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(for: The End of the Line for Comment Spam?)
1 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 9 months ago |

Scott Johnson has collected some interesting nofollow links.

2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 9 months ago |

… then there’s the Link Condom (via Jeremy Zawodny)…

3 | Posted by: Jennifer Grucza (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 9 months ago |

I think it’s kind of a nice little addition, but I don’t really think it’s that useful for blog comment spam. I delete all spam messages very quickly (those that aren’t caught by WordPress’s moderation settings), so I’d only end up penalizing legitimate commenters.

However, I think the nofollow option will prove useful in other situations, where you need finer control than a robots.txt file. For example, my company needs to keep track of how many people click on certain links on our website, but we don’t want to count spiders and bots. Specifying nofollow for these links will take care of that problem, at least for those bots that respect it.

4 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 9 months ago |

Interesting idea Jennifer. I agree with you. I’d be much more inclined to use the tag for bot/spider control than I would for preventing comment spam.

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