Dofollow Search Tool is online

Since I talked about dofollow commenting the other day, I’ve been involved in a few comment exchanges about the benefits of installing the Dofollow and Top Commenter plugins. The benefits for commenters are fairly obvious – you’re rewarded for your comments with free backlinks. The benefits for the host blog are perhaps not as obvious, but I’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of comments on this blog since installing both these plugins a few weeks ago, and have hooked up with a few new blogs (new to me, that is) as a result. I imagine it’s the same for others.

Finding dofollow blogs

That’s all very well, but as a commenter, how do you identify these blogs amongst the vast ocean of nofollow ones? I’ve heard of a few methods, for example doing a Google image search for the you comment, I follow graphic which some sites display. There are also several sites that publish lists of blogs using these plugins – see Yan, Peter and Simon‘s for example. These are pretty hot posts with lots of interaction – precisely because they’re providing some very useful information – they may be all you need to comment effectively, but for me there is one missing ingredient – the ability to search for specific topics and information in the lists.

Targetted search

you comment I followI use Google a lot for doing research, finding other blogs in my niche, etc. But there is no way of telling from the search results whether a particular site gives dofollow links or not (and if you’re intent on commenting, this would be useful information, I think). That’s where my Dofollow Search Tool comes in – it only searches blogs that have one or both of these plugins installed. In other respects it works just like a regular Google search: just put in your search criteria and hit enter. I’ve also built in an option for you to notify me if there’s a blog you’d like included in the scope of the search, or if one that’s in there no longer provides dofollow links.

What do you think?

Please give it a try and let me know what you think. Are there any improvements you’d like to suggest? I’m not promising I’ll be able to accomodate all requests, but I’ll certainly consider them!

If you find this useful, please spread the word so more of us can enjoy the benefits of dofollow commenting!

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28 Responses to “Dofollow Search Tool is online”

  1. Gravatar of Work At Home Ideas 1 Work At Home Ideas

    Hi Rodney,

    Thanks for the mention and linkluv. You’ve developed such a great tool here. I believe many people will find it so useful especially since it helps you look for such blogs in the same niche as you.

    Peter Lee

  2. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 2 Rodney Smith

    Thanks Peter. Although it covers mostly the Blogging and MMO niche at the moment, actually I’m hoping to include blogs in all different niches in the future – blogs in other niches still need links, right?

  3. Gravatar of Norhafidz 3 Norhafidz

    Hey Rodney,

    Thanks for stopping by, I’ve added your blog in my list, check it someday :)

  4. Gravatar of Keyd 4 Keyd

    My DoFollow blog is here:
    Use it =)

  5. Gravatar of Andrew Green 5 Andrew Green

    its a great tool and works perfectly …But i am looking for niche if u can add that i am honor for that …

    Keep it up the good work

  6. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 6 Rodney Smith

    Keyd: I added you – thanks for stopping by.

    Andrew: I don’t have any plans for that just yet – I’m not sure it’s needed as you can search by keyword already. But thanks for the suggestion.

  7. Gravatar of Air Jordans 7 Air Jordans

    You’ve done a great job here! If I can think of something to add I will let you know. Right now you seem to have covered it all. Thanks.

  8. Gravatar of quality salon equipment 8 quality salon equipment

    Really great job!

    This search tool should really ease the job of finding dofollow blogs.

    Thank you, I appreciate your effort!

  9. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 9 Rodney Smith

    You’re welcome!

  10. Gravatar of p@r@noid 10 p@r@noid

    thanx for sharing mate…quite useful for all of us..!!!

  11. Gravatar of Find DoFollow Blogs 11 Find DoFollow Blogs

    DoFollow has its benefits! I’d like to welcome you to the community.

  12. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 12 Rodney Smith


  13. Gravatar of Job Aid 13 Job Aid

    Great post, the tool I use for finding dofollow and nofollow blogs is the G-Lock blog finder. Although I only have the free version, it still does the job.

    commenthunt is also another good dofollow blog service.


  14. Gravatar of Atniz 14 Atniz

    Great work there. It is a google custom search engine (cse) tool. Can I know how many URLs have been submitted in your cse? A lot of sites in commenthunt is nofollow now. I have a list of more than 30 urls in commenthunt that are nofollow. Maintaining good source of dofollow link is a tough job. Thanks for providing this service to us for free.

  15. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 15 Rodney Smith

    Atniz: At last count there were around 300. Yes, it’s a problem keeping up with changes to people’s comment policies.
    Are you the owner of commenthunt?

  16. Gravatar of Albert 16 Albert

    I hope your website well and I hope providing free dofollow sites won’t be too much a burden for you. It will help me a lot, Thanks.

  17. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 17 Rodney Smith

    Albert: staying on top of who is, or is no longer Dofollow is a challenge, yeah. So if you know of any sites that should be added or notice any sites coming up that are no longer Dofollow, please let me know via the notification mechanism.

  18. Gravatar of Online Resume Center 18 Online Resume Center

    Love your post!! Finally someone got it right!!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post? :)

  19. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 19 Rodney Smith

    Resume: please do!

  20. Gravatar of Blogger Tips 20 Blogger Tips

    I just posted some new Free U Comment I Follow Buttons & Badges on my blog for anyone who wants a dofollow badge that’s a little more Web 2.0

  21. Gravatar of Realtrix – Tips & Tricks 21 Realtrix – Tips & Tricks

    Basically, the internet is one giant poll to Google, and each link counts as a vote. There are other factors that intefere, but we’ll keep it as is for simplicity’s sake. The more links you have, the more popular your site is – and that’s exactly what Google wants to find, the most popular/authorative sites on the web.

    The NoFollow attribute tells Google, “Don’t count this link as a vote for this website”. Whilst Google might still crawl the website’s content, it definitely does not add any link-weight. Well done, you’ve now penalized both the legitimate commenters as well as the spammers. Makes sense.

    I’ve made one of my blogs into a dofollow blog and here are my results (in comparison to a number of other, more popular, nofollow blogs that I own):

    1. More comments.
    2. Discussion. Because my links were carrying link-juice, and I was only accepting good quality comments, I ended up with proper, meaningful discussion that was pertinent to the article. I’m sure many of you bloggers only get spam and scraper comments

  22. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 22 Rodney Smith

    Realtrix: thanks for commenting. My experience on this blog has been much the same – since going dofollow I have had many more comments and interaction than before.

  23. Gravatar of Chris 23 Chris

    How much time do you spend verifying your sites once you add them? It’s amazing the churn of sites adding and removing the dofollow plugin. I removed about 10% off my list in the month of February. Of course I also added several hundred more but it important to remember to go for quality over quantity

  24. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 24 Rodney Smith

    Chris: not as much as I should, is the honest answer! As you say, it’s very difficult and time-consuming to keep up with everything that’s happening on all the sites.

  25. Gravatar of Webmaster 25 Webmaster

    Hey, there is a whole list of DoFollow Search Engines here: which can be used to find DoFollow Blogs for Backlink Creation.

  26. Gravatar of Internet Security Blog 26 Internet Security Blog

    Off late I am realizing that dofollow blogs help the host blog in a huge way. They increase your comment rates and thus makes your content fresh and updated. Google loves fresh content.

    Further, these comments increase the amount of content on your page, thus increasing the chances of your page ranking for some of the long tail search keywords.

    It is a win-win situation for both the visitors and the blog owners.


  27. Gravatar of Brent Champagne 27 Brent Champagne

    Looks good. I have added your dofollow search engine to my list of blog directories with dofollow comments. Count me in as a new member of the dofollow blog movement.

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