22 July 2008

You Comment I Follow

photo of a cat drinking from a cup with a picture of a cat on it.I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing this phrase a lot lately. But what does it mean? Does it mean that if I leave a comment on your blog that somehow you are going to follow me back to my blog? Well, that’s what I thought it meant, until I did some research.

What this phrase means, is that the blog owner has turned off the NoFollow command in their blog, thus allowing the Googlebots to follow the comments and thus give a little love to those that take the time to comment on your blog. When the NoFollow command is in place, the Googlebots do not follow your comments, so any links you may leave are are not followed and are useless.

For a more indepth account as to why the NoFollow attribute is in place, I will leave it to someone who knows what they are talking about:

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050118-204728

After I removed the NoFollow attribute, I posted a comment in my sidebar to let my readers know just what I did (well, you can actually just look off to the right-side as well. I know, it’s late and I’m tired)


  • As a Thank You for those who comment, I have done the following:

  • Comments on this blog are now made DOFOLLOW for the Google Spiders.

  • Comments are moderated.

  • Spam will not be tolerated.


Now, if you are interested in turning your blog into a Dofollow site, the first thing you will need to do is go into your html and click "expand widgets". Next, I suggest that you save your template.
Look through your coding until you come across this...

photo of html coding for removing nofollow


Where you see the rel='nofollow' just remove that portion and save the changes. Your site is now a Dofollow site.

12 comments:

  1. HellO, thanks for these tips, I really didnt have any idea of what the you comment i follow meant, I thought also it was something like the person of the blog was actually following literally....

    ohhh and i like the picture of the cat :D I had a grey one like that one some years before!

    See ya!

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  2. This is a perfect explanation of U Comment I Follow badges. I always notice this badge, and I thought as same as you. I thought that they will come to our blog and return comment until now. You change that mindset of mine. Now, I get clearer picture of this.

    Thank you so much.. I have bookmark you site and will refer to it by this weekend to change all my blogs to this category.

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  3. atniz: I'm glad this helped. I have been seeing these badges everywhere and I just HAD to find out what it meant. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. gaolga: Your welcome. The cat is named KoKo and is sometimes known as the living alarm clock. He always knows when it's 6:00am and he has an 8 minute snooze button which decreases each time.

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  5. I'm pretty dense. I see those things everywhere, and never bothered to check them out. I'm not sure whether I should follow, not follow, or just leave a trail of bread crumbs and hope for the best.

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  6. Now, this is clear to me. I used to have the U Comment, I Follow badge but I recently removed it. For the main reason that I really had no clue of what that really means. I was just doing what others were doing :) . Now, I'm gonna check the link you posted to get the full details on how to do it.

    Btw, I am not aware of any other way to check your rank at Entrecard. What I did, I just searched according to popularity in all categories as well as the category I belong to. I then counted how many blogs were above me and also checked how many Entrecard members are there all in all. Other bloggers might have a better way of doing this :) .

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  7. Thanks for coming by and thank you for the information on Entrecard, I'll give it a try. Have a great day!

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  8. Da old man:
    I know what you mean. I kept seeing these things and just had to check it out. I like the bread crumbs idea. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  9. I noticed that your comments now back to nofollow tags. Have you change it back?

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  10. atniz: No I haven't changed them back. I will go in and see what happened. I'll let you know. Thanks for letting me know.

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  11. atniz: I checked and everything is as it should be. What did you notice?

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  12. atniz: I want to thank you for bringing this to my attention, I found out how to check for the nofollow attribute in the source code of the comments section and discovered that even though it is removed from my code, it still appears in the comments source code. I did more research and found that in the Classic Blogger Layout, which I still use, it is not possible to remove the attribute. I have posted a notice to this effect and have given you credit for bringing this to my attention. I am very sorry for not catching this sooner. When doing my research, I did not come across this problem. Thanks again for letting me know.

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