(UPDATE 2012 – Watch out with this tactic. Getting loads of unnatural links too fast may invite a GWT Notice of Unnatural Links and eventual penalty – commenting on blogs for purely seo purposes is probably NOT a good tactic in 2012)
I don’t do that much blog commenting these days, and I certainly don’t do dofollow list commenting anymore.Ã‚ I spent nearly 2 hours making one comment on a VERY TRUSTED (PR 8 ) site for a client a couple of months ago because I knew the link I would get would be GOLD – and it was. I’d already determined the site was passing anchor text value, but there seemed to be heavy moderation going on so the comment itself would need to be stellar for them to leave my links intact and not look like some blog commenting scumbag. The comment I left was actually as much as a full blog post as a comment. I researched the topic, tested out the actual blog platform (the blog platform was unfamiliar to me and I needed to see how it handled HTML formated links) and in the end pulled together some really valuable advice and dropped a link to my client site with spot on anchor text. It took two hours to make that comment, but now one of the most trusted sites in the world links to my client with the exact anchor text we need to get to the top of Google and I didn’t piss anybody off (even Google!). Spot the difference between that type of comment and the no-mark dofollow link-droppers that leave “great site!” in your blog comments. Yes, they might do 100 comments in the time I did one comment, but mine is 100 times better. If you have a good opportunity to get a link – take all the time in the world – all night if necessary – in fact, come back next week. Don’t screw up a perfectly good chance to drop a top quality link just because you can’t be arsed to create a useful comment.