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rel="nofollow" ruining the Web?

     
10:32 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.?
10:37 am on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like you reward yourself by making a comment.
10:37 am on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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".
10:50 am on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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...)

11:00 am on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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vincevincevince, thanks for putting the word "crappy" where it belongs.
2:44 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think people who post links in blog comments are ruining the web :)
2:49 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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!

2:59 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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CWebguy: What makes you think search engines somehow detect that a site is a blog and not count the links? That is complete nonsense.
3:02 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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]

5:37 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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making comments in their crappy blogs

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