Yes, you heard me right! I may be a lunatic telling you tips to get help from spammers to build links, but I am not crazy! After reading the last word of the post , you will end up a more enlightened person on what the title promises, and you will end up feeling guilty of how bad we think of our spammer friends. You will also start getting your spammers to build free links for you!
Feeling Bloated With Curiosity? Lets kill it!
To understand this method of link building , we need to understand what goes on in the mind of a spammer(ahem….in context to link building only). Frankly speaking, what is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about the word ‘spammer’ ? I don’t feel the vibes are too positive, are they? but we need to understand that….
Spammers Are Very Smart SEO Professionals!
Unlike the image of a shady black hat software that comes to your mind when you think of a spammer, and no matter how much you hate them , you will eventually have to accept that spammers, as we ‘lovingly’ call them, are very smart beings, and they have read the SEO rulebook very well. In most cases, the spam comment you get in a very obvious , and not to mention funny spun text format, is posted by an SEO professional who is far more knowledgable than the person receiving the comment!
How often do we end up getting comments like these!
The Trick please!
OK , so now that we have convinced you (or maybe haven’t yet) that spammers are smarter than us, let’s get straight to the trick I mentioned before. The most important point to notice here is that they are smart enough to spin their comments to make sure the search engines don’t flag them. If you think that this is the only smart thing they do, then think again!
Our Quest To Outsmart The Spammer Starts Here!
First of all, if you spot an outright spam comment please accept it! (let me explain it before you take out your shot guns). With all their advanced tracking tools, they know which comments were actually accepted, and they wery well know that a backlink from a related blog bears much more value than conventional link building sites like directories and forum profiles. Once the comment is accepted, the spammer (lets refer to him as an SEO professional henceforth) starts to build links to the page on which the comment was placed to increase the link juice value.
You may still be left wondering why they care to get a link from your low PR blog if they are such an expert SEO professional. The answer is because they don’t care about your pagerank! once the link is accepted, they start building high quality legit links to the page (yes, you can smile now, i am referring to your page). All these links are legit high PR web 2.0 links, and they help them in passing the link juice hierarchy from those web 2.0 sites to their sites via your blog. You will end up getting oodles of quality links this way.
Is It Not Foolish To Have Spammy Comments On The Blog?
Yes, it is if you follow the manual blindly! It is not if you use a little wit here. Delete the comment after a week of publishing it, and the backlinks still stay!
You can’t call this a major link building strategy, and this should never be your primary strategy. It is always advisable to have a tailor made SEO plan for your blog, but these advanced tips are not for the weak of the heart. You can’t get them without getting your hands dirty! But if you do , let me tell you from personal experience, that it works because link building is a numbers game !
Speaking about spammers, when was the last time you remember getting or posting a “thank you” or “nice post ” on somebody’s blog? If we blame them, are we being hypocritical about our own actions? Time for some introspection here……
All said and done , i would like to advice you to not run after volume based link building as Nick explains aptly.
Please tell me of any other innovative and unconventional link building strategies you are adopting , I will be happy to hear them!
We all hate spammers but then we must acknowledge that they are very smart people who know their SEO. They don’t spam for no reason , they have SEO schedules and link building strategies meticulously planned , and if you use a little wit here you can easily outsmart them to get lead the link building race out of spam .