Can wordpress.com blogs have dofollow in their comments?

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  • #304238

    I know there are a ton of plug ins for wordpress but those are for blogs hosted by people…is there a plugin or can wordpress.com blogs have dofollow comments?

    #304539

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Sorry, no. Allowing that would encourage spam and provide no real benefit.

    #304540

    I would dare to say that if we could, we’d already have it…..

    #304546

    Well askimet does a great job of catching spam….I was just hoping because blogs at blogspot can have dofollow comments and i think wordpress is losing out because of this! In fact i have been spending most of my blogging time on blogspot.com.

    #304548

    I link my comments all the time. Just think it makes things more interactive and funny. Like funny pictures which correlate with things people said. But, I’ve never seen a reason to make it a follow. That just seems to leave a door open for all kinds of abuse, IMHO.

    #304549

    Well if i moderate it 100% then where is the harm? I want to give people incentive to read my blog!

    #304550

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Thomas, your readers already have an incentive to read and comment on your blog. They get a link to their blog (if they choose to provide one). That link works normally, other readers can click on it to reach their blog.

    A single dofollowed link in a real comment has essentially no effect on search engine rankings. The only way to get any real effect is to spam. Dofollow links advantage spammers only, while providing no real benefit to anyone else.

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