How To Write Blog Comments For Traffic and Backlinks

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!
  • This truly is a good webpage.
  • What an amazing article you are good. Check out my website!

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:

Hi Barry! This is a really well written article on dog training mate, I actually learned a thing or two and that part where you mentioned how to get your dog to roll over was very effective! Just wanted to get your opinion on something – I was just reading this review of the online dog trainer course over at and the guy reviewing this course mentions a weird trick to get your dog to sit that I thought was a little bizarre. Would love to know what you think about it and what you think about the course in review..are you familiar with it? Thanks! Can’t wait to hear your reply as I’m thinking about buying the course he recommends.
WOW Julie that’s some incredible results, if I can lose half the amount of weight you have I’ll be happy. I noticed you’re following P90X, sounds like a really good workout. Just curious if you’ve heard of the Beta Switch by Sue Hientze? I just finished reading this review at and Tania the person who wrote the review had some similar results to you. I’m thinking about either buying that or P90X but Beta switch is so much cheaper. What’s your thoughts? Thanks and congrats on your weight loss results xoxo.
DUDE! Thank you so much for writing this, I’ve been struggling with my leg workouts and I never thought to add jump squats in the mix. Hey, quick question – I’m sure you would of heard of Ben Pakulski before since he is pretty well known in the body building industry. Anyway, he has an online body building course and I was reading about it on this guys review he got some serious gains from following it. I just thought to ask you since you seem to know what you’re talking about and would love your thoughts on Ben as a body builder? Thanks heaps again for the tips, hope you can reply soon. I’m sitting on the fence if I should buy or not..Cheers!
These fidget spinners are EVERYWHERE! Who would have thought something so simple could go so viral. I’m a school teacher and we’re thinking about banning them in class because they’re such a distraction! I notice in the background of your fidget spinner picture you have a labradoodle puppy? I have one too! I have a picture of her on my blog at where I blog about how to train your labradoodle. She’s just over 2 years old and well trained. I know this has nothing to do with what you’re saying about fidget spinners, I seen the picture and had to comment 🙂

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.

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10 thoughts on “How To Write Blog Comments For Traffic and Backlinks

  1. Hi. I’ve downloaded your Affiliate Marketing Ninjas Cheat Sheet. Very informative and straight to the point action plan. Thanks for the great content.

  2. 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.

    Cheers Warren!

    • 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

    • Hi James.
      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.

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