Ben at the Instigator Blog wrote about removing NoFollow from your blogging software to increase the number of linkbacks from your site. When you remove NoFollow you allow the Google Bots to pick up people’s links when they comment or trackback to their post, thus helping your readers to increase their SEO ranking.
The problem with removing NoFollow is that it allows spammers search engine value with their comments and trackbacks. In order to combat this, Ben suggested installing LinkLove on Wordpress. LinkLove only removes NoFollow for an individual who comments a certain number of times. I’ve set mine for 3, like Ben.
I think this is a win/win situation. First, it encourages comments on the blog. Second, I can share some LinkLove with others.