It’s a sad tale, but sometimes I get in a hurry and forget some good blogging practices like read the fine print. That’s what happened to me yesterday and thankfully my Twitter friend @FindAGrave called my attention to the fact that when I gave permission to WeFollow to access my Twitter account I also clicked both checkboxes, one of which gave WeFollow permission to change my Twitter profile site address to a WeFollow website link instead.
Now that I think about it, I’ve seen this on other people’s Twitter accounts too. When I click on their weblink it takes me to WeFollow instead. OK, I don’t want to be redundant here, so here’s what you need to check:
- Click on your Twitter Account > Click on Profile > Look down the list below your photo, etc. and check to see if your Web is your blog address or Website. (Twitter will NOT let you change your web address in your profile until you do one more thing. )
- If it isn’t, then scroll back up and click on Connections. In that list is all the websites who have permission to connect to your Twitter profile (I think it’s listed by when you gave the permission.) If one of them is WeFollow you need to click on REVOKE ACCESS.
What I had to do was just that, and then go back into WeFollow and sign up again with my Twitter account name (this isn’t mandatory, just something I wanted to do) but this time, I made sure not to check the box allowing them to change my website/blog address. As I have read, this used to be an automatically checked box by WeFollow, but now it’s not. They must have gotten some angry flame mail.
Don’t give away your site’s link juice. Why promote someone else’s site and pump up their page rank instead of your own?