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Blog Comments - Do they really work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fredieiscool, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. fredieiscool

    fredieiscool Registered Member

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    Impressed with scrapebox, been doing sh.t loads of blog commenting. Did in all more than 10k blogs for more than 50 sites in the past 5 months. All relevant pages, relevant comments, high pr and d.f.ll.w links.
    the results for me are really not so encouraging.

    My analysis:
    1. If the outbound links are less, most of my comments are deleted in 2-3 days.
    2. If the outbound links are more, there is no link juice. In some pages, my comments are number 25, but when i go back and check in two months, the comment number is more than 2000
    3. If the relevance is not there, there is no point in having a link.

    In all, I find there is too much of crowd (b hatters like me) out there which makes the blog commenting useless in terms of link juice or efforts Vs. visible benefits (unless you have clients who are paying for blog links)

    What your experience has been? Do share the experience and if its not the best, fastest, easiest way for one way PR backlinks, were you able to discover anyting else?

    Appreciate thoughts and ideas!
     
  2. harry

    harry Junior Member

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    Yep, blogengine blogs have been swamped and even a lot of them are tightening up. It is still worth doing wordpress blogs but you'll only get the odd one to stick. Do 1000 and get 20 links, not so great as its cracked up to be imho. Once a method gets too popular it kills it.
     
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  3. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    My online activities are powered almost exclusively by links gained through blog commenting. I regularly achieve top rankings.

    Trust me, blog commenting works. You just need variation and knowledge from experience.

    I have never used an automated tool for blog commenting (let's not kid ourselves here - the real term is spamming) and I think it's this insistence on automation that creates bad effects for a lot of people. I like having direct control over my backlink profiles.

    I always like to see the site I'm spamming with my own eyes, so I can think about its relevance, PR, other outbound links and moderation status and then make a decision. It sounds too slow but it's actually not. With automated tools, you never know if there will be something "wrong" with the target site.

    One way of knowing if your links will stick is following other spammers backlink profiles. You can be pretty sure that the links they have are showing up because they have stuck.

    Regarding your analysis points:

    1) I rarely have my comments deleted for the reasons stated above.

    2) If the PR is high enough, you can still get considerable juice from sites with 100+ outbound links. I can confirm this with experience.

    3) Relevant links are better, but non relevant links definitely have value too. I can confirm once again from experience that it is possible to rank a site on 100% non relevant links.
     
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  4. oscarslater

    oscarslater Regular Member

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    slow but sure and quality link DO work.

    I am using scrapebox to get the info I need to go to the blogs and see if they are relevant.

    If they are I can easily save the url and get an outsourcer to blast away for me with decent posts.

    This again seems long winded but the results prove it is worthwhile as Micallef states above

    oscar...
     
  5. fredieiscool

    fredieiscool Registered Member

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    Many thanks for throwing light in using the blog comments.

    I use scrapebox to arrive at the target links. Then I tried to do automatic posting with negligible success rate. Have shifted to manual last month.

    I must be doing something wrong. Back to the drawing board.
     
  6. fujing

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    i do a mix of spammy automated blog comments plus manual commenting on high PR low OBL blogs from a list I have compiled over a period of time. You should always have your own list of quality places to comment, and don't share it unless u want it to be spammed the hell out of.
     
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  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Absolutely - never share your list.

    If you do, everything seems fine at first, just a few other blackhatters you shared with making reasonable comments with 1 or 2 links. But soon, the RX/tiffany jewelery spammers find the trail and blast the site, leaving 5 comments at a time with 20 links in each one. This ruins the value of the site, and the power of your link is vasly diminished.

    About 8 months back, I found a site which was packed with PR6 pages. it was unmoderated, d0follow and pristine. I was the first one to find it.

    However, even without me sharing the url with anyone, yesterday I checked it and it has been practically destroyed. Each page has over 1000 links now, diluting the power of my original links and causing a noticeable effect in my serps.

    The moral of the story - secrecy is key.
     
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  8. fujing

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    It is only a matter of time before the Replica Jewelery/Handbags/Viagra boys find out about a quality site to comment on and ruin it for everyone. I try to protect my list of good places to comment by not using the whole list for all my money sites. Mix it up a little so even if the replica spammers find one of your money sites the whole of your list is not out in the open when they check your backlinks.
     
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    The big players have multiple high PR blog sites which they link back to themselves ONLY.

    Its not very difficult to pay off some of these blogs to put up your link that appears in every page of the blog.
     
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    So thats basically the result of knowledge you get from roaming around on DP for a couple of years right...
     
  11. bhjmc

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    I think it worked extremely good for me, but I have the suspicion it was that combined with other factor like my domain being 7 years old. I was able to resuscitate it from the supplemental hell. The only thing I did was automatic blog commenting, thousands of them. 75% of the comments appear to have been removed though. Careful, don't get your domain blacklisted.
     
  12. halfpoint

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    +1 to everything Micallef has said in this thread.

    Quality posts!