Commenting on blogs to increase backlinks to your site is nothing new. People have left comments on sites for this very reason behind, well, nearly as long as blogging has been around. Unfortunately, as a result of bad blogging advice, automated blog commenting applications, and leaving the wrong comments on the incorrect sites – leaving comments on blogs to increase traffic is quickly turning into a dead practice.

On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, because Blogs are free, I set up another blog in Google for my loved ones and friends where I just post pictures of the family members and information about them. This I don’t have any need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. That is another way to use blogs.

promo are like journals. They are created and written for people to share their feelings just like everything you do with your journal. They could write about everything and publish it on the internet.

Alright, this is what I am talking about when it comes to poor blogging advice. What is sad about this is that people get sucked into this crap and end up spending a bunch of money on useless backlinks from useless blogs.

The nofollow was only a band aid fix to one kind of blog spam, but not a solution to the actual issue. But since there is not just one type of blog spam there is online blogs not any single solution either.

1 main reason I state this is because any fantastic blog which will help you really will have loads of terrific content to read. The other reason is that the person running the blog should not be too obsessed with cheesy graphics.

And so I grrrrrrrrrr to myself, tear out my hair, and continue to blog. Yes I duplicate stuff that’s on my business website, and articles I submit for submission, and I ad links to my own writing especially when it is published professionally.

What I’d thought was the worse thing to happen turned out to be the best thing. Had Google not sandboxed me, I probably never would have found the awesome marketing power of blogs!