Get Your Back Links Followed On AboutUs.org

AboutUs.orgI always take notice of the individuals who participate on this blog by leaving comments to my posts (that is why you should leave comments on all the blogs you read). And one thing I noticed was many of your business websites don’t have your links followed on AboutUs.org. That is having them remove rel=”nofollow” on the links from aboutus.org to your website. Otherwise known as a Dofollow backlink.

So I thought I’d let you know of a great way to get free, anchor-text friendly links from a great resource.

If you don’t already have your website listed on AboutUs then DO IT NOW. But also don’t just add your website, do it thoroughly. Once you have your listing complete and looking good, then you can ask them to remove rel=”nofollow”. Check out this discussion on how to get your links profollowed on AboutUs.

What I usually do is create a complete business listing there, then go to their chat room and ask someone to profollow my listing. They usually reply fairly quickly, but if not you can send them an email too.

Be sure to do a good job with your business listing before making the request. This is a great free resource for small businesses to build quality links and get some additional web presence. Not only that, the better you do with your listing the higher up you will show in their category lists. For example, my business website and my SEO blog come up #2 and #3 respectively for SEO. http://www.aboutus.org/list/seo. I’ll go into optimizing your aboutus.org listing in another post.

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  • October 19th, 2009 at 1:00 pm Kristina Weis said:

    Taking your advice… thanks for the great post, Wesley!

  • October 19th, 2009 at 1:28 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Thank you guys for the great resource Kristina. I wish more websites followed your link approval process. It would make for a better Internet.

  • October 19th, 2009 at 3:06 pm Gil Pauley said:

    Wesley,

    As always, you have good information. I was not aware of this site. I went in and made changes and additions to data that they had. However, I was unable to add where there was not already something, IE “Additional Information” and “Brookside Dental is ____” Also, I couldn’t figure out how to get to the “Gallery”. I will try again after my brain has rested.

    I was amazed at how many people visit the Aboutus site.

    Thanks again for some very useful info.

    Gil

  • October 19th, 2009 at 3:29 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Hi Gil,
    Don’t worry you’re not alone. It was confusing for me too at first. Here is their faq: http://www.aboutus.org/Help_FAQ. Regarding “Brookside Dental is___”, there should be a link titled “click here to sum up this website”, to the right. Just click the link and enter your text.

  • March 23rd, 2010 at 6:32 pm singapore-seo said:

    Most small business folks know the importance of links to their site but just probably dont have the time to do it. Or find it too “expensively” to outsource.

  • March 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    yeah. Plus with the big crack-down on dofollow links, most small businesses have little success doing it on their own.

  • May 7th, 2010 at 4:28 pm Kristina Weis said:

    I wanted to let you know that our ProFollow policy is going on hiatus. All pages on AboutUs.org will be NoFollow, but we hope that we will be able to reinstate ProFollow down the road.

    Further details in our blog post. Let us know if you have any questions.

  • May 7th, 2010 at 4:41 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Thanks for the Update, Kristina! I’ll update this post if/when they come back!

  • July 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Looks like profollow links are back for quailty websites!

  • September 26th, 2010 at 6:57 am Eyelash Extensions Chicago said:

    Thanks for posting this info. I was still trying to figure out how to get Wiki to work in the profile section. I appreciate this info.

  • September 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Yeah, the wiki section definitely takes some time to figure out…

  • April 14th, 2011 at 11:29 pm Kimberly said:

    Thanks for the info; can’t believe I’ve been online for 5 years and missed this; spending way too much time w/Google…so they are do-follow now (2011)?

  • April 15th, 2011 at 6:19 am how to make girlfriend said:

    is there many sites similar to aboutus.org through which we can get free back link !

  • April 19th, 2011 at 7:20 am Susan said:

    Hi Wesley,
    I’m not an SEO person. That is for sure! I create products and try to have as much fun as I can.

    I’ve enjoyed your website and out of every site I’ve visited in the past few months, yours is by far the most I have learned new information.

    No joke! I now have so many new questions I don’t know where to begin. Thanks for bringing so much value to us.

  • March 10th, 2012 at 11:58 am Brad Russell said:

    Old article but still very much valid. I’ve just got followed links for 2 of my sites in under 30 mins. The staff were super friendly as well when I requested followed links via email. A great resource!

  • March 10th, 2012 at 12:02 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    That’s great to hear, Brad! I haven’t checked in with them in awhile.

    I should though, because have a couple of new sites that I need to add on there.

  • March 10th, 2012 at 5:38 pm Brad Russell said:

    Wesley, I’m currently in the process of adding all 13 sites I manage to their database (and updating any that already exist). The information they present on Wiki formatting is extremely useful too, I’m going to have a good time creating great looking pages for each :)

    Again, thanks for the info, you have a new fan.

  • March 10th, 2012 at 5:49 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Thanks, Brad – I appreciate that!

  • April 13th, 2012 at 6:10 am How2Blog said:

    Thanks @Brad for your trick. I will try it tonight :)

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