This will be a series of post on how to build quality backlinks indexed by Google and this post will be on how to build quality backlinks by commenting on blogs.
Commenting On Blogs
I feel that commenting on blogs actually help me a lot in obtaining backlinks. I gave constructive comments on related topic blogs and contribute to the content of the post. If you notice, I did not comment for the sake of obtaining backlinks but instead I comment because I feel that I have something in which I could contribute to the community.
I know there are times where people deleted my comments because my comment has actually rebuked some of the content points that they have post. I know that by doing so I will risk my comment being deleted but I just don't like to just say that their post is good even though I disagree with their content. I know bloggers love to hear good comments but I do not want to deceive myself.
I personally feel there is nothing wrong if you really make a mistake in your post and someone actually corrected you. It creates a learning opportunity for yourself as well as your blog community. I urge all bloggers to be more "open" and be ready to accept criticism.
However, there are difference between commenting on a "dofollow" and a "nofollow" blog. Read on for more details.
"DoFollow" Vs "NoFollow"
It is always better to comment on blogs that are "dofollow" in order to get backlinks. What is "dofollow"? It is basically a term to describe whether a website allow spiders to crawl weblinks that are shown on the page. So for example, when you comment on a "dofollow" blog with your web URL attached to the comment, Google's spider that crawl the "dofollow" blog will crawl to yours as well due to the web URL you have left in the comment section. The "nofollow" blog works directly the opposite.
I know the next question would probably be how would I know if the blog is "dofollow" or "nofollow". I personally use Firefox as my internet browser because I love the plug ins that are available. In this case, I used a plug in from ZacheryFox's . This plug in will highlight links on the website that are "nofollow" or "dofollow" with different colour codes. Pink highlighted links mean "nofollow" while violet highlighed links mean "dofollow". I recommend using this plug in because it will be easier to identify the nature of the links and you can do it just by browsing the website with this plug in on.
I have to admit that I am not very technical abled and do not know how I could help you if you are using IE as your internet browser. Anyone here using IE that will be able to help me with this?
3 Reasons Why People Use "NoFollow"
1) Paid Links
Google hates paid links and therefore blogs that actually put paid links on their site will usually be "nofollow". Paid links are links paid by the owner of the link to place it on another website usually with high PR. This is because they want to get some quality backlinks from high PR websites in the easier way in which this case is by paying. As a result, Google advises blog to set to the "NoFollow" attribute in which the paid link will not get any PR juice but will still received traffic from it.
2) Prevent Comment Spams
Many bloggers know that they can get some great backlinks if they leave their URL on the comment section of other blogs. As a result, they will go around just to promote their website in other blog's comment section instead of providing constructive comments. These group of people are also the cause to why blogs begin to take the "nofollow" attributes.
3) For you to discuss and let me know. Think about this and post in the comments to share with the rest. If you are wondering, my blog is a "DoFollow" blog.
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