Originally Posted by Giap
What Is The Real Value Of Inbound Links From Your Blog Comments?
I have done much research on Inbound Links but I cannot find any exact affirmation on the
real value of inbound links from your blog comments.
I am certain these are high value inbound links:
1. One-way inbound links from the anchor text of relevant content PageRank 1-10 sites.
2. One-way inbound links from relevant Directories with high PageRank.
3. One-way inbound links from the anchor text of relevant content PageRank 1-10 Article Directory sites.
4. One-way inbound links from PageRank 1-10 Social Bookmarking sites.
There are some value regarding inbound links from your blog comments, but how much?
From an empirical analysis point of view, I don't think the search engines would assign good
value to these blog comments links.
Search engines use inbound links as third party votes to the quality of the web pages for ranking.
Blog comments are self generated, how can that count as third party endorsing votes to your own sites?
It would be helpful if you can ascertain the real value of inbound links from your blog comments.
Any personal experience?
Because of the above uncertainties and for the sole purpose of getting inbound links,
I have not done blog comments so far.
What is your view?
I find it funny that you consider #2, #3, and #4 in your list as "high value inbound links" yet you say that blog commenting links carry less value somehow because "Blog comments are self generated" and question "how can [self generated blog comments] count as third party endorsing votes to your own sites".
Don't you know that directory submissions, article submissions, social bookmarking, blog commenting, forum signatures, etc. are ALL "self generated" links NONE of which are "third party endorsing votes to your own sites." These are ALL unnatural link building techniques where a webmaster "plants" links to his/her site on another site. None are "natural" link building techniques where other webmasters freely give a link to your site because they see it as a great resource for their visitors.
Don't get me wrong... Personally, I think blog commenting is pretty much a total waste of time if you are looking for it from an SEO perspective and somehow thinking those blog comment links will help rankings. 99.999+% of blog comments on the web a NOFOLLOW links and are counted from a ranking perspective at VERY few search engines... and only in the second tier engines. In the time it takes to identify relevant "do" FOLLOW blogs in my niche, I can find dozens of forums, article submission sites, directories, etc. where I can build FOLLOWed links.
Blog commenting still has value if you are commenting on blogs related to your niche as it can drive very targeted traffic to your site, assuming your participation in the discussions leads readers to believe you know WTH you're talking about. But from an SEO perspective, it is a poor link building strategy IMO.