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The first thing I would like mention on this post is to give thanks to all of you, readers of Software Critics. As you all know, I’ve just switched this blog to dofollow a few weeks back and the results are amazing. Comment numbers really increased as well as visitors.
There’s one guy on the web that I’d really like to thank because he influenced me in some way to switch my blog to dofollow not because he convinced me or something but because he has shown credibility and I admire him for his straight-forward and rather unique style of writing and he’s being an advocate of dofollow blogs made be decide to do the same and he’s no other than John Sullivan of Potpolitics.com, my first blogging friend.
Potpolitics.com was the first blog I’ve ever written a guest post on. My guest post was entitled, Four Points to Guilt-Free Blogging.
WordPress by default places nofollow attribute to its comments and thereby not giving any link juice to commenter’s URL or website which I think is not fair. Google as we all know gives credit to link juice pass-on from one site to another as a vote provided that site is trusted by Google. It’s not all about the number of sites that link to you that increases page rank but the higher the reputation of the site that links to you.
As Google works against page rank sculpting, whether a rel=”nofollow” attribute is placed on a link, they will still follow the link. So, why would I not reward my readers for their effort in leaving comments to this blog? I just wanted to play fair with everybody.
Since this blog is already dofollow, from now on I’ll also be embracing the Keywordluv plugin by Stephen Cronin.
Here’s how it works,
Commentators can be rewarded by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their website, giving them improved anchor text. To do this, if you enter “YOURName@Custom WordPress Plugins” in the Name field, your comment will have:
“YOURName from Dofollow WordPress Plugins Says:”
“YOURName@Dofollow WordPress Plugins Says:”
If you don’t enter the @ symbol, the anchor text will simply display as normal.
Again, thank you to all my readers and my blogging friends and I hope this little act of kindness could go along way. Please be reminded that I still moderate comments so take a plunge into the discussion by making it relevant.
Removal of Keywordluv WordPress Plugin
If you came into this post thinking that you can use your precious keywords in the comment field, I’m sorry but this plugin has long been removed due to excessive keyword abuse. Please refer to the comment policy in place. Thank you.
Category: open source
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