OpenID = "NoFollow" = NO PageRank Value = Useless
So as far as I can tell there’s still no way for a Blogger user to leave behind their blog address with their comment on a Blogger blog, except for making one in the comment box (which is a pain in the you know what).Maybe it’s just a glitch, or maybe it wasn’t. But my tests indicate Google has effectively cut us Blogger users off at the knees and made our blogs a “nofollow“, and we will get no pagerank value leaving comments on other blogs. Thanks Google. I hope I’m wrong.On the other hand (see comments below) my tests show that Wordpress users are seemingly exempt from this dilemma. I haven’t yet tried this by leaving a comment on a Wordpress OpenID enabled blog.
To add to the mystery I’ve also noticed that other Blogger blogs that have enabled OpenID seem to have comments from blogspot blogs with the URLs linking to their blog, and NOT to their profile.
Hmm… so perhaps Blogger’s new OpenID still has some bugs to iron out? Who knows.
Nevertheless, as far as I’m concerned OpenID is just a nuisance and I wish they had left well enough alone, so Wordpress here I come.
Has anybody else had better results? I’m off to bed now … gotta headache.
UPDATE: It seems to be working better now, albeit still inconsistently. Which only demonstrates that Blogger still has some bugs to iron out. But my opinion remains unchanged. It’s a nuisance and there’s too many hoops to jump through just to leave a URL with a comment. Who needs the aggravation?
Further reading: You Me Blogger and