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Wordpress nofollow do-follow stats

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tankr, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. tankr

    tankr Junior Member

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    I've been reading here about the nofollow situation with WP. I've seen stats of 2-5% only are do-follow.

    So, I scraped 3k URL's tonight from Wordpress for comments. Got down to 750 after getting rid of the low PR's, dupes...etc. Ran the Scrapebox do-follow addon on the remaining URL's.

    I got 2% do-follow, 15% nofollow and the remainder 'Unknown' with the assumption that they are nofollow. I'm just not buying that assumption. I've found personally that most of the WP blogs I've set up for others have not been updated since I set them up or were even abandoned and left running within a couple months. I think the assumption should be that they are do-follow.

    Anyone have an idea?
     
  2. icychen

    icychen Newbie

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    All Wordpress blogs are no-follow by default. It's a "feature" built-in by WP. You need to do some code hacking to make 'em do-follow.
     
  3. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    Wordpress blogs are No-Follow by default.

    They are only changed to Do-Follow if the administrator happens to change the code or install a plugin such as the ever-popular CommentLuv.

    Regardless, the Scrapebox Do-Follow tool is in BETA, and shouldn't be relied on too heavily.
     
  4. tankr

    tankr Junior Member

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    I guess my point is that WP blogs are not updated automatically. If they are not updated by the owner, how is the no follow feature implemented?
     
  5. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    What does it matter? At least 95% of wordpress blogs are nofollow. I don't bother scrabbling for that 5% and I don't think you should bother either.

    So many more elegant ways to get links. However, they do involve you spending up to an hour at your computer a day :eek: - maybe even a little bit more!

    If that's not for you then keep on mashing away at moderated nofollow sites.
     
  6. tankr

    tankr Junior Member

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    Micallef, if you read the thread, my point is that I think the 5% nofollow may be wrong. It's software... you have to update it to get the latest features and I don't think most people are doing that...
     
  7. Sweetfunny

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    If you are getting 95% nofollow then you really need to go back to the drawing board and swing the odds in your favor. I'm hitting 55% do-follow with my footprints making it trivial building out a 1k do-follow list in about 10 clicks and the time it takes to make coffee.

    tankrm the blogs marked Unknown Assumption are mostly closed comments, no comments or requires registration. ScrapeBox doesn't check for the attribute on the page level, it detects the comment block then checks for the nofollow attribute at the link level within the comments. So if there's no comments, it cannot determine the link status unless of course it scanned other pages on the blog that does have comments.
     
  8. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the inspiration!

    What I meant to say was that on the internet, the vast majority of Wordpress based comment forms use the nofollow tag as it is applied by default.

    I haven't really got stuck into SB Wordpress commenting yet and can by no means claim to be an expert on any aspect of SB, but I am sure the capabilities are there for skilled users.
     
  9. tankr

    tankr Junior Member

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    Thanks Sweetfunny, that clears it up.
     
  10. jb2008

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    Sweetfunny, are you talking 55% WP DF with SB? I own the software but nowadays only use it for scraping. How the heck do you find 55% DF with scrapebox? I would love to see THAT tutorial on youtube.
     
  11. Sweetfunny

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    I suck at video's but ok "kapow" how about 90% do-follow on Wordpress instead?

    http://www.scrapebox.com/videos/do-follow/

    That's pulling down almost 1 do-follow blog per second with a few clicks. Depending on the footprint and niche/keywords you can hit anywhere from 45-95% do-follow with Wordpress.

    The platform is a gold mine if you know what you are doing, even the nofollow links have value i know people doing $100-$500 days pushing affiliate links and the whole nofollow thing is totally irrelevant.
     
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    Hi sweetfunny , just wondering if it supports even disquss when checking for do.follow/nofollow
     
  13. Sweetfunny

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    Yes it works on Disquss, i just done a spot check on some random Disquss blogs to double check and everything it marked do/nofollow was correct.
     
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    stbhat Newbie

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    Sweetfunny,
    I just watched the video , thanks , it seems your connection is very fast , and when I tried to harvest dog , cat , only got few do follow .
     
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    Thanks Sweetfunny.

    /goes off to find footprints