Is Blog Commenting Still Relevant for Building Backlinks and Referral Traffic?

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Even though I am much aware of the fact that search engines are no longer following comments, some bloggers still do blog commenting as a strategy for building backlinks and referral traffic. Is it worth the effort? Will commenting on blogs earn me backlinks and referral traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It's not at all effective for building backlinks and, in fact, overdoing it could lead to a manual penalty. That said, the right blog can definitely bring some very good referral traffic, so if the audience matches, by all means, continue participating in blog or forum discussions.
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    • Profile picture of the author incomenow
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      It's not at all effective for building backlinks and, in fact, overdoing it could lead to a manual penalty. That said, the right blog can definitely bring some very good referral traffic, so if the audience matches, by all means, continue participating in blog or forum discussions.
      What a fantastic answer, Dave! I deeply appreciate this. I will do as you advised. Thanks again!


      One more question, please? How many forums are ideal to start with? Warrior Forum plus how many more?
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        Originally Posted by incomenow View Post

        How many forums are ideal to start with? Warrior Forum plus how many more?
        As many as you can find that have an audience that would be interested in your products; however, don't ever start off by trying to promote anything. Be someone who is helpful, invaluable to the forum. At some point, most forums allow you to have links in your signature. People who are interested in what you do and the services you offer can click on the links in your signature. Don't ever spam a forum!
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        • Profile picture of the author incomenow
          Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

          As many as you can find that have an audience that would be interested in your products; however, don't ever start off by trying to promote anything. Be someone who is helpful, invaluable to the forum. At some point, most forums allow you to have links in your signature. People who are interested in what you do and the services you offer can click on the links in your signature. Don't ever spam a forum!
          I honestly appreciate your candid advice on being helpful while using forums and never having intentions to spam the forum no matter what. I will, of course, keep these in mind for the sake of my own progress in the forum marketing space. Thanks a million times, Dave!
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      absolutely agree with what you said!
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  • Profile picture of the author PK120
    Many people still use blog commenting as a means towards obtaining links as links are seen as votes. Years ago blog commenting use to pass some decent enough link juice but is considered today as an old hack for link building and Google doesn't value comments that much at all. Still, a link from a half decent related site if you can get it is better than no link at all...even if it is at the dead end of the scale,
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by PK120 View Post

      Many people still use blog commenting as a means towards obtaining links as links are seen as votes.
      Many people do all sorts of incredibly stupid, worthless things. That doesn't mean you should. So many things you read, on this forum especially, are based upon practices that stopped working more than a decade ago but the blind continue to lead the blind because they "read it somewhere".
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    • Profile picture of the author incomenow
      Originally Posted by PK120 View Post

      Many people still use blog commenting as a means towards obtaining links as links are seen as votes. Years ago blog commenting use to pass some decent enough link juice but is considered today as an old hack for link building and Google doesn't value comments that much at all. Still, a link from a half decent related site if you can get it is better than no link at all...even if it is at the dead end of the scale,

      You make sense, friend. Thanks for your help!
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    Originally Posted by incomenow View Post

    Even though I am much aware of the fact that search engines are no longer following comments, some bloggers still do blog commenting as a strategy for building backlinks and referral traffic. Is it worth the effort? Will commenting on blogs earn me backlinks and referral traffic?
    It's possible if we do it the proper way.
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