I didn't find this anywhere so I thought I would share it! Have you ever found a site with high PR that allows comments but doesnt allow any links? Heres a scenario: Lets say that you own some websites that are in the insurance niche. You are browsing on the internet and you find a good forum that is about health. You visit prchecker to check the sites pagerank and to your greatest delight you find out that the forum has a pagerank of 9! Many webmasters will see this as a great backlink opportunity so they will try to leave their site on this forum. However, your niche is insurance so you cant leave a comment with your site on this forum because it is unrelated and itll get deleted. After you register on the forum, you find out that it does not allow signatures either. That means that you cant place your website in a signature or in a comment (since its unrelated). So you question yourself, How can I place my link on the forum without getting noticed? Hmmm it cant be done. Ill just search for another high PR website and post there. End of scenario A lot of you have probably experienced this kind of scenario. You might think that leaving your site on a forum like this is not possible. Well youre wrong. A task like this can be easily done by any individual. The technique is not 100% undetectable, but itll give webmasters a hard time to find your link which will be situated on their site. So, what in the world is this technique that youre talking about?? I think that I kept you waiting long enough. You know that most websites and blogs will allow html on their comments right? To place a backlink, most of you will write down: <a href=http://www.yoursiteetc.com>Click here</a> A comment like that will usually get deleted, but what if you write: <a href=http://www.yoursiteetc.com</a> As you can see here, your link will be hidden in a smiley. No one will expect that theres a link hidden in the smiley because the smiley will look just normal! Every website will accept smileys. However, if you step onto a site that does not allow smileys, then I suggest that you use the full stop technique. <a href= http://www.yoursiteetc.com>.</a> The Full Stop technique can be used on sites that do not allow smileys. Itll still be much less detectable when compared to words such as click here. Forums allow bb code instead of html code. So, to apply this method on a forum you have to type it like this: The idea behind this is that the smiley will look normal and it will not show as a hyperlink. Ive seen some people using this technique to get backlinks from High Pr sites. <a href=http://www.yoursiteetc.com</a> No one will ever expect that you have your backlink hidden in a smiley! Conclusion Simple but effective, dont you think? Anyway, this method is not categorized as White Hat. As a matter of fact it is a SEO blackhat method and I always suggest that you stick with white hat methods. However, if you decide to use this technique, make sure that you dont end up commenting on the same websites over and over again, since that will result in spam. Use it wisely..