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  • Dave Irwin

    Doug, amazingly helpful tip here. Thank you for putting this together. I need to make commenting a bigger part of my strategy; I know it works when done right. The benefit isn’t only in the backlinks, but also in potential relationship building within a particular niche.

  • So simple, yet so powerful.
    . Thanks : )

  • Alzufri

    Hi Doug, now this is what I call quickly. Thanks for this tips.

    Niche related blog comment is powerful although we need to do diversification first, In my opinion.
    I tried to use Charles Floate tip here [godofseo.co/link-building/building-niche-relevant-comment-backlinks/] and it works well, Charles tips push Google to show us the most relevant SERP. Now I will combine it with your tips.

    By the way, this Bookmarklet save me a lot of time.

    Thanks Doug 🙂

    • Hey, Alzufri. Thank you.

      Yes, when you add the advanced search strings like Charles notes, it’s really powerful. Thanks for the comment.

      What kind of search strings do you use most often?

    • Ken

      I tried to follow that link (godofseo.co/link-building/building-niche-relevant-comment-backlinks/) but it is not working. Was that the proper URL? I also tried it as a .com but still no joy.

      Any help appreciated.


  • A reader emailed me this question:

    I am confused though as to how one gets two links. Can you clarify that?

    Sure. You get one link to your url from your name – just like a normal comment.

    Commentluv adds a link to your latest blog post at your url. The anchor text is the title of the article.

    If you want links to various articles, just alter the “published” date for your post in wordpress. 🙂 Then, you can get links to all of your articles!

  • Kent F

    Thanks Doug – really appreciate the helpful video. Do you need to have the premium Comment Luv plug-in for this to work?

    • Hey Kent – thanks for the compliment.

      No, you don’t need to have the plugin yourself. It’s just the site that you’re commenting on – that site needs to have Commentluv.

  • Nice one. Gave it a quick spin and built 5 great links to a niche site I made 2 months ago. Thanks for the the nice rundown.

    • Hey Karl – Awesome! That’s really great. I need to get back in the habit of commenting a little bit each day. It is good to have fresh links popping up slowly over time. Thanks for coming by.

      • Thank you for putting this little tip together. “Coffee and 5 blog comments everyday keep the penguin away.”

  • Just listened to your appearance on the niche pursuits podcast. Good stuff you have it going on there. Simple yet powerful!

  • Great little video – love the bookmarklet tip! Used it today!

  • cswin

    Thanks, Doug. I always had a difficult time coming up with blogs to comment on. This should help out greatly!

  • John Paul Paquibot

    This is just my idea, actually negative idea (i always create over-thinking and nega ideas)..
    I noticed you save the links to G Docs spreadsheet, so google knows you are link building, then when you click those links, google knows its coming from their docs from the same i.p. add … can these help google find your links easily or tag you as spammer ?

    just my idea though ..

    • Hi John Paul – That’s true and technically it’s possible.

      I consider it low risk…plus, I believe the process that I outlined is not inherently spammy.

      I encourage people to take risks that they are comfortable with… 🙂 For me, I don’t mind using google spreadsheets.

      • John Paul Paquibot

        hi Doug,
        Actually, i was just asking since me too have all my LB resources in one place which is Google Docs spreadsheets…

  • Janis Gricenko

    I have built 10 links using this method, and I noticed that all these links are nofollow. I am wondering if it is necessary to look for dofollow comment link sources? What is your opinion about dofollow/nofollow link value?

    • Hi Janis – Good question. There is still very good value in nofollow links, plus it adds a nice diversity to your backlink profile.

      When you can get dofollow links, definitely go for it! dofollow is certainly more powerful.

      For this activity most all of the links will be nofollow.

  • Roque

    Doug – you can import the list using the export to csv feature of Mozbar, then right click the file and use “Open with” MS Excel. . This way you can sort the PA and DA easily.

  • Thanks Doug – thought the podcast with Spencer was super useful too.

  • Awesome, concise video. Going to integrate this into my routine for a few weeks to build about 10 blog links/day. Thanks for sharing this Doug

    • Hi Corbin – Thanks for the compliment. I’m doing the same commenting exercise myself. 🙂

  • Awesome! Heard you on the podcast with Spencer and came over. I’m a PM by day and and a Niche site builder by night so I love the mash-up. Thanks Doug.

    • Hey Reinaldo – Thanks!
      What kind of PM work do you do? The PM skills seem to be very helpful for any kind of complicated set of task.

  • Thanks for the video Doug. I first came over here when Spencer ran your success story, and have appreciated your insights. This will make my life a little easier for commenting and hopefully finding a few sites that I can focus on for other outreach.

    • Hi Joshua – Glad you like the video.
      Good point on the outreach. Consistent commenting on a blog is a great way to break the ice for outreach…of course, you may be able to get some actual dofollow links with a stronger relationship.
      Thanks for coming by!

      • This has made my life so much easier Doug! I especially like the CommenLuv portion. I started commenting yesterday, never really went into it too much, and this morning I woke up and have had 30+ people go to my site, and it’s only 6 am! I’m sure it’s not from blog commenting entirely, but I can’t help but see results thanks to your video. I now have a revitalized effort to get back to trying to get my first niche site earning some money.

        • That’s great! Thanks for letting me know. I have been commenting a lot lately myself. 🙂

        • Hey Josh,

          Great minds think alike – great to find you here. I hope the niche site is going well, I have also been inspired to get mine back on track from Spencer Haws interview and hearing what Doug has been able to achieve.

          Thanks Doug for this info!

  • Hi Doug, thanks for this! When I drag SERP Redux to my bookmark bar, I get an error message. Any alternatives?

    • Hi Karen, Thank you for coming by!

      You may be able to save the link as a bookmark rather than dragging it to the bookmark bar.
      If that doesn’t solve the problem, let me know.

  • Agha Raheem Khan

    Hey Doug, thank you so much for this guide. I’m so glad that finally someone is truly helping newbies.

    Keep up the good work, subscribed!

  • Avi Lang

    Hi doug i know this was a while ago but i have a question is there other strings to put in google to look for commenting?

    thank you

    • Hey Avi – how’s it going? Yes, but I don’t know off the top of my head. I can check my notes later – I think quicksprout.com has some posts on the topic.

  • WOW, Doug I am reading one year later and it’s still great advice! Thanks for simplifying the comment building part!

  • Hi doug,
    thank you so much for the commenluv tips.
    it is a really great tips and i will experiment using it for my niche site!

  • Is there any other commenting platforms like commentluv which allow follow links? Also i have added a link to this page on my seo 2016 blog commenting article pal – http://www.fatrank.com/seo-2016-blog-commenting-advanced-guide/ How come you do not use commentluv on this site??

    • Great guide, James. I am not sure of any others that have dofollow links.

      I don’t really like commentluv on my sites…just a personal preference.

  • Sonia

    Very nice blog, thanks for this post..it’s been good reading this.

  • Sokaj

    Very interesting article, i will try it on my website 🙂

  • Attila Cibulya

    Yeah, I found this helpful, you believe or not, that, this is my third blog comment and I want to say, It’s nice how the time goes while you exercize the commenting. Thanks.

  • greensoftwaretech

    very good article…i will use it for my websites

  • ichapps

    Awesome article.

  • santosh

    It’s very helpfull article. i’ll try to use my site

  • Munyole

    A good site to learn and acquire new knowledge in this digital economy

  • simplified.its only recently that i got to understand the importance of commenting thanks Doug

  • I must admit at first I rolled my eyes a little bit (seeing that shitty tool straight out of 1996) but gave it a try. Holy shit! This is AMAZING. You, sir, can have my email. Going to sign up for your newsletter right now.

  • Shiv kumar

    Wow, great Work. thanks

  • Hi Doug,

    Nice tip for getting the niche site for commenting, do we have to check the quality(DA/PA) of the blog to comment on? or is it fine to comment on the niche which is related but less DA and PA

  • panneer

    Thanks to sharing A good site to learn in this digital economy Awesome

  • Khan

    This is really helpful for me.

  • Ken

    I tried this for your site in the security guard niche and the google search came back with a very short list and none of the sites even seemed to be in the same niche. Mostly spammy type links to “make money at home” etc.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks for a great post.


    • Ken, go one level up…Like career type websites. Keep googling and trying to get more results.

  • Ken

    One more question:

    Do you want to link back to the “money site” or link to some web 2.0 sites that then point back to the “money site” or should we be doing both?



    • I just do the money site links, but don’t do that in the comment. It looks spammy unless it addresses a specific question. But if you want to do the web 2.0 links, that’s up to you – it isn’t necessary for the link building that I do.

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    Sharon Banfield

  • I have been reading your blog for a while. Today I read it for an hour after work, and I found your “blog commenting” post. Long story short, I followed all the instructions, and I am happy to say I just commented on five sites tonight. Thank you for the info!

  • Zuban

    Nice blog !! Thanks for Sharing

  • Ravi S

    doug nice job thanks for sharing

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