DoFollow Blog Lists Not Always Accurate

How accurate are dofollow blog lists? Most dofollow blog lists contain blogs that are actually nofollow. If you check blogs on these lists using the SEO for Firefox extension before you comment on blogs you have probably already discovered this.

How accurate are dofollow blog lists?

Most dofollow blog lists contain blogs that are actually nofollow.  If you check blogs on these lists using the SEO for Firefox extension before you comment on blogs you have probably already discovered this.

If you don’t check the blogs before you comment, I’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s worth your time to check them out or not.

I’ve had a couple of people who have commented on this blog, questioning me about why some of the dofollow blog lists are so inaccurate.

Following are their comments:

“Hello there, I agree with the thing that is not all that easy finding real do follow blogs, I always try to search blogs related to my websites but most of the times this kind of blogs don’t seem to be do follow, so I have to search any type of blog and definitely that is not an easy task.”

“What I really want to know is why when sometimes I search for Do Follow blogs, then when I access to some blog I realize that is not dofollow? so why is this kind of blogs in those lists? That’s because the list is not updated? Or which is the real reason?”

There are three main reasons why some blogs on dofollow blog lists are nofollow.

1. They were dofollow when they were put on the dofollow blog list, but after receiving too much spam they go went to nofollow, and were never removed from the list. It’s very time consuming, if not impossible, to keep these lists up to date unless users of the lists are reporting the blogs as being nofollow to the owners of the lists.

There is also a lesson to be learned here – Always, always, always leave good quality comments that are relevant to the post.

2.  The blog owner may be using a plugin like Lucia’s Linky Love that will turn your comments to dofollow after a certain number of your comments have been approved.

For example the blog owner may set the number of approved comments to be five.  So, you may look at comments on the blog and they appear to be nofollow, but the person who made the comment may have only posted one comment so their link hasn’t been set to dofollow yet.

The blog may actually be dofollow but it doesn’t appear that it is. I would look on the blog for their dofollow rules, or look for references to comment plugins like Lucia’s Linky Love.  Many comment plugins will have a little advertisement for their plugin at the top or bottom of the comments box.

3. They blog was never dofollow, and it was not checked when it was put on the list. I’m sure some blog owners have tried to get their nofollow blogs put on these dofollow lists to get more traffic. It’s important that the list owner check these blogs when they are placed on the list, but I’m sure some are not checking.

So, how accurate it my dofollow blog list?  Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that all blogs on it are dofollow.  I do check the blogs when they are placed on the list, but blog owners can go back to nofollow and I will never know, unless a user let’s me know about it.

So, like all dofollow blog list owners, I need you to help me maintain an accurate list.

Mike

Askimet and Blog Comment Spam

Blog spam is definitely a problem and I don’t want to pretend it isn’t, and anti-spam plugins like Askimet are great plugins. But, if you are moderating comments on your blog, you need to make sure you are flagging true spam as spam with Askimet, and deleting questionable comments.

Blog spam is definitely a problem and I don’t want to pretend it isn’t, and anti-spam plugins like Askimet are great plugins.

But, if you are moderating comments on your blog, you need to make sure you are flagging true spam as spam with Askimet, and deleting questionable comments.

I have heard from some people that a comment of their’s was flagged as spam with Askimet because the owner didn’t approve of the content of the comment.  If you don’t approve of a comment delete it, don’t flag it as spam especially with Askimet because if the comment is not true spam, you have just screwed someone.

In summary, Askimet is a WordPress plugin that is used by thousands of bloggers.  Blog comments are sent to Askimet and Askimet uses it’s rules to determine if a comment is spam or not.  Of course Askimet is not going to tell us how they determine spam, which is good since the spammers would find ways around the Askimet spam rules.

So, if you flag a comment as spam, it’s flagged by Askimet as spam.  Once a comment is flagged as spam by you, Askimet will flag it as spam the next time that person comments on a blog post.

I have read that URLs are sometimes flagged as spam, some keywords are flagged as spam and I suspect IP addresses may also be flagged as spam.  The next time the person you flagged as spam submits a comment on another blog, Askimet may identify it as spam, and the comment will never be approved – even though it could be a perfectly valid comment.

From what I have read, from people who have ended up being flagged as a spammer by Askimet, is that you won’t even realize you were flagged as a spammer until you somehow figure out your comments on blogs never show up.  Some tested by commenting on their own blog to see their comment being flagged as spam.

To get of off the Askimet spam system, I’ve seen people suggest you comment on blogs of people you know, and ask them to mark your comments as not being spam if Askimet flags them as spam.  This is called a False-Positive by Askimet.  As blog owners approve the comments as not being spam, Askimet is supposed to learn.  So if you continue to post comments that are not flagged as spam, you should come off the list.

The best way to stay out of the Askimet spam system is to provide good comments.  But someone having a bad day could decide to flag you as spam for no good reason.  You wouldn’t want someone doing that to you, so be careful when flagging comments as spam when they really aren’t.

If you have questionable comments on your blog, go ahead and delete them, just make sure you delete bad comments, and flag true spam as spam.  I delete far more comments than I flag as spam.  A blog comment has to clearly be spam before I will mark it as such, and Askimet catches most of those for me already.

I also encourage you to periodically look at comments Askimet flags as spam on your blog.  If you find comments that are clearly not spam, remove the spam flag.  You would appreciate if someone did that for you, so do the right thing for them.

Askimet is a great plugin for controlling comment spam on your blog, but be careful how you use it.

Disclaimer:  I am not an expert on Askimet, but I did some research on it to better understand how it works.  If you have more information on how Askimet works, I would appreciate your comments below.

Mike

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