How the nofollow attribute derails your link building campaign

You’ve probably heard that creating a blog with a real presence on the internet requires that you have links to other websites.  One way this has traditionally been done is through making comments on other’s blogs.  In 2005, Google announced the implementation of the rel=”nofollow” attribute and it became the default standard for blogs, hoping to curb increasing comment spam.

Hey comment spam sucks and nobody likes it but the nofollow attribute didn’t do anything to stop it.  All the nofollow attribute did was eliminate natural links from comments being indexed by search engines and helping the commenting site’s page ranking.  Many people do not even know that their site is a nofollow site for comments and that they would likely receive many more comments, which is good for a blog, by removing the nofollow attribute.  This tag is easily removed in WordPress blogs by the installation of free plugins.  See our About page for links to these resources.

If you’re campaigning to raise the search standing on your blog, you should leave comments where they count.  Remove the attribute from your blog.  Submit your url and let the world know that you care about your readers comments.

Do the right thing, stop nofollow in its tracks and help your fellow bloggers.

Join the dofollow movement today

The dofollow movement is in full swing and the ultimate dofollow list is in motion on our site.  Right now, you can check out our dofollow list and see that there are almost a hundred page ranked sites that dofollow comments.  Kickstart your back link campaign and leave great comments at these sites and you will be rewarded.  These sites benefit from your relevant, keyword rich comments as well so it’s a win-win situation.  If you’re not sure what dofollow is, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a rel=”nofollow” tag which is the default code in blogging software and until the writers of the software disable it, you have to do it yourself and it’s not so hard.  There are many free resources to easily disable the nofollow attribute value so that you can give some link love to the people that comment on your blog.  Check out the list, and consider spreading the word so everyone will know where they can find a dofollow list for free – there are still people charging for this information!

Another way to advance the cause of the dofollow movement is to not comment on sites with the nofollow attribute.  Right-click and view the source code if you see rel=”nofollow” before your comment, you know it’s a nofollow site.  You might send them a friendly email suggesting that they check out the dofollow movement.  Hey, there are many people that have no idea that nofollow is the default setting.  Don’t bash – just educate.  “I love your site and would likely comment if you would consider disabling the nofollow default attribute for comments like I’ve done on my blog.”  A movement necessarily involves educating people and frankly, it’s just not yet widely known about this nofollow situation.  When people are informed, they’ll see that there’s nothing to be afraid of being a dofollow blog.  It’s a win-win for bloggers everywhere!

About comment spam – yes, we hate comment spam immensely and the rel=”nofollow” attribute was intended to cure this problem.  However, it didn’t.  Spam continues and we’ve found that the Askimet plugin is a very efficient spam catcher.  Also, you can manually delete the occasional spam leakage that Askimet doesn’t catch.  It’s not at all hard to set up Askimet and it’s even easier to install a dofollow plugin.  Please help the dofollow movement today and disable your nofollow attribute.  Show your readers you care about their comments!

An SEO Dream Come True

A webmaster who found this site on the Digital Point Forum messaged to say that this site is an SEO dream come true.  Why so?  we asked – I mean, we just put this up basically to collect a list of dofollow sites in one place so we could concentrate our back link efforts in one place and instead of hording them for ourselves or selling them, we thought, hey let’s give them away.  We were surprised by his response – he said what he meant was that only a webmaster would like our site – that it’s perfect for someone who just wants a list of dofollow blogs, that it wouldn’t reach mainstream bloggers.  We appreciated the feedback and here’s our thoughts on what’s going on.

1.  There seems to be confusion out there about whether dofollow comment links hurt your website.  One theory is that having dofollow comments siphons off your page ranking.  At least that’s what some nofollow bloggers are saying.  For example, this guy with a great dofollow list (which we recommend you check out for even more dofollow blogs) suggests that the actual links on his site to the list were set to nofollow because it lowered his page ranking.  Curious this relationship between linking and page ranking but indeed, there is an issue to be explored.

Other resources we’ve noticed and agree with are:

CommentLuv – a sweet plugin used in conjunction with the dofollow plugin to join a community of like minded bloggers

KeywordLuv – another sweet plugin even though the guy who wrote it (and obviously a genius) is a proponent of nofollow – the plugin allows for anchor text in comments for additional linkey love to those valuable comments

dofollow – of course, you need this plugin to get rid of the nasty nofollow attribute in the first place

Another resource seen out and about is this site with a large dofollow list .  Here’s the deal with this site (and to be fair, I’m still waiting on a response from him.)  Yesterday I tried to submit my site under his reciprocal link submission – I added my link to the front page of my blog and attempted to submit my site.  After multiple attempts to submit, I thought either I was in error or the submission form was not working (this can happen to anyone) so I changed browsers and tried several more times without success.  I then went to his contact form and could not successfully submit a contact so I sent him an email about it – I haven’t received a response yet – hopefully it’s coming soon as we would like to recommend this site for doing good work.  Will update either way in a couple of days – we’re generous in response times as we know people are busy (but no response will kill you.)

Links as Internet Currency

We’ve been out and about, looking at blogs, viewing their source code to reveal the rel=nofollow attribute and here are some of our observations:

If you’re busy bloggers like we are, ie.  you maintain several blogs, you write internet articles for several sites, you likely have a limited time to read other blogs.  In fact, we have to budget a certain amount of time for this activity.  This time can be used wisely by commenting on some great posts but to kill two birds with one stone the blog needs to be dofollow.  A comment on a nofollow blog has only one positive attribute – the possibility of natural traffic from the link – there’s no link juice coming to your site by making the comment.  Why would we want to do that?  We wouldn’t when there are thousands of blogs that do give you link juice for making a comment.

Imagine for a moment that you’re an A-list blogger and your site makes you an annual six figure income – nice thought huh?  Why would you care about nofollow?  You wouldn’t since people come anyway and they comment and are likely unaware or don’t care that they don’t get any page rank credit for their comment.  They are star-struck and just want to bask in the presence of celebrity.  The A-lister probably believes that giving a dofollow comment link would siphon page rank away from his or her site – which after research, we believe is false – but nonetheless, it is believed by many webmasters.  So the popular site has the juice but doesn’t want to spread it around for fear that it will diminish their site in the eyes of Google.  So we say this – DON’T GO THERE!  STAY AWAY and by all means, don’t waste your precious time commenting on these sites.  Leave it to the spammers to comment them and the ridiculous star struck, celebrity seekers and such.  If you’re a conscious blogger, find a network of blogs to read and comment on that are helpful to you.  This is easy – there are at least a hundred blogs listed on our site that are dofollow blogs.  Get connected with the CommentLuv community and you’ll have enough blogs available that will be helpful to you and by commenting on their sites, you’re being helpful to them.  It’s a win win situation.  If you run into a blog that you’d like to follow but they’re a nofollow blog, ask them to explain to you why they are that way – it’s possible they’re unaware of the situation.  They’re most likely to tell you it’s because of comment spam which you should know by now is nonsense.  Comment spams are easily caught by the Askimet plugin and it takes the same amount of time to delete or approve a comment.  If someone is that concerned with comment spam, they should simply disable comments.  But why wouldn’t they do that?  Because a blog without comments is a one-sided conversation.  Comments = social proof.  A blog with lots of comments gives the appearance of a community so really nofollow blogs want their cake and to eat it too.  They want real comments, they just don’t want to share the link currency.

How to make money with your WordPress blog.

Scott’s WordPress mega blog theory – Most people can’t make a website that can or will for that matter, make a million dollars. But on the other hand, most-anyone can make a website that will rake in $1.00 a day. At one time I set-out to make a network of 100 WordPress blogs that make at least $1.00 a day called The India Project.

The Mission Statement for ScottRAsher.com

I’ve heard of very few people making a million dollars by making and maintaining a website. My mission is to try to create a massive network of 100 WordPress blogs each, making at least $1.00 a day.

So how am I going to do it?

My WordPress blog/website network is 3 things:

  1. Just a regular everyday WordPress blog. – Products, ideas, simple layout
  2. My resume and documentation of my skills and experiences. Believe it or not, people hire me for freelance jobs just from the blogs I create as, I blog about everything I do.
  3. A place business and like minded people can get well researched information about the web-business world.

How simple is it? This is what I am working with.

  • I have no custom web design. (This blog is a template, free for anyone to use.)
UPDATE!!!- Yea, Well… I had to change this, with the size of my blog network. I had to make my own WordPress Theme, that I post for people to download, to use on their own WordPress blogs -> here
  • No budget for marketing. (Not one dime was spent on marketing this website.)

I offer the direction your project needs to navigate and return, make money.

This is what I am doing with my domains:

  • Making a 100 WordPress/website network.
  • What can I do with all these domains?
  • I can post and maintain each website/blog to create enough traffic to make $1.00 a day. Think 365 days and multiply that by 100. WOW!

What does a big network of blogs offer you?

  • A variety of niches, you are never tired of the same thing, day in and day out.
  • A larger audience to appeal to.
  • Keyword heaven.

Let me give you an example of a niche: Trucks (imagine how many searches are done for various styles, sizes and colors of trucks, YIKES!).

Here are two great post ideas that can be rich with SEO quality and provide strong content for your readers:

  • Lowered trucks
  • Lifted trucks
  • These topics also gain you link partners and a large network of potential readers.

Get started with our investment Starter Package

$499.99 1 blog – fully monetized.
This is for the person that has limited web experience, but looking to get started. 1 niche blog of your choice, 10 keyword rich articles about your niche market, fully monetized with affiliate banners so you can start making money. Additionally, full one-on-one support and assistance in regards to your website for one full year.

Tips: Find and choose a niche that you already consider yourself an expert in. Having prior knowledge and needing little research time will give you a great boost for maintaining your website and adding new content. Content is key to your website.
Having trouble coming up with something? Take a look down the sidebar on this page, listed is my very own list of blogs.

All my packages offer these valuable upgrades at no extra cost!

  • 1 year 1-0n-1 phone support (unlimited value!)
  • 1 year hosting (100 dollar value!)
  • Want more blogs? Become a blog Kingpin!
  • MU – single domain or independent domains

10 blog network –

Junior Investor
all blogs hosted in one place.
3500 words of unique content per blog.
MU – single domain or independent domains

25 blog network –

Investor on the rise
blogs hosted in 2 hosting provider for optimal SEO
3000 words of unique content per blog.
MU – single domain or independent domains

50 blog network –

Mega Investor
blogs hosted at 5 locations for optimal SEO
2500 words of unique content per blog.
MU – single domain or independent domains

100 blog network –

King Pin Investor
blogs hosted at 10 hosting location for optimal SEO
2500 words of unique content per blog.

*independent domains add $1250.00

*Please note all the blogs will be brand new, the blogs will have no income.

The tricky thing about websites is, there is a method to everything. Let me handle the red tape for you.
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This is a list of all the WordPress blogs in my network, and a short summery about the project.

  1. Scott on SEO – My SEO tips and techniques.
  2. Scott on Mexico – A gringo’s life in Mexico.
  3. Scott on Handicapping Websites – Everything about sports handicapping from a web-developer’s perspective.
  4. Scott on Storage Auctions – How I make money from buying storage units.
  5. Scott on The India Project – My quest to build a one hundred website network.
  6. Web Services – Scott offers web services.
  7. Thanksgiving Recipes – Scott shares his favorite Thanks giving recipes.
  8. Curb Panting – The interesting world of Curb Painting.
  9. Membership site profits – How to make money from Membership websites.
  10. Scott on Micro Lending – Making small loans for large profits.
  11. Scott the Poker Dealer – Scott shares his experience as a poker dealer.
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Hire Scott to write you or your company a creative article

I’m Scott, webmaster, creative genius, owner of this blog and 30 more just like it! Sure, I may come off cocky, full of myself and/or a know-it-all but, realistically; I simply pride myself in being a very creative writer.  First thing is first, let’s talk “creative writer”. What is a creative writer? Well, here is my delusional version; a creative writer is someone who can turn a tuna can into something similar to that of a mouthwatering steak. Truly, a creative writer can make even the dullest of subjects, sound like the best and only idea plausible. Sure, some may find this overconfident, but, in all actuality; I have worked my way to this point. While, I have always had a knack for writing, it took plenty of time and not-so constructive criticism to work may way up. Nothing but hard work and time has gotten me where I am today. Where am I you ask? Well, I am working for myself, doing what I like best. Not out at a 9-5 job working for some complete asshole that makes no sense when giving direction. Now, I write about those assholes and get paid for it!

Today, is your lucky day, I am now offering an article writing service. Now you can get a quality and very creative content for your website or blog. No matter what you think you know about SEO written quality content, I can assure you that you haven’t seen anything yet. I am all about results. My goal is to earn you money. Really, think about this. You wouldn’t be considering this opportunity, if you were able to rake it  in with writing your own content. This is some-what of an art. You must know , the who, what, when, where and why of writing in order to produce results.

What to expect from an article I write? Good organic, keyword rich content. Content you can monetize to make money. Pending the direction you are looking to take your website or blog, quality content is a must and I will deliver just that. Not only will I deliver on quality but, I will provide you with easy to read and engaging material that your readers will come back for, time and time again.

If you are curious as to whether or not, I am merely tooting my own horn, take a look at the samples of my work below. It speaks for itself. Period.

Type of article I am offering for this service: blog post/article.
My resume: http://scottrasher.com/my-resume/

Top producing/earners articles.

Though-out the life of an article written by me you will make money, for example. The Belly fat article posted above I make about $450.00 a year from clicks and revenue.

Extras goodies

  • Post the link to your article on my personal facebook (5000+ friends) page: here
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  • 500-1000 words.
  • currently -> turn-around time 7 days.

If you can talk, you can make money!!!!

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I got my Dragon Speak the other day, and now I blog like a mother-fucker!

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Motel 6 soap – what the $%#*@ is that smell!!

I love Motel 6 but I hate the soap!

I love Motel 6, low cost, more or less a safe place an I think I even seen somewhere “they leave the light on for you”! What more could you want? How about some soap that doesn’t leave you smelling like a dead fucker after a hot shower!

So why in the fuck would I care to write something as silly as this? Well… I’ll tell ya. When you think of the amount of soap that motel 6 goes though every year, you can’t but help thinking to yourself that there is a million dollar opportunity sitting right in front of your face. How has this simple staple been over-looked for so long? I have always thought of Motel 6 as Greyhounds red headed step brother, really catering to the travelers and more transit crowed but can Motel 6 really afford to not have nice smelling soap chips?

And you wanna know the biggest upside of it all? The people that will be pocketing the soap, “your product” to take it home and use it. That’s right, millions of people taking your product home. Because that is what almost every person that stays in a motel does, take the soap! I am clear on the cost behind this sliver of cleanliness, but I have to think even at a loss, the implications of people using your product like this are something to think about.

Personally, I’d rather roll around wood chips to knock any odor off my body and smell like pine. Not to mention feel great, even after pulling the splinters out of my ass with pliers rather than to even apply any of the tiny square things Motel 6 refers to as soap. The best part is that you are so proud to place in their “wonderful Jacuzzis” , give me a break!

I don’t believe even a full time hooker would wash any crevice of her body with Motel 6 soap after a thirty minute fuck.  She would prefer to smell like old sweaty ass, balls and rough sex for a day, rather than to smell like the wonderful scent (not too sure what the scent even is) of a Motel 6 bar of soap.  Hell, she may even rather put herself through the pain and suffering of going through a drive thru car wash just for the glory and the scent of good smelling soap instead of that hardened bar of shit you call soap.

Yeah,  they will leave the light on for you; pay the expense of wasting energy then to actually save energy and money.  How about turning the fucking light off and wait until a person gets there to rent the room! Hey! There’s a bright fucking idea!  How’s that for a light on!!?? No Pun intended, but you would  think you Motel 6 corporate soap geniuses would have come up with that and save money to actually buy some decent soap.

Think, travel sizes of Axe, his and her hotness, hell maybe even some dial at this point. I am certainly willing to work with you in finding a great and cost effective way to cleanse your guests, if you are willing. We understand you aren’t the Hilton Resorts however, we would like to avoid chaffing from an unclean groin area, if at all possible. Simply hygiene is easy when the right tools and resources are available.

Clean up your act Motel 6! – That one was free! But the next one is going to cost ya!

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Scott goes worldwide!

A new first for me, the other day I was approached by an India based web developmental company to make them a website layout. I have to be honest, at first I was a little thrown off by this offer. Because in my mind, India would be the ideal place to get a website developed! Then it hit me when he told me, “No good website designs come from India!” I am sure that is not true, but it made perfect sense, get an American to illustrate the website, and then have it coded in India. Even myself, a lot of times I will have the coding done in India to save time and money!

Examples of the WordPress themes I have designed for my clients:

*to see my full portfolio>> click here

With these .psd files you can make almost any type of website you want, websites are in-fact images.

This is how most people should go about doing a website in the first place. Buy the art work from an expert designer/illustrator to layout the website and you buy the PSD’s from him, then you can take the PSD’s to most anyone with basic CSS and slicing, and they can be turned into any type of website! PSD to WordPress Template for $99

Keywords: PSD, WordPress theme.

And the real up side of owning your own website theme is really that all the changes you make on the theme/website, you own them. Your not investing in a theme/layout, that you only may onwn some things.

List of your options.

a. Get a free WordPress template. 

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Free Template

There are many great free very advanced, WordPress themes and templates that most anyone can customize with no help and the best part they are 100% free to download. The down side to this is really, that templates sometimes don’t offer us everything we want. Sometimes there is a cost for these changes. Sometimes the long term outlook for using a WordPress template, does not offer you everything you might want from your theme.

  • Get Scott’s very own Wp Buddy WordPress Theme >> here
  • Weaver WordPress theme >> here
  • WordPress – Free themes
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 b. Buy a premium WordPress theme membership 

WooThemes

WooThemes has a great offering for bloggers looking to get a good variety code-free WordPress themes for one low membership fee.

One of the best WordPress themes on the market from an SEO stand point. The Thesis Theme for WordPress

(Price Range $100.00-$300.00)

c. Make Your very-own custom WordPress Theme 

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Make your own WordPress theme just like me!

That’s 100% correct! I made my own WordPress theme. Then I made my own WordPress theme store so people can download my theme for free, and for some added SEO qualties I even added a link in the footer to link back to my personal blog for free backlink! So anything on this website that you see right now, it available for download and 100% free! Click here to see my WordPress theme website.

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