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Help me explain high pr blog comments vs anchor text links

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by PurpleSEO, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. PurpleSEO

    PurpleSEO Junior Member

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    Hey folks,

    Everyone says high pr blog comments give more link value than low pr comments.

    My question is, how does the blog comment effect you positively when you are essentially ranking for the name you post under.

    Ie: Ranking for "John Doe" (name you used to post) as opposed to "Dog Training" (your niche).
     
  2. jkwilson78

    jkwilson78 Regular Member Premium Member

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    You are talking about two different things.

    High PR blog comments would mean getting blog comments on a site (or even better a specific page) with high pagerank. The link you would get would have more "weight" so to speak because it came from a page with more authority in the eyes of Google.

    Getting the link alone can help rankings.

    The anchor text is kind of like "rankings boost #2". The more relevant the text to your topic the better but just getting the link even if the anchor text is a person's name is still helpful.

    I'm sure I bungled this explanation but I gave it a shot :)
     
  3. PurpleSEO

    PurpleSEO Junior Member

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    That is what I am trying to get to the bottom of. How or why does a link from a HIGH PR blog comment that has a name as an anchor text give you more points vs a link on a low pr page with relevant anchor text. How does that link give you "juice" when there is nothing it is associating that url to other than your name.

    Ultimately Google is probably the only one that can answer this, but I'm just looking for clarification from those who know more than I.
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I believe that the anchor link will be much better.

    The link with just your name as the anchor text will pass on pagerank but will have no effect on any specific keyword therefor doesn't help you that much.
     
  5. PurpleSEO

    PurpleSEO Junior Member

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    Thank you for the response david, that seems to make the most sense.

    It doesn't affect SERP, just increases your PR, is that what you are saying?
     
  6. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    Comment that you are leaving on the blog reflects your involvement in the community. Your comments, sometimes, trigger traffic towards your website.

    Webmasters get involve in blog commenting for getting some backlinking credit. If you are commenting on PR 5 blog, theoretically, you will get more credit.
     
  7. jimmyn

    jimmyn Junior Member

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    You might start ranking for your name if you leave a lot of comments! Loads of people put their keyword in the name field, but that's obvious spam/link building.

    More high PR links in general can help with ranking for longer tail stuff, whatever their anchor text.