Dofollow Blogs and Page Rank

Well, it appears Google has done another page rank update. So, how did your dofollow blog Page Rank do? Does having a dofollow blog affect your page rank? Honestly, I don’t know. My page ranks have not changed at all – up or down, so I don’t know how they would have been ranked if they were not dofollow.

Well, it appears Google has done another page rank update.  So, how did your dofollow blog Page Rank do?  Does having a dofollow blog affect your page rank?

Honestly, I don’t know.  My page ranks have not changed at all – up or down, so I don’t know how they would have been ranked if they were not dofollow.

There are some who believe that your page rank will drop if you are a dofollow blog.  Since you will have more out going links, you will be losing some link juice.  There is probably some truth to that.

I came across Melissa Eaton’s Niche Website Building Tips blog, and she made a post claiming dofollow blogging affected her page rank negatively.  Her PR did drop, and it could have been related to dofollow, or it could be related to some other factors she mentions in her post.

She has turned dofollow off and is going to use a different plugin, that allows you to give your commentors dofollow links after a certain number of posts.

So, you if your PR is negatively affected by dofollow outgoing links, should you turn off dofollow?  Of course that is for you to decide, but here is my view.

Since going dofollow on 4 of my blogs, the page rank has not changed on any of them.  I would have thought that since the last Google update their PR would have increased since they are older, have more incoming links, have more content and have more traffic.

I think there is a strong possibility that my PR could have gone up on at least two of them if they were not dofollow.  So, I have to decide what I would rather have – a better PR, or more traffic.

Since going dofollow on my blogs my traffic has gone up and my Alexa rank has steadily improved on all the blogs.  I really don’t think my traffic would have increased if my blogs were nofollow.

I know that Google PR is important, but I really wonder if it’s as important as it used to be and as important as people believe it is.

I have seen websites with a PR3 or PR4 that I suspect received a high PR because they were ranked on obscure keywords that no one searches for, and they probably don’t have much traffic.  I have seen these sites with an Alexa rank of over 3 million in popularity, when my blogs are steadily dropping to the low 200K in popularity.  FYI, with Alexa lower is better.

I have also seen sites under 50K in Alexa with no PR, or a PR of zero.

So, my belief is – PR, though nice, is not as good as more traffic with a low, or no, PR.  Of course, ideally you would like to have both high PR and a lot of traffic.

I will continue to have dofollow blogs until I have strong evidence that it’s hurting my blogs to the point of costing me traffic.

Mike

Vegas Traffic Jam and Blogs?

Okay, that’s a strange title – so what do Vegas Traffic Jams and blogs have in common? VegasTrafficJam is a new product, released by Albert Hallado, that shows you how to get more traffic to your blog, and how to turn that traffic into income.

Okay, that’s a strange title – so what do Vegas Traffic Jams and blogs have in common? VegasTrafficJam is a new product, released by Albert Hallado, that shows you how to get more traffic to your blog, and how to turn that traffic into income.

While this blog is mostly about dofollow blogs, I can’t always write about dofollow blogs :-) Especially when I come across a blogging product that can help you become a more profitable blogger.

Vegas Traffic Jam is an interesting name for a make money with your blog product, but Albert lives in Vegas, so I guess it makes sense. Plus Albert learned some of his money blog system by watching what the casinos in Las Vegas did to get people into their casinos.Vegas Traffic Jam

In Vegas Traffic Jam, Albert goes into detail on how you can create a money making blog. He reveals the exact methods he used to make over $1800 in just three weeks with his blog.

He even shows you his blog and uses it as an example of how to setup a profitable blog.

The Vegas Traffic Program is all about getting targeted traffic to your blog. Targeted traffic leads to more sales with less traffic.

I can’t give you all details on Albert’s Vegas Traffic Jam product because it wouldn’t be fair to him, but I can tell you what it’s not about.

It’s not about Pay Per Click (PPC), article marketing (Bum Marketing), link exchanges, safelists, MLM downlines, joint ventures, back hat marketing or anything else you may have tried.

I’m glad I bought this product because even though I know WordPress, it’s templates and plugins pretty well, I learned a few things that will help me improve the profitability of my blog.

One concept taught by Albert that caught my eye, was that not all blog templates are created equal. Albert shows you the template that he uses, and explains why he uses that template.

The layout of your template is very important to how your visitor interacts with your site. This has nothing to do with fancy templates and graphics, it has everything to do with layout.

I have to admit that I have chosen this blog’s template based on SEO and a simple layout. But, after reading VegasTrafficJam I see that I need to make some changes to my blogs to improve their visitor performance.

I also thought I knew of all the best WordPress plugins, but Albert introduced me to a few more that should really help my blog get more traffic.

I must say the VegasTrafficJam value is high for the low cost of the product. Plus, there is a great bonus included – see the Exclusive Bonus from Mr. Pink. I know, Mr. Pink is a little strange, but I know who Mr. Pink really is, and JD always over delivers.

Mike

P.S. Here’s a little VegasTrafficJam Review

Backlinks From The DoFollow Blog Directory

Now you get another dofollow backlink from the FollowList.com dofollow blog directory – and you don’t have to do anything to get it. If your blog is not dofollow yet, it should be. You can find out more about dofollow blogs here.

Now you get another dofollow backlink from the FollowList.com dofollow blog directory – and you don’t have to do anything to get it :-)

If your blog is not dofollow yet, it should be. You can find out more about dofollow blogs here.
After you have changed your blog to dofollow, I suggest you add it to my dofollow blog directory.

Adding your blog to the directory will help those looking to post on your blog, find your blog. Plus you get a dofollow backlink from the directory.

DoFollow Blog Directory
Now, when you add your blog to my dofollow blog directory, you will also get a dofollow link from EFixx.com.

EFixx.com is a social bookmarking, voting site similar to Digg, that is dofollow enabled.

All blogs in the FollowList blog directory are automatically being imported into the EFixx.com, DoFollow Digg Clone. You don’t have to do anything, this is being done automatically.

DoFollow Digg Clone

Note: If you don’t see your blog in the EFixx.com listings, it just means it hasn’t been imported yet, but it will. I want the EFixx Digg clone service to import the blogs slowly, over time, to appear as natural as possible, to get Google to love it – making your backlink more valuable.

I have big plans for your links in the dofollow blog directory, adding them to EFixx is just the first step. I have plans to have them added to several other Digg clone sites (maybe even your own Digg clone site) to increase your backlink exposure.

By the way, feel free to add all your blog posts to EFixx.com, to get a backlink to those posts. You simply register at the DoFollow Digg Clone site and submit links to your blog posts, articles, and even your websites.

Next time I will need to talk about getting the most from the data you provide the dofollow blog directory.

Mike

A Simple Backlink Strategy

As you know, one good way of building backlinks is by posting on dofollow blogs. This is one of my favorite strategies, that’s why this blog exists and why I created my DoFollow Blog Directory. Because I am always interested in building backlinks, a post by Alex Sysoef caught my eye.

As you know, one good way of building backlinks is by posting on dofollow blogs. This is one of my favorite backlink strategies, that’s why this blog exists and why I created my DoFollow Blog Directory.

Because I am always interested in building backlinks, a post by Alex Sysoef caught my eye. He has a great post, Build Oneway Backlinks Through Influence Guide, that contains a video he did that shows another way to build backlinks.

This video has a couple of great tips on how to use Google and Google Alerts to notify you when someone links to your blog. His strategy is to reciprocate by doing something in return for the link – like Stumbling or Digging the post that links to him.

This has two benefits:
1. Gives you a chance to use the law of reciprocity
2. Can bring you more traffic as you Stumble and Digg those posts linking to you.

This is one of those simple strategies that makes so much sense that you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself.

You can implement this simple backlink strategy today – it will only take a few minutes of your time.

Mike

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Criticizing DoFollow Blogs

I follow the dofollow blog movement closely, and I’ve seen a number of blog owners criticize the dofollow blog movement. That’s okay – if every blog owner went dofollow, we would lose the advantage we have being dofollow blog owners.

I follow the dofollow blog movement closely, and I’ve seen a number of blog owners criticize the dofollow blog movement.

There main criticisms are:

1. If you go dofollow on your blog, you are inviting comment spam – it’s just not worth it.

2. If you write good content on your blog, people will comment anyway, so you don’t need to go dofollow. So, you should pay no attention to nofollow vs. dofollow when commenting on blogs.

Now, I’m not going to totally discount those two opinions, there is some truth to both.

But, those blog owners need to understand a few things.

1. As an owner of 4 dofollow blogs, I spend about 5 minutes per day total, moderating comments on those blogs and deleting those comments that don’t add value.

So, the spam comment is really not a valid comment, unless you have a very high traffic blog.

I would guess that very high traffic blogs could have a difficult time moderating hundreds or thousands of comments.

Of course, if you have a very high traffic blog, you don’t need to be dofollow because you already have the visitors.

You will need a spam comment plugin regardless of whether your blog is dofollow, or nofollow – Askimet is a good one and is included with WordPress. SpamKarma is the one that I use.

2. Just because you have great content does not mean I am going to comment on your blog. I, like most people, am a very busy person. I visit a number of blogs during the day and read some good content. I may Stumble your blog, or social bookmark it, but if your blog is nofollow the chances of me taking the time to comment are very slim.

If I am looking at two blogs of equal quality content, and one is dofollow while the other is nofollow, which one do you think I am going to spend my time commenting on?

I have news for you nofollow blog owners with this attitude – your content is not so great, it’s not so much better than many other blogger’s, that I am going to comment strictly based on your content. Perhaps I am being too honest here, but that is reality.

Okay, I have to make a disclaimer here – I may comment on your nofollow blog to explain to you that you are wrong in your opinion of dofollow blogs, but that is the only time I comment on nofollow blogs.

As I stated earlier, I read a number of blogs daily, and many are very good – but I may have not commented on your blog because you are nofollow and I will save my commenting time for a blog that is dofollow.

It’s also interesting to note that most of these nofollow bloggers that criticize dofollow blogs, have very, very few comments on them. Even when their content is very good.

These blog owners are missing out on a very good opportunity to get more comments, and more readers just by going dofollow.

People are actively looking for dofollow blogs. Yes, they are doing that with the intent to post comments and build back links. But, most will read the post they are commenting on, and then leave quality comments.

Are people actively looking for your nofollow blog?

There will always be critics of the dofollow blog movement, and that’s okay – if every blog owner went dofollow, we would lose the advantage we have being dofollow blog owners.

Remember, those people actively looking for your dofollow blog? Help them find you by listing your blog on my DoFollow Blog Directory.

Mike

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