Does anyone pay people to comment on blogs?

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I just got a blog comment that had a link to a competitor. The comment was on topic but seemed a little amateur which made me think someone was hired to make comments on various blogs and leave a link back to the site.
Is this the case? If so, and if you have done this, is it a viable option to get links (meaning hiring someone to post comments) and traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author brazosbelle
    Oh yes...people hire people to do this all the time!
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Just Google "blog commenting service" and you'll see a number of places that offer this type of service.

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    blog commenting is always working in these modern day seo as well. Manual commenting is still effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Julia Russo View Post

    Is this the case? If so, and if you have done this, is it a viable option to get links (meaning hiring someone to post comments) and traffic?
    I haven't done it.

    It's viable in principle.

    I'd be doing it to try to get targeted traffic, myself, not mostly for the backlinks, though it's true that backlinks from relevant sites are valuable ones, too.

    My reservation about it - and the reason I've never done it, myself - is that the person you employ to do it for you is "representing you and your business" to the world, and it would have to be someone that you really trust? The value you get from it is clearly going to depend on your outsourcee making value-adding comments on other people's sites? It's fairly skilled work, and requires someone who understands your business and your niche pretty well? It just feels much too risky to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankPinch
    I have an employee who does this everyday. We don't do this a lot, but we use it to vary / dilute our incoming links
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    It would work if the person doing the commenting was clued up and professional actually read the blog post in question and made relevant comments on it, if they are just copying and pasting some generic message on all blogs then whilst still probably some what effective you're site can come off in a bad light.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I'm great at getting blog comment links to get approved and stick so I'm not sure I'd let an outsourcer do it for me. I believe I tried it once years ago and they just didn't follow my instructions at all and made a mess of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author fghaegele
    Socialspark & Backlinksgenius are among a few that offer such services. It's a huge industry!
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