How To Comment On Other Blogs and Become A Better Blogger

We all know why bloggers should comment on other blogs: For the benefits of backlinks, traffic, and branding.

The difficult part is drawing a line between self-promotion and building a powerful brand. Some of you may know that itchy feeling of dropping a link to your best article and using your keyword name as your commentator name (along with other mistakes new bloggers often make).

Commenting remains one of the easiest ways to drive traffic.

Building backlinks and forming relationships with other bloggers are certainly some key benefits of strong commenting habits. There are, however, people who focus on quantity, perhaps misunderstanding that more comments do not equal more traffic and improved relationships with fellow bloggers.

The only time comments will help is if the comments add value and are meaningful, useful additions to a post.

Always remember, when talking about comments:

  • Quality is better than quantity.

And indeed, I have personal experience to back up this statement, as my blog has benefited from good commenting habits, and I have built good relationships with other bloggers by adding useful, meaningful comments onto their blogs.

What kind of blog comments do we hate?

I moderate more than 100 comments every day, and I know what kind of comments make me feel good or give me food for thought, and what kind of comments leave me with a negative feeling or no feeling at all.

For example:

  • “Nice info!”
  • “Great share!”
  • “Useful post”
  • “Amazing write-up!”

Such comments may be positive in nature, but they add no value whatsoever to the post. Nobody wants to read a meaningless drivel that simply takes up space. A blog’s commenting feature should only be used to add value to the post.

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If you are making the mistake of adding meaningless 2-3 word comments on various blogs, you are wasting your time, and more importantly, you are wasting the time of the other blogger — annoying fellow bloggers is not the point of commenting.

You might add 100 comments on various posts of any blog, but you will never build a good relationship with that blogger, you will never benefit from your meager efforts, and you will be hurting your own brand name.

How can you add value to your comments?

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Let’s talk about how to develop a practice of good, strong, meaningful commenting that will benefit you and your fellow bloggers and readers.

First, I suggest that you sign up for Gravatar so that you can add a personal image or brand image to your commenting profile. This is a must-have requisite when looking to brand yourself.

Next, whenever you read a post that you find useful or meaningful in some way, think about how you can add value to that post.

If you read a post that you think is deserving of only a “good info” or “good share”, then you don’t have anything meaningful to add to the post, and don’t comment. But, if you liked the post, you should consider sharing the article to show your appreciation and/or respect.

If you are going to add commentary, state clearly what you liked about the post, or mention how the post has helped or enlightened you as a reader. If you have additional information, add it within the context of your comment.

Have you tweeted the post? If so, mention it in your comment. This will let the blogger know that you respect what he/she has written and that you appreciate and value the great work that he/she does.

For more info on commenting, check out this awesome resource:

Add your thoughts on commenting in the comments section below! But make sure it’s adding value!!

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

117 thoughts on “How To Comment On Other Blogs and Become A Better Blogger”

  1. Lakshaya Baliyan

    I used to make backlinks for my blogs by commenting, back in 2015. It was such an affective way back then before Google introduced the Penguin and Panda updates. Since those updates came out, I’d been made to believe by a few fellow bloggers that commenting links are waste backlinks.
    I feel Glad to have found this article on Shoutmeloud in 2017, or I’d have believed then blindly without any serious further research.
    Thanks for sharing such a useful piece of knowledge. Always a fan of your work. πŸ˜€

  2. jignesh gohil

    The best way to get backlinks and increase your ranking on search engines it was in olden days but for the promotion of a website, the guest blog is recommended. I have learned from Harsh, Thanks Harsh for giving me a piece of cake with some lights. Keep it up.

  3. Cuci Sofa Jogja

    I love the idea that commenting will give a credit into our website. As long the comment was appropriate, related i see no problem with that. Thanks ShoutMeLoud for emphasizing this, we hope you can share more knowledge, regards!

  4. As long as no cheating, a proper comment and we didn’t spam anyone, commenting is ok for us. This is not the only method to get higher rank, but thank you for mentioning about this. We’ll do more πŸ™‚

  5. Gina and Zeke

    We are new to blogging and have come across conflicting information. Some say it’s a waste of time and others say it is important. Reading this has confirmed that we will continue to comment, and continue to only comment on posts that we feel adds some value. We hate when we see “Great Post” on comments, we always shake our heads and just keep scrolling. Thanks for the reassurance that commenting is worth it!

  6. Well great information harsh.you are right, bloggers needs this information to get better traffic and commenting skills backlinks and creating relationships with bloggers will definitely give some boost to increase our ranks in search engines. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks, Harsh for such a great post. I have tried and found it really helpful. My blog ranking has increased gradually.
    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  8. I used this technique for one of my e-commerce sites. The response was not so much well as I expected. But this time I think to start commenting for one of my free WordPress blogs too. I am not sure it will work for free blog sites also or not.

  9. It is a very useful post. It has clearly mentioned about backlinking. So commenting can be a fruitful way to do so. Keep it up and thanks to the writer.

  10. It’s awesome that you want to share those tips with us. I assume lot of us that commented on this post are just starting to search for different ways of blog promotion and this sounds promising. This is definitely the article that I will try to follow when I comment on others blogs. Cheers

  11. That’s exactly what I do, actually read the blog and appreciate what I find in valuable. But it seems people with comments like “Great post”, “Thanks for sharing” have a better approval rate πŸ™
    God knows what is wrong with the moderators.

  12. Commenting is useful, but how to do it is also very important. Try not to add direct url’s or simple one word comments like thanks for sharing etc. Read the blog carefully first, then comment genuine views.

  13. Vygintas Varnas

    When I started making youtube videos and blog posts on medium and elsewhere. I really hate when people leave a comment that is irrelevant to the video or blog post.

    You want to add an insight to the post or video itself. Irrelevant comments drive me nuts.

    But I guess people can comment whatever they want.

  14. Nipun Aggarwal

    Hi Harsh
    You become a idol for me. You always change my the Way of thinking . your way thinking is Realy amazing.

  15. Blog comment should not be too much short and long. It should be meaningful i.e. related to the topic and no grammatical error in the comment section.

  16. Pawan Jeghariya

    It’s really really great information for becoming a better Blogger. Keep sharing, Thanks

  17. Yes… you said it. Commenting is the best way to get backlinks. Don’t waste time using simple comments. Add value to the post by commenting. Thanks, bro. Keep it up

  18. Commenting 2-3 words is of no use. First always read complete blog. And yes commenting on others post is the best way of increasing traffic on your search engine i.e. backlinks.

  19. I do follow your lines here that “Quality is better than quantity”. Yes, commenting can gain traffic for you but your comment needs to accomplish the requirements of the blog. Whatever your comment is, it should be relevant to the blog

  20. We all know blog commenting is a good method for getting traffic and also get a dofollow links but many people forget about quality of a comment..why any one can approve your comment if this comment is not add any value to his reader…
    Really interesting post Harsh..😊

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