Do Follow or No Follow (SEO Tips)
To the Search Engines – these links then are simply links. It’s up to the search engines rather to follow that link and pass value to the poster’s site. There is no “do follow” attribute to instruct a search engine that these links must be followed or assigned value. Why DoFollow versus NoFollow? The NoFollow attribute was introduced in 2005 to discourage comment spam.
Quality Backlinks - To a large segment of SEO experts, a quality backlink is a one way incoming link from a relevant (respected) site with higher PR. It’s a link you earn via hosting a great site that delivers useful information (the stuff that people want to link to). These are also known as natural (real) links. The theory is that more natural links help boost your site’s popularity and Page Rank.
A Word of Caution - Blog spam is rampant, especially for Do Follow blogs. There are some “do follow” plugins that allow you to set how many comments a visitor needs to leave (with the same domain URL and/or email address) before their comment link will follow. The DoFollow Plugin for WordPress options:
|Remove nofollow from comments older than days.|
Remove nofollow from comments posted by registered users and other visitors.
Only remove nofollow from comments posted by registered users.
Remove nofollow immediately from comments posted by registered users and use the timeout for other visitors.
Do not remove nofollow from regular comments.
Pingbacks, trackbacks and other special comment types
Do not remove nofollow from pingbacks.
Do not remove nofollow from trackbacks.
- Use a Do Follow plugin for your WordPress blog if you enable comments
- Do not add the “NoFollow” attribute to inbound links.
- Only add the ‘NoFollow” attribute to outbound links in widgets like Subscribe or Bookmark Me.