Get NoFollow Removed On Your Comments!

A while back, I made a comment that I was working on an evil plan to remove the nofollow tag on the comments. In order to increase community activity, many blogs has installed the DoFollow plugin, which removes the nofollow tag on all comments. This blog gets more than enough comments so I have no need for such a plugin. However, I think there are some users who would like to have nofollow removed from their comments and are willing to pay for it.

The Evil Plan

For $10 per month, I will remove the nofollow tag off your comments and the link on your name. Now you don’t have to get on the Top Commentators list in order to get a full link. When you sign up for this deal (for lack of a better name, it’s call WP FollowMe), your link will carry the same weight as the links in the blog post. With the nofollow removed, Google will follow the link and index your blog.

A site wide text link on this blog cost $240 a month. A post level link on one post cost $5 to $10 per month. For only $10 a month, you can comment to as many posts as you want and your link will be a full link without a nofollow tag. That is a great deal!

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for the WP FollowMe and have the nofollow tag removed from your comments, you need to register for this blog, then click on this PayPal link to pay the $10 subscription fee. The email used for registration should be the same as your Paypal email.

::subscribe page::

Once payment has been confirmed, nofollow will be turned off for your comments. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

BTW – If you wish to buy the plugin that will allow you to do what I’m doing, it will cost you $30. Buy WP-FollowMe here. Sign up for the affiliate program too!


257 thoughts on “Get NoFollow Removed On Your Comments!”

  1. john, you’re all evil

    1. it’s a great idea nevertheless

      1. Kumiko says:

        I think it’s a great idea, but I’m a little worried what it’s going to do the comments here.

        I love this site, butt since the Top Commentators plugin started, the comments really started to get a little more spammy…like 5 of the first 6 comments in this post being from “Monetize your blog”

        and now people are paying, there may just be a few more useless comments to get their money worth! Oh well, I’ll wait and see and may even buy in myself!!

        Kumiko

        1. wp-followme says:

          That is a valid concern Kumiko, but the plugin was written so that the blog owner can limit the number of comments per day that have nofollow removed.

          Hope this addresses your concern.

        2. SEO Blog says:

          Yeah, Monetize Your Blog is completely useless in my opinion. Sure they might get the link from being on the top commentator’s list but what kind of reputation have they gained with John’s readers? If I’m any indication, not a good one.

    2. This is funny. I had installed the “dofollow” plugin a while back, but once I hit that PR 6 I took it off so that it would stir up the competition on the top commentators section.

      I hadn’t thought about individualizing the dofollow for people…outside of the box mentality yet again ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hey, I just noticed…no happy face icons to include ๐Ÿ™

    3. Jack says:

      I knew John would do this! so i think i have his evilness too. let’s apply this to our blog ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. well, if you’re got a pr 5 or above site and a decent amount of readership, then it’s worth it

    4. joe says:

      im sorry john, there is a line between evil and greed and you just crossed it.

    5. kingofwallst says:

      I just tried to buy nofollow and payment doesn’t go directly to John. Any ideas how to do it??? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  2. i can see many following your footsteps and doing the same on their own blogs

    1. Daniel says:

      I really dont think so.

      John can get around those techniques for monetization because he has a large mass behind his back.

      Drop on your blog kontera ads, blended adsense units, paid dofollow comments, and some sponsored links for “male enhancement” treatment and let me know what kind of traffic responsore you will get :).

      1. you’re right

        not everyone can do the same thing

      2. SEO Blog says:

        Not to mention that would make even more paid links on your site which Google has stated they are targeting. Not a good idea unless you’re John Chow or have as large a readership.

  3. like the Dofollow plugin!

    1. This is probably a good idea if your sole aim is to make money, but a crap idea if you want to maintain a “community”.
      I’m guessing we’ll see a surge in the number of comments from readers such as Increase your penis size without surgery and Make easy money without leaving your home.

  4. John Chow says:

    Couldn’t you have said all the above in one comment? ๐Ÿ™„

    1. will do my best from now on, john

      1. SEO Blog says:

        At least until next month ๐Ÿ™„

    2. TheAnand says:

      I thot you will be looking at a min. no. of posts per person before the no-follow will be activated each month…..guess you r more evil than that…

      Shall we see a “pay to view in future?”

      I am about to write a critics view about you whn you started posting gems since the last week…lucky you! good luck with this evilness, me not coming in!

      hey people this is a great deal, get a no-follow on, get some forum poster from digital point forums for 5$ per 100 comments, you are all done! ….15$ PR link…all month long!

      1. John Chow says:

        Pay to view? Hmmmmmm.

        1. TheAnand says:

          oh no…..dont start thinking now!!!!

        2. SEO Blog says:

          You know John, while I wouldn’t like to pay it, a “subscriptions only” section to this site might be yet another way you could rake in the dough.

    3. He wouldn’t be a very good evil protรฉgรฉ if he put all of those sentences into one comment, now would he? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Kudos to you on your newfound level of evil with this idea, John! :mrgreen:

      1. thanks for recognizing that.

        by the way, it’s all john’s fault as he teaches us all to be evil

  5. john, i think you will make enough money with the wp-followme plugin affiliate link alone

  6. Hm not showing up! ๐Ÿ™

  7. Ahh! It’s one of those individuals who types one word at a time on instant messenger. *runs*

    And John you truely are an evil marketing genius.

  8. santosh p says:

    John thats evil. But still I am not satisfied with your idea, as jane said.. It would stir a competetion like before..

    1. that’s exactly what john wanted

  9. DotMySpot says:

    wow that’s some good money ur making from ur blog :O.. i only got $16 offers for text links on my blog @@”.. how i wish my traffic is enormous!

    come visit come visit booth is open ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Wow, as evil as evil can get ๐Ÿ˜‰
    To be most valuable for those who signup for this I recommend to go and comment on older posts that already received a good pagerank and on posts with few comments because there are less outbound links.

    1. hmmm,more foreign link love

  11. Dj Flush says:

    ok John I dont have paypal in my country? Pakistan ๐Ÿ˜†

    How about i pay you through credit card or through MoneyBookers?

    Now if you say “sorry” that would be evil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    1. John Chow says:

      Sorry, the plugin takes PayPal only. :mrgreen:

      1. Dj Flush says:

        Evil is what Evil does ๐Ÿ™

  12. John one question about your top commentators settings. Is this set so that all comments are counted or only those for a certain range of time, e.g. one month?

    1. John Chow says:

      It list the top members wit the most comment in the past five days.

      1. In the last five days?

        How does someone rack up 106 posts in five days ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

        1. John Chow says:

          They have no life?

          1. Ali says:

            Honestly ๐Ÿ™„

        2. we don’t have a life

        3. SEO Blog says:

          *cough* spam! *cough cough*

    2. MasterSparky says:

      great question SEO Expert ๐Ÿ˜‰

      How about a 1 time fee for for life?

      After the month is up will all links go back to no-follow?

      1. the last is a good question. Will the links go back to nofollow ( this would be really evil ) or stay dofollow ?

        1. MasterSparky says:

          Yah. Losing your links is really not cool. I’m guessing Mr. Evil wouldn’t let you keep all those hard earned links for free.

          1. MasterSparky says:

            I checked out the specifics of the plugin and it looks like all links will go to no_follow if you unsubscribe. The current plugin will leave all links posted in the comments as ‘follow’ only because the code hasn’t been written yet. That will be fixed in the next revision.

            Here’s the link to check it out for yourself. ( http://www.wp-followme.com/frequently-asked-questions/)

            I guess it would be a bad idea to be dependent on links you have to pay $10/mo for. Next month it may be $20/mo. Who knows how high the price could rise.

          2. i agree with the price thing

            but to be honest, $10 a month isn’t much for site of this pedigree

            up is the only way

      2. John Chow says:

        Links left in the comment will continue to be dofollow if the user unsubscribe. However, the link on the username will revert back to nofollow due to the way WordPress manages this.

    3. I think there was a post about this subject about a month ago. Look it up; it could give you a few more things to ponder on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Massimo says:

    John you’re evil ๐Ÿ™‚ But I think the price is too low, you’ll get flooded of useless comments. Anyway I’ll surely subscribe !

    1. john would like that, wouldn’t he

  14. Wow! Your commentators are really busi people. Thanks for the quick answer!

  15. Hi John,

    Nothing wrong with a bit of entrepreneurial spirit – if there’s the demand, then keep the supply going! Does sound like quite a low price considering the authority of your domain.

  16. What a joke. The funny thing is that people will take you up on the offer.

    1. Why do you say that?

      Seems like a pretty sweet deal to me but I am a bit of a noob I guess.

      Care to explain?

  17. Charlotte Web Design says:

    How old of a post can we go back to? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      Right now, my Comment Timeout plugin closes comments on post older than 30 days. I could increase that number, or turn it off. I’ll see how it goes.

      1. comments would flood in

  18. Great ideas in action as always.

  19. Mubin says:

    Will this pass on the PR love as well?

    If SO IM IN!!!

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, when nofollow is removed, PR is passed.

      1. TheAnand says:

        Hey, John, I found another no follow…made a post about it…watch my blog tmro! โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— โ— hehe…whos evil? You are….but I am intelligently evil!!!

        1. you can’t be that intelligent, otherwise you would’ve done it before john

          1. TheAnand says:

            I had been thinking on these lines for a long time, but I was lazy enough to put it for another day…since john posted this, I did what I had to do…

      2. rob says:

        >Yes, when nofollow is removed, PR is passed.

        Until that is, Google decide otherwise of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I read about this over at bumpzee.com

        It’ll be interesting to see how your blog is perceived a few months down the line both from a subscriber and search engine perspective.

        Ive read quite a few negative accounts about this here and there. I think its a tad too far, but then wheres there is value then people will try and capitalise I guess. Thats what you are trying to do right?

        Personally I think its in poor taste and shows little regard for your reader and subscriber base, but thats a personal POV.

        Cheers

  20. Simon Gould says:

    If this comment is shown then I’m in too!

  21. Shawn Knight says:

    With this and once Agloco starts paying, you could easily double the income from this blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Simon Gould says:

    Well I’ve signed up.

    Glad to get a link back from a PR6 blog plus all profits go to good causes.

    You can’t lose really!

    1. Leftblank says:

      John has already announced months back he quit donating everything – he surely still donates, but you can’t quite say the most evil blogger on the web equals a good cause ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Leftblank says:

    Surely smart, though it’s a bit lame for all sites that already spread the linklove using the DoFollow WP plugin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. John – Very evil indeed, and I love it! ๐Ÿ˜† Gonna see a nice boost in May earnings.

  25. Ma2T says:

    Yet another money making idea, very smart.

    Although, John’s first comment in this thread was about the guy who left four different comments already.

    It might encourage user spamming. People going through all your posts to get a link from all of them, pretty much a site wide link!

    1. SEO Forums says:

      That guy drives me nuts, seen him post like 10 comments per post

      1. i’m sorry you feel this way

        1. SEO Blog says:

          But I’m not going to stop lol ๐Ÿ˜•

  26. Ok, maybe I’m a dreamer but the dofollow idea and movement around it is that of both parties should profit from it. The commentators give you content and traffic, you give them a dofollow link. The way you do it, you give nothing back … well not for free like the commentators do.
    Your idea has it’s good part too, because it limits the number of those commenting just for the link. I guess your site would be full of meaningless comments if all comment links were free.

    1. John Chow says:

      But I am giving something. This blog is PR6 and that link love passes on when there is no nofollow.

      There are enough people commenting like mad to get on the Top Commentators list because the links there don’t have nofollow. If you look at the effort it takes to get on the list, paying $10 really isn’t so bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And I can only imagine what would happen to the comments if I completely remove nofollow.

      1. You also encourage meaningless commenting by using top commentators. Most of the other commentators get nothing back.So all they can do is buy their link.

        How about a link quota. So a commentator would get only one no follow link / month.

        1. sorry, I meant one dofollow link

        2. I’ve been toying with introducing a “Top Commentators” list on one of my blogs but always pulled out at the last minute due to a fear of having a moderation nightmare.

          If anything I think introducing this $10 option will reduce the spammy comments. I think people who are here purely for the top commenters list would be crazy not to just pay the $10 and then we don’t need to read their dozens of meaningless comments.

        3. wp-followme says:

          There is a link quota built into this plugin

      2. johnchow.com is pr 6 and its subpages have prs like pr 5 and pr 4…so it’s definitely worth buying a link

        1. Ed says:

          If you had a website with content on it maybe someone like me would write an article about it and you would get a PR5 backlink for nothing.

      3. Deelip says:

        Of course 10$ is bad.
        It may not be bad for you guys who makes 11000$ in a month hehe, but what about my classmates who can not pay for the hosting and are using blogger?

        1. but $10?

          come on, you can afford that

          if not, just do your best to be the top commentator

      4. Jez says:

        Only the front page is PR 6, the comments pages where the links are visible are not…. for example, currently this page is PR0. There are a number of other comments pages with PR (attached to older posts).

        Then the PR is divisible by the number of links (as I am sure you know) and there are lots of links on each page.

        The only value that I can see is getting a new site indexed by the major SE’s…. FAST!

      5. Easy, you label the website / ip / email as spam. Askimet will take care of the rest.

  27. Zlatan R. says:

    Evil,evil, Mr.John ๐Ÿ˜›

  28. Actually Google considers nofollow links as many expirements on this topic prooved. I would never pay to get the nofollow tag removed from a comment link cause a comment link is not worth even 1$ a month…

    1. MasterSparky says:

      You have any links on this subject?

  29. Tyler Ingram says:

    Can someone explain to me why you would pay for the plugin when you can get it for free??

    I did the UCommentIFollow thing last week but I added a small twist. You would have to have posted at least 5 comments before my script would remove the nofollow attribute. I’m PR5 so I don’t mind sharing the love!

    So John, how many people have you removed the NoFollow attribute from so far??

    1. John Chow says:

      The plugin automates the buying process. There is no additional work required by you. Once the paypal transaction is complete, the plugin turns off nofollow for that user. It also handle the monthly renewal.

      So far, five readers have signed up.

      1. Grace says:

        5 readers. You’re expecting more, right John? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. John Chow says:

          Of course! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      2. I imagine more would sign-up to remove nofollow — I mean, those who could afford $10 a month would definitely want that PR-love.

      3. Tyler Ingram says:

        That’s pretty cool. I mean if someone wants to spend the $10/month why not eh?

        More evilness for you!

  30. My inital thoughts is that this would increase spammy type comments and cause less people to buy a link on the homepage for $240.

    But after thinking about it I doubt you’ll have a problem selling homepage links because they have far greater value than than individual post links…

    1. don’t you worry about that
      people who can afford 240 dollars a link wouldn still pay for a link on the homepage as they’ve got better things to do and less time to comment like mad like me

  31. john doesn’t google only count 1 backlink when there is multiple links from one domain? well at least some users on the DP forum think that this is the case.

    1. John Chow says:

      Only Google knows the answer to that. But one thing we do know is that when there is a nofollow tag, the Googlebot doesn’t follow and link and doesn’t index the site.

      1. Vinod says:

        I doubt. I have setup a Google Alert on my name and sitename. I have got successful alerts whenever I commented with my URI on other high PR sites with nofollow enabled.
        I will wait for the Alert to this comment!

    2. Jez says:

      What do you mean by “count”, when I was one of the top commentors I had lots and lots of links from this site so, if by count you mean register / index, then no, it “counts” them all.

  32. Wolf Stone says:

    So this is the evil ‘do follow’ plan….will be interesting to see if if this plan increases/ decreases the average number of comments per post?

  33. Black Hat Joe says:

    :mrgreen:

    Absolutely hilarious. You guys actually believe that Google does not follow and index sites with nofollow links? You’re all a bunch of fools if you believe that hype.

    I have 100’s of sites that are all indexed and making money. Not one domain was indexed from anything BUT a nofollow link. They were ALL linked to from blog comments with nofollow links. Every last one ๐Ÿ˜†

    By all means though, please keep believing all the hype you hear on blogs like this one. I like it better when there’s less competition

  34. John, you don’t have to pay me a single cent for this honest review. This is a ReviewYou Review just for John chow.

    So it seems you are inspired by the things you read in the Seven Day System huh?

    so now you are really evil. you have an evil plan to now get money from your readers. I am keen to see what else you will do which are things I teach members in the seven day system.

    $10 per month, is a great idea to get you rich.

    I wish you well, monster.

    1. Jack says:

      Hey John has already had this idea so far before he didn’t even knew your site. how could you say he’s inspired by yours?

    2. John Chow says:

      Nivola,

      Do you know you’ve made more comments on my blog than the total posts on the seven day system forums? 13 users and 20 posts? Man, your system must be on fire! :mrgreen:

      http://www.sevendaysystem.com/forum/

      1. Yes John.
        The forum has only been up for barely a week. It takes some time for newbies to get used to the forum technology. However, the autoresponder is sure on fire, as I have to use it to send the instructions to them, and there’s a huge base right now, partly thanks to you.

        Do you see that as a problem? I mean, making comments of your blog?

        I am just curious to follow your down fall. I seriously believe in karma. At the look of it, there are signs of people getting pissed at you with this shitty thing you are putting up.

        Well, what goes around comes around.

        1. Mubin says:

          Karma aint catching up to John. Lots of people have been pissed at him since he started doing the review me’s they swore on everything that was holy that the decline of this blog had begun, and I thought that maybe just maybe they were right. And than John posted his earnings report, it was up again. And than next months was up again. So if anything things are getting better and better for him.

          1. Well, we shall see from now on.

            To do a negative ReviewME review about others is one thing, but to do a negative ReviewMe review about my opportunity for his own selfish gain is another thing altogether.

            Well, I’ll be following his downfall.

            Pretty soon I hope. Karma will one day catch up with you.

            The higher you are, the harder you fall. So I think he’s high enough, to fall and feel the pain. Give him a few more months, maximum.

            Selfish Evil Scrooge. It has all the ingredients of a major failure.

            And I do hope I can do my part to bring him down. One less evil, is one less pain in the ass for me.

          2. Ed Lau says:

            LOL! Bitter much?

          1. At least I write a comment with at least 5 ideas interconnected. Unlike yours, with 1/2 an idea at most in one single comment.

            Not sour really. Should be in my shoes, then you’ll know how sweet it really is. I am just getting back at him for abusing my partner’s trust in him when he ordered for that ReviewMe review.

            Well, it’s free darn world afterall.

        2. John Chow says:

          I have no problem with you commenting on my blog. Please keep at it.

  35. Laura says:

    Maybe you should fix your comments first. If I was going to pay for a linkback I would expect my comment to be free of cross outs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I agree with Kumiko, it sounds like a spammers dream come true. I would recommend charging a smaller amount per linkback instead of ten dollars for unlimited.

    -Laura

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Yea I’ve always wondered about the cross outs.. kinda annoying ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. Stu says:

    Stupid. Taking advantage of the not-so-knowlegable.

    ๐Ÿ™

    1. Say that again.

      He’s the greatest scammer of all. Adolf Hilter would love to do a joint venture with him.

      Influential but evil.

  37. Douglas Karr says:

    Or you can come over to my blog and comment for free. I don’t charge to help out my commenters.

    I think this may be a little over the evil edge.

    1. I will be glad to do that Douglas.

      It’s definitely over the evil edge, no doubt.

      But can you blame chow? He would Chow You Down… Bow Wow Wow…

    2. BundaWAH says:

      What PR your blog have? For PR0 comments for free will not atract mass commentor, IMHO.

  38. Looks like Kontera took over the PayPal part of “..then click on this PayPal link to..” — I don’t see a link to a PayPal payment, only a Kontera ad ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Phishie Diaz says:

    Evil…. pure evil…. =/

    It’s not fair that John Chow can make so much money! =[

  40. hmm..I don’t know if I would charge money for this, even if my website would become popular..but taking in consideration that this is a “how to make money” blog I guess it’s all right. As far as “pay to view” goes, you will probably loose most of your subscribers. Your blog is cool but not that cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Daniel says:

    Pure genius I tell you. This will become the new popular trend in blog monetization.

  42. Steve S says:

    Slick campaign John, only you could make three or four revenue streams around link love.

  43. Bob Buskirk says:

    been waiting for this to go live, interesting to see how many people sign up

    1. Shawn Knight says:

      Same here – seems like things are going well thus far heh

  44. InvestorBlogger says:

    Interesting Idea: not charging for commenting but adding a premium selection! Nice move.

    I’m going to be learning a lot more from you I see!

  45. simon says:

    That’s so great!!! I’m in!

  46. Shaun Carter says:

    This is a great idea John… now your member base will not only generate you revenue from click-throughs and such, but now the readers will send you money. Simply brilliant!

    Keep it up man!

  47. Laura says:

    If you’re going to charge for linkbacks then maybe you should fix your comments. If I pay $10 I wouldn’t want my comments to have cross-outs through them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, I agree with the others about it being an invitation to spam. Maybe charge a lesser amount per link instead of $10 for unlimited? Just a thought.

    I tried to comment earlier but it didn’t go through so hopefully it won’t cause a double post.

    -Laura

    1. Agreed – I thought it was just me that was seeing the crossouts through so many of the comments!

      – Martin Reed

      1. Ed Lau says:

        This is a glitch with WordPress x Firefox. I’m guessing you’re both using Firebox.

  48. Hari says:

    All i can say is “John, you are too evil”

  49. manatuba says:

    I think it’s a good idea, unique. nofollow has been used traditionally to prevent spam, but I think most spammers are lazy and use bots. I doubt they will take the effort to subscribe. So at least the spam from this will be higher quality :).

  50. Man, I worry about what this does to other sites. This could be a bad precedent…

  51. Chris says:

    I’m shocked no one has covered the following:

    Comments are located on a sub page, like this:

    http://www.johnchow.com/get-nofollow-removed-on-your-comments/#comments

    There’s no PR juice here to pass on right?

    Secondly, Google de-values links on pages that have so many links on them. Another way of looking at it is the PR juice dilutes the more links it passes through.

  52. Ivรกn says:

    Hello! You have a really nice monetize ideas, but it’s very evil hehe XD Happy blogging. Regards.

  53. DotMySpot says:

    HMM.. to be frank.. i don’t really get this @@” nofollow?

  54. gaman says:

    You are truly evil John :mrgreen:

  55. Nomar says:

    I dont know if it is a good idea john. Now your links will get less value.

    Links that are in featured area will get less PR from you.

    This has to do with outgoing links.

    Nomar

  56. I’m still not sure how this will affect everything else — from quality of comments to loyalty of readers. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see while John makes more $$$ and the commentators try to get what they pay for.

  57. Bob says:

    Links on blog comments have about zero value to Google so $10.00 is about $10.00 to much. John you are thinking about making money way to much slow down a bit. I know this blog is about making money online but you don’t have to make all of it your self.

  58. soundofgold says:

    Hmm I wonder when all this (and similar) greed-encouraged-spamming will cause Google to re-think their PR algorithm/assignments.

  59. Ankur says:

    Does anyone here or john know which other blogs get more comments than here?

    Here’s one ๐Ÿ˜ˆ idea john, want to generate HUGE publicity? Just remove the ‘nofollow’ for a couple f days, and you are done! HAHAHA ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  60. Ankur says:

    There is some error, no name is comming if you dont enter a url. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  61. Pallab says:

    What a great idea Johan. Another evil plan that is bound to become popular among other bloggers (like your reviewme idea).

    1. ReviewMe is not his idea. Don’t put such a great idea down so low like Chow.

      ReviewMe started their own company, and he happens to use it for his own blog, to make money, and to destroy competitors, to make even more money, but for who, himself of course.

      but yes, when he has shirts, or unwanted goods he got from some conference, or dinner or whatever, he would put that as a prize for you. Go, fetch.

      1. Mubin says:

        Why would a competitor order a review me if they were afraid of being destroyed?

        1. Well, you see, if I did say he manage to destroy us, that’s not a fact.

          Let’s just say his intention to ruin us is there, but it just backfired on him.

          It’s like a ReviewMe review that backfired, that was backfired. So double negative is a positive. ๐Ÿ™‚

          He’s a fool. He should have known better. The kind of publicity he can pull, regardless of good or bad, is going to benefit if executed well. And I think we manage to do just that. What do you expect, he’s not a marketing expert, he’s a tech dork, who thinks he’s smart, but yes, in some ways, but not in this territory. It’s my territory.

          For sure, the way he writes his review was with the intention to ruin us. That was his intention, not to protect consumers or readers of this blog. It’s obvious. He could have chose not to review us, but he did. Karma does not care about your actions, it is your intentions that count. He is a selfish, egocentric and evil scrooge.

          We would never be afraid of anyone, not even him. Truth will always prevail. That’s the law of this world, and life in general. If you look back at history, karma always catches up with the evil ones sooner or later. Mahatma Gandhi even said something to that effect.

          FYI, I didn’t make the decision to order the reviewme. It was my partner. But I gave the greenlight because my partner trusted Chow like his own friend, as he is a regular reader of his blog.

          Well, he has learnt a good damn lesson, I bet. Never trust anyone. Even if they are high-end bloggers, in terms of readership.

          1. Mubin says:

            You paid for a third-party review. The blogger has the choice on whether to review you in a positive light or a negative one. I seriously think you are taking this the wrong way.

            Im sure you got more publicity due to the fact that the review was negative rather than positive.

          2. You do not understand the full story. I am not doing this to get back at him for the negative reviewme review. It was more for abusing the trust my partner gave him when he ordered for the ReviewMe review. My partner was devastated that the review turned out this way, and he kept blaming himself for ordering it from the dog, Chow.

            I can’t let a man, like chow, go scot-free without me giving him a piece of my mind.

            I don’t like it when people abuse trust placed in them.

            Yes, I sure did get more publicity. No doubt about it. But it is a personal issue now with me. He’s a terrible man. And terrible men should be nipped.

          3. Ed Lau says:

            LOL! So you think he should’ve give you a good review when your “system” is retarded? You can’t “let him go scot-free” because he gave you a bad review when your product sucks?

          4. Hey Ed-The-Jackass-Lau.
            I didn’t say he should have given me a good review. How do you know that the system is retarded? Have you tried it? IF not, then, you are being retarded yourself. Anyways, you look retarded, cerebral palsy perhaps? Poor soul.

            You don’t know much really. You are just LauD (loud). LOL.

  62. If you think John Chow is into helping you to make money online, you are dreaming. He is squeezing every monetary juice out of you for his sake. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    But of course, good idea. Afterall, you do have blogs to monetize them right? So he’s making money out of you all? Poor souls. And he ain’t even going to give back the money to you for your effort. You are using valuable time and effort to write comments, and you can’t even get linkbacks unless of course you pay $10.

    Crazy Evil. What goes around comes around. ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Kiltak says:

      That’s where YOU are wrong, John helped me make 1000’s of dollars..

      First, he helped me optimize my Google ads,
      Then he allowed me to get an account with Kontera… resulting in a 500% increase in my web revenue since october 2006.

      I have to agree that this new money making scheme is just evil (But we’re talking about John Chow here, the root of all evil).

      In the end, this site is about making money on the net, and helping John make more at the same time. He can do whatever he wants with his site, and my guess is, this new thing won’t affect his subscriber base at all.

      Cheers.

      1. Hi. For a geek, you are sexy. Pun intended of course. ๐Ÿ˜›

        you have a great site, that’s why you were able to use what he recommended to make more money.

        His ideas are everywhere. It’s not him that made you the money, it’s you yourself that deserve the credit. It wasn’t him who had the idea for a great domain name – GeeksAreSexy. Very catchy name. Too bad I am not a geek, but sexy? Perhaps. Ask the Mrs.

        Well, at least you are earning much more than before. That should be a good thing. It just happened that you have the right material. Monetization methods are abundant. There are many ways to monetize a blog. Chow’s ideas are ordinary, because I’ve been in this industry for a long time. Nothing unusual or great. Just ordinary.

        Your blog is great! And it would be greater in time to come. People who are good, naturally tend to do really well in the long run. You are a nice chap.

        Cheers!

  63. Wait wait. You know what’s so funny?

    Joker Chow has not unsubscribed from the 7 Day System. Wonder why… reading all the emails, and tips, to use for his monetization of this blog… I suppose huh?

    Shouldn’t you be unsubscribing by now, and cancelling your account with the Seven Day System? I could delete your account if I want to, but I am waiting to see what you are going to do with it. So you really want the ebooks to review, you say? Hahaha. Funny. More for yourself. Scrooge Chow.

    That’s right, monetize your traffic. That’s a great way to do it. Sign up for an affiliate program, and sell the plugin to other bloggers. Excellent idea. But Making Money Online for Who? John Chow? Who else.

    1. dude I don’t want to look like I’m protecting John, I don’t , but you are getting boring, seriously get over it.

      1. I’ve gotten over it. But now that I have found him, and read his postings (I am a new reader), I must expose him. This time it is for two things:

        1) do my part for karma to get back at him
        2) open the eyes of his readers to see beyond what he is doing, saying, or telling you all

        It’s a community service, let’s just put it at that.

        I am really busy, but it is worth the time and effort to see that an egocentric, evil guy like him gets a piece of my mind.

        Talk about transparency? Well here it comes.

        1. Mubin says:

          For someone that likes karma so much your money back gurantee needs to be looked at.

          1. Oh yes. Thanks for bringing that up.

            Let me know why you think it should be looked at. I like this kind of comments. It’s very educational.

            Tell me please. Don’t stop.

    2. John Chow says:

      I didn’t unsub because I’ve forgotten about your already. But since you reminded, you can delete my account. I can’t remember the URL to the member section anymore.

      1. Oh yes, sure. Oh, you were not even reminded about it when you receive our newsletter on a daily basis. Oh, yes, sure you have forgotten.

        LAME written all over you, Chow. Well, you want it deleted, get your ass up here, and delete it yourself. No one is going to do anything for you.

        1. Michael…you might be a nice guy…you are not coming across as one…I read this review and in all honesty what john tells on this blog is what you are charging a ridiculous amount of money to teach. Maybe 2 years ago when blogs were not that popular your system was a great sell…Don’t you think its an easy ay to make money and fool of people..?

          you talk about karma so let chow’s karma catch up with him…y r u wasting your energy focusing on the negative…i agree he should have told you guys what he thought before that review but thats a personal thing and I do not think he did a wrong thing by exposing the secrets.

          Are you mad that he broke the trust and exposed the truth? What has he written which is not true…love to know if you think he is lying…

          1. Well, you got it right. I may be a nice guy, to different people, but not to Chow, definitely not to him.

            I am charging a ridiculous amount of money??? I am not even charging anything.. I am paying people to come join the system for free, and I’ll teach them. See. See what Chow had done. Misleading people about the truth.

            It’s a great system, but not to fool people. This system really works, and no one has been fooled. They get paid like any job on this earth.

            Well, it’s fine to expose the secrets or whatever. But these are not secrets, or meant to be secrets. We’ve been very transparent to our members about our revenue model, and despite that, we have an army of members doing this. We never coerce them to join, they do it on their own free will.

            It is not about him exposing the secrets, or reviewing us negatively that bugs me. It’s the fact that he took advantage of my partner who ordered the review from him. I feel so sorry for my friend. He was like so optimistic about John’s review. He had high hopes, then this joker chow, did this review, and my pal can’t stop blaming himself for it. I don’t care if I lose money or my reputation. But I don’t like it when you tear a person into pieces. I will do the exact same thing to him for that.

            I know I shouldn’t be negative, but there’s an exception. John Chow is an exception. He has declared himself as my enemy for abusing the trust of my good friend, and he would reap what he sow.

            He lied on many accounts:
            1. According to the chow, we sell 50 ebooks. We don’t. The package consists of software, scripts and ebooks. It’s a complete package for any Internet Marketing newbie. That’s distortion of fact. He made it seem as if we were selling rubbish.

            2. He stated the only one making money is me. That’s bull. 95% of our revenues go back to the members, the 5% pays for our manpower, servers, and other administrative charges. We get barely nothing. But we are forward looking. We do not mind having less than 1% profit from our revenues, as we are interested in sustainability of our ability to help others earn money.

            3. He said the links are ours. That is bull. These links belong to our members. They get the sales commissions for their links.

            4. He abused our system, by exposing privileged information to the public, without our permission. Who the f*ck is he? He’s a f*cking dog for all I care.

  64. Hey Michael, what’s with the negativity dude? Since when was it a crime to make money? I’m sure I speak for more than a few people on here when I say that I’ve learned a fair bit from John. Who the hell are you to criticize John? What have you done for any of us?

    PS Guys, I wouldn’t worry too much about the no follow…It’s not confirmed, BUT apparantely Google DO follow a link even if it says “No Follow”….but that’s assuming that a lot of people are clicking on the link…How’s that for “black magic info”? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Besides, not all the search engines adhere to a “no follow”.

    1. Exactly! You got it right. When was it a crime to make money.

      Well, it’s good you are learning something each day, whichever are your sources, keeps your machines running up there.

      Criticizing John? Am I? I am just being honest. Brutally honest. Being honest has never hurt anyone has it? I mean going by Chow’s honesty? Hahahaha…

      What have I done for you guys? Good question. For a start, I have spent loads of time, reading his blog, to pick up on things you might want to think twice about, see things in a different angle, and lots more of other things that I will be doing, to ensure you guys are not just following the rest of the herd of sheeps. That’s my job. ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Bob says:

    I think you crossed a line with this John. From high-end blogger to low-end business.
    It’s a shame to see how you abuse the people that got you popular in the first place.
    No doubt you will have a number of people falling for this but ask yoorself this:
    The money you will make from this is peanuts compared to what you are already making. Is that really worth your online reputation?

    1. Bob and Michael, we all understand you cant digest John’s success and that he ripped off your crap system. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Lil nuts, u think you can make any difference to a blog that gets 100+ comments even while posting 3-4 posts daily. You really need a Seven Day Therapies from a psychiatrist! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

      1. Bob says:

        Huh? I have nothing to do with Michael! Just speaking my own mind.

      2. Mukesh.
        You are the one requiring the psychiatrist.

        You are hallucinating. Bob doesn’t have anything to do with the system. And it’s not crap, going by the earnings figure. As for your blog, it smells like one, looks like one, and is one.

        Maybe you are just one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Well, like they say, a drop of water isn’t going to make a lot of difference to the ocean, but it is still a contribution nonetheless.

        Mukesh, if you have not tried the system yourself, don’t start this with me. You won’t like it. I hate people who have not tried something, and just say it for the fun of it.

    2. I have not read something so wholesome for quite awhile already.

      Thank you for that! It’s really a shame that he’s abusing the people that got him popular. The worse thing is he had been abusing a long time, but it’s just surfacing right now.

      I’ve been reading his archive of postings. At first he started out naive about the earning potential of his blog. But once, he realizes he could make money from his blog, and it’s working, he just got greedy, and greedier with time.

      Well, that’s the nature of unrestrained humans.

  66. Ok, this is starting to get ridiculous. Before you know it, we’ll have a Pay Per Read (PPR) feature.

    Nowadays, only 1 out of 10 posts are really worth reading. I can take all the dine, car, self-promote and the spam links because that’s your blog and that’s what it makes unique. Even though you are gathering more bad press everyday.

    However, the excessive paid reviews and overall low quality of posts are starting to really hurt this blog.

    Note: Why do you have a link about penis enlargement?

  67. Oh yeah, and forgot to mention. Links coming from your blog’s comment system are worthless to Google’s search engine.

    You should check it out, before scamming these people.

  68. Hari says:

    Something bad is coming your way john.
    Your reputation may fall or your subscriber count or even the number of comments you receive.

    This is a real abuse

    1. Say that again.

      You got it right!

      REAL ABUSE.

    2. Kiltak says:

      JOHN CHOW: Hmmm, If I would be you, I would check out the comment section of your dashboard to verify if the IP addresses from all these negative comments come from the same place, but under different names..

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they do…

      1. Kiltak, don’t worry.

        I am not the only that is disgusted with Chow. FYI not everyone loves him, like you do.

        You’ll be surprise if the IP addresses are different wouldn’t you.

        Well SURPRISE!!!

  69. Mat says:

    Wow, some people have really taken exception to this

    Come on, it’s John Chow… it’s part of the parcel. Don’t want it, don’t buy it, but it’s a very entertaining blog and that’s why the number of readers is so big.

    1. Markk says:

      In real life, Mat looks nothing like that.

    2. Not so simple as, don’t like it, don’t buy it.

      If he sells you something, you wonder about his move. Why is he making such a move?

      So it’s alright for people to give their comments about what they think.

      you don’t expect people just to go away and not buy something when they know something is very wrong, do ya? If you see someone selling a warhead to someone else, do you just walk away? Slightly exagerrated though (god how do i spell this word? somebody will pick this up for me)

  70. Mubin says:

    I seriously think the last few comments came from the same I.P.

    1. Bob says:

      Interested Persons?

  71. Shiva says:

    hey any one interested
    non interested
    visit the link
    http://www.supershiva.blogspot.com

  72. outsider says:

    well done john. It’s just another way to make some more bucks, we should all learn from this.

  73. Wahlau.NET says:

    Interesting. I will give it a try then

  74. Markk says:

    I have no problem with John Chow selling no nofollow. People are saying it’s evil; how so? If people do an evaluation and decide that it’s worth the $10, they can order it. Otherwise not.

    John Chow has not, so far as I can tell, misrepresented what he is selling.

    1. Well, Hitler has also not misinterpreted his ideology of the holocaust. That doesn’t mean the holocaust is not a bad thing. It’s just that he was so influential, that people buy into his “representation” of it, the way you are buying John’s representation of this.

      1. Mubin says:

        Are you comparing the holocaust to John’s quest of making money online? That’s pretty lame and very disrespectful to million of Jewish People.

        1. Mubin, john’s quest to make money online, is his problem.

          I am saying his influence. You seem to be able to read, but are you able to comprehend, then think critically after that? Because you seriously should read what you wrote, it sounds just too dumb.

          To acknowledge that the holocaust did happen, is a great respect to the Jews. There are world leaders who are denying the holocaust.

          Anyhow, I was talking about how an EVIL but influential leader is able to pull a tragedy that affects millions. If I have something else in history that equates to this, I would have used it, but there is no other, than what Hitler did.

          And of course, I don’t mean to be disrespectful to my own race, either. I am Jew myself. Duh. Get a life. Wait, it seems, I should be giving that advice to myself instead. ๐Ÿ˜›

  75. Does this have any effect on pingbacks/trackbacks?
    tia, jon

  76. Ricardo says:

    You just lost a commentator.

    The Top 3 commentators have been a bunch of spammers to get crazy amounts of comments (100+!!) and now it will get even worser because they’ll get many do-follow links at EVERY page they comment and not only on the frontpage…

    It’s not evil selling the follow tags, but its evil giving those spammers another reason for spamming.

    1. Ricardo, you got that right.

      I, myself, wouldn’t want to read my comments all over his blog, all the time, just because I paid for it. It gets sickening to find out that I am the only one who is commenting or spamming around here. But hey, yes, theoretically, if I am a spammer (it appears so, so far doesn’t it?), I would have more reasons to spam.

      Hail Spamming. Hail…

      But hey if you are into money, anything goes, at least to Mr Chow. Spamming no spamming, who cares? If he can get 1,000,000 spammers to spam his blog until kingdom come, he wouldn’t give a damn. That would mean a cold $10 mil in his Canadian Bank Account. That would buy him many more barbequed pork ribs in that favourite restaurant of his. Wow imagine that! A Spammers’ Paradise… ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. John Chow says:

      If you’re on the top 10 commentators list then why do you need to have nofollow remove? You already have a link on the top 10 list.

      Not a single top 10 member have order a WP FollowMe subscription.

  77. Fascinating that this one post has drawn so many comments.

    I might get in on this…

    Anyway, Mr. Chow, are you ever going to enable your email subscriptions in Feedburner?

    Just for me? Pretty please?

    Thanks,
    Paula

  78. So now you’ll have even more comment spam from fewer people.

  79. JoseNet says:

    Can you guys point me to the google document that says: that if it follows the link to a site, it will index it?
    How do you guys know for sure that just because the link does not have the “nofollow” attribute, it will be indexed by google?

    1. It’s a simple technology really.

      You tell the Search Engine robot what to do really, that’s why you can prevent these robots from placing certain pages in your website into the index, with a simple code.

      So I do believe it is possible to do it with this plugin. But whether it works finally, depends really. The idea is feasible, but does this plugin really work? Not too sure.

      You can google this you know? ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. awflasher says:

    Is that just a way to make more ppl comment here -_-#

  81. Truly EVIL! You are the epitome of evil, but i love it ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  82. Arcom says:

    I will keep my thoughts on this idea for myself. However…I’m wondering…

    John, where are you? Where have you gone? Are you hiding? Why don’t you comment on this?

    If it were me and if someone had soo many bad comments about my idea, I would definately tell them a thing or two ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m right here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. thepaperbull says:

    This idea is pretty poor taste John and it appears you’re sacrificing the spirit and community nature of blogging itself in order to push some boundaries.

    Just because you have a majority of people supporting the idea as clever and innovative does not make it ethical.

    Also – I supported one of your earliest backlink review efforts. Never saw the linkback from John Chow show up on Technorati. I wonder if anyone else has noticed the same phenomenon with theirs?

    1. Haha… that’s John Chow for you. U-N-E-T-H-I-C-A-L

      make a run, before it’s too late.

      there are really many commentators who have great blogs, one such blog is GeeksAreSexy.com

      Catchy. The blogger is a nice chap too! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Kiltak says:

        Note to all: I’d just like to tell everybody that I’m not associated in any way with this guy, even if he says that I’m a “nice chap” ๐Ÿ˜† . I disagree strongly with the philosophy of his “Seven Days System”.

        But, Michael, thanks for the nice comment about [GAS]… I do put a lot of time into it and appreciate your words of kindness.

        1. Yes, for his benefit, I’ll also admit that Kiltak is not associated to me in anyway. But he’s still a nice chap. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Well, it’s okay to strongly disagree with the philosophy of Seven Day System, but to abuse the trust people put in you, when they order a ReviewMe review, is out of this world. My partner trusted Chow enough to order the ReviewMe review from this jerk.

          Your blog has been bookmarked. So I will be reading it regularly.

          1. Kiltak says:

            A ReviewMe review doesn’t have to be positive. John has given bad reviews in the past, so if it can make you feel better, you’re not alone in this.

            And this is all part of the game. The beauty of the internet is that everybody can express their opinions freely. If I would have been in John’s place, I would have also told my readers that your service is highly suspicious, but I don’t do these kinds of reviews, and I certainly wouldn’t pay for one. Why?

            Because I can get them for free.

            The moral of this story? Create great and innovative content. If you do this, people will come, will link to you, and eventually, will talk about your site where ever they go. In my own eyes, that’s worth A LOT more than 400 bucks.

            Cheers,

            K.

          2. I understand that Kiltak.

            But why is it suspicious? Because of the money put forward to the members? It’s like luring them into something with money?

            But you got an excellent point. Create great and innovative content. I will let my people know abotu this. Thanks for that.

  84. Softsled says:

    I don’t see what the big fuss is about. Maybe it’s the way that John introduced this. If John had simply said, “I am going to give all my readers a special deal on a linkback for $10/mo.”, most of you would have jumped all over it and never said a word. You would have been happy to pay it (considering what you would have to pay for a text link ad on this site)!

    It’s just marketing. If you don’t wanna pay it, don’t!

    My .02

  85. Rob O. says:

    I’ve been teetering on the edge about this blog for some time now. To be sure, there are occasional (becoming more rare by the day) nuggets of useful and helpful information posted here.

    But this scheme, John, may have just pushed me over the edge…

    This idea is indeed in poor taste. I’m not sure that it can be called unethical, but certainly, it smacks of pure greed topped with an unhealthy dollop of egotism. Rather than being clever & innovative, it seems to me a manipulative & spurious plan.

    1. Bull’s eye once again!!!!

      We have a strike 3. John YOU ARE OUT!

      And Kiltak, the IP addresses are different.

      SURPRISE!!!!

  86. bweaver says:

    Come on. Removing nofollow from a user’s comments on a subscription basis is a great capitalist idea. The user is paying for the presumed value of a followed link in a comment on John’s PR6 site. John Chow dot Com is about “making money online” and this is one more way for him to do it and possibly help others to do the same.

    Frankly I don’t know if it’s really worth anything, if Google ignores comment links with or without nofollow, but at ten bucks it’s a cheap experiment. I’m in and will see if it’s worth it just by monitoring traffic to my site, bweaver.net.

    John’s certainly given me ideas that have already proven to be worth way more than $10.

  87. Or you can spend 30 minutes and write a review of his site and save the $10/mo. :mrgreen:

    1. bill says:

      Or do both. ๐Ÿ˜€

  88. Wahlau.NET says:

    I notice that I have to login for the nofollow to take effect.

  89. Marcus says:

    Has anyone read this article about it yet?

    “There are quite a few reasons why you should not buy into this scheme. Anyone who does will just be throwing their money away. This is no more beneficial to the subscriber than tits on a boar.

    Let’s say you “rent” your comment link for a few months. And remember, it is rent. If you don’t pay it, you get evicted and NoFollow is taking up residence on your sofa.

    Links will not pick up any juice right out of the gate either. Once they “stick” for any duration, then they may give you some benefit. But looking at a page with close to 200 hardcoded links without any comments, how much value will that be? And once it does stick, it will be buried in the archives and off of page one.”

    http://www.webstractions.com/news/2007/05/john-chow-offers-dofollow-links.html

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