The issue of building backlinks has being a big one for SEOs since the recent Google Penguin updates. The effect of the update on many sites when it launched is still very fresh in the minds of those who got hit!
Like I pointed out in my post, "The Watertight Strategy for effectively Writing Content for SEO in A Post-Penguin Internet!" Google regards backlinks as a vote of confidence from the linking site. This means you will have towork to earn this vote of confidence. Google is not expecting you to use some covert tactics to get the backlinks.
But, we do use different covert tactics like blog commenting!
It's not a secret that majority of bloggers commit to blog commenting not just because they want to network or connect with other bloggers but because they want to build backlinks from such comments.
One creative tactic that bloggers have been using over the years to build backlinks through blog commenting is the use of the Commentluv plugin. This is why the plugin has become very popular with bloggers.
The Commentluv plugin has been a very useful addition for bloggers because of its value in building backlinks and also rewarding your blog readers. In fact, many bloggers went for the premium version just because of the depth and value of backlinks the user gets from it!
Today, in our Community timeout discussion, I want us to a question asked by one of our blog readers, "Ross@Starting A Business", while commenting on the post, "Uncommon List Of CommentLuv Blogs To Promote Your Blog In 2011"
Here is the question:
"Chadrack, in todays post panda and penguin age, does it still make sense to use blog commenting as a method of backlinking? Does ComLuv still have the same value to a blog owner that it might have had 1 year ago?"
Now, I must confess that the issue of blog commenting for building links has been a concern to me ever since the recent Google updates. I've actually written a few posts on this subject. You can read, "Blog Commenting For Backlinks: Can It Affect You Negatively?" and "How to Avoid Google’s Wrath When Building Back-links Using Blog Commenting!"
However, when I saw this same question as a comment and also bringing in commentluv, I decided it will be better if I bring it before the community since most of us use the plugin.
So, what do you think:
1. Does it still make sense to use blog commenting as a method of backlinking?
2. Does ComLuv still have the same value to a blog owner that it might have had 1 year ago?
So, share with us your thoughts in the comments below.