Are You a Selfish Blogger?

by Gayla Baer

FollowMeUntil yesterday, I had no idea that I was being a selfish hostess on my blogs to the point of even cheating YOU out outbound links – even when you would place your website URL in the optional field of the comment form. It wasn’t being recognized.

Most everyone who has a blog or a website will know that improving the Google Page Rank of your site is key when it comes to 1. being found 2. increasing your audience and 3. increasing your strength in the area of monetizing (more money!).

That’s all been fixed now!

Now you can get a nice outbound link simply by leaving a comment on my blog with your website or blog URL added to the optional ‘website’ field in the comment form found attached to any post here on MomGadget.

Now that I’ve stopped being a stingy blogger – every comment or trackback you leave here on MomGadget will result in an outgoing link from my site to yours. The search engines LOVE this! And YOU will too!

Can you believe the majority of blogs don allow this? Most blogging software has “rel=nofollow” automatically added to comment URLs. Initially, it was a good idea and was created to combat spam, but with programs like Akismet, there’s really no reason to cheat yourself and your readers out of this rewarding link collaboration. And it’s much better then doing a blogroll!

I took the advice of David and Dawud and have installed the WordPress plugin that removes the “nofollow” code, because I want to be a generous blogger and to encourage more discussion here on MomGadget.

Don’t be shy! Comment and link! It’s a good thing :)

I’m also going to follow suit and link to a few others who have taken this same position — so commenting on any of the following blogs will also provide outbound links pointing right to you!

Generous Link Loving Bloggers:

If you add remove the nofollow and add dofollow to your blog, please let me know. I’d love to send happy commentors your way!

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Lumnaskin Reviews November 19, 2011 at 5:37 am

Good one.
It is really a inspiring.
Do write such type of articles in future also.
Thanks for sharing this.

Cindi Ford June 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

It is hard to find Do Follow Blogs that I actually want to comment on. Thank you for making your site Do Follow and providing the list. It is appreciated. November 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

I think this is among the most important info for me.
And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

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