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New Way To Add a Backlink To A Comment?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by losille, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. losille

    losille Junior Member

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    Maybe not new but new to me.

    After daily spam attacks by a porn site, I have removed the input field for a website.

    Lately I have noticed that people are putting the website in the name field.

    It shows up on the comment like this:

    Comment by Carley Henson hssp://herwebsitename.com/ on September 10, 2011

    Would Google use this like any other backlink?
    Does it count if there is no keyword attached to the url?
     
  2. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    If it is clickable and leads to the website advertised then yes it is a legitimate backlink. No anchor text would just mean it is not targetted towards a specific search term but will improve general ranking of the site.

    You could always use Akismet to stop spam :D
     
  3. jimmy87

    jimmy87 Newbie

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    I would just disable the links for comments, or install a nofollow plugin for comments/posts. And Yes you should definitely install akismet.
     
  4. losille

    losille Junior Member

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    Thanks for responding. I was just curious if it helped them or not.

    I don't mind the comment as long as it isn't weird. I don't do marketing but after meeting all the nice people here I usually approve comments with backlinks if it isn't porn or viagara. AND they didn't post to more than 2 pages.

    I do use Akismet. However, the person that created a nightmare was hitting me a blast 4 or 5 times a day. Each blast was pages and pages of spam. I deleted it and there would be another blast.