Calling All Lurkers
I’ve been seeing this button on a few of my favorite blogs and wondered what it meant.
So, I decided to do some research. What I found is that every comment which contains a link usually has a “nofollow” code attached to it. This is to prevent search engines from “counting�? the link as they are crawling the Internet. The purpose is to decrease spam.
Even though I do have Akismet installed, I was initially skeptical. However, I decided to remove the “nofollow” code for a few weeks and see if my comment spam increased. I am pleased to announce that as of this date, I have not received a single spam comment.
Therefore, I’ve decided to keep the “nofollow” code off, allowing every comment left here to get a permanent link back to their website. This mean more linky love for you! Woo Hoo!
If you’d like to know how to do this, here are some great references (thanks to Randa Clay):
- Moveable Type
In honor of this new revelation (it’s new to me), I’m giving all my lurkers a chance to come out of the closet (so to speak) and make yourself known. If you comment here, not only will you get a link back, but I’ll even visit you and return the favor. Who knows, we could become the best of friends!
I’ll even give you something easy to comment about. Let’s see . . .
What made you decide on your current blog title?
BTW, you don’t have to be a lurker to comment.
|About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.