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How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow

Written by Iftekhar Ahmed
IntenseDebate comment system is one of the best commenting systems that you can integrate on your blog. It supports every platfrom including Blogger and WordPress. This site also has intense debate comment system integrated with commentluv plugin.

In this post you will be learning how to make your IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow both in WordPress and Blogget platform.

How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow

Wait!! Are you wondering how I’m using commentluv on my blogger blog ?? 

But there was problem!!

IntenseDebate comment system by default have a dofollow tag which means that your site will give a dofollow link to everyone who comments on your blog, and infact it will give 2 dofollow links if you have commentluv enabled. (One will be the Name link and other will be commluv recent post link).
Did you identify the problem ??  

Let me explain! since your blog has dofollow comments enabled, your blog becomes a centre of attraction for spammers. And by spammers I mean that people will start posting irrelevant and spammy comments just to get a dofollow link. They will try to use your blog to build links for their event blogs, micro niche blogs or any other blog. Your Loyal readers will never stop commenting on your posts even though you have a nofollow tag, so this way you will also be able to distinguish between spammers and your loyal readers.


So for the same reason I have come with a simple javascript that will add a nofollow tag to your comment system thus making every link in the comment NoFollow including the commentluv link. 

How To Add NoFollow To Intense Debate Comments in Blogger

We will be using a simple Jquery to achieve our target. Follow the given steps to get it done: 
  • Go to blogger Template and click on edit HTML.  
How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow in Blogger
  • Press CTRL+F and search for </body> tag
How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow in Blogger

  • Paste the following code above the </body> tag.
How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow in Blogger

<script src=’https://googledrive.com/host/0B9yW-IonjS65VlNyLUJhWWY3TVU/iftiseonofollow.js’ type=’text/javascript’/>

  • Save the template. Voila!! you are done. 
Open up any of your post with comments and check up the link stats. The source code may not show “rel=nofollow” tag as we have used a JS to make it nofollow. 


How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow in Blogger
Red Highlight means the link is NoFollow
Are you wondering how to check if a link is Nofollow or DoFollow ??

Well, don’t worry. Read this method which explains you How to check a link status (DoFollow or NoFollow) in just 3 seconds.


How to Make IntenseDebate Comments NoFollow in WordPress

To make your comments nofollow in your WordPress site, all you have to do is just Go to footer.php and paste the above mentioned code before </body>. Save it and you are done.
If you have any problem in setting this thing up, just leave a comment below and I will guide to with the steps. 
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About the author

Iftekhar Ahmed

Iftekhar Ahmed is the owner of iftiSEO.com and writes on various topics like Online Earning, SEO, Blogging etc. He has worked on many blogs and also works as an SEO Analyst. Apart from blogging he is also pursuing a degree in Computer Science Engineering

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