This has been bugging me for a while now so I am going to get it off my chest. I have said it before and I am saying it again. If you are going to take the time to comment on my blog posts then make great blog comments if you don’t want to get trashed.
Think that’s a bit harsh?
Well, what use are wishy washy comments like “great article, keep up the good work” or “think that is the best article that I have read” or “Thanks for sharing this very interesting post. Keep it up always”?
I don’t see these sorts of blog comments as any form of flattery. They just scream that you have not even read the post.
When I see comments like that I just think they are a very lazy way to try to get a dofollow backlink because I use the CommentLuv Premuim plugin. (Or, maybe you outsource your comments and don’t check to see what sort of comments your outsourcer makes.)
In the days before blog commenting became a way to get a dofollow backlink the whole point of making a comment was to join in the discussion and add something that other readers might find useful.
I am not alone in trashing lame comments either. I have come across many other blog owners who say exactly the same thing. You only have to do a quick search if you want to check.
Any mentor or blogging course will tell you that leaving good blog comments is an excellent way to be recognised as an expert in your field as well as get traffic to your blog.
So, here are a few tips for making great blog comments.
1. Read the Blog before Commenting
We are all short of time but it’s important to read the post before you decide to leave a useful comment. It’s tempting to just skim read it if you are in a hurry but some of the comments I have had showed that the person commenting had not read the entire post.
It may be hard in the beginning to add anything useful to posts in the IM niche if your have only just started out trying to make money online.
One way is to find other blogs that get a lot of comments and read them. Not only will you learn how to comment on blogs but you may learn something useful that you could leave as your comment on another blog. Another ploy is to ask a question or bring up a point that has not been covered in the post.
2. Keep Your Comment Short
Don’t write a long boring paragraph. People will not read your comment if you do. Stick to the main point you want to make. Write several short paragraphs so people are drawn to your comment.
Leaving relevant and interesting comments is one of the best ways to bring traffic to your site and connect with other bloggers in your niche especially if you are linking back to your own blog.
3. One Point per Comment
Some people make the mistake of writing long comments that have several points in them. A comment should be useful but short and sweet. No need to write a blog article. If you have several points to make why not do it in separate comments? Your comments will be more likely read if you keep them short and easy to read.
4. Check for Errors
Before posting your comment make certain you check your spelling and proof read your comment. Writing a sloppy comment will not reflect positively on you. This is especially important if you want to be recognized as an expert in your field.
5. Respect the Writer and Audience
Remember that people of all kinds will be reading the blog and the comments. Don’t write anything that can be too controversial. Controversy makes for good discussion when done in a professional manner.
Remember that it’s ok to ‘attack’ the ideas, but not the people presenting the ideas. Downright rude comments will not be tolerated!
So now you know. If you wonder why some of your comments don’t appear on my blog take a moment to consider what you wrote.
If you can’t take the time to make a great blog comment I’ll think that you are just leaving a comment to improve your site ranking and I will trash it.
Now why don’t you go ahead and leave your great blog comment!