No, I’m not going back to nofollow, but I am tightening the ropes a bit. After my recent post explaining why you shouldn’t nofollow your comments, I actually started to look into it a bit more.
It may be a little hypocritical, but I’ve decided to raise the number of approved comments before dofollow is activated to 9 (previously 3.)
Why I Did It – Although I didn’t previously think the loads of dofollowed links in the comment field of posts were negatively affecting the authority of the blog, I’m starting to think they may actually be. Not so much the pagerank “leakage” because I’m fairly confident that my internal linking structure is maintaining most of it, but more with the linking out of low-quality sites!
So, for those of you who comment regularly you’ll be getting more authority through your comment links on this blog, but those who just drop by, leave a comment just to get a link then leave, yours will be nofollowed