I’m very sorry that I’ve not been very active here and on other blogs including on social medias lately, it was never intentional. Its just that I’ve been very busy these days. I just moved my site to another host and as you can see, i also changed my theme. Ok, i have another guest for you today, she has written for TBC before and when she sent me this one, i decided to allow her to lecture us today since i didn’t have the chance to write a new post. So, lets listen to what she has to say.
There are lots of benefits to having people comment on your blog, but what are the benefits of you commenting on other blogs. Furthermore, what is the point of putting a high quality comment? Commenting on blogs is time consuming, but if you have actually read the blog then it should involve little effor
One benefit it that you may be allowed to add a “Follow” link
There are some blogs that allow links to be placed in their comment section. These links are read and indexed by the search engines that will then add to the SEO value of the page it links to. This encourages a lot of spam, which is why many bloggers install a “no-follow” tag onto their comment section. If the comment section is followed, then adding a comment and a link will benefit your website.
You are more likely to have your link accepted
If your comment is of a high quality, it is more likely to remain on the comment section and more likely to have its link remain intact. It is up to the blog owner which comments stay and which are deleted. The blog owner may not like it if you make a spammy comment such as “good article” and then install a link. They are more likely to allow your link and comment to remain if it is of a high quality.
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What makes a high quality comment?
You must read the blog post and come up with a lucid and well thought out comment. The nature of your comment is up to you, but it has to be related to the blog post. It should also contain no txt talk or foul language. It should be apparent that you spent time thinking about, and writing, the comment you have posted.
It is a good way to repay your commenters
People who comment on your blog may have blogs of their own. It is a good idea to repay them with a high quality comment every now and again. They are taking time to comment on your posts, so it seems only fair that you take a little bit of time and comment on theirs too.
It cannot be viewed as a spammed comment
If your comment is directly related to the blog post, its content and topic, then it is very hard to view your comment as spam. A spammed comment is one that tends to apply to all the blogs it is placed upon. You may even like to reference certain parts of the blog post in order to prove that you did not simply skim-read the post. If the blogger has a “no spam” policy, you will find that even a strict blog master will have trouble labeling your high quality comment as spam.
You may engage the readers who may follow your links
If you are able to install a link, you ideally want people to follow it to your website. Even if the link has a “no-follow” tag attached, it is not going to stop people from clicking the link and landing on your website.
If you create a high quality comment then you may even engage the other commenters. They may comment and follow your link. There may also be readers who do not comment but do follow your link to your website. You may therefore be tempted to be promotional in your comment, but be very careful and use a very light touch. Because, a blog master is probably not going to take kindly to you using his/her comment section as an advertising board.
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A conversation may start that you can use to gain attention for your website
If your comment is of a high quality then it may stimulate an online discussion, through which you may drop hints about visiting your website. You may tell people about how the products on your website do or don’t do what is being discussed. Or, you could tell people that you have also written about the subject in hand on your website too.
The blog owner may try to become friends with you
This may happen if you install a high quality comment every now and again. If it happens then bring up the idea of reciprocal linking or reciprocal promoting. After all, it will benefit his/her blog as much as it does yours.
There you have it all, is there any other benefit i forgot to add? What do you think about this post? Please share with you your candid opinion on the comment section.
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