This is a post that I should have written some time ago. I appreciate those who have added their dofollow blogs and have made the FollowList Dofollow Blog Directory a success.
I want to make sure that those who have added their blogs to get the most out of their listing.
I also want to take a moment to ask those who are adding their nofollow blogs to the list to please stop. I am working on processes to identify and remove nofollow blogs, so may as well not waste your time adding them.
Too many blog owners are adding their blogs, without taking advantage of the blog directory name and description. Following is a screen shot of the fields to complete when adding your blog.
The Blog Name is for your use, and is not seen in the directory listing. It is used to help you identify your blogs. By the way, you are allowed to have multiple dofollow blogs on the same Followlist account.
The Blog Description is the short description of your blog that will be the title of your blog listing. It is best to use your main keyword for the blog description. I see too many people not taking advantage of this field.
This will be the hyperlinked text to your blog, and is a dofollow link. Choose your blog description wisely.
The Blog URL is self explanatory.
A Short URL is assigned to your listing by default. However, you can also define your own URL name, as long as the name is not already in use.
Dofollow Blog Category
Please place your blog in the proper Category, so those looking for blogs in your niche can find your blog. The first category, Advertising, has several blogs in it that are not related to advertising.
Since it’s the first category and selected by default, I guess it’s easiest to just leave it a Advertising. If your blog is not in the proper category, you are loosing visitors because they can’t find your blog.
In the future, I will make Misc the default category.
Blog Long Description
Blog Long Description should be used to give a 2-5 sentence description about what your blog is about. You can leave this blank, but you shouldn’t.
New blogs and popular blogs are listed on the Followlist.com home page, but those with no long description are not listed. This can be a PR3 Dofollow link for you if you fill out a good description.
In the future, I will probably tie a category selection, and a blog long description minimum length, to obtain a front page listing, rewarding those who take a few minutes to create a good listing.
Hopefully, this will help you get the most out of your dofollow blog listing.