Blog Commenting and OBVIOUS anchor text

by thedog
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I really think blog commenting can be very effective, I've seen good results in the past, and I always leave a relevant comment.

But, I can't help feeling that, using a keyword as my name, will just get my comment un approved.

I know I can use my name, @ KEYWORD

But the anchor text is so obvious, and usually 3 or 4 words.

What do you guys do?

Is it best to just use your name?
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    Using your name makes your comment more probable for approving and it still has the feature of a backlink but it is less effective for ranking your site in top results for your desired keyword. I think the best solution is using your name when using keywords causes disapproving usually.
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  • Profile picture of the author l@ttemonarck
    Originally Posted by thedog View Post

    I really think blog commenting can be very effective, I've seen good results in the past, and I always leave a relevant comment.

    But, I can't help feeling that, using a keyword as my name, will just get my comment un approved.

    I know I can use my name, @ KEYWORD

    But the anchor text is so obvious, and usually 3 or 4 words.

    What do you guys do?

    Is it best to just use your name?
    For me name@kW would be a spamming move. Its better to use name.
    You can do follow up after your blog comment is approved.
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    • Profile picture of the author thedog
      Originally Posted by l@ttemonarck View Post

      For me name@kW would be a spamming move. Its better to use name.
      You can do follow up after your blog comment is approved.
      ah, so, if you add another comment, it will auto aprove name@ky?
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by thedog View Post

        ah, so, if you add another comment, it will auto aprove name@ky?
        Not absolutely sure but he might mean that when you place a second comment it automatically gets approved. Wordpress has that option in the Discussion settings.
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  • Profile picture of the author indybail
    Beware of Matt Cutts's comments about over optimizing. He mentioned overdoing using keywords in anchor text.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Originally Posted by thedog View Post

    I really think blog commenting can be very effective, I've seen good results in the past, and I always leave a relevant comment.

    But, I can't help feeling that, using a keyword as my name, will just get my comment un approved.

    I know I can use my name, @ KEYWORD

    But the anchor text is so obvious, and usually 3 or 4 words.

    What do you guys do?

    Is it best to just use your name?
    Mix it up. There are plenty of blogs that will accept just anchor text, plenty that will accept a variation (name + anchor text), and plenty that will ONLY accept a name.

    I'll give away a little secret. If you want to find blogs that allow variations of names + anchor text, search for the blogs as you normally would, but also include "from popular keyword"

    For example, "from weight loss tips" "from healthy recipes" etc. You'll find some blogs where others have already done this.

    Also, look for blogs using plugins that encourage comments. These blogs are usually much more forgiving when it comes to adding anchor text to your name.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Yeah, I would use my own name on all of my comments that I make. I think it makes a BIG difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Yeah, I would use my own name on all of my comments that I make. I think it makes a BIG difference.
      I try to split at least 50/50. I know Google is starting to go after "excessive" anchor text and "overly-optimized" SEO, so I think 50/50 is pretty safe.
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