Get Backlinks To Your Site Or Blog – Comment On The “Right” Blogs!

January 22, 2009 | By | 39 Replies More
Get Backlinks!

Get Backlinks!

If you have a blog or website, how to get backlinks to your site should be one of your priorities in the game of search engine optimization (SEO). Backlinks (links from other sites or blogs that are pointing to your site) are telling the search engines that your site is worth something – after all, these other sites consider your site worth linking to! Backlinks are especially precious if the site that is linking back to yours has a high PR (PageRank). Overall, the more backlinks your site has, the better for your search engine rank, and the more likely is your blog to show up within the first few pages of the SERP’s (Search Engine Result Pages).

Commenting on other blogs can be a great way to get backlinks pointing to your site/blog, – if you comment on the “right” blogs!

See, on my Internet journey I have learned that commenting on other blogs would be a great way to get traffic back to my site, because usually you can enter your blog’s address in the comment form and it will be linked to your name, so other people who click on your name will get taken to your blog. Easy! So here I was, commenting on all sorts of blogs, at the same time thinking I would be getting some backlinks, too!

But far from it. Many blogs have the so-called “no-follow” attribute enabled, which basically means even though you are creating a link to your site when commenting, the search engines will not give this backlink any value at all. It will be like it’s not there for the search engines. So it does not help you with your SEO.

To get a valuable backlink to your site, you have to comment on blogs that have the attribute “do-follow” enabled for their comments. For example, if you comment on a PR3 blog that has “do-follow” enabled, when you add your link to your site in the comment form, the search engines will see that as a PR3 backlink to your site. Your site just got an SEO boost! This is especially helpful, too, if the blog you commented on is related to your niche. Even better for SEO!

Now, how do you find those elusive “do-follow” blogs?

Here is a link to a blog that lists different “do-follow” blog directories, and also talks a little more about commenting on “do-follow” blogs: Get quality backlinks by commenting on do-follow blogs. Pick a few blogs that fit with your niche and start commenting! The blog itself has a PR3 and has do-follow enabled, so you can get a free PR3 backlink straight away! Let these blogs pass some “link juice” to yours!

Don’t get me wrong here – commenting on other blogs, even if they are “no-follow”, will always generate traffic back to your site, and you should not dismiss commenting on “no-follow” blogs. After all, this is all about interaction with each other, not just fighting for better search engine placement (or is it??? 😉 )

As a closing thought, I am thinking about possibly enabling do-follow on my blog here. But I need to find out a bit more about it first. Because I have read that when your blog is do-follow, with every link that is pointing away from your site (basically with every comment!) your site is losing a little “link juice”. Now, I don’t know yet whether that is really the case or not, but on the other hand, if a blog has do-follow enabled, it becomes more attractive to its readers to interact and comment, which will make the blog more popular. Hmmmm, something to ponder….

Off you go, keep commenting on other blogs, but make it more worthwhile! Get Backlinks!

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  1. Trent_T says:

    Petra, when considering turning the do-follow on just remember that ultimately it’s about the friends and associations that you make and possibly they will include links to your blogs in some cases from their own blogs.

    This will help to override the loss of link juice so to speak.

    I have made great associations by exchanging links with some individuals who had PR-0 sites. Did it hurt me in the short run? Probably! But I gained in the larger picture as I helped them rise to a PR-3 or better in some cases.

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  2. Brendan Will says:

    Hi Petra,

    Good post, It is always nice to get backlinks from other blogs with PR. But you have to remember also that your primarily goal is to gain traffic. So posting on sites that use nofollow tags should still be viable. I also believe that search engines will follow the link and index the page. They just will not pass PR from that link. I do not think having dofollow links out of your site is as bad everyone thinks. I believe if you want to improve the quality score of your page passing PR to other sites so as to lower PPC cost on google. Linking with dofollow links to authority sites will raise your quality score.


    Brendan Will

  3. Petra Weiss says:

    @Trent and Brendan, thanks for your comments and suggestions, guys. It is interesting to see what experiences and thoughts you have on the “Do-follow” issue!

  4. Of course if you want to get quality backlinks, comment on related blogs or sites. This is the key to having excellent backlinks!

    Thanks for this info.

  5. Petra Weiss says:

    @Chaunna, you are absolutely right, commenting on related blogs will always be your best bet. Related blogs with the do-follow attribute being the best!

  6. SEO package says:

    You brought up a good point on SEO. That’s exellent. 🙂

  7. Andy says:

    Thanks, good article! Maybe someone needs backlinkchecker? Try

  8. gargi says:

    good one!
    good way to expose our blogs!

  9. very usefull information, never knew of these before

  10. Lewis says:

    This is PERFECT.

    I have been looking for this for a while, well, information on why my links on blogs aren’t being logged as backlinks, now I know.

    I will hopefully be able to increase my backlinks, at long last. After about 3 months.


    Thank you again!
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  11. Lewis says:

    BTW, I love the things at the end of comments about my last post.

    Nice plugin!!!
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  12. Gouri says:

    Informative article. A word of caution though – Many blogs claiming to be dofollow, in fact turn out to be nofollow. So, don’t forget to check the source from the view menu of your browser.
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  13. roselynn says:

    very nice explanation, you convinced me to install commentluv and keywordluv
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  14. Great post and a great but really simple way to get quality backlinks that many people don’t even know about.

    Some really great stuff on this blog also – I’ll be keeping my eyes on you!!!

  15. Fitness Care says:

    One more great post by you and I’m really thankful for that..

  16. thim says:

    Backlinks are the key to building traffic to your site outside of keywords manipulation. Thanks for the “do follow” link!


  17. Ben says:

    Creating links by commenting on similar blogs is quite an effective way to create backlinks as long as your comments are meaningful and contribute to their article. I don’t feel it’s right to simply leave a “great post” or “thanks for the article” doing that also causes blog owners to delete your posts or even worse try to add your siteto a spam list, getting it blacklisted in many places. But if done right blog commenting is a great tactic.

    It would also be wise to couple it with other techniques such as article submission and bookmarking. My site offers a free article submission script that will allow you top create over 70 high PR links to your site.

    Great article i twas worth reading

  18. Al says:

    I really appreciate your information about do follow links and what to look for. I have been looking for how to use do follow links for a while as well as how to use keywordluv and commentluv.

    Also thank you for all the links to do follow directories.

    I also agree that submitting articles to top article directories is a good way to get link juice to a blog.

    Thank you for a great site.

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  19. Glenn Torres says:

    I agree. The backlinks in themselves are pretty important when it comes to improving rankings for your site but I’ve noticed that I get a fair amount of traffic by participating in forums and a blog’s comment community. Too bad not everyone will bother to participate just because they see a “no-follow”.
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  20. Seb Carsson says:

    I am new at this website affiliate marketing business. I am glad I found your blog Petra. You have tons of good advice. I have been struggling to get backlinks as I am not very computer savvy, although I am learning all the time. The possibility of getting hundreds dare I say thousands of backlinks to my site, ( hopefully sites on of these days ) is exciting, but very daunting. Thanks for your advice.
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  21. Jason says:

    regarding this post’s closing part, it’s just a myth. dofollow links do pass through link juice (specifically with PR), but it doesn’t mean that the linking page will lose its pagerank or be decreased. you just have to be careful with who you are allowing to link to you, particularly with bad neighborhood sites (adult sites, gambling sites, etc..) because having these kind of sites linked to you might affect your site’s authority or trust rank.
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  22. Keith Davis says:

    Hi Petra
    Thanks for the link to the “Do Follow” directory.
    I’ll certainly take a look.
    BTW – I agree with you that all links, do follow or potherwise, have some value.
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  23. Clint says:

    Thanks for using CommentLuv and KeywordLuv on your site an the information you provide about them. I don’t see enough people out there making use of these great plugins and taking advantage of the power of getting backlinks to your site. Keep up the good work!
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  24. Jenny says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. It’s great to see experienced marketers providing people is USEFUL information, especially for beginners like me
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  25. MarkAngelo says:

    This is a great site, and a direct point for the SEO’s, this will really help, thanks for this site.

  26. JMike says:

    Now i got the idea how to increase backlink for my blog…Thanks for sharing…
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  27. Thanks for the link to the list, its a pain to find quality do follow sites, especially ones that allow a decent backlink with complementary anchor text.
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  28. Mic says:

    Great bit of information. Between articles, forums, and blogs there are a lot of opportunities to get backlinks. I have never heard of do follow blogs losing any page ranking because of links going out from them though.

  29. Selina says:

    Thanks for sharing all this great information on backlinking and even pointing me to sites that have lists of dofollow and keywordluv sites.

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  30. Tosin says:

    Hi Petra, thanks for the information. I did not realise that even “Nofollow” backlinks generated traffic for your site. I landed on this site using “KeywordLuv”, which is better yet than Dofollow – but I guess most people know that already, I was probably the last to find out! 😉

  31. Arti says:

    Very impressive information here. I am learning a lot from your site. Am checking more do follow blogs now. Thanks a lot 🙂
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  32. When there is a running conversation on a blog and you want to leave your own comment, you have to give value to what the others have posted. That’s the key to creating good relationships with the other bloggers.

  33. Anand says:

    Thanks for the post. I start commenting blogs from here ….

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  35. james says:

    really nice post,

    i hope my blog will improve good, thanks a lot. i search many do follow link blog now, thanks once for your sharing. i am eager to waiting for your upcoming articles.

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