Commenting on blogs to increase backlinks to your blog is nothing new. People have left comments on blogs for this very reason for, well, just about as long as blogging has been around. Unfortunately, due to bad blogging advice, automated blog commenting software, and leaving the wrong comments on the wrong blogs – leaving comments on blogs to increase backlinks is quickly becoming a dead practice.
In 1997 the term weblog became known and in 1999 the term blog was created. In 1999 there were only 100 web diaries and in 2005 there was a remarkable 50,000,000 started; long way from were they started, don’t you think?
But, personally, I have great success guest posting for other business My Flickr profile and I can attribute tens of thousands of dollars in revenue to this strategy. And this blog is all about sharing what can work, and allows you to make the decision to use or not to use. Sharing is caring.
Many times you are able to only really know the motive of a blogger immediately after you get to know his or her character and nature. Just realize that most bloggers will not be out to scam readers but their links might or might not be influenced by their capability to make money with online blogs that link.
When these attacks happen, all you have to do is release a positive campaign that counters the attack. Make it very clear and speak to the logic of the issue. Stress how the truth is your great business and how it helps the client. Ultimately, to flex this way, the business does have to be good. Use reason, but never put the other person in the wrong. Confront their concerns and get rid of them.
Services like Google Places, Yelp, Yahoo Place or Bing may have already listed information about your business online as well as created online profiles. Use this to expand your web presence. All these services provide you with an option to show your business as you want your business to be shown to the public. Claim and update your Business profiles as soon as possible. Be consistent on each network so the same information is listed which will make the search engines find your business more efficiently.
Because there’s a cost to these lists, fewer people use them. However, in my experience, many of these purchased lists are still spammed to death because there’s no oversight on the commenting quality. Like number 1 above, many of the blogs on purchased lists soon switch their commenting to nofollow fairly quickly.
Finally, it makes no sense to keep wasting time doing in hours what can be done in minutes. There are great software that smart alects design daily to help us out and make life easier. Take advantage of them and start seeing better results in your blogging experience.