"Hello My Name is Columbus, Ohio real estate" "Hello My Name is Hardwood Floors" Or "Hello My Name is _______" you fill in the blank with your keywords.
ActiveRain University is teaching members to use their keywords rather than their names to sign comments on sites outside ActiveRain? Really? A comment on Getting more backlinks...easily...by commenting on blogs says to people who disagreed with the idea of using keywords rather than your name for your name on blog posts outside ActiveRain: I'd point them to AR University where my instructor gave our "class" exactly the same "hint" about using keywords in the name field..."
Point me to 'em....
Who? Point me to the ActiveRain University instructor teaching members to use keywords rather than their name outside ActiveRain? I'd like to see that.
When Debbie Gartner suggested a technique in a post that got featured on ActiveRain, using keywords rather than a name, John Novak and I both stopped by Debbie's post to say using keywords rather than your name when commenting outside ActiveRain may not be a good idea. Neither John or I claim to be SEO experts... John mentioned Jay Thompson's blog commenting policy.
Jay Thompson's real estate blog, the Phoenix Real Estate Guy (his WordPress.org blog) is not a bad place to get a backlink... The Phoenix Real Estate Guy's comment policy but if you fill in the box for "Name" with keywords you are not going to get a backlink.
Originally Debbie wrote:
"So, how do you leave a comment to optimize your SEO?
- For your name, type in your KEY WORDS. I use "Westchester Hardwood Flooring" rather than Debbie Gartner (since Debbie Gartner has no relation on the search terms my customers use."
Jay stopped by Debbie's post to comment on commenting out in the blogosphere (real estate blogs outside ActiveRain, the local blogs you read and comment on, real estate blogs that are not ActiveRain) using keywords rather than your name and I paraphrase:
You probably don't want to do that.
Debbie edited her featured post, to say using KEYWORDS instead of your name might not be the best idea.
An ActiveRain member says ActiveRain University is teaching members to use keywords instead of their name when making comments? Really? Comment #138 says "As for "spammy" and according to some here, "snarky" ways to self-promote, I'd point them to AR University where my instructor gave our "class" exactly the same "hint" about using keywords in the name field"
Point me... Point me to where ActiveRain University is saying to me to comment saying "Hello My Name is Columbus, Ohio real estate" or "Hello my name is __________" something other than my name out on the web. Show me where ActiveRain instructors are teaching members to turn their comments into keyword spam!
Don't get me wrong. It can work. If the comments are accepted, your site is linked for the keywords. You have to make it through the spam filter and the blogger has to see it as a legitimate comment rather than spam, to get a backlink. If you can pull it off you have a backlink to your keywords linking to your site.
Using keywords on your ActiveRain name fields?
The comment says: As for "spammy" and according to some here, "snarky" ways to self-promote, I'd point them to AR University where my instructor gave our "class" exactly the same "hint" about using keywords in the name field on AR."
Is the ActiveRain member confused? Is ActiveRain University telling members to go out and use keywords when they comment on WordPress.org, WordPress.com, Blogger.com etc. blogs outside ActiveRain? Or is the confusion of that most of us use keywords "in the name field on AR?"
Was Debbie talking about how you use keywords in the name field on ActiveRain?
Was Jay Thompson talking about how ActiveRain members use keywords in their ActiveRain signatures?
I did not think so.
Using keywords in your ActiveRain name fields
I've used keywords in the name field on ActiveRain since 2006 or 2007...
I don't think AR started teaching that. Instructors at AR Univesity may teach it now but as I remember it, it was more spontaneous. People started doing it on their AR account, adding more than their name to their comment signature ON ACTIVERAIN.
Each comment you leave on another member's blog gives a link to your profile.
My ActiveRain comment signature now reads "Maureen McCabe - Columbus Ohio real estate (Real Living HER - HER Realtors)." John Novak's AR comment signature reads " John Novak - Las Vegas and Henderson NV Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace.)" Each time we comment on ActiveRain our names and a few keywords link to our ActiveRain profiles.
It's not the same thing. Not the same thing at all IMHO.