We all know why bloggers should comment on other blogs, and I told you we get benefits of backlink, traffic and branding. Though, the tough part is deciding a line between self-promotion and branding. That itchy feeling of dropping the link to our best article, using our keyword name as commentator name, and so many such mistakes new bloggers often make .
Commenting is one of the easiest way to drive traffic. Building backlinks and building a relation with other bloggers. Though people some time misunderstood that more comments mean more traffic and better relation with bloggers. This is true only if commentators are adding useful and valuable comments. From my personal experience, I have build relation with other bloggers by adding comments (useful one) on their blogs.
What kind of blog comments we hate?
I moderate more than 100 comments every day, and I know what kind of comments make me feel good, make me think and what kind of comments makes me sad.
- Nice info
- Great Share
- Useful posts
- Amazing write-up
Such comments are encouraging, but they never add values to the post. Commenting feature should be use to add values to the posts. If you making above mistake by commenting in 2 words, you may add 100 comments on any blog, but you will never be able to build up good relation with that blogger and more over you hurting your brand name.
How Can You add value to your comment?
Before I will share you this, I will suggest you should signup for Gravatar so that you can add your personal image or brand image into your comment profile. This is a must have requisite to brand yourself while commenting.
Coming back to the point, if you find a post useful, try to add value to the article. I know some posts deserve comments like “nice info” or “good share” since there is not much to add to the post. In that case, you can share that article, and show your appreciation.
But yes you can at least add lines which clearly says what you liked the most about the post, or if you like the post what action you have taken. Have you tweeted the post? If yes, tell him about it. This will help blogger to see you as a regular reader instead of one time reader.
I know there are more tips here, but I give you the option to add your view via comment, what do you think , any commentator should do or should not do while adding comment on any blog?