A few days back one of my blogger friends, Abhishek, asked me a question:
“I just learned that you are an active commenter on most of the blogs. Your comments easily cross 100’s within a week. Can you please tell me if there is any profit from commenting, like traffic or relationship or SEO or anything else? Or do you just comment out of your interest?”
Abhishek answered his own question in part by mentioning several important points related to the benefits of commenting. To answer his question in detail, instead of replying only to him, I thought it would be best to write a detailed post on the importance of commenting for all bloggers and social media activists.
This is the most important reason to consistently comment on other blogs. If you find yourself complaining that your site is not getting enough traffic from search engines, it may be because your site is not gaining enough authority with the various search engines. When you comment on blogs, it helps you to create backlinks which in turn builds traffic to your blog. While many if not most of these links are nofollow links and thus carry little value, the process is still helpful. For newer blogs, commenting will help in the faster indexing of your blog.
Read more on backlinks :
- Backlinks and how to get free backlinks
- Importance of backlinks
As mentioned above as it relates to backlinks, one of the most important positive results of commenting is increased traffic. Commenting helps to drive traffic to your blog, though it is especially important to add only comments of value. Generic comments like “Thanks..nice post!” will do nothing for your blog or your brand ultimately. As always, value is key.
Further benefits are found when you take advantage of threaded WordPress comments. For example, reply to any question asked on any post, whether it is your own blog or someone else’s blog. Anything that adds value is appreciated by everyone.
In order to take maximum advantage of commenting, follow these simple rules :
- Try to be the first to comment.
- Write detailed comments, using a minimum of 4 lines.
- Make sure you have an image added with your email address. You can use Gravatar.com for assistance with this element.
Commenting with your keyword as a name has a great advantage in terms of SEO, though many bloggers might see it as a spam and not accept such comments. But if you comment without self- promotion, and add more value to the post, your comments will be gratefully accepted.
Search Engine Optimization
We have long discussed the importance of SEO for bloggers, and commenting in the proper way can further assist you in optimizing your blog for SEO. Quality commenting will issue offsite SEO, and this is the best way to get backlinks for your blog.
- Comment using your keyword as a name.
- Comment on blogs with dofollow comment policies.
- Comment on blogs using the Top Commentator widget.
Once again, we cannot stress strongly enough that you need to add comments which add value and meaning to the original post.
Relationships with other bloggers
Commenting is the best way to connect with any blogger personally. While it can take time to create such connections, once you are regularly commenting, you will be noticed by the site’s administrator and other co-bloggers. The development of these connections can prove to be very helpful to you in the long term.
Commenting is a must-do for any blogger, and it will reward you in the form of:
- Search Engine Optimization
If you find this post of value, you may also find the following four articles useful as well:
- How commenting can help you to get 1000+ feed subscribers in a few days
- Comment fast with Easy Comment Firefox addon
- Backlinks and how to get free backlinks for your blog
- What is link building and the benefits of link building
If you’re wondering why you are not getting high volumes of traffic to your blog despite your high quality content, give commenting a try and you will see the benefits in real time.