Do blog comments work now?

by Wahaha
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Do blog comments work now?
Nofollow comments work now?
Spam blog comments work now?
Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?

Thanks all.
#blog #comments #work
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Do not spam comments. Only use white-hat tactics have success online.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrisonJ
    Yes all types of comments can work, it just depends how many you make and on what sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author sivricmarijan
    Yes, they do! Make sure you don't spam some random blogs...write good and useful comments on good and popular blogs and this will give you inbound links and some direct traffic, which is great. Also, you will build your reputation!
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Of course it works and in my case it rocks
    Try, not to spam but build quality backlinks and Google will love you for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Berry
    yes, building a quality back-link will definitely boost your page rank, but you have to consider how strong your competitor and how many comment that you need. If you just simply wan to improve your PR, you can make an informative and maybe funny comment in an authority site, probably five comments a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello wahaha,

    Yes, all, except the spam comments, till work- it just takes time, effort, and diversity in order for them to make a difference in your Google rankings.

    Google wants the links to be natural and to come from many different sources. If they're not natural and/or they are all "dofollow" links and no "nofollow" links, it will not look natural to Google and they'll either have no effect or they'll have the opposite effect and Google will penalize you for it because it will look like you're just trying to boost your site's rankings (i.e. "SEOing" the site without "naturally" link building your site - that's why it takes time and much diversity of your links to actually boost your search engine rankings).

    Additionally, social media is playing a more prominent part as well - therefore, relevant links on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (of course! :-), LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc. will also play prominently in your search engine rankings.

    Putting random comments on blogs that have little or nothing to do with your site, and especially if you are posting a comment just to post a comment (i.e. comments with no values) will do little to nothing to help your site. Again, it all comes down to naturally growing your site's influence- if you have a brand new site and build out thousands upon thousands of links within a day with the same anchor text that encompasses the same keyword, it's going to look very UNnatural to Google, and thus, won't help your search engine rankings (could even hurt them).

    Hope this helps!

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    • Profile picture of the author EpicTraffic
      Originally Posted by jchengery View Post

      Hello wahaha,
      Additionally, social media is playing a more prominent part as well - therefore, relevant links on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (of course! :-), LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc. will also play prominently in your search engine rankings.
      Good points here. Just want to add the "new" relevant links sources like Pinterest, Clipboard, Scribd, SlideShare ... I start every SEO campaign with Press Release, too. Looks more natural to start with PR, than social links, bookmarks, documents and image sharing and then blog posts.

      Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan A
    Spam blog comments don't work at all, moreover, you will get Google penalty if you do that. This is why I never again hire someone to make back-link for me. I am afraid I will pay people to ruin my page rank instead of increasing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author january14n
    I think blog comments works as long as you do the right way. Share valuable insights, don't spam. People easily notice if the comment is a spam or not, saying "Thanks for sharing the post" is not enough if you wanted to be successful generating traffic doing blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author tz6119
    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Do blog comments work now?
    Nofollow comments work now?
    Spam blog comments work now?
    Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?

    Thanks all.
    Yes blog comments and no follow comments do work. I would recommend commenting on blogs relevant to your niche. Make sure the comments are relevant and useful.

    Stay away from spam comments not worth the time and energy.

    Of course dofollow comments are useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Yes they work, but they're typically the lowest level of link - i.e. a foundation level or junk level link.

    On their own they prove very little - if you had some social signals paired with them, they are likely to have a bigger effect, as search algorithms can see an agreement across the types that the page is useful and popular, and more importantly shared.

    These are often good to redirect through a web 2.0 property so that comment speed and link text is less of a factor due to the domain authority.

    Don't concentrate on this alone - make sure you do all sort of link building, social bookmarking, social media, forums, blogs, article marketing, guest posts and so on to get a better coverage.

    The big thing here that is automatically going to get your site ranking well is fantastic quality unique content that really offers amazing value. People naturally share this.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    If your comment is relevant to the blog you commented on then yes they do work. However, if your comment is completely unrelated to the topic of the blog it will be flagged as spam and no it won't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    High PR blog comments still work and I use it very effectively for both traffic and backlinks. The key is to pick the right blogs to comment on.
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  • Profile picture of the author nightrider85
    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Do blog comments work now?
    Nofollow comments work now?
    Spam blog comments work now?
    Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?

    Thanks all.
    1) Of course you will get backlinks..and traffic if you comment at active page...like problogger.net...good promotion strategy for new website...
    2) Nofollow comment..Yes..diversified you links type...but the most important thing here is find a blog with active people as well...as an example, let's say problogger.net, even it's no follow but still a lot of people comment there because there a lots of traffic...
    3) Spam Blog Comment - YES but not to drive traffic..but to get you backlinks indexed...visit matt's site to know moremore..The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building Part 4 - Matthew Woodward
    4) You guess ...
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Due to the Penguin era, diversity anchor texts on many comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    Here is a thing that many never seem to mention when talking about blog comments and blog commenting.

    Look at it from an angle of driving traffic, and not the backlink. Whilst backlinks are important, if you go to quality blogs within a specific niche, and you leave your comment (without spamming) it will most likely get published, replied to, and even possibly have others interacting with you. If you then have a link to a niche related site, you are going to have people clicking through and over to your website.

    Blog commeing is more about the traffic and interaction within the niche than JUST for the backlinks. Whilst the backlink is still good, I never even consider whether they are dofollow or nofollow.

    The reason that many spam is down to the the fact that they do not want to do the work, or find it hard. My advice is look to visit quality blogs with traffic, interact with the community and leave your comments on these posts. You will gain backlinks, drive traffic and see success in doing so.

    As a tip, learn to record all of the sites that you have commented upon, this way you can return and follow up. You can even return some time later and leave more comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author welshgirl2
    Hello

    Yes, blog commenting does work.

    The trick is not to comment on blogs for the backlinks or for search engines. Leave comments for the "people".

    Read the blog post you are commenting on and make sure you understand it. Leave a meaningful comment that is relevant to the blog post and adds some value to it. Interact with the person who wrote the blog post and with others who have commented.

    Making new contacts should be your main reason to comment on blogs - The backlink should be a bonus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Do blog comments work now?
    Yes. They can get traffic, and they can even get relevant backlinks, too (though that's an afterthought).

    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Nofollow comments work now?
    Yes. I get the same benefits from them as I get from "do-follow" ones.

    I don't care (and don't even check) whether any blogs on which I comment are no-follow, because I benefit from those anyway. All I care about is their quality and relevance. (I'd care about their traffic, too, if I could, I suppose, but I have no realistic way of measuring that).

    No-Follow Blog Comments - Are They Worth Posting?
    What is a high quality blog comment worth to you?
    Commenting On Other Blogs to Build Backlinks?
    Blog commenting on auto
    Struggling to find this particular type of blog comment service
    Blog commenting...?

    What matters is to add value with your comments.

    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Spam blog comments work now?
    No. They've never worked. And now they're more likely to do harm than good.

    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?
    Clearly not, if you think about it. Not "all". Otherwise things like "do-follow" article directory backlinks would have value, which they obviously don't, and Google has made quite sure of that.

    What matter are relevance and quality. Not so much "no/do-follow", not so much page ranks, and not so much "numbers of backlinks".

    People who have already mistakenly decided that "no-follow" backlinks are no good for SEO may not be interested, but others who are a little more open-minded will find many threads here explaining/discussing interesting things about no-follow links: this one might start you off, and then there's more here, here, here, here, here, and so on.

    But the SEO Forum is the place to discuss this point, anyway: Adsense / PPC / SEO Discussion Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author Leo Martinez
    If its legit, if its tailored, if its on topic, if its not mass posted, if its a REAL comment, then I don't see why it wouldn't work. But no, no more juice power. And even if it did, you will get in trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    They work in a variety of ways, I use to make $500 a month on Fiverr just for commenting on other people's blogs. The main reason why people need this is for these reasons:

    - Quality backlinks
    - Start a conversation their blog.
    - Make the blog look popular to their readers
    - Gain better business relations to other blogs yo comment on.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Blog commenting has been working for me. The key is to write good comments because if you don't you won't stand out from the other commenters and people won't click through to your site. The SEO benefit isn't what I care about I'm more into getting click throughs to my site. It's a great way to ethically steal someone's traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Blasting thousands of random blogs with junk comments = does not work.

    Manually leaving comments that you'd approve on YOUR site = works.
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Do blog comments work now?
    Nofollow comments work now?
    Spam blog comments work now?
    Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes if they are approved by the site owner or it's an auto-approve blog
    Yes

    Here's a nice juicy PR5 page to comment on: PubCon 2012 slides: disavow links tool
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  • Profile picture of the author murphyy
    Yes still now blog comment has value on SEO but it shodn't be spammy.Do just natural comment on relevant topics and discuss informative way.
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  • Profile picture of the author muneer195
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    yes it work's depends on your anchor text and keyword competetion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abbie88
    Looks like warriors said similar and in my case, I agree with that.
    Blog commenting still works but you should do it the right way:
    Good quality sites, no spam, relevant comments, related topics, no matter dofollow or nofollow and anchor diversification.
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  • Profile picture of the author RossIT
    depends on the site, yes they work, obviously they won't have any effect if they are (NoFolow) however some people beleive it makes your backlining look natural to have both follow and nofollo links.
    It also depends on the authority of the site the page rank etc, also how competitive your keyword is that your trying to rank, if its high then blog comments etc won't really make that uch difference!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    If they are sending traffics then they are good, so try to comment on those blogs which are related blogs with high traffic and quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author lavathemes
    Blog commenting is nice way to build traffic to your site, if you do it extensively and in the right manner with lot of focus.Leaving a well-placed comment on a blog can still be useful for SEO purposes – while blog commenting has always been seen as a link-building method, it can also be considered to be a valuable social / activity signal.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevejhon1
    When You Are Working For Generating The Backlinks, The Blog Comments Are Played Best Role In This Regard. The Comments On High Page Rank Blogs Which Gives You Dofollow Links Are Help More And Avoid From Spamming Is Necessary To Get Good Results.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Blog commenting can be useful and effective provided your comment is valuable. But we don’t recommend it. Aside from the reason that most sites are moderated, it could also be time consuming. Deleted comments would cause negative link velocity and could decrease your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Blog commenting can be useful and effective provided your comment is valuable. But we don't recommend it. Aside from the reason that most sites are moderated, it could also be time consuming. Deleted comments would cause negative link velocity and could decrease your rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author Guru SEO
      if you are only talking about backling power , I would guess that it is worth as much as the US penny. Normal link or nofollow links, not much difference when it comes to comments, you think your PR is going to change because of that . It will drive traffic and reinforce your rel=author if you use this with your site.

      Backlinks are slowly going away, yes I know , you all want to shoot me.

      But, be serious , you think Google needs backlinks to see what site is popular and relevant. Why do you think new pages are brought forward on the first page, only because they are fresh ??? Google can pump the metrics of every page for specific keywords and judge the relevance based on that.

      How do I know all of this ? Like Nostradamus, I used to smoke weed and have dreams about SEO and Google future Algorithm.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I'd have to say it depends on your niche. For a lot of local service type niches, blog commenting can be a huge waste of time. I know for my niche it is. Because there are no relevant blogs that represent local traffic, talking about my niche. There are sites, not open to comments, but not open blogs.

    So for me its a huge waste of time. I much rather do geotargeted YT videos.

    Although I'd imagine for most niches, it is useful. Just not mine.

    You really have to keep in mind either way how much time you're wasting typing comments vs another activity you can be doing that may produce better results.

    -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author Mission0ps
    The only comments worth delivering are the ones that add value to the readers following you and support the fact that you" actually read the post"

    Do blog comments work now? - Always when delivered for the right purpose.. or expect to be deleted by the webmaster.

    Nofollow comments work now? - Matters not at the end of the day ... you must engage - you want the "reader to click through to your link not the robot!

    Spam blog comments work now? - I think you know my answer to that one :p

    Peace...
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  • Profile picture of the author 808glass
    Originally Posted by Wahaha View Post

    Do blog comments work now?
    Yes
    Nofollow comments work now?
    Not as much link juice as a dofollow but you should have some to make your backlink portfolio look natural
    Spam blog comments work now?
    No, stay away from this, especially if you want to pass the test of time with future google updates
    Are all dofollow backlinks useful to my website?
    Yes! These pass the most link juice to your website.

    Thanks all.
    Happy hunting
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  • Profile picture of the author seo_submission
    Yes it work , Try to use the links on tier 2.
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