There has been a lot of discussion about nofollow or dofollow. First of all Google is the one that introduced the nofollow concept. Thus you can see many free blog services like WordPress and Blogger have adapted it. Well this surely has to do with Google page rank. This is actually good to prevent spammer from getting any credits of page rank from the blogs that they comment.
What benefits do we bloggers gain from having a nofollow on our blog? Nofollow was created for search engine page rank, not for bloggers. In fact it is better to have dofollow for blogs. Bloggers need to use it wisely and not misusing it. It’s like a sharp edge knife which you can use it to hurt people or safe lives. It depends on how you use it.
Having dofollow is a good way to reward those that took their time to read your post and leave a good comment. A link love to their blogs is never too much. As for the spammers that aim to get links and page rank credits, all you need to do is delete their comments or install Akismet to catch the spam. If you do it right and able to control it nicely I don’t see why we can’t benefits from this.
Readers that are seriously wanted to get some link love will eventually read the post and place a good comment. This will increase interaction between bloggers and both parties will gain benefits from this. It’s a win win situation for both sides. New comers that initially just wanted to get some link love might get to know your blog and become your loyal readers instead. So why shouldn’t we go for dofollow?
Here’s the link to dofollow plugin for WordPress. Check out my previous post on how to install plugin if you are not sure how to do this.