Can blog commenting hurt my rankings?

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Hi,

I'm considering buying a couple of blog commenting gigs on fiverr.
Would this be able to hurt my ranking? I mean, it's from sites that are open for comments.
Or would the worst case simply be that the links don't have a positive impact on my rankings?
Is it really necessary that the links come from 'relevant' sites?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author theseoproz
    Most of the gigs on Fiverr for SEO are a waste. If you buy blog comments that are no-follow than they should have little or no impact on your site. If you get do-follow comments that could impact your site negatively if they are from spam filled, typical blog commenting gigs you will find on fivver.

    What is the reason for wanting to buy a blog comment blast? If it is just for link building you would be better off to buy a permanent guest post on Fiverr.

    Relevancy is important in SEO nowadays, the real question is what is relevant?
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  • Profile picture of the author evilclown
    Comments links can hurt you if not done right. As you know many spammers use this method, even its effectiveness has been reduced.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I don't think that blog commenting may hurt your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author PapaPizza
    Don't spam and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    Really, you do not want to use blog comments to rank your site, especially from fiver.

    You want a diverse profile of different web engines such as web 2.0's, articles etc with a decent PR DA/PA.

    Private blog networks also are useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Converting Copy
    Depends how spammy the pages being commented on are. Plus if it's a page with tons of comments (the easiest to find and likely where Fiverr gigs would be commenting) then at best it won't benefit your site at all because the "juice" is much too diluted. Ideally it'd at least be relevant to your site, and I suppose if we're talking in terms of the ideal then it'd be pages with little to no other comments on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author netanel23
    In excess blog commenting could hurt a sites rankings, Matt Cutts suggest using your name when commenting. That means don't use your anchor text as your name, that will trigger a penalty potentially at some point if they think you are over doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Yesterday I found a blog post that had over 12,000 outbound links (fail) on a single page (not even exaggerating, lmao).
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  • Profile picture of the author Flathead
    Thanks to the Mods for moving my thread! Sometimes my fingers type faster than my eyes read..haha.
    Very useful info guys/girls!

    What about the services on Fiverr offering a diverse amount of SEO 'Juice' at a low cost? Still too risky?
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Below is an article that is somewhat relevant to your query, hope it helps..
    Blog Comment Spam Can Hurt Your Rankings
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    • Profile picture of the author DiggitySEO
      Please don't get a Fiverr gig for comment backlinks. This is a surefire way to tank your site.

      Comment links in general hardly ever help. Yet its an easy way to trigger a penalty if you happen to make some or tons on shady sites.

      What works now is high powered (PR/PA/DA) backlinks from relevant sites. You could probably get more value from getting one single PR3 backlink from a site in your niche (which also can be as cheap as $5) than 1000 Fiverr comments.
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      • Profile picture of the author FingerPicker
        To answer your question: I don't think they will hurt your rankings, as long as they are on the right websites and they do not seem spammy.

        Something else you might want to consider:

        Comments can help you get some backlinks but most important thing about comments for me is that you are able to promote your blog on other blogs by leaving a good comment. You can drag new visitors to your site and also connect with the bloggers on whose website you're commenting.

        Letting someone else do the job means it'll probably won't be the right promotion you are looking for.

        Just my 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author BripTech
      Like other users already said, blog comments are worth ONLY if done properly.

      My suggestion is: take down a note of 10-12 very high quality blog strictly related to your niche, and do by yourself manual comments. That is in my opinion the best way to approach that specifical link building technique.

      IMHO of course
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  • Profile picture of the author easypr
    In my opinion blog commenting is just waste of time, it is not helpful to your business or keywords. And if you buy blog commenting gigs from fivver, they provide you bulk comments, and if add comments in spammy or penalized website then its hurts your website too. So i suggest if you really need blog commenting doit yourself or hire some reputed company or professional..
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Thanks for all the replies, guys. Really useful.
    The reason I'm asking is that I've found a ton of backlinks for some of my competitors, and I'm starting to comment on some of the same sites as they are, and it really takes time (but that's how it is), so I was just seeing if there was a faster way to do this (read: get someone else to do it).

    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    THomas
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  • Profile picture of the author jenrlo
    Hi Thomas
    It looks like you have had really good advice. Fivver is useful for things that don't directly affect your site, eg logo design, help with a header etc but never for something that could directly affect your site.
    Nothing wrong with outsourcing but choose carefully and go to a company with a good and proven track record.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    Blog comments is a really intensive process in gaining backlinks but should go in a natural way. Buy and sell clog comments will not only harm the ranking but also there is a chance of getting penalized. So be very careful in doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author reddy183
    Hi ThomasTe,

    Your targeted neeche related blog commenting will boost your search engine rankings. And that to don't do spammy back links.

    Regards,
    Reddy Sekhar Reddy.K,
    SEO Analyst.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Originally Posted by ThomasTe View Post

    Hi,

    I'm considering buying a couple of blog commenting gigs on fiverr.
    Would this be able to hurt my ranking? I mean, it's from sites that are open for comments.
    Or would the worst case simply be that the links don't have a positive impact on my rankings?
    Is it really necessary that the links come from 'relevant' sites?

    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    Thomas
    Absolutely avoid those types of gigs if you're interested in blog commenting. Blasting thousands of spam-filled blogs with crappy comments is the wrong way to go about it and is going to do more harm than good.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikesmithgit11
    Blog commenting is good tool but this should be done according to Google guideline without spamming and under niche based blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Assignmentwriter
    Instead of buying blog comments, use ScrapeBox – Harvest, Check, Ping, Post this is best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author anoopsparx
    Do not target keywords in a blog comment. Use your Brand Name or your personal name. Try to get links from high quality sites having PR 5 to PR9 if possible. Try to post 5 to 6 comments in a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Great input, thanks, guys!

    Best regards,
    Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Methew
    Do blog commenting on different blogs related to your category. And comment according to post.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohitaddnectar
    I don't think so blog commenting effects to your rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaluuu
    Do it safe, doing seo is not just throwing baclinks here and there with hundreds.
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