A few days back, my blogger friend, Abhishek, asked me a question:
“I just learned that you are an active commenter on many blogs. Your comments easily cross 100s 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 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 does not have enough authority with those search engines.
When you comment on blogs, it helps create backlinks, which in turn generates traffic. Most of these links are no-follow links and thus, carry little value; however, the process is still helpful.
For newer blogs, commenting will help in the faster indexing of your blog.
Read more on backlinks:
- What Is A Backlink And How Do I Get Them?
- 7 Ways To Get Quality Backlinks
- 7 Link Building Mistakes To Avoid While Building Backlinks
Commenting helps drive traffic to your blog (because of the backlink).
However, it is important to post a valuable comment.
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 will be appreciated by everyone.
Generic comments like “Thanks..nice post!” will do nothing for your blog or your brand.
- As always, value is key.
In order to take maximum advantage of commenting, follow these simple rules:
- Try to be the first to comment.
- Write detailed comments that are informative and valuable to the discussion.
- Make sure you have an image associated with your email address.
- You can use Gravatar.com for assistance.
Commenting with your keyword as a name has a great advantage in terms of SEO, though many bloggers (including me) will see it as a spam and not accept such comments.
But if you comment without self- promotion, and add value to the post, your comments will be gratefully accepted.
Search Engine Optimization
We have long discussed the importance of SEO for bloggers. Comments can further assist you in optimizing your blog for search engines and take your blog to the next level.
By giving quality comments, you will be performing great offsite SEO, increasing your chances of building high-quality backlinks.
- Comment using your keyword as a name (might trigger spam).
- Comment on blogs with do-follow comment policies.
Once again, I cannot stress strongly enough that you need to add comments which add value and meaning to the original post.
Commenting is the best way to personally connect with any blogger.
While it can take time to create meaningful connections, once you are regularly commenting, you will be noticed by the site’s administrator and your co-bloggers.
The development of these connections can prove to be very helpful to you in the long term.
Commenting is a must for any blogger, and it will reward you in the form of:
- Search Engine Optimization
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.
Check out these other articles for more on how commenting can help you:
- How Commenting Can Help You Get 1000+ Feed Subscribers In A Few Days
- How To Integrate DISQUS Commenting System on WordPress
- 5 Blog Commenting Etiquette Tips Every Blogger Should Know
- Comment Fast with Easy Comment Firefox Addon
- What Is Link Building and What Are The Benefits Of Link Building?
So leave a comment and let me know what you think… but make sure it’s useful to the discussion!!
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81 thoughts on “[Blogging] Why Commenting Is Important For Your Blog”
Hey Harsh! Thanks for the insightful post.
For a couple of weeks, I have come across bloggers that heavily emphasise on blog commenting. One shining star is Ryan Biddulph from Blogging From Paradise. I believe you know him. He is a great advocate of blog commenting. So for a long time, I had been wondering how can blog commenting help grow your own blog.
Found your post in the search results. Nice and useful information here.
Going to spend more time on blog commenting. The best advantage I could find is that blog commenting is a way to connect with fellow bloggers.
Meaningful connections are the only true friends of a beginner blogger like me.
And one more thing I wanted to add:
I wouldn’t generally accept comments on my blog with target keywords as the name. Somehow it seems spammy.
Anyways, thanks for this post.
Ali from Infoverses.
I only allow comments from those who specify their own blog post URL directly in the comment if it fits the theme of my post and I agree with at least most of their post. When bloggers add a totally unrelated URL to a comment, it is obvious spam and I trash them. Most comment boxes offer a spot to add your own blog/website, but that doesn’t show up in the comment. I presume that’s for the backlink purposes you mention? Other commenters can’t see the URL, but it seems like that could be an incentive for bloggers to comment. Does anyone know if there’s a way to turn on the visibility of a commenter’s site in WordPress?
Commenting is great and this is the first thing from which a blogger can start growing. By placing do follow and no follow links in the section of comment of popular website he can make a place for himself and can easily secure low links. But that is how a blogger can start evolving when ever he is in an tough situation of gaining popular back links.
After blog commenting he can also evolve further to web 2.0 links, social bookmarking, high authority links and many more very easily.
Thanks Harsh for the extra ordinary post and you doing a extra ordinary work too by making a great name for the India in world of Search engine optimization in opposite to the market leaders like Neil Patel and Brian Dean.
Really well written blog, I strongly agree on your point about people not leaving a decent comment, its far to often blog comments are “great post” with a link! Interesting take on why blogs are important. Will be sure to follow this blog in the future!
I never knew the importance of commenting on blogs until yesterday when I stumbled upon a friend’s blog. I didn’t really believe him though, because his blog seem knew, so I presume he might be of less experience. Am happy to find a confirmation in your blog that such an act is worth practicing. I will definitely start working on that. Thanks for this great post.
I’m using SEOPROFILER tool. But I was just wondering why it is showing the backlinks from ShoutmeLOud as a nofollow one…I couldnt understand whats happening..Am I not supposed to get dofollow backlink from blog commenting??
I’ll be looking forward for your reply..
Comments from blog comments are nofollow. Only a few blogs offer dofollow links from comments.
Thanks for the response 🙂
So far I’ve researched, no-follow backlinks are totally useless and temporary…But one no-follow backlinks I got from your blog helped my website rank on top of google for some low competition keyword..isn’t that mind blowing?
I was just wondering if this is something temporary or permanent??
I’ve got 68% of no-follow backlinks..Will that be a problem in future???
Looking forward for your reply…
Thank you Harsh for the information about the importance of comments and commenting. I’m in the process starting my blog and will be coming back here for more information to get things rolling on my site.