However, I also hate not giving link juice credit to people that contribute to my blog (thanks to Internet Marketing Guru Josh Spaulding for clearing up my thinking in that area). What I mean is that I don’t like it when people use the rel=”nofollow” attribute to prevent pagerank from passing from my site to yours.
The way I see it, if you do the work to add to the conversation and help the quality of my blog, I should allow some of my page authority to flow back to your site. To manage spam, I do this for people with 9 or more approved comments.
No, not all comments are OK. Commenting is subject to the below policy (adapted from http://ez-onlinemoney.com/blog/comment-policy/).
I invite all comments but I ask that you please adhere to the following rules:
- Hate, porn or gambling related sites may not be linked to.
- Your comments must be relevant to the conversion. I don’t care if your comments are “one-liners” or 10,000 lines. As long as they are relevant to the conversation the length doesn’t matter to me.
- As flattering as it may be, I will deny your comment if it is similar to one of the following:
- Nice site, It is very useful.
- I agree.
- Thanks for this information.
This type of comment doesn’t add to the conversation and it really doesn’t serve a purpose.
- No affiliate links, if you use one it will either be removed all together, or the affiliate id will be stripped.
- I’m giving you a free link that will be linked to your name or keyword so please do not “take a mile” by inserting yet another link of yours unless it truly adds to the conversation. If you add links that I don’t like for any reason, I will strip them out.
- If you’re site/blog is related in some way to Internet Marketing, feel free to use keywords as your name, but please include your first name somewhere in your comment.
- I reserve the right to delete any and all URL’s you link to and/or comments if I find it unsuitable. I also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments.