You just read a really interesting post. Now you want to let the poster know how you feel about it. Maybe you know a few things that could add even more value to the article. What do you do? Of course, you leave a comment. Afterwards you feel good about yourself. You are sure to have helped the poster.
You have entered your blogs address so others can check it out. If your comment really is that insightful, I bet you that some people will visit your blog. But someone will not: Google. Big G won’t count the link for your brilliant comment. Why? Because the blog’s owner didn’t teach Wordpress how to do that.
By default Wordpress gives commentator links the “nofollow” tag. Originally thought to prevent comment spam, it tells the Googlebot not to follow the links to the commentators’ links. While it didn’t prevent spam, it hides one of blogging’s most important aspects from Google: community.
You can decide for yourself, whether you want to reward your reader’s participation or not. If you do, simply install Semiologic’s dofollow plugin. From now on, everyone who comments on one of your posts and enters his blog’s address, will get this link indexed by Google.
If you’re a member of Bumpzee, you will find a big community of blogs that do follow there..
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