Blog commenting always adds more value to the blog content. In a layman concept, it helps to build a relationship between bloggers. Everyone loves feedback on their work, blog comments works as the same for a blog post. Commenting on different blogs is a two-way process, you give away something valuable, worth someone’s time and in return, you have traffic on your own blog where people do the same with you. However, Its helps both the blog owner as well as the commenter.
For Blog Owner
- Lengthening content
Yes, it works. If you get at least 10 comments of average 50 words, it means 500 extra words added to your article with no effort. Lengthy content also ranks higher on Google search.
That’s why I recommend every blogger not to close the comment section (Better Moderate).
- Making user engage on a blog post
The reader will give extra time on the blog post either by commenting or reading comments. The average time on post will increase which will help the post rank higher.
- Returning Visitors
If any reader left a comment & then he/she will check that post regularly if he got any reply for that. It creates a returning visitor.
- Personal Brand
It helps you to make your personal brand. When you comment, the people from community know you. When people see you commenting valuable things always, you become a brand.
You can put your blog post links in the comment which helps to drive traffic to your blog. Remember don’t try put useless links your link should be related to that content.
You might have commented on someone’s blog to get backlinks, Right? Most of the websites give no-follow backlink, however, no-follow linkbacks have great benefits described Here.
Many blogs need approval from the owner before publishing your comment. So how to get published?
Steps to Master The Art of Blog Commenting:
There are sans hard and fast rules for commenting on a blog, this isn’t rocketing science or something too Shakespearean that requires some serious knowledge, but it does require a mixture of courtesy and common sense to write something that appeals the blog owner.
Is your comment valuable to the community?
Try commenting on how the blog post was effective or try adding ideas or honest review on the post. Don’t just shoot comments like ‘I couldn’t disagree more’ or ‘this is a good post,’ these kinds of comments are just waste of energy and don’t have any value to anyone, be it that particular community or anyone in general.
Build a Relationship
Develop a positive relationship by making your comments more engaging and deliver something significant to fellow readers or more importantly to the owner. Take a stand and offer a substitute perspective. Provide meaningful references to elaborate your point of view. The relationship makes the maximum chances of blog comment approval.
Shed the cover of ugly keywords and obscene user ids and try to use real names in the name’s field. Don’t be a mysterious stranger if you have something to say, put your name to it because all those mysteries are for Sherlock to solve. The best way to use your real identity across platforms, from sites to sites and also for the thing like comments and likes on blogs is to create your Gravatar ID.
It is said that your comments will be better approved and accepted three times more if you comment first. But if you rush to post a comment just by skimming through the post instead of reading it, chances are you’ll land on something silly. Win the race of comments by adding value, context and perspective to your comment after reading the whole thing serves well if you do all that and still be the first one. Also, avoid becoming an over contributor.
Don’t Drop the Link Bomb
This is the main etiquette of blog commenting. Leave links according to their relevance. If anything is applicable to the topic in question, using links can be a suitable consideration. The links should provide a context and accompanying information on the subject to your fellow readers and the blogger. The unrelated link is the biggest obstacle for blog comment approval. If you are commenting on anyone’s blog 1st time, try to avoid links. You can’t just put links to your “Orange Topic” on someone’s “Apple Topic”.
Everyone has spotted users or organizations that leave comments on various posts which are inappropriate and full of links which doesn’t have any connection with the post. Such comments can be purposed for SEO Spamming, advertising, phishing, malware, etc. Akismet reported there is average of 4 billion spam comments happens in a month. Remember the blog owners are real humans, they can know why you have put that link.
Grammar Wants You To Use It
Nothing is more attractive than a grammatically correct sentence. Try to use it well. Know the simple difference between ‘your’ and you’re,’ the use of tenses and also check for misspelled words and edit it before it’s too late. Impeccable use of grammar and words always provides a good first impression. As Mr. Darcy made us understand the importance of first impressions, it’s very easy to say that if you’re trying to make your comment valuable, grammar is kind of the backbone. Use it well! These are the tools which can improve your grammar.
Reply Comments Have Better Approval Rate Than New Comment.
When the blogger replies to one’s comment, they should be respectable to it and should attempt to write a suitable and valuable reply to that. This helps in getting approved by the blog owner and also is helpful in building a positive reader-writer equation.
Trust me on this; comments like, ‘OMG! Your blog is lit,’ literally doesn’t mean anything tithe owner. So be a darling and write nicely. So next time you are going to drop a comment on someone’s blog, remember these 7 points.