Many people say blog comments are a waste of time for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but I strongly disagree!
Sure, most blog platforms and CMS’s make links in comments a “nofollow” but not all of them do, plus you should always have a good mix of both “dofollow” and “nofollow” backlinks pointing to your site – it just doesn’t look natural.
(For those who don’t know what all this means, that’s ok I will cover this in another article.)
I still to this day comment and engage with other blogs within my niche. Not only for SEO, but for traffic and building authority for my sites.
This article is more about how to write your comments so blog owners will actually accept them and to attract others to visit your website.
I believe showing examples the best way to teach others so I’m going to show you exactly how I would comment on blogs.
The Wrong and the Right Way of Writing Blog Comments
I will start with the wrong way of writing your blog comments. For those who are new to this, keep reading because it will make sense in the future.
I’m sure you’ve seen the type of comment I’m about to show you, hopefully you’re not doing it yourself.
Bad comment examples:
- Nice blog!
- Very informative, thanks.
- I will bookmark this page.
- Thanks for sharing. Visit my website! www.myaffilaitewebsiteexample.com
- This truly is a good webpage.
- What an amazing article you are good. Check out my website! www.myaffilaitewebsiteexample.com
As you can see, these comments add no value to a persons blog what so ever and most bloggers will delete the comment or just wont approve it.
These type of comments often get flagged as spam as well and I can see why!
Now that’s out of the way I want to show you how I comment on other blogs and why you should be doing the same.
You want to actually read the blog post or at least skim read and look for important parts you can engage with.
Good comment examples:
Imagine you’re a reader of the blog you just commented on and seen one of the “bad examples” vs the “good examples”.
Which would you be more inclined to visit?
I think you’ll agree the “good examples” win hands down!
When writing your comments always mention something in the persons blog and ask questions. Reason being, most bloggers get swarmed with spammy junk comments and when they see something that stands out from the crowd or asking them about something they wrote about or something about them, they will approve your comment and answer it.
Add VALUE to their blog and ask questions – simple!
You don’t have to do this for SEO either and you don’t have to drop a link back to your website.
I’ve used this method promoting a domain name that was redirected to my affiliate link (domain forwarding) and made many of sales. You just have to think smart!
Yes it may take you an extra 5 minutes to write the comment but make it worth while and think how you can build curiosity for someone to click your links.
Hope you enjoyed this tip and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments or in the affiliate marketing ninjas Facebook group.
26 thoughts on “How To Write Blog Comments For Traffic and Backlinks”
Amazing Information.I like your style of making things so easier for us 🙂
Glad you like it Mishaal.
More to come..
Hi. I’ve downloaded your Affiliate Marketing Ninjas Cheat Sheet. Very informative and straight to the point action plan. Thanks for the great content.
Thanks for the feedback Suresh, glad you’re liking the content 🙂
I’m Jimbo, we met in your Ninja’s group. If anyone here reading this is wondering about the group, it’s great, Warren helpy you out. It’s a spam free environment so nobody can try selling things to you. Go ahead and join the group, see you in there.
Thanks for your kind words Jimbo and thanks for being apart of the group. It’s starting to take off nicely and there’s a really good mix of people who all love helping. Thanks again buddy!
I have to thank you wazza, I am learning a ton off of your emails! I got the referral to this link off the Facebook group site Affiliate Marketing Ninjas, which has also been extremely helpful, it is the only Facebook group I follow! LOL!
Hi Warren, love the article! I’ve been using a website called Drop My Link to find high ranking blogs which allow comments. Do you recommend a similar website or app to find blogs which allow comments and you can add do-follow bakclinks? Thanks
Thanks for your comment. I also use scrapebox which is a paid tool. You can scrape the web for blogs and you can also set it up to automatically post your comments (but, I don’t recommend doing that if you’re new).
You can also use Google to find these blogs.
Search google with strings like: “leave a comment” + fishing
Change the + fishing part to your niche. You can also try things like: “comments powered by Disqus” + fishing
BUT, most blog comments are nofollow. In saying that, I don’t even worry about the nofollow because you should be going after both dofollow and nofollow to make your link building efforts look natural. So a good mix of both is great + you can get good traffic if you write your comments to get people on your site. Hope that helps.
That was really helpful, informative & to the point article. Will definitely try this on my blog https://flashtechloud.com will let you know on result. How much days it would take for the result to show up.
I’m confused about the Domain forwarding
You buy another domain and 301 redirect it directly to affiliate merchants site?? Or to your landing or sales page like bridge page
I mean 301 redirect (forward) your domain to your affiliate link. It looks a lot better than an ugly affiliate url.
Hi. I’ve downloaded your Affiliate Marketing Ninjas Cheat Sheet. Very informative and straight to the point action plan. And your cheat sheet help me to get my first $100, Thank you 🙂
That is awesome! Well done mate, that is exactly why I’ve put the blog, group and youtube channel together to try my best to help people. When it’s helped people, that just motivates me even more to keep helping!
Good stuff bro!
You mentioned about asking the question which is one of the most effective ways of getting author attention. I tried it once of a recipe site and got approved in few hours with an answer to my question. I think it is a wise idea to read the blog post first and then ask something interesting related to the article. Though it will take some time but, it is better to get something valuable rather than waste time on posting brief and bad comments.
That’s great that it got accepted.
You definitely have to read over or at least skim read the blog post. I normally mention something in their blog post as well sometimes or say I agree with something that was mentioned. Good stuff! Keep doing them on a daily basis if you can.
I often skim through the articles that are written, but it’s not always so easy to give a good comment. I often feel the question is somewhat forced if you understand. Maybe I overthink it and it will more natural later.
This is about blog commenting, have you tested youtube video commenting?
You mentioned that you insert your URL in the blog reply. Do the reader know that, that particular URL link is yours and stand to gain a commission if they were to purchase the item?
Thanks in advance
No, in my comments I play dumb and don’t mention it’s my site or link.
An example is something like: Hey everyone just wondering, is this crash course worth following? I just stumbled upon this sie and the page is https://amninjas.com/affiliate-marketing-crash-course/ would love to know if anyone here has followed it. Thanks…
^ That doesn’t look spammy, it asks questions and most people will approve the comment, you get a link on their site (nofollow but still good) and you can get good traffic depending on how popular the blog is.
Thanks for sharing such a amazing post really it,s very helpful keep it up man !
Agreed! People think that blog comments don’t help your Website’s SEO because it doesn’t work for them, but what they forget that spamming websites with same Thank You for the post, great article, I love your blogs etc. etc. aren’t going to help. As you mentioned that these comments automatically fall under the spam category so one should be aware of such tactics for blog commenting and hoping to get some results.
you have given very good examples. i want to ask you ine thing. how do I get a backlink from a blogger website to wordpress website. without inserting link in my comment.
like if you were in blogger and when you will click on my bloggername (whatever) it comes to my website.
like in wordpress after approving comment click in the commnentor name and you will landed to his website.
please reply here or mail me. I am bookmarking so can i check reply
I wanted to know if I could ask you some questions and share something private.
and wanted to ask your opinion if you were trying to make money the fastest what would be your method of choice? I have watched many of your videos and trying to decide which would get me the most bang for my buck? Funnels, youtube, or?
You can email me via my form if you like at https://amninjas.com/contact/
I’ll try get back to you as soon as I can.
Paid traffic would be the ‘fastest’ way but that doesn’t mean you’ll find success as it does take a lot of testing, tweaking, learning and money to find a winner. Sometimes you can fluke it but like anything it will take some time and money.
These days, I’d recommend building a following on social media + youtube. Build that following up, get them into your email or to your blog where you share info to help people with their pains and struggles. Show them the solutions which is the affiliate offer.
Though, I’ve been in this industry for a long time now… however, reading this post on building backlink and authority caught my interest.
I must say you made so simple and easy to understand. I think this is one of the most effective way to drive quality traffic to one’s website. Better than social media traffic since the domain authority factor is in play here.
I just joined your facebook group because I know I learn a lot of things from you and the people over there. Thanks for bringing this… because, I already forget about building backlinks using commenting.
You know what they say… following all these shining syndrome don’t really work.
Once again, thank you so much for this article.
This is a really helpful piece of writing. I’ve recently started up my own business online and driving traffic to the website is a must for sure. I’ve been looking into different ways of doing this and by commenting on people’s blogs really does seem like a great option. Especially when I am spending a lot of time of blogs researching the niche that I am building on.
Thank you for the time writing this article and I feel more equipped to get out there and start this technique for myself.
However, I have one question for you if you don’t mind. Would getting back links through blog commenting be a good way if that was all that you did? Or would you try to include some guest posting etc to mix it all up a little bit more? Any help would be greatly appreciated.