I like experiments. Blogging experiments. The first one was a linking spree. It was a huge success. The next one was a commenting experiment. I don’t know if this went entirely wrong, as I had success and built some valuable backlinks from my fellow bloggers.
One fact caught my attention. I commented on John Chow’s blog and I was a Top Commentator for a while, backlinks came pouring in. All my comments were far from “Good post” or “I agree”, as I gave my opinions and sometimes wrote back a few lines with articles I enjoyed. Days later, I found myself missing from his list (yes, it was the same month, and no commentators reset), and from the comments. That means one thing: he marked me as a spammer. Or took his time and manually deleted all my comments.
A few weeks later, my fellow blogger, mr. Not John Chow, did the same experiment, got some backlinks, and later reported he was missing from the Top Commentators list. Mr. Not John Chow, are we spammers?
I don’t intend to spam, nor promote my blog using grey hat methods. I intend to grow it and become known for I write, not what I comment (even if my comments sometimes prove useful).
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