In a previous WordPress Tip, we talked about making good use of the CommentLuv Premium plugin either by installing it on your own site, and/or by searching for sites with CommentLuv installed and making consistent efforts to comment on those.
With CommentLuv, your post backlink will appear automatically under your comment. There is no requirement whatsoever that your backlinked post be relevant to your comment or to the post you are commenting on. That’s the beauty of CommentLuv.
On A Non-CommentLuv Site
An equivalent comment on a non-CommentLuv site – i.e one that contains a link back to one of your posts – would require you weave your link into a comment. So, the link would have to be highly relevant to the post you’re commenting on or it would look like spam.
So How Is It Done?
Recently, I decided to revisit a technique I’d read about but never used. You will almost certainly have heard of this but possibly, like me, may have assumed that it wouldn’t work. Well, it does work. I’ve been doing it for about six weeks now and it has become quite addictive.
It is done by using Google Alerts to tell you when significant events occur online. One of these events is when a blog post you can comment on is published, but we can use Google Alerts to do some other things too.
There were a couple of things mentioned in the video that I will put here in case you want to refer to them.
Things You Need To Set Up In Google Alerts To Protect and Build Your Brand
- Your name
- Your company name
- Your brands or product names
- When your site is updated
- A check for hacks on your website
- Keywords relevant to your niche
Lastly when leaving a link in a comment, you can use HTML to mark up the link rather than just placing it there as a raw link. The markup is as follows <a href=”link to your post”>Anchor Text</a>