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rel="nofollow" ruining the Web?
mikomido




msg:3440614
 10:32 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wherever I go I see "nofollow". Everywhere a nofollow! GRRR! How is one supposed to get links when nobody rewards you for making comments in their crappy blogs etc.?

 

Lord Majestic




msg:3440617
 10:37 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sounds like you reward yourself by making a comment.

vincevincevince




msg:3440618
 10:37 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

How is one supposed to get links when nobody rewards you for making crappy comments in their blogs etc.?

By being good enough to get your link in the blog post itself... where there is no rel="nofollow".

starec




msg:3440625
 10:50 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

How is one supposed to get links when nobody rewards you for making comments in their crappy blogs etc.?

By creating useful content or service that people talk about and link to. It's not that difficult (even though it seems much more difficult than dropping your url in blog comments...)

Habtom




msg:3440640
 11:00 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

vincevincevince, thanks for putting the word "crappy" where it belongs.

CWebguy




msg:3440804
 2:44 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think people who post links in blog comments are ruining the web :)

CWebguy




msg:3440819
 2:49 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sorry, Mokimodo, that was a low blow :)

But seriously, to answer your question (or statement, I don't remember which it was), blog links in the comments sections (and on forums for that matter) are generally not even counted by search engines, so even if there was no "rel='nofollow'" command (which most blogging software adds into their pages automatically), it probably wouldn't do you that much good, if any at all.

Keep it going buddy. Persistance pays off. Just keep your head about it.

God Bless!

mikomido




msg:3440830
 2:59 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

CWebguy: What makes you think search engines somehow detect that a site is a blog and not count the links? That is complete nonsense.

CWebguy




msg:3440833
 3:02 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm sure google is smart enough to detect comment posts and forms, just my guess.

Note: If I'm wrong, it wouldn't be the first time :)

[edited by: CWebguy at 3:08 pm (utc) on Sep. 4, 2007]

Quadrille




msg:3441022
 5:37 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

making comments in their crappy blogs

... And they are certainly wise enough to detect comment spam.

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