Since participating in the latest YesFollow Blog Meme, I’ve noticed that there’s been a buzz about this stuff while I’ve been paying attention to other things. Andy Beard has been on top of this for a long time and has written some great posts about how to get the most from DoFollow or No NoFollow. He’s even created a community exclusively for users of DoFollow type plugins and other methods for removing NoFollow from the comment links on blogs. You can find this community on Bumpzee: No Nofollow | I Follow | DoFollow Community.
Apparently, a lot of people have just discovered the benefits of using DoFollow on their blogs and have been searching like crazy for blogs to comment on to get links. Andy cautions against doing this, though. He advises that we should focus on leaving relevent comments on blogs with relevent topics to our own blogs. That way the link will be much more meaningful to search engines. This isn’t to say that bloggers shouldn’t leave comments whenever they want, of course, it just means that if the blogger’s purpose is to get good links, then certain guidelines should be followed to get the most benefit.
Another great tip that Andy points to can be found at 1 Stupidly Simple Tip That Will Boost PR And SEO. This tip is to use deep linking in comments rather than just link to the homepage of your blog. I’ve seen this before and wondered about it, but it does make sense. Google and other search engines love deep linking. So, what’s deep linking? It’s when you link to a particular page or post within a site rather than the front page. These links are better because they point to content that is relevent to the topic of the post you’re commenting on, thus carrying higher weight with the search engines and helping to enhance your PageRank even more.
I’ve only touched the surface of this whole idea so far, but I think there’s a lot of benefit to be had by making use of DoFollow on your blog and leaving comments on DoFollow blogs. Check out the posts I’ve linked to above for a more in-depth view and also don’t forget to join Andy’s Bumpzee No Nofollow community once you’ve removed Nofollow from your blog.