I don’t know about you other bloggers out there – but I haven’t found that the ‘No Follow’ tag on comments has succeeded in deterring spammers one bit! I get tons of spam every day in the comments on all of my blogs. I’d venture to say that people stupid enough to spam, aren’t smart enough to understand that no follow tags are common in blogs and the links do them no good for SEO purposes.
They do, however, I feel damage legitimate reader participation. The web was built on links, as they say… and I love that fact. So I recently activated a quick, easy little plugin that removes the no follow tag from comments.
Now I can reward people who comments on my blogs with valued links to their websites. I feel great about that!