DoFollow Blogs

DoFollow Real Estate Blogs

Background:
A couple of years ago Google devaluated (and in some instances penalized for) reciprocal link exchanges by Real Estate sites and God Bless them for doing so. If we are all going to be honest the whole idea of exchanging a link with a REALTOR in another city or state was nothing less than a blatant attempt to manipulate the SERPs. And it worked for years.

I personally spent endless hours soliciting reciprocal link exchanges and then constantly auditing them to make sure the site owner was living up to their part of the exchange. This time could have and should have been used to update existing content and writing new content for my website. In other words adhering to the Google Webmaster Guidelines…. Da! So when the word came down from on high that the link scam was over and everyone had to take down their spammy 50 page “State Directories” while others were wringing their hands I was celebrating and quickly went back to writing fresh content.

I still have serious heart burn with real estate sites that have reciprocal link exchanges on their Home Pages. I’ve read all the excuses in the forums and on blog posts that these are “Referral Partners” and they share clients. I guess we are also supposed to believe in the Easter Bunny too. While Matt Cutts and Google are aware of the practice and it is a clear violation of their Webmaster Guidelines they have yet to act on this link scam. My guess is that eventually they will and I urge all beginning real estate webmasters to avoid this practice.

Quality Back Links

There are other ways to get quality back links and adhere to the Webmaster Guidelines. Good, relevant, fresh content is the best way. We you write articles that are authoritative and have useful information website owners will link to the article without even being asked. This gives you a premium one-way link.

Another favorite is Blog Comments on blogs that use the DoFollow tag. Like anything else, spammers hit the blogs hard using comments to perpetuate their spam and most blog software is NoFollow by default. You now must use a DoFollow plugin or hard code your blog to follow external links. Personally I feel the DoFollow movement is the right approach to encourage visitors to contribute to your blog by posting comments that are relevant to the post and contribute to the conversation. I personally use the DoFollow plugin on all of my blogs. I do however moderate my comments and will use the “Delete” button in a heart beat on any and all spammers.

By using the DoFollow tag I have increased visitor participation on my blogs and have made some new acquaintances. Without comments from my visitors my blogs seem to be a one sided conversation and while I may not agree with all of my comment poster’s opinions I do like the fresh perspectives they add. So for me Comments are a win-win scenario.

DoFollow Blog Lists

There are a lot of DoFollow Blog lists out there. If using any of them I strongly suggest you verify that the blogs you posts to truly do use the DoFollow plugin. What I would like to do here is create a list of DoFollow Blogs that are specifically related to “Real Estate”. If you have a DoFollow Real Estate Blog please post it in our comments and it will be added to the list. This will give REALTORS the opportunity to communicate with likeminded individuals in an industry that we are all involved with.

It creates fresh content for your website and gives your readers different points of view.

This list will be monitored and audited on a regular basis. If the DoFollow plugin is removed or if the blog is found to perpetuate spam you link will be removed. All Blogs must comply with the Google Webmaster Guidelines at all times.

Caution: For website owners that are considering using the DoFollow Plugin I strongly urge you to moderate ALL of your comments. I also suggest you only accept quality comments that contribute to the conversation.

The List:

79

About the Author:

K.M “Mack” McMillan comes from a family of REALTORS® and was a Broker himself for 14+ years. Mack built one of the 1st real estate websites in 1994 which helped his family run Agency become the most successful Brokerage in south central Missouri.As the original founder of the UltimateIDX in 2000, Mack continues to serve the real estate community and maintains an advisory role in UltimateIDX.

Comments

  1. SEOWolf  June 11, 2009

    Hi Linda,

    You are added to the list!

    Thanks for the link.

    ~SEOWolf

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  2. Las Vegas Real Estate  June 11, 2009

    Hi,

    I think this is a great idea and will help expand my Network!

    Please add Las Vegas Real Estate to your list.

    Thanks,

    Linda Krause

    reply
  3. San Diego Luxury Homes  June 11, 2009

    Blogs are a great way to distribute current real estate news to the public. Cooperation among bloggers will help achieve that objective. By doing this we will also help property sellers know that when they list homes for sale with qualified Realtors they will see great results. Owners of San Diego luxury homes are particularly sophisticated in this regard, and they should know that they get what they pay for.

    reply
  4. SEOWolf  June 12, 2009

    Ok Geoff – your San Diego site has been added to the list too.

    ~SEOWolf

    reply
  5. SEOWolf  June 12, 2009

    Hi Phil,

    Your site is added to the list now too.

    ~SEOWolf

    reply
  6. Atlanta Real Estate  June 12, 2009

    Hi Mack,

    Please add my Atlanta Real Estate site. I do accept Blog Comments and use the DoFollow plugin.

    Phil

    reply
  7. Mobile Shop  July 6, 2009

    Where can i get list of blogs which offers do follow (Mobile phone related)?

    reply
  8. Alfred  July 7, 2009

    Well, it’s not the largest list, but every little bit helps. I wish I had a blog for you, but I don’t.

    reply
  9. SEOWolf  July 8, 2009

    Mobile Shop,

    I saw a thread started on Digital Point about Mobile DoFollow Blogs.

    reply
  10. SEOWolf  July 8, 2009

    Alfred,

    No sir, right now it is an itty-bitty list, but we hope to see it grow. In checking some of the other lists out there I have noticed that they are not very well maintained. We hope we can do better.

    reply
  11. smith  July 10, 2009

    But i have seen there are many blogs that are using no follow tags on their pages. here is a survey by Adam on dofollow blogs. http://www.pagerush.com/seo-tools/best-dofollow-blog-list/

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  12. web solutions  July 16, 2009

    Great! I didn’t realize the comments could have been made dofollow and no follow.

    Well, I’ve also made all my comments as dofollow as per the guideline provided here.

    Thanks!

    reply
  13. FHA Mortgage loans  July 19, 2009

    Thanks for sharing wonderful idea. This can really help to make good backlinks for the site. It is a wonderful resource

    reply
  14. Memory Foam Topper  July 20, 2009

    Great article post!!Its a great idea and will help to expand my network.i use the above dofollow blog list,it will be helpful for me.Thanks for sharing 🙂

    reply
  15. Build Bankroll  July 23, 2009

    I am thinking of changing my blog, what is the downside of doing this though? Does your site get de-valued if you have a lot of DoFollow links?

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  16. Paul  July 28, 2009

    Can I submit a dofollow site as well?

    reply
  17. John  July 31, 2009

    The Blogs are a great way to distribute current real estate news to the public. So if you looking to exchange your council house, then you have found the best place, the best place if u wana know check profile….

    reply
  18. Newport Beach Homes  August 17, 2009

    It is good and very informative post.It can really help to generate more traffic.and thank for sharing.

    reply
  19. Real Estate Delhi  August 24, 2009

    Awesome….!

    Its indeed great to have a do follow blogs. Its rare to find quality blog which can offer do follow links. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

    Thanks
    Firoj Khan

    reply
  20. Loan Modification  August 25, 2009

    Thanks for sharing information about do-follow real estate blog. I think that is useful for search engine traffic.

    reply
  21. Resale Centre  September 4, 2009

    Check out for us European Estate Agents, they have the dofollow plugin and we upload content to the site when we can 🙂

    reply
  22. Tips @ internet  October 17, 2009

    Hi, thanks a lot for the list!
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  23. [email protected] Vegas Real Estate  October 18, 2009

    Do Follow blogs seem to be a dying breed alright Firoj. Too many spammers ruin it for everyone. Nice little list of real estate blogs Mack. How are things going?
    .-= [email protected] Vegas Real Estate´s last blog ..Time Running Out for the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit =-.

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  24. Logan @ Brazil Real Estate  October 22, 2009

    By listing the properties which are for sale on real estate blogs will help everyone. The real estate agent will get buyers easily and also the buyers will get property easily.It will save a lot of money in transportation.

    reply
  25. loans  November 5, 2009

    Awesome man! I posted some comments before anyway, because a lot of your stuff is really awesome.If interested in link exchange please contact me.

    reply
  26. Dofollow  November 10, 2009

    Great List, Thanks a lot.
    .-= Dofollow´s last blog ..Free Dofollow Link From Our Directory =-.

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  27. azhar  February 28, 2010

    hi
    it awesome post , we also give real estate services
    By listing the properties which are for sale on real estate blogs will help everyone.

    reply
  28. Foreclosure Resource for Denver  April 13, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your list and your great thoughts,nice posts.thanks.have a nice day.

    reply
  29. sms love messages  September 30, 2010

    you have done rally good job
    perfect list for promoting the website

    reply
  30. singapore properties  October 20, 2010

    Thank you for such a list!
    .-= singapore properties´s last blog ..HDB enhances resale checklist to help sellers and buyers make informed decisions =-.

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  31. [email protected] Builder Types  November 2, 2010

    Good list. Making your blog a “do follow” blog can have tremendous advantages and actually increase your traffic and business if you’re strategic. The challenge is how to funnel local bloggers/visitors to your site so they become familiar with your name and offerings. If you can accomplish this you’ll develop a list of constant visitors to your site who will become familiar with you.

    And if you couple this with Twitter and Facebook you could have something special.
    .-= [email protected] Builder Types´s last blog ..Six Tips for Choosing a Builder to Build Your New Home =-.

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  32. Dave  February 17, 2011

    You can add http://adorerealty.blogspot.com to your blog list if you like.

    reply
  33. Dofollow wordpress  February 27, 2011

    We noticed that your site is dofollow. We just launched the first wordpress dofollow search engine and we have added your blog. This will increase the visitors. You have our url on our name on this commnent. We will be very thankful if you will help us too a hand in promoting it by adding our url somewhere on your blog.

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  34. @Sell My Buisness  March 11, 2011

    Thanks for giving such an information about Do follow blogs.Making a blog as Do follow help to increase the traffic.

    reply
  35. e-discovery  November 30, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this great list. I really appreciate this.

    reply
  36. [email protected]  December 3, 2011

    now understood what do the dofollow means….
    thanks,,,now i will also convert my blog to do follow…

    reply
  37. My Heart Poems  December 29, 2011

    Your blog is very informative and mature but why you instantly put fingers on reciprocal links that they are creating spam in the world of SEO. In fact, it place very important in the making of professional website with unique links which we cannot generate through link building. However, thank you so much for providing us such an informative content that might be helpful to us for our website future.

    reply
  38. John Smart  February 2, 2012

    Worthy information about do follow blogs.
    Thanks admin for such a nice post.

    reply
  39. Mallorca Property  February 5, 2012

    Our Real Estate Blog offers do follow for Spanish property sites, visit http://www.balearic-properties.com to list your real estate agency.

    reply
  40. Distefano  April 2, 2012

    Thanks for sharing the informative news on do follow real estate blogs. Blogs are a great way to share informative news.

    reply
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    Nice collection of real estate blogs. I was searching such compiled list since a long time and at last I found it here. This list would be very helpful for me. I’m also writing a blog regarding real estate. I’ll capture your good points.

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  44. Colts Neck Real Estate  May 9, 2012

    I agree that Do Follow is the way to go. If you are willing to post relevant comments to my content, you may backlink to my site at http://www.djtenhoeve.com

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  51. Ben Koshkin Nurseryman  November 5, 2012

    Good work, following the blogs increase the number of visits in your website. Thank you.

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    Hi
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  54. Wayne S Sullivan  January 16, 2013

    very good info.  I have a new homes website and I wrote down all the links. I’ll been checking out your site.  I appreciate your work. Thanks.

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  55. Dave from Snap Up Real Estate  October 24, 2014

    Mack,
    I sincerely appreciate you taking the effort to put this list together. I am a little surprised this list has not grown longer over all these years. Admittedly, we’ve neglected our real estate blog while we’ve been redeveloping our software.

    New project added to the list: review all the sites listed here & figure out a way to pay it forward. 🙂

    Sincerely,
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  56. Richard Simon  September 15, 2015

    Hi Seowolf

    Blogs gives a platform where users can know about the information what they want about their desired search.

    Please guide me where would i get the mortgage do follow blogs.

    Thanks

    Richard

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  57. Luxury Villas for rent in Mykonos  September 15, 2015

    Hello Mack.
    In our days, the link building from blog comments is a very difficult issue, because most blogs have modified their links to nofollow.
    That’s why, all of us who are involved in website promotions, are focused on the content of the websites.

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  58. The Hendrickson Brothers  September 21, 2015

    Are there only four out there right now? Seems like I visited this link before and there were quite a few more. Sad to see it’s decreased so much!

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  59. Mangrove Realty  February 29, 2016

    Great info..
    This is a great way to make people aware about your business..

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  60. Ashley Hayes  March 10, 2016

    Thanks for the few suggestions. I also found that the forum on skyscraperpage.com offers do follow links in your signature and you can set the anchor text!

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  61. haqhomes  March 23, 2016

    You are right quality back links from quality sites does matter…..!

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  62. Paul  May 1, 2016

    I believe with Google, you just need to make sure what you are doing makes sense.
    For example, these would be BAD practices!
    – posting the same content to multiple websites / pages
    – keyword stuffing with links and backlinks to your own site

    I think if you write to offer value and an opinion, then sign off with an appropriate signature that says who you are and where you can be found – then I would go for it!

    Hope that helps!

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    Integrated IDX and CRM website solutions

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  63. Michael pidgon  June 3, 2016

    What a great idea establishing a list of dofollow blogs, I’m currently establishing a network of Caledon real estate agents I work with for blog exchanges with dofollow links. Any more ideas for link buidling.

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  64. Fotógrafo de Arquitetura  July 19, 2016

    Great tip! I didn’t realize the comments could have been made dofollow and no follow. Learning Always =)

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  65. Tom Clarkin  July 29, 2016

    This is a great idea for a list. We’ve considered making our blog do follow but I am concerned about attracting spammers. For those of you that do have dofollow blogs how much time do you spend moderating comments>

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  66. Pat  October 23, 2016

    Great info. Thx.

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  67. DEEDEE  November 5, 2016

    Hi Mack,

    I agree with you, Mack, Matt Cutts and Google should have put a halt to the nonsense of linking a long time ago. However, I guess it’s better late than never. I plan to make my website a “do follow” blog too I think it’s beneficial to everyone using the internet to add value to their websites. Could you tell me the pros and cons of adding a “do follow?”

    Thanks

    reply
  68. Brent Germany  December 2, 2016

    A few things I love about this article. #1 is it looks like it was written in 2009-ish (on my birthday no less), and I am commenting on it 7 years later. I’m trying to build my links back to my website, http://www.brentgermanyteam.com/, the right way. Our new push toward organic ranking is centered around writing unique content, and I am also trying to get backlinks. The DoFollow blog is great.

    My website has a checkbox that allows/disallows comments and actually another checkbox that says “NoFollow Comments”. I will find out if we don’t have this checked then that post will create DoFollow links.

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  69. dallas  May 29, 2017

    Very helpful information thanks for share..

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  70. atlanta  June 6, 2017

    Really good information shared with us..

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  71. Orlando  June 20, 2017

    Really nice post. Thanks for sharing with us..

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  72. Brendan Lee  June 29, 2017

    Thanks, Provide the good link information.

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  73. John Watts  July 26, 2017

    Thank you for sharing such useful post

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