Add Nofollow to Blogger/WordPress Comments To Prevent Panda Effect & Spam

Search Engine Optimization - SEO is an essential part of blogging, without it we can NOT able to get the top positions in search results; and also there is no extra organic traffic from search engines. Since google search architecture always keep an eye on each link towards your site or from your site. Most of the time we get these outbound links through comment form. Now the question is should I keep blog comments as nofollow or dofollow? And how to nofollow all external links automatically in blogger?
Remove NoFollow From Blogger/ WordPress Comments
Professional bloggers used to search; What is the use of no follow? How do I make a link no follow? How to use rel="nofollow" for external links? What is the benefit of noindex/nofollow on blog comments? And so on...

These comments are one of the most important parts of your blog as each comment shows an idea to you that how your readers or visitors get that particular post on which they put their words, whether they want further information? or they have any question? or they like your content of blog post or not.

All blogger likes to get comments in his every article published. And this is one of the best on-page SEO tips for all bloggers to boost their page ranking by making SEO friendly comment system. Learn this tutorial on How To SEO Optimize Your Blogger Blog For Higher Search Results.

This SEO secret will help you rank better on Google in less time. Learn how to make your blogger comments nofollow and why in simple steps.

Add Nofollow to Comments To Prevent Blogger From Panda Effect & Spam
Add Nofollow to Comments To Prevent Blogger From Panda Effect & Spam

You should also need to practice on most important things to consider before building an SEO Optimized Web Page [SEO BASIC]. But today here is some SEO settings that every blogger should apply on their blog and this is one of the most important basics of SEO for getting top Google rankings.

Also read: What is Meta Tags & How to Improve Search Engine Ranking [PageRank] by Generating HTML Meta Tags

Why SEO Blogger Comment is so important?

Nofollow is a property that can be attached to links to defer the 'Comment Spam'. Allowing the links dofollow may extend the number of comments, but it will further turn the extended comment spam. We all know the benefits of commenting, as it gives us a backlink from the dofollow enabled website. "Nofollow" gives a way for the web developers to show the search engines that "Don't follow that link" When search engines like Google detect the attribute rel="nofollow" on any of your hyperlinks, those links will NOT get added while indexing your web pages in the SERP.

Blogger loves to publish articles online but, spammer loves to spam.

Most of the time, those people put the link in comments that are not relevant to your article - spam. And as per the google search architecture, those links can harm your SEO website ranking by decreasing Google Pagerank [PR]. The panda update by google search algorithm is a new strict policy which looks for content and spam links.
  1. Prevent spam in comment system.
  2. For making comments not to count as backlinks by search engines.

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Add Nofollow Tag back on links to keep your all comments as NOFOLLOW

There is a simple way for all bloggers or forum builders to set this tag for all outbound links. All site developers use this for making their SEO friendly comments system. How to add Nofollow Tag to each link in blogger comment system.

1. Open HTML to edit.

2. Search for the code:
expr: href = 'data: the post.createLinkUrl'

3. Attach the following tag to above code:
rel = 'nofollow external'
So it will looks like:
rel = 'nofollow external' expr: href = 'data: the post.createLinkUrl'

4. Now save your template and you have done.

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What is rel='external nofollow'?

This tag describes the relation (rel) from your page to the page which is hyperlinked by href tag.

The link will open in a new window (external) and it is not followed (nofollow) by the search engine for your ranking of page.

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