For a long time I have been promising myself to build a community site for the Dofollow movement I strongly support, but it just wasn’t happening fast enough to support the growing community.
Memes are great for possible one-shot visits and a few links, and maybe if you are lucky you gain a few subscribers from taking part, and maybe those people develop into regular readers and even friends.
Lots of people use other communities such as MyBlogLog or Blogcatalog, but those services don’t currently allow you to find the hottest stories within your niche.
Horizontal and Vertical Niches
Niches don’t have to be just within a vertical space, such as gardening or web design, they can also be in horizontal space, such as “discount x”, “cheap x”, or local directories.
You can also have niches based around a philosophical point of view, or based around a cultural group such as church, school, or college.
The No Nofollow | I Follow | DoFollow Niche
Currently I regard this as a niche based on the philosophical idea that commenters give value to a blog, provide great content and are part of your community. As such it is great to reward them for commenting on your blog in a simple way, showing them respect by not sticking NoFollow on their links, and likewise providing a link back when they link to a post and use trackback / pingback.
Full Featured Community
Bumpzee may be unfamiliar with many bloggers outside the affiliate marketing field, but I have been involved with testing for a number of months and the features already available are impressive.
- Voting on stories
- Widgets to display top stories and visitors
- Buttons for voting for major blog platforms
- A message system that works intuitively with no limits
- Tagging of content automatically
- Discussion topics (a bit like shared blogs)
- Zees – these are a bit like using Twitter, just for short messages
One wonderful effect of creating a community is that because of the multiple vertical and horizontal niches, bridges can be built.
Members of this new community I am gathering together (I am really just providing the platform, we will build it together) can also be members of other communities, even create their own within their vertical niche, or other horizontal ones and thus spread the concept of DoFollow.
Welcome to the new No Nofollow I Follow Dofollow Bumpzee Community
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