Friday, 10 September 2010

Improve Your Google Ranking with 'Do Follow'!

  • Make your Blog 'Do Follow' and you'll encourage comments being left on your Blog and elevation up the Google ranking.
  • I'll try and keep this simple, basically because I have written this a few times and haven't understood it myself so I want to be sure I'm explaining it correctly.
  • So, did you know that pretty much all blog platforms, by default, are set up so that search spiders are stopped in their tracks when they come to a link in a comment?
  • This was originally designed to prevent comment spam, but in fact it removes some of the incentive for your readers to contribute to your site by commenting on your posts.
  • What can you do about it? Turn off “nofollow” and show your commenters that you appreciate them. Spread the link love!
  • It's easy to change your Blog to "Do Follow," so when a link is left on a comment Google includes your link when it's spiders crawl the internet.
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.  As a short cut for those on Blogger go direct to the The Blog Doctor.

This blog is "Do Follow." Help your blog's rank by leaving me a comment with your link!

Thank You Pam Hawk for the tip!


Linnhe Mara said...

Thanks for that Emma. I've already experienced problems with comments, many choosing to leave them on Facebook or via e-mail rather on my Blog. I'll give this a try, but as I'm not very technically adept it may take a few goes :o)

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi Linnhe, thanks for the comment. I'm excited to see if it works. It took me a while to work it out, although the Blog Dr does give very good instructions. Let me know how you get on and whether it works for you! :D