Manual blog commenting on moderated sites - your "name" is the anchor text. How effective?

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Hi,
I don't usually do blog commenting on moderated sites (I sometimes do on AA - auto approval- sites) but I'm thinking about starting it.

However on those sites you can't really use your keyword as an anchor text. Most site owners would think of those comments as spams. So usually you put your name(maybe a fake name), right?

From a SEO's perspective, how effective would that be? The link will come from related sites if you choose carefully, and maybe on some high PR sites. But Keyword is just your name.

I assume it still helps to a certain extent, but how much is my question. Is it better to just focus on other things?
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMakinDiva
    I have not used anchor text in most of my blog comments. I should start...but I do not want to be viewed as a spammer. I know on one of my sites...I get alot of posts with anchor text...I auto delete those that are not from reputable and related sites. I am also interested in hearing experiences of those that regularly post blog comments with anchor text...

    Oh and yes...I use my name in the name box.... I just place my link in the website box. When I go back and check the link...it always takes me to my site...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    I'll take links from authority sites with my name as anchor text even if they are nofollow and I am having no problem ranking #1 for 3 moderately difficult keywords in a well known niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author ikuret75
      Originally Posted by Ant B View Post

      I'll take links from authority sites with my name as anchor text even if they are nofollow and I am having no problem ranking #1 for 3 moderately difficult keywords in a well known niche.
      Thanks, but do you just use blog commenting? Can you tell that it is because of blog commenting?
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  • Profile picture of the author elitesalesgroup
    I would like to know as well.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author avtaarsid
    I can provide niche related dofollow wordpress blogs list for commenting . This sites are not auto approved, you have to post comment manually relevant to the post .

    If interested just let me know .
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    It's all about mixing it up, really. There are plenty of blogs that will accept anchor text, plenty that will accept a variation (Jim From Gardening Supplies, for example), and plenty that won't accept anything other than your name.

    If you're going strictly for anchor text, your highest approval rate is going to come from blogs that use plugins like KeywordLuv & CommentLuv.
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  • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
    Actually, with Google's latest changes having links with anything other than a keyword is a good idea in terms of diluting the ratio of exact match keywords in all your links. So, if you can post a comment on a high PR page with your name instead of your keyword, I'd say definitely go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktonline
    Yes, posting only targeted keyword on blog comments on all blogs does look spammy. I use name and LSI to make it look a bit natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    This is definitely a spammy technique.

    But in my eyes it's still the most effective link building technique out there.

    Just buy private lists with High PR and low obl

    Build a mixture of dofollow/nofollow links, don't listen to people who say nofollow doesn't help you rank trust me it does.

    I've ranked plenty of sites and continue to do so with just this method. (Though it can take like a month, I find this slow I'm impatient)

    If you don't want to do this, outsource it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I wouldn't really say it's spammy if you're manually leaving good comments. If you're trying to post to thousands of blogs at once using automated tools then yeah, it's pretty spammy. But quality comments done manually aren't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ant B
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      I wouldn't really say it's spammy if you're manually leaving good comments. If you're trying to post to thousands of blogs at once using automated tools then yeah, it's pretty spammy. But quality comments done manually aren't.
      That is exactly what I do to get my comment approved. I read the page and say or ask something relevant, using my name rather than keyword to get the backilnk approved. I don't class that as spam at all as I am adding to the quality of the content not spoiling it.
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      • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
        If the comment is a from a trusted domain then a link with your name will imrpove your sites authority. You can help things by adding the keyword in the comment and choosing blogs that relate to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    No this is not the only type of backlink that is pointint at my sites. I have used link wheels from Web 2.0 sites with spammed backlinks pointing in at them, Article Syndication, social bookmarking and a few directory submissions. What is interesting is since I have achieved the higher rankings I have received over 3000 backilnks to my site that I have not created myself, my visitors are now starting to take care of some of that work for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
    Blog commenting are usually weak anyway. I will just use them as second tier.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ant B
      Originally Posted by orpaz191 View Post

      Blog commenting are usually weak anyway. I will just use them as second tier.
      Spammed comments using software to automate regardless of niche or authority of the site are pretty much worthless yes. Manual comments on big authority sites that get approved are far from weak...trust me.
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      • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
        Originally Posted by Ant B View Post

        Spammed comments using software to automate regardless of niche or authority of the site are pretty much worthless yes. Manual comments on big authority sites that get approved are far from weak...trust me.
        Commenting gets a pretty bad rap. I think most people associate it with spammy comments made from automated software.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    @ orpaz,

    Depends on where you're leaving the comments.

    DoFollow posts? NoFollow posts? Posts with PR? Posts without PR? etc. If you dig around you can find plenty of PR1 or higher / dofollow posts from blogs that will approve quality comments. These are usually pretty strong.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    As JSProjects pointed out, it greatly depends on where you are leaving them.

    Having said that, assuming that they are in good spots, it is beneficial to just use your name. As long as you aren't promoting a really spammy product/site, then you shouldn't have a problem getting links this way.

    The added benefit is you get diversity in anchor text links, and yes, assuming that the attributes are good for the site that you are commenting on they can be extremely helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by RevSEO View Post

      As JSProjects pointed out, it greatly depends on where you are leaving them.

      Having said that, assuming that they are in good spots, it is beneficial to just use your name. As long as you aren't promoting a really spammy product/site, then you shouldn't have a problem getting links this way.

      The added benefit is you get diversity in anchor text links, and yes, assuming that the attributes are good for the site that you are commenting on they can be extremely helpful.
      Using just your name and creating good comments on active blogs almost guarantees approval. You're right. At the very least it's going to give you some link diversity.

      Since commenting can be moderately time consuming I try to at least add variations of a name & anchor text on about half of the blogs I'm commenting on. The blogs that approve my comments with name / anchor text variation are added to a text file so I can go back and leave more comments in the future.
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