Saturday, December 6, 2008

I "Do Follow" you

Have you seen this? Did you know that making this simple change is a huge win-win for both you and your readers?
In a nutshell, most blogs are set up as "No Follow," meaning Google won't consider your link when you leave it in a comment on someone else's blog. This was done to prevent comment spam.

Blog Contest Station recently asked how to remove the "No-Follow," so I figured this may be something more of you are interested in.

It is really easy to change the code in your blog to make it "Do Follow," which means that when someone leaves a comment, Google includes your link when it does its thing. When you leave a comment on a "Do Follow" blog, you are ultimately helping yourself and your Google rank.

You may have seen this badge here and there and heard bloggers mention their blog is "Do Follow." I love blogs that are "Do Follow" blogs and jump at the chance to leave a comment.

For more info and to learn how to change your blog to a "Do Follow" blog, check out Randa Clay Design. She also made the icon shown above.

And yes, this blog is "Do Follow." Help your blog's rank by leaving me a comment.

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  1. Thanks so much Pam! This blog rocks!!! I think I have my comment box correct now...we shall see. I'll get this taken care of also. You are a font of information! With gratitude, Laurie B.

  2. Hey Pam...well, I found the code in my Blogger that Remove Nofollow indicated but I get an error code from blogger....argh! I've done it three times now. It is the exact spot that needs to be removed. did you have that problem?

  3. How colorful and refreshing post it is. The nice collection of pictures. Keep it up with the lively posts.

  4. Hi Pam!
    This is great! But for some reason my html looks different than what is suggested, and I don't see anything that says 'nofollow' under my comments section... bummed!

    My three three's meme comments.

  6. Thanks for the info! It's the littlest tweeks that can make the biggest difference.

  7. Oh yeah, I should leave my link then in the comment box, too, huh?

  8. Thanks Seisrush - it is the little things... and do you find yourself always tweaking your site to make it better?

  9. Brilliant! Thanks so much for that, I just hope I can work out how to set it up!!! LOL ;)

  10. I think I was supposed to leave a link Thanks for the tip!

  11. Thanks for the info! Thanks so much for that


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