ways to earn backlinks, but how about giving links? It is better to give to our commentators that doing some link exchange with other who might remove our link within weeks.
Well, these are my reason to change my blog to dofollow. What are yours?