Digg-ing Links by Commenting Responsibly – SEO Tip 49

Written on December 11, 2007 – 3:37 pm | by Shell Harris |

SEO TipsSocial Bookmarking is in fashion and many people are submitting web pages to digg.com, stumbleupon.com and delicious.com. I have written about the advantages to bookmarking your own web pages with these social sites and how your traffic can increase (see StumbleUpon Shark Surfaces). But what do you do if you have nothing worth bookmarking at the moment but want to get involved and build links at the same time? Try intelligently commenting on other bookmarked pages. I’ll use Digg as an example since they follow commented links and are the giant in social bookmarking.

Take some time and search through Digg for a article that has been “dugg” and is related to your site’s content and make a comment on it. Usually there are relatively few quality comments and as long as you are genuine and thoughtful you stand a good chance of keeping your comment and your link. The key is to make sure the link to your site is related to the dugg subject matter. While this can be done easily, what else can be done to utilize Digg’s popularity?

Try following the link to the dugg web page see if that allows comments. If the content is on a blog you can probably comment on it there as well. That page will have many links coming to it, especially if it was popular on Digg, so placing a comment with a link to your related web page will benefit from the Digg popularity.

Maybe this is perceived as an around about way to get a link, especially since it may be a no-follow link, but the traffic will usually be more targeted traffic with a higher chance of converting once the visitors reach your site.

Shell Harris co-founded Big Oak on January 1, 2004. In a previous career he was a print & web designer and often developed the sites he designed before focusing on his current passion for search engine optimization and Internet marketing. He is an avid researcher, SEO specialist, company mouthpiece and is always looking for the next big thing in Internet Marketing.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Digg-ing Links by Commenting Responsibly – SEO Tip 49”

  2. By Terry reeves on Dec 11, 2007 | Reply

    Thanks for that tip. I was not aware that Digg comments are followed. I am really not a big fan of Digg. I have too much to do to participate at the level you need to become successful there.

  3. By Angela on Dec 21, 2007 | Reply

    Many people with websites are still not aware of the great benefits of social bookmarking sites. Indeed social bookmarking is a great way of getting backlinks, and more importantly traffic to your website.

  4. By Bill on May 27, 2008 | Reply

    Very true. If comments are done in moderation and when you actually have something useful for the community to read than they can not only help with seo, but help brand your company.

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