The Power of Blog Comments

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Last updated on July 10, 2018

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The Power Of Blog Comments! A Great Strategy To Get More Traffic And Relationships.

Blog Comments can play a vital role in our blogging journey.  A ton of material has been written on Blog Comments by many expert authors on the pages of the internet.  But still, different experiences of bloggers are pouring in on the spaces of the internet on this subject!

I too have published few such notes on this subject elsewhere on my blog pages, blog communities, forums and social media pages.  In this post, I wanted to share yet another interesting experience and a tip, trick or a strategy on blog commenting for you to count on.

Blog comments can play a vital role in our blogging journey. via Philipscom Click To Tweet

“nice to meet you, Philip I would like to speak to you now, can I?”

The time was a bit odd hour and everyone around me was sleeping and I expressed my inability to speak over the phone, and then he wrote,

ok fine, Philip, U r a writer at some big sites right?

I said No, I am not a writer on any big sites but I do write on my pages and share all around via my social sites, that’s it.

Then he said: “hey, I saw your write-ups on The Huffington Post that was really fantastic.”

To that, I said:  Oh, that was a guest post published on behalf of me by one of my online friends.

To this, he said:  Hey, how are you building a relationship with foreign bloggers?  I saw wonderful testimonials on your blog by some famous personalities.

#Blog Comments

To that question, I wrote:  “That is a big story, yes, and my relationship with writers around the world started since almost 7 or 8 years back when I first start writing on the pages of Google’s Knol pages.  I started this even without having a blog page of my own, you can read some of that write-ups on my blog at #Philipscom on these subjects (and I posted a few links to read),   in short, I started my blogging journey as a blog comment author without having a blog of my own, not even on the free sites like Blogger dot comor WordPress dot com

Without having a blog for my own, my comments got attracted by many bloggers in Associated Content, Google’s Knol pages, and various other platforms.

The co-authors there encouraged me to start a blog of my own, thus I started a blog on blogger dot com. and on a later stage, I migrated it on the pages of WordPress with my own domain pvariel.com

Just two years completed and with all humbleness, I can say that now my Domain Authority (DA) and Alexa stats are now at a higher level and I am getting some monetary benefits too because of the traffic I get on my sites.

I could achieve this just because of my relentless activities on my blog pages as well as by the interaction with the fellow blogger’s pages by contributing value-added constructive and debatable comments.

I am really surprised to note that the above conversation happened not just with a newbie blogger instead, a well-established or a pro blogger, a public speaker who conducts seminars, conferences, and workshops all over India.  That really surprised me and I am sure this all happened just because of the basic thing the power of #blogcomments, or in other words, the powerful strategy of blog commenting on fellow bloggers posts.

I just mentioned this incident in this post, just to show the importance OR the power of blog comments

You can get into the good books of influencers by following this strategy very diplomatically.  I am confident that, I answered my friend’s query or anxiety through my conversation as well as through this post.

You can get into the good books of influencers by following this strategy. via pvariel.com Click To Tweet

Yes, I repeat “Your relentless work on this strategy will help to achieve unexpected results” I am also sure that this never happens in few days’ time. Instead, it takes a lot of your time and indeed your continuous hard work you need to put behind this to happen.  But at the same time, I can very well say that this is not a big thing too!  Your dedication along with the hard work can fetch great results in this aspects.  I put this tips in nutshell in the short video given below:

I am sure, you can get into the good books of influencers by following this strategy very diplomatically.

Avoid Generic Or One Word Or One line Comments in Blog Comments 

An example of generic comments  

Avoid using words like good one, awesome, it’s very nice, It’s really nice, thanks to you, wonderful, amazing post, great post, I like it, I love it. Keep writing etc in your comments.

Check out the following screenshot of comments made in few minutes time. No doubt, this types of comments are made to get backlinks.  See the time gap the person made to post the comments in three different posts. (see the red arrows in the screenshot).   This surely shows that the comment author did not even bother to read the post before posting the comment, but he posted these comments to get back a link to his page.

power of blog comments

I am sure your purpose of posting such comments on other’s pages will not fetch any results.  Instead, such one line or one-word comments are an irritation to blog authors, though some may accept, serious blog owners never care for such comments and most often such comments may not even see the light of the day.

So, be careful while making such generic comments on other’s pages.

There are many different types of comments, here is a comment I posted on Pro. Blogger Mi Muba’s page  (he was otherwise known as “Money Blogger”) blog.  He put that comment into the category of mini post comment.  Check out what he said about such comments in the below-given screenshot.

CommentLuv Blog Comments

Make solid, relevant comments on the subject, or ask or raise some doubts in relation to the subject through your comments, sometimes that may pave the way to a  great debate or a discussion.

So, before making a comment, first and foremost thing is to read the post well and make sure you understood the content and then post your genuine opinion or your suggestion in the form of a feedback. If they are running a comment option like the CommentLuv Do follow link option it is more beneficial.  Select such pages and comment,  you will get back some backlinks to your page.

 

 CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO DEVELOPED BY USING THE TECHNOLOGY OF Lumen5.com.

Here is a great list of blogs which use CommentLuv comment option. This list is compiled and published by Robin Khokhar of TrickyEnough website. Check out this list, visit and comment to get backlinks on your pages. CommentLuv Comment  Option with Do follow links

Blog Comments – A Word of Caution            

There are some people who just have a look at the first and last paragraph of the content and say something and go, such comments can easily be recognized and know that this man or woman posted that comment just to get a backlink from the high-ranking site.

This is not a good trend to practice, so make sure, you make solid and constructive comments relevant to the published post.  That may invite others attention and it eventually leads others to your page, just because of that comment.

This I am saying it from my own experience.  So try to visit others pages and write comments from the heart.

Sprinkling Links Everywhere With Blog Comments

There is another kind of comment authors.  They visit high ranking platforms and blogs and then post comments with their site links.  Some of them use the same comment everywhere with their page link.

These people mostly aim for high ranking platforms groups and forums.

But one thing is for sure that such people’s comments will be deleted and soon they will be banned from the platform.

Here is one such example I noticed today.  He posted a comment on one of my recent shares which is not relevant to the post.  And later I found that the same comment with his link is posted on several other shared posts on the same day in few minutes gaps on that platform.

This is found on the pages of one of the famous content curation sites named BizSugar.

The same person last week did the same thing by posting only his site link on several posts within a short period of time, and I alerted some of the moderators about this and they immediately removed his comment.

Sad to note that again today (10.07.2018) he appeared with a comment with his link.

I still wonder why Bizsugar is not banning such scam comment authors from their platform.

But still, I wonder how this person showing his face on the same platform.

Is not there any hard rule to ban or warn such scam commentors?

Here below I am posting the screenshots of his comments and my reaction to it.

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Blog Comments – The Best Strategy To Follow! 

In a recent expert roundup post created by Hussain Omar of  CostEffectiveSEO I have mentioned this as an SEO Quote:

The best strategy to enhance your SEO rank is building trust-based relationships, with the influencers, on high ranking sites.  All that is really needed is your ability to deliver creative, value added, constructive comments on their Blog posts. Written from the heart.

You can get into the good books of influencers by following this strategy. via pvariel.com Click To Tweet

To read more such quotes from other experts please click on this link:  COSTEFFECTIVE SEO ROUNDUP

The Give And Take Policy

Or in other words to get more interaction, use or apply the Give and Take policy, or in other words, give first and take later policy.  I am sure this will work well if we follow it faithfully or genuinely.

By using this method there are chances to visit more and more people to our blog pages and post their feedback.  This way you can increase your visibility of your page and consequently increase the flow of traffic.

Following this strategy and the popularity of your page by way of promotion through various social media and through other methods your comment box will fill with a lot of comments!  Then, comments flow to our pages in large scale and ultimately reaching their pages with our feedback or the reciprocatory comments will again be a big task and sometimes due to the heavy workload, it may not happen immediately (watch the above video where I mentioned this).
In such situation here is an option or let me say a savior, an amazing plugin by name “MyCommentAuthors” created by one of our online friends Enstine Muki of Make Money Blogging’ website.   He developed a plugin which helps us to create a list of our monthly comment authors on our sites.  With this plugin, I am creating a post every month to express a word of thanks to our comment authors for their valuable presence on our page.  With this plugin, we can create an automatic mailing list of the people who commented on that month.  In fact, this ease lot of our work, I mean manually creating a list and sending a mail to each one of them is indeed a difficult job.  This plugin takes care that part and will send a mail in this regard to all the comment authors on that month. Some of the screenshots of that process of sending thanks, note to each of our comment authors you can see here.

This monthly series (My Comment Authors on the pages of Philipscom), We publish every first week of the month with my comment authors name, their profile picture, and their blog URLs.  I am using this plugin since its inception.

every first week of the month with my comment authors name, their profile picture, and their blog URLs.  I am using this plugin since its inception.

Please check out the following pictures:

Out of the total comment authors, we can give a special honor or mention of the top comment author of that month.  This will surely be a kind of encouragement to our visitors and comment authors.

As I say and do every time, I reciprocate your valuable time by visiting your pages and dropping my feedback. When I write these concluding words I am reminded of Enstine Muki the developer of this wonderful plugin (MyCommentAuthors)  who mentioned me on one of his latest posts VERY FEW bloggers are doing this  In this post he very well emphasized the importance of reciprocity in blog commenting.

In fact, it is a must to say a word of thanks or visiting back their page and reciprocate by adding our valuable responses on their posts. This plugin will take care half of that job by saying a word of thanks to your esteemed comment authors.

In a nutshell, “Your value-added blog comments can fetch many benefits along the way, which includes tons of traffic as well as it paves the way to make good relationship with influencers.

I short, Indeed Blog comments can play a vital role in our blogging journey!

Let’s listen to Matthew Cutts otherwise known as Matt Cutts The American software engineer and novelist.  The former head of the webspam team at Google, presently works for the United States Digital Service as the director of engineering. A well-known authority on web related matters.  Listen to Matt Cutts:

Use this wonderful strategy of commenting on others page wisely to get more comments, traffic, and of course the added advantage of making relationship or friendship with others.

I also take this time to tender an apology for deleting or taking out one word from the generated posts.  That is the word “Awesome” he used along with the comments. such as “I made 6   awesome comments” I cannot give the word Awesome along with the word comment.  I firmly believe that the word ‘Awesome’ should go along with the word “God Almighty” alone.

If you are a blogger I recommend you to visit Enstine’s page to get an idea about this plugin and its installation process. He posted a simple tutorial on this plugin under the title: Boost Traffic & Engagement

Thanks Enstine for permitting me to take this opportunity to use your wonderful free plugin for creating this wonderful comment authors’ list.

I once again express my heartfelt thanks to all my visitors and comment authors for your valuable time on our page.

Also, if time permits please do visit these forums where I started this discussion about blog comments and the feedback of the members there:

  1.   24×7 Forum (Atish Ranjan)

2.  ShoutMeLoud (Harsh Agarwal)

3.  Inbound.org

For Philipscom Associates

Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’
Updated on Mar 12, 2018 @ 22:08
Dear Reader,
Thank you so much for your valuable time.
I appreciate!
I love your feedbacks/comments!
Some of you know I entered the blogging arena as a blog comment author.
Yes, once upon a time I was a comment author without a blog!
Yes, I do visit fellow bloggers pages and drop valuable comments and that lead me to start a blog of my own.
Of course, that is a big story and you can read that elsewhere on these pages
Coming to the point, I accept feedback from my readers and often I do reciprocate.
Your feedback negative or positive, I would like to hear from you.
But there is a slight restriction/rule in this regard.
Please read our comment policy before you make a comment,
otherwise, you may miss the mark and your comments may not get approved!
So please do share your views in the comment box keeping the comment policy of philipscom,
In short, Philipscom will not approve comments that
1.  Are One word or one line.
2.  Are abusive, intimidating, threatening or inflammatory
3.  Make offensive generalizations
4.  Ramble without a point
5.  Use offensive or insensitive language
6.  Typed all in CAPITAL Letters.
7.  Typed in a language other than English
8.  Are irrelevant to the post in question
9.  Contain self-promotional materials or links
10.  Give unnecessary, advice to Philipscom
Philipscom also reserves the right to edit comments or to remove material that does not conform to our comment policy.
If time permits please do visit this post related to blogcomments.

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44 Comments


  1. Dear All,
    One may think that, how can this be, A post about blog comments do not show any comments! Yes, this post bagged a good number of comments I thank a 100+ but sad to say in the transit all the comments I lost and could not retrieve it back.
    I am really sorry for all those who commented on this post.
    Wish yo all our readers a wonderful time of reading and commenting.

    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

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  2. Hi Philip Sir,
    I do believe that without comments a blog can’t be a blog, but it can merely be a simple website. It is the comments which make a website an awesome blog.

    Though the newly added video abruptly ended the points noted speaks volume. it’s amazing to note that our comments on fellow blogger’s posts can do wonders with their blogs as well as ours. :-)

    My heartfelt thanks for sharing the list of Commentluv blogs from my blog . :-)
    Good Job.
    Keep it up.
    Thanks again for this great share.

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    1. Thanks Robin for your valuable time and the wonderful feedback.
      It’s indeed a great joy to share that amazing list link on this post.
      Keep visiting keep sharing.
      Have a great weekend. :-)
      T C
      ~ Philip

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    2. Hi Philip, excellent post, I personally believe that blog commenting can really help you to take your blog to the next level.

      Not only it acts as social proof but helps you engage with your blog visitors who you can later use to turn into customers. Blog comments provide you a chance to build rapport and trust with your blog readers which can be an important key in the long run to build a better blog.

      The most obvious benefit with blog commenting is that the search engines like Google read the links in your comment and you build your link popularity directly from the comments. However, most blogs allow only nofollow comments but it doesn’t matter as it provides you a chance to nicely mixture your backlink profile with dofollow links.

      Another BIGGEST benefit from blog comments is that every time you leave a comment, the blog owner takes notice of you, especially when you leave thoughtful and detailed comments.

      So instead of writing one liner comments, spend time to read the entire post so you can leave thoughtful and genuine comments which will also helpful in driving more traffic from other sites.

      Thanks for the write up, Philip, keep rocking.

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  3. Hi Philip,
    You wrote about my favorite part of blogging: Comments. I see it as the backbone of our blog. Each visitor that comes to our blog and leaves a good comment is priceless. Then we reciprocate to their blog. Of course lets not forget about those social shares!
    I received many new readers and clients just from a comment I had left on someone’s blog. So the proof here is that if you are leaving good comments, you will get a lot of reciprocation.
    -Donna

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    1. Hi Donna,
      Indeed it is a great JOY to see you here again! :-)
      I am so glad to know that blog commenting is your favorite part of blogging I could very well relate to that. In fact, i started my blogging journey just as a blog commenter even before having a blog of my own. YEs, I mentioned this story in one of my blog posts here. YEs, I fully agree with you that it is the backbone of our blog. Indeed it is a great joy to read the relevant and thought provoking comments or suggestions from like-minded people. That surely increases our enthusiasm to do more in this aspects. Yes, sure, we need to reciprocate otherwise they may not come again to our page!! That is also one of the KEY in blogging.
      I am glad to know that blog commenting helped you very much in your business too.
      Thanks again Donna for your valuable time and for the insightful thoughts you put in.
      May you have a great week ahead.
      Best,
      ~ Philip

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  4. Hey Philip,

    Indeed, blog comments are the core of the relationship building, which is really important in the blogging field. Comments open a lot of opportunities for you.
    Loved the nice video you added in this post!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Regards
    Hussain

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  5. Philip,
    This post is a joy to read.
    Commenting indeed counts. Blog post commenting is an art in furthering relationships and so traffic.
    I liked the story of the famous person in Indian blogging who was so impressed with you. Fabulous!

    Also, the plugin by Enstine Muki of Money Blogging site sounds very interesting. (Saved the link.)
    “MycommentAuthors” for monthly authors. Sending an email to the list that month.

    I will only be keeping comments that have been made from the heart on my site from now on. Thanks for the (Awesome) lol, great post on the power of blog commenting.

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  6. Hi Hussain,
    Sorry I missed to respond to your insightful comment.
    Yes, it increases our engagement with fellow bloggers and that leads to a lot of opportunities too.
    Glad to know that you liked the video.
    I appreciate your presence here again.
    Thanks
    Philip

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  7. This is indeed a great strategy to get more engagement and traffic.
    Your concern towards your blog comment authors is really notable.
    It is amazing to note that the plugin does really share a lot of things about your comment authors.
    I appreciate Dr. Enstine the developer of this wonderful plugin.
    I am happy to note that my presence is already booked for your next month series!
    Keep sharing such information for the benefit of your visitors and comment authors.

    This is my first visit to your blog and will come again.
    Have a great time ahead!

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  8. I was not aware of these many things about blog commenting.
    I could pick a lot of lessons from this post. Yes, as you said our comments can do wonders for our blogs and blogging. I will surely follow these strategies mentioned in this post.
    Thank you for sharing so many tips in relation to blog comments. Will check all the connected links.
    Regards
    Pankaj

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  9. Hi PV
    Yes, I fully agree with you that our comments on others posts will make a lot of engagement.
    You very well explained a lot of things about this wonderful strategy of blog commenting.
    Very informative write-up. Thnx For Sharing.
    Keep Up The Good Work.
    Ranjit

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  10. nice info, pls also share about how to rank blogs. we also provide some courses for the same.

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  11. Hi
    Very nice blog pot.. you have included very nice points in regards to blog commenting. In fact, I was totally confused on this subject called commenting. Your shared experiences are really good to reveal a lot of new things to me in relation to blogging and commenting. Yes, one line blog commenting is really irritating to the blog authors, and many such comments will not see the light. Well written piece. This post indeed cleared a lot of my misconceptions about this subject.
    Thank you for sharing this educative post.

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  12. Hi
    Philip,
    I read your article regarding comments. It shows the strength of blog comments. I am a new blogger and your article helped me to know more about blog comments and what a blog comment can bring in traffic and other results. This post will help people like me on how to make comments etc.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful guide.

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  13. Hi
    Philip,
    I read your article regarding comments. It shows the strength of blog comments. I am a new blogger and your article helped me to know more about blog comments and what a blog comment can bring in traffic and other results. This post will help people like me on how to make comments etc.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful guide.

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  14. Hi Philip Sir,
    Glad to be here today. You have a nice blog, Sir.
    Thanks for telling more about this wonderful subjects. As you said our comments on fellow bloggers posts can do wonders to our blogs as well as business. Yes, it increases our connectivity with the fellow online friends and bloggers. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful information on blog comments, keep writing more such informative posts.
    All good wishes

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  15. This is an amazing list that you have created and by far the most comprehensive on the web right now. I am a regular reader of 3 of the Blogs and now have added the rest to my reading list. Thanks for the information

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  16. Happy to be here today. I am for the first time here and I found a lot of worth reading material spread all over here. I appreciate your effort in putting it together for the benefit of your fellow readers. Yes, blog comments are very essential in blogging, though some of them do not take much importance to it. You proved thru this post that comments are very important and it can do lot of things for our blogs. You are doing a wonderful job by publishing these personal experiences. That is awesome and I want to say thanks for sharing such a lot of information on this blog post.

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  17. Hi Philip,

    Just came to read this post after you left a comment on my blog, so glad you talked about comments that look like mini blog posts “I call them gigantic comments”. But the term “mini blog posts” sounds much better ;-)

    Seriously no one likes one liner comments. Whenever you spend a ton of time to create a piece of content, you’ll hate to see comments that don’t add any value. At the same time, you will appreciate it when someone spends time to read your content and leaves a thoughtful comment.

    My only tip for people who want to get the most out of blog commenting is this: “try to add as much value as possible with your comments”.

    That way people who read your comments will actually click on your name to visit your blog or the blog author might even give a chance for you to write a guest post (or you’ll sometimes get luckier and get a link back to your website by featuring your blog comment).

    Above all, comments that look like “mini blog posts” will give you an opportunity to build strong rapport with the blog owners.

    I often believe quality > quantity

    So if you’re leaving gigantic blog comments, you don’t have to do 10 to 20 comments per day. Even 1 or 2 would do the trick.

    That’s the true power of blog commenting. I wish more people knew this.

    I appreciate you featuring your blog commenters often within your blog content Philip. It encourages more people to leave thoughtful comments on your blog.

    Keep rocking,
    Rahul Kuntala

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  18. Yes, I am saying of your post is based on the comment marketing which is right for all bloggers.
    Yes, comments are an integral part of blogging! Yes, a value-added comments can do wonders. Thanks.

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  19. Hi Philip,
    Really amazing and very helpful.
    “People are social.” EXACTLY. It’s all about engagement.
    You are not benefiting fully from your blogs if you don’t enable your comment section. Of course, it will help your traffic, but more than that, it will help you establish relationships that will never happen if you don’t allow your readers to impart their opinions and feelings.
    Commenting has helped my blog because I get traffic back but also the blog owners comment on my blog.
    I too personally feel that Blog commenting is undoubtedly one of the best sources of getting dofollow backlink.

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  20. Yes, I am saying of your post is based on the comment marketing which is right for all bloggers.
    Yes, comments are an integral part of blogging! Yes, value-added comments can do wonders.

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  21. Very Informative Post about blog comments.
    As you said the power of blog comment is great, that it can create a lot of benefits to its authors and their blog pages. yes, our blog comments are valid ones if it is worth notable and to the point. I really Impressed by this Blog. Thanks for sharing this article looking forward to more such amazing stuffs.
    Keep sharing.

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