Backlinks are hyperlinks from one domain (website) to your domain (your website). The links usually have anchor text on them (writing on them), but they may also have an image on them, a widget on them, a video on them, etc.
A high-quality backlink is one that will not be broken any time soon, and one that is from a relevant domain, relevant subsection, relevant page, with relevant content and relevant/related keywords. Commenting to get backlinks just means adding comments to comment sections in order to install a link.
Is it worth it?
Before going into ways to get high-quality backlinks from commenting, you should ask yourself if it is worth it. For example, the definitive high-quality backlink comes from a place where it is unlikely to be broken any time soon.
That is not the case with blog comments and other website comments because most webmasters are just itching to delete the links that people have placed on their comment section.
You should also remember that people set up their pages and inform Google not to read the comment section. They may set the comment section as no index, which is silly because they lose the update benefits in the SEO world (Search Engine Optimization world).
So, what most do is set it within H4, H5 or H6 tags, meaning that the content is of little importance to the overall content of the page. This means that your link cannot be of high quality because it needs all the relevant elements mentioned in the introduction.
Finally, most comment sections now have a default “no-follow” for all links. This means that finding a comment section without one is going to be massively time-consuming. So, is it really even worth putting links on comment sections?
Pay for them
If you want someone to allow your link to stand within the comment section, then pay the blog master to allow it to stand there. There is a large chance that the link is going to be no-follow, which means you will get no SEO benefit, but you may get a very small trickle of direct traffic.
But, why not pay for a post?
If you are going to pay for a weak and potentially pointless link in the comment section, then why not pay for a link on a real page. A link that will be seen by most and that will be followed by Google for an SEO benefit.
Hire a company
You can hire a company to go around and find comment sections that are followed and such. They will then post messages on the comment section so that you get the SEO benefit you so desire.
But, why not hire them to guest blog instead?
Again, if you are going to the trouble of hiring a company to do your SEO work, then why have them spend time on creating weak comment section links when you can be paying them to put articles on article websites or paying them to convince other domains to link to you with relevant and strong links.
Comment on your own blogs with fake profiles
Lots of people have fake profiles all over the place. When they want to comment more than once on things such as social media pages, then they use their fake profiles. It is possible to have backlinks pointing to your other websites, and you can add the links in with fake profiles on your own comment section.
Why when you can install your own anyway?
If you are going to link to your other websites from your own blog, then why not install a proper link on a relevant page? Why would you bother going to the trouble of creating weaker comment based links when you hold the power to add in whatever type of link you desire?
Hunt down the tiny proportion of blogs that don’t have no-follow
You will then have to find the even rarer webmaster who is going to let you leave a link in a comment section without deleting it. Hunting down this rare breed of a blogger is now all the more difficult for the fact that the default setting on WordPress is “no follow” on the WordPress comment section.
People have to go to their own settings and turn this off if it is to be of benefit to you, and there is no reason why WordPress bloggers would do this without incentive.
Ask people for reciprocal followed comment links
Again, this is a good idea, but why not just ask for regular backlinks? It would again seem silly to ask for reciprocal links within comment sections when you can do it with the bulk of the rest of your pages.
Kate Funk is an essay writing specialist at Aussiessay.com. She is the author of numerous essays on SEO, the internet, marketing.