CommentLuv, DoFollow, and NoFollow Free

In the last few days I’ve been exploring the web and learning about comments and plugins for WordPress. What have I learned? I’ve learned that the default for most blogs is to have nofollow set for an author’s website, or links in comments.

There were a quite a bunch of plugins I found to remove nofollow from comments.  The ones mentioned most often were:  LinkLove, DoFollow, and NoFollow Free.

They all looked like good choices, with DoFollow the simplest if someone wants to remove nofollow from all links in comments. Just install it, activate the plugin, and you’re done.

By default, LinkLove leaves the nofollow set until a comment author reaches 10 posts. That could be a good choice for some folks. There are instructions for how to change the number of posts to something other than 10, if a different number is desired.

I decided to use NoFollow Free. It takes a tiny bit more time setting up, since you’ll likely go to the options page and customize the settings, but you have options for whose posts you want to remove nofollow from, and the number of posts before it will do so. It also allows removing nofollow from a author’s website, links in comment contents, or both. Plus… There’s a built in option to put back nofollow if blacklist words are matched.

CommentLuv is a plugin that will go to a comment author’s website (if they fill it in) and posts a link to their last post at the time of the comment. A fun way to share a little luv by making it easy for readers to check out a commenter’s site. It may also encourage folks to comment on your site.

And lastly…  You may have wondered about the… U Comment – I Follow design:

U Comment - I Follow design

You can find one for your blog in a number of colors or a css version  from Randa Clay Design.

About Nifty Galoot

Farmer and Market Gardener living along the banks of the Mississippi river in north Central Minnesota.
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57 Responses to CommentLuv, DoFollow, and NoFollow Free

  1. First , let me say thanks for allowing me to take advantage of the plug ins you have installed. The comment luv, and the keyword luv plug ins are awsome tools to have in your tool box. They have helped me get my sites ranked in the top 10 of google serps time and time again. They really are great plug ins and again I would like to say thanks for making this available to all of us.
    I wish you the best in all you do
    Rob
    .-= Rob @ Digital Drawing Pad´s last blog ..Graphics Tablets ? =-.

  2. perros says:

    i like it, sharing to digg!

  3. Cathy says:

    It takes a tiny bit more time setting up, since you’ll likely go to the options page and customize the settings, but you have options for whose posts you want to remove nofollow from. I would like to say thanks for making this available to all of us.

  4. Proform Pete says:

    This is some great content. I have also fooled around with some of these sites, and also I have found that NoFollow Free was the best for me. Most work pretty well, I think it’s personal preference.

  5. hostgator says:

    Thank you Nifty! Very informative post about dofollow links in wordpress. I think the NoFollow plugin is the best choice for my blogs. James

  6. I am lit bit confused regarding these plugins before reading this article. Currently working on new wordpress blog. Time to apply your suggestions. Thanx for sharing such a fascinating, informative and wonderful article.

  7. Heather says:

    Very informative post about dofollow links in wordpress. I think the NoFollow plugin is the best choice for my blogs. It takes a tiny bit more time setting up, since you’ll likely go to the options page and customize the settings. Thank you.

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