Commenting on blogs to increase backlinks to your blog is nothing new. People have left comments on blogs for this very reason for, well, just about as long as blogging has been around. Unfortunately, due to bad blogging advice, automated blog commenting software, and leaving the wrong comments on the wrong blogs – leaving comments on blogs to increase backlinks is quickly becoming a dead practice.
Other people simply keep blogs to get the word out about new products or promotions. A company may keep a blog to keep readers interested in what they have to offer. This is easy and free advertising. Likewise, new internet entrepreneurs have gotten their feet wet with blogs by promoting affiliate products and selling advertising.
But I always assumed that most bloggers would be like me and have some sort of comment approval policy in place. But then I forget, there are a lot of people running Visit my website for personal stuff and they simply don’t understand the whole spamming thing. So blog spammers take advantage of the ignorance of these bloggers and blast them with junk comments. And if their blogging software doesn’t use the nofollow tag in links then they just got themselves a link that some search engines (coughMSNcoughYahoo!cough) would record as valuable.
I’ve used Comment Kahuna and Market Samurai to find dofollow comment blogs. Comment Kahuna didn’t work at all (it’s free, so I have no beef with it). Market Samurai is an outstanding keyword and competition software application, but it’s not that great in providing dofollow blog commenting opportunities. I have Market Samurai and don’t bother using their dofollow blog search.
However, our markets are congruent with each other and compliment each other. In other words, we all mutually benefit from what we each deliver (individually) to the same market; we’re not competitors.
Over the past few years, blogs have become the new craze of the internet. First it was online diaries, then online communities like MySpace, followed by the personal blog. The types of blogs vary from personal to business to narrative. Some blogs are so popular that they have Google PageRanks of 6 and above (on a scale of 10), and get hundreds, if not thousands of hits a day. When this happens, it becomes easy to make money with blogs.
Go ahead and take action! Build a good list of blogs using Google and Stumble Upon. Then start contacting the blog owners. Make it part f your daily routine to do this and you’ll have great success. Good Luck!