Backlinks don't work for me :(First, to understand how I ventured into this topic, you should know that Blogger backlinks (the section called "Links to this post") won't appear on this blog. I first discovered this issue quite a while back after I changed the blog's template to the present one you see now. :)
The problem doesn't seem to have anything to do with my messing around with the template, as I tried out my template on a test blog and it works there ("Create a link" works). As usual, the answer to most of my problems come from Google.
However, my issues aren't the main topic here. :) While googling for an answer to my headache, I came across something else instead - removing nofollow for Blogger backlinks. Quite simply, nofollow was invented to tell search engines not to follow a link if a link was tagged as such. It also has further implications such as not contributing to the linked page's PageRank (a magical number that many people are obsessed with), among others.
What's the big deal?You may be wondering why I'm kicking such a big fuss over a couple of bloggers removing nofollow from their backlinks. Actually I wouldn't have cared if what they were doing actually worked.
Just in case you need to hear it from an official source, here's a relevant snippet from Google Webmaster help: