A very common way to get backlinks from other blogs to your site or blog is to post a comment on a blog that has similar content to your site or blog. For example, if you had a site about coin collecting, you would find a blog about that subject and then make a comment post about the subject of coin collecting or something relating to coin collecting. For the best SEO effect, your post would include an anchor text link back to your site.
Commenting sounds pretty easy doesn’t it? It is actually. But, to get the most benefit from blog commenting you will want to do a few important things.
- Post comments on the highest PR blogs you can find.
- Post comments on blogs that have a similar subject matter than your site or blog does.
- Make sure you post comments using anchor text links.
- Make sure your anchor text link anchor text are relevant or the same keywords you are targeting on your site or blog.
Considering all this, the task of blog commenting gets a little more complicated doesn’t it. Especially the first two items. Talk about doing some work!
Now, there is a tool available that can help you with the tough stuff. That is – finding the highest PR blogs for your targeted keyword. The tool is called Comment Hut. Enter a keyword search term and Comment Hut will hunt down any relevant WordPress blog, TypePad site, Drupal site or Live Journal site with your keyword ranked by PR (if you choose)! Then, click on the links to the sites returned and proceed to leave a targeted anchor text keyword link comment on any of the sites that you want links back to our site from. Using Comment Hut is extremely easy and what a timesaver.
A trackback is another method of getting a backlink to your site from a blog. It differs from a comment in that the trackback is used to elaborate or add to an existing post on another blog other than yours. In a sense , the trackback associates blog posts on different blogs or it notifies another blog that you have published an entry that references it.
When you trackback, which is the permalink to one of your posts appears on the other blogs post. Blog readers will see your link and may follow it to your blog to find out more about the subject matter being discussed. So, you end up getting targeted traffic.
If you need or want more detail on trackbacks, read an article about Blog Trackbacks which explains things in more detail.
Next time I’ll give you some valuable tips on reciprocal linking and may even extend this series out with some linking strategies using Press Releases.
To your success,
[tags]blogging, blog trackbacks, blog comments, linking strategies, links, linking[/tags]