Fastest way to active dofollow comments on your WordPress
Dofollow? Not follow? Have you ever heard those words?
What is the dofollow and nofollow?
This term relates more particularly to the field of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). More one website will have links from external websites better the positioning of it on the keyword in the link is important.
What’s a link really ? A link is an XHTML tag like below:
As you can see, this link contains several parameters that we call attribute and a value (or anchor).
In the example above, we have a first attribute “href” which contains the address of the web page you want to achieve when click on it.
Then we have the “title” attribute that indicate the title of the link. This element is taken in the positioning of the pointed website.
Finally, the value (or anchor) is simply the text displayed in link.
Here we give the results of our code above.
The questioning of dofollow and nofollow lands on another attribute rel.
The attribute “rel” is an indicator of the relationship beetween your web page and the pointed page.
By default, a link is dofollow. It is possible to change it with the following code.
In this example, the link has a nofollow relationship with http://www.mywebsite.com web page.
The dofollow distribute the PageRank. More a website has dofollow links better is him positioning with anchor.
The types of links “nofollow” suggest some search engines (including Google) that they shouldn’t rank that page, so the link does nothing to the position of the pointed website.
How to enable comments dofollow with WordPress
WordPress comments are automaticly filtered with “notfollow” when a visitor enters a website on a comment, the link does not bring him value on her position.
We’ll see how to make there links “dofollow”.
To do so, we will install a plugin called “dofollow”.
Automatic installation from the backend
Connected to your WordPress administration and in the “Plugins” sections click on “Add New”
Check that you are now well in the “Search” section.
A search field “Search Plugin” allows us to search an existing plugin in the WordPress database.
Enter “dofollow” and click on “Search Plugins”
A result list appears. You should find the following plugin “dofollow” (in version 4.0 when I was writting this article).
Click on “Install Now”.
An installation guide is launched and offers to activate your installed plugin.
Enable and comments will be now dofollow.
If a box asking you for FTP information, simply complete the form by entering your FTP account information and then the installation will start.
One argument to use the “dofollow” on his blog?
The dofollow can be a good way to get feedback. The webmaster of other sites need of these links to improve their positioning and their visibility on the Internet, so you’ll have more comments.
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