Blog Commenting – From Zero to 70 Comments In One Day!

by Mavis Nong on December 27, 2010

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Give and you shall receive...

Blog commenting – what’s the fuss all about? Well, that’s what I asked myself when I started blogging. I put a great deal of effort into creating content on my new blog and I expected people to stop by, be kind enough to leave me comments. Did I leave comments on other blogs? Nope! So, what was I thinking?

I mean the golden rule to reciprocate applies in our daily lives and in business. If you want to receive abundantly, you should give endlessly… This is exactly what led me to taking matters into my own hands and going into a blog commenting frenzy.

I was also invited to join a private Facebook commenting tribe a few months ago. And the result? My blog started to get recognised, my blog traffic started to pick up and the comments on my blog went through the roof! So, blog commenting does work, eh?! I thought to myself…

In addition, blog commenting is a great way to build backlinks to your blog, if you execute it properly. Well, today is your lucky day as I’m going to share with you some killer blog commenting strategies that you can implement right after reading this post… Comment starvation will be a thing in the past — guaranteed!


Blog Commenting – Killer Tips To Driving Traffic and Creating Backlinks:

Blog Commenting Tip #1: Find Blogs in Your Niche

This is really a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. What’s the point if people come to a blog which doesn’t cater for their needs? Furthermore, there will be no much SEO benefit for you commenting on the weight loss blogs if that’s not your niche market. Your goal should be to visit and comment on blogs with the same interests as yours. No, I don’t mean spending all day long commenting on blogs. The key is to pick a few top quality blogs.


Blog Commenting Tip #2: Use Your Keyword in the Name Section

When entering your name in comment section, use the primary keyword (alongside your real name), that you want to rank for, e.g. Mavis Nong @ Blogging Tips, Marketing Training etc. Well, you can use your personal name if you want to rank for it… The example below shows that Rob Fantra uses the keyword, Success Coach and Mentor:

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Blog Commenting Tip #3: Link to Your Relevant Post or Page

A cool way to create backlinks with blog commenting is to use your relevant post and page links instead of your home page. If you have a post that is relevant or a money page that you want to rank for, then link to it. I see some new bloggers making a big mistake of not linking to their blogs at all — big mistake!

Blog Commenting Tip #4: Add Your Picture To Your Comments

One of the effective ways to build your brand online, is to use your own picture, preferably the same one. Now, what good is it if you use a default image and people don’t see your face next to your comments? If you really need to be visible and make a name for your self in the blogging arena, then you need to add your picture. And pictures of your pet, company logo and so on, will not help you to achieve this. More about this here: How To Add Your Picture To Your Blog Comments.

Blog Commenting Tip #5: Be Polite

How do you feel when someone leaves a comment on your blog without greeting or acknowledging you or signing their name?… When I reply to such comments I don’t really know how to address the commenter, I sometimes can’t even work out the name on the e-mail address Blog Commenting   From Zero to 70 Comments In One Day!

Now, if you want to build a relationship with blog owners and their readers and attract some traffic to your blog, you have to do things right and show some respect. The example below shows how Oliver Tausend does just that:

Blog Commenting   From Zero to 70 Comments In One Day!

It’s always great when people address you by your first name, isn’t it? It shows that they are interested in you. Another good habit is to be thankful and show some gratitude. As you can see above, you could say “Thanks for sharing your insights”, “Keep up the good work” or similar.

Remember that bloggers put a lot of effort and time into researching and creating valuable content, so encouraging and appreciative words don’t go unnoticed.

Blog Commenting Tip #6: Leave Meaningful Comments

The key here is to actually read the post… Sounds obvious, right? You’d be surprised… When you highlight some of the key points in your comment, you are showing the blogger that you have actually read the post.

“Great post.” – is not a meaningful comment at all.

Now, you don’t have to agree with everything the blogger says. Don’t be shy, feel free to voice your opinion on the topic, add value or controversy (if you have facts). Rule of thumb: don’t be rude and disrepectful.

So, how long should your comment be? There is not fast and hard rule on this one, as long as you are leaving meaningful comments. Personally, I’m not a fan of very loooong, essay-type comments.

Hot tip: if you have a lot to add to the discussion, you can create a post on your blog and expand on the topic.

Where allowed, you can add HTML link relevant to the topic in the body of your comment. If you abuse this, your comments will likely end up in spam.

Blog Commenting Tip #7: Create Curiosity

When leaving a comment, don’t give away all your “golden nuggets”… Hang on, are you not supposed to be sharing value? True, however you want people to click on your link to see what else you have to offer. For example you could say:

Hi Joe,

Awesome post on how to generate leads for your business. I especially like the tip on how to generate free leads. This post really compliments a post I wrote on how I generate leads while I sleep…

Thanks for sharing your killer tips.

All the best,

Mavis

People will click on the link out of curiosity. And the blogger will approve your comment if it adds value to the discussion.

Blog Commenting Tip #8: Respond to Comments on Your Blog

When you start getting comments on your blog, be sure to reply to them promptly to keep the discussion going and to encourage even more comments. People want to be heard and appreciated. Now, you can go a step further and install a plugin called Comment Reply Notification, that notifies your commenters of your replies, adding a nice personal touch:

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This plugin works particularly well for comments with questions. Do you think your commenters would like the answers to the questions delivered to their email inbox? You bet!

I do appreciate your comments. I love your encouragement, feedback and input. Keep them coming! Blog Commenting   From Zero to 70 Comments In One Day!

Over to you now, how is blog commenting going for you? How do you encourage more comments on your blog?

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Roz K Walker July 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Hi Mavis! This post is so relevant for me right now. I recently began implementing Tip #1, so I’m glad to see it on your list. I learned so much from the other tips you listed and plan to implement them. I will definitely start implementing Tip #2 as I comment on the blogs I identify.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Roz
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Mavis Nong July 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Hi Roz! Welcome to my blog!

Glad to hear that you found this helpful. You will definitely see great results by implementing these tips.

Thanks for the visit and comment. Hope to see more of you here.

All the best,
Mavis

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kihwaesi July 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Hey Mavis,
Once again killing it with killer tips here, i must say these are definitely really great tips you shared here giving something to get but give with out expecting. Would make sense if you brand your self all these little steps i believe are key i have had some progress with these tips thus far so i know they do work thank you so much for sharing this now i needed to be reminded of how important this is, i see your post getting huge amounts of attention and hey i want the same if not better results.thanks again your a gem keep it coming! love your articles!
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Mavis Nong July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

You’re most welcome, Kihwaesi. You’ll get results if you implement what I teach :)

Happy blogging,
Mavis

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brandone September 2, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Hi Roz,
I am following your comment and i read it its so great,
I am planning to promote my website and rank it on the Google search hopefully this comment wont spam,
thank you for your great comment.
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Michael Tomberlin August 1, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Ok, I am going to try out a few of these tips. I am not sure how to get my keyword in the line with my name so I will have to work on that. But I am committed to learning and sharing and staying to course to be successful. I even wrote a post about commitment in life and business.

Thanks again for the tips and if you could point out how to put in the links that would be great.

Have a good one,
Michael
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Mavis Nong September 14, 2011 at 7:14 AM

Great plan, Michael. I share how to do that before the end of this post: http://www.attractionmarketingonline.com/reward-readers-encourage-comments/.

Thanks
Mavis

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Ivin from RSS Syndication September 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Hello Mavis. I think finding blogs in your niche is a little different for me. I tend to think instead of commenting on blogs in my niche, I should perhaps comment on blogs where my potential customers hang out. I don’t know if they necessarily do hang out on blogs in my niche. What do you think.

Also, I think perhaps you should mention in point #2 that the blog you comment on wanting to use a keyword should have KeywordLuv installed. Otherwise you just look like a spammer. Better to have ‘ivin@rss syndication’ than just RSS syndication. I think you would mark my comment as spam if I did that. Just a thought. If I left a meaningful comment you may be more lenient, that’s why it’s my responsibility as a commentator to add value to the conversation.
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Mavis Nong September 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Hi Ivin,

I hear you… Where else would they be hanging out? I’m just thinking that I wouldn’t be commenting on the tractor tyres blogs if I’m in the debt management niche. LOL!

Agreed – it’s best to use your real name and keyword. Most spammers don’t bother using their real names.

Thanks for your visit and input.

Mavis

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Ming Jong Tey from Millionaire Mind September 10, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Hey Mavis,

Thanks for the great tips. I especially love the idea of expanding it to your post and put a html link. People might click on that for curiosity reason.

Awesome,
Ming
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Mavis Nong September 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

You’re welcome, Ming.

All the best,
Mavis

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Dan September 12, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Good tips, I didn’t know about Comment Reply Notification, I use ‘subscribe to comments’ which I can see you use as well by the looks. It gives people the option to subscribe, I was pretty surprised when I discovered they weren’t automatically notified!
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Mavis Nong September 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Thanks, Dan. Welcome to my blog!

Agreed – they are great plugins to encourage interaction with your readers.

Mavis

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Cindy Seipel September 18, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Thanks for the great information Mavis – glad I came across your site! There is such a wealth of information being shared out here between fellow entrepreneurs. It’s truly a great thing. I’m a VA and am still soaking in lots of information to help me be in business for myself.
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Mavis Nong September 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Welcome to my blog, Cindy! Glad you found this helpful :)

Hope to see more of you here.

Mavis

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Jeff Faldalen from Attraction Marketing Specialist October 6, 2011 at 1:30 AM

HI Mavis,
Great article packed with great content. I haven’t tried the tribe thing yet, but it is on my next do to list.

I love your comment “If you want to receive abundantly, you should give endlessly”

I have used most of the other strategies. Do you still use the plugin to answer replies

Thank you for your contribution, you ROCK!

Wishing you success,
Jeff Faldalen
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Mavis Nong October 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, Jeff.

Do you get my replies in your inbox? If yes, then the plugin is still working ;)

Warmly,
Mavis

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Brendan March 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

These are great tips but I find that blog commenting in 2012 doesn’t work as well as it used to for both driving traffic and SEO — most blogs just get far too spammed these days.
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Mavis Nong March 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I agree about spam comments. Thankfully mine are under control.

Best,
Mavis

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Chery Schmidt July 28, 2012 at 2:22 AM

HI Mavis,
How do you find the time to write such Great Articles and comment on all of these blogs everyday, plus do evrything else that need to get done in your business? You Are Truly An Inspiration! I am going to install the plugin, Comment Reply Notification, I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing Chery :)
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Mavis Nong July 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

My pleasure, Chery. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement… It takes some planning and determination to take consistent action :)

Happy blogging,
Mavis

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Jacs Henderson from Network Marketing Online July 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Excellent tips here Mavis, I like the idea of the Comment Reply Plugin. What do you think of the Comment Redirect plugin, where you make a thank you page for your readers, and can include offers and links here?
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Mavis Nong July 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Thanks Jacs… Yes, it’s a great idea too. I talk about it here: http://www.attractionmarketingonline.com/capture-blog-commenters/

Best,
Mavis

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Riaan Saaiman July 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Hi Mavis

Some fantastic tips in your blog post. Never knew you could include your keywords in the name box.

Thanks for sharing I have learned a new trick today.

Riaan
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Mavis Nong July 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You’re welcome, Riaan. You’ll also find this post helpful: http://www.attractionmarketingonline.com/blog-commenting-gravatar/ ;)

Best,
Mavis

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Freddy Rodriguez July 31, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Great post, Mavis. I really enjoyed the way you expounded on each of your tips. Anyone who is just getting started with a blog will definitely benefit from this post. And blog commenting is just as effective now as it was when you wrote this. :)

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Mavis Nong July 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM

That’s true, Freddy. Blog commenting transformed my blog in a huge way…

Nice to see you here :)

Best,
Mavis

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Paul Onwueme August 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Well Mavis, It’s about time I put some of your tips into practice, thanks for sharing. *As you can see from the name section, I’m well and truly learning fast*

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Mavis Nong August 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM

That’s great to hear, Paul.

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Astro Gremlin August 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Mavis, commenting has been my mainstay for promotion and it worked very well while I was engaged in a high volume campaign. My PR rank went up, Alexa went down (a good thing), and traffic increased. But the benefits don’t really “stick.” I have a small group of followers/followees on RSS and we comment on one another’s blogs. The behavior of Google has changed with respect to my site. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong, or just not doing something right. I still believe in commenting as a means to engage a readership, whatever Google happens to decide. I’ve noticed that leaving cogent comments on the smaller, struggling sites is appreciated (just like I appreciate them!). Thanks for listening.

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Mavis Nong September 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM
MaryLou December 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hello Mavis,

Awesome post, as usual. I have been working online for a few months now and I have learned a lot from you! Keep up the great work, love the value that you always provide!

Have a great day!

~MaryLou

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Mavis Nong December 18, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’m pleased to hear that, MaryLou. Please would you vote for my blog here: http://top50mlmblogs2012.thatmlmbeat.com/mavis-nongs-attraction-marketing-online-blog/.

Best,
Mavis

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