As the owner of a blog network and blog forum, the question I am asked more than any other is, “What does “do follow” mean.” I thought it would make sense to write an article about it as I am sure others would like to know as well. Do follow and No follow are two terms that are used very frequently in the blogging community. Basically your blog will be one or the other. If you set your blog to be do follow you are telling Google to follow the comments and you are telling them that the link to the commenter should be valued.
It is no surprise that many webmasters and blog masters are constantly searching for blogs that are do follow so they can get a backlink back to their site. I have set my blogs to do follow and I have noticed a major uptick in traffic. I do have one suggestion for those that comment on do follow blogs. Your comment must add value and not be spammy. Comments like, “good post” or “nice job” do not cut it at my blog and I suspect other blog owners feel the same way. If you are looking for a do follow comment you have to work for it a little and make sure you are writing a comment that is relative to the post and actually adds something to the conversation. If spam comments continue to happen at the same rate they are occurring right now then most blog owners will switch their blogs over to no follow.