WordPress by default, just like other blogging platforms, has automatically been adding the “nofollow” microformat extension to all links from user generated content such as comments and trackbacks. To support the growing rejection of NoFollow for blog comments, I have compiled this list of plugins that help you remove nofollow from your blog forever.
I just picked up a very useful tip on Dougal Campbells blog that I thought I should note down for posterity, especially with so many people planning to upgrade to WordPress 2.1 in the near future.
Macalua has just released a Top Posts By Category Plugin which seems like a great idea that could generate some additional traffic to posts already receiving high traffic.
Hmm, that would be a little bit like what Alister wrote about Knuttz recently.
I am not sure of the easiest way to leverage it.. maybe an invisible category “hot”.
The site is live, the plugin available for download.
There are still a lot of things that need tweaking on the site before I promote it but thought I would at least mention it here before hitting the sack.
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.
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.
Here is a little something I just posted to the WordPress Hackers mailing list.
If you are using a badly coded plugin to subscribe to comments on a blog, take this as a very serious warning.
I have been planning for a long time to launch a membership site based on custom wordpress plugins, and also taking advantage of various mininet strategies, especially those discussed in Revenge of the Mininet (which you can now get free). It is honestly required reading.