Monday, April 28, 2008

DoFollow Blog

It seems that there's a silent revolution in blogosphere that has been going on for a while that I was not aware of. It's called DoFollow blog. I have seen signs such as "You comment, I follow", but I thought it was like if I left a comment then the blog owner will reply it, or will visit my blog in return. I just knew recently what it really means with the DoFollow blog.

DoFollow blog will give an automatic backlink to commenters' blog, provided that they left their blog URLs instead of blogger profiles. The good part is that the backlink can be recognized by web spider. If you leave a comment and URL at a high PR dofollow blog, according to HowToRankHigh.com, the PR will be passed to your blog. In short, leaving comments at DoFollow blogs brings more traffic and higher PR to the commenters.

By default, blogspot is nofollow blog, which means that comments left by visitors will not be recognized by web search engine spider. Changing blogspot to be dofollow blog provides incentive to visitors who leave comments, as visitors will be rewarded with free backlinks to their blogs when they left comments and URL.

Searching with Google brought me to Andy Beard's blog that gives various plugins to remove nofollow in Wordpress and other environment, which then led me to Ronnie's blog on how to change a blogspot, with new blogger template, to be a DoFollow blog.

Here's the simple steps:
  1. Go to Dashboard, Layout, Edit HTML.

  2. Click Download Full Template to backup your template.

  3. Click "Expand Widget Templates", press Ctrl-F, and type "nofollow", hit enter and find below tags:

    <dt class='comment-author' expr:id='"comment-" + data:comment.id'>
    <a expr:name='"comment-" + data:comment.id'/>
    <b:if cond='data:comment.authorUrl'>
    <a expr:href='data:comment.authorUrl' rel='nofollow'><data:comment.author/></a>
    <b:else/>
    <data:comment.author/>
    </b:if>
    <data:commentPostedByMsg/>
    </dt>

  4. Now, delete rel='nofollow'

  5. Click SAVE TEMPLATE button, and you are done.
There are sites that provide lists of DoFollow blogs such as Tricia's blog, and list of useful plugsin such as the one at Andy's blog.

There's also a search engine that will bring you to DoFollow blogs, named DoFollow Diver. Just key-in any keywords, and it will give search results on DoFollow blogs.

If yours is already a DoFollow blog, leave me a comment, and I will make a list of DoFollow blog in this posting. You should be a regular blogger with at least two posts in a month, and it should not be a blog primarily made for Ads.
A backlink to the Aroengbinang Project will be very much appreciated.

List of DoFollow blogs:

  1. Anita Carmencita

  2. Aris Heru Utomo

  3. Indonesia Matters

  4. Junjung Purba

  5. LinkBuilding Bible

  6. The Aroengbinang Project

  7. Therry's Journal



Here's another DoFollow Blog List from Tricia's Blogroll

87 comments:

  1. www.indonesiamatters.com has been dofollow since the beginning, I use a wordpress plugin for it.

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  2. @patung: for quite sometimes I used blogger profiles when leaving a comment, not knowing that a blog like yours is a dofollow blog, and require blog address to get the benefit of it.
    Still many things out there to learn...

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  3. Thanks for linking to my blog's search engine, DoFollow Diver... I also added your blog and the other person's blog you linked to on your list.

    Also, if you could add my blog, linkbuildingbible.com to your list, that'd be great. Thanks!

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  4. @Link Building Bible: you did a great job, congrats! Love your search engine, and thanks for adding me.
    Have added your blog in the list. Cheers.

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  5. Maksudnya apa sich pakdhe. Silly gak mudeng, hehehe. As usual, pindah aja ke WP, hihihi.. I know.. understand it already, no need to explain.. hehehe.. Cuma pengen gangguin pakdhe ajah.

    btw, apa khabar (again... :D )oleh2nya mana???, hihihi...

    **menadahkan tangan**
    **pasang tampang paling nyebelin didunia**
    **BIG GRIN**

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  6. Anonymous7:53 PM

    ra mudeng....
    *cewektulen*

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  7. @silly: kan udah ada mirror-nya di wp nduk, http://aroengbinang.wordpress.com cuma blum sempet2 blajar tentang plugins2 di wp. Udah agak lama juga gak nyedot dari blogger.
    Gak nyetok oleh2 nduk, lain kali pesen ya...

    @cewek tulen: gini lho nduk, kalau orang ninggalin komen dan URL di DoFollow blog, URL-nya akan dibaca oleh webspider sebagai backlink, sama kek yang di blogroll. Semakin banyak backlink ke suatu blog, maka blog itu menjadi lebih tinggi peringkatnya di search engine dan juga akan meningkatkan PR. Alhasil akan membawa traffic.
    Kalau masih bingung juga, pegangan pintu ya nduk....:D

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  8. Greetings Pak'e,

    I'm a newbie and wanna ask some questions:
    Does WordPress has to be upgraded with plugins for becoming 'doFollow blog'?

    What plugins, where to get it and how to install?

    How can I know that my blog (@wordpress.com) is already a 'doFollow blog'?

    Thanks Pak'e..

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  9. By default WP blog is nofollow blog, so you need to install a plugin to make it do follow.

    There are a couple of plugins that you can select one here at Andy's Blog.

    To find out whether a blog is dofollow or not, you can use SEO for Firefox.

    Let me know when you have installed the plugin. Good luck.

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  10. I've read that it doesn't really matter now...

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  11. @michael: haven't read about that yet, but read in a blog that Google discounted irrelevant links from dofollow blogs.
    Quality and relevant comments do matters, and permanent links at sidebar is certainly better.

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  12. Sadly I reported this to you.

    1st, I'm using free blog @WordPress.com instead WordPress 2.5.1 from WordPress.org.

    2nd, FAQ WordPress's telling me that WordPress.com is restricted for modification and plugins. So.. the plugins I've downloaded is useless cause I couldn't uploaded it to ..wp-content/plugins (there's no such menu or path on the dashboard WP.com).

    3rd, It seems FreeBlog @WP.com couldn't make my blog become a doFollow blog at the moment. But if you think the opposite let me know.

    4th, Well with that case I have to accelerate my project finishing my self-hosted blog where I can put all the idea with no limitation.

    - End of report -

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  13. Before i migrate to my
    domain
    I'm using blogger as my blog platform and show a dofollow-badge on the sidebar like you. But after a while, i got no positive feedback from commentators and readers... so i change it into a YOU COMMENT I HAPPY badge (^o^)

    Sadly, when i use that badge, i'm loosing some of my loyal readers (haha) i was joking around with comment thingy and they're gone? ppphhhttttt...

    Well, i don't use any of do-follow or no-follow crap anymore, if you want to leave a reply, do reply... if you got nothing to say then don't...

    ~^_^~
    Cheerio

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  14. @Zulphiandie: I guess you right that the free blog is restricted for modification and plugins. That's one the reasons as to why I stick with blogger. Good luck with the project then. The downside of self-hosted blog is that we shall not forget to pay monthly or yearly fee.

    @Trisna: it's important only for those who care to have more backlinks to improve PR and traffic, the downside is that it encourages irrelevant comments and spams. You are right nduk, people shall leave comment when they want, not because of the backlink or any kind of incentive.

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  15. kalo WWWP, katanya utk ngutak atik gitu mesti bayar lagi ya mas? aaaaaah......nyebelin ya......

    OOT: pa kabar mas???????

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  16. endang7:01 PM

    hlo........itu maksudnya WP.....

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  17. @endang: iya jeng, harus upgrade dulu, alias bayar, baru bisa kotak-katik WP-nya.
    Buatku sebenarnya bukan masalah bayarnya, tetapi keharusan buat bayar berkalanya itu yg ngrepotin. Kalau sekali bayar untuk selamanya mungkin masih mau, asal terjangkau :D
    Kabar baik jeng, makasih. Masih suka nongkron di Cibubur Junction sama si mbok?

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  18. hihihi sama ama senja...rak mudeng..
    eh mas..ini tak kasih blog nya temen ku ttg WP juga....
    http://kentlung.co.cc/
    buka deh...isinya bagus

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  19. @amethys: sing mudeng itu cuma yang gila PR dan traffic doang jeng, jadi gak usah repot :D.
    Makasih info-nya. Piye kabare...

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  20. Saya baru tahu sekarang tentang ini. Kalau mau ikutan hanya menghapus "rel='nofollow'" aja kan om? atau ada yg lain?

    Sekalian mau minta banner DoFollownya jg ya om buat ditampilin di blog. Makasih.

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  21. @junjungpurba: Iya cuma itu saja koq. Yang lainnya kalau mau ya pasang banner "You comment, I follow", suapaya orang tahu.

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  22. I have done it loooong time a go without knowing what it means! :)

    I should put the banner up now. Thanks mas! The article is really informative.

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  23. Om, bannernya udah tak pasang, linknya menuju ke postingan ini. Bikin kode bannernya om, pasti banyak yang pasang:D

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  24. @Finally Woken: the earliest article I found about dofollow is early 2007 jeng, but maybe it started even earlier than that.

    @junjungpurba: keknya pakai banner yang ada di sidebar kanan aja deh. Gak pinter bikin banner. Trisnaaaa, bisa bantu... ? :D

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  25. Mas Aroengbinang, I guess I did it when I played around with my lay out and was installing lots of widgets.

    I have one problem though, that I lost Most Popular Post Widgets because the web is closed. Any recommendation?

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  26. @Finally Woken: Jeng, that's actually the widget that I was looking for a couple of weeks ago, and I saw it in your blog, but haven't decided it yet to use it, as it's not at the format that I want.

    Will try to find it...

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  27. Mas, I have deleted rel=nofollow and also links your blog (the later since along time ago hehehe).
    Thanks for sharing information.

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  28. @Aris Heru Utomo: hai bung, I wish you were here. There'll be Leo Kristi - LKers collaboration performance at TIM on May 20 evening to commemorate 100 years of the National Awakening. Admission is free.

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  29. Halo om! Ok I've done it, I've edited my blog HTML.

    So...what happens now?

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  30. Oh, I never heard about that... I just leave comments to any blog I visit not thinking about PR ;0

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  31. Hey this is a really educative post. I will surely try it on my Wordpress blog. I will download the plugins and start doing dofollow :D thanks mate!

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  32. Errrrr... I've been thinking about this "Do Follow Badge" (again)...

    Should i join the "U comment I follow" movement???

    Should i?
    Should i?
    Yes, no, Yes, no, Yes, no... Hmmmm... (sigh) ok-ok... I'm in (^^,)
    I'm adding the WP do follow plugin now...

    Wow... i just realize that i'm a needy blogger
    haha...

    ~^_^~
    Cheerio
    Chronicles of Trisna

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  33. Sebenernya aku pengen doFollow juga, cuman blum sukses "duel" sama spammernya, nanti lah mo ganti themes dulu, baru doFollow

    Thx for being inspiration Mas

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  34. @Therry: Hi nduk, inform your readers that you are part of dofollow movement by placing banner like the one in TAP, and link to this article to explain what it is.

    @Chizmosa: it matters for those who want to build traffic from search engines.

    @ghozan: let me know when you've done it and have placed the dofollow banner.

    @Trisna: welcome back nduk. It's good to have more traffic and comments.

    @Ramayadi: dofollow memang pedang bermata dua, dan menghindari spam itu tidak mudah.

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  35. well,i've just done to change my blog become do follow blog,,where i can get do follow badge?he3x
    thanks

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  36. There are a few choices of the badge at Tricia's blog, at http://www.feverishthoughts.com/do-follow-bloggers/ or you can ask uncle Googgle to find it for you.

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  37. Hi,
    Your views and quotes are informative. But there seems to be a confusion in view of the guidelines below:
    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html
    Will you please clarify it?

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  38. halo.,jlaan-jalan sekalia baca-baca ni, da baca tu no follow yg di HTML blooger ada 2 yang mana yang diapus ya??anyway infonya mantaf :)

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  39. @Krishna: Google created nofollow script with a good intention to prevent spam, and that will be the real challenge for blog owner when they delete the script. To me it's a personal choice.

    @joZZ: lihat html tags di sekitarnya pada step-3 di atas, salam.

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  40. Wow thank you for the really big list of dofollow blogs! Now i won't be bored this weekend :) can search cool dofollow blogs and unite what i want: reading interesting stories and get backlinks. Thanks!

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  41. @stefan: it seems some of the blogs do not immediatly give backlinks. You need to leave a couple of comments before getting the backlinks. Good luck!

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  42. pelantjong maja3:03 PM

    test apa benar jadi backlink?

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  43. I am now a blogger dofollow convert. Thanks!

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  44. Useful post. . really i dont know much about that you have discussed in this blog. . :)

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  45. My blog is dofollow blog too. Hope you can add it on your list.

    http://drunkendragon.cn

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  46. I think the dofollow is a good ideam my blog is dofollow and i welcome comments, obviously not spam, all spam will be deleted, i dont have the badge though because i think it spoils the look of the site, regards, mick..

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  47. I appreciate that your web site creating a higher value in providing updated information through your web site.

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  48. Like Jack Smith, i also appreciate site..in providing useful information.

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  49. It's only recently that i've understood the whole 'follow' fiasco - I think articles like this will help more people understand the differences between each.

    Regards.

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  50. After goo through your blog completely. I rate it excellent.

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  51. Thank you for supporting the Dofollow!

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  52. This is interesting, how can I find more blogs?

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  53. I appreciate that your web site creating a higher value in providing updated information through your web site.

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  54. Great post! This is very informative and interesting.

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  55. Thanks a lot for providing excellent informations. Your blog is great!

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  56. Wah, thanks untuk listnya ... saya lagi mengumpulkan blog-blog atau situs yang dofollow. Wah blog ini juga dofoolow ternyata. Saya tambahkan ke list .. salam kenal

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  57. Thanks for the info on making dofollow. I have a wordpress v2.6 site that I need to make the modification on. I would also recommend getting CommentLuv which is pretty cool.

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  58. Thanks for all the fantastic information. I am thinking about changing my site over to Do Follow to follow this trend. Do you think that it is worth it for your site to be a Do Follow?

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  59. Intersting this do follow program. buta can someone tell me please how to find out our blog do/no follow and how to modify it when we're using blogsome?

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  60. ada yang tau gimana caranya liat do/no follow di blogsome? trus cara modify nya gimana?

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  61. Thanks for feature my blog in your post. If you are available, please feel free to leave a comment on my blog. I will like to arrange you to guest blogging at my site in Jan 2009. What do you think?

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  62. Wuih gitcu toh caranya. . .

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  63. Always check the blogs to confirm they are still dofollow. I usually kick about 10% of my list off because they switch back to NoFollow.

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  65. Blog saya juga dofollow mas

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  66. This is very useful. I will check their page source first to see if they are do follow blog because some change their blog to no follow. Anyway, thanks for the list!

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  67. looking for a website of blogging. I only know Xanga, but i do not know how well... Xanga has fairly basic privacy controls.

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  68. Dear Sir,

    Thanks for the tips

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  69. But in html, I find 2 rel='nofollow':
    Do I have to delete both or just the first one?

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  70. @Winahyo: just delete one, please match the tag before and after the words of "rel='nofollow'"

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  71. Thanks for providing such a valuable information.

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  72. DoFollow blog will give an automatic backlink to commenters' blog, provided that they left their blog URLs instead of blogger profiles. The good part is that the backlink can be recognized by web spider.

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  73. I’m really impressed with your article, such great information you mentioned here, thanks for your sharing and waiting to see your future posts.

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  74. Thank you I will make my blog no follow when I get around to it, I am glad that people give something back for comments, kind of like a win win situation.

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  75. Does do foolow blog can increase our PR by google?

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  76. Great post.Any way thanks for taking up the job for creation of best do follow blog list.thanks for this information.

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  77. my blog already do folow and for now still in PR 2..hope that it would get higer the rank i'll get...

    THINK OUT OF THE BOX

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  78. Dofollow blogs are great, both for the blogger to get comments and the commenter for a reason for them to comment, glad you are one of the few who do not worry too much about PR.

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  80. gee, thanks. .
    I happened to be looking for dofollow blogs

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  81. Great post body..! i know these dofollow list will surly help me out.. An Im waiting for your next post about tips and trick.

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  82. Thnks for posting such an informative and educative post. This really helped me a lot. Thnks for sharing with us.

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  83. I've been commenting on do follow blogs for a couple of months already and just knowing a little information about it. Thanks for the useful post. I now learn the strategies to a higher PR.

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  84. Hey this is a really educative post. I will surely try it on my Wordpress blog. I will download the plugins and start doing dofollow :D thanks mate!

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  85. your post is good

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