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What's the use of blog comments?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by naniot, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. naniot

    naniot Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I've been building links on a daily basis for 3 weeks now and I was wondering why every tutorial recommends to comment on blogs. Every single blog I've been adding my links to give me nofollow backlinks.

    Do they still give any power to my website? I've read everywhere that they don't help getting a better rank. I actually read everywhere that google doesn't give nofollow links any attention. Should I keep commenting on blogs or is it useless and I'm wasting my time?

    Thank you!
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not all blogs no follow their comments. The ones that do aren't that great for you, other than the fact that they help add some diversity to your backlink profile.
     
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    Here is an example:

    I write a great article about "Carrots". The page is tuned for carrots and mentions carrots in appropriate ways 27 times.

    People like my article and comment:

    "I like carrots too!"

    "I think carrots are overpriced!"

    "Blue carrots are healthier for you."

    "Really? Where do you get blue carrots?"

    And then all of a sudden your page mentions carrots 273 times.

    Its the legal way to organically keyword stuff AND yes that still works and is at the core for document indexing relevance. It is why google has to pay human beings to manually penalize the practice when it is not done organically. (and this probably wont change any time soon)

    The links from them probably help a little too.
     
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  4. naniot

    naniot Registered Member

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    Most of them do, don't they? I guess it is me who doesn't have the right tools to find good blogs to comment on. I use Traffic Travis, which is a free tool and I do everything manually.

    Isn't this the reason why the links are nofollow? I thought it was to fight spam comments like these who just comment to post their links without adding anything useful to the page.
     
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    Can't control what other sites do. People have demonstrated in the past that nofollow links still offer value. The comments aren't spam if they are made by a real audience. Thats why it takes a human being to make a subjective determination as to whether or not keyword stuffing is happening... and that is why so many people still get away with the practice.
     
  6. naniot

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    I've been reading a lot on the value of nofollow links and, from what I read, the main reason they are useful is because of the traffic they can bring to the site. It doesn't really work for me since my website is not in english, unlike most of the blogs I add comments to.
     
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    Only Google knows the full story on them. I have seen pages rank with nothing but nofollow links. I don't think the reality is that cut and dry. Everyone does agree that they are not the best links, but that doesn't mean they are worthless either. I do agree... there are probably better places to spend time. :)
     
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    I'll keep on posting comments and hope to find a few blogs that give ******** backlinks. Thanks for your opinion and advice ;)
     
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    since comments has been abused it's not worth so much these days
    just do like 1-2 per week in your niche is all
     
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    No you should not stop. This gives diversity to your links. And this is true that nofollow links do not improve search rank but they are important for seo.
     
  11. Nargil

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    As a matter of fact, I have still good experience with do-follow blog comments from high TF sites. Especially for churn and burn projects they are invaluable, because they get indexed almost immediatelly. And they are also a great way to dillute your anchors. Not to mention, they still provide quite decent initial boost.
     
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    You won't suffer without comments.
     
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    They definitely help if they're do-follow, but out of all the blog comments I've posted, only one gave me a do-follow backlink. The tool I use doesn't tell me in advance if the blog comment is do-follow on nofollow, so I always find out after I post the comment.
     
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    So either do it manually or outsource it, if you don't know what you are doing.
     
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    go forward , but don't do too much just from 1-3 /w
     
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    you dont have good strategy
    you need 3-4 links in a month
    and 3-4 social links in a month
     
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    Adding comments on relevant blogs in your niche is generally a good idea - if they are good comments, adding value to the conversation and asking/answering questions. They can be good in long term, not just for link juice, but for building your brand awareness and influence.
     
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    Trust me comment backlinks is not good for money site unless its from site where comments approval rate is really low.
     
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    I see four positives to utilizing blog commenting as a backlink strategy:
    1. Diversity of type of links for one's website
    2. Diversity for type of no-follow vs follow links
    3. Building relationships with writers/bloggers/site owners to pitch a guest blog, retweet, share, resource link etc.
    4. Encouraging content to be added to more content via comments on one's blog will help rankings because longer content wins usually and comments are content
     
  20. VijaySEO

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    Comments are a good way to get (nofollow usually) links on very authoritative pages in your niche. They are valuable, even though they don't pass link value.