I find it almost unbelievable that professional businesses would outsource their SEO to companies that use spam techniques for commenting throughout the web.
But THEY DO!
There are far better ways to build your business branding as well as getting some quality and valuable back-links, like having a real author bio and guest blogging maybe as a feature writer or author on sites in your niche to reach out to a new audience who might not have seen your writing elsewhere.
But commenting is also valuable for link building and your business branding providing you get it right!
The main thing about commenting on the web, is to be part of a community and to add value to the post that you are reading. Commenting is a great way to make new connections, particularly if you have a gravatar image, ( which might be your personal photo or even your brand logo), because over time people begin to recognize you and your brand and they will begin to respond to you.
And sooner or later they may come over to visit your own site to learn more about you, simply because you:
- might seem to be a genuinely nice person to get to know more,
- or most probably because you have shown that you are an expert in your niche and may have more valuable information worth reading
I have previously written about protecting our sites sites from spam commenting but I really do find it ludicrous that business are still continuing to employ the services of what is probably called “black hat seo” who still have the audacity to say they can get you thousands of back-links to your web site for a cheap price.
Cheap outsourced back-linking services can damage your reputation
Why would any professional business commit to these cheap outsourced back-linking tactics considering the implications of the Google Panda and Google Penguin updates that are concerned about quality on the web and are now well aware of the businesses sites that have too many back-links with dodgy keywords spammed all over the web?
There are plenty quality white hat SEO or search engine marketing consultants who will do justice for your business and who are well aware of the need for a quality SEO campaign and the need to uphold your business branding. So if you are thinking about outsourcing in any way, ( see I am not knocking outsourcing full stop) just make sure that your company’s representatives ( because that is what they ultimately are) understand the meaning of ethical business, branding and value on the web for you.
Low quality outsourced back-linking techniques are pathetic and will damage your brand reputation
In the light of my early morning “grief” with some commenting today ( and they never stop believe me) I thought I’d add a few just to either give you a chuckle or to help you realize that these types of comments will actually harm your business branding whether you are the “culprit” or whether you are publishing such comments on your site.
These comments are on behalf of professional companies who will not be getting a back-link BTW but I will mention thier brief so you can get an idea of who they might be.
I never realized those wind turbine were that big. Funny thing is that I want to play with it, those am i thinking, will it be safe for me? :) Thanks for the information by the way.
Back-link Keyword “Kelly”….Company is a professional educational directory commenting on “How a Wind Turbine Generator Works”
Your way of describing all in this piece of writing
is actually fastidious, every one be able to easily understand it,Thanks a lot.
Back-link keyword “Women’s Footwear” ( note no name mentioned).. Company is a professional footwear store commenting on “Vegan Clothing Past Present and Future”
Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iPhone during lunch break. I love the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, great blog!
Back-link Keyword “Kids Tricycles”…Company “a hand made wooden toys shop” commenting on “A Students Guide to Charitable Giving
What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable experience regarding unpredicted feelings.
Back-link Keyword “Best Solar”…Company is a professional solar and photovoltaic supplier in the US commenting on “How to Increase your Home’s Energy Performance Certificate Rating”
Warehouse a best views to make the research properly in making a place for storage that will earn the importance of having a good business.
Back-link Keyword “Warehouse Rental”… Company is a “professional warehouse rental in the US” commenting on “Rent or Buy? The Big Business Decision”
good parenting and ethical living is no.1 obligatory to each parents and live their family healthy bound strongly ever for their kids follow generation to generations.
Back-link Keyword “Analy” ( I’m saying nothing)… Company is a “professional blog promoting vegan lifestyle” commenting on “Are We Toying With Children’s Health?”
I have read your blog thoroughly and got mind blowing information….
Please send me mail if your are going to improve something advance..Thanks
Back-link Keyword “Car Rental London”…company is a professional car rental in UK commenting on “Meacher-Jones: Accountants to Chester, Wrexham, North Wales & the Wirral” ( which I might add is one of our ethical advertisements)
OH and here’s the CLASSIC PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME that gets me really excited about trashing them..
This might not be the ideal place to request this, but I’m trying to find a business coaching atlanta and have no method to find out the very best company. I have looked at this company URL and wonder if you have any good reviews on them at all
The backlink was…. Yes you guessed it.. the same URL as the URL that he added into his comment. Self promotion can be pitiful sometimes. I guess that just about sums up how clever they think they really are? Putting that comment into search reveals 8 sites already that have fallen for his endearing request for help. I wonder should I email them and let them know maybe?
It will be interesting to see just how many outsourced spam comments I will get on this post too. I will let you know!