Comments Policy How To

Ezine Articles are in the process of implementing a new comments policy for their blog, and the good part is that they are also removing nofollow from the comments.

I love Ezine Articles, and the blog is one I read “religiously”. Bloggers can learn an awful lot from Article Marketing, and in fact I recommend that all bloggers also use article marketing especially when they have a new blog with low readership.

Paid Links | Hindsight gives perspective

Paid Links

It is five years, almost to the day that Yahoo started charging $299 per year for a listing in their directory as this article on Pandia clearly illustrates.

The main benefit of being in the Yahoo directory isn’t traffic, it is pagerank / trustrank. Who actually uses the Yahoo directory for anything other than listing their own sites?
It is many years since I went to Yahoo to lookup an entry for anything other than a competitor in a niche.

Nofollow | Preserving Google Juice

Nofollow example - SEO best practice

When I did my round up of readers taking action of various kinds with , I missed out on one very active reader. I hadn’t been by his blog in a few days, and there has been quite a significant change.

Blog SEO | Evaluation | Taking action

using nofollow to cultivate pagerank

One of the most rewarding things about blogging, at least for me, is when you see people taking action based on something you have suggested.

There are actually 2 distinct stages in taking action

Nofollow | SEO & Dynamic Linking | Disclosure

Here are some more links discussing the use of NoFollow for SEO purposes.

Seo Blog has a solid overview of how each search engine treats nofollow.
I am not sure the final conclusion regarding Yahoo and treating nofollow for ranking purposes is correct. I know many people who have done well with blog comments with Yahoo search, even on blogs using nofollow. I haven’t got any recent data.

NoFollow and Pink Boxes

nofollow social buttons

Did you know that using social network buttons can hurt your search engine rankings?

Every single link on your page gives some weight to the pages it is linking to, whether internal or external.

How to make it easy to gain links

You should always try to make it easy for people to link to you, especially if you are running a blog which isn’t using nofollow for trackbacks as additional encouragement.

Thus you should provide copy and paste linking.

Ultimate Tag Warrior SEO Tricks (pt 1)

On my blogs, I prefer not to use nofollow for comments and trackback.

It is my belief that if someone adds to the conversation on my blogs, the least I can do is offer them a backlink for their trouble.
I prefer people to write a post about me than to add me to their blogroll. I know a blogroll link theoretically gives me more Google Juice, but if they give 200 people a blogroll link, suddenly the value of that link from every page is greatly deminished.