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Do-Follow Plug-in – Your Comments Now Pass Page Rank To You

Written by George Manty  · May 23, 2007

I have been wanting to do this for a while now, because I despise the no-follow tag. It was a ridiculous creation, destined to be abused. That is why I am SO glad that I just activated the Do-Follow WordPress plug-in.

The do-follow plug-in removes the no-follow attribute from all of the links in your blog’s comments. Not only does this make me happy, but it should encourage you to comment more on this blog. The links you provide in the comments “count” to the Search Engines.

Either way, it’s a win-win plug-in in my eyes…

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50 Responses to “Do-Follow Plug-in – Your Comments Now Pass Page Rank To You”

  1. Nenad Ristic on May 23rd, 2007 10:14 pm

    Let me be the first to welcome you to the ranks of dofollow webmasters!

  2. Dexter on May 24th, 2007 3:51 am

    Good to hear that..

  3. Markk on May 24th, 2007 7:24 am

    I did the same thing, like, two days ago. I couldn’t see any reason why not. It encourages comments and Akismet or similar takes care of any spam.

  4. George Manty on May 24th, 2007 7:44 am

    Nenad, Markk, Dexter,

    I am glad I did it and I plan on doing it with our other blogs. It’s very simple to install and activate.

  5. Ryan on May 24th, 2007 9:03 am

    I learned about DoFollow a little while, and installed in on my blog once I did. I didn’t even know the Nofollow was there! It should encourage comment, especially if you let everyone know that they get pagerank benefits from leaving one.

  6. George Manty on May 24th, 2007 9:40 am


    I agree with you on that. I expect an increase in comments, which will utlimately make this blog a better resource for all.

  7. Daniel on May 24th, 2007 1:19 pm

    Great I been looking for a way to do this. I never understood why someone would want the no follow tag anyhow, It encourages people not to comment.

  8. Brit on May 25th, 2007 6:52 am

    Thats really great! Cannot wait for that happen all over the cyberworld.

  9. George Manty on May 25th, 2007 7:10 am


    I agree. At one point WordPress didn’t use the no-follow tag. Then one day I upgraded it and viola, the no-follow tag appeared on my comments. I was very disappointed that WordPress chose that as the default behavior and worse yet that there was no way to turn it off.


    Met too.

  10. KennyP on May 25th, 2007 12:41 pm

    Please pass me the pagerank now šŸ˜€

  11. George Manty on May 25th, 2007 12:46 pm


    Alright… but just this once šŸ˜€

  12. Shayari on May 27th, 2007 2:56 am

    This plugin will definetly help bloggers to get more comments on their blog..

  13. on May 31st, 2007 11:19 pm

    I recently hooked my site up to be a “dofollow” site, actually helped to get me more traffic!

  14. George Manty on June 1st, 2007 6:43 am

    That doesn’t surprise me at all.

  15. Ben on June 5th, 2007 12:02 am

    That is freaking AWESOME

  16. George Manty on June 5th, 2007 8:32 am

    Umm, I may need to come up with a clear comment policy because of this…

  17. Guitar Hero 3 on June 16th, 2007 9:03 pm

    Pretty cool. I think i might install this thing on my blog.

  18. George Manty on June 16th, 2007 9:33 pm

    Guitar Hero,

    Yes, it is pretty cool.

  19. bharadwaj on June 25th, 2007 1:39 pm

    I have seen a few negatives here.
    For instance, some body might just leave comments, just for the backlink and nothing else.
    “your article is good” is not a comment. A sentence that talks more on the post is a comment.

  20. George Manty on June 25th, 2007 1:45 pm


    I agree with you. I delete most all of those comments. I made some exceptions on this post, since they came around the time that I posted this and because I had to make a judgement call on these. I decided to judge favorably in some of these cases. However, you won’t find many “good post” comments on this blog, because I delete them or mark them as spam for Akismet.

    Thanks for sharing your concern,

  21. Transcriptionist on July 27th, 2007 12:42 am

    George, thanx for that good plugin, but as Bhardwaj said, that may lead to a comment spam, lemme try and let you know. Anyway I have turned on Comment Time Out along with Akismet!

  22. Marenda on August 4th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Since adding the Do Follow plugin I’ve gotten so many more comments it is really a great plugin

  23. bonbin_rider on August 19th, 2007 6:41 pm

    yeah, you will have many visitors when you turn on do follow plugin. this comments is the example. Maybe for some people turn on do follow plugin will bring many spam comments to their website, but anyone that send comments will see and browse their website to know their content. And if they like your website, they will recomend it to their friends and finally the spammers become visitors.

  24. Arby on September 26th, 2007 6:04 am

    Thanks for sharing this plugin. I’ll have to install this on my blogs and see if it increases the number of comments.

  25. CMS on September 27th, 2007 2:14 am

    Yeah this will us share and increase the number comments on our blog. This will reward the readers that reply and comment to posts, for as long as you enter your name, your e-mail and the url of your site, you will get a link back to your site. That’s a pretty good idea.

  26. Jason on October 9th, 2007 6:17 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I also use the Do-Follow WordPress plug-in. Its just not worth taking all the time to go read articles and actually give positive feedback without getting a little something for it.

  27. Tommy on December 19th, 2007 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I am going to implement this on my site as well.


  28. Interwebhunt on January 30th, 2008 10:01 am

    Hopefully Google will take notice and realize that the nofollow tags are a complete waste and shouldn’t be the end all be all of link juice.

  29. Wade on March 22nd, 2008 11:10 am

    That is great. A lot of people only post comments because it gives something back to them. Yeah you could post comments just because you want to, but most bloggers actually participate in comments because they get a little something in return.

  30. John Slimak on May 13th, 2008 3:35 pm

    Was it tough to get the nofollows removed? Looking to get my blog to be a do-follow.

  31. George Manty on May 13th, 2008 6:27 pm

    No it was easy, just used the plugin.

  32. Doug aka nullvariable on May 18th, 2008 6:17 pm

    George, this is a cool plugin, I’m undecided as yet on its value but we’ll see… I’d like to suggest another plugin I love

    it allows you to subscribe to new comments via email. Its a great way to follow the comments and boost the conversation via comments because once you post a comment you can respond without having to bookmark the page…

    Now if I can just get my main blog back onto WordPress I’ll be a happy camper šŸ˜€

  33. PC Sport Live on June 5th, 2008 12:58 pm

    The do follow plugin is fantastic if your sole purpose is to gain more comments, however it will always be open to abuse. I tried it on several of my blogs and I have to admit after the 500th deletion of offensive spam it got excessively tiring. It is always nice for those looking to promote their sites though. Sorry for the plug :p.

  34. Don on June 12th, 2008 4:19 am

    indeed the do-follow plugin is a great way to get links to your site and if you have it enabled it also promotes commenting. But the question is could this been seen as a way to game SE’s by encouraging unnatural behaviour.

  35. George Manty on June 12th, 2008 7:27 am


    Before nofollow was invented by the Search Engines commenting on blogs was considered by the Search Engines as possibly SE spam. And yes, I guess that using do-follow could be considered spam by the Search Engines, but the truth of the matter is that the Search Engines should rely on themselves to make their Search Engine algorithms work better, not on webmasters. It’s not our job, they don’t pay us to make their product better.

    Nofollow is so abused by webmasters these days it’s pitiful. It needs to go away…

  36. Money Making Website on June 19th, 2008 10:14 pm


    I can’t stand those sites that use the no-follow rule.

  37. Mumbaikar on June 23rd, 2008 6:33 pm

    Great man. It needs some real courage to allow do follow links on comments. Thank you for the initiative and you are right its a win win situation for you as well as people who comment here.

    Keep up the good work. Expecting more blogs on the list of no follow blogs.

  38. Nikki on October 9th, 2008 11:00 pm

    Thank you for the information. Great Post! I am new to SEO and I am trying to learn all that I can. Thanks again. Looking foward to reading more.

  39. Ally Chan on October 23rd, 2008 4:47 pm

    Great sharing…. I am still learning on SEO, trying to push my PR. I think it may help .. thanks

  40. Ally Chan on October 23rd, 2008 4:55 pm

    One question here..
    which link does the search engine follow?
    the link we type in the comment or
    the link on our name which will link the visitor to our website when on click?

  41. George Manty on October 23rd, 2008 7:44 pm


    At the moment Search engines follow both links but only count the anchor text from the first link for SEO purposes.

  42. nick on December 24th, 2008 2:03 am

    I love the do follow word press plugin, I thought the whole point of having a blog was to encourage comments, having a no follow doesnt really encourage commenters.

  43. Jean on December 25th, 2008 2:40 am

    That’s precisely the point of having a blog, to encourage interaction among your readers. You can use comments to rate your post based on the reactions of your readers. And at the same time get to know who your readers are, what they do and what they like to read from you.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  44. NickB on December 30th, 2008 1:54 am

    I wish more were like you. I love to comment on blogs, but some people don’t follow.
    I personally want people to comment on my blog, but only with relevant content of course.

    I think most people don’t want to moderate all of their comments.

  45. Justin on January 24th, 2009 1:23 am

    I wish all bloggers felt the way you do about the “no follow tag”. I agree that it is abused and that it discourages people from commenting. This way you get more content built for you as well as the commentor gaining valuable links that will help them.

  46. Wira on January 24th, 2009 1:28 pm

    Great, i also use do follow on my blog. As i see on plugin page, there will be no any problem on our rank. Hope other blogs will use it also.

  47. skyje on February 19th, 2009 12:27 pm

    Glad to have another dofollow blog to visit!:-

    Your blog is already doing so well so this would be more of a “thank you” to your readers, I guess.

  48. Magnetic Sponsoring on August 28th, 2009 5:14 pm

    Great call George. I wish more thought like you. I actually just started to do this for the very reason that you mentioned. I’ll admit that for awhile i did use the nofollow because they said it bled page rank from your blog and passed it to the other site. Well i changed the policy to do follow and, to date, haven’t noticed ANY change in page rank. But then again, it’s only been about two months since i’ve done this. We shall see, but either way, i plan to keep the do follow. I just think it’s good practice.

  49. George Manty on August 29th, 2009 6:48 pm

    Magnetic Sponsoring ,

    I should probably write a post about why nofollow is unimportant for your site’;s rankings.

  50. Gerald Stidham on February 26th, 2011 10:32 am

    Good to have you on baord with other do follow bloggers