Submissions for the Dofollow directory have been increasing as time goes on, which is a great thing. But it also means that I have a little less time getting back to bad submissions. So I wanted to write a list of reasons why your site may have not been included in the directory.
1. Your site is not a blog.
To be in the dofollow blog directory, your site must be a blog where you post regular articles that people can comment on. If I can’t find the link to your blog from the URL you sent me, then potential readers and commenters will not be able to find it either, which defeats the purpose of having the listing in the directory. If your submission is an article directory, social bookmarking site, social networking, or forum, simply state so in the description and you will be added to the appropriate listing.
2. Your site is not dofollow.
The whole purpose of this directory is to list only dofollow sites. If your blog has some special conditions (such as you must make 3 comments before your link is dofollow) please state this in the description. To check to see if your blog is dofollow, you can use the Firefox NoDoFollow extension, or you can right click on a blog post with comments, click on Page Source, and make sure there is not a rel=”nofollow” in the HTML to commenters’ links. If you have a nofollow WordPress or Blogger/Blogspot site, learn how to make your blog dofollow and then submit your site again.
Also, keep in mind that there is a form to report bad links, so you are not likely to get away with just changing the site to dofollow temporarily to get listed – if your site is reported as a nofollow later down the road, it will be removed accordingly.
3. Your blog does not link to commenters’ websites.
Some blog comment systems only link to profiles on the blog site, Google profiles, Blogger profiles, etc. Your blog must allow direct links to the commenter’s website in order to be added to the directory.
4. Your site’s content is questionable.
I’m sorry, but at this time, I am not linking to any site with adult or other questionable content.
5. Your blog (and submission form) is not in English.
I’m ok with creating a section for blogs in other languages, but I have to be able to at least understand what the blog is about in the submission form so I can add it to the right subject (and make sure it is not violating reason #4).
Additional Notes on Approval
Please realize that this is a one-person show, so sometimes I get a little behind in approving submissions to the directory. If you don’t see your listing, feel free to email me and I will let you know if there was a problem with your submission, or if I’m just running a bit slow.