Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Is Blog Commenting for SEO a Waste of Time?

By Beth McClure
Blog commenting is one of the easiest ways to get backlinks to a new or old website. In fact, an effective blog commenting strategy will make sure your backlink graph remains constant or go up with time. Find blogs related to your brand with proper keyword and while commenting do suggest your website link if it is helpful for the blogger.

Blog Commenting for SEO Tips

By Blog commenting you will get,
Website traffic as well as,

If you possess certain criteria while doing blog commenting, then you can gain a lot with this link building method. Quality is important while doing this, not the quality of links build. Concentrate on .gov, .org and .edu links, Google rate these backlinks as high quality while crawling and analyzing the backlinks. I will explain some important criteria here with which you can easily find high quality links where you can build links. Just follow the methods as it is!!

Blog Commenting Criteria:

  1. Inspect a webpage and make sure that the website is Follow.
  2. MOZ Values must be (DA>40 & PA>25)
  3. Skip WebPages with External value 75 or above.
  4. Skip WebPages with multiple comment pages for “oldest comment first” types (more than 2 comment pages in case of blogs and more than 5 comment pages in case of forums)
  5. Skip WebPages that are classified in bad neighborhood*.

*Bad Neighborhood:
Sites with the following content: Porn, Viagra, xanax, casino, slots, bingo, roulette, poker, baccarat, escorts, escortservices, vigora, spielen & vigrx etc. 

Browser Extensions used:

Ø  Linkparser, for checking Follow/ NoFollow.
Ø  SEOquake, for finding external in SERP’s.
Ø  Proxyswitchy, for switching proxy when we hit SPAM.
Ø  Multi High Light for knowing Bad N keywords.
Ø  MozBar for checking DA/PA

Blog Finding Methods

Method 1

By searching generic comments used by spammers in Google, bing in quotes (“”).  On the SERP’s we select the web pages that are Follow and check for all other criteria’s like external, BAD N, etc.
Eg:  “This is my first time visit here. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not only one having all the enjoyment right here!”

Method 2

Using special codes in Google. Search for the below phrases on Google. Replace ‘keyword’ tag with our targeted keyword (e.g. snoring, Microsoft, SEO etc.).

Example: Change “Your Keyword” with the niche keyword that you prefer,

  • Your Keywords +Blog
  • inurl:blog “niche” “leave a comment”
  • “Add comment” Your Keywords
  • “Post comment” Your Keywords
  • “Write comment” Your Keywords
  • Your Keywords “leave a comment” / “leave comment”
  • Your Keywords “Notify me of follow-up comments?”+”Submit the word you see below:”
  • Your Keywords “Remember my personal information” + “Notify me of follow-up comments?”
  • Your Keywords “Notify me of follow-up comments”
  • Your Keywords “This site uses KeywordLuv”
  • Your Keywords “Enable CommentLuv”
  • Your Keywords “You can use these tags”
  • Your Keywords “Powered by BlogEngine.NET”
  • Your Keywords “Allowed HTML tags:”
  • Your Keywords “top commenter”
  • Your Keywords “This site uses KeywordLuv”
  • Your Keywords “Enable CommentLuv”
  • inurl:keyword “commentluv”

Before Commenting:

  • Make sure to follow the below given things.
  • Actually read the post
  • Aim for three sentences minimum (or 40 words)
  • Use a real name as often as possible
  • Link to internal pages and social profiles

In blog commenting, links can be added in two ways.
  1. Follow from name
  2. Follow from comment body

Follow From Name

In this method, we add a keyword in the name field and URL in the website field. Keep in mind that we do not add links in comment body section because getting multiple links from a single comment is always spammy.

Follow From Comment Body

Here, we add links in the comment body section using “<ahref” tag or the formatting options in the comment body.

Generally, there are 5 best practices that we advise:

Target Relevant Websites

It’s always a mistake to comment for the sake of commenting. Businesses should only invest their time leaving comments on relevant websites, which will drive targeted audiences from similar niche. 

Leave Thoughtful Comments

Just as the quality of the content in that particular article, the comment you write also should be of the same quality. Each comment should be thoughtful and relevant. In other words: it should be an actual comment, not something generic or an appreciating one. 

Example for a generic comment: “This is my first time visit here. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not only one having all the enjoyment right here!”

Don’t Advertise

Some folks advertise their business (or a product/service) in their comments. This is almost always a mistake, because it looks unprofessional – and it often leads to the comment being deleted, and the commenter being banned from the website. The only exception is if the article, or another commenter, raises a question or identifies a problem that a business can authentically solve. In this way, it’s not advertising: it’s simply being helpful.

Use Naked Links or Branded Links

Other than building links from keywords, we should concentrate on naked links and branded links as well.  Naked links are simply URLs, like And branded links are the name of a business, like XY and Z . As you can see, both naked links and branded links are very transparent. There is no confusion as to where people will end up if they click either option.

One Link per Comment

It’s almost never a good idea to have more than one link per comment. The only exception is if the comment itself simply demands more than one link. For example, a business may have two websites: one for businesses, and one for consumers. If as part of leaving an organic, honest and thoughtful comment it’s necessary to provide both links, then that’s OK.

By following these methods, I am getting enough ranking with the targeted keywords. Comment on this if there know any more methods which works effectively based on the latest algorithm.  Good luck!


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