Who here does blog commenting?

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I have my assistant ramping up her blog commenting lately as an experiment. Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Just "make comments relevant, interesting, not too short and not an obvious backlink-ploy, if you want bloggers to let them through".
      To that I would add also post a few comments without backlibnks at all first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Out of curiosity...

    Do you have her comment under the pretense that it's you? Or does she comment as herself and use your URLs?

    Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

    I have my assistant ramping up her blog commenting lately as an experiment. Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Anon7
    Just "make comments relevant, interesting, not too short and not an obvious backlink-ploy, if you want bloggers to let them through".
    Right on the money... I get 'obvious backlink ploy's' all the time, typically from people with names like 'free credit now'.

    The latest tactic I've seen with my blog is that people submit the generic comment with the keyword stuffed back link and then auto sign up to my list just to make it look legit.

    I'm on to that game now though, lol.

    -Jack
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
    I once tried commenting vigorously for a competitive
    keyword and got it to rank top 10 pretty quickly. But
    in retrospect, it takes much more time to do
    commenting RIGHT than it takes for article marketing.

    With commenting, you have to read the actual post
    and comment something meaningful - your comment
    even be as long as a 250 word article. But unlike
    article marketing you can't submit that comment to
    other blogs, but you can submit a 250 word article
    to more than one article directory.

    If you must do blog commenting, remember to
    concentrate on those blogs that are Dofollow and
    have commentluv or keywordluv plugins - these
    are better than those that don't have any of
    these!
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    I have found that it is best to post a nice worthwhile post. I have also found I have a much better chance of getting my comment to stick if I simply use my main website url rather then a long tail keyphrase. I just want that link is all, it does not matter to me if it is in anchor text or not. Also I have found that you should try to mix it up between do-follow and no-follow to make it look natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author katiec
    "Nice Post" is not a good comment

    "I agree with _______________ because ____________________" is acceptable.

    Make sure your comment person understands that and she has to think like shes commenting on her friends' blogs. As a fellow blogger and marketer, there's nothing worse than a "Cheers! Katie, visit my site!" comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Haws
    I have not commented on blogs really for a long time; its just too time consuming. However, if you have an assistant with free time; it won't hurt!
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    I do it quite a bit.

    I have some PR3 domains that got there solely through blog commenting. Plus the traffic that you can generate is excellent.

    Dont underestimate this powerful technique
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2020
    Agreed! Commenting on blogs can yield great results, IF you take the time to do it right, and ACTUALLY post a comment that required some thinking. I comment on blogs as I research, learning from others, while promoting my own sites.

    Have an amazing day! Live your vision!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I do blog comment. I always try to read the point of the story and comment in a relevant and respectful manner.
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  • Profile picture of the author currypuff
    Yes, commenting is still great for backlinks, especially the blogs using the keywordlov or commentluv plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deek3870
    I have commented on blogs and got some traffic as a result... it doesn't hurt at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    I want to have my VA start blog commenting to help promote my sites,

    My question is, how do you find blogs to comment on?

    I used to know some google search strings that would find sites to comment on.

    Anybody have any good suggestions.

    It is especially difficult to find blogs or sites to comment on that are for niche sites. I mean lets face it there are only so many blogs about power tools and kitchen appliances.


    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Rebtl
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    • Profile picture of the author katiec
      Hope this isn't too late for you -

      Check out Ning.com - they have a lot of networked groups. Personally, I belong to a "Twenty-Something-Bloggers" group and there are over 7,000 members, so a good blog is only a hop away.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWealthSquad
      Originally Posted by Rebtl View Post

      I want to have my VA start blog commenting to help promote my sites,

      My question is, how do you find blogs to comment on?

      I used to know some google search strings that would find sites to comment on.

      Anybody have any good suggestions.

      It is especially difficult to find blogs or sites to comment on that are for niche sites. I mean lets face it there are only so many blogs about power tools and kitchen appliances.


      Any tips would be appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Rebtl
      Don't focus just on your products. Focus on blogs that have readers who will USE your products. Home improvement blogs, remodeling , construction, real estate, gadget blogs, etc.

      Look for sideways interactions. Submit guest posts as well. Write articles about how power tools can be used to help create a bong between parent and child. How new appliances can reduce electricity demand for environmental sites, etc. Look for places where your products interact with the end users. Not just the blog. You comment on blogs to get readers about your products. So go find blogs that your readers read. Run a contest to ask them to nominate their favorite blog etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    I do blog posting for certain clients. And I find the blogs to comment on. It really is a fine line of posting so you get the desired results and don't violate any TOS. Each site has it's own rules and part of my job is to know what they are.

    It takes time to find really good blogs and sites to post on.

    I use a variety of methods, one is to look for top bloggers and sites in the niche and then to make comments if it appears they are open to it.
    Also commenting on popular articles at content sites that relate, writing content articles etc. has been very helpful to drive a lot of traffic.
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  • I find blog commenting to be more effective than almost anything else, but you get out what you put in. Think of the blogging community as... well, a community. If you're cool on other people's blogs, they'll be cool on yours. Dofollow doesn't matter, either. If you are commenting on a blog relevant to your content, it counts for something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olga Schipilow
    I did not do any blog commening, but I'm willing to try it, just to find out how it works
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail Sober
    Use the same name on your posts if using a name and not a keyword phrase.

    I can't tell you how many comments I would approve if they would have just used the same name on all their comments.

    I'll get two or three comments in a row with the same url and/or ip's but one from Fred, one from Tom and one from Jason.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
      I know this is an IM forum but some of you have different daytime jobs. If you are into real estate, activerain.com is an awesome forum and it is do follow.

      Does require some time commitment but you learn a lot. And besides that, my website is on page one for the last four years, some #1, some 4 or 8 but I am there.

      However, this is not the only thing I do but it helps a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author clarissa25
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      Originally Posted by Gail Sober View Post

      Use the same name on your posts if using a name and not a keyword phrase.

      I can't tell you how many comments I would approve if they would have just used the same name on all their comments.

      I'll get two or three comments in a row with the same url and/or ip's but one from Fred, one from Tom and one from Jason.


      lol. this was really funny.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbecgolf
    I do it quite a bit actually. I enjoy reading my competitions blogs. Gets me up to speed on where I need to compete and improve.
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    @TheWealthSquad,

    Thanks for the advice, that makes a lot of sense. Obviously there arent a lot of ppl out there blogging about niche sites, but there are people blogging in areas that the niche sites involve. I will work on that.

    I still need a way to find these blogs though. (Thanks to whoever mentioned ning, I am looking into that)

    Rebtl
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  • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
    Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

    I have my assistant ramping up her blog commenting lately as an experiment. Any thoughts?
    Me, too... hopefully we are not using the same gravatar
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  • Profile picture of the author KristiDaniels
    I do it when I get bored. I pay more attention to learning about the bloggers in my niche and building relationships with them than I do to getting the link.

    A blog or an ad swap with the blogger at some future date is way more rewarding than a drive by link.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyM121
    Blog commenting is a great method when you are getting started.

    I haven't had my blog up for long and I have been commenting on others since I started and I really see the benefits. It builds up a bit of activity on your own blog if people come over to check it out, gives you a bit of exposure if you currently have none and for me, just as important is that I have picked up some great ideas and tips from actually taking the time to read the posts.

    Ahem, Got my blog in my signature if you want to comment on mine.

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Blog commenting is great for backlinks if you ask me. And it's
    quick.

    I always post good comments though that actually have some
    value.

    Oh, and you can even get some direct traffic aswell.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    99% of the comments on my blogs are obvious spam or a ploy to get a backlink. They are all promptly deleted. Only actual real comments stay and it's pretty easy to tell a real comment from a contrived comment
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