I’ve joined the “dofollow” movement

Today I removed the “nofollow” attribute from links in comments using the LinkLove plugin. So now if you are a regular commenter (5 or more comments) on my blog you’ll get a backlink (provided you enter one in the URL field). Note that I still moderate all comments due to all the spam I get :( , so please keep your comments on topic. Comments like “Nice post” are indistinguishable from spam, so I won’t approve them…unless I know who you are, of course. ;)

If you’ve left 5 or more comments in the past, don’t worry–the link is already being followed. Hopefully this will encourage participation and be some sort of reward for helping me improve my blog.

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6 Responses to “I’ve joined the “dofollow” movement”

  1. mlankton says:

    Congratulations, hope you don’t have too much trouble with comment spammers.

  2. casey says:

    Hi mlankton,

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Linden man says:

    isn’t there a settings in the comment where you can automatically call one word comments spam plus akismet?

  4. casey says:

    I don’t know. I’ll have a look. I’m still looking for ways to quit moderating. Once you’ve commented once and I’ve approved it any subsequent comments will automatically be approved.

  5. Adam says:

    Bravo! I use the same plugin on my WordPress sites. I also use Akismet to fight the spam. I find that Akismet works wonders….