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In early June, I wrote a post called “Is the DoFollow Movement Getting Exploited?“. Many of you echoed concerns about spammers doing the same on your blogs, but overall felt that the rewards of joining the NoFollow movement outweighed the risks.
My particular concern was with spammers who actually left a comment that had something to do with the actual post - they read the article and write something that can slip under the radar, which allows their true intentions to be hidden - that they are a spammer just like any other spammer. They are just smarter than the rest.
Anyway, many people expressed a little skepticism as I gave them an example of one of these sneaky spam comments - yet today I have proof positive that what walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is indeed a duck.
So sadly, I have deactivated DoFollow from this blog. My time is way more important than being spent on investigating on every comment left on this blog - and I assure you, I get 1-3 of these sneaky spam comments daily.
I wasn’t the first to ring the warning bell on this one - Lorelle on WordPress brought it up at the end of last year (AND over a year ago!) - before the DoFollow movement even started.
I care enough about this blog to not risk it’s credibility, Google Trust, and existence.
If something happens to this blog, I’ll have a hard time helping you with your business.
And if something happens to this site, I reach less people with a message that is vitally important - that each of you were put on this earth to do great things.
So, PLEASE, care enough about yourself and your blog to watch this issue very carefully. You may want to continue to participate in the DoFollow movement, and that is FINE.
Just be an educated, savvy and ruthless comment moderator.
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