Backlinks and blog comments

I thought Neil Patel’s experiment to see if backlinks in blog comments help to improve rankings was so interesting!

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If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

First, I often like what Neil Patel writes, but, ugh, this was hard to follow and those graphs were confusing.

It seems this commenting only works if the comments allow “dofollow”, which most don’t. And the ones that do, are purposely using it to incentivize people to leave comments on their blog posts in exchange for a link back.

Google will figure this out eventually. I don’t think this is worth anyone’s time to pursue.