Blog commenting is one thing we bloggers and internet marketers do regularly, and it can be a source of Backlinks as well as a good source of traffic for your blog. Due to how spammers have taken over the internet world, most blog owners are now becoming strict when it comes to the type of comments they approve on their blog.
Blog commenting can me more than just a source of backlink as we all perceive it, there are other benefits that you can derive from leaving great blog comments on blogs such as: New readers, relationship building & brand building. I will be sharing with you 4 pre-requisite for writing great blog comments, the type of comment that will give you better results from your comment on other blogs.
How to Write Awesome blog comments which get accepted?
Writing a Blog comment is an art and along with SEO benefits you can create great relations by writing great comments. Though, most of the time newbie Bloggers comment just to get links or get noticed and very few understand the importance of Blog commenting for creating real life relations and driving decent traffic to their blog. Before we move ahead, you should check out ShoutMeLoud case study on getting Page rank 3 by writing blog comments.
Let’s get started!
1. Avoid Keywords in Name Field
I believe blog commenting starts right from the name field, and if you want to look real and responsible, you should avoid putting keywords in the comment NAME FIELD. You putting keywords in that box is like carrying a placard that reads “SPAMMER” on your fore head.
The first thing that pisses most people off, especially blog owners is if you are leaving a comment without your real name (at least your first name will do), most bloggers hate keywords in the name field and I personally will send such comments to trash regardless of if its meaningful or not. Writing great Blog comments should start with you having your name in the NAME FIELD, this will give you an identity and people will have a kind of imagination of how real you are. So make sure you avoid the temptation of putting KEYWORDS in the NAME FIELD.
Though there is an exceptional when a Blogger is using Keywordluv or comment luv plugin. You can find such blogs using Dropmylink service.
2. Ask or Add a New Information
A great comment must be beneficial to other commenter’s and the best way to add value to your comment is to ask a question or add new information. Asking a question will give room for interaction and the solution to your questions can be of help to other readers.
If you are adding a new information or point of view, it will also benefit other readers and you will probably get some new readers or followers via your comment. You cannot ask a question or add a new information and look like a SPAMMER or Bot, Why? Because “Bots/Spammers don’t ask question” and “Bots/Spammers have nothing of value to add to the post all they care about is the backlink.
3. Use Correct Grammar
Great comments should be void of slangs and grammatical errors, try as much to write your comments with the write grammatical structure and also avoid using slangs. If you use slangs, most people may not be conversant with the slang you are using and it hinders them from understanding & learning from your comment; so Slangs and Grammar Errors are NO-NO.
4. Don’t drop Links
I believe the URL FIELD is enough for you to drop your link, dropping your links in the comment box is highly unprofessional and uncalled for. The comment box is meant for your comment body and you comment body only, so make sure you avoid putting links in the comment box else you will look like just another SPAMMER!
Take Away for Active Blog commentators:
As I mentioned above, dropping comments on blog is a vital part of Blog promotion but at the same time it needs to be done seriously and without spamming. Most of Blog owners, keep their comment highly moderated and uses plugins like Aksimet to stop comment spam. Akismet learn a spam commentator by the action taken by admin. If your comments are marked as spam multiple times by blog owner, your comment will start landing in spam tab of akismet and even you are droppin a genuine comment later on, it will land into spam.
Make sure, when you add a comment on any blog post (Including this), you add value to comment and this way you will not only get noticed but you will also be able to create good relation. If your commenting strategy involves driving traffic, try to be first one to post a comment. You can read ShoutMeLoud guide on How to be first one to comment on blog post, as this way your comment will be visible for long.
So far we have talked about 4 recipes for writing great comments; it’s now over to you to share some of your tips for writing great comments. I will be happy to learn from you.