Advantages and Disadvantages of Dofollow Blogs

by Taswir Haider in SEO

There is a on-going argument whether you should make your blog dofollow or nofollow but it is clear that both options certainly have its positive and negative points. Those who are still in confusion, I have tried to point out both parts of making a blog as dofollow blog.

Advantages of Dofollow Blogs

Get More Comments

People love dofollow backlinks and it is likely that you will get more comments when you make your blog dofollow. People will likely to visit your blog often and comment!

Traffic Boost

Dofollow blogs get more share by bloggers to be followed and commented and as a result generally draw more traffic when it was nofollow. People sometimes generate dofollow blog list and chances that your blog also get listed there!

Increase Subscribers

People would love to subscribe to your blog since they will get regular update of your blog and can visit often to make comments and generate more backlinks.

Gather Backlinks

When your blogs are featured as dofollow blogs in the lists, you will have the possibility to generate some backlinks from it.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dofollow Blogs

Disadvantages of Dofollow Blogs

Increase Comments Spam

Dofollow blogs surely generate backlinks and this is why spammers love dofollow blogs to get such valuable backlinks at ease. Read my earlier post on how to reduce spam comments to fight more efficiently with spams.

Giving Link Juice

When you are giving a backlink to other blog(s), you are giving the blog a vote and when you are giving that a link, you are passing your Pagerank to that. Such links when in huge number might look spammy to search engines.

Page Rank

When you are looking for a good PageRank then making do-follow is not a wise decision. It is not certain that you cannot get a good Pagerank with dofollow blogs, but for this you might need more time and effort to achieve that Pagerank than with nofollow one.

When you make your blog dofollow, you need to choose something between more visitors and comments and losing Pagerank. What is your choice? Dofollow or nofollow?

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shafeeq

but for a newbie blogger the commenting system is a ladder.it is my experience.it may help to create a community.take two things in your consideration
1-consider niche
2-check page rank and traffic
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Taswir Haider

That’s true Shafeeq. Moreover the plugin CommentLuv is a plus to boost the community a step forward.

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Bishwajeet

Depends if you can tackle the amount of spam or not . That’s a major issue while handling the blog.
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Taswir Haider

You are right! Spam is really a great problem for Wordpress blogs.

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Adnan Shahid

Dear Taswir Haider.
A very useful detailed article you share with us. Can you tell me how can we check about a blog that is it a do-follow blog or no-follow?
Thanks.
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Taswir Haider

Cool Adnan that you like it! You can easily check any link by selecting the text of the link> right click on it> view page source. In the page source details you will find rel=”nofollow” mention if the link is nofollow. You can also add a mozilla extension “No Dofollow” which will highlights all nofollow links in red.

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Adnan Shahid

Dear brother thanks for your reply
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Taswir Haider

You are always welcome Adnan

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Servando Silva

Or you can also choose to make some do follow links and keep the rest as no follow. Commentluv allows you to setup different things.
I guess dofollowcan be good for a starter to create a community and then make it no follow to improve your rankings.
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Taswir Haider

Your idea is good Servando, but that might depress visitors who will comment in the hope to get a dofollow backlink at a later stage. Always following the same rule I think good for building credibility and trust.

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Kamil @ Rich Blogger

I was considering making my CommentLuv links dofollow but option with nofollow was better. For fresh domains a lot of dofollow links can kill it’s rating.
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Taswir Haider

Thanks Kamil for sharing your opinion

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Tim

This makes complete sense to me. I just visited your latest post and said I would look out for your more posts! Happy to see you here.
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Taswir Haider

Thank you Time :)

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Mohammad ismail

This is once of the best and informative post i have read, some people are posting articles without knowing the basic step of communication and writing skills.
You have the ability and know the way of how to convince your reader to read the whole article, very creative post, just keep it going.
Thank you :)
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Taswir Haider

Thanks buddy for your kind words. Keep visiting and add your valuable contribution for my readers.

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Bloggerheroe.Com

How to make my blog doffolow? i want dofollow so that lots of visitors will comment on my blog…Here’s my blog: http://www.bloggerheroe.com Thanks..
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Taswir Haider

Hi you can make dofollow tweaking the code but if you would like more handy way then you can install the plugin dofollow http://www.semiologic.com/software/dofollow/ or if you are using commentluv plugin there is also a option to make the comments dofollow.

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Bloggerheroe.Com

Thank you finally my has already dofollow..Keep sharing nice idea bro.
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Taswir Haider

You are always welcome bro.

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Do follow blogs are very important for SEO,And good information about this blog, and posted lot of do follow links, thanks for sharing here with us.

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