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How much will commenting on a blog post help ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ravid32, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ravid32

    ravid32 Power Member

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    And where do you guys add backlinks, in the comment or in the space where you put your name?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Ravid32,


    Great question. The degree to which your site's ranking will be improved will depend on the page rank of the blog you are commenting on. The less authoritative that site is, the less potent the link juice will be.

    Most commenting systems allow for anchor tags to be placed in the comment section. Some may allow it in the name section. It really depends on what the blog administrator has installed for commenting.

    You should note that this isn't always the best strategy for building backlinks because a lot of commenting systems are set up as no-follow so even if you put a link in your comment, it doesn't count toward increasing your page rank. If you really want to spread awareness of your message, be sure you are adding value with every post you make and use a consistent presence.

    This post talks about no-follow commenting systems,

    http://www.jafaloo.com/2011/10/05/blog-commenting-and-pagerank-relationship/

    I highly recommend this video from SEOMoz on commenting marketing,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/comment-marketing-as-an-inbound-tactic-whiteboard-friday

    Hope this helps you,

    Shawn
     
  3. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    It can definitely help SEO to comment on relevant blogs. Just make sure you only choose blogs that are on the topic of your niche, read the post thoroughly, and leave a compelling comment that will be approve and stay approved.