Is Blog Commenting useful?

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I think blog commenting and forum posting are two very effective techniques to get links? But I recently heard that Google doesn't give importance to the links taken via blog comments and hence they have very less significance in improving SERP rank.Is it true? If so , then which techniques to use for link building?
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    It's useful as long as your comments are not out of the topic. You will get high exposure from the audience and Google also.
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    • Profile picture of the author mostafa999
      Originally Posted by sirtiman View Post

      It's useful as long as your comments are not out of the topic. You will get high exposure from the audience and Google also.
      If you do blog commenting for backlinks it's not important to be relevant topic, if you do it for traffic then you should find a relevant topic, but I think that finding a high PR dofollow, same topic blog is a bit hard to find. I am a bit newbie, so I maybe wrong if you have other opinion please tell me.
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  • Profile picture of the author smithjohnson
    Now a days also blog commenting is very useful. It helps in search engine ranking, just your comment should not out of the topic.
    Other than blog commenting and forum posting, you can do directory submission, social bookmarking submission, classified posting and article submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author LoganCoolBike
    It's true, Google doesn't give a lot of importance to links from blog comments. Also, you want to avoid "no follow" blogs. The blog administrator can set a flag to tell google to ignore links, and then your link is effectively dead and it does you no good.

    Using blog comments for link building is a commonly used strategy, but I don't usually recommend it, unless it's the smaller part of a larger push. It works, but it's not a link building strategy you want to depend on because it's not considered to be a very "valuable" link.

    The whole point of Google's newer algorithm is to pull links from the actual content (meaning the blog article itself) because the content is supposed to be relevant. What you really want to work on is how to get your link into the content itself.

    Generally speaking it's not a bad idea to put your URL in your blog comments, but don't lean on that as your main link building method.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiltonn
    Well, yes. It is definitely not the most effective of all the methods in use today, but if this tool is used well it can and will surely help increase you blog traffic.!!
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  • Profile picture of the author thetrafficguy
    Make sure they are "follow" links and are getting approved, are on a relevant site, has a high PR, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author sahar123
    yes commenting is useful if it is theme relevant, it also helps in search engine ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    Originally Posted by Venus Brown View Post

    I think blog commenting and forum posting are two very effective techniques to get links? But I recently heard that Google doesn't give importance to the links taken via blog comments and hence they have very less significance in improving SERP rank.Is it true? If so , then which techniques to use for link building?
    As per me both these methods still be useful to get more results and through the blog comments one can get the quick benefit if has provided the meaningful content in the post. And forum be helpful at the long run. And google still values both these methods so as per you need to make use of these methods to get results but with providing the useful content which people liked.
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    • Profile picture of the author waqarhassan41
      make sure that they are follow links ,it is true that google not give importance to blog comments links.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    Blog comments are rubbish. As they are too spammy
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by zoobie View Post

      Blog comments are rubbish. As they are too spammy
      That's a pretty broad statement.

      So you're telling me that the QUALITY comments I'm leaving on moderated PR1+, DoFollow posts are rubbish & spammy? A DoFollow, PR1+ backlink that was approved by the blog owner is rubbish and spammy?
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      • Profile picture of the author stevenukas
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        That's a pretty broad statement.

        So you're telling me that the QUALITY comments I'm leaving on moderated PR1+, DoFollow posts are rubbish & spammy? A DoFollow, PR1+ backlink that was approved by the blog owner is rubbish and spammy?
        LOL,they are all bad and evil do not create backlinks at all
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    • Profile picture of the author redpigscanfly
      Originally Posted by zoobie View Post

      Blog comments are rubbish. As they are too spammy
      Spamming and commenting are two different things. If you do a blog comment on post with few OBL it's worth something but if you get your comment on post with 100s OBLs it's worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pauline Bennett
    I find blog commenting useful to increase your traffic, you must keep the comments to the topic. Another great way to make some new connections.
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  • Profile picture of the author varshyl111
    as my experience blog commenting is very useful to get rank improvement but somebody post comment on non relevant blog page so that not be helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author DevilNup
    Well talking about blog commenting, no-doubt it helps in improving the ranks in the SERP but you have to consider some points about blog commenting.

    1. Your comment must be relevant.
    2. Do not spam the blog.
    3. Make a comment that contribute something to the blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author SatanCantStandMe
    The readers who are participating in blog commenting post links of the ... So, blog commenting service proves as an effective technique to ... SEO experts perform this task very well and provide many ... Most of the high PR blog sites have a blog site moderator which can approve or reject a blog comment
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Its important to have all kind of links from different platforms coming in, so don't limit yourself to commenting on Wordpress blogs only as there is also Disqus, Facebook fanpages, Youtube channel commenting just to name a few. It doesnt always have to be dofollow, nofollow links on high PR sites are almost just as valuable but their won't be any juice running.

      A small example: I blasted the hell out of a site of mine with 150k crappy links to see if I could get it sandboxed / deindexed. Well I think the sandboxing is accomplished lol as my visitor count took a huge dive, but with the latest update my PR reached PR5 so thats awesome but it ain't worth anything in terms of ranking.

      Make sure you also add in some contextual article links, social bookmarks, web2.0s, forum signature links, wiki links and what not. For very easy competitive search terms I don't go through all the hassle of a wide diversity, I just stick to a few dozen quality links from private blog networks like BMR or HPS, it costs only a little bit and saves you tons of times. For the more competitive terms I try to get a wide variety of links, it costs some time and/or resources but it will pay back well enough to justify.
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      • Profile picture of the author JDIZM
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        Its important to have all kind of links from different platforms coming in, so don't limit yourself to commenting on Wordpress blogs only as there is also Disqus, Facebook fanpages, Youtube channel commenting just to name a few. It doesnt always have to be dofollow, nofollow links on high PR sites are almost just as valuable but their won't be any juice running.

        A small example: I blasted the hell out of a site of mine with 150k crappy links to see if I could get it sandboxed / deindexed. Well I think the sandboxing is accomplished lol as my visitor count took a huge dive, but with the latest update my PR reached PR5 so thats awesome but it ain't worth anything in terms of ranking.

        Make sure you also add in some contextual article links, social bookmarks, web2.0s, forum signature links, wiki links and what not. For very easy competitive search terms I don't go through all the hassle of a wide diversity, I just stick to a few dozen quality links from private blog networks like BMR or HPS, it costs only a little bit and saves you tons of times. For the more competitive terms I try to get a wide variety of links, it costs some time and/or resources but it will pay back well enough to justify.
        this is probably the most accurate and truthful post on this thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    You need to find do follow blogs so you can get improvement in serp and backlinks. no follow blog comment will never helps you in getting good serp. But it entirely depends on your efforts, you need to find good blog which contain some great content and your comment should be genuine and informative so blog owner can approve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Of course! Blog commenting is very useful nowadays, but don't do it for spam. Just write some high quality or relevant comments that are friendly to both the owner and the readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author dnc104
    Definitely yes. Blog commenting is as important as other means of gaining backlinks and traffic to your blogs. You are not just doing it as part of SEO but executing the task with the aim of promoting your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertSmiths
    Commenting on blogs is a great way to get noticed not only by prospects but also by other industry bloggers of influence. Over time, a friendly relationship may grow and lead to new business opportunities or even guest blog posting opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    I think a scrapebox blast of 2000 PR0/PR1 comments are useless. I would focus on admin approved high PR sites and make a real comment that proves not to be spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

      I think a scrapebox blast of 2000 PR0/PR1 comments are useless. I would focus on admin approved high PR sites and make a real comment that proves not to be spam.
      SB blasts have lost some power, definitely. They're still effective, just not as much as they once were. So I personally use them to "backlink my backlinks."

      If I'm pointing comments directly to my site I'm making sure that they're quality comments from (for the most part) moderated DoFollow blogs.
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      • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        SB blasts have lost some power, definitely. They're still effective, just not as much as they once were. So I personally use them to "backlink my backlinks."

        If I'm pointing comments directly to my site I'm making sure that they're quality comments from (for the most part) moderated DoFollow blogs.
        Very true. As long as you don't point them directly to your money site, it could *slightly* build your backlinks' backlink. I use to do SB blasts, but now I don't even waste my time on it anymore. I found more effective link building strategies.
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

          Very true. As long as you don't point them directly to your money site, it could *slightly* build your backlinks' backlink. I use to do SB blasts, but now I don't even waste my time on it anymore. I found more effective link building strategies.
          I've been doing purely dofollow blasts with success. Have pushed a # of sites up pretty quickly. Long term? Who knows. But it's definitely helped over the past few months.

          It's a PAIN building a 100% dofollow list. But once you've done so it's worth it IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    Blog commenting and forum profiles are used more these days as Tier 2 links.

    Of course if you can get a high PR backlink with low OBLs then great, but there are other more effective means of ranking sites these days with the recent devaluation of these links.
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  • Profile picture of the author optimizenewyork
    Blog commenting has proven to be a highly useful form of link building for many Brick Marketing full-service SEO clients. In order to make a blog post comment a valuable link building activity, Brick Marketing takes the time to research relevant industry blogs, both popular and less known, that target the same audience as your company. We want to post comments on blogs that attract your target audience so they can be pulled through to your site as a qualified visitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author bilal9999
    In my opinion the blog commenting is useful.
    if your comment is relevant to the post.
    or the blog is dofollow and also high pr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charan
    Blog commenting very use full for web site. with blogging you can get more traffic on your site, or when you using blog that time first you read that blog and after that you submit your relevant comment on that topic. with blogging you should increase your on line computer knowledge with different topic.
    With blog commenting you can developing relationship with industry bloggers.
    You can conversation with other commenter.
    Finding new topic to fuel your own content marketing.
    You can established your brand or link on blogger industry authority.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hisocial
    Blog commenting is useful, because it exposes you to a public who is directly interested in that topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author samueld
    Blog Commenting is Good and Effective, but for that, we need to find relavent blog to our website. It takes a time to find niche resources and post a comment, also it's not sure that all comment links will be live and yes, don't forget do-follow. Also it depends, how many no's of quality and related blogs you can find or get in limited time and compare same time with other link building activities.

    If link building is target than get back link benefits by forum posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author keyideas
    Yes, still blog commenting works. If we are commenting in the do follow blogs and able to take back links from that blogs then blog works for generating traffics
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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    I think blog commenting is useful for SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ewan1998
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      Originally Posted by rasel786 View Post

      I think blog commenting is useful for SEO.
      Agreed. If it's done well and not spamming and relevant to the post, then it brings only good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venus Brown
    Thanks everyone.So now I can say that blog commenting is effective enough to drive traffic , But it should be combined with some other technique in order to take ranking benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author simon25i
    It is very useful if you comment under relevancy, dofollow link and high pr web page.
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  • Profile picture of the author optimizenewyork
    Blog commenting could be helpful if you maintain a quality comment on every blog you comment in.
    It could hurt you if you just comment on blogs with your comment being non-sense at all, and spammy as well. Owners of that blog may ban you from commenting to them back, and may hurt your link/portal as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author gredelhi
      yes. Blog commenting is useful to promote the position of keywords when use the dofollow blogs for that. Another important way is don't use the post which one has high comments in a blog for comments. Because Google is not crawled all pages in a sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChuckArdezzone
    Blog commenting in dofollow and theme relevant high PR sites are quite effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnRaja
    If you are do follow blog commenting that will surely help to gain rankings in the search engines..However, now a days it is very difficult to have approved do follow comments but if you do have, it will certainly give you higher rankings..
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  • Profile picture of the author seobizguru
    Yeah of course Blog Commenting is very useful and if you commenting in auto approval is more great.....
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  • Profile picture of the author ishuvonet
    I think both of them work well.At least so far I am seeing a positive ranking of my keywords and my two major strategies are blog and forum commenting and no doubt I always like do follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Relying on one strategy has been the death of many internet marketers. It's just human nature to want to stick with something that's working. But then if that one thing gets downgraded, the fall can be quick.
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    • Profile picture of the author petersonzoya
      As per me both these methods still be useful to get more results and through the blog comments one can get the quick benefit if has provided the meaningful content in the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaronhiscock
    Yes Blog commenting is much useful for SEO purposes as it helps to generate more and more backlinks. it also divert industry specific visitors to your site and can give you leads or inquiry for your services or product.
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  • Profile picture of the author VASEO
    Select relevant articles post comments
    Do randomly comment popular blogs. Try finding blogs forums relevant product deal . For instance, own travel company, Google such posts pages, ahead join discussions by intelligently commenting promoting travel company. increase flow blog, help meet probable associates travelers, soon interested checking blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avy Smith
    Originally Posted by Venus Brown View Post

    I think blog commenting and forum posting are two very effective techniques to get links? But I recently heard that Google doesn't give importance to the links taken via blog comments and hence they have very less significance in improving SERP rank.Is it true? If so , then which techniques to use for link building?
    I have seen Forum posts being hit in in SERPs I dont know about Blog posting.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Avy Smith View Post

      I have seen Forum posts being hit in in SERPs I dont know about Blog posting.
      And more specifically, forum profiles.
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    • Blog commenting is a great way to share your knowledge and improve your visibility online. Leave helpful comments that provide quality information to other users. Make sure your comments are relevant and engaging. When done properly, this strategy can help you drive traffic to your website, build links, and get noticed by prospects.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venus Brown
    Thanks for wonderful suggestion.
    I think Blog commenting when combined with forum posting and social bookmarking works best..What do you say??
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  • Profile picture of the author thedigger
    Every link is important. So you can consider blog commenting. But you must try to get links from relevant blogs and also should try to add best text with comment. Blog commenting is not very powerful today but yes it plays any important role in ranking. Some says don't get link from nofollow, but google still consider the nofollow link in search ranking algo. The good example is wikipedia. Getting links from wikipedia gives you free traffic + help in ranking as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author tom45432
    Yes, of course. Blog commenting plays a very effective role to get quality, relevant and do-follow back links. But we can get instant back links from maximum blog sites. To get instant back links forum, bookmarking, RSS feed are the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author HAWTs
    Blog commenting in dofollow and theme relevant high PR sites are very effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    I think you can call blog commenting useful, if ONLY the comments are LESS than 10, the blog is OLD and the PR of this blog is AT least 3 (AND OF COURSE DON'T FORGET THE DO-FOLLOW)
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    They are not effective after post panda. you may use them for tier 2 links.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOexpertSEO
      I only recommend posting comments naturally. Meaning it's an article you actually read, and your comment is adding value to the blog post.

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  • Profile picture of the author milton59845
    Of course. Do-follow blog commenting is very effective way to get quality and do-follow back links. It is a part of off-page optimization (link building).



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  • Profile picture of the author Maybelle Zito
    Blog Commenting is my favorite thing to do and I can say that it is still helpful and useful at the same time as long as you comment on related topics. While Forum posting is useful for me not only to gain links but also to learn new things on your related niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author amiramin
    it is useful if it is High PR and dofollow
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  • Profile picture of the author transcribing
    hey,
    Yes blog commenting is very useful as it provides quality backlinks which will help in getting the site in high rankings in the search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Penberthy
    Blog commenting is good for backlinks and will have an effect on ranking especially with YouTube videos in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author northtrans
    Blog commenting is useful..it takes time to approve but once done it is beneficial..
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  • Profile picture of the author sabreena
    Hello,

    I think Blog commenting is the best weapon for SEO....
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  • Profile picture of the author adarsh2k5
    Definitely, Blog commenting is more helpful for building link but all comments should be informative otherwise the blog owner removed your post. Be careful when you make a comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author giannabosanquet
    Blog Commenting is a great way to build quality backlinks.
    Before that you just need to consider below points:

    Try to comment on Blog page with good page rank. More the page rank more its worth.
    Select a blog which is bit old or seems to last long to get the benefit for long.
    Search for blog or blog post related to your keyword or website theme.
    Some blog requires register or login. So if you find such blog with good page rank, register then visit regularly and comment it will allow good anchor text links through good commenting.
    Comment in your own word elaborate your review relevant to the blog post and smartly place the anchor text link in the way that is allowed or not allowed according to the comment posting rules.
    Following comment rules is a must so that after several normal comment the blogger or moderator will approve your future comments finding you as a genuine blog reader.
    To get into Top Commentator and get its maximum benefit comment regularly on blogs where such facility is available and make sensable comments with link or without link suiting the best.
    This all a bit. Try it and get good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author grinepk
    Yes definitely blog commenting is life of any blog
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  • Profile picture of the author rizoalbert
    Blog comment still effects.Dofollow high PR clog comment is more helpful for SERP.
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