Blog comments are a great way to build bonds and get noticed by influential bloggers in your industry. It enables you to socialize, create new relationships, and expand your network.

For instance, Lorraine Reguly of Wording Well published an article on Enstine Muki’s blog. She pointed out that she got her first freelance writing client from blog commenting. In fact, I was inspired to write this post after reading her article.

Is she the only one with such an experience? No! There are many more. I got me some guest post opportunities after making thoughtful comments on other blogs. Here is what happen; after reading my comments on her blog, Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging emailed me with a request to write a guest post for her. The content would be related to the topic of discussion in her comment section.

I accepted her offer, and a relationship was established.

Is that all?

There’s more, which brings us to;

Neal Patel made 249 commentaries on relevant blogs in a single month. Why? To determine the advantages of blog commenting. Click To Tweet

Why Is Blog Commenting So Important?

You can quickly notice top bloggers leaving remarks on several blogs. They do so for the benefits attached to blog commenting. For instance, Ryan Biddulph makes hundreds of feedbacks each month on other blogs. Neal Patel made 249 commentaries on relevant blogs in a single month. Why? To determine the advantages of blog commenting.

As a result, his affirmations attracted 3,973 visitors to his site, and also six consulting leads. He ended up making a cool $25,000 from one of the leads. That is the power of blog commenting. I’m not saying you should start leaving random words on blogs.

There are techniques to follow, which is the reason for this blog post. So continue reading. 

However, evaluating your blog by the number of comments can create a disappointing feeling. It does not show the real number of your blog’s readership because most of your readers are not making remarks after reading your content.

They take part in reading but would not participate in commenting — resulting in participation inequality. According to Nielson Norman Group, 90% of web users are lurkers; they do not contribute any value. Only 9% would participate in discussions, and 1% are the most action takers.

Logically, blog comments are not the best marketing metrics to measure to determine the success of your blog. However, Jeff Goins endorsed the concept that blog comments are a form of search engine currency for content marketers.

Nonetheless, blog commenting is one of the quickest ways to build backlinks. It also comes with the following benefits:

  • Increase web traffic
  • Boost visibility
  • Establish you as a thought leader
  • Enhance brand credibility
  • Helps Google index your blog faster
  • Improve SEO and Google rankings.

Speaking of improving SEO;

Is Blog Comments Important to SEO?

Yes, it is! Although some say it’s old fashion SEO technique, commenting for SEO is still vital for SEO and Google ranking. Here is why;

The comments section helps to drive more traffic. However, to drive extra web traffic, commenters must use more relevant keywords to make their contributions rich in quality and value. There are various reasons for blog commenting, with the most significant being for SEO juices, such as creating backlinks and driving more traffic.

In view of this, Neil Patel published a report on “What Matters To Google: Ranking Factors in 2019.” The data shows whether or not blog comments generate more search traffic. 

Here is what Neil found; on averages, commenters left 176 comments per post and 22.6-words per comment. Interestingly, blog commenting helped him acquire an average of 3,978 additional words on each blog post.

Neil's comments attracted 3,973 visitors to his site, and also six consulting leads. He ended up making a cool $25,000 from one of the leads. Click To Tweet

word count

Furthermore, he also calculated Google Analytics and Google Search Console data, respectively. His finding is fascinating. His data revealed that roughly 27% of the keywords that were ranking on the search engine are from the comments area.

The concept is that more comments on your blog increase the length of blog content on each page. Also, the more comments amount to additional keywords for ranking your site. This process will increase your organic search traffic. 

*Quick note* Make sure to use keyword variations in your comments, as this will boost the keyword variations of your entire blog content and improve its quality.

Related Post: How to Make Google Index Your Backlinks Faster

Blog Comments Improve Search Engine Ranking?

Neil Patel’s data above confirms that blog commenting improves Google rankings. Nevertheless, an analysis by the SerpIQ also confirms Neil’s report that more comments on a post mean more content on the page.

SerpIQ reveals that longer posts play a crucial role in search engine ranking. It means that the more the length of your blog post, the higher your content will rank on Google.

average content length

Further research by Backlinko also shows the need for longer blog posts. His research proves that the longer you make your blog content, the higher it will rank on the search engine.

word count stats

That is why Brian Dean’s posts are longer than the regular 2,000-words blog content. Honestly, it is one reason I love this quote:

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed. – Ray Bradbury

More studies further show the relationship between the length of content and backlinks, as the graph by HubSpot below indicates. It shows that long-form content has a higher chance of earning quality backlinks than shorter content.

word count - content length

Image by HubSpot

And you know what quality backlinks mean for your SEO campaign — increase search rankings.

*Takeaway* Lengthy blog posts rank higher because they are in-dept, well-research, and packed with valuable information.

But you may wonder; what is the relationship between blog comments and lengthy content?

Here’s my point;

Do you know? Google crawlers calculate comments as an element of your actual blog post. Don’t be surprised because it is true. It is for this reason that readers are always encouraged to leave meaningful feedback on blogs.

Hence, the more useful remarks on your content, the lengthier your article for that particular page. It will improve your SEO and increase your page rank.

Blog Commenting Mistakes You Must Avoid

Leaving commenting on blogs is fantastic for SEO. However, there are some blog commenting mistakes you should avoid at all costs. Some of these are:

  • Not using your full name in comments
  • Using keywords in the name section
  • No Gravatar (image)
  • Using an inactive email address
  • Adding links in your comment
  • Your comments are irrelevant to the topic
  • You’re not reading the article before commenting
  • Repeating what others have already said in the post
  • Not adding value to your comments.

These are just a few blogs commenting mistakes every content marketer should avoid. How about some examples to follow for inspiration on how to write useful blog comments?

Evaluating your blog's success by the number of comments can create a disappointing feeling. It does not show the real number of your readers because most of them are not making remarks after reading your content. Click To Tweet

Related Post: How to Write Stunning Blog Posts That Will Drive Tons of Traffic to Your Website

Blog Commenting Examples to Inspire You

Here are some sample blog comments from real people to inspire you.

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blog comments





These commenters:

They each would highlight a point from the article, which shows that they did read the post. Then these experts would add their observations and other useful insights.

Now compare the comment samples above and the ones below.

Do you know? Google crawler calculates blog comments as an element of your actual blog post. That's why readers are always encouraged to leave meaningful feedback on blogs. Click To Tweet

blog comment

blog comments


As you can see, there is an excellent contrast between the two. The later is a no-no for blog commenting.

Related Reading: 7 SEO Techniques That Will Boost Your Google Search Ranking

6 Ways to Make Meaningful Blog Comments That’d Make You a Thought Leader

1: Hire a Freelance Writer or Virtual Assistant

Hire a freelance writer or virtual assistant to do the job for you. They will consistently read relevant blogs and leave meaningful comments on your behalf. That is what many of the big shorts (successful bloggers) in the industry are doing. 

So outsource blog commenting and enjoy the benefits. Outsourcing gives you more time to focus on other vital issues. The writer would follow and comment on the latest blog posts on industry blogs.

Make sure to use keyword variations in your comments. It will boost the keyword differences of your entire blog content and improve its quality and SEO. Click To Tweet

2: Explore The Blog You’re Commenting

To make an impact with your statements and get noticed, the first thing you want to do is to explore the website if it is your first time visiting.

Why is that important?

Every blogger has a unique voice or style of writing, which you can incorporate into your blog comments. As a result, first read previously written blog posts and remarks, especially the most engaging blog content on the blog.

It will help you get an idea of who the author is content-wise. And also how other commenters are making an impact on the blog. The more you read, the more you know his writing style, his thinking, and his interest. In this way, you get to understand how to arrange your comments to make a remarkable impact.

This knowledge will help you craft your comments in a way that will woo the author or the blog owner if the post is a guest material. His readership and prospective clients will love to visit your site.

Related Post: How to Better Connect With Your Blog Audience

3: Start Your Comments With a Friendly Greeting & Sincere Compliment

Fun fact. There are millions of websites on the internet. But you chose to visit specific sites for various reasons, including:

  • The blog is credible and interesting
  • You like the blog owners
  • You love their style of writing
  • The articles are well researched and informative
  • He is an authority in your industry

Your reason could differ, but you want to connect and build relationships with them. The best way to start building relations is to offer a friendly greeting and a sincere compliment.

It will put you in the best position to get noticed. A simple greeting and compliment can set you up for an in-depth discussion with the author of the blog. So start your comments with a simple “hi” or “hello,” that’s a courtesy.

Moreover, it enables you to start on the right footing for a remarkable bond. After a simple greeting, you want to compliment him for the fantastic work he has done on his website. Then leave a thoughtful comment on his latest blog post.

Let him know how much you enjoy the work he has done over time. Further, tell him how you enjoyed reading his latest article. That is a sincere compliment that will open doors for you. However, it is ideal for concentrating more on his most recent article than the author himself.

Therefore, pinpoint your take-aways from the post. Highlighting a point or two is excellent as it shows that you read the article. Also, don’t forget to tell the blog owner that you are going to share the post with your audience across social media.

In this way, you’re also offering to help him spread the word. That is generosity. It is no wonder why Pro blogger Ryan Biddulph always encourages his readers to be generous by helping other bloggers.

4: Use Your Real Names and Gravatar Image for Blog Commenting

Blog commenting, as mentioned earlier, is a way of connecting and building relationships with other bloggers. But how can you connect with someone who has no name or face?

Your Gravatar is the image that follows you around the internet. Whenever and wherever you leave a comment, the image that appears is your Gravatar or avatar. So take a unique visual and use it as your Gravatar across the internet.

If you do not have a Gravatar, click here to create your free Gravatar now! I see many bloggers who underestimate the power of a brand identity — your name. Your full name and image represent you in the digital world; that’s your brand identity.

So flaunt it! Use your name and image to create brand awareness and be easily recognized. Make it easier for your audience to identify you across marketing channels. For instance, I receive several blog comments without an image and some without names.

Instead, they use an email address, a URL, or keywords in place of a name. See the screenshot below.

blog comment

How do you reconcile that?

Please, use keywords in the body of your commentary and not in the name section.  Adding keywords in the name section is a blog commenting mistake many bloggers are making. Please avoid it!

Not using your real name is hurting your brand identity; people will not trust you but will see you as a spammer. It will be difficult for prospective clients and eventual customers to contact you for any business.

Related Post: 9 Reasons No One is Reading Your Blog Posts (And How to Fix It)

5: Add Value to Get Noticed

Just as every blogger strives to add value to his target audience by creating highly informative content, apply the same content strategy to your comments. Use blog commenting to add value by drafting quality comments

Put differently, write meaningful comments that will engage the blog owner and his readers.

*Important* Since both of you are in the same niche market; his audience is your target market as well.  So if you can capture their minds with your remarks, you will increase traffic to your site, which is great for search ranking.

Not using your real name is hurting your brand identity; people will not trust you, and it would be difficult for prospective clients and eventual customers to contact you for any business. Click To Tweet

How to Get Web Owners’ Attention

First, subscribe to comments, then add value to the discussion, and highlight a point in his article that interests you the most. Expand on it a little, or add some data which he didn’t include in the post. For example, if he has written five steps to find freelance writing clients, you can add one more tip to make it six.

But make sure you make it short and concise.

Another fascinating way to do this is to ask him a thoughtful question based on the post. This method is pure science because when he answers your question, you respond to his answer by thanking him and adding more insight to it.

In that way, you have started a one-on-one discussion with the author that can set you up for success. Consequently, you have added value to his post and to his target audience, who may visit your site to find out more about you.

That, my friend, is a phenomenal way to get influential bloggers’ attention and get noticed.

*Important note* Before leaving your feedback, it is essential to read the comments of others carefully. It will help you ensure that you’re not repeating points they have already emphasized in their observations.

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Recommended Reading: 10 Insane Ways to Instantly Drive Traffic to Your Website

6: Do Not Add Links In Blog Comments

Should you add links when commenting on blogs? Some bloggers say yes, while others say no. A debate or a controversy?

I say No, it’s not a good blogging practice since you already have a section to add links. The comments section is for comments only, where you write your thoughts on the topic. It is a discussion area. So adding links in comments will only make you look unprofessional and a spammer.

One can quickly conclude that you have no interest in the blog owner or his content. Instead, you’re more concerned about promoting your website. I believe you can only add a link to your comment if personally asked to do so by the blog owners.

It could happen when you make an interesting point in your comment, and the author responds and asks for a link. Only then can you reply with a link in your comments.

Wrapping Up How to Write Thought Leader Blog Comments

Blog commenting is a remarkable way to get noticed not only by influential bloggers but also by high-paying potential freelance writing clients. So if you’re spending time making amazing comments on other blogs, thumbs up to you.

Keep doing what you’re doing as the benefits are worth the effort. For example, your blog comments can help you:

  • Get top bloggers in your niche to notice and follow you across social media channels.
  • Get you to feature on top blogs
  • Make top bloggers and influencers in your industry to follow your blog and share your content regularly with their audience.
  • Bring potential clients to your doorstep
  • Etc.

The truth is, it might take some time before you can enjoy these benefits. But it is worth the effort.


Moss Clement

Moss Clement is a freelance writer & blogger. Founder of Moss Media and content manager at Writers Per Hour. He is working closely with B2B marketers - helping​ several startups grow their online presence in the digital marketing space. By delivering highly informative content pieces​, he has assisted small & medium-size businesses to build their online reputation and connect them with their buyer persona. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.



Jeangam Kahmei · October 12, 2019 at 8:15 am

Hey Moss,

This is such a well-structured article where you have first explained the importance of blog commenting and then how to actually write meaningful and insightful comments.

Lately I have been commenting on blog posts and I am starting to see first hand its benefits.

As you pointed out, we should try to add value to the blog post because we help ourselves by helping others.

Thank you for this wonderful article.

With regards,


    Moss Clement · October 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    You’re right about that, Jeangam. The more value you add to the post via your comments, the more credibility you are building for yourself and your brand. For example, I was contacted a few days ago by a content marketing influencer who said he read my comments on a friend’s blog and wanted to see if I could blog for him on the subject. If my remarks were boring, he wouldn’t have reached out to me. So the benefits are beyond imagination.


Nikola Roza · October 9, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Hi Moss,
great tips here!

Blog commenting is beneficial in so many ways. I use it for two reasons.
First, I like to leave comments and thus help my blogging friends. Comments and engagement help boost SEO, so I know that by leaving a nice comment, on yours or someone else’s post I help their SEO so they can rank better.
It’s a little thing of course, but SEO nowadays is all about incremental growth.

The second reason is that I want to improve my writing. And the best way to improve is to practice. We’re approaching the age where complex A.I. algorithms are going to be able to write and publish human-readable text.
So knowing how to write WELL is going to become a crucial skill to have. Machines might be able to write good text, but they will never be able to produce something great.
That’s the job for an experienced writer with a deep understanding for SEO.
You agree, Moss?


    Moss Clement · October 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Nikola,
    I agree with you 100%. Blog commenting helps in boosting SEO, as well as enhances one’s writing skills. Although many would recommend writing 500 ora 1,000-word blog posts every day, comming on blogs daily is also a fantastic way to hone your writing skills. In fact, by the time you leave about five meaningful comments on different blogs, you’d have written more than 500-words. It helps greatly.
    Moreover, AI is helping marketers streamline working processes, which, as you noted my result in writing as well. Nonetheless, the are lots of software already writing articles. So before it happens, one needs to build up his writing skills.


Indreshraja · October 6, 2019 at 2:12 am

Hi Moss,
Blog commenting is really great for making relationships with other bloggers.
Because we are connecting with each other due to our like minded work.
I want to share my blog commenting experience with you.
I remember when I publish my blog there is no comment and I feel so bad.
But one day I see first and great comment with name “Moss Clement” I was very happy at that day and then two more comments by you which encourage me.
Great comments also create an image to the readers and it helps to increase some permanent readers.



    Moss Clement · October 6, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Hi Indresh,
    You’re most welcome, my friend. That is the power of blog commenting. It is a way of helping and supporting each other and at the same time, building lasting bonds that can take your blogging and content marketing business to the next height. I encourage you not to relent but continue leaving comments on relevant blogs. If you can make a habit to make at least 5 comments every day, you will start seeing improvements on your blog.
    Thank you for coming by and coming.


Joseph Chikeleze · October 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

Hello Moses, this is a long and informative post on your blog. Blog commenting is actually very important.

I remember building my first set of audience and friends through blog commenting sometimes last year.

All I do is to make a research about blogs related or slightly related to my niche and drops a long detailed blog comments.

By so doing, my blog ranked – am talking about my first blog not this present one am building.

I make sales and the site is strong now with SEO because dropping comments on top sites especially sites with commentLuv got my Domain authority to increase.

Thanks for this post and I hope to visit back once again.

I have added your blog to my list of sites with valuable posts and where, I will also, drop relevant comments always.

Thanks Moses.


    Moss Clement · October 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Joseph,
    You’re right about that. In fact, if you make it a habit to comment on at least five blogs per day, you’ll see your traffic and ranking improving. Moreover, you’ll also be creating relationships that will grow your business faster.
    Nonetheless, I’m so glad you like the post, and also for adding my blog to your list.
    Thanks a lot for coming by and contributing to the conversation.


Keith Holdy · June 4, 2019 at 8:06 am

I am new in blogging and researching for backlinks.
The importance of comments you share in the article is beneficial.
Can you please confirm that Google does not prohibit to create backlinks in comments????
Looking for your response thank you


    Moss Clement · June 6, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    If Google prohibits creating backlinks from comment, then no one will be leaving comments on blogs. The links you create via blog commenting are no-follow links.


Derek Marshall · March 16, 2019 at 6:48 am

Great article!.

Blog commenting is something that is, in humble opinion highly underrated and not used nearly as much as they should be by new bloggers.

By commenting frequently on blogs in your niche you start to gain traction not only with site owners but with their audience also, particularly so if you are leaving helpful relevant and insightful comments that are beneficial to the readers.

It might surprise you, but when I was starting out blog commenting was one of my top sources of traffic!.

Go figure..


    Moss Clement · March 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I agree with you, Derek because I’m currently generating traffic from a couple of blogs where I haven’t contributed a single guest post. How? Blog commenting is the source of traffic. I appreciate your insightful comments. Thanks for so much for stopping by.


cách sang quảng châu lấy hàng · January 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Đảm bảo uy tín chất lượng, giá
cả rẻ hơn nơi khác.


Man Farrelly · October 24, 2018 at 10:15 am

I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!


    Moss Clement · October 27, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much, man, for your compliment. Well appreciated. Im so glad you like the post.


      Alex · November 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Great articles Moss ! each of them is filled with big amounts of valuable information ! Thank you for subscribing my site/blog and for sharing all this information on your site . there is lot to learn for me ..i’m bearly starting to figure out how WP works . thank you again . have a nice day Moss and…looking forward for ur next articles !


        Moss Clement · November 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

        Hi Alex,
        I appreciate your kind words and compliment. To build your credibility as a blogger, you must always provide value to your target market, that is why we strive to create quality, informative of content regularly.

        Thank you fo coming by and contributing to the discussion!


Andis SuperLiner Blade Replacement · October 15, 2018 at 12:58 am

Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was
just curious if you get a lot of spam comments?

If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any assistance is very much appreciated.


    Moss Clement · October 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Andis,
    Some recently suggested that to reduce spam comments you must turn off your comments section for about 3 or 4 days and then turn it back on. I actually haven’t tried it, but I definitely will give it a short.


Somo Writing · October 6, 2018 at 4:50 am

I usually think of informative content as dull but necessary for learning. Interesting informational articles like this are rare. This material is informational without being boring and intimidating. Thank you.


    Moss Clement · October 11, 2018 at 1:33 am

    You’re most welcome, and I’m so happy that you find this post interesting.


10seos · September 27, 2018 at 7:25 am

What you said is absolutely right. A spam comment can be easily found. While commenting, you should say something valuable , genuine and you should appreciate the writer’s hard work behind that amazing blog.


    Moss Clement · September 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much, I appreciate it. And thank you for coming by.


Lorraine Reguly · September 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm


First of all, let me apologize with this late reply! I had this tab opened in my browser on my phone and I meant to leave a comment but then something distracted me. Lol

Secondly, thanks for the shout-out and the link! Those are always appreciated, bye everyone.

Thirdly, one of the best ways to make friends in the blogosphere is to constantly mention them in your posts yeah, especially if they do influence you in some way. I’m pleased to know that my guest post on Enstine’s blog had an effect on you! Thank you for telling me and all of your readers about that!

The blogosphere is a great place to make friends. The bloggers I know are awesome people. In fact, most bloggers are great people who are friendly and helpful. I have met many wonderful people through blog comments, and it is great to see that you are doing the same thing!

Keep up the good work, Moss!


Moss Clement · September 8, 2018 at 8:33 am

Hi Gaurav,
I so much appreciate the point you highlighted here in your comments. The fact that blog commenting helps to build relationships, it also help to show appreciation for the hard work of fellow bloggers just as you mentioned. I’m happy you brought that up. More is that, without socializing with others bloggers, you cannot grow single handedly. It’s like a give and take thing where you socialize and meet other interesting people in your niche. They help you grow. For instance, just recently, about two weeks ago Ryan Biddulph made a YouTube video specifically in connection with my article where he featured me prominently. That wouldn’t have been possible if I wasn’t socializing and showing appreciation for what he and other bloggers are doing.

Thanks so much, Gaurav. Please enjoy the weekend???


Gaurav Kumar · September 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

Hi Moss,

Blog commenting, most people think of it as a job which is wrong. Blog commenting is all about being generous, appreciating the hard work of the writer and adding value to the visitor experience through comments.

Thanks for including me. I always appreciate it.

Me (Gaurav Kumar), Ryan, Cori, Donna, and many other fellow bloggers believe that blogging is a social thing. Without being social no, one can grow.

Every professional blogger should appropriate the work and dedication of his fellow bloggers no matter if they are a newbie or established bloggers.

Thanks for sharing all the hot points.


Arfa nazeer · September 5, 2018 at 7:08 am

Moss, I had to read this post.

Blog commenting is important not just for ranking, but it helps to grow your network with other bloggers. I remember that a thoughtful comment on someone else’s blog makes you noticeable. The blog owner values your comment, and the advice you share.

That is the reason I have frequently mentioned you, and Ryan Biddulph when it comes to writing great blog comments. Because you guys are pro in this 😉

My biggest takeaway from this post is to stay away from making comment mistakes. I don’t really do it, but it’s an excellent advice for anyone who wants to make good comments.



    Moss Clement · September 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Arfa,

    You made some great points here which i just acknowledge, that of commenting also enables one to better connect and build bonds with other bloggers. This is so true as i have experienced it a lot. I got to know Ryan Biddulph whom you mentioned via blog commenting, and ever since he has featured me in his posts twice already. In fact, in one of his post and YouTube video just about two weeks ago, he build his article around my post, as well as his YouTube video. All these wouldn’t have been possible if i didn’t take the initiative to connect with him via blog commenting. Even now, he already turned off his blog comments section, but i try to support him by sharing his posts across channels.
    However, commenting is not about a one or two word thing, its about meaningful comments that adds value to the reader, just like your comment here.

    Thank you so much for coming and adding to the conversation.

Avatar · August 27, 2018 at 3:01 am

I used to be suggested this blog via my cousin.
I am not sure whether this publish is written by him as nobody else understand such particular about my trouble.
You are wonderful! Thanks!


shashank dwivedi · August 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm

good information sharing bro keep it up


    Moss Clement · August 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks a lot, Shashank, I really do appreciate it.


Moss Clement · August 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The pleasure is all mine, can. I’m glad you find this article very informative and useful. Thank you for stopping by!


Moss Clement · August 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Hi Lisa,
I’m have not been well, that’s why I’m responding late to your comments. Yes, I agree with you that comments help us build relationships and also help us learn from others. It is a to way traffic because you add value with your comments and receive value via others comments. But you cannot possibly add or help someone with a one-word comment, which is why you need to take your time to read, understand the article before commenting.

Thanks a lot of coming by and commenting, Lisa!


Mac · August 18, 2018 at 10:54 am


Such a great post. I really like the way to explain how to comment on others blog. I am a new blogger so it’s very helpful for me.



    Moss Clement · August 20, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Mac,
    Welcome to the blogging world, its nice to meet you. I happy you like the post. The truth is that the more comments you make, the more blogging friends you will make. Keep commenting and thank you for coming by!


Cori Ramos · August 12, 2018 at 3:23 am

Hi Moss,

Wow, this is an awesome post and such an important topic to write about.

You’ve pointed out some great reminders. Not leaving links in a comment is a good one. I’ve seen those on comments on my blog posts now and then.

I updated my Gravatar image a couple weeks ago. Since then wasn’t appearing when I leave a comment or in my bio but I think I fixed it. If it doesn’t appear when I post this comment, I’m sorry. 🙂

Thanks for putting this together for us! I hope you’re having a great weekend.



    Moss Clement · August 13, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Hi Cori,
    I’m glad to see your face again. After awhile of being a ghost commenter. Your Gravatar looks great. Now I thing I have to edit mine as well.
    Blog commenting is a great topic for bloggers, especially newbies in the industry. In fact, this article came to fruition as a result of a question I got from Facebook by a newbie blogger. She wanted to know the best way to make an impact with blog comments.
    I’m happy you like the post, Cori.


anyvendmaker · August 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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    Moss Clement · August 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I so much appreciate it, and I’m happy that you like the post. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon again??!


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    Moss Clement · August 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Anyvendmaker,
    I’m so pleased to know that you find this article very informative and useful. That’s exactly why we (bloggers) are in the business, to provide value with our writing.

    Thank you so much for coming by and commenting.


Hassaan Khan · August 10, 2018 at 12:17 am

Hello Moss,

It feels great to be back here. The last time I read a blog post on your blog was someone else’s, give or take two weeks ago.

Commenting is a great way of building relationships and grow your network. It ultimately leads to success.

I have a couple of things to add:

The first one is that whenever I leave a comment, I try to deliver value through my experience or by telling a useful tool or anything else. And, your point #4 says the same thing, which is excellent.

Secondly, I have noticed that many bloggers try to trick others by adding the blog post or blog page link instead of blog URL in the URL area. It doesn’t look professional at all. I haven’t done it, and I won’t do it. I’m sure that I’m not stopping anybody, but I don’t appreciate that strategy.

Lastly, great post as always. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.


    Moss Clement · August 10, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Hi Hassaan,
    Nice to see you again, I’m so happy that you came by to read. Your comments are great and very helpful because you always try to bring out a point and elaborate on it, as well as contribute your thoughts on about the entire article. Yes, many bloggers abuse the URL section which is in professional as you pointed out. There are guide lines for blog comments that must be followed, and if one chooses to abuse it, he will be doing harm to himself because the author or blog owner and other bloggers will loose their trust in him, which is bad for business.

    Thanks so much for coming back. Happy to see you.


Dharmik Babariya · August 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Hi Moss,

Such a great post about how to comment on others blog/article. Comment posting is an easy and effective way to build a relationship with other bloggers. So, make sure that you write an effective comment. Thank you so much for sharing such a valuable article.

Dharmik Babariya


    Moss Clement · August 9, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Dharmik,
    Yes, building relationships with other bloggers starts with commenting on their blogs. When you make meaningful comments, the author will easily notice you. And the more comments you make, the more chances of interaction with the blog owner you are creating. And once a bond is built, he can feature you in his blog post, or ask you to guest post on his blog.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


Moshope Ajiboye · August 9, 2018 at 9:15 am

Hi Moss,
Thank you so much for this article, it’s like you knew that I was looking for a guide to writing comments on blog posts. This helps a lot. Especially since I’ve been wondering about whether leaving links on my comments on other blogs is right or not.
I’ve recently realized that the only way to make it in blogging is to build relationships, so I’m trying to get out of my shell of trolling the Web silently and anonymously without connecting to anyone.
In fact, I have a rule now, which I have unfortunately been skipping once in a while, of commenting on at least one blog post every day.


    Moss Clement · August 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Hi Moshope,
    Blog commenting is great for building not only relationships, but also to increase you blog content visibility which is good for SEO. You can’t build relations or bonds with other as an anonymous person, other need to know you by your name and image. The fact that you have set a rule or principle to follow by comment on a blog each day is commendable. But I will advice you to try to improve on your rule a little by at least 5~10 blogs each day. However, if your routine doesn’t permit you, then stick with one an day and add up as time goes by.

    Thanks a lot for coming by and commenting??!


Akash Yadav · August 9, 2018 at 8:19 am

Hy Moss,

Nice to come back again, first of all, this post is an eye opener, but it is true that people who write “nice article” or “thank you” are lazy and as a blogger it is so important to build relationship with other Bloggers.
When we visit our fellow bloggers and comment on their work, it gives them a boost to work even harder and continue with the good work.

Well I thought maybe you can add a screenshot of my comment to your post too. LOL. But it was good that you did not add my short comment otherwise I became an example too.

Anyways, amazing article as always, I look forward to your post, thank you for sharing this post.

Have a Good Day… ?



    Moss Clement · August 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Hi Akash,
    Building relationships is a great way to set yourself up for the long run in your blogging career path. And the best way to start building bond with other bloggers is by making meaningful comments on their blogs and sharing their content. You are regularly commenting on my blog, as well as others whom I featured in this article. Unfortunately, I cannot possibly add everyone. Buy hopefully I will try to feature you in one of my post anytime soon .

    Thanks you for highlighting that.


Bhawna Kaushik · August 9, 2018 at 5:44 am

Hey Moss,

I think commenting is a really great way to start getting some engagement. It is not about building backlinks ( no follow) but it is about creating a community and appreciating each others work.
I love when I receive comment on my blog and sometimes they are funny and sometimes they have valuable feedback.
I have seen big players still replying to the comments, Neil Patel, Problogger, Jeff.

Have a good one ?


    Moss Clement · August 10, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Hi Bhawna,
    I agree with you that blog commenting has many benefits. Not only does it create backlinks, but it also shows your support and appreciation for the efforts other bloggers put into their work. And that little support or appreciation can go a long way in setting you up for something bigger. For example, if Neil Patel responds to your comment on his blog and ask you to write for Quick Sprout or KissMetrics, that’s a boost for your career, isn’t it?

    Thank you for coming by and commenting.


Janice Wald · August 9, 2018 at 3:58 am

Hi Moss!
Thanks so very much for linking to me! I’m touched you thought of me when composing your post. Your tips are spot on. Commenting has an added perk of strengthening relationships, as you pointed out.
I’ve shared on Twitter.



    Moss Clement · August 9, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Hi Janice,
    I agree with you, blog commenting helps to build and strengthen relations, as it also help to improve content quality and search ranking.

    Thanks a lot for the like and share??!


Ryan Biddulph · August 8, 2018 at 3:59 am

Excellent points Moss. It takes a few moments to make an impact. Seriously; spend a few minutes to read a post and a few to publish a thoughtful comment. You may even get your comment featured on Moss’ blog guys 😉 Thanks for the shout bro!



    Moss Clement · August 8, 2018 at 8:12 am

    You’re right, Ryan. Thoughtful comments are impactful and appreciated because they have value to add to the reader. I featured your comment because you always value which will effectively help my readers. It dies have to be hard. Few minutes read will give you a comprehensive idea of the topic so you can craft your comment.

    Thanks a lot, bro??!


      Ryan K Biddulph · October 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Just checking back in buddy. Years later, you embody this blog commenting spirit so well, making an impact everywhere. Keep up the great work!


        Moss Clement · October 7, 2019 at 8:53 am

        Thank you, Ryan. I made some updates and republished the post. Hence it is an evergreen content that will provide value for the longest. Blog commenting is a fantastic blogging element at every blogger, and content marketers should always apply.
        Thanks for coming and contributing to the conversation.


BLOGGING GURU · August 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

Ideas are very good about commenting. Keep it up. I agree with you about this topic that add linking of website in comment box is very bad habit. Thanks. Happy blogging.


    Moss Clement · August 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

    You’re welcome. I’m happy you like and agree with the points in this article. Adding links is not the only blog commenting mistakes as outlined in the post. For example, someone without a face is more like a ghost commenting on my blog. I need to know you to build relationships with you, which calls for an image to identify the commenter and so on.

    Thank you for stopping by!


Sajid Akhter · August 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Hi Moss,

It is nice to be back again. Very good and well researched post I must say. As a blogger it is so important to build relationship. When we visit our fellow bloggers and comment on their work, it gives them a boost to work even harder and continue with the good work. It is so important to appreciate the time and effort bloggers put in to their blogs to provide us with valuable information in time of our need.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Have great day. 🙂


    Moss Clement · August 8, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Hi Sajid,
    You’re most welcome, my friend. I like the fact that you mentioned “appreciate the time and effort bloggers put in their blogs.” Commenting on blog is one of the beat ways to show appreciation for an article well written. However, your comments mustn’t be just any lame comment without purpose. It need to have quality by either highlighting some points the has helped you in your journey, or add some points or tips that wasn’t included. This way, you add to the quality if the blog content and improve search ranking.

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment.


Priya Singh · August 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Moss, you are absolutely right! Just by commenting “Awesome post” “Great article” won’t cut it. It has to provide some sort of value. What I like most about your this post is that it’s so simple to understand and catch up. Keep up the good work. Anyway, have a great day


    Moss Clement · August 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about, Priya. You must look for ways to provide to the reader. If he sensed that your posts are informative and resonates with him, there is no doubt that hell keep coming back, and might as well recommend you to others.

    Thanks a lot for stopping by.


    Moss Clement · August 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    More importantly, as you guest post and comment on others blogs, you’re establishing yourself as an authority. But how can people relate with you if you seems like a ghost writer without an image. Priya, you had a Gravatar/image, but you removed it why? You can’t be on the net and hope to gain connect and trust while having no face. On your blog your have a different author image, and on blog such as Moss Media where you guest post, you have a different author image. You have to be consistent across marketing channel in all aspect so that people can build trust with you. Get a gravatar and use a single image on all platforms.

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