Over at SEJ, Loren provides 13 reasons why the NoFollow tag simply sucks. My favorite?
Linking to someone with a NoFollow attribute is a sign of not trusting them. Itâ€™s like reaching to shake someoneâ€™s hand, but stopping to put on a pair of latex gloves.
Loren’s also turned off the default nofollow for links in comments. It’s a bold move, and I’ll be watching to see if it impacts the amount of spam or quality of comments.
We’re also going to be testing a new plugin which will reward loyal commentators with a link without the “nofollow” attribute. Stay tuned!