I just wanted to remind everyone that if you are an I follow or do follow blogger that you are eligible to join the Do follow blogroll that I created about five weeks ago.
There are close to 160 blogs listed on this blogroll already. It’s going to be huge!
How do you become a do follow blogger? It’s pretty easy really. Simply remove the nofollow tags from the comment area of your template.
Most blogging platforms come with nofollow tags built into the comment area. This was originally thought to be a way to deter spammers because their links wouldn’t be picked up by the search engines when they had the nofollow tag immediately placed on them.
Today, most blogging platforms have plugins or modules that can be added to them that catch spam and stop it before it gets into your blogs comment section. Blogging platforms that don’t have the ability to add these special modules or plugins can still put comments on moderation to prevent spam from reaching the blog.
So that kind of makes the nofollow tags obsolete doesn’t it.
I removed my nofollow tags about a year ago because I wanted to allow anyone who left me a comment a real link. By this I mean, without the nofollow tags the search engines would be able to find the link that the commenter left when they created their comment and they’d gain a backlink to their site on the search engines as a result.
If you aren’t sure what a backlink is please click on the link I just included for the word Backlink above.
So, if you are an I follow blogger that means you are rewarding those who stop to leave you a comment.
As I was saying, to qualify for the do follow blogroll, nofollow tags must be removed from your comment area, and your comment section should NOT be closed to only registered members. Visit the Do Follow blogroll page to learn more about the blogroll, then, if you are interested leave me a message and I’ll send you an email that includes the blogroll code and further instructions.
If you are already on the Do follow blogroll, or if you’ve come across it in some of the D-Lists that are going around, please do not abuse the sites you visit by leaving poor comments.
Comments such as “nice post”, “funny ha ha” and so on do not really add to the post, and when a person goes around to 50 or 100 sites leaving short little comments such as that it looks like they are doing it only to gain the back links that we, do follow bloggers, offer.
Yes there are times when short one line comments are appropriate, but I see too many of them, especially on all my sites on the same day, by the same person? Sorry, I delete them.
I enjoy valid comments on my site. By valid comments I mean ones that actually add to the posts conversation in some way. Share your own experience of what the blogger is posting about in your comment, add facts, or opinions, but please don’t just say “Nice Post”.