Not all blogs that write a post about dofollow, link through to plugins, and stick up a Dofollow logo have actually removed nofollow from their comments.
Over the last few months I have rejected over 100 blogs to the No Nofollow / Dofollow community on Bumpzee, and all but about 20 were because they didn’t have nofollow removed correctly from their comments.
Fortunately about 30 of those subsequently either contacted me to have this explained to them, or fixed the problem and then notified me that things were resolved.
Lots of people for some reason don’t get back in touch with me.
Requirements To Join The No Nofollow Community On Bumpzee
These are the requirement on the submission form
This community is for family friendly sites that support the Do Follow, I Follow, No Nofollow movement.
Blogs can be on any subject, but please do not submit blogs with NSFW content.
Please ensure all blogs contain original content, and have comments visible that clearly demonstrate that nofollow has been removed.
Of the 20 sites rejected for quality reasons a few were splogs, one was effectively a single page sales letter, and a fair number were datafeed sites or didn’t have enough original content.
I have also had a couple where their comment system was totally broken
When people are rejected, they receive the following message
Your blog cannot be included in the community.
Most sites are rejected because they haven’t implemented some form of dofollow correctly, and sites are checked before inclusion.
It is not possible to resubmit after changes have been made to fix a problem.
If you are rejected, fix the “no nofollow” requirement, and then send a personal message to the community administrator for inclusion.
Thank you for your submission.
Some people probably had removed nofollow, but then performed an upgrade to their blogging software and forgot to enable a plugin, or maybe changed theme and forgot to make corrections.
YADL (Yet Another Dofollow List)
There seems to be another Dofollow list making the rounds.
Out of curiosity I visited the blogs linking through, and every single one I checked was on blogspot, and didn’t have nofollow removed correctly.
How To See Nofollow Links At a Glance
If you are using Firefox as your browser, just install the search status plugin which shows nofollow links using CSS highlighted with a pink background.
Policing the Neighbourhood
I do visit blogs in the No Nofollow community, in fact I am sure like many members of the community I spend more time on dofollow blogs than any other.
I am actually trying to find the time to do an audit, to ensure that all members continue to comply although it would be appreciated if people performed a self-audit occasionally, because it is easy to forget to switch a plugin back on, or forget to modify a theme after a change.
This is something in your own interests, after all if you display a badge in your sidebar, and it is no longer true, you are deceiving your audience.