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U Comment I Follow Linkjuice

U Comment I Follow; Yes I Do

Do you have the “U Comment I Follow” Rule in place, and if so do you inform your visitors? I myself have had this rule since I started blogging and believe that it is a good practice to follow. (-: You can grab an image to display on your blog to catch the attention of hungry link grabbing bloggers.

The “No Follow Rule” as opposed to “Do Follow” doesn’t give any linkjuice from Google or other search engines for leaving a comment on your blog. I think this is pretty mean, after all someone has taken the time to leave a comment about their views, and doesn’t get any thanks for it  )-: I think they should be acknowledged for their contribution.

There definitely seems to be a core group of Bloggers who use the Do Follow attribute, from the small amount of research that I did, there were several blogs that were actively supporting this rule. During my travels I discovered quite a few blogs that purely devoted their blog to “Do Follow” Directories. A lot of these blog directories have anywhere from 200 to 800 blogs that use the Do Follow Rule on their list.
For sure it makes sense to register with these blog directories which apart from the reciprocal linking can bring in other bloggers to leave comments on your articles.

What about all the other blogs out there who don’t have the “Do Follow Rule”? I suspect many of these blogs are high traffic so don’t require using this plugin. There will be a lot of bloggers who believe that they will be leaking out to many links if they allow the “Do Follow Rule” and I can see their point to some extent. We are always being told how much the search engines love blogs, because of their social networking and constant communication on a huge scale, so shouldn’t search engines then encourage this “Do Follow Rule”? I suspect they do. As for spam I don’t think this makes any difference at all, spammers will always find a way in.

One good tip I use is to get inventive with “alt” tags for your images, if you hover over the “U Comment I Follow” image on my about page you will see the tag I have placed on this Image. Now this won’t show up on Google’s main search engine, but it will show up on Google’s Image search which in turn will bring in more visitors.

There are of course other plugins that have quite a bit of popularity these include CommentLuv and Top Commenter I have always supported these types of plugins and use them on my blog. When visitors read a post and see the commenter’s last post assuming the comment has piqued their interest, then there is a higher probability that they will click the link; the same might not be said for the Top Commenter List, as the search engines don’t crawl the sidebars and they disappear or are replaced every month, nice eye candy though for the busy commenter.

If you want to find out more about the “Do Follow Rule” and what other bloggers are saying about it then follow (-: these links below.

Here is Googles search result for do follow blogs and U Comment I Follow

Other Do Follow Directories



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Top Commenter


Negatives: Andy Beard

SEO 2.0

I have formulated quite strict instructions as to how you should comment here but many people fail to follow those simple common sense rules and get their comments removed for breaching my commenting guidelines. Also I’m amazed at how people apparently assume that blog commenting is a viable link building strategy in the first place. Why?

Quite an amazing list of blogs that either agree or disagree with “Do Follow” stretching back over the years; you can grab some cool icons to put on your blog or just click on my image on the sidebar, I use PhotoBucket to generate the html, or simply go to Randa Clay Design.

So do you follow? Please feel free to leave a comment

Thanks’ for reading

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Farewell BlogRush

Farewell BlogRush, it’s been nice knowing you and it’s a pity it didnt work out. Hopefully somebody else will take up the reigns.

BlogRush Quote

BlogRush didn’t grow without its fair share of problems — from security issues to abusive users trying to ‘game’ the system to much lower click-rates than expected. We also had some problems with trying to fairly control the quality of the network, and in the process made many mistakes in deciding what blogs should stay or go. All of these issues, ultimately, limited the service’s full potential.
Our team worked very hard to try and build a service that would truly help bloggers of all sizes get free traffic to their blogs. This was our primary focus. Not once did we ever try to monetize the service with ads or anything else. BlogRush never made a single penny in revenue. We wanted to be able to help our users FIRST and then worry about monetizing the service later. Unfortunately, the service didn’t work out like we had hoped. (It happens.)

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Free Backlinks to boost your traffic

The A Files album coverImage via Wikipedia

This dropped into my mailbox from Warner Carter, so if you want some free Backlinks then roll your sleeves up and get started

Here is a list of forums that do follow. Your signature links and links in posts will be followed by search engines.

Write legitimate content and participate in real discussions in an intelligent way. Besides the search engines the people reading the posts may check out your website if you say something interesting. Links open in a new window. Come back often as you like, I dont expect you will get through them all in one day unless your a workaholic.

1.    http://forums.digitalpoint.com
2.    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums
3.    http://www.ozzu.com
4.    http://www.webmasterforums.com
5.    http://www.allcoolforum.com
6.    http://www.warriorforum.com
7.    http://forums.webicy.com
8.    http://thehyipforum.com
9.    http://www.webmasterforumsonline.com
10.  http://www.webmasters.am/forum
11.  http://www.webmasterforums.net
12.  http://www.devhunters.com
13.  http://www.webmaster-forum.net
14.  http://www.geekvillage.com/forums
15.  http://www.zymic.com/forum
16.  http://www.webmastershelp.com
17.  http://www.webmasterdesk.org
18.  http://www.webmasterground.com
19.  http://developers.evrsoft.com/forum
20.  http://www.websitebabble.com
21.  http://www.talkingcity.com
22.  http://www.australianwebmaster.com
23.  http://www.wtricks.com
24.  http://www.forums.webzonetalk.com
25.  http://www.htmlforums.com
26.  http://www.searchbliss.com/forum
27.  http://www.webmasterize.com
28.  http://www.webmasterserve.com
29.  http://www.freehostforum.com
30.  http://www.seorefugee.com/forums
31.  http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums
32.  http://forums.seo.ph
33.  http://forums.delphiforums.com
34.  http://www.web-mastery.net
35.  http://www.webworkshop.net/seoforum/index.php
36.  http://www.webproworld.com
37.  http://www.bzimage.org
38.  http://www.v7n.com/forums
39.  http://www.dnforum.com
40.  http://www.webcosmoforums.com
41.  http://forums.webicy.com
42.  http://forum.hittail.com/phpbb2/index.php
43.  http://www.affiliateseeking.com/forums
44.  http://siteownersforums.com/index.php
45.  http://www.webmaster-forums.net
46.  http://www.geekpoint.net
47.  http://www.smallbusinessforums.org
48.  http://forums.ukwebmasterworld.com
49.  http://www.experienceadvertising.com/forum
50.  http://opensourcephoto.net/forum
51.  http://forums.seochat.com
52.  http://forums.searchenginewatch.com
53.  http://www.ihelpyou.com/forums
54.  http://dishnews.medianetwork.co.in/yabb2/YaBB.pl
55.  http://www.businesss-forum.com
56.  http://www.9mb.com
57.  http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums
58.  http://forums.seroundtable.com
59.  http://www.submitexpress.com/bbs
60.  http://www.startups.co.uk/6678842908486596004/forums.html
61.  http://www.webmaster-talk.com
62.  http://forums.comicbookresources.com
63.  http://www.clicks.ws/forum/index.php
64.  http://www.acorndomains.co.uk
65.  http://forums.onlinebookclub.org
66.  http://www.ableton.com/forum
67.  http://www.davidcastle.org/BB
68.  http://www.webtalkforums.com
69.  http://www.bloggapedia.com/forum
70.  http://www.bloggertalk.com/forum.php
71.  http://paymentprocessing.cc
72.  http://www.directoryjunction.com/forums
73.  http://www.internetmarketingforums.net
74.  http://www.lex224.com/forums/index.php
75.  http://forum.joomla.org
76.  http://forum.mambo-foundation.org/index.php
77.  http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php
78.  http://www.namepros.com/index.php
79.  http://loanofficerforum.com/forum
80.  http://iq69.com/forums
81.  http://forum.hot4s.com.au
82.  http://forums.mysql.com
83.  http://forums.amd.com/forum
84.  http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/Community/en-us/Forums
85.  http://forums.cnet.com
86.  http://seotalk.medianetwork.co.in
87.  https://www.computerbb.org
88.  http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
89.  http://www.irishwebmasterforum.com
90.  http://www.app-developers.com
91.  http://forums.stuffdaily.com
92.  http://forums.seo.com
93.  http://www.webdigity.com
94.  http://www.inboundlinksforum.com
95.  http://forums.gentoo.org
96.  http://ubuntuforums.org
97.  http://forum.textpattern.com
98.  http://talk.iwebtool.com
99.  http://www.frogengine.com/forum

Thanks’ Warner

Check out Warners latest Post

“Recently I downloaded and read Dan Theis’ SEO Fast Start 2008. This is an extremely well written guide. Informative and current. What really stands out is how Dan has written something so easy to read and understand. SEO is pretty complicated if you look into it much. In this guide there is a good layout of the main principals and specific steps presented within that context.”  Read on ….

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Using Articles To Boost Your WebSites Traffic

A great way of promoting your website and product can be achieved for FREE. As an additional bonus, this “free” method can boost your sites and sales, doubling and even tripling your income.

One of the easiest ways to promote your website in order to generate traffic and increase your earnings is by writing and submitting Articles.

How does this work?

Write articles relating to your website and submit them to “free content” submission sites. Easy to do, takes little time and can increase your website traffic, sales and of course, your income.

How can article writing boost traffic and income?

The article on the free content site contains a link to your own website. Readers, after reading your articles, may choose to click on the link and pay you an unexpected visit. Having them on the free content sites is also making these articles available to other webmasters who may wish to publish that article on their site.

If they do, your article will include a link back to your site. And anyone who reads the article on that site can still click on the link to visit your site.

As the list of your published articles grow larger, and more and more of them are appearing on different websites, the total number of links to your site increases also. Major search engines are placing a lot of significance on incoming links to websites so they can determine the importance of a certain site.

The more incoming links the website has, the more importance search engines attaches to it. This will then increase your website’s placement in the search results.

If you site is into promoting a product or service, the links that your articles have achieved will mean more potential customers for you. Even if visitors only browse through, you never know if they might be in need of what you are offering in the future.

There are also those who already have specific things they need on their mind but cannot decide yet between the many choices online. Chances are, they may stumble upon one of your articles, gets interested by the contents you wrote, go to your site and became enticed by your promotions.

See how easy that is?

Search engines do not just index the websites, they also index published articles. They also index any article that is written about your own website’s topic. So once someone searches for that same topic, the list of results will have your site or may even show the articles that you have written.

And to think, no effort on your part was used to bring them to your site. Just your published articles and the search engines.

It is no wonder why many webmasters are suddenly reviving their old writing styles and taking time to write more articles about their site than doing other means of promotion.

Getting their site known is easier if they have articles increasing their links and traffic and making it accessible for visitors searching the Internet. Since many people are now taking their buying needs online, having your site on the search engines through your articles is one way of letting them know about you and your business.

Solutions for Traffic Generation

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Traffic Secrets - Secrets of the Guaranteed Traffic Companies Exposed

Statistics for Cybersoc.com

By Josh Walsh

Our Story

A few years ago, we were struggling to drive traffic to one of our websites. We were immediately overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge and skill it took to successfully drive traffic to our site. We had assumed that if we created a site that was worth seeing, it would be seen. We could not have been more wrong.

We ran into a number of companies who offered to take over this daunting task for us. We decided to try out a number of them to see how our competition stacks up.

They offered many packages of visitors. I remember my first purchase. I bought 5,000 targeted hits from them for $10. My product cost $15 at the time, so I figured at least 1 person out of 10,000 would purchase. The days went by, and my counter went crazy.

The Results

After our contract expired, all my hits had been delivered as expected. I did not have one sale!!

I Should Have Learned My Lesson!

Thinking this had to be a fluke.. I switched to another company, and bought the same package.


I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I was confident my ad’s were written well. The site was well designed and planned, and my product was in demand…

Save yourself some pain, please read the rest of this excellent article

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