Are You Getting Followed Back?

by Brian on February 8, 2010

Are you getting followed back
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about getting inbound links by leaving comments on websites, blogs and forums to get “link juice.”

Not all comments are equal… What I mean by that is, not all comments give you link juice.

There are several blogs and forums that do not follow you back when you leave your link. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t comment.

If you leave “value added” comments, it will drive traffic to your site.

There are a few reasons why a lot of sites don’t follow back…

  • They may not want to take a chance on following low quality links
  • Their site provider may not allow following in the comment sections
  • They may not know they aren’t giving link juice

Whatever the reason, it’s useful information to know if a site follows your link or not.

A tool I’ve been using for a few months now is called NoDoFollow. It’s a Free Firefox extension designed by Zachary Fox. He puts really good information up on his blog (when he posts, which is not that often).

NoDoFollow is a really cool tool you can turn on or off when you want to use it… And it’s very handy.

On a different note, but in the same ballpark:

There’s also a really cool plugin for WordPress users called CommentLuv.  If you use this plugin, when someone leaves a comment on your WordPress blog with a link to their blog, CommentLuv will show their blog’s most recent title and have a link to it.

From what I gather, it’s a No Follow link, but it’s cool none the less.

Their site has links to a lot of blogs who use them. CommentLuv is one of the reasons we’ll be switching all of our blogs to WordPress in the coming months.

What type of follow tools do you use?

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