I stumbled upon a funny website today called no to rel”nofollow”. The site is in German, andÂ even if I did learn German at school, I’m unable to (or rather lazy trying to) understand what it says exactly but the site’s tagline is just what I need to understand the owner’s anger and to agree with him: “Fight Spam not Blogs”.
I’ve been enjoying Loren’s latest post 13 reasons why nofollow tags suck, and really agree with the whole idea against the use of nofollow. If comments are edited, I don’t see why anyone would not give any link love to his readers and commenters who, in a certain way, help websites get more content, more links, and more traffic. Moreover, plugins such as Akismet, which work extremely well, should be sufficient to prevent spammy comments.
For that reason, I will soon remove link condoms on this blog, but beware, people whose names are “seo software”, “free directory” or “cool company” will still not get a link. Just real names please