Over the years, Technology Bloggers stance to dofollow links has changed slightly. This page explains when links are nofollowed and why.
When we started, all external links (other than paid links) were dofollow. We believed that as a community blog, it was right that everyone should benefit from their links, be them comment links or post links.
Over time, search engines have changed the way they view links, meaning in order to stay in favour, we have had to change how we treat links too.
If you comment you get the chance to link in two places: your name field and in the comment. Links in the comment itself have always been nofollow (this is inbuilt in WordPress and we have never overridden it). Your name link however is dofollow; we do however strictly moderate comments. Please note that in if you have posted less than 10 comments, then all your links will be nofollow. For more information, check out our comment policy.
The Top Commenters widget which is displayed at the bottom of every page, shows the top commenters the current month. The links in this are now nofollow, as potentially irrelevant sitewide links which flow PageRank could reflect badly upon the blog.
Most links in articles to external sites are dofollow. If we have a quality site we want to reference, it is good practise to provide a natural link to them – i.e. one which flows PageRank. Links to untrusted sites and sponsored content will always be nofollowed.
The writers biography is allowed to contain up to 3 links, and these are usually dofollow. Writers can’t add personal links into their articles.
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