Good Bye Nofollow: How to DOfollow comments with blogger

Andy Beard pointed me to a neat procedure to DOFOLLOW links in blog comments with blogger.com: Remove Nofollow Attribute on Blogger.com Blog Comments:

Edit the template’s HTML and remove “rel=’nofollow’” in this line:
<a expr:href='data:comment.authorUrl' rel='nofollow'><data:comment.author/></a>

Now I’ve a good reason to upgrade the software. Sadly I’ve hacked the template so badly, I doubt it will work with the new version :(



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6 Comments to "Good Bye Nofollow: How to DOfollow comments with blogger"

  1. Andy Beard on 23 March, 2007  #link

    Make a backup of your theme template first in a text file.

    Work with a tabbed text editor helps a lot in these situations.

    Make the switch over, find a suitable theme, and copy over the modifications from your backup.

    You can always setup a new blog and work on the theme until it is how you want it to look, and then make the switch.

  2. Sebastian on 23 March, 2007  #link

    Thanks Andy, will look into it.

  3. IncrediBILL on 29 March, 2007  #link

    Sebastian, don’t panic, upgrading is a BREEZE and blogger will a) continue to use your existing CLASSIC layout if you want or b) you can easily upgrade to LAYOUT in about an hour.

    Blogger maintains a copy of your classic template under TEMPLATE > EDIT HTML > View Classic Template

    It was so simple I don’t know why I waited and it’s MUCH easier to use in LAYOUT than the classic templates.

  4. Dan on 27 February, 2008  #link

    I just wanted to try your dofollow comments by linking to a (ahem)random how to write a book site

    [I just wanted to use your comment to show that I not only nofollow some UGC links, but also remove or replace URIs that I don’t like. Sebastian]

  5. kamya on 4 May, 2009  #link

    I have implemented the dofollow on my blog and have seen an increase in traffic as well as users participation for tricard poker. Which is what make one’s site an authority. Great post and I do appreciate the time spent putting this together.

    [Editor’s note: Nice try. Check out my dofollow-policy. Read harder. There’s no such paragraph as ‘Yessir! I do love to promote your useless poker site - Thanks for the link spam’]

  6. Anup on 28 November, 2009  #link

    Hi you all and dear this blog author,

    I suggest you all my friend to don’t turn you blog to Do Follow blog. If you are asking why? ok. here is the answer:

    Don’t turn your blog to Do Follow blog

    Thank you!

    [As requested, I’ve added the nofollow thingy to your link.]

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