Dofollow blog commenting is dead?

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Are you still doing blog commenting to get dofollow links?

It appears that it's become very hard to do lately. I've been going over the blogs and it's really hard to find a blog that is NOT

rel="nofollow" or rel="external nofollow"

I tried web-sites like DoFollow Diver - The Premier DoFollow Blogs Search Engine (vast majority of the results are nofollow)

or free tools like comment Kahuna (not many blogs) or even lists which were assembled manually, but it's as if almost all of the blogs were affected by an update that made them nofollow.

Is there a good way of finding real dofollow blogs?
#blog #commenting #dead #dofollow
  • Profile picture of the author ametis
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    • Profile picture of the author marketseeker
      Originally Posted by ametis View Post

      Have you try this kind of technique, In google search box type the following including quotes. "u comment i follow"+ keywords, or "you comment i follow"+keyword.

      75% to 85% of the outcome is dofollow
      there is also another way, blog comment demon is a good tool but costs a few bucks also comment kahuna I believe can find them and its free. I like comment demon though because it keeps dates of commenting and notes. I do alot so it's big help for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author irenef25
        Thanks for the technique, ametis. @ildarius Its really hard to find dofollow blogs, but its still worth in terms of traffic. Commenting definitely drives you a good amount of traffic if the source is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author wallstreeterwww
      Originally Posted by ametis View Post

      Have you try this kind of technique, In google search box type the following including quotes. "u comment i follow"+ keywords, or "you comment i follow"+keyword.

      75% to 85% of the outcome is dofollow
      Ametis are you sure of this technique? I tried it and the first 6 blogs I found were no follow
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      • Profile picture of the author The Expert
        Here are some tips of Blog Commenting:

        1) Install and turn on SEOQuake for Firefox plugin to reveal SEO data on Google search results

        2) Install and turn on SEO for Firefox Plugin to highlight NoFollow results

        3) Adjust your google preferences so that it will display 100 search results on a single page

        4) Run a KeywordLuv Search (Keyword "YourName@YourKeywords") or a CommentLuv Search (Keyword "enable CommentLuv"). These sites are increasingly being switched over to NoFollow by their owners but the majority of them are DoFollow still.

        5) Rearrange your search results with SEOQuake ordered by PR.

        You can now hunt through pages of search results looking for places that have a high potential for being DoFollow and High PR.

        One last tip...don't get caught up in "relevant" links. A link is a link where commenting is concerned and the chances that there are blazillions of blogs related to YOUR niche that are both DoFollow and High PR is rather low, so read whatever the blogger has read and prepare a good (unique), 2+ paragraph response to whatever they are blogging about.

        Use commonly blogged about phrases as the keyword in your search. Works like "Software", "Microsoft", "Twitter", "Facebook", "Republican", "Democrat", "Industry", "health", "fitness", "prices", "mortgage", "sub prime", "crisis", "travel", "xbox", "ps2", "ps3", "movie", "mp3", "music", "children"

        It's highly recommended that you get a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking 10+ as this software will enable you to leave long, relevant comments very quickly. You should be able to quickly develop the skill of being able to leave comments on topics that you have no knowledge of. The more content a comment has that is related to the topic of the blog post, the more chance it has of being approved (if comments are moderated before going live) or sticking around (if comments are auto approved and then deleted at a later time if they are not relevant).

        Once you've left your comment, the URL and go to Pinlger.com and ping that particular blog post.

        Finally, paste a copy of that same blog post URL that you commented on into a text file as you go through them following the ping. When finished for the day, copy-n-paste the list into a tool like Bookmarking Demon and launch a bookmarking run before you rack out for the night.

        Why these last two steps? Because most of your comments (if done properly) WILL be approved within 48 hrs...but you have no idea how long it will be before GoogleBot comes back to that particular page of the blog. Sooner is better, so if you ping and bookmark it to 40+ bookmarking site you'll probably get the bot over there within 72 hours at which time it will discover your link.

        How about 'dem apples?
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        • Profile picture of the author millionaireacts
          From what I know, all blogs that does have the plug in "comment luv enabled" are do-follow blogs. In fact, it appears to google when I'm searching for my url.
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    • Profile picture of the author dr_lionherat
      Originally Posted by ametis View Post

      Have you try this kind of technique, In google search box type the following including quotes. "u comment i follow"+ keywords, or "you comment i follow"+keyword.

      75% to 85% of the outcome is dofollow
      thanks dude for the advice
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  • Profile picture of the author pikachu
    Ametis, great tip! Thanks for that, will be using it for my blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    No, blog commenting is not dead! It's all about knowing how to find find the right blogs to leave your comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
    Yes, I do agree with you somewhat about blog commenting
    becoming ineffective as the days progress. You see, as a
    concept it works very well in getting good rankings, but the
    big problem is that LOTS of the blogs that were DOfollow
    when you commented suddenly change to NOfollow, after
    some days or weeks or even months. And this greatly affects
    rankings, especially with Google. I have had a site on the
    first page of google drop several pages down because
    lots of the DOfollow blogs I commented to changed to
    NOfollow.

    Lots of the blogs that change to NOfollow after sometime
    claim that they are now being targeted by spammers,
    but why not leave the old comments as DOfollow and
    disallow future comments from being DOfollow?!
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Cole
      It's certainly not dead and it's absolutely the easiest way to get high PR links. You can easily get PR3-6 links in relevant topics for your niche with blogs. Remember, links from relevant websites are always more powerful than those that aren't. Download the SEO 4 Firefox plugin and search Google for your topic. For example, if your website is about PlayStation 3, search "PS3 blog". Just go to these forums and use SEO 4 Firefox to determine if the links will be dofollow. If they will be, post an insightful comment, which will take about 2 minutes. In total, you can easily get a high PR backlink every 3 minutes, which is 20 in an hour of work. To make your job easier in the future make sure that you keep a list of the blogs you post on so that you can return to them and use them in the future.
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      • Profile picture of the author marketseeker
        Originally Posted by Will Cole View Post

        It's certainly not dead and it's absolutely the easiest way to get high PR links. You can easily get PR3-6 links in relevant topics for your niche with blogs. Remember, links from relevant websites are always more powerful than those that aren't. Download the SEO 4 Firefox plugin and search Google for your topic. For example, if your website is about PlayStation 3, search "PS3 blog". Just go to these forums and use SEO 4 Firefox to determine if the links will be dofollow. If they will be, post an insightful comment, which will take about 2 minutes. In total, you can easily get a high PR backlink every 3 minutes, which is 20 in an hour of work. To make your job easier in the future make sure that you keep a list of the blogs you post on so that you can return to them and use them in the future.
        I add the blogs I post to to my rss feeder so I can get there quick when they post. I disagree that links from relevant site or "on topic" blogs are more powerful. Do you have any test data to make me change my mind?
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  • So? I still get traffic from blog comments, couldn't care less if they are do follow or not. I don't post comments for SEO I post them for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author AvidAZ
    I don't think so. I still spend a lot of time with friends and their websites creating relevant blog comments. Great tip Ametis! I will try this soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author arifagic
    Great tips here guys Thx!

    Any automated tools for these activities?

    Thx
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  • Profile picture of the author regan
    Thanks to both off you(ametis and the expert) for giving us great advices.
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    • Profile picture of the author ametis
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  • Profile picture of the author ezaaron
    Plenty of dofollow blogs still exist and don't just look for dofollow blogs. Find some popular blogs that are relevant to your site and comment on them as well, even if they are nofollow. People read those blogs and click through - trust me. And who knows, in the future they may decide to go dofollow as well which helps even more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokey_Joe
    I have a question here. As a technique, this might be still in use, but can someone report a visible benefit off this technique? Does anyone have data of some sort that would prove there still is a point in blog commenting?

    It would be really great to see your feedback come in since I've been having my doubts about all this.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyseo786
    nope ..blog commenting is still live but yeah 2 thinks matter a most 1)relevancy 2)Quality ..it's just to hard to get relevant blog for comment
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    I'll keep this real short:
    1) It is NOT dead.
    2) You're using the wrong tools
    3) An automatic resource for this activity is the wrong way to go

    If you want a comment to stick - same something useful and relevant to the blog you're posting on. Just yesterday I found, of all things, a PR6 page for a personal home website discussing some sort of family matter. There happened to be a recipe mentioned on that page as well. Guess what I did? Said something relevant...

    It's not dead guys, you just need to be smart and to use the right tools to find them. I use a couple, but just bought and am trying out blog commenting demon right now. For project management purposes, it does the job nicely
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche
      Don't know why this could also read as 'how to find blogs to spam'.

      Sorry guys if I seem a little cranky. I just find the whole finding blogs that do follow thing a little close to home at the moment. The amount of comment moderation one has to do to get rid of all that spam!! It's ridiculous
      No wonder blog owners are fast going from do follow to no follow

      Why not just comment on blogs that have content that you can usefully contribute to?

      If the blog happens to be do follow... Great.
      And if it's no follow, if your comment is useful, you'll find some readers will still click through
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      • Profile picture of the author HCLee
        To be honest links from blog commenting on blogs used to good before are now considered low value.

        This is what I extracted at a SEO Strategist's site (Nicolas Prudhon, phd, SEO Strategist):

        ...These are the links most of the people work on building every day, these are very low worth links and are barely worth 5% of the value of a good link:
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        • Profile picture of the author Ursa Anzur
          Originally Posted by HCLee View Post

          To be honest links from blog commenting on blogs used to good before are now considered low value.

          This is what I extracted at a SEO Strategist's site (Nicolas Prudhon, phd, SEO Strategist):

          ...These are the links most of the people work on building every day, these are very low worth links and are barely worth 5% of the value of a good link:
          • Directories
          • Comments on DoFollow Blogs
          • Forum Signature
          • Linking between your sites
          • Link Exchange
          Agreed! I still post comments on blogs from time to time, it can't hurt. But blog commenting should not be your main backlinking strategy, except for using it as a traffic source.
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          Originally Posted by HCLee View Post

          To be honest links from blog commenting on blogs used to good before are now considered low value.

          This is what I extracted at a SEO Strategist's site (Nicolas Prudhon, phd, SEO Strategist):

          ...These are the links most of the people work on building every day, these are very low worth links and are barely worth 5% of the value of a good link:
          • Directories
          • Comments on DoFollow Blogs
          • Forum Signature
          • Linking between your sites
          • Link Exchange
          Hey Hal..Thanks..

          Let's assume the statement in red is actually a fact. Not saying it isn't, this is just for the sake of argument.

          If a blog comment link is worth 5% of the value of a "quality" link, the question then becomes can you get 20 of these "low quality links" easier/faster than you can get 1 "quality" link?

          In my experience, you really want a mixture of both. In this example, I'd rather have 20 "low quality" links and 1 "high quality, than either 2 "high quality" or 40 "low quality".
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  • Profile picture of the author JesseT
    Holy hell there is some great info in here! I love it!
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    • Profile picture of the author irenef25
      See, if you are considering blog comments only to increase backlinks then i think you should also think about the other part of it. If its not a dofollow blog still its worth to comment as it will provide you the benefit of traffic. And still both type of blogs are effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author soffell
    Hey Mate ..

    So far I don't care with dofollow and nofollow, cos' Yahoo! and Bing still indexed my live links.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jenie0109
    i believe dofollow is always been effective..
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    No, I don't think blog commenting is dead. It just takes a while to find blogs that are dofollow, but it gets easier once you get the hang of it.
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    What a very helpful forum ! Thanks for the tips!
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