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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