13 Reasons Why NoFollow Tags Suck

1. NoFollow = NoWorky. Using NoFollow in blog comments, the new aim of the tag, does nothing to discourage comment spammers. Using other anti-spamming tools such as question, math and plugins such as Akismet and SpamKarma for WordPress is much more effectual.
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2. If a blogger moderate comments, there is no need for a NoFollow feature. “Everyone who passes a human check should get the link love.”
3. Since the use of NoFollow in comments on WordPress blogs is defaulting, many bloggers do not even recognize they are using NoFollow.
4. NoFollow=NoValue. Why use NoFollow on sites, text ads, and blogs if there is no worth in terms of search engine indexing? What if they made the Yahoo! directory nofollow? Would anyone carry on to purchase listings? clearly the value of that directory would be zero of nofollow tags were functional to the listings.
5. connecting to someone with a NoFollow attribute is a sign of not trusting them. It’s like getting to shake someone’s hand, but stopping to put on a pair of latex gloves.
6. No Follow sucks because the search engines (particularly Google) can’t make up their mind about when and how it should be used, thus causing uncertainty among new webmasters who do STUPID things like No Follow ALL outgoing links from their website to “protect the site from page rank leakage” and other stupid thoughts.
7. No-follow is a poor search engine’s solution to obscure its own breakdown to rank websites appropriately. What’s next, No-linking?
Search engines should be able to develop a method of identifying and devaluing links to spam sites which were placed in blog comments. Why should everybody who posts in blog comments suffer from the actions of a ravenous few spammers.
8. Commenting on a blog post is the similar as adding up more relevant to that blog post. A thought provoking one sentence post can lead to pages of comments. If someone takes the time to help build your site’s content via posting comments, it is professional courtesy to give them some link worship.
9. Putting NoFollow on Wikipedia is like putting Grey Poupon on a Spam sandwich.(Or like putting perfume on a pig.)
Taking Wikipedia to task over nofollow is fun but in the end you need to take them to job for why they implemented nofollow in the first place – that is, to prevent spam. Which in turn means that the way Wikipedia was setup was flawed because it opened itself up to easy spamming.
Therefore, instead of just letting Wikipedia take the easy way out (because ultimately it’s an important resource for many people and replacing it would be tough), they should look at ways into changing their systems so they are not as open to spamming any more.
10. Text link advertisements which use a NoFollow make no sense. If you want to increase your Google juice, why use a link-condom?
11. Even WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says NoFollow was a failure; “In theory this should work perfectly, but in practice although all major blogging tools did this two years ago and comment and trackback spam is still 100 times worse now. In hindsight, I don’t think nofollow had much of an effect, though I’m still glad we tried it.”
12. Search Engines follow NoFollow. Yahoo has been known to count NoFollow links as backlinks in SiteExplorer. So, if you’re goal in comment spamming to to build backlinks, which builds your site’s worth in terms of selling advertising, NoFollow is ineffective.
13. NoFollow Sucks. Check It!
What are your thoughts on NoFollow? Do you carry the use of NoFollow in Wikipedia or as a way to identify paid links?
Have more reasons why NoFollow is a failure? Please feel free to share them below.

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