The No More No Follow MovementBy
Who would have thought that two little words could start such a trend – or as Chris Cree remarked at Gayla’s MomGadget – a movement! That’s right, the removal of “no follow” code from comments is down right contagious.
The “no follow” link code was originally intended to deter spam comments in the sense that if the link was not followed by the search engines then there wouldn’t be any benefit to the spammers, but spam filters, moderation and plugins are doing that job these days.
The trend is now switching to “do follow” or rewarding users for commenting on your blog by giving them a link each time they do. Now that is what I call nice. If only the rest of the world would play so nicely together.
I am using the Semilogic WordPress plugin to remove “no follow” and I know there are others.
Gayla posted a list of blogs she knows that are promoting “do follow” and sharing the link love:
- Gayla McCord of MomGadget
- Wendy Piersall of eMoms at Home
- Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog
- Dawud Miracle at dmiracle.com
- Chris Cree of SuccessCREEations
- Randa Clay of Randa Clay Design
- Char Polanosky of Essential Keystrokes (that’s me)
- Chris Garrett of chrisg.com
- Andy Beard of AndyBeard.eu
- David Paul Robinson of davidpaulrobinson.com
- Lars-Christian of Lars-Christian.com
- Char Polanosky of Casual Keystrokes (that’s me, too)
- David Airey of Creative Design
- Ponn Sabra of Empower Women Now
- Jason of Webomatica
- Michelle of Scribbit
- Mario of MariosAlexandrou.com
- Robert Hruzek of Middle Zone Musings
- Lisa Mills of Work at Home Revolution
- Aaron Potts of Today is That Day
- Heather of Home Ec 101
- Laura Spencer of Writing Thoughts
- Steve James of Babblz and Fresh Yields
- KWiz of Wisdom Walking
- Phil Nash of Unintentionally Blank
- Doris of Home Office Women, Live Life Organics and Your Health, DorisGoesShopping, and Doris Chua
- Lillie Ammann of A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye
- Cass at CassKnits
- Bob Meets World
- Your Name Here
Are you generous with your links? Have you joined the “do follow” movement? If so, let us know so we can add you to the list!