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Avatar of Vernon

Informative and useful. Certainly the tip to qualitatively and not quantitatively commenting I wholeheartedly agree!

Avatar of Mike

With my websites I focus on entrepreneurs in a certain region, namely the Gooi. There are a few other websites and groups on LinkedIn that also focus on this target group, but unfortunately there are very few discussions there. For many small businesses in particular, the Internet is still a far-off-my-bed show. Often they see the possibilities, but it does not fit in the daily work. How do you involve these people in discussions?

Avatar of lorelei

Vernon: Thanks, in my opinion the quality is also one of the most essential parts of the story above.
Mike: That is indeed difficult. Now the above story is initially about giving informative reactions to other people’s content, in order to increase your expertise and backlinks. Fortunately, this is also possible if no one else responds, although that naturally reduces the chance of further interaction. In your case, I would try to think something broader. For example, try to look up blogs / discussion groups that are about entrepreneurship, but not specifically in the Gooi. Or mix in the discussions on pages about other topics in Het Gooi, and try to think of an entrepreneur’s approach. Both will provide relevant backlinks, increase your reach and open the door to interesting new contacts.

Furthermore, you can never really “force” people who are offline to go online, but you can motivate the entrepreneurs to do so by speaking their own language. Explain to such an entrepreneur, for example, that an interview on your blog and a link back to his / her own site can yield more customers. In addition, it can also help very well if you occasionally take a more extreme position on a topic on your own blog, because people are more inclined to respond.

Avatar of Carol

I think part of this information is partly out of date. Responding to other blogs certainly helps to build your name recognition, but not necessarily for the above reason.
Google has changed the necessary, so that links in the comment section are seen as less relevant. That was a handy trick. In addition, many webmasters can give the ‘nofollow’ relationship to this type of links, so they consciously ensure that the Google bots do not index these links.

Avatar of lorelei

Is certainly is, Carol. It is also important for this reason that bloggers apply commenting to others selectively and qualitatively, because for the links alone you should not do it.
The strength of the blog commenting in my eyes is mainly to increase your own visibility and expertise. As I indicated in the article: you have to have something to say!

And the more your comments fit in the context of the site where you place them, the sooner Google will consider the link as valuable. I think that if people take this into account in ALL the links that they place somewhere (in a general sense), then they are well on their way in terms of “link building”.

Thank you for your input!

Avatar of Chris

What might be interesting to include in the context of blog commenting is that Google has gone through a change from Reference (links) to Content (quality) to Context (relevance). Shortly through the curve: Links + quality + relevance ensure a better starting position in the search engines.

That said it is certainly true that the link value of blog comments has decreased considerably, but the quality and context are still taken into account when we talk about comments. For example, a blog article with a large number of high-quality comments (quality) that also fit the subject (context) can add a lot of value from SEO perspective. The search algorithm of the big G is becoming increasingly sophisticated and this does not necessarily mean that a follow-up or no follow link makes 100% the difference.

Avatar of Srinivas

Well written and nicely said i can feel the enthusiasm passion for work by looking at your bio and blog i will book mark this blog keep sharing this kind of thoughts

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