A Word of Advice on D-lists and Comment Luv
The reason for writing this article is noticing the upcoming trend of using Do-Follow lists of blogs that have their no-follow option turned off and therefore pass on link juice every time somebody comments on their blog. Another upcoming trend is the number of Comment-luv lists posted where people can go and leave their comment and have a direct link exposed to the latest blog entry on their blog.
Even though I chose to turn of the no-follow on my own blog MeMyselfandI a few months ago, I am becoming worried by the number of people who have started distributing these type of lists without warning their readers not to destroy the system.
You might have noticed that the number of do-follow blogs is becoming smaller every day and many blogs that found themselves listed at one point in time actually start switching back to no-follow again.
Speaking from personal experience, I do feel that having my blog set to do-follow does improve the participation on a blog in general and I am in favour of using this option. It saddens me though to see that so many people are starting to abuse these type of lists in order to get a few back links to their blog or website.
And yes, I am using the word ABUSE on purpose.
I consider my blog to be my own place in the blogosphere and I take great pride in what I send out into the world. It takes up quite a bit of my time to keep my blog going without having a financial purpose in mind.
I appreciate the time people take to comment and add to the conversation which is why I turned off no-follow in the first place, but seeing that more and more people think they can take advantage of other people’s blogs and services by putting up a lame “great post” comment just to get a back link is actually making me think of returning to no-follow and get rid of the crappy comments that way.
Even worse, some make a comment without having read the post at all (yes, it does show when you are commenting without having read the post) and just pick 2 or 3 post where to put a few words comment and than go on to the next blog.
If you are using do-follow blogs in your SEO tactics (and I have absolutely nothing against it as long as you work for it and in fact add something to the content of the blog) think about that before you start leaving your comments, that is, if you want do-follow blogs to exist …
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