Adds NoFollow/DoFollow Control!
Andy Bailey, author/coder of the infamous and much loved commentluv plugin has just released an update to commentluv that substantially extends its functionality by giving you granular control of whether or not the provided links are designated “nofollow”.
In the image below you can see that there are three options regarding adding rel=”nofollow” to the last blog post link…..
1. All Comments Are NoFollow
2. All Comments Are DoFollow
3. All Comments of Registered Users are Dofollow (others are nofollow)
Click on the image for a closer look (and use your back button to return).
This allows us to pick and chose how much love we share and whether we allow commentluv’s system of rejecting proven spammers from their registration base as a method to preserve our SEO relevance.
The registered users only feature is definitely a tool I’m glad to have as my open-door DoFollow/Commentluv/KeywordLuv support of course makes me a prime target for link spammers.
Notes for Existing DoFollow Blogs:
Many DoFollow plugins are not coded in a way that allows them to strip the NoFollow off of commentluv links by default. That is why I’m a fan of the Dofollow plugin by SEM.
A while back however I added the code that removes the nofollow directly to my custom functions.php file in Thesis (like the functions.php file in another theme) so that I do not require a plugin and can not accidentally disable it.
I was pleased to see that the way the commentluv plugin works allows its nofollow tags to be applied AFTER the customfunction.php effects are created, so if I set this to nofollow I actually get nofollow CL links… and…. what I hope to see… only for unregistered users.
What I do not know, as I can not easily test it, is what order of precedent will occur when there is a DoFollow plugin running and these are set to nofollow or nofollow for unregistered users. I do not know which plugin will take precedent. Hopefully someone can comment and tell me what they are observing.
This is a great empowerment tool for the blog owner and definitely a nice upgrade. I’m really optimistic about the big things coming in the upcoming 2.9 version!
I of course am allergic to nofollow tags for my visitors like you so you can bet I will not be setting those links to nofollow, however I do plan to require comluv registration which will give me some minor protection from spammers.
If your wondering What Is Dofollow? Then check out this link! And if your blog is already DoFollow + Commentluv + Keywordluv enabled, be sure to comment on the post for the new directory listing I’m building!
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