The moment I come across a post directed at SEO blog commenting I know that I’m on a site owned by an idiot ( a bit harsh but very, very true! ).
If you are looking into blog commenting for the purposes of SEO then your rewards are going to be very thin. Blog commenting does have an impact on SEO but that’s not what you want to concentrate on if you are looking for realistic success.
The secret is not a secret any more. Move your attention from getting back links to adding value to posts. Stop thinking about traffic and start thinking about building your brand…
#1 Paragraphs NOT Sentences
I know most blog owners out there tend to feel the temptation to write a few decent lines relevant to the article and move onto the next back link, sorry, blog comment!
To be taken seriously you have to treat your blog comments like you treat your content.
I’m not saying you should concentrate on length and end up with a space-filling guest post – I’m saying you should go for length AND value to have some sort of impact on the article readers.
Blog owners ALWAYS take note of well thought out comments on their posts due to the fact these comments add value to their writing.
But it’s not just the blog owners that stand up and take note – your fellow readers will recognize quality when they see it to. This leads to your traffic taking an increase in the natural, targeted way.
#2 Try And Be a Nice Guy/Gal
The last thing you want to do is interact with a piece of content and be a dick about things ( Darkstar 2 for example – you know who you are! ).
Don’t be a troll and don’t be in danger of disappearing up your own ass – nobody likes a know-it-all!
If you actually disagree with the content’s subject matter make sure you relay this by including points as to why you disagree. Address bloggers by name. Thank them for sharing their insight. Sign off with your name.
When you appear personal bloggers and content authors will be personal back to you. This will give you a much better chance of sticking in their mind and striking up a relationship with them.
#3 Follow The Big Boys
Having people ‘on board’ is a great thing but wouldn’t it be better to have a few ‘big boys’ in your crew instead?
You want to be aiming for relevant authority blogs – these are the guys you want to showcase your stuff to!
Success seems to attract success and all over the internet you will find authority bloggers in tandem working together. You want to get in with these guys and learn from them.
How cool would it be for your site/brand to be seen alongside these authority bloggers – a priceless commodity!
Please don’t waste your time commenting on blogs that are slightly related to your brand niche. You want to be spending ALL of your time commenting on relevant blogs.
#4 Every Post is a Goldmine!
Once you find a relevant authority blog it’s time to put your best stalker outfit on!
You want to try your best to attempt to comment on each and every blog post that site produces – become a regular.
Subconsciously, other regulars to that site will start to take note of your name and relate to you on that chosen subject/niche. Persistent commentators ALWAYS get noticed and people begin to think they are a solid ‘voice’ on the subject.
Stepping Away From SEO Blog Commenting
By stepping away from this traditional link building process of blog commenting you are giving yourself a great chance to build your brand AND build traffic.
Sure, it’s gonna take a lot longer to leave thoughtful and valuable comments but in the long run these comments will rock your world!
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