A few people have given me flack for my “Nofollow me to Wikipedia” campaign, suggesting that those in “nofollow” houses, shouldn’t throw stones. They’re referring to the fact that all links in the comments at Marketing Pilgrim have the nofollow command applied.
While others are testing removing nofollow from all comment links, I’ve decided to try another option. At the bottom of the sidebar, you’ll notice a new section labelled “top commentators”. Using this plugin, I’m allowing the Top 10 commentators each month, to have a sitewide backlink, without the nofollow attribute.
Now, I can filter out any commentator I wish, so I’ll be watching for the “me too” comments in an effort to make the list, and the list will reset each month – so others have a chance to make it.
I’m hoping this is a good compromise – rewarding those that make a bigger contribution to the blog, with a link.
[Bracing myself for a flurry of new comments ]
Update: We’ve added an official comment policy.