Here’s one of the best plugins blogging tips about a “must-have” plugin for WordPress users called NoFollow Reciprocity. The purpose of Nofollow Reciprocity is to ‘redistribute’ PageRank to small blog site owners. If you’re a work-at-home mom blogger like me, this is something you should sit up and pay attention to.
NoFollow Reciprocity Plugin
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I first came across this plug-in on The Sits Girls site. Every day I read and comment on their daily posts, and sometimes don’t get a chance to be the first one to comment. Normally I’m at the end – and it’s at the end of their blog pages where I saw the “Improve the web with Nofollow -Reciprocity” and followed the link. Interesting, thought I. If they have it on their site, it must be good, because after all, they host Bloggy Bootcamp around the country.
What the NoFollow Reciprocity wp plugin is attempting to do is:
The purpose of Nofollow-Reciprocity is to ‘redistribute’ PageRank to small site owners. This plugin detects links to above mentioned sites, and puts ‘nofollow’ tags on them. ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ WordPress is a major blogging platform, with tens of millions of users. If many people using WordPress use this plugin, other big sites may reconsider their ‘nofollow’ strategy.
For example, many of us have the Facebook “Like” button on our site. We give Facebook link juice by not having the no-follow on that little blue button. But Facebook gives us squat link juice back.
The same holds true for Tweetmeme, Tweet This, Twitter and many social networking and Ning sites that we belong to where we have our profiles listed. In each, we don’t receive any link juice back.
This plugin will eliminate that, by automatically inserting the NoFolow code to those little buttons.
The NoFollow-Reciprocity plugin will also insert NoFollow code into the social icons at the buttons at the bottom of this post, such as SexyBookmarks (Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc).
Also, should you link to an article in Wikipedia – and don’t put in a NoFollow code – the plugin will automatically insert a NoFollow Code in there.
Although I already use the wp SEO Platinum plugin and can automatically insert NoFollow on certain outgoing links should I choose, it doesn’t take care of those little social icon buttons that we have no control over.
So, essentially, it’s redistributing some of that link juice our way, or at least to the smaller bloggers.
UPDATE: If you are unfamiliar with the concept of NoFollow/Dofollow tags for blogs, or would like a simplified explanation in order to understand what the NoFollow Reciprocity plugin does, please read this post by Melanie at Blogging Basics 101 SEO: What Are NoFollow and DoFollow Links?
So what do you think, would you like some link juice?
If you do, then Stumble, Tweet, Share on Facebook and tell your friends and fellow bloggers about this post!
Further Information about the NoFollow Reciprocity Plugin
Download: WordPress NoFollow Reciprocity Plugin Page
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