Blog Commenting: How does it work?
Someone has written a blog post and normally there’s a section where you can leave and write a text or your comment about the blog post. You also can put in your name, email address, website, and your actual comment and then you hit submit or post comment. And then your comment should appear underneath the blog.
Usually the comments section is visible after every the blog post where’s the intention is to be interactive. Its main purpose is for people to leave commentaries or opinion about that certain blog post.
Here’s a sample of blog commenting:
Things to consider when building backlinks through blog commenting
- High PageRank – I highly recommend going after high PageRank web pages first. The higher the PageRank of the page you’re commenting on is the better.
- Do Follow – Similar to high PageRank web pages, do follow sites are better than no follow sites. However, we want our backlink building through blog commenting to look natural and not suspicious to Google, so have a mixture of these two kinds of baclinks. No follow sites are still valuable if you place your links in an authority and highly trusted sites.
- Contextual links – whenever possible, use your keyword/keyphrases as your anchor text. At the same time, surround that anchor text with other texts. In other words, put your link in the middle of your comment rather than just a link on its own. If you can’t just put in links. J
- Do not spam – Read the post and add value to the actual blog post. It does not have to be very long but at least make some sort of effort. Blog administrators are smart enough to detect automated or software inserted comments. A little tip is to call the author name at the start of the comment.
- Set yourself a target – When your blog commenting, set yourself a goal every day or at least every week and stick to it. If you don’t have a goal, you might just not get ‘round to do a stuff. Whether you set 10, 20 or 30 links per week from blog commenting, as long as you stick with it and reach for that goal.
Now with those considerations being said, let us look at some ways how we can find blogs to comment on.
Regular Google Blog Search – Just go to http://www.google.com/blogsearch and search your topic of the keyword you intend to comment on.
Google Advance Searching – Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_search and type in the words and phrases as seen on the image below.
Aggressive Backlinking Strategy through Blog Commenting
If you want to achieve high rank success in your choice of keyword, you need to be naturally aggressive. Search Engine Optimization is a battlefield and not a park to enjoy the scenery.
To be aggressive I mean – to purposely plant links on several pages on authority sites or high PageRank sites. As soon as you publish your website on the web, you create these kinds of links to let them age. Search engine also considers time or age as a significant factor in ranking websites.
A strong aggressive backlinking strategy has these attributes:
- Backlinks must be dofollow
- Pages should be relevant with the destination page of the backlink
- Main page of the linking page must have at least PR 3
- Backlinking page should allow keywords as anchor text for backlinks
Blog Commenting is a basic yet one of the most effective strategies of SEO. But how do you do it effectively and efficiently?
To find blog pages to comment on, here are the steps:
- Go to google.com and search: “your blog’s keyword”
- Go to Google Blogs and search: “your blog’s keyword”
- To make your searching more specific and targeted, go to google.com and search: site:.edu inurl:blog “post a comment” –“comments closed” –“you must be logged in” “your keyword” (you can always change the “site” with .com, .org, .gov, etc.)
On most of my campaigns, I create 10 backlinks per day on the first month. Usually I focus on authority sites with .gov and .edu domains. Again, PageRank is important in backlinking so consider doing this initially on really high PR websites. After that, I just maintain at least 2 blog comments per day.
As a friendly reminder, in order for your comment to be worthy of the blog admin’s approval, be sure that your comment content is not spammy. You can add to what the blogger wrote, post an open question, or leave your opinion about the topic discussed in the post.
Start with this post! Leave your reactions and suggestions in the comments section.
All the best to you,