I’ve read comments on a few forums now about how people dislike blogs that don’t offer “link juice” and use the no follow tag. Firstly, by default WordPress uses the no follow tag on all links within the comments section, and personally, I think this is the right decision.
If you are writing comments on blogs to help with your blog or websites search engine optimisation, well you’re wasting your time. You might be asking yourself, if someone leaves an excellent comment on your blog what are there going to get in return.
I asked myself the same question when I started to blog, and I quickly realised that by posting useful, interesting comments on authority blogs, my traffic and readership started to increase. I posted my response to a blog post on USA today, and received a nice link in the blogroll, the same with Conde Nast and many other authority travel sites.
So the answer here is folks, forget about SEO when leaving comments and think about networking, show people you know what youâ€™re talking about and people will follow like a herd of sheep, it really does work.Tweet