Are links your nemisis rather than a powerful tool?
In last week's post I talk about 4 alternative uses of social media. Point #2 I mentioned in that piece talked about "generating direct backlinks", though I wasn't able to elaborate as much as I would have liked to.
Obviously there are many ways to get links from social media. One such technique is to establish profiles on various social media, and link from your profile on those sites, back to your web site. The key obviously is in knowing which social media sites permit links, and which permit DoFollow links.
To save you some time, here are a list of 22 such sites that we're aware of:
Edit: June 12, 2008:
23. Mixx ... thanks to Matt Mcgee (Small Business SEM)
24. Edopter ... thanks to Andy Murdoch (mmmeeja.com)
I intend to keep updating this list over time so bookmark it now. Also, if you're aware of any such social media site, please leave a comment and let us know. We'll add it to the comprehensive list, and will link back to each person's site doing so.
Enjoy ... and happy link building!
93 thoughts on “22 DoFollow Social Media Sites Offering Profile Links”
Thanks for the list. I have set up porfiles at some of these site but not all. I have alos been looking for sites that let you create a blog. I use the bolg to create a article or post and link back to my site. Another way to get a link. I’m sure some site in this list will let you create a blog
any idea where an updated list like this exist?
Jeff, really interesting article. There are lots of Social Media sites offering Profile Links but you have mentioned some of the best websites. Really Useful.
Hi Jeff, appreciate the help. Do you plan to update the list? As some have mentioned, most of these are “nofollow”…
This isn’t a bad list but I think it’s prudent to note that one shouldn’t create tonnes of profiles with links any more, after penguin it’s likely a tactic that was hit with google trying to lessen the effect of grey hat tactics.
Unfortunately most of the are nofollow linking now. But I like Current and ClipClip
Thanks for the great list Jeff, Looking for more to come in the list.
It’s too late, I think 🙂
Does anybody know where I can find an updated list of some dofollow websites?
It’s really tough to make dofollow backlink in High PR profile. This list is awesome. Thanks to writer for sharing a good list for SEO experts.
You are right. Social bookmarking websites play a great role. Google loves it too. But a lot of social bookmarking including a lot from this list too, have gone to no-follow which is painful for a webmaster’s point of view. Still, they play vital role on SERP.
Great list of useful sites Jeff! I’m using some of them but others I had not even heard about.
Here is my contribution: Another good one site for dofollow link is Instructables.
Thanks and Cheers!
Thanks Jeff! Some great information, and a great list. I have recently decided to begin taking control of my own seo for my company’s website. I quickly learned that many links are nofollow, and don’t count for as much. GRRR
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