What does becoming DoFollow mean? It simply means that you are allowing each commenter’s links in your comments section to be nofollow free. It is like a reward to the people who take the time to leave a comment on your website, allowing their links to be fully useful when search engines crawl your post.
So how do you make your blog DoFollow?
Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs
For self-hosted WordPress users, it is pretty easy. Simply go to your Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for DoFollow. You should receive a list of current DoFollow plugins that you can simply install and activate. Once activated, these plugins automatically make all of the commenters’ links (past and future) DoFollow.
Blogger / Blogspot Blogs
For Blogger / Blogspot blogs, you will need to do a few things. First, under settings, allow Anonymous users to comment. This is the only way your commenters will have the Name / URL option. Then, go to your Layout tab > Edit HTML. From here, you will need to Download Full Template, which will be an XML file.
Open the XML file in a text editor. Just in case there are any problems, first save a backup copy of your template. Then do a search for nofollow. You will find two lines that will simply need the rel=’nofollow’ removed from the code – one for the commenter’s URL, and one for backlinks.
<a expr:href='data:comment.authorUrl' rel='nofollow'><data:comment.author/></a>
<a expr:href='data:backlink.url' rel='nofollow'><data:backlink.title/></a>
Save your template xml, and then upload it. Now your Blogger / Blogspot should be free of nofollow links.