Blog comments are a great way to get more backlinks and entice traffic to visit your website. It’s also a great way to become part of a community and do some networking. Many internet marketing joint venture and friend circle relationships come from posting on a common website together.
If you have a blog, you should consider making it a regular practice to visit blogs that are related to your niche. But, it’s not always easy to comment in a way that benefits you, without resulting in the blog owner deleting your comments due to excessive promotion.
Here are some tips to help you get blog comments approved more often..
Blog Comments – Be Selective
When blog commenting, be selective about the sorts of blogs you choose to comment on. Is the blog post interesting enough to write a useful and meaningful comment? Participating in the conversation is a key component to getting comments approved for many blog owners. Is the blog a site you’d like your site linked to from a reputation perspective? You don’t want to damage your site by linking to a spam site.
Soon after you try to submit a comment, you’ll start to see how receptive the blog owner is to comments and this can be a good sign of whether or not you’ll want to comment in the future.
Tip: If your comment gets published, consider subscribing to that blog in your RSS feed reader. It may be advantageous to become a regular commenter. By tracking your own website traffic as well, you’ll see where new visitors come from.
Previous Comments Approved? – Keep Commenting!
Regular commenters often bypass the spam filter at the blog owner’s discretion. Some blogs will approve all future posts after your initial post is published.
Not only is there this benefit but by posting blog comments regularly on a blog, you become known as an extended part of that community. If that blog’s regular commenters and visitors see you regularly, they too, could become readers of yours.
While it can be advantageous from a search engine optimisation perspective to have a keyword rich link from another site that points back to your site… however, if you use a keyword instead of your name in the comments section for linking and if you insert a bunch (or even one) obvious ‘No Follow’ link, the blog author is unlikely to let your comment through.
There are more subtle ways to promote yourself, such as blogs with the CommentLuv plugin enabled (this returns your last post at the bottom of your post when you link to a blog).
Link to a blog from your blog and the pingback may turn up. That blog owner may visit your blog to thank you and /or return the favour via blogroll link. Even though one-way links could be more valuable than a two-way link, a two-way link is more valuable than being caught in a spam filter or sent to the email rubbish bin!
By providing useful and relevant blog comments and by checking to see where you’re getting great results, you can get blog comments approved in greater quantity, which could bring in new readers and subscribers as well.