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.