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Shaun Anderson over at Hobo-Web.co.uk has just released an awesome new wordpress plugin. "Recent announcements with the way Google Pagerank flows via nofollow links at Google has bloggers all a flutter. I asked Marty if he could sit down and modify a Wordpress plugin that basically rewarded regular contributers with a link, but removed the actual link from comments from those that haven’t bothered to continue participating on your blog past that first comment.

So Basically;

Regular commentors will get a dofollow link that passes link love – with this, you really reward regular contributors :)

Those with less than say 3 comments will not get a link at all (although you can modify this) but when they do hit 3 comments, hey presto, link love, and with anchor text value!

Pagerank won’t evaporate through nofollowed links from link droppers because they won’t be links!"
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from Hobo 1758 Days ago #
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Thanks for Sphinning Martin :) I think this should remove the nofollow worry from bloggers AND really reward regular contributers with more powerful links.Any feedback appreciated here or on the Hobo site :)

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from bbcarter 1758 Days ago #
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uh oh is martinbowling back to his mega-sphinn-success ways? beautiful concept, hobo

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from Hobo 1758 Days ago #
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Thanks very much Brian :)

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from onreact 1756 Days ago #
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Timely idea Shaun. Hope you keep working on it. The perfect solution would be adding even more quality conditions.

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from fireflyseo 1756 Days ago #
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Great WP Plugin from Hobo.  I have always thought and continue to say that NO FOLLOW is a total load of hogwash.  Its google’s job not ours and now they are doing a reversal.  Clock links that are pants and do follow links that are good.  Be part of the internet, thats what G always say, no follow is just a mecanism that serves to confuse thing more.

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from Hobo 1756 Days ago #
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Hopelly V2 is out shortly -  It’s in development, 2 clear new functions.

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from MariosAlexandrou 1756 Days ago #
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Great idea! Was it necessary to put a non-alpha character in front of the plugin name which results in incorrect sorting in the plugin list?

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from Hobo 1756 Days ago #
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@Marios - I will have removed in the next version. The next version does a few things that I think most bloggers will like :) It’s out very soon if we can get a bug ironed out! If we can’t do that fast, I’ll get it removed from this version.Thanks for the Sphinns :)

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from StephenCronin 1756 Days ago #
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Interesting - although I have a couple of doubts:1) I’m not sure about the usability of not providing a link (I like to see where people are from). Perhaps the URL could be displayed as text somehow.2) I recently turned off my DoFollow plugin because I get hit my spammers in a major way. They come and drop 10 or 12 comments across my site in one sitting. The new plugin won’t protect against this, because they’ll pass the limit.Still we have to do something and this is a good start!In related news, Vladimir Prelovac, WordPress plugin rockstar, has announced that he is working on a plugin (SEO Super Comments) that will create dynamic pages for each comment, with comment author links on the blog post pointing to the dynamic pages. That should also be of interest to people reading this. I’ve sphinned it over here.

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from Hobo 1756 Days ago #
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"2) I recently turned off my DoFollow plugin because I get hit my spammers in a major way. They come and drop 10 or 12 comments across my site in one sitting. The new plugin won’t protect against this, because they’ll pass the limit."Thats why I moderate all comments first and so should everybody running a blog - I’m also considering aggressively outing spammers by feeding their emails to the bots :)

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