Blog Comment Posting
In 2005 a spam technique of “Blog Commenting” became very popular
and thousands of blogs were getting bombarded with useless comments
that only provided a link to a website. Most of these links were related to
RX, pornography or gambling and none of them providing anything of
value to the websites they were posted to.
Later that year Google and the other major search engines started using
a “nofollow” tag that when put with a link removed the “search engine
value” to that link and for pure link popularity purposes rendered it
Comment spamming is still very prevalent and it you own a blog and do
not have some form of moderation and spam protection, you know all to
well the amount of spam that you will see in a very short time.
So, does this mean the blog commenting is completely useless?
NO… and in fact it is still very effective if you do it right. The problem is
99% of the population that is trying this technique have absolutely no
idea what they are doing and so for 99% of the population it is not
working as well as it could be, or if at all for that matter.
So how do you use blog commenting effectively?
Well first of all you have to realize that blogs are still very popular and
there are many individuals and businesses that use blogs for various
reasons. Many of these blogs get a lot of both search engine and
human traffic. That means that if you can find popular blogs and you
can post worthwhile content on them, then not only might you get search
engine spiders to your site, but you might also get human traffic as well.
What about the “nofollow” tag?
The fact remains that lots of blogs use this for all links on their sites but
many do not. The other fact is that the nofollow does not stop search
engines from following the link it just prevents any of the weight being
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