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Monday, Apr. 16, 2007 at 12:17 am

Should You Share the Link Love?

By Bryan Eisenberg
April 16th, 2007

ifollowblue.gifRemember when the search engines created the “nofollow” tag. It was created to prevent those folks who bomb your blogs with garbage comments. I didn’t follow the logic. Why? The folks who really cared if this tag was there or not were your real contributors and those who didn’t care, the bad guys, weren’t slowed down a bit. After all, the bad guys are usually just using bots, and they don’t really care about the rejection. For them it’s a numbers game.

Thankfully, some bloggers have pushed forward and created the “I Follow” movement and even created a “Do Follow” plugin for WordPress.

We’ve always felt that if you contribute to our community with a relevant comment, we should share the link love. What are you planning on doing? Will you follow the “You Comment, I follow” movement?

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Comments (4)

  1. I think I will. One of the biggest reasons to blog is to encourage conversations. If we can keep spam away by other means, I see no other downside.

  2. Hi, your site is included in our index of DoFollow sites search engine!


  3. When they do actually follow that is. This seems to be one of the few do follow blogs that actually does.

  4. I agree… I just went from nofollow to dofollow on my blog and I haven’t notice any change in spam.

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Bryan Eisenberg, founder of FutureNow, is a professional marketing speaker and the co-author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat to Bark and Always Be Testing. You can friend him on Facebook or Twitter.

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