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Get rid of nofollow on backlinks on my blog

  1. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Hi, I've noticed that my links to the site where I sell my photography are coded nofollow, but other blogs pointing to the same website aren't. I read this: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-do-a-do-follow-backlink?replies=4#post-1222503 where it says that backlinks are dofollow by default. I am a total newbie to such matters, and would love some advise on how to make my links dofollow.

    I am seeing the nofollow, by rt-clicking on a link in a post and choosing 'inspect element.' Is this correct?
    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is priyaghosephotography.wordpress.com.

  2. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Anyone?

  3. You need to hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up a WordPress.org install http://wordpress.org/ to accomplish rewarding every commenter with a do-follow link, simply for commenting.

  4. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Thank you for your response.

    I don't want dofollow links in my comments at all, I want them in my actual posts. In each blog post I write I have links leading to the website where I sell my photographs, and they are currently coded nofollow. I would like to get rid of the nofollow.

    According to the support post I referenced in my original post here, backlinks are coded dofollow by default. I've seen them without the nofollow code on another WP blog that links to the same photography website as I do (and uses the free version of WP like mine), so I'm wondering what is going on and how to get rid of the nofollow coded into the links in my blog posts.

    Thanks in advance for any insight.

  5. I don't want dofollow links in my comments at all, I want them in my actual posts.

    Staff already answered that here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-do-a-do-follow-backlink?replies=4#post-1222503

  6. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Yes, that is the post I was referencing. However if you go to my blog, and right-click on any link and choose "inspect element" you will see that there is a nofollow before the link. It looks like this: Purchase a print or view more information about this photograph on my website:

  7. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    < a rel="nofollow" href="http://priya-ghose.artistwebsites.com/featured/the-crazy-chicken-priya-ghose.html"> … </p >

  8. If you link to a particular for-profit site too often, staff sometimes switch the links to point to the Terms of Service or something. It's possible they made this change as well.

  9. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    I am wondering if this is happening because I have click-through links associated with each image I post. This is the same link that I have posted as text later on in the post...i.e. for each post the click-through link and the text link are the same. I hadn't even taken this into consideration until now (as I said, total newbie), but I just checked the code for an image, and the link associated with it doesn't have the nofollow attached. Can anyone confirm that this is what's happening, and if so, if I should just leave well enough alone or?

    Thanks, appreciate the help.

  10. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Raincoaster, thank you, I posted my last response before reading what you had written. I link to a website where I sell my photographs in each post I make. Each post is a photography and the story/info about a particular photo, and then I link to where a print may be purchased. Is this a no-no?

  11. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Each post is a *photograph and the story/info about that particular photo.

  12. As I don't have a definitive answer I'll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  13. priyaghosephoto
    Member

    Thank you.

  14. I link to a website where I sell my photographs in each post I make. Each post is a photography and the story/info about a particular photo, and then I link to where a print may be purchased. Is this a no-no?

    That should be fine :)

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

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