The Importance of a Blogroll: No More follow for a follow!
I’ve been wanting to do a post on this for awhile now, so here it is. I can’t tell you how many people I see who run fashion blogs asking to exchange a follow for a follow. BIG MISTAKE! What you should be doing is asking to exchange a link for a link. A blogroll. A list of affiliates either way this is a MUCH better way to gain a following than exchanging follows. Why is it better you ask? Building a blogroll is a bigger asset to your blog getting noticed than exchanging follows because having your blog listed on a blogroll gives your blog BACKLINKS. Backlinks are important because they help your site get FOUND. The more backlinks you have the more opportunity your blog has to be found. Backlinks also help your search engine ranking. The more links out there, the more important your site will be to search engines.
Think about it, If your site is listed on 100 other fashion blogs your site is exposed to those 100 bloggers and ALL of their followers combined! So if someone finds a blog your site is listed on then they’ve also found your blog too! This is a great opportunity to get genuine followers instead of exchanging follows to try and get noticed. You want your readers to be fans of your blog not to just follow you because you followed them. I mean let’s face it, when you exchange follows how often do you really look at half the blogs you exchanged links with? Sure this method works. but it doesn’t mean anyone is reading your content. You’re doing the work, you want people who want to read what you’ve written right?
To sum up this post BLOGROLL =POWER I promise you. Start building up those links and followers will come to you effortlessly. Most importantly say NO to a follow for a follow.
Start with my blog, I would be happy to exchange a link for a link with you! Then head over to my boutique and exchange links with my boutique as well! There’s two blogrolls just to get you started!