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Commenting on your own blog for SEO purposes?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ButcherPete, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    A couple questions:

    1. When ranking websites, does Google take blog post comments into account as a sign that a website is active and popular?

    2. If so, can I just make these comments myself? Because as the webmaster, I'm the only one who can see that they all came from the same IP, right?
     
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    1. If you only have blog comments they'll nuke you. If your comments seem relevant and on relevant sites, they count towards reputation, not PR(nofollow), plus they may get you traffic.

    2. Better make them yourself for your main money site. Automated bots will create crappy comments and you'll be reported in 5 minutes and then penalized.
     
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    Im interested in this answer too, and i also have a few facebook pages, and wondered if i put my links on those pages, if it would have a good seo effect.

    Doesn't google track the ip's though? Obviously proxies can be used.
     
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    Besides this you can also be the only visitor there, but if you visit your site 1000 times/day Google will love your site. So, make articles by yourself, comment by yourself and visit by yourself. Rinse and repeat. You're onto something spectacular
     
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    Google gives the lowest priority for text/words published on comments. So it will basically waste your time and will not increase the page relevance if you keep commenting on your own posts. Also, Google can detect what is the real content of your website and what is user comment.

    The only thing they say that is important about comments is that they make the page "fresh" for Google each time the crawlers enter in, because it will see that has a new block of "content", but since they can detect what is comment and what is real content, I don't believe this theory.

    To be honest, I highly encourage you to remove comments from your blog. Except in cases where the community can post useful information and start a discussion, otherwise it will only increase the weight of your page HTML and leave a open door for spammers.
     
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  6. Martin Coleman

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    Hi, I don't think Google put so much effort on your comments IP.
    The most important think is backlinks, if people talk about your site and write REAL comments about it at different site , make your site rank a lot higher. Your site needs real people feedback.. nothing beat that.
     
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    Refrain from doing blog comments on your own website, unless you are replying to someone else's comment.
     
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    i just wasted half of minute
     
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  9. ButcherPete

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    Any reason why? Will Google be able to tell if I made the comments from my own IP?

    I'm talking about making actual relevant and well-written comments that are supposedly from readers (but are actually from me) not just stupid crap like "great post!" and "awesome, good info!"
     
  10. Free Man

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    Then you should continue to be "active" for as long as some real discussion begins, because there's no point of doing it otherwise. There might be some SEO benefit, cutts knows, but i honestly can't see this making huge difference. I believe you would have to fake a lot of popularity to make some impact.

    You'll only start to feel weird after a while if you stick to that as you will realize that you are trying to have a meaningful discussion/argument with yourself on your website, in comments section, quite possibly without effect. Not worth the time IMO.

    I mean, if you have other traffic sources starting a discussion shouldn't be hard that way. But filling the comments section with quality content as you said it, i would rather expand the article with that, for SEO purposes.
     
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    A lot of the big blogs today commented on their own posts in the beginning. I could tell by the grammar and the stupid discussion that it was the authors themselves.

    I remember thinking "this MF ain't going nowhere". Years later and he's teaching everyone how "to make money online".... The self-commenting bastards of old day are making more than I who had only legit comments..... Sigh.
     
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    If you have wordpress, you can edit the comments left by spam and take away their websites and use it for content and it will show some other ip. Not sure how effective it is though, would add some relevance to your post
     
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    it will make your blog look more active and popular to the new visitors.. not sure about improvement in rankings though as i have very low knowledge in SEO..
     
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    When comparing with Google's latest updates, it has made blog commenting less effective than back linking source. I suggest you to try other services to build your back links in effective manner. It will be the best thing for a long run of your website.

    Good Luck!
     
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    I dont think blog comment carry any weights to seo. Better use the time to create unique articles and offer to post them on the related authority sites instead.
     
  16. antagonist

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    I think most people in this thread misunderstood your original request.

    You are referring to self-posting comments in your own blog, right?

    1. I'm pretty sure Google looks for signals regarding the site creation / site last modified time stamp.
    2. Yes, you can. Google can "see" your IP if you've installed Google Analytics or AdSense or any of their services but without then they can't. (As far as I know)

    For #2 you could use ScrapeBox and add blog comments to your blog automatically and with the additional safety of proxies.

    :peace:
     
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    Unique Domain Blog commenting with 50 external links amazing results output.
     
  18. Ubaid Iqbal

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    Blog Commenting is still a good way to increase website traffic and Rank on Google etc, if you did comments on your relevant website than they bring a traffic to your website make sure you didn't use Boot or any kind of software as well, if you did manually than wait and see you website stats, you get traffic also you get a better rank on Google, mostly search engine have a same Crawler to promote websites so if Google Crawler come and read your comment than off course Yahoo also come and so on..