How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

Blog comments is 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.

In a recent post by Lorraine reguly of Wording Well, published on the 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 post mentioned above.

Is she the only one with such experience? No! There are many more. I got me some guest post opportunities after making thoughtful comments on other blogs.

For example, after reading my comments on her blog, Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging email me to write a guest post for her on the topic. I did, and a relationship is established.

Is that all?

There’s more. Blog commenting is the easiest way to build quality backlinks to your site, drive tons of traffic and increase your ranking on SERP.

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This brings us to…

Can blog comments improve your search engine ranking?

Yes, it can, and here’s how…

A recent analysis by the SerpIQ shows that longer posts plays a crucial role in Google ranking. This simply means that the more the length of your blog post, the higher your content will rank on Google.

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

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  search engine.

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

This is why Brian Dean’s posts are from … and above. In fact, that’s why I love this quote:

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

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

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

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, what is the link or relationship between blog comments and lengthy content?

Here’s my point…

Do you know that comments on your blog posts are calculated as an element of your actual blog post? Don’t be surprised because it is true, which is why I encourage readers to always, always write thoughtful comments that will add value to others.

Thus, the more meaningful blog comments on your posts, which adds up to the length your post as part of your content will increase your ranking on search engine.

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Consequently, is blog commenting important to SEO?

Yes, it is! Although some say it’s old fashion search engine optimization technique, commenting for SEO is still important for Google ranking.

*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.

Now that you know why blog commenting is o i, let’s move on to some blog commenting for traffic mistakes many bloggers are making.

Blog commenting mistakes to avoid

However, inasmuch as commenting on blogs is great for SEO, there are some blog commenting mistakes you should avoid at all cost. Some of these are:

  • Not using your full name in comments
  • Using keywords in name section
  • No Gravatar (image)
  • Using inactive email address
  • Adding links in your comment
  • Your comments are irrelevant to the topic
  • Not reading the article before commenting
  • Repeating what has already been said in the post
  • Not reading other people’s comments on the post before leaving a comment
  • Not adding value with your comments.

These are just a few comments on articles mistakes every blogger or freelance writer must avoid. How about some example to follow for comment on blogs?

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Blog commenting examples to inspire you

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

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

How to write epic blog comments that will get you noticed

How to write epic blog comments that will get you noticed

I‘m sorry Donna, my laptop suddenly broke down, so I had to use my smartphone to screenshot your comment.

These commenters – Ryan Biddulph of Blogging From Paradise and Gaurav Kumar of EAskMe, Lisa Sicard of Inspire to Thrive, Donna Merrill of Donna Merrill Tribe, and many others have one thing in common.

They each highlighted a point from the article which shows that they actually read the post, then they added their thoughts about the article.

Now compare the comment samples above and the ones below.

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

 

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

As you can see, there is a great contrast, isn’t it? The later are a no-no for blog commenting.

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Over to…

How to make meaningful blog comments that’ll get you noticed.

However, before we dive in further I believe you already know the meaning of blog commenting. So, let’s move on.

1• Explore the blog or website you’re commenting

To make an impact with your blog comments 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 his own unique voice or style of writing which he incorporates into his blog comments.

As a result, to get his attention, first read previously written blog posts and comments, especially the most engaged and popular blog content on his blog to get a comprehensive idea of who the author truly is, content-wise and how other commenters are making an impact on the blog.

The more you read, the more you know his writing style, thinking and interest, and how to arrange your comments. This knowledge will help you craft your comments in a way that will woo the author, his readership, and prospective clients.

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2• Start your comments with a friendly greeting & sincere compliment

Fun fact. There are millions of others blog and website on the internet, but you chose to visit that or this blog because

  • You find it credible and interesting
  • You like the blog owner
  • You love his style of writing
  • His articles are well researched and informative
  • Etc.

His blog or website is an authority blog in your niche, and so you want to connect and build relationship with him.

The best way to catch his attention and start building relationship is to offer a friendly greeting and a sincere compliment. That won’t hurt, but will put you in the best position to get noticed.

A simple greeting and compliment can set you up for an inept discussion with the author of the blog.

So, start your comments with a simple hi or hello, that’s courtesy and it enables you start on the right footing for an interesting bond.

After a simple greeting, you want to compliment him for the amazing work he has done on his blog or website, or particularly for the post you’re commenting on.

Let him know how much you enjoy his site for the wonderful work he has done over time, or how much you enjoyed reading his latest article.

That is a sincere compliment that will open  doors for you.

However, it is a good rule of thumb to concentrate more on his latest article than the author himself. Pinpoint your takeaways from his post. Highlighting a point or two from the article is great.

And please don’t forget to tell that you are going to share the post with your audience on across social media. In this way, you’re not only greeting and complimenting the blogger, but you’re also offering to help him spread the word.

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3• 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 names or face identity-Gravatar?

Your Gravatar is the image that follows you around the internet. Whenever and wherever you comment on a blog, the image that appears is your Gravatar or avatar.

So take a unique image and use it as your Gravatar across the internet. If you do not have a Gravatar, click here and create your free Gravatar now!.

I see many bloggers who underestimate the power of a brand identity-your name. Your full name and Gravatar image represents you in the digital world, that’s your brand identity.

So flaunt it! Use your personal name and a Gravatar image to create brand awareness and be easily recognized.

Make it easy for your audience to identify you across marketing channels.

I receive many blog comments without an image and some without names, instead they use an email address or a URL, or keywords in place of a name. How do you reconcile that?

Please, use your keyword in the body of your comments, not in the name section.  This 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 customers to contact you for anything.

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4• Add value with your blog comments to get the blogger’s attention

Just as every blogger strives to add value to his target audience by creating high-quality content regularly, apply same strategy to your comments. Use blog commenting to add value by creating quality comments

In other words, write meaningful comments that will engage the blog owner and his readers.

Remember, the fact that you both are in the same niche market, his blog readers are your target audience as well, so if you can capture their minds with your comments, your will definitely increase traffic to your site, which is great for search ranking.

How to get the bloggers attention

First, subscribe to comments then add value and get the bloggers attention by highlighting a point in his article that interest you the most. Expand on it a little, or add some data that wasn’t included in the post.

If he has written 5 tips to find freelance writing clients, you can add one more tip to make it six via your blog comments, but make sure you make it short.

Another fascinating way to do this is to ask him a thoughtful question based on the post.

This is pure science, because when he answers your question, you respond to his answer by thanking him and adding more insight to it, you have effectively started a one-on-one discussion with the author.

This way, you have added value to his post and to his target audience.

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

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*Important note* Before making your comments, it is important to carefully read the comments of others to make sure you’re not going to repeat points they have already emphasized in their comments.

How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

5• 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’snot a good blogging practice because you already have a section to add your link. The comments section is for comments only, where you write your thoughts on the topic.

Adding link in comments will only make you look like a spammer who has no interest on the blog owner or his blog posts, but 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. This could happen when you make an interesting point in your comment, the author respond and ask for a link.

Only then can you reply with a link in your comments.

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Wrapping up this post

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, 👍👍👍 up to you. Keep doing what you’re doing as the benefits are worth your efforts.

For example, your blog comments might do the following for you:

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

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

29 thoughts on “How to Write Epic Blog Comments That Will Get You Noticed

  1. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

    Ryan

    1. 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👌👍!

  4. 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.

    Janice

    1. 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👌👍!

  5. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

  6. 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… 🙂

    Cheers..!

    1. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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👌👍!

  8. 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.

    Regards,
    Dharmik Babariya

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  10. 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.

    Cori

    1. 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.

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