What’s a bunny rabbit link? Links that multiply magically, like rabbits. One of the best ways to do this is to put one of your kids into a hot air balloon (reportedly) and get the news media to make a stink of it. Create a YouTube of it, with a link to your site.
Alright…don’t do that. You’ll be in jail (how would you check rankings?). The easiest way, outside of celebrity or notoriety, to get bunny rabbit backlinks is to spin an article and distribute it using every article marketing service and software you have.
How many backlinks will you get? Well – in my case – NONE. BUT you’ll get some mad increases in your rankings nonetheless (I already told you that in my “Does Article Marketing Robot Work?” post).
For an easier way to mix up your link profile…
Use blog commenting. I’ve been doing it manually with some surprising results!
But first, from the Warrior Forum:
Finding Blogs By Finding Their Footprints
(Originally Posted by chandan_dutta via the Warrior Forum):
You can use Google to find related blogs. Below are few examples:
“Add comment” Your Keywords
“Post comment” Your Keywords
“Write comment” Your Keywords
Your Keywords “leave a comment” / “leave comment”
Your Keywords “Notify me of follow-up comments?”+”Submit the word you see below:”
Your Keywords “Remember my personal information” + “Notify me of follow-up comments?”
Your Keywords “Notify me of follow-up comments”
Your Keywords “This site uses KeywordLuv”
Your Keywords “Enable CommentLuv”
Your Keywords “You can use these tags”
Your Keywords “Powered by BlogEngine.NET”
Your Keywords “Allowed HTML tags:”
Your Keywords “top commenter”
This is from a current thread in the Warrior Forum, I went there recently to shop for another tool I want to add to the mix: a blog comment tool. Scrapebox looks like the winner so far, but EdwinSoft makes Blog Comment Demon, and then Paul Forcey makes CommentHut…
I need a faster way to harvest URLs to comment on, that would really help speed that part of my backlinking efforts up. As it stands, I’m doing manual searches using these specifically -
That sort of thing…it works, for sure. I open up a search in Google and use those search terms + “Keywords” and hit the “Blogs” in the sidebar. It helps to narrow my search further so I’m not looking at other websites so much, I want blogs – haven’t done much forum commenting, but I’d rather do it manually at this point.
The point of blog commenting and forum commenting and posting is more than simply a bare link – I get better results with more of a relational approach. That can’t happen with a spam approach, and I’m on some lonely quest not to be a forum spammer (though I am tempted and might cave pretty soon).
Lately I’ve been using blog commenting and social bookmarking (Bookmarking Demon – just fired it back up recently) – RSS feeds and a handful of directories (web directories, but only a few as I think the better ones are premium).
I’ve seen my backlinks EXPLODE with blog commenting…or multiply, like bunnies.
[This video has 2 exploding heads (fake looking, B-movie), otherwise the only tip I have is to turn it up, the audio is really really hard to hear...]
What I have found that works like bacon in a BLT is this:
Find blogs that have a widget in the sidebar, like Top Commentator, Recent Comments, Latest Comments and that sort of thing. Just a few weeks ago I began doing commenting again in earnest…and the result was surprising.
My web 2.0 test site exploded in backlinks. It went from 0 BL’s to…
675+ …say WHA?
Lemme tell you: I did NOT comment THAT much, I don’t have that sort of time! But the same thing happened to this blog, I just didn’t put two and two together and think about the “footprints.” I’m sure I’ve read it a thousand times but didn’t care enough to remember it…
What I mean is what Chandan was talking about above: looking for footprints (I know I’ve written on it, just reiterating that it really does work).
What happened was that I found a blog that has a batrillion-googolplex pages indexed, with a handy-fancy-pants widget labeled “Latest Comments,” and there ya go. My TWO comments went all rabbit-style kung-fu and had babies…to the tune of 600+ links registered in YSE.
I’m sure that in time these links will drop off as Yahoo! realizes this faux pas…but then again, I’m not really sure – since the same thing happened here at The Average Genius. What may happen is that these bloggers will change a theme or drop a widget, etc.
When that happens, the links can disappear – and these links are largely from one site, which is not the best in terms of link juice (but I can’t help what Yahoo! decides to index) – all the more reason to spend the 30 minutes a day to blog comment and forum comment…
Tips To Maximize Your Blog Commenting
- Use Google’s “Blog Search” in the sidebar after putting in your keywords (and look for “Top Commentator” or “KeywordLuv enabled” or “CommentLuv enabled” etc., see above).
- Fire up SEOQuake or another PageRank checker tool, and arrange the SERPs according to PageRank. Pick your targets…
- Open up 15 blogs in your browser’s tabs.
- Read, comment. Repeat later in the day or the following day.
- Follow other commenter’s comments, and use the blogs’ blogroll to find even more targets.
- Ping the blogs’ URLs after you comment (Bookmarking Demon‘s ping scheduler feature is awesome for this, just load and go).
If you find that your comments aren’t showing up – don’t worry about it, keep going. My blog comments didn’t show up for a full week, despite my pinging – and that’s OK. I have over five hundred for my 80 or so comments left.
Not a lot of work for a ton of free backlinks. This isn’t “work” and it can be pretty fun – and the two side benefits are that you get more post ideas for your website (as you discover what people are talking about in your niche), and you get more traffic, especially on CommentLuv blogs.
Tools I Recommend From This Post:
Blog Comment Demon
(Pick ONE of those – these are the tools I think are the top blog commenting tools – and I don’t have an affiliate link for Scrapebox, so buy one of the other tools. Just sayin’.) =l
OK, I’m told Scrapebox is the winner from the Scrapebox users – BUT I wouldn’t count out the other two (Commenthut gives you a free version to try, too, it was the first I’d ever tried. Like it, but want the full version, of course.)
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