How A Blog Comment Can Help You Grow Your Blog!

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Today I am going to tell you a very simple trick to grow your blog and blog traffic.

Yes, it’s commenting on other blogs. It can help you magically. 

In this post I will tell you how commenting on blogs is beneficial to you and what are the best practices of getting your blog comments approved. 

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Below is a definition of a blog comment if you already know what a blog comment is you can scroll down to the next section.

What is a blog comment? 

I believe you know what a comment is, I mean we all use social media and the best way to connect with people is to comment on their posts. 

A blog comment is no different.

“A comment is an afterthought received in a blog article by a person who has read the article.”

It’s as easy as you read an article online and you liked the information that you also want to tell the writer (or ask a question) and you commented on the post. 

How are blog comments helpful to grow Blog traffic?

Let me read your mind. You were surprised when you first read the topic that commenting on other blogs can help you grow your blog traffic. 

Me too! 

But there is not one benefit only. This little practice will give you 3 big benefits. 

Here are they listed. 

1- Off Page SEO

This is the best of all! Because you get backlinks. 

Here’s how. 

When you leave a valuable comment on a blog article that you read and the comment gets approved by the website owner you also leave your website’s home page link on that post. And that’s how you get a backlink. 

Check out the image below. 

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You will see the 4 options. There is also a website option and that’s where you put the link to your homepage.

(The comments are approved by the owner because a site receives good as well as spam comments therefore the owner has an option to show only those comments that he approves.)

Please note that these links are by default nofollow links (meaning Google will not follow them while crawling) but they are still very useful. 

As these links help in increasing your Domain Authority score.

Domain Authority (DA) is the score of your site’s overall performance out of 100. 

The greater the number the easier it is to rank on Google. 

The DA was first calculated by Moz. Check out your DA from here. 

Learn more about Domain Authority from this extremely helpful article by Moz.

Are These links helpful? 

Generally, nofollow links are not considered much helpful. Everybody wants dofollow links (followed by Google while crawling). 

But a nofollow link from a quality source (a site with a high DA score) is much better than a dofollow link from a bad source (a site with a low DA score). 

Therefore your focus should be to receive links from quality sources whether it is a dofollow link or a nofollow link. 

I received a link from a website with a high DA score only by getting my comment approved. 

You can too! Download the free SEO checklists to optimize your posts for search engines.

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2- Building Relationships With Other Bloggers

If you are a beginner blogger you might know how important it is to have friends in the same boat to discuss problems with. 

Also, if you are blogging for a while you would know how great it is to have friends to discuss problems with. 

All in all, we need friends.

Building Relationships is very crucial in blogging. 

Leaving a thoughtful comment on a blogger’s site is another way to do that. 

Infact it’s the better one. How? 

When you comment you not only approach for a friendship but also build backlinks. 

However, if you want to get friends with a blogger you must connect with him personally. This thing should reflect in your comment. 

Don’t expect that “nice post” or “great tips” will help. It is hardly that such comments get approved. 

Tip – To build a personal relationship, comments with personal stories work. 

Guest Blogging Opportunities

Oftentimes the best friendships unlock guest blogging opportunities. 

Related – An Ultimate Guide to GUEST BLOGGING – how to get best shots!

3- Diverting Readers To Your Blog

When you offer a suggestion in a comment and put a link to the post most of the blog readers will want to check out your blog post to learn what you told them in your comment. 

This is a great way to get a backlink with readers coming to your blog post.

Imagine each time a visitor reads your comment and clicks on the link he also visits your blog. 

Similarly 10 comments on different sites will give you a lot of visitors from 10 different sites. 

But remember a thoughtful comment that makes sense gets approval.

It truly is the game of numbers and quality. 

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Okay so now you know why blog comments should be an important part of your strategy. Let’s get you a strong strategy. 

Best Practices To Get Blog Comments Approved

This, in no doubt, is the easiest way to grow blog traffic but a little mistake can also hurt your blog. 

Please remember that nobody can trick Google. So the only thing left to do is to be on good terms with Google. 

Otherwise your site can get penalized and Google can diminish your reach. 

Therefore it’s important that you follow the best practices to not look like spam. 

1- Gravatar Email

Getting a Gravatar email is the first thing you want to do. This will make your site and profile picture publicly available without you having to upload an image every time. 

Isn’t that great! You can comment on any blog post with your email and your profile picture will appear automatically. 

Plus it’s free!

If a person doesn’t get a Gravatar email his profile is displayed blank. 

This is another way to introduce yourself. 

Get your own Gravatar from here. 

2- Quality Over Quantity

A thoughtful and relevant comment is much better than 10 irrelevant comments. 

There are 2 reasons why you shouldn’t focus on quantity. 

  • If you post 30 comments in a day, Google will notice this and mark it as your spammy behavior.

And Google will penalize you. 

  • You can’t read 30 blog posts in a day and if you don’t read a post you can’t write a thoughtful comment or give any suggestions. 

That way you end up writing a “nice post” and the writer will understand that this is your trick and will never approve your comment. 

Therefore you must not follow these quantity terms. 

3- A Strong Strategy

Follow this strategy to get your blog comments approved by big sites. 

STEP 1 – Find out all those sites you want to comment on. Make sure these are niche-specific. 

Another thing is these sites mustn’t appear shady. Meaning you must get a backlink from genuine sites. 

A shady link can harm your image.

STEP 2 – Read their blog post(s). 

STEP 3 – Write a thoughtful comment. Some of the ways to write great comments.

  • Make a suggestion. 
  • Point out a specific thing and start a discussion on it.
  • Share a personal story.
  • Reply to another comment. 

And there are many more ways to start an engagement. All you need to make sure is that there are still better comments than “nice post!” or “Great tips!”. 

STEP 4 – Fill in the other details and click submit. 

STEP 5 – This is optional as some sites allow this and some don’t. 

There’s a checkmark saying that you want to receive further notifications. This is a great way to forward the conversation. Make sure you check the option. 

4- A Good Number

How many comments you should post depends on your strategy. But 30 and more in a day is definitely not good. 

Therefore start with a small number. Maybe 10 comments in a week and write great comments. 

I personally focus on 10 in a week but this number fluctuates regularly. 

Conclusion

There you have it. 

The easiest way to grow your blog. Commenting on others’ posts unlocks great opportunities. 

I have a few backlinks from big sites. And I have used the same strategy for getting them. 

You can too. 

What you should do? Plan a master strategy of commenting on blogs and divert readers to your blog. 

Is this hard? It may seem while starting but once you have a habit it’s all easy. 

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So do you have a strong blog comments strategy? Do you research about websites before commenting on them?

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46 thoughts on “How A Blog Comment Can Help You Grow Your Blog!”

  1. Thanks for clarifying this topic and the fact that the backlinks are no follow. Different sources on blogging give slightly different answers! will make it a point to comment every week.

    1. I’m glad Sylvia that you liked the information. Yes, almost every blog has nofollow featured enabled for comment links. So you can check if the blog has a high DA score. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Ekta

  2. Great article!! I enjoyed learning more about how to improve the domain authority score and didn’t realize leaving comments gave you backlinks so that’s pretty cool!! Now I’m going to go check my DA!

  3. I think the only detail I would add is to only leave your website link if it is a relevant to your niche. If you write about blogging but comment on a dog blog, it doesn’t seem to be relevant. Let me know if I’m thinking about this incorrectly though.

    Also…great post! I loved it.

  4. This is a great tip! I need to create a strategy to leave more comments on more blogs. I read plenty, but I don’t always stay to write a thoughtful comment. I’d love to improve my DA as well as create more relationships with my fellow bloggers – like you! – so I’m going to start doing more of this. Thanks again for this post!

  5. I’ve been blogging for a few months now, but still have a lot to learn. This post is super helpful! I wasn’t really aware of the Domain Authority score. Thanks for bringing this to my attention: I’ll definitely be checking it out!

    1. Hello Linda, I have also included a link from where you can check your Domain Score.

      Please note that if your site is new it may not show up data. It generally takes some months for the real data to show up.

      I hope this helps.

      Ekta

  6. I recently found out how important it is to comment on blogs, I had no idea! I’m trying to up my DA at the moment and this was helpful as I thought the more the better, nope I was wrong. Thank you for sharing because I’m pinning!

  7. I’ve come to really like and appreciate comments. You give great reasons for commenting to help your own blog. But I also like receiving comments as well. Of course, they might help my blog’s ratings, but also importantly, they give me ideas to improve my articles. Sometimes I even get an idea for a new article based on a comment from a reader. Thanks for a great post.

    1. Yes Sir! I often get new post ideas from comments as well as from my email subscribers. And that’s what we should do because at the end of the day we are here to help our readers!

      Glad you liked the post.

      Ekta

  8. I used to leave a comment on every blog post that I’ve read in my initial days of Blogging which is just 6 months back. Now, I am knowing the importance of writing comments. Very helpful post. Keep providing quality tips to bloggers. Good Luck!
    Nalaemton | nalaemtonselvaraj.com

  9. Great article. Commenting on other blogs is an often overlooked SEO tactic. It really helps to expose your brand, and yes, while the links are nofollow, they are links, and they can send traffic to your site, ultimately becoming a signal to Google and other search engines. I really like the section about building relationships. That’s really the biggest key to growing your blog. It’s so hard to do it alone, but if you build genuine relationships with other bloggers, you can really grow your traffic, your readership and even your revenue. Thanks for this one!

  10. Currently this year I am focusing more on commenting. I love getting to read other blog post. I will admit at first I would write short comments but overtime I am now fully reading blog post and writing meaningful comments. I believe that comments has helped my SEO and google ranking as I am starting to get more views. These are great tips about commenting the right way as a blogger

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I was exactly the same. I used to write small comments but later when I realised long detailed comments are helpful for both the blogger and myself I started writing then after giving a thought.

  11. Great advice. Commenting on other blogs can be very valuable for sure. You make a solid point about not over-commenting. Like you said, no one spends their entire day reading blogs, so 30 comments in a day is a red flag. You need to genuinely read the article, appreciate the content and then make an educated comment that adds value.

    1. Thanks for reading this article. Right reading one or two blog posts a day and putting genuine comments is what we should do as bloggers if we want to use this trick to grow our blogs.

  12. Thank you for taking the time to educate people by writing this article. The average person is not very knowledgeable on some of these subjects, so it is good that someone is taking the time to put high-quality material out there to inform and educate. You did a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!

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