u comment i follow – Join the Movement

June 23, 2009 by
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After reading some bloggers who have joined the movement of “U comment, I follow” I was encouraged to join this wonderful movement as well.

what this means to you: It means whenever you fill out the comment section by providing your name, email and website, the search engines such as Google will follow your website and you will receive back links (link juice) from search engines.

What is this movement? It is aimed at removing the “nodofollow” feature from the comment section in order to credit commenters for their contribution by sharing the link juice from Google.  Below is a quick rundown:

If you have not heard, the default setting for many blog platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Movable, etc, is “nodofollow” for the comment section.  The original intention behind this feature was to stop comment spam; however, it doesn’t work and comment spam is controlled by other features.

How can you join this movement? You can join this movement by installing a plug-in that will remove the “nodofollow feature.   Below is a list of plug-ins for various blog platforms:

WordPress: Install and activate this plugin: DoFollow
Blogger or Blogspot: use this guide
Typepad: use this guide
Moveable Type: use this guide

You can grab your “u comment i follow” logos by visiting Randa Clay Design



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3 Responses to “u comment i follow – Join the Movement”

  1. Robert on August 6th, 2009 10:48 am

    Great post. I’m also a big fan of this movement as it gives people another reason to comment on a blog! As long as they post good comments, there is no reason not to be a part of this movement! I think WordPress should allow dofollow links by default, personally.

  2. Management Mentoring on August 11th, 2009 6:15 am

    I agree. It’s lovely that people are taking advantage of this and blogging community is really coming together!

  3. Funky Gifts on October 29th, 2009 6:04 am

    I agree with Robert, wordpress should be do follow by default. There are some great spam plug-ins these days that catch all the rubbish automatically.