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Getting quality backlinks back to your blog

  1. I'm fairly new to the blogging world. My humor site The Mainland has been up since October and I'm slowly gaining more hits with every post. Currently I have 20 followers and getting between 70-80 hits on post days.

    I also try to spend a lot of time reading other blogs and commenting as much as I can. But, since WordPress blogs are all NoFollow, the multitude of comments I leave do not count in Google. I am seeing good rankings in other search engines like Bing and Yahoo but I am nowhere to be seen in Google. So, I am trying to find good ways/sites to get quality backlinks and wanted to see what others here are doing.

    Thanks,
    Rob

    The blog I need help with is themainland.net.

  2. I have been a bloggings tips blogger with a no-follow WordPress.com blog for 5 1/2 years now. In the beginning I made an effort to leave meaningful comments on other related blogs in the same niche. As I could not then and cannot use commentluv, keywordluv or change my comment links to do-follow there was no reciprocation from the other bloggers. That's where I remain today between a rock and a hard place. In my niche do-follow bloggers backlink to posts on do-follow blogs. Do-follow bloggers are a clique who reward each other with do-follow comments links. They will even backlink to low quality content posts on do-follow blogs, rather than backlinking to high quality posts on the same subjects on no-follow blogs like our WordPress.com blogs. Hopefully, you will be able to find humor bloggers who aren't members of the do-follow cliques.

  3. For those who may not comprehend what's s being discussed, this may help.
    Do-follow comment links do pass on PageRank.
    No-follow comment links do NOT pass on PageRank.
    All WordPress.com blogs have no-follow comment links.
    Different search engines interpret and treat no-follow and do-follow links in different ways.

    • Google follows no-follow links but does not pass on PageRank to outbound links.
    • Yahoo follows no-follow links but excludes the link from all ranking calculations.
    • Bing may or may not follow a no-follow link,s but it does exclude it from ranking calculations.
    • Ask.com does not adhere to no-follow.
  4. So, what would be the point in staying on WordPress.com instead of self hosting other than the fact that it's free? I feel like WP.com is a great place to start out when you are new to blogging and trying to get a decent following, but it seems that anyone that is serious about blogging or wants to make a profession out of it will need to get off WP.com at some point.

    I very much would like to use CommentLuv...their site allows guests posts if you have CommentLuv installed which you can't on WP.com.

    When I started, I thought it would be worthwhile trying to get Freshly Pressed as a way to get exposure, but I've found myself dumbing down my content lately in order to conform to what the standards are, and realize that it's just not worth it to do that...

    I mean, posts like mine that deal with the neglected life of a salad bag just don't have a place in the mainstream world of WP I guess.

  5. Hello again,
    I have self hosted previously but I chose to return here because I like this community. I am a hobby blogger who knows a great deal more about blogging than many self hosting WordPress.org bloggers blogging in the same niche do. lol :D I have zero intention of ever becoming a so-called professional blogger.

    My blogging tips blog is primarily filled with advice that applies to all bloggers on all platforms, though some posts are WordPress.com specific. I'm not interested in being part of any clique.

  6. How do you define blogging success? My definition of blogging success has no $ attached to it at all.

  7. Well, for me I am tired of working in a cube all day in a job where I'm not learning anything new or being able to unleash my creativity. I would much rather get to spend the working hours working on my writing and perfecting my blog. So, for me, in the long run, I see it as something to hopefully make a career out of. I don't know if that will happen, but I'm really wanting to try.

    For now, I just write what I'm passionate about and let readers decide if they like it or not. I hope that at the end of the day I can give people a chuckle or two before going back to regular life. What could be a better career than that?

  8. I'm a researcher and writer. I've been happily self employed for over 30 years. I have never been a cube dweller. I do wish you well but as they say, 'If you intend to make a career out of blogging them don't quit your day job.'

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