Blog commenting still work for traffic?

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  1. ChrisLeads

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    Is blog commenting still effective considering that a lot of strategies are keep on popping up after the updates?
     
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    it is. spammers wouldn't be combatant if it don't work.
     
  3. Owen

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    Yes, it will work unless you do SPAM.

    Quality comment is an art of attraction.
     
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    It works more for backlinks, if the blog is dofollow, more than it does for traffic. Blog readers don't pay attention to spammed links.
     
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    Blog commenting was always and is still an excellent SEO technique if done properly i.e. commenting intelligently (adding value) on niche related blogs....No matter how many new techniques spring up...

    While commenting on a no-follow blog might get you streams of referral traffic, commenting on a do-follow blog brings you backlinking credit (And Google does give importance to such links :] ).

    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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    Blog Commenting >> for me >> is more like social networking and interaction with other users and people reading contents and sharing their ideas about it. When you comment on something else, people would be reading your comment and either react on it or not. When they do, you tend to create your own personal and business affection from your comment and people would be quite curious as to who you are - tries to link to you - etc. There are many possibilities and like forums >> blog commenting can be a good way to build your credibility, share your idea, agree or disagree with others' ideas -etc


    Thanks,
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    The Penguin update virtually wipes out the back link value of most blog comments, so I agree with Mark that it's about engaging with people.

    Blog commenting is similar to forum commenting. If you have something of value to add to the discussion, do so. But to post "hey, me too" or just blathering about your offerings is not an effective way to engage a reader.

    Be aware of the mixed results in all "commenting" strategies. When there are many blog comments (or a very long forum thread) it's easy for your comment (no matter how insightful) to be lost in the crowd. On the other hand, when there are few blog comments (or a desolate forum topic) then there are fewer people to see your insightful comment.

    But one thing is certain - unless you actually make insightful comments, any commenting strategy is a waste of time.
     
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    Long time never participate blog comment, because it is subject to moderator approval and take time. Secondly the link juice is keep devalue. For interaction purpose, social media and forum have better result
     
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    Well, blog comments get moderated as blog owners want to get rid of just spam post on their blogs. They don't want to be easily linked to/by other websites that they just don't trust much. That's acceptable though. But it becomes worthy enough when they do make your comments live as they may have deemed it to be an insightful and helpful comment - that would even continue to raise some issue and possible topics, discussions, etc.

    Regards,
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    For as long as you keep it natural and contribute sensible comments, it can still help building links to your website. Most blog commentators are disregarding this principle probably because they are getting paid for every post they make. So they never mind the quality of their post, but what is more important with them is the quantity of their output. That is not how SEO works.
     
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    Blog commenting is work for getting backlinks.
     
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    While backlinks may have some value on the few blogs that are dofollow, both Google's Panda algorithm change and the Penguin adjustment have greatly reduced the value for SEO purposes, probably to a level that they are not worth the time if you are only looking to boost your backlinks.

    Spammers still spam blog comments for several reasons: (1) it is easy to do particularly if they use automated software that posts generic comments to thousands of blogs that are unrelated to your site's topic; (2) the spammers are mentally stuck in the internet of a decade ago and don't realize it doesn't work; (3) newbie website owners are willing to pay spammers for their services because they don't have any idea what SEO really is.

    The value in blog commenting is building awareness of your site among real users. Social networking like Facebook and Twitter have replaced a lot of the interaction, but on some blogs there is still a real community. Without comments, a blog is just a one-way newsletter - the readers cannot communicate with the blogger or his other readers. Many blogs have an active base of regular readers who read both the blogs and the comments. It is pretty easy to tell whether a blog falls into that category or not.

    Another reason to comment on blogs is that is builds a rapport with the blogger. If you have a relationship and have a good site yourself, the blogger may end up linking to your site in a post (much better than a comment link) or allow you to publish a guest post on his blog.

    Like anything else, blog commenting can either be useful or useless depending on how you do it.
     
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    yes, if your comment is informative and helpful, never expect to get traffic by just spamming
     
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    I think the comment will do the website good as a back link instead of attracting traffic.
     
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    Comments on blog will increase flow. I am wondeirng about the traffic.
     
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    If you post a relevant, enriching comment with added value to the blogger and the blog readers, and of course on a blog that share the same or similar target audience as your website, yes, it can bring traffic.
    If you comment on high profile blogs it'll also help you establish an authority and build relationships.
     
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    It works more for backlinks, if the commend is dofollow. However, most of time, the blogger will set up a striction of the commends. Moreover, the blog commend is not dofollow.
    I don't think the blog commenting will work for the traffic.
     
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    Yes. it's is. But it has to be unique blog. Not to SPAM.. Because blog is like back links. More traffic if generates you will be notified by search engine... More traffic you will get more sale.. Because blog have so do follow. So it should be unique.. Because for your website you have to generates traffic. So by this way you can.. But not to SPAM....
     
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    From a case study, i read some time ago:
    A quality comment that expresses a personal opinion, is relevant to topic and even adds something will be accepted 9/10 times.
    Using an anchor text canNOT bring the same traffic in comparison to using a real name. It Seems that a real name with a link to a website(anchor text with a real name not keywords) and a serious comment attracts user to learn more ABOUT THE USER(which means they will visit your website).
    Also, having a gravatar with a persons face(not necessarily yours, the visitor will never know) also adds trust, and can lead to traffic.
     
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  20. Greg-first

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    From comments you don't get traffic.
    Also I agree with fish,
     

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