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.