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Tuesday, 20 March 2007
SprocketI was experimenting with building backlinks to my site. I think it does work when you place a comment in WordPress and it would be counted as a link to your blog. Unlike Blogger, your comments are somewhat hosted on another site. You will notice this on the URL displayed on top is different. But for WordPress, it’s actually displayed on the post – same goes to my comment system.

I had a thought the other day – What if I place comments on each WordPress blogs? Won’t that generate a huge amount of backlinks to my site? Furthermore you can easily browse top WordPress blogs on the main WordPress site.

I did exactly this –

1. Right click and open in new tab on each top WordPress blogs listed
2. Dropped a ‘hi’ in many different ways to avoid spamming
3. Or comment on the blog post

To my surprise, WordPress banned me – DAMN YOU! *raises fists*. I guess that I commented too fast and the system detected me as a spam. So whenever I place my email or links to DotMySpot – the comments won’t be listed.

I wonder how to unban me? Anyone has the same experience?

PS – At least I got better traffic over these comments for the past 2 days.

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written by EelKat, March 23, 2007
I love WordPress, but I have heard several complaints like yours from other users. I blog because I like to write, and I don\'t really care if it gets read or not. I had my blog on another host for a couple of years now, but 2 weeks ago I transfered the whole thing over to WordPress. In that time I have had 3000 visitors, twice have been on their fastest growing blogs list, and not once did I have to post a single link back to my site to get them. My theory is, if your write something worth reading, people well find it and they\'ll pass word on.

Ironicly in order to post a comment on your blog, I first had to agree to these terms:

Please keep the topic of messages relevant to the subject of the article.
Personal verbal attacks will be deleted.
Please don\'t use comments to plug your web site. Such material will be removed.
Just ensure to *Refresh* your browser for a new security code to be displayed prior to clicking on the \'Send\' button.
Keep in mind that the above process only applies if you simply entered the wrong security code.

I wonder, why can you do this on other blogs, but you do not allow it on your own? Isn\'t that a bit hypocritical?

Oh well.
written by DotMySpot, March 23, 2007
Thanks for the lengthy comment smilies/smiley.gif It\'s good to know your opinions..

As for the comment system, it\'s kinda preset and I\'m not sure whether it can be changed.. It\'s actually preset by AkoComment system so there goes smilies/smiley.gif
Making Money on the web
written by Johnny_Cash, March 24, 2007
Are you trying to be pull a John Chow\'s trick on WordPress?
written by DotMySpot, March 25, 2007
No idea what John Chow did smilies/smiley.gif

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