Most Do follow is No follow on Do follow blogs.

What I mean with the title is that after WordPress 2.3.2 most Do follow plugins on WordPress have stopped working. That means if you advertise that your blog follows comments and someone sees in fact that they are not they might get a bad impression from your blog. How exactly and what exactly happens when you upgrade I have no idea but the fact is you should double check if you have a do follow blog. I installed some plugins on Firefox that shows where no follow is and I was really surprised to see on most Dofollow blogs actually have nofollow.

25 thoughts on “Most Do follow is No follow on Do follow blogs.

  1. Well, in either case, you can still call it spam. Whether the visitor IS interested in your blog/post and comments with interest or not and just wants a link. In other words, it depends on the blog owner himself/herself whether (s)he is willing to appreciate the comments and accepting the links in exchange or just as a sign of appreciation, simple as that. If not, then by all means, removing the ‘URL’ field takes 2 seconds! Google that out. Don’t leave the URL and then judging people for spamming, most are not spamming, they post with interest and once they see the option of leaving their website URL, why not?
    I’m all for DOFOLLOW or just remove the URL field! Don’t leave it with nofollow, that’s more a trick in making some people comment without interest. So anyway, all for dofollow,

  2. Hey sorry, real slow connection today.

    You just select the comment and view source in firefox. Then you can see if its says nofollow. Just not everyone checks and most follow blogs are nofollow because they dont realise after wordpress 2.3 it dont work anymore.

  3. Currently I dont have do follow on my blog but there are some great plugins you can use, you must just make sure that they really make the blog do follow.

  4. I use the search status plugin in firefox – and you can choose to highlight nofollow links – but it doesn’t always work. So i check the code if I want to be sure.

    My dofollow is still working (sem-dofollow). But otherwise you could always just do it by hand in comments.php i think.

  5. Good to know, I currently do not have any blogs with dofollow, but if I did editing the comments.php file would fix this I assume. @ people above, you can just edit out the nofollow and everything will become dofollow.

  6. Urgg, I changed to sem-dofollow and it I still seem to be nofollow….I wonder if a different plugin I have is forcing the nofollow.
    If anyone has a minute to take a look, it would be much preciated
    I have a link to the list of the plug ins I use on my site.
    I really don’t want to edit core files.


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