SEO Blogs That DoFollow
I recently installed a plug-in on this site to remove the nofollow attribute from links people submit in the comment headers i.e. the link back to the commenter's website. The plug-in I use, LinkLove, removes the nofollow attribute after the user posts multiple comments. I figure this'll give me some protection against any spam that sneaks through Akismet as well as providing value to those that just don't stop by to write "nice post".
I figure that others might be encouraged to get on the DoFollow or YesFollow bandwagon if they were shown a list of other sites that have made the switch. Note that the following list initially started out with a focus on SEO blogs, but I'm starting to expand it to include the broader areas of blogging, writing, design, web development, and online marketing. So without further ado, here are the yesfollow / dofollow blogs I know of (sadly by the time you read this, they probably won't be):
- Shell Harris' BigOak SEO
- David Ogletree's Expert SEO
- Jim Boykin
- John Andrews' Competitive Webmastering & SEO
- Search Engine Journal
- Bill Slawski's SEO by the Sea
- Aaron Pratt's SEO Buzz Box
- Lynn Terry's ClickNewz
- Char's Essential Keystrokes
- Michael Stelzner's Writing White Papers
- Casey Woods' IT Infusion
If you're inclined to spam these blogs I really recommend against doing so. The last thing you want to do is go head-to-head with folks that work with the search engines for a living! Having said that, I'm sure all of these site owners would appreciate thoughtful commentary on their posts and will have no problem keeping your link intact.