Wordpress by default “nofollows” all links within blog comments. While there are measures that can be taken to remove the rel=”nofollow” from links in Wordpress blog comments, it has typically been “all or nothing.”
Not any longer with a plug-in I came across that allows you to choose whether to follow or not on a case by case basis.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Business.com’s practice of using “nofollow” attributes on editorial listings within their directory but did not use them on the paid listings, a backwards procedure for what the attribute was originally intended for. Today they have decided to stop using the attribute altogether.
Via Threadwatch, it appears that Business.com has attached the rel=”nofollow” attribute to its editorial listings. At the same time, paid listings (the ones that have four additional links underneath them) do not have the rel=”nofollow” attribute. A bit of a controversial move on Business.com’s part seeing that this attribute was originally intended for paid links and not editorial type of links.