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Is blog commenting blackhat?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by GlennChan, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. lifeplayer

    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    #41
    I dont think it cansider as black hat. It is fine for me if you comment properly, but not spamming
    SEMrush
     
    lifeplayer, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    #42
    For me, it is okay if the comment is relevant. Otherwise, it's unethical.
     
    morwanneg, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    #43
    It is alright as long as your comment is relevant and enhance the blog with additional quality information.
     
    ainmohd, Feb 22, 2009 IP
  4. LinkGenie

    LinkGenie Active Member

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    #44
    Any artificial method of getting links are unethical but not black-hat. Since we are trying to get links artificially it is unethical. But if our intention is to contribute and let others know I am, it is ethical.
     
    LinkGenie, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #45
    Blog commenting is white hat SEO.
     
    arnoldsmithh, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #46
    It all depends on opinion. I don't think that its blackhat, but I suppose it could be considered unethical. Providing that you post a legitimate, non-automated comment, I think you're in the green :)
     
    Palmski, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    zinruss Notable Member

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    #47
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    #48
    when you leave a comment for backlinks sake, then make it a valuable one...
     
    vishenda, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #49
    I don't think its a black hat SEO because you encourage someone to write a good article.But your comments should be meaningful.As i see that your all comments not get approved by the author.
     
    lorenhoward, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #50
    If the comment is irrelevant and if you spam alot of blogs..then yeah...most likely it's blackhat.
    Otherwise if it's relevant and a good quality answer, it should be ok. Just aim for more natural looking comments :)
     
    seodavidjames, Feb 23, 2009 IP
  11. goodhost

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    #51
    It's kindof spammy more than black hat. If you're trying to create a legit site I would stay away from including keywords in the anchor text for blog comments. But that's only my 2 cents.
     
    goodhost, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #52
    Blogs have nofollow links in their comments by default. If the blog owner went to the effort of making them dofollow, he clearly wants to trade good content for links. Automated stuff and short comments like "nice post" don't add anything to the discussion and probably won't be approved.

    Now, would the search engines approve? Probably not.
     
    ColeenB, Feb 23, 2009 IP
  13. Charcoal

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    #53
    I think it is BH if the comment doesn't make any sense.
     
    Charcoal, Feb 23, 2009 IP
  14. Cassandra

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    #54
    Let us just make a scenario. You have a blog and you wanted your blog to be
    spam free. Your blog is about seo, sharing techniques and the updates. Then
    suddenly one of the visitor put a comment "wow gold!" what will be your reaction
    to that then? It was considered as pure spamming.
     
    Cassandra, Feb 23, 2009 IP
  15. jhn2001

    jhn2001 Well-Known Member

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    #55
    yOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU LEAVE COMMENTS ON HE BLOGS THAT ARE YOUR NICHE RELATED .
     
    jhn2001, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    #56
    hm... sometimes you just can't resist the temptation because there are many great do-follow blogs that are in right niche and you just couldn't waste a chance) that is why such commenting is "grey" )
     
    Andrew Dupp, Feb 24, 2009 IP
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    #57
    I think all this talk about black hat for CHEAP VIAGRA buy it now from me is very unfair, and does not work. Funny as hell. Cant believe this thread is still alive, and no Rob if you check the whois I dont own the site!
     
    Valley, Feb 24, 2009 IP
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    #58
    its a matter of opinion but i have seen sites be punished from to many blog commenting backlinks google isn't dumb otherwise everyone would just build all their backlinks this way.
     
    phpwnes, Feb 24, 2009 IP
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    jhn2001 Well-Known Member

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    #59
    this usually happens if you build some 10000 links in 3 days . this is always considered as spamming .
     
    jhn2001, Mar 3, 2009 IP
  20. justadam

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    #60
    Automation = Black Hat
    Genuine comment on topic w/keyword = Gray Hat
    Genuine comment on topic w/Name = White Hat

    IMHO, but I can't lie I do comment with my keywords more often then not!
    Any why don't all wp blogs just install KeywordLuv, its really the best plugin ever made!
     
    justadam, Mar 4, 2009 IP