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Gaming Wordpress “DoFollow” Blogs

July 28th, 2007 by Elliott Back

I came across this list of dofollow blogs today and was, well, frankly astonished. The point of the nofollow attribute on links was to reduce comment spam by removing the search engine optimization incentive of improving your ranking by getting a free link. Of course, those who didn’t support the standard argued that it stifled conversations on the blogosphere by penalizing regular comments and spammers alike.

This list of blogs (and other like it) could help introduce you to a sector of the blogosphere which you feel more comfortable working in if you want credit for your comments. It could, but that’s probably not it’s primary purpose.

No, yet again, the great wheel of spam continues to roll as people looking for a few easy links are picking out sites in their niche they know have either do-followed their comments or are running really old blogging software.

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27 Responses to “Gaming Wordpress “DoFollow” Blogs”

  1. John Freeman says:

    After Panda update, do you think that this kind of backlinks (I mean blog commenting) does matters? Also do you think that nofollow backlinks are useless?

  2. shaun says:

    I find that when researching its says dofollow then afterwards its turns into nofollow. I do a submit on a dofollow then software says it is nofollow. I don’t get it.

  3. RicaooN says:

    In my opinion. I prefer nofollow blogs to do follow blogs because I need page rank point more than Backlink. I think that I can find many IP class C websites but I find few websites that high page rank so when I find some blogs I find only nofollow blogs.

  4. Richard says:

    I am using a WP blog myself, poker content based, and i can tell you there is ALOT coming through Akismet still. The discussion is still there if no follow will transfer “some” value anyway, only not the particular rank value.

  5. DSTT says:

    I would think every comment would be spam? Surely a human would have to check every link to see if the following website is relevant? Or am I missing something?

  6. Eric says:

    I’ve recently stumbled upon the whole dofollow vs nofollow debate and I’m going to switch my website over to “dofollow”.

    I run an Xbox centric website and I want to see what kind of effect a “dofollow” will have on both hits and comments.

  7. Jerry Boy says:

    I use the do-follow plugin on my main mmo blog, as a kind of experiment really. I want to see how it fares in the serps, even though it leaks a lot of juice.

  8. Josh says:

    The simple fact that a website is dofollow draws people to it. You post something somewhere saying, free dofollow backlinks and boom, you get a ton of traffic, comments, and everyone gets something out of the transaction.

  9. Dave says:

    Wordpress plugins like Askimet help so much it isn’t even funny… but spam is still very annoying.

  10. estetik says:

    I love dofollow blogs and especially search for them to read useful articles.

  11. Akismet can also be configured to catch certain keywords. Poker, credit cards, insurance and casino appear to be amongst the top key words spammers are using.

    There is a gentleman, I think his name is gunter who wrote another plugin that works along with Akismet and it catches a few that even Akismet misses.

  12. The do follow blogs are offering something valuable: one link for one quality comment.

  13. GMan says:

    I don’t see the problem of people commenting on blogs as long as they are not spam. Spam can easily be removed and countered with the various Wordpress plugins available. Dofollow all the way!

  14. HDTV reviews says:

    when i start using dofollow or the nofollows, one of my big problem was spam comments…can you help me how can i minimized the unwanted comments.

  15. Paul says:

    Surely it is only a matter of time before the search engines ingnore blog links entirely?

  16. TJantunen says:

    I just joined doFollow community, it is interesting to see how it affects to my blog.

  17. kapanpun says:

    don’t understand why more website owners don’t do this, I mean yes some people do want to just leave spam to gain backlinks for their site. But the website box is there for a reason, I see it as a reward for adding extra content to the website.

  18. I use dofollow on all of my blogs. Spam is a problem, but Akismet works for me. Over 140,000 spam comments caught in the life of one of my blogs. I couldn’t imagine going through them manually.

  19. I’m glad to see other people joining to dofollow revolution. Success with your site Regards

  20. Rayz says:

    Firstly thanks for sharing the list with us.

    One of my client has a dofollow blog and he gets bombarded with comments almost every day.

    In a way blog commenting is good for getting a backlink at the same time the blogger is also happy that people are visiting his blog

  21. Jeff Flowers says:

    I recently took off the NoFollow comments on my blog.

    The result: I have noticed an increase in traffic. Increase in Comments. Increase in Clicks on my Google Ads. and yes, an increase on spammers leaving comments.

    But, if any spammers drop a link that is obviously spam, I just delete it.

    I would encourage everyone to change their blog to DoFollow

  22. Macnerdzcare says:

    spam on do-follow blogs is not a problem anymore since you got anti-spam pluggins for wordpress like akismet

  23. Linden man says:

    exactly Bape. they still comment not knowing that the blog is in nofollow.

  24. Bape says:

    Its ironic that many bloggers talk about this but then they actually use no follow.

  25. Vilash Reddy says:

    What is the difference? It is that SE can visible see the link created in a comment?

  26. Linden man says:

    there are lots of lists already regarding the dofollow. Even found a list where high pagerank blogs enabled a dofollow.

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