Well that’s another great “free” link-building resource down the drain. For $39/mo you can pay for dofollow links by signing up for their Outside Blog subscription. That membership will allow you to show your ActiveRain blog posts publicly as well as dofollowing your outbound links.
When social networking communities build a subscription based service with the only real benefit being dofollow links, should they be penalized for selling links?
Should they be encouraged to dofollow or nofollow across the board?
I don’t know what the right answer is.
What do you think?
Side note: Usually when a new social networking community launches without implementing nofollow on free profiles, they are only doing it in order to draw in the herds of members who understand what a dofollow link means. Then, once they have enough members to show the venture capitalists or whomever, they quickly add nofollow and force you to pay if you want to continue receiving link-juice from them. Unless you have unlimited funding and marketing dollars, you kinda have to dofollow links in the beginning..