Commenting on blog is beneficial or not?

jhon786's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2011
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Please share your experience on Blog Commenting. How much they are useful for getting back links and ranking to keywords. How they work. Any tip or trick most welcome.


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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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The actual definition of benefit is what we need to understand when looking at commenting on blogs.

Let me share with you few examples and choose which blog you would prefer to be part of and comment on.
  1. An authority blog in the related niche where you don't get a dofollow link but the link is a nofollow.
  2. A new blog in the related niche which offers a dofollow links to get comments on the site. This actually creates lots of comments on the blog but only for getting the links.
Now if you opt for option 1 you may not benefit entirely for being linked from that blog but actually you are leaving your link for actual audience on the site and if people find the comment useful they will end up on your not as browser but as reader.

If you opt for option 2 Google would definitely see your link but your link will be in the midst of thousand other links and so the actual benefit of being dofollow link is lost somewhere.

So now what benefits you are looking for is the REAL Question.

Blog commenting only for links is never ever beneficial according to me. I am yet to see a site which ranks pretty much for good keywords only with links from blog comments.
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jhon786's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2011
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Thanks a ton shabbir for explaining this. Will you please clear one more doubt after reading this should we spend our time on make comments on relevant blog or not.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by jhon786 View Post
Thanks a ton shabbir for explaining this. Will you please clear one more doubt after reading this should we spend our time on make comments on relevant blog or not.
I think you should comment on blogs if you think if you have anything positive to add to the blog and that will actually drive traffic to your site. Focus on humans and not on what Google would do if you comment and rest should be fine.
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C.Rebecca's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2011
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Its an excellent SEO technique if done properly i.e. commenting intelligently (adding value) on niche related blogs.
While commenting on a no-follow blog might get you streams of referral traffic, commenting on a do-follow blog brings you backlinking credit.
Blog commenting tips:
-Always comment on niche related blogs
-Comment intelligently
-If at all possible, use your real identity and photo
-Read previously posted comments on the thread
-Make your profile link point to an appropriate place

The technique works great with me, I use Keyword Country to find traffic-pulling, high authority, related blogs to comment on...I am all for it!
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interactiveweb's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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It beneficial to you but try to comments only those blog which has Good PR and your comments must be informative.
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jhon786's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2011
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Thanks c.Rebecca. Really useful information you provide. Will you please explain a lit bit more about keyword country? So that me too take advantage of it.
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jhonden's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by shabbir View Post
I think you should comment on blogs if you think if you have anything positive to add to the blog and that will actually drive traffic to your site. Focus on humans and not on what Google would do if you comment and rest should be fine.
Even I agree to your point Shabbir, Blogger also expect that comment should be relevant and must have some value inhabited on it. Usually what Webmasters do is they comment with thanks and all bla bla.
What I do with blog commenting is after commenting with acute relevancy i Submit it on Pinging Sites and it gets crawled instantly. But yes getting Do follow is really tiresome.