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Tired of DISQUS showing comments as “nofollow” ? You don’t have to get rid of DISQUS just because of this. Here is a simple solution that will convert DisQus comments into “dofollow”.
You simply need to change the comments.php file in your wordpress plug in directory.
WP-CONTENT =>PLUGINS => DISQUS-COMMENT-SYSTEMS=>COMMENTS.PHP
Copy this comments.php file and save it somewhere on your computer. (Just in case, you want it for future).
Now, copy the code below and paste in notepad. Save this file as comments.php and upload it to diqus-comment-systems folder.
Comments.php file code ( I got it from khattam.info) (Simply copy the code below and paste in notepad)
Try it on your blog and let me know how it goes.
Step# 1: Clearly Indentify What Page You Would Like To Grow.
This is very important because you want to link to similar content. Linking randomly to some random content will confuse customer and presents almost no value to user. Pick a page or two and focus on those pages as a separate campaign. This will also help you track results.
Step #2: Find 10 Blogs with Similar Content
If your page is about “Saving Taxes” than you should find blogs which are related to accounting, finance or taxes. This is where you can get picky. You need just pick 10 blogs. So, become as picky as you want. You can select based upon quality of content, author writing style, Google ranking or any other factor you pick.
I like to pick blogs where authors are actively involved with the community. In other words, I check to make sure author of blog has actively responded to comments on his blog. I check to see if the content of this prospective blog can provide extra value to my customers and vice versa. I also check the page rank of the blog. And last but not the least, I make sure blog do not use “no follow” attribute for blog comments. “No follow” kills the very purpose of me
being at that blog in the first place.
These things are easier said than done. You will probably start with list of 100 and if you are lucky you will end up with 10 good blogs.
Step # 3: Build Relationship for Next 30 Days
Chances are this cream of the crop blog gets hundreds of comments on daily basis. You need to consistently follow these 10 blogs on regular basis. You don’t have to follow them on daily basis but two to three times a week would be really good. Your goal is to “build relationship” with the author. Ask yourself: How can I get blog author attention? Or can you argue the point author is making or add value to the content?
You want author to notice you. This won’t happen overnight but your commitment to 30 day plan will help you get there. Simply remember, for next 30 days you are there to help the blog author start a conversation.
While you are commenting and adding value to the blog, you are also adding link to your website but these are links are not that important. So, do not lose the big picture. You are there to help the “blog author”.
Step # 4: Personally Introduce Your Self to The Blog Author
By now, you would have made an impression and earned enough brownie points to contact the blog author. If you do not have bloggers contact info than simply ask for it in comments. In last thirty days, you should have learned the blogger topics, writing style, and point of view. Use this knowledge to your advantage and ask to see if he can be a guest blogger on your site. Don’t forget to return the favor by offering the same.
Step # 5: Find More and More Ways To Strengthen This Relationship
Don’t stop at commenting at their blog post. Share content on facebook and twitter. Send emails,
make phone calls, or connect with new Google plus.
These 10 new friends will return the favor and spread the word about your website. Collective focused efforts always produce sustentative results.
Your focus on these ten bloggers will give you 100 times more visitors for free.
Want to start with me?
Here are few things you can do:
- Post comment on this blog post
- Tweet it to your friends
- Like us on facebook
- Subscribe to our newsletters.
Are you ready for 30 day challenge? I am, I will be picking up my 10 blogs in day
or two and follow these directions for next 30 days. I will post my results next month. Stay Tuned.