The No Nofollow, I Follow, DoFollow Movement
By default, almost all blog platforms use the nofollow tag on comment links. This makes commenting on blogs a poor way of building links to increase search rankings.
However, over the past 6 to 12 months there has been a small movement to remove the nofollow tag on blog comments. There are over 400 blogs that have joined the No Nofollow | I Follow | DoFollow Bumpzee community.
Why remove the nofollow tag on comments?
The main reason to remove the nofollow tag is that it could drastically increase the amount of comments you receive on your blog. Think of it as the prize at the bottom of the cereal box. A reward for commenting. Also, a reason to come back.
Why not remove the nofollow tag on comments?
By removing the nofollow tag on comments many blogs are giving up their link authority to those who comment. This can seriously hurt search engine rankings. Search engine traffic can be critical for those running ad programs like Google Adsense.
Each blog owner must decide for themselves what is more important. Comments and a greater sense of community or traffic from search engines. A number of internet marketing blogs use the Show Top Commentators plugin as a way to reward regular commentators. In my opinion, this is a better way to keep people involved because they have to continually comment to get our link love.
How to use the No Nofollow | I Follow | DoFollow Bumpzee community
I am more than happy that these blogs have abandoned the nofollow tag and I hope that more follow their lead. Commenting on these blogs can be a great way to get inbound links. I suggest that you add something meaningful to the conversation and not spam them.
Here are some tips to get the most out of commenting on No Nofollow blogs:
1. Put the keywords you want to rank high for in the name field and your website in the URL or WEBSITE field.
2. Don’t always use the same keywords. Vary it up a bit.
3. Try deep linking to other pages on your site.
4. Comment on the most recent post because it will have the greatest chance of being indexed soonest.
5. Look for a list of most popular posts in the sidebar and comment on those posts. These posts should have more authority to give out because they are linked to from every page on the blog.
6. Use the search functionality on these blogs to find posts that have the keywords that are important to your site.
If you are interested in removing the nofollow tag from your blog, visit this Andy Beard’s Blog post. He shows you how to remove the tag from Blogger Blogspot, Moveable Type and Typepad. FYI, Andy started the No Nofollow | I Follow | DoFollow list.