Does This Ring A Bell?
What a boob! Yeah, I admit it, my actions the first time I learned about backlinks and blogs was a disaster! It was almost 2 years now since buying a process from a woman selling how to set up and blog your way to riches.
So I did – bought the program, set up my own blog.
The woman invited us to comment on our results on her own blog. Thing is, I cannot remember her right now and I think I know why.
I commented. I wrote how wonderful her program was and I must have used my new blog link and like phrases over and over. I did not know better. I thought I was backlinking to my own blog effectively. She erased my comments and did not even bother to write me about the etiquette of back-linking. Hah!
I was a customer. I was new, and she chose to ignore me instead of retraining me.
First point- please do not ignore your customers no matter how much they do not know about your system.
Second point – I learned about backlinks eventually from someone else. Mike from Profit Lance explained the system to me in a way that was easy to understand and I could apply almost immediately.
So what is a backlink exactly?
Backlink is simply a link from another website to your own site. The best way is to get links naturally is by writing quality content that other web owners want to link to your website. You could write it on their blog sites or in articles, press releases, and more.
About commenting on other peoples websites and blogs:
Yes, you can increase your page rank when you get high quality backlinks to your website.
Most blogs and some websites allow you to leave a comment. You can usually add your website link and this helps in terms of getting some traffic (if your comment is interesting enough) and increasing the number of backlinks to your site.
However, you need to know if where you are writing has an attribute called “nofollow” which stops your link being counted as a backlink. If so, do not bother – really – it is as effective as you hitch-hiking west to Vancouver and sticking your thumb out on the other side of the highway – facing east! Will you get a ride? No way.
This nofollow hook was invented to prevent spam comments and you can check for the presence of this by viewing the source of the page and searching for “nofollow”. Despite this, there are still many blogs and websites where you can get the benefit of a backlink.
The “dofollow movement” originated in opposition to the rise of nofollow.
Dofollow bloggers are bloggers that agree to manually moderate their blog comments and remove the nofollow tag. What this means for promoting your Web site is that you should spend your time commenting on dofollow blogs. It is difficult to find dofollow blogs, they are very rare, most blogs are nofollow by default.
There are lists of blogs that do follow as well as Dofollow search engines available to solve this problem. Dofollow search engines (specifically those for blogs) allow you to search a list of only approved dofollow blogs.
The best way to use one is to search for the keywords that you hope to have your site rank for. Once you have found a good post to comment on, leave a quality comment. Once they have approved it, you will earn a dofollow link. Dofollow links count with search engines as a vote for your site and will help you rank better in search results.