It’s very well known in the SEO world that blog commenting is one of the great ways of generating a lot of backlinks and traffic, and also help you make yourself known in your niche and building good relationships with other blog owners.
It is also a good way for the people who are new to blogging and want to have more exposure to their brand new blog so that more people get to know about their presence online.
However blog commenting is a very effective way of getting backlinks, traffic and exposure but choosing blogs to comment on (i.e. Choosing the right ones) is paramount to your success. You’ll always want to find a right type of blog in your niche to comment on for getting better quality backlinks and targeted traffic to your blog.
So, How to find the blogs to comment on?
I have discussed below the top three ways that you can use for finding the right blogs to comment on:
1. Find Where Your Target Audience Is Already Going.
The first thing you should think about is your target audience. What sorts of blogs are your market interested in? Whilst it is a given fact that you should comment on blogs which are in the same niche as yourself, you can widen it a little.
For example, consider also posting comments on blogs which are in a different niche but which have the same or similar target audience. Like if you blog about the topic How To Blog Better, then you may comment on blogs that write about SEO or WordPress.
2. How Active Is The Blog?
Once you have found a possible blog for active commenting, the first thing to consider is how active it is. I try to comment on blogs that are well-known in the niche and which is posting regularly, after all there is little point commenting on a blog where the last post was made 12 months ago!
Look at how many comments the blog already gets. An active community means that people are getting involved and a high number of people will see your comments. It also makes it easier to post comments since you can pick up on what other people are saying and you can debate their points.
3. Is The Blog Already Creating Great Content?
When choosing blogs to comment on, it is also important to look at the amount of useful content contained on the blog in question. Many blogs exist as pure advertising ploys (you know the ones I am talking about – blogs which have tons of advertisements and affiliate links but very little useful information.)
These are the ones to avoid. You ideally want to seek out the blogs which people look at as an authority source. By commenting on these blogs you will associate yourself with quality content and develop your own reputation.
So, these are the top three things that you should take care of where searching for and choosing a blog to comment. Even after getting the right blog keep in mind not to leave spam comments on these blogs. Webmasters are very to know if you are really making a good comment or just spamming their website with your links.
These tips will help you to find new blogs to comment on, but to get success with your commenting campaign, you need to be a regular commentator, try to be first to comment on, and do follow ShoutMeLoud recipe for writing blog comments. Do let me know, what parameters do you consider before commenting on a blog for backlinks and for finding new visitors?
This is a guest post by Ram Shengale from Gyantastic! If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check SML guest blogging guidelines.