Remove NoFollow tag from Blogger

If you want to remove the nofollow tag from a blog based on Wordpress, it’s pretty simple - you can use a plugin or just modify comments.php file from your template. But when it comes to Blogger, that’s another story.

First of all, it’s impossible to remove nofollow tag from Classic Blogger templates, because they use the variable {$CommentAuthorName$} which encapsulates the anchor link around linking text.

For the New Blogger styled layouts, here are the steps to remove the nofollow tag:

  • Login to your dashboard and click on the Layout link for the blog you want to make the change (in case you have more than one under the same account)
  • Click on the Template Tab and then on Edit Html tab underneath
  • Before proceeding - back up your template! Look for this: “Before editing your template, you may want to save a copy of it. Download Full Template”
  • Check Expand Widget Templates (!important)
  • Search for “nofollow” on page (Ctrl+F). You should find these lines of code:

    <dt class='comment-author' expr:id='"comment-" + data:comment.id'>
     <a expr:name='"comment-" + data:comment.id'/>
     <b:if cond='data:comment.authorUrl'>
      <a expr:href='data:comment.authorUrl' rel=’nofollow’><data:comment.author/></a>
     <b:else/>
      <data:comment.author/>
      </b:if>
     <data:commentPostedByMsg/>
    </dt>

  • Delete this: rel=’nofollow’
  • Save Your Template.

Congrats, your blog is now a do-follow one!

If you want to go even further and remove the nofollow tag from backlinks as well, just perform another “nofollow” search before saving the template and delete rel=’nofollow’ as above. Then save your template.
Notice that backlinks are outside of your control and can’t be moderated like comments. You can turn them off via your Settings -> Comments Tab.

All you have to do now is to submit your blog to Do Follow List and to Link Directory! :)
You can also use some of these I Follow Images to let your visitors know that you DO FOLLOW!

Hope this helps!

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Reader Comments

hi Nick
I have removed the no follow from comments at http://poeartica.blogspot.com/
thanks for your help
regards Kim

You’re welcome! :)