Ok, I am taking a big leap of faith on this blog in that today I began allowing DoFollow links on comments and trackbacks. Why is this a leap of faith? Well, I already get TONS of spam bots sending over their junk comments by obvious amateurs who are clearly just buying the next easy commenting software. For the most part, Akismet picks these up well and I don’t have to deal with them. Obviously it is not my intention to increase this.
Rather, when reading a blog post today by a trusted blog and SEO software company, I came across a little note on their comment form about KeywordLuv. And, being the curious person I am, I clicked to find out what it was.
Well, turns out this little plugin allows users to leave a comment AND get the anchor text link juice in the specific keyword set they want to link for by adding @Their Keyword to the end of their name (WordPress by default hyperlinks the name with whatever URL is entered in the URL field). Hmmm, sounds interesting!
Allowing DoFollow Links (Gulp)?
Allowing DoFollow Links, Step One, Get a Clean Slate
The Test for Allowing DoFollow, What will happen?
So, here is the test. Will this, and you can chime in with your experience in the comments below, minimum 400 characters of course ):
- Increase my comment traffic with real people looking to genuinely add value to the site and post?
- Increase my spam comments to the point where I will quickly turn it off off and go back to normal business as usual?
- Or, some combination of the two?