Who Else Wants To Learn Blog Commenting The Right Way?

You consider blog commenting as the easiest way for driving quality traffic, right? But… I have seen many bloggers commenting just “Thanks” and “Nice Post“. Do you think that these type of comments will drive you good traffic?

Absolutely Not!

These type of comments are considered as spam nowadays. These comments prove that you are just commenting for a backlink.

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Today, I am going to write about how to do blog commenting, the right way.

It’s not that you need to deliver long long comments to get quality traffic. What you need to do is to is be specific and deliver a quality comment.

You should not hesitate in delivering a negative comment if you really think it’s right. Recently, a girl dropped a comment on my guest author’s post and do you know what she said…? Here it is:

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When I read this comment I was shocked. Not because of that she left a negative comment but it made me realize that there is someone who is reading my blog so carefully.

This was the best moment of my blogging life. I was really bored of comments like ‘Thanks’ and ‘Nice Post’ and I even didn’t care to reply them. This comment made me learn something new. It really feels so  awesome when someone gives his/her precious time through such ultimate comment. It is not a matter of a negative comment but it is about the time and value that your readers are giving you.

P.S. My guest author edited the errors soon after the comment was published.

I have seen many bloggers trying to gain the top position in the comment list of high ranked blog posts as they have the misconception that it would drive them more traffic. If you’re one of them then please leave this practice. It’s our profession and let’s respect it.

Here are tips to do blog commenting, the right way:

  • Don’t spam

If you think that dropping hundreds of comments everyday on various posts will drive you 5000 visitors a day. Then, you’re completely lying up with the bad company. Gone are the days of  comments like “Thanks for sharing” and “nice post“. As I told you earlier these comments are considered as spam nowadays. You need to deliver value to the author’s hardwork. You should sincerely appreciate his efforts.

Your first task should be to read the post carefully then deliver a relevant comment and engage with other readers. This makes people notice you. Try to comment on blogs similar to your niche. This helps you gain authority as people start considering you an expert in a specific niche.

Deliver value through your personal opinions i.e your likes and dislikes.

  • Don’t look fake

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Recently, A guy dropped this comment on my old post. This type of comments are either trashed or thrown in the spam section. Who will approve one liner comment with a spelling mistake and without gravatar? Do you?

You must make sure to add the gravatar to your I’d through which you are commenting. Don’t give a fake look.

  • Avoid Keyword Rich Anchor Texts

When you leave a comment you the anchor text would be text typed in the name section. I have seen many bloggers trying to be smart by inserting keyword rich anchor texts within the comment like Moto E Review. These comments are removed at a glance by the author. So don’t try to be smart and play a fair game. If you think that it’s necessary to add then you should add atmost one link and not more than that.

  • Use Genuine Identity

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Make sure you are leaving the comment with your name. This gives a proof of originality. If you really want to blog like a pro then you must make sure to use an authentic identity. A genuine identity helps you in boosting your web presence.

Make sure you’re using both first name and last name in your comment.

  • Scan the previous comments

Before commenting you must read the previous comments and check whether the value you’re going to deliver isn’t there. If it’s there then you should either edit the comment or leave that place. If you repeat the same value as delivered by someone else then you might lose your image in the industry.

  • Be specific and concise

No need to contribute a paragraph of 1000 words to a post. Just contribute what you you think. Creating a story would be time consuming and of no use. Keep the comment interesting instead of making it long. Ask the author questions in between if you have any. This will enhance the discussion on the topic.Try to engage with other readers too. Here is a comment left by “Robb Gorringe” which made me reply him with interest.

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Few sentences like .. “Hmm.. Come to think of it” , “This Post really got me thinking ”  etc makes you get good click throughs as these makes the comment interesting.

Final Words

Blog commenting is a perfect way to boost your blog presence and gain authority in your niche only if you are doing blog commenting the right way and not adopting spammy practices. These basic tips given above would help you in building a good reputation in your community.

I would also advise you not to ignore blog commenting as it could drive good quality traffic to your blog depending on the value you delivered as a comment. Blog commenting can be time consuming. I know! But… still we shouldn’t ignore it. We should sincerely appreciate the author’s hardwork so we get it back on ours.  Am I right?

So what are your views on blog commenting? Let me know through the comment box.

Nikhil Ganotra (Nick)

Nikhil Ganotra is the owner and editor of Universal Blogging Tips. He is a passionate blogger from India. He loves to read and write about content marketing and SEO related topics. You can catch him on Twitter or use this contact form.