It’s always good to give something back.
So by way of thanks for all the encouragement & feedback I’ve been sent recently via our blog comments I’d like to offer you guys some things in return:
BlogPiG is Now DoFollow!
We’re enabling dofollow on your blog comments so you get the link juice for all your hard work. For obvious reasons we cannot just enable dofollow on all comments, that would lead to a spam tsunami. Instead we’re rewarding our most generous members.
Anyone with 10 or more approved comments is automatically promoted to DoFollow status on all their past a future comments.
Our DoFollow heroes will see a star icon appear next to their username in the comments section when DoFollow status is achieved.
Basic anti-abuse rules apply:
- We dofollow link your comment username
- Use Your name or nickname NOT “Golf Clubs” etc. that sucks.
- No pointless links in the comment body
- Be consistent with your comment email address
- Only useful & relevant comments are approved
- Username should be linked your FaceBook or Twitter or personal blog
Get a Gravatar Already
If you’ve not setup your Gravatar, why not? It takes 2 minutes and it makes much more fun to respond to real people when I’m answering comments. We’ve also improved the recent comments widget to display all the latest comments with a lovely mugshot from your gravatar, you can see it in action here. This is a great way to build a public profile.
If you don’t have a Gravatar it’s a free service run by the folks behind WordPress – get one here.
Comments = Prizes
Lower down you’ll another widget with a league table for the top comments this month. On the first working day of each month I’ll give a free Pro license for any one of our products to whoever had the most comments for the previous month.
Just another way of saying thank you.
I’m also testing CommentLuv, KeywordLuv, and rewards for retweets and FB Likes but that’s a bit more tricky to setup – stand by for more info soon.
Do you have other ideas or suggestions?
Do you think this is cool or dumb?
Is anybody out there….?
Click below to leave me a comment ;)