Are you having a Top Commentators widget on your blog? The purpose of having this widget is to give some credit to our top commentators in our blog. The link list will be reset weekly, monthly or yearly, depending on the blog owner’s decision. Most of the blogs will reset on monthly basis. Only some blogs will reset on weekly basis. Many give reason of reset is to give opportunity for new bloggers to be on the list.
Personally, I think the main reason is to protect the link sales from our blog. If you reset your top commentators on monthly basis and sells link on side bar at $10/month. I would definitely write about 10 – 15 comments to stay on top of top commentators widget for the rest of the month which saves me $10. It is good to have the top commentators widget reset on more frequent basis compared to monthly if you sell links too. This way, links sales will have better chance of survival.
I have experimented for nearly 2 months on this blog. Most of the advertisers end up commenting multiple comments at once and say bye bye to my blog. The proof: I could’t sell more than one paid link on featured in 2 months time. If you have better idea on how to attract the buyer to purchase link on my sidebar, please share it. Maybe, I’m out of luck for last 2 months in link sales.
* Please add rel=nofollow tag on all links that you get paid. This might save your PR from getting penalty.