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Adding compelling, retweetable content to what you share on Twitter benefits all who follow you and every blog you share.

In  my post on How to Use Twitterfeed, I suggested bloggers in my niche could find the blogs I trust so much that I auto-tweet their new posts as they are published by noting which came from Twitterfeed.

Since I wrote that post last October, Twitter has removed the links that showed where tweeted content comes from and bloggers have been asking me what blogs I read and tweet. Rather than reply individually I have compiled the list below.

If your followers are interested in marketing and social media you may want to read and share some of these high quality blogs. If you want to auto-tweet any of them, use my tips on using Twitterfeed to add them to your favorite Twitter apps with that capability.

TIP: Add New from @Username or Via @Username
or something similar to your automated tweets so others can
see the source and they will know you’re tweeting their posts.

They can then Retweet your tweets for
greater visibility and more traffic.

NOTE: A few of these blogs are not specifically marketing blogs, but the blogger supports social media and marketing bloggers. Others of these publish infrequently but of very high quality when they do.

The first four blogs are included because they are exceptional even though they do meet my other criterion.  It is highly unusual that a blog be included and over time I may delete these because I strongly feel all people are born EQUAL and dislike elitist attitudes.

CRITERIA for BEING INCLUDED IN MY LISTS:

(INCLUDING THIS ONE)

Here are my criterion for deciding to support your blog.

If your blog meets points two through four below,
leave a comment to be considered for inclusion.

  1. Exceptional content, but you don’t have to be absolutely polished yet to be included. If a blogger embraces 2-5 below I will include them and make suggestions to improve their content so that it gets better and better.
  2. A life view that sees other people as peers and not subordinates. (i.e., does the blogger treat others with respect, encourage and respond to comments, follow people that follow them even when those followers don’t have major influence yet themselves, etc.).
  3. Uses CommentLuv.
  4. Chooses to be a DoFollow blog – for those who don’t know, see this link for what DoFollow is.
  5. Offers KeywordLuv if they use the free version of CommentLuv or turns on Keywords if they use CommentLuv Premium.

I have collected over twenty-eight Reviews of CommentLuv Premium by many influential bloggers – most of whom meet the above criterion I use for which bloggers I go out of my way to support.

I now have roughly SEVENTY blogs in my TwitterFeed. I mention this because I’m sure some bloggers are concerned that feeding too many blogs could be an issue or cause unfollows.

I have had zero complaints so far and the quality content I feed often ends up featured in the various Twitter papers and gets RTed – sometimes even going viral for the blogger as @AdamToporek’s Google + and the Illusion of Privacy post did. (See the Going Viral section of my GrowMap 3rd birthday post for details.)

I encourage other bloggers to support their favorite blogs by feeding their content. We are all far too busy to manually do this and at least until it seems overwhelming (which it hasn’t so far) automating this just makes sense to me.

I do wish Twitterfeed would improve their system though because it appears to be sending all the tweets almost immediately instead of pulling the feeds as we configure it to do. It might be a good idea to consider using dlvr.it instead as some influential bloggers are.

TIP: Point at the blog link for a short bio
or my personal recommendation.

I will keep adding these until they’re all done as time allows.

NOTE: I am currently in the process of updating the original table by moving blogs that qualify into each featured section below. The placeholders in the table are temporary – there so that I may add new DoFollow CommentLuv blogs I find in my research.

If you know of any I’ve missed please leave details including links in the comments of this post.

DOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS BLOGS

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
GrowMap http://feeds2.feedburner.com/gmprss @GrowMap
Local Business Coach Online http://feeds.feedburner.com/CoachNotes @CoachNotesBlog
@VernessaTaylor
Affiliate X Files http://feeds.feedburner.com/affiliatexfiles @AffiliateXFiles
Kikolani http://feeds2.feedburner.com/kikolani @Kikolani
Basic Blog Tips http://feeds.feedburner.com/BasicBlogTips @BasicBlogTips
@Ileane
Just Ask Kim http://feeds.feedburner.com/askkim @AskKim
Social-Drivers http://feeds.feedburner.com/SocialDrivers @MindyKoch
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Traffic Generation Cafe http://feeds.feedburner.com/TrafficGenerationCafe @AnaTrafficCafe
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

COMMENTLUV DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW KEYWORDS NOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER

 

DOFOLLOW COMMENTLUV BLOGS – NO KEYWORDS

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Stay on Search http://feeds.feedburner.com/stayonsearch @stayonsearch
@m_thompson
GetPaidToWriteOnline http://feeds.feedburner.com/Getpaidtowrite @shurleyhall

 

The original table is below and I am moving blogs up
into the other sections are I can confirm their status.

If you are listed here and will volunteer your status
I will get you moved faster and link to your blog
.

BLOG BLOG FEED TWITTER
Marketing Experiments http://feeds.feedburner.com/MktgExperimentsBlog @MktgExperiments
Brian Eisenberg http://feeds.feedburner.com/BryanEisenberg @TheGrok
Junta42 Content Marketing http://feeds.feedburner.com/Junta42-ContentMarketing/CustomPublishing/Media @JuntaJoe
Social Media Examiner http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/feed/ @smexaminer
Derek Semmler http://feeds.feedburner.com/DerekSemmler @DerekSemmler
Dazzlin Donna http://www.dazzlindonna.com/blog/feed/ @DonnaFontenot
White Hat Writing http://feeds.feedburner.com/WhiteHatWriting @SheWritesALot
Murray Newlands http://www.murraynewlands.com/feed/ @MurrayNewlands
We Build Your Blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeBuildYourBlog @andrewrondeau
Ask Aaron Lee http://feeds.feedburner.com/aaronlee @AskAaronLee
CreativeAce http://creativeace.com/blog/feed/ @creative_ace
NewBizBlogger.com http://feeds.feedburner.com/Newbizblogger-OnlineBusinessTips @NewBizBlogger
Dragonblogger http://www.dragonblogger.com/category/blogging/feed @Dragonblogger
MyBlogGuest http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyBlogGuestUpdates @MyBlogGuest
@SEOSmarty
Morpho Designs @Anklebuster
The Virtual Assistant http://feeds.feedburner.com/thevirtualasstcom/blog @mmangen
EZBlogger http://feeds2.feedburner.com/EasyBloggingTips @EzyBlogger
Authopublisher http://feeds.feedburner.com/authopublisher @Authopublisher
Blogging Bookshelf http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogging-bookshelf @TristanHigbee
SEO Skeptic http://www.seoskeptic.com/feed/ @aaranged
BlazingMinds.co.uk http://blazingminds.co.uk/feed/ @BlazingMinds
Big Feet Marketing http://bigfeetmarketing.com/feed @BigFeetMktg
TechPupil @TechPupil
UserEffect http://feeds.feedburner.com/usereffect @dr_pete
YOUR BLOG HERE DID I MISS YOU? LET ME KNOW YOUR TWITTER
Steve Scott http://www.stevescottsite.com/feed stevescott1
Sweets Foods http://feeds.feedburner.com/SweetsFoodsBlog @sweetsfoods
Successful-Blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/successful-blog/WuQV @LizStrauss
Liz Strauss http://feeds.feedburner.com/lizstrauss/CdUa/ @LizStrauss
Blogging Junkie http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggingjunkie @BloggingJunkie
Increasing Leverage http://feeds.feedburner.com/IncreasingLeverage @ZachsBuzz
http://scottpdailey.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/Scottpdaileycom @scottpdailey
http://socialmedia.biz/ http://www.socialmedia.biz/feed/ @jdlasica
Traffic Coleman http://feeds.feedburner.com/trafficcoleman @TrafficColeman
Blist Marketing feeds.feedburner.com/blistmarketing @byanofsky
Intense Fence http://feeds.feedburner.com/adamtoporek @AdamToporek
Word of Mouth Marketing http://feeds.gaspedal.com/damn @gaspedal
StephanieSuesanSmith @lamdakennels1
Blind Five Year Old http://feeds2.feedburner.com/BlindFiveYearOld @ajkohn
Windmill Networking http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WindmillNetworkingBlog @NealSchaffer
Attraction Marketing Online http://feeds.feedburner.com/AttractionMarketingOnlinecom @MavisNong
Search Engine Marketing Group http://feeds.feedburner.com/sem-group @the_gman
SEO Unique http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeoUniqueBlog @MrRidOut196
Louis Gray http://feeds2.feedburner.com/LouisgraycomLive @LouisGray
Rachel-Levy http://feeds2.feedburner.com/RachelLevysWebsite @BostonMarketer
Sprout Social http://feeds.feedburner.com/SproutInsights @Sprout_Insights
Adotas.com http://www.adotas.com/feed/ @Adotas
Adam Riemer.me http://adamriemer.me/feed @rollerblader
Blogging Without a Blog http://feeds2.feedburner.com/bloggingwithoutablog/DWWZ @bswafford
Kiss Metrics http://feeds.feedburner.com/KISSmetrics @KissMetrics
Michelle Shaeffer http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichelleShaeffer @MichelleShaeffr
Barry Overstreet http://barry-overstreet.com/feed/ @B_Overstreet32
Social Implications http://feeds.feedburner.com/SocialImplications @smimplications
AimClear SEM http://feeds.feedburner.com/AimclearSearchMarketingBlog @Aimclear
CMS with WordPress http://cmswithwordpress.com/feed/ @searchfriendly
MarketingTilt.com http://www.marketingtilt.com/feed/ @MarketingTilt
WordofMouthMarketingBlog http://www.wordofmouthmarketingblog.com/feed/ @BSwafford
Customer Think http://feeds.feedburner.com/customerthink @CustomerThink
InboundMarketing.co.uk http://www.inboundmarketingblog.co.uk/feed/
Mike Fruchter http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichaelFruchter @fruchter

You may notice that many major blogs in our niche are not in my list. I do not auto-tweet content from any blog that publishes more than once a day which is why some blogs with excellent content such as Marketing Pilgrim are not included.

BLOGGERS: If you first thumb up and
then review this post on StumbleUpon
it would be likely to get more stumbles
and introduce more readers to your blogs.

Sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and elsewhere
would also benefit all who are listed.

In a post with so much information, it is easy to accidentally leave someone out or introduce errors so do please let me know if you are one of the blogs I regular read or regular contributors so I can make sure this data is as complete as possible.

If you appear in my PeerIndex List of CommentLuv DoFollow Collaborators or my Klout List of Social Media Influencers you should be in this table. If you are not let me know and I will correct that.

If your blog is in Mark Thompson’s Stay on Search list of Top Marketers for which I created a PeerIndex List of Top Marketers and a Klout List of Top Marketers, contact me if you would like me to consider including you.

If you feel your blog or any site you know of should be included I won’t know unless you tell me, so please do. I may eventually find you but who knows when that might be? Today is always better than later.

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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of GrowMap.com, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.

Comments

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    • Hi Rowan,

      I approved your comment so I could explain to you why almost every comment you leave will be deleted by bloggers.

      When you comment in blogs your comments need to add value to the discussion of that specific post. If a comment will fit in more than just that post it is likely to be deleted as probable spam.

      1. Comments that are “all about you” and invite someone to visit your blog are considered advertisements by most bloggers and instantly deleted. This is true even IF they are relevant to that bloggers niche – and especially when they are not.
      2. Commenters need to use KeywordLuv / CommentLuv Premium Keywords when they are offered and NOT put their link in the body of the comment. A link to your site is already in the name field and we are giving you a more valuable link by letting you have anchor text describing what is on that page instead of http:// whatever.com
      3. Look to see if a blog allows keywords in the name field BEFORE you submit a comment. See how I added your keywords and link in your comment and how much better than is than the link you used that I left in for comparison.

      See also my post Bloggers Who Hate Comment Spam and the other links in this reply for more tips on how to write comments that get approved instead of deleted.

  2. Thanks so much Gail for visiting my blog today and showing me the way to this wonderful list! I would love to be included!

    My blog is a social media experiment where I am attempting to grow a blog and a brand from scratch using only social media. I LOVE the adventure of social media and am by no means an expert. I consider myself more of an intrepid explorer.

    1. I like my content – though I have no idea if it is exceptional. I respect you a great deal and would love your suggestions on making it better and better!
    2. I don’t believe I treat anyone as a subordinate. Definitely not other bloggers or commenters. In fact, not even my employees, husband, kids, or cats. I could be wrong though. I should ask them. If they say that I do treat them as subordinates, I will come make another comment and let you know.
    3. I use CommentLuv+ and love it!!
    4. My blog is dofollow for everyone who comments.
    5. The blog has keywords turned on. This is set to be a benefit to people with 3+ comments. I can change that setting if that is a problem.

    ” CommentLuv+ with dofollow keywords and CommentLuv links”<–YES

    Thanks Gail! I am very interested in what you are doing and learning from you. I love your straight-forward, values and ethics driven approach and your sincere focus on helping others succeed.
    Mindy Koch would love you to read ..7 Killer Resources to Have Other People Promote Your Blog Posts!My Profile

    • Hi Mindy,

      I’ve added you to the best table in this post, to my Twitterfeed so your new posts will automatically be sent to my followers, and you were already on my PeerIndex Influencers list. You were also on some of my Twitter lists and I just added you to the KeywordLuv list, too.

      I’d love to connect with you live via Skype or chat or whatever works for you in the near future. We just got the invitation only forum set up again and I’d like you to join.
      growmap would love you to read ..For Bloggers Who Hate Comment SpamMy Profile

  3. Hi Gail,
    I feel truly humbled by your approach to sharing. It has made me rethink some of my former beliefs. That’s what I’m here for; to grow and learn. I think I tried so hard to emulate other bloggers that I’ve forgotten who I am.
    Frank would love you to read ..Free CommentLuv and Dofollow BacklinksMy Profile

    • Hi Frank,

      Welcome to GrowMap. I’m glad you realize who you choose to be is more important than emulating what other bloggers claim is important. There is never any one answer to any question. My philosophy is to provide comprehensive pros and cons and encourage each person to make their own decisions.

      That said, there is such an overwhelming abundance of get rich quick and newbie bloggers (writing about what they WISH they knew as if they already knew it) that I feel people like me have a responsibility to share the viewpoint of the narrow path.

      I am very pleased to have come across your blog and made your acquaintance. It sounds like you may be “one of us” – people who care about the big picture and the long term.
      growmap would love you to read ..Google Personalized Search Results: Blinkers On? How to Remove Them by Getting UNPersonalized.My Profile

  4. Hi Gail,

    I don’t know if your list is complete since I saw a deadline somewhere amongst the post, but if not I would like some consideration. I’m very new to blogging, but I think I’ve met your criteria (at least #2-5, #1 is your decision to make). Although I’m into affiliate and network marketing, I’ve focused my blog on the leadership aspect of business and life. It’s an area I have some experience and training in, and one I’m pretty passionate about.

    If nothing else, the feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know. I look forward to hearing your comments. Thanks!

    ~Barry
    Barry would love you to read ..Leadership Train Wreck: No Value System In PlaceMy Profile

    • Hi Barry and welcome to GrowMap,

      No, no deadline. Unlike many one-tree folks, I don’t expect everyone to know exactly what I know when I know it. New bloggers are always welcome as are experienced bloggers – my main criterion is that they care as much about others as themselves. :-)

      I have added you to the table in this post and my Twitterfeed, but unfortunately PeerIndex is doing an upgrade so I can’t add you to that list yet. Do remind me if you don’t see yourself there.

      After the CommentLuv Premium launch tomorrow I’ll give bloggers some time to get it configured and then prioritize the above list into groups in this order:

      1) CommentLuv blogs with dofollow keywords and CommentLuv links
      2) CommentLuv blogs with dofollow keywords / nofollow CommentLuv
      3) CommentLuv blogs w/ dofollow CommentLuv / nofollowed keywords
      4) CommentLuv blogs w/ dofollow CommentLuv / no keywords
      5) Nofollow CommentLuv blogs w/ nofollow keywords
      6) Nofollow CommentLuv blogs w/o keywords
      7) Non- CommentLuv blogs

      As you can see that will take some major checking and continual updating as bloggers change their minds. This is how I decide where to spend my time – the more generous the blogger the more I promote what they’re doing.

      The higher on the list a blogger is (and that is totally up to them) the more likely they will be invited to specific projects that come with benefits like our conversion testing program and JustRetweet.
      growmap would love you to read ..What TO Tweet on Twitter: How to Write Better Tweets to Get More Followers, Retweets and TrafficMy Profile

  5. I manage a blogging tips, marketing and make money online blog as well. http://www.bloggingjunction.com/

    May be you can add it. :)

    Not to forget, wonderful list of internet marketing blogs. I am a regular visitor of some blogs mentioned in this list while some of them are new to me. I will check them all! :)
    Saksham would love you to read ..Google Chrome Offline InstallerMy Profile

    • Hi Saksham,

      I don’t believe I’ve seen your blog before and I tried two Twitter accounts for you and neither is live. Is getting banned on Twitter the down side of one of your marketing strategies?

      Would you be interested in doing a guest post about how you’re earning $2000 a month? That would fit in with my latest posts on affiliate marketing and many of my readers would be interested.

      I recently added my criteria for being included on my lists to this post and I hope to write an inspired post today about why I feel CommentLuv and keywords are so important to creating a better world for us all.

      Perhaps you’ll take the dofollow and CommentLuv concepts under advisement. While CommentLuv Premium really IS worth the money, bloggers can use free versions of the various plugins it includes if they prefer.

      Although that post says the deadline is Oct. 4 it got extended to noon EST Thursday Oct 6.
      growmap would love you to read ..Buy CommentLuv Premium Special Never to Be Repeated Price Tues Sep 27 to Oct 4, 2011 ONLYMy Profile

  6. Cool list! I will never fall behind in ideas as long as this blog is live. Good stuff Gail. Are the feeds sorted randomly or did you arrange them according to some metrics? I want to start from the your most recommended, thanks.

    • Hi,

      They are not currently in any particular order other than my closest collaborators and a few top blogs that don’t collaborate are at the very top. In the middle and bottom they are pretty much the luck of the draw – ranked by which appeared in my Twitterfeed next which would be based on when they last published.
      growmap would love you to read ..Small Business Internet Marketing: Where to StartMy Profile

  7. I hope you will consider adding my blog. :) (It is on some of your other lists…but not this one)

    here is the info, in case

    Steve Scott
    http://www.stevescottsite.com/feed
    Stevescott1
    Steve would love you to read ..61 Free eBook Downloads for Mastering Your Internet Lifestyle DesignMy Profile

    • My apologies, Scott,

      Your blog should definitely be on this list and I will add it shortly added it. In case anyone else wonders what my criteria are for going out of my way to promote YOUR blog is here they are:

      1) Exceptional content (like Scott’s and the others on this list). If a blogger embraces 2-5 below I will include them and make suggestions to improve their content so that it gets better and better.

      2) A life view that sees other people as peers and not subordinates. (i.e., does the blogger treat others with respect, encourage and respond to comments, follow people that follow them even when those followers don’t have major influence yet themselves, etc.)

      3) Uses CommentLuv

      4) Chooses to be a DoFollow blog – for those who don’t know, see this link for what DoFollow is

      5) Offers KeywordLuv if they use the free version of CommentLuv or turns on Keywords if they use CommentLuv Premium.

      That last link has over 20 reviews of the new CommentLuv Premium by many influential bloggers – most of whom meet the above criterion I use for which bloggers I go out of my way to support.

      growmap would love you to read ..Buy CommentLuv Premium Special Never to Be Repeated Price Tues Sep 27 to Oct 4, 2011 ONLYMy Profile

      • Added your blog here and on TwitterFeed as the 70th blog I’m feeding. I mention this because I’m sure some bloggers are concerned that feeding too many blogs could be an issue or cause unfollows.

        I have had zero complaints so far and the quality content I feed often ends up featured in the various Twitter papers and gets RTed – sometimes even going viral for the blogger as @AdamToporek’s Google + and the Illusion of Privacy post did. (See the Going Viral section of my GrowMap 3rd birthday post for details.)

        I encourage other bloggers to support their favorite blogs by feeding their content. We are all far too busy to manually do this and at least until it seems overwhelming (which it hasn’t so far) automating this just makes sense to me.

        I do wish Twitterfeed would improve their system though because it appears to be sending all the tweets almost immediately instead of pulling the feeds as we configure it to do.
        growmap would love you to read ..Blogging Collaborations and Best PracticesMy Profile

  8. Awesome list. I’m in the process of focusing more on using Twitter to its full potential and your TwitterFeed tutorial will really help me a lot.

    Also, thanks for introducing GASP and I might try CommentLuv Premium. :)
    Noel Addison would love you to read ..Mobile Website – Do You Need One?My Profile

  9. Thanks for the list, while I’m already following many of them, there are a ton of blogs I’ve never heard of before!
    Greg would love you to read ..Happy Birthday Linux! Today you are 20, lets check out the devices that embrace…My Profile

  10. i see a lot of seo blogs there, but i don’t see some important ones, like seomoz.. so that list is only of marketing blogs? because there are some blogs there that i’m sure they’re not about marketing at all.. and if it includes seo blogs also, you should read seomoz and add them to the list… my 2 cents
    Sammy would love you to read ..Yacht Charter ItalyMy Profile

  11. Hi.. Gail, it’s a very complete list. I would not miss this wasted time, I still need a lot to learn from the best bloggers here.
    velli marwan would love you to read ..Voucher Hotel Murah di RajaKamar.ComMy Profile

  12. Gail, that’s a comprehensive list. I am so glad that I’m following almost all of those blogs. Will check out the others.

    Cheers,
    Jane.
    Jane would love you to read ..Moving A WordPress Site To A New Domain: A Complete Step-By-Step GuideMy Profile

  13. Hey Gail,

    Thank you for including me in the list!

    It is a great honor to be included in a list with some of the best bloggers that I know. Thank you!
    Jeevanjacobjohn would love you to read ..Do you have a special skill? Make Money Using it!My Profile

  14. A lot to learn from you, Gail, :). This will become my favorite blog, I’m sure.
    Rodolfo Grimaldi would love you to read ..The Other Social MediaMy Profile

  15. Don’t know if you missed me or you really DON’T read my blog :) This is a GREAT list and nice to build my feed vault from.
    Ivin would love you to read ..Announcement: Post Schedule Changes.My Profile

    • Hi Ivin,

      I could have sworn you were in my Twitterfeed. I just tried to add you but I can’t find your RSS feed. The RSS button at the top of your blog isn’t linked and the link above the posts just goes to Feedburner and not to your specific feed.

      If you can get me your feed I’ll add your blog and put you on the list.
      growmap would love you to read ..Blog Outreach ServicesMy Profile

  16. Hello Gail. This is a GREAT list to market from. I’ll have to add a lot of these blogs to m y reader. Thanks!
    Patricia would love you to read ..Building A Community From ScratchMy Profile

  17. OMG!! what a list of blogs at once and I am sure that if you go and read all those then they must be good ones. But I ma amazed how can you manage reading so many blogs.. Don’t you get bored ;P

  18. Lovely list Gail. I suppose these are all power users? I would definitely add them on my twitter feed for my network and also to learn more about online marketing and blogging. Very useful resource, thanks!

    • Hi Jane,

      Yes, they are all exceptional bloggers who are social media savvy. Even the ones with only a few thousand followers on Twitter are highly influential with their core group of readers.

      These are the best blogs I read and the people I seek out for advice, collaboration and to connect with others.

      GrowMap is a business friendly blog so I added anchor text for the site you linked. See How to Use KeywordLuv for details.

      growmap would love you to read ..Small Business Internet Marketing: Where to StartMy Profile

  19. awesome list! would love to read them sometime…its gonna take a while but its worth it…I hope they are as good as this one :D

  20. The list is very useful and looks very authentic and great. will use them when i need it. thanks for this great helping post.

  21. Hi Gail, That’s a quality list for sure. I subscribe to most of them. That’s a great way to use auto-tweeting, by promoting other blogs. That’s very admirable and says a lot about the list of blogs you promote. You obviously trust the content of each on to auto-tweet their content.
    Brian D. Hawkins would love you to read ..Video Tips For Bloggers IntroMy Profile

    • Hi Brian,

      Each of these bloggers has very high standards for content so even their unsolicited guest posts are worth reading. I did drop one excellent blog because their content was not what another blogger I read today called “dinner table friendly” and what I call suitable for mixed audiences.

      The problem today is that things I consider inappropriate and would never have been seen anywhere except in a baudy peep show are not plastered on billboards and part of prime time television. I believe we have an obligation to point out what is unacceptable for what was once called “polite company” and inappropriate for business sites.

      If you auto-feed blogs that can happen, but one objectionable tweet can be deleted and that blog too without any serious damage. I consider that an acceptable risk.
      growmap would love you to read ..Why Your Geographic Location IS a NicheMy Profile

  22. Cool site. Will definitely bookmark this. :)
    kerwin would love you to read ..Supplement Your Fun While Earning Income By Joining Focus GroupsMy Profile

  23. Great idea! Would you be able to add mine?

    SEO Unique
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeoUniqueBlog
    @mridout196

    Thanks
    Matt Ridout would love you to read ..Why Doesn’t Google Penalise Paid Links in the UK?My Profile

  24. Thanks for the share and I have book marked this post so that I can use it whenever I want to know about any marketing tips.

    Online Business Virtual Assistant

  25. Really great list, I’m not a blogger but will follow all in the list so that I can benefit myself from their knowledge. I’m already following few blogs but will follow rest of them as well.
    Priya would love you to read ..Goa Holiday PackagesMy Profile

  26. I have default wordpress comment system on my blog and also akismet installed but still getting too much spam. Should i change comment system or spam plug-in. Suggest me.
    Rakesh Kumar would love you to read ..Reliance BlackBerry Tour – BlackBerry 9630 CDMA Business Mobile PhoneMy Profile

    • Hello Rakesh,

      I recommend using the default WordPress comment system, turning on threaded comments, and installing CommentLuv and the Akismet alternative GrowMap anti-spambot plugin (G.A.S.P.). That is what I do here.

      You should find that most of the spam you are getting is bot generated and GASP will block all that junk and just as importantly NOT put your very best comments into spam.

      We were getting over 1000 comments a day when we first installed GASP and it dropped to 40 so 960 were spambots. See that link for more information.
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    • Changing the comment system will never help, I recommend you to give a try with other plugins.
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  27. Thanks so much, Gail – your mention is always appreciated.
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  28. Darn. I want to be on that list Grrowmap. That is impressive and I know alot of those guys and gals personally.

    Please add:

    If you would be so kind.

    This page is becoming quite a resource. I see it’s page rank rising considerably in the future…;)

    Mark
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  29. Gail,

    Thanks for including me on your list. I’ve already read about some of these blogs at Growmap but I’m looking forward to visiting the others. You always have great lists – no matter what you’re listing! :)
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  30. @AKjohn

    I think a combination of CommentLuv plus a spam filter like Akismet or Mollom should solve your problem.

    I just added CommentLuv in order to attract some comments on my recently launched site (NewCustomerWorkshop) but have used Akismet with a good deal of success on other sites.
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    • Hi Joe,

      I must respectfully disagree. Akismet is a major failure because it lets through all kinds of spambot generated objectionable content and throws many of our best commentator’s comments into the spam folder. See my post on Crowdsourcing and/or the many posts I’ve written about Akismet for more reasons why we should not use Akismet.

      When your blog gets popular you’ll end up with the problem I had of 1000+ spam a day. That is why Andy at CommentLuv wrote our GrowMap anti-spambot plugin which I have no doubt you have already seen here and on thousands of other blogs.

      It blocks spambots and apparently they are responsible for the worst of the spam because I went from 1000+ comments a day to moderate to about forty. It was taking almost two hours a day just to find the real comments in among all that spam.

      Worse, most bloggers don’t look so active commentators are effectively censored by Akismet.
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  31. Awesome post! Were you thinking about this idea when you told me about your list in peer index or is this just a conicidence?

    Hopefully, I’ll earn enough social proof to make it to this list someday :)

    I’m also heading over to your Favorite Twitter Apps post to see if there is any tools I don’t know about.
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    • Hi Joe,

      I wrote this because someone a reader told me that they couldn’t follow the instructions in my Twitterfeed post (which I just edited to point to this list). Since I promised Anton @trafficconsult the list I thought I’d just publish it so anyone can access it.

      I’ve been using my peerindex for a long time to remember who to share what opportunities with and added the Klout list when they removed the restriction of only having ten on each list.

      This is the first time I’ve shared my Twitterfeed list publicly.
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  32. Any list with Aaron Bradley, Donna Fontenot, Louis Gray and Mike Fruchter is a list I want to be on.

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    • Hi AJ,

      Love the cat image in your latest post. If you know all four of those people you definitely should be on my list. Thank you for letting me know. I’ll add you.
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      • Thanks Gail, very much appreciated. And as far as I’m concerned, every blog post can be enhanced with a clever LOLcat.
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        • LOL…love your sense of humor. Your response to comments going into moderation earned you a share on Google + where I share only a few things a day.

          Added you to the chart in this post. The reason you weren’t on there is that my primary focus is on DoFollow CommentLuv blogs with a few super high quality other blogs that I choose to read like Louis and Mike.
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          • Thanks Gail. The comment moderation issue is important and tricky.

            I actually have it on my list to check out GASP (h/t Ana Hoffman) but am also thinking of trying out Disqus. Though, every time I mention Disqus I get passionate opinions. I happen to like Disqus, but others seem to think it’s the dark lord’s pet program let loose on the Internet.

            I already get 55 spam comments for each real comment, so while I am very interested in engaging my readers, I don’t want to encourage even more of the spam riffraff.

            Thanks again for adding me to the chart and you’ll see me on Google+.
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          • Hi A.J.,

            Many bloggers dislike Disqus and IntenseDebate so much they won’t leave comments. The rest of us tolerate it and when they let me log in I will comment if I have something I really want to say.

            There are so many blogs now that entirely separate blog communities have formed. Because there is only so much time, as I mentioned I made the decision long ago to focus on blogs that support small business and understand why dofollow and CommentLuv build strong communities. You may notice that almost all of my commentators use CommentLuv.

            Before you decide definitely check out the brand new CommentLuv Premium we are beta testing that integrates seven plugins plus Twitter, Facebook and Google+. This new review of CommentLuv Premium by @MavisNong has many more details.
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    • Hi AJ,

      Added your blog to this post and to Twitterfeed too. Every time I visit your blog I wonder about that name. For others who wonder,

      “The name of the blog comes from my search engine optimization (SEO) philosophy, which is to treat search engines like they are blind five year olds.”
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