WordPress Plugin - Strip “nofollow” tag from comment URLsBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, March 7, 2005
WordPress (a Weblog/CMS software) comes with “nofollow” enabled by default, with no option to disable it! This plugin provides an option to disable “nofollow” in the most efficient way possible without altering any WordPress code.
Any comments URL’s posted by the viewers of a WordPress powered site are automatically tagged as “nofollow”.
This means that the search engines wouldn’t follow the URL’s listed and hence a commenter wouldn’t get the benefit of commenting on this site by way of increasing their (websites) search engine rank (like Google rank). This is supposed to act as disincentive to comment spammers. In reality this acts as a strong disincentive to comment on a site by legitimate viewers.