The reason why I employ DoFollow on this blog is to reward commenters with a little bit of link love for taking the time out to read one of my posts and to leave their observations. It only seems fair.
However over the last few months, mainly because this site appears in a number of directories/lists of DoFollow blogs, I’ve been getting more and more comments which fall outside of my comment policy so rather than shake a large stick and remove the ability to pass link juice altogether, I thought it was a good time to remind people about a couple of the pertinent points.
I will either remove your link or delete the comment entirely if you fall foul of the following:
- Signing your name as “Debt Free Consolidation Loan” or similar will book you a one way ticket to Nowheresville. Please use your real name and not the name of your site or some “cunning” anchor text.
- Irrelevant comment just to get a link. If all you can say is “Nice blog. Look at mine” then move along. There’s nothing to see here.
For the record I don’t have a problem with you signing your comment in the style of John @ YourSiteName but blatant use of anchor text is not acceptable. If in any doubt, use your real name.
Hope that clears everything up and a big thank you to everyone who follows the rules and plays nicely. I love you guys 😳
UPDATE: Mark at A-List SEO has written a brilliant article entitled Comment Spamming Do Follow Blogs 101. I suggest you have a read of this before you leave a comment signed Pay Day Loan or something similar…