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    Blog and forum commenting ?

    A competitor of mine has clearly embarked on a campaign of blog and forum commenting. I know this because they have tried to comment on my blog and always attempt to put a link to thier content in the blog comment.

    My personal feeling is it is all a bit spammy. But ive also noted their presence in search results. So Im guessing the links, even though low quality, have given them a bit of a boost.

    Should I get involved in Blog and forum commenting for links, or is it considered a spammy practice best avoided ?
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    Avoid at all costs. It's spam, and it'll come back to haunt them.

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    Most of the links that are achieved are noindex, and nofollow, so it's not really worth any effort. In addition, Google has a pretty good database of which sites people do this on, and discount the value of the site, and thereby the link.
    To the forum site owners, it's pretty much on a par with e-mail spam.

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