Ever since moving this blog over to dofollow, I’ve noticed an increase in questionable comments. What I mean by that is comments that seem relevant to the post content but are spammy because of jamming keywords into the username field or the actual site linked is spammy. It’s these borderline comments that I’d like to discourage going forward so I’ve developed this short comment policy and installed Lucia’s Linky Love to better distribute the dofollow attribute to comments that truly deserve it.
- Everyone is free and welcome to comment on any posts on this blog.
- Comments will become dofollow after a set number of days pass and after the commenter writes a set number of comments. These numbers will remain a secret, though if you comment here a few times it’s very likely you’ll receive a dofollow link.
- Any comment that lacks substantial value and appears to be a generic comment will likely be moderated.
- I reserve the right to keep your comment on the site but edit your name or url if I believe you are spamming.
- In the end, comment moderation will remain completely up to me, though I will make every attempt to be fair to all parties.
The username field is for your name, internet persona, or website title (sometimes). If I feel you are abusing the username field for the purposes of keyword stuffing, your comment may be remain nofollow or might even be deleted.
If you have any questions concerning this comment policy or your comments, send me an e-mail and we can chat in more detail. This comment policy is being issued to ensure my Google Pagerank isn’t harmed by giving out dofollow links to places Google might interpret as spam. My moderation of the comments is not personal and if you feel you were moderated incorrectly by all means, send me an e-mail and we’ll review your comment.
I think this comment policy is fair to me, my readers and visitors. It’s an effort to make sure that giving my commenters a dofollow link actually means and helps those commenters. What do you think of this policy? Is it a good move or am I being too strict?