blog commenting does work!

by priyankeshu 49 replies
I see many people asking in forums if blog commenting really works or not. I tested blog commenting on my recent site and want to share some info with you guys.


I built a site related to food product review and posted around 50 blog comments on various blogs.

The site was at 4th page before blog commenting was done. I just checked today and VOILA! the ranking has improved.

Now my site is on 2nd page. Yeah, i know its nothing great but at least major improvement is there.

Now i will quickly go and write some articles and hope that it gets on first page!


PS: i only did blog commenting for this site and no other SEO activity.
#search engine optimization #blog #commenting #work
  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    I find it more astonishing that people think it does not work.
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  • Profile picture of the author WealthWithin
    Were these do-follow or nofollow blogs?
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    • Profile picture of the author priyankeshu
      Originally Posted by WealthWithin View Post

      Were these do-follow or nofollow blogs?
      it was both dofollow and nofollow... i hired one guy who commented on the posts..


      Although i used a different technique. I always posted comments on new posts and not older ones. I guess many guys make a mistake of posting on old posts. It is always wise to post a comment on a fresh post..

      there are ways to find latest posts... Like RSS etc
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  • Profile picture of the author pirondi
    A link is a link.
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  • Profile picture of the author BillWynne
    A link is a link but you need to consider the rel, pr of page and site, trust factor and other things. Not all links are equal and you need to spend your time doing things that will give you the best results. Every online marketer needs to get these facts down if they really want to be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author katiediaz1
    Only if the Blog is dofollow than its work you will get help your keyword ranks in search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalios
    Blog commenting works and it will work as long as you contribute with a positive way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by kalios View Post

      Blog commenting works and it will work as long as you contribute with a positive way.
      Thats the key because the really good sites to get links on are the sites that are moderated (cutting down on the number of links on the page). Post garbage and it never gets published.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanEagle
    100% it does work, still to this day. Back when I was into SEO heavily I abused it like crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author 13131jonny
    I have always wondered about blog back links because it is difficult to get the anchor text you want and there are usually quite a lot of other links on the page from other commenters.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
      Yeah, I agree that a link is a link too, as long as it's dofollow. I've posted on a lot of nofollow blogs and I feel as though I never get the link juice. I mean, it makes sense since the nofollow tag isn't supposed to pass any juice anyway.
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  • Why wouldn't it "work"?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Why wouldn't it "work"?
      A lot of blogs nowadays are converting the links in their comments from dofollow links to nofollow links, meaning that they're not gonna pass much if any juice to the site it links to. And a lot of people speculate that all blog platforms will soon use those nofollow links on blog comments to help eliminate spam, meaning that all those links that people once posted on the dofollow blogs will now be nofollow links and won't count for rankings in the SERPs. So all their sites that they linked to from dofollow blogs will fall out of the SERPs. That's one of the reasons why a good diverse link portfolio (lots of different types of links from lots of different places) is a good thing, so if/when stuff like this happens, you're site won't just fall into oblivion. I personally don't think all blogging platforms will convert their comments to nofollow, though...I think it'll just be an option for the blog's webmaster to decide on.
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  • Profile picture of the author pennynickels
    That's exactly right, @Chris Sweeney.

    Also, to combat spam, a number of sites are making their links redirect links based on their own domain which simultaeously helps their own ranking.

    Also, when allowing comments, remember the labor factor required because comments must be monitored for a number of reasons.

    As your website becomes more popular and the comments steadily increase, more labor is required as some comments and links can negatively affect SEO and your liability. Therefore, create a plan for both short term and long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author FredJones
    Well for SEO it would work, why not? From a moral thing, I would always believe that if you are commenting on a blog, making a sensible and interesting comment that has real value should be the way to go. If you are lookingto be helped by getting a link back, at least do help them (who are helping you) by adding value.

    How many comments did you make to what sort (PR etc) of blogs?

    Originally Posted by priyankeshu View Post

    I see many people asking in forums if blog commenting really works or not. I tested blog commenting on my recent site and want to share some info with you guys.


    I built a site related to food product review and posted around 50 blog comments on various blogs.

    The site was at 4th page before blog commenting was done. I just checked today and VOILA! the ranking has improved.

    Now my site is on 2nd page. Yeah, i know its nothing great but at least major improvement is there.

    Now i will quickly go and write some articles and hope that it gets on first page!


    PS: i only did blog commenting for this site and no other SEO activity.
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  • Profile picture of the author mpls-voip
    I read recently that if you are going to promote a site via blog comment links, Google will flag you if you only post on do follow blogs because the posting profile doesn't look organinc. In other words, even though it seems like a waste of time to comment on nofollow blogs, it really isn't, because it will help your link profile look more natural. Has anyone else heard this, or is it just me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
      Originally Posted by mpls-voip View Post

      I read recently that if you are going to promote a site via blog comment links, Google will flag you if you only post on do follow blogs because the posting profile doesn't look organinc. In other words, even though it seems like a waste of time to comment on nofollow blogs, it really isn't, because it will help your link profile look more natural. Has anyone else heard this, or is it just me?
      Just my two cents: I have heard that stated, and it's totally false (nothing against you of course ). If that was true, I could just post a ton of comments on dofollow blogs with the links pointing at my competitors' sites and Google will flag all of their sites, and I will take over the top spot super fast. That sort of "link sabotage" can't happen because it would make it so much easier for people to rank, and everyone would just be sabotaging their competitors to take over top spots. Therefore, inbound links can't hurt you.

      I do agree with you though that you should have a diverse link profile, for reasons mentioned in my post above.
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  • Profile picture of the author ose77
    I love blog commenting. how long do I do that to succeed?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Sweeney
      Originally Posted by ose77 View Post

      I love blog commenting. how long do I do that to succeed?
      However long it takes to get to the top of the SERPs for your keyword . It really all depends on the keyword you're trying to rank for, your competition, how many backlinks you already have, the quality of those backlinks, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author steveshoemaker
        That's great man. People really do overlook commenting and what it can do for you.

        Not only does help seo with links but also when people come to the site and see a lot of activity they are automatically drawn to the buzz.

        You could write quite few post on the power of commenting. I wish you more success and I hope you are using comment luv.

        It gives back a little to the people commenting on your post.
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  • Profile picture of the author craigcdz
    Well, Blog Commenting does work and I myself have experienced great result through blog commenting....One of the site I was working on had also the same kind of improvement like your's with in a few days....So I'll say that one must do blog commenting, it will work for sure.....
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  • Profile picture of the author petercrouch
    yup; Do follow blog commenting is one of the important technique in OFF Page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jokyv
    ok your ranking might have been improved but it is really time consuming. Why dont you concentrate on building super content and let your audience promote your website for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Stentiford
    Blog commenting really help your site rank and I experienced it myself and building relationship with others with a quality and good comments will help a lot...
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  • Profile picture of the author aetatva
    if you want to increase your PR then post in dofollow blog. I believe blog comment on a dofollow blog do help, when the blog is related to your site. for traffic and marketing purpose, you can post in nofollow blog. if you want it to look natural to google you have to post to both dofollow and nofollow blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author bettyduncan
    Blog commenting and forum posting I think are really useful ways to improve PR in search engines! At least, they are really acting well for my site!

    What Blog commenting and forum posting bring is organic traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    If you do blog commenting in related and quality websites/ blogs, it can help you. But you should only comment of quality blogs. Because having backlinks from low quality blogs can hurt your ranking. And as i searched the number of quality blogs is a few. And its very difficult to find them. And the other problem is most of these blogs are nofollow. However i know nofollow backlinks can help too, but as we know dofollow ones are better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    Yeah I am trying blog commenting for the first time this year and have seen good results.

    Most my traffic comes from article marketing which I also use for SEO (or get that as an additional benefit).

    However recently I have even tested commenting and pointing the link at certain articles and seen their position on the search engines improve.

    Am still working out a clear blog commenting strategy for my business.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Hicks
      I agree that mixing up backlinks is a good idea and blog/forum posting is a great additional link method to have in your toolbox. I do think time is too valuable to spend time on too many no follow comments. I saw the plug-in earlier for Firefox that identifies follow/nofollow and downloaded it. Does anyone have another plugin they reccomend that simply shows Pagerank so your making sure its a quality link also?
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  • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
    Well its true that blog commenting really helpful to bring lot of backlinks and traffic to your website.so try to utilize do follow blogs with high page rank and write some authentic comment on blogs so that more people come to read your effective comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author iloveseo
    Yes blog commenting does work and I am sure the result was because of the blog commenting.But keep one thing on mind do not SPAM the blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    Blog community is great indeed.
    Like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author anilkumarsoppnox
    According to me most my comments in blog are not approved by the moderators. Can any one give suggestion to approve my comments in blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author ENchat
    Yes sure Dofollow blog commenting is main part of creates quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    Always target the latest topics because it will help you get exposed, and always be relevant in commenting to those blog posts. Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author TechGuy1
    Commenting on blogs can boost your site pagerank.I strongly prefer to allow comments on my site's blogs to increase my sites ranking in search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    commenting is always helpful whether its do follow or no follow. do follow provides backlinks and comments provide good traffic. Try to find genuine blog of your niche and comment on them
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeMbulu
    I agree. A link is a link. Some links help more than others. The only type of link I probably would not get for SEO value are from "links" pages and reciprocal links (years ago msn dropped one of my sites and specifically said it was because of reciprocal linking).The worst that can happen is that Google devalues a certain type of link and you lose rankings. If you're found violating a Google TOS, then Google can ban your site as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author creativeimage
    Yes it does work provided you comment on relevant niche topics and vary your linking. As far as i know dont link all your comments back to your index page. Also, contribute to blog forums also and dont spam. I beleive all the hype programs via affiliate marketing are all BS and just to make the sellers fast cash with no value products.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianreece
    Yes, commenting in dofollow blog works. I have installed keywordluv plugin for my site and it really working superb. If you want you can install it. It increase page rank rapidly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Clarke
    The Google robot seem not to distinguish between the original post and the follow up text.

    I have certainly found commenting on high PR blogs has had a considerable effect on my own PRs.

    Peter

    Originally Posted by priyankeshu View Post

    I see many people asking in forums if blog commenting really works or not. I tested blog commenting on my recent site and want to share some info with you guys.


    I built a site related to food product review and posted around 50 blog comments on various blogs.

    The site was at 4th page before blog commenting was done. I just checked today and VOILA! the ranking has improved.

    Now my site is on 2nd page. Yeah, i know its nothing great but at least major improvement is there.

    Now i will quickly go and write some articles and hope that it gets on first page!


    PS: i only did blog commenting for this site and no other SEO activity.
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    • Profile picture of the author pawelkalkus
      It seems to be like blog commenting is a part of a properly diversified SEO campaign but do you guys know any way to outsource it? If yes how do you go about it and monitor your outsourcer?

      Has anyone heard about amazon turk where you can outsource one small project to hundreds different people. I might try this one for blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author igoydude
    will try dropping some relevant comments from now on, thanks for the solid info.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaunman
      Like others have said before a link is a link. I personally believe that all backlinks blog comments/social bookmarketing/directories/profile links/article marketing even natural links are in the same category.

      The things that are important are things like PR and number of links on the site.
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