Then WordPress removes the incentive for you to contribute by adding a nofollow link to your comments! 😥
In turn, I remove that nofollow attribute, in most circumstances, so that you get search engine rewards for your valued contribution. 😛
I interrupt my series on the shrewdBar development of a Pods package to highlight the benefits you get from joining the web hosting discussion on this site. By discussion, I mean adding valuable questions, comments or theories to existing topics, or starting a new discussion on a web hosting, or WordPress, related topic.
I have updated my link policy today, to explain more clearly how you can get incoming links to your site.
I have also added a top contributors list on the sidebar, to give extra links for those who contribute most. This list is automatically generated by the No Follow Free (NOFF) plugin. This plugin removes the nofollow attribute from links. It has a range of settings, but the important ones for you relate to the thresholds at which nofollow tags are removed. I have lowered the default settings so you get the nofollow free benefits as a guest when you add more than one comment, and immediately if you register.
I’ll be on the lookout for abusers, and raise the threshold later if necessary.
The purpose of this policy is to encourage meaningful debate without rewarding the people who add “me too” comments. Can you think of improvements, or is the whole nofollow debate flying over your head?