No Follow and the Return of Comments

January 19, 2005

Thanks to Google, MSN, and Yahoo, there's a new tool to fight comment and referer spam: the no follow tag.

MovableType already has a plugin that works simply by dropping it in place.

To celebrate I have uncommented the comment link, and open comments for this posting. I realize that spam will continue for a time, but with the major search engines no longer cataloging it from inside comments (or on referer pages) most of the incentive will be gone.

Author's profile picture

Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.