6 Crazy Awesome Commenting Tips To Increase Traffic

by Alex on September 15, 2010 · 86 comments

blog commenting tips

I have noticed a lot of focus recently on blog commenting, and the tricks, techniques and what have you of the whole process, and it’s not surprising really. Blog commenting is after all, probably the most effective way to build your online presence, especially when you are just starting out in the blogosphere and don’t have ten grand to spend on PPC.

A lot of the focus has been on how to get more comments to your blog, in fact just recently Hector Cuevas published a great post on that very subject here at TechnShare titled ‘4 Ultra Simple Ways to get more comments on your blog’ and I strongly recommend you have a read if you have not already done so, but today I want to focus on commenting on other blogs, and some of the tricks I have picked up that have helped drive considerable traffic to my blog. Keep in mind that adding valuable and insightful comments is not one of the tips, it is a given that you do this for all your comments anyway.

1: Register your blog with CommentLuv.

Once your blog is registered you get a dropdown arrow next to commentluv when you comment. Choose the most applicable post to the one you are commenting on and increase the likelihood of clickthroughs.

The other advantage to this is that you can mix and match the ‘Luv’ when you comment more than once on a blog. ( I stole this tip from Karl Foxley at FMSSEO.com – check out the full post here to learn EXACTLY how to utilise this awesome feature.)

2:Utilise the power of Google – without doing SEO.

Use Google to search for the exact same term that any one of your last ten posts was about (relevance is key!) and then go and comment on the blog post that is ranked on page one. If that blog owner has a well placed post for a popular phrase, then your valuable comment is going to get a lot more exposure than it would have if you had stuck to the ‘usual suspects’ in your blog commenting line-up

3: Make a list of at least 50 good quality do-follow blogs in your niche

and make a conscious effort to comment on them regularly. The higher the authority and the more relevant the niche – the  better the backlink. Over time this WILL make a HUGE difference to your own sites ranking for a gamut of key phrases.

You are going to go on a commenting spree anyway, so if you’re about to go out and build relationships, you may as well build quality backlinks too right?

*Only the first 50 links on a page carry any weight with Google, so make sure you are one of the first 40 or so people to comment.

Not sure how to find the best do-follow blogs? Click here to go to Google’s custom Do-Follow blog search engine. (you can also add this custom search engine to your iGoogle homepage.)

4: Reference a helpful and relevant post that is NOT YOURS

It’s one thing getting a trackback from a post that references one of our posts, but to receive one from  a comment thread is different – and certainly gets noticed. On the flip side to this – adding a valuable and relevant resource to an already insightful comment is one sure fire way to make your comment stand out and increase the interest people might have in what you have to say.

Adding relevant links to high authority resources is a great way to share information, but did you know that it is also good for Search Engine Optimisation? Outbound links to authority sites hold a lot more weight with Google than you might think, so get into the habit of doing it in your own blog posts and help a fellow blogger out by doing it in their comments thread too.

5: Put your name @youkeywordwithoutspaces

I would encourage you to install the Keyword Luv Plug-in (available Here) because it encourages comments (and spam – granted) but even if the blog you are commenting on does not have it installed I have noticed that you can still use the @your keywords rule anyway, just without spaces.

If you put your name @your keyword then it hyperlinks the first word after the @ symbol. Make that first word your entire key phrase ( I sometimes go with @keywordresearchtips or @nichesitemarketing) and it will underline and hyperlink the entire word, thus creating a keyword rich hyperlink.

Now I am not 100% sure how this is going to work because my knowledge of how Google works(messes ?) with Keywords contradicts itself, in that if you type a word without spaces, Google figures this out and puts them in for you, yet there are keywords you can compete for which are actually two words without a space – so I am not even going there. I think the point is mute though, because it is certainly not doing any harm.

6: Ask a question and continue the conversation

If you have read any decent post on blog commenting then you would know how important it is to ‘continue the conversation’. By that I mean you need to click through to the commentators site and make a comment on their post, if anything – just to say ‘Hi’ and cement that relationship. But encouraging this in the reverse can be a very powerful way of getting noticed and engaging the author. Asking specific questions of the post also gives the author another avenue to provide even more value to the readers through the comments thread, or it may even be the start of a whole new post, and who knows –perhaps you will get a link for being the one who asked the question in the first place.

I find that just being engaging and bringing your personality to the table is sometimes enough to pique curiosity and get people clicking through to my site, but otherwise I try to employ at least some of these strategies on my commenting sprees.

  • What strategies do you find most effective?
  • Any commenting tips you want to share that help your click through rate?

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RosaleenRosy December 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

Hey Alex Whalley,
Great post Alex.
Blog commenting is a very effective way of building a relationship in the blogosphere and it is of utmost importance especially if you are just starting out.
I am using the comment luv site blogs. increasing the more traffic of my site in early.

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Henry Cooper Sr January 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Great post Alex, very good advice in getting more free traffic to our websites.

Search Engine Optimization February 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Very crucial tips to increase traffic.Blog commenting done in right way not only increases traffic but also helps in building a great network among the bloggers. This may result in generating leads for businesses also.

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James - Intrahost February 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

A very resourceful article Alex.

Deepak March 10, 2011 at 7:19 pm

These tips are great. I have been a working on to increase traffic on my web but still I am not been able to achive this article has shown me the correct way to do it.

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Victoria April 11, 2011 at 2:33 am

I have a question about the google dofollow blog search engine. I have the SEO Book tool bar installed which as you know highlights any nofollow links. When I use the google dofollow blog search engine and go to the selected blogs the links in the comments are all nofollow. Am I missing something or am I doing something wrong? I was so thrilled to see your post with a way to find dofollow blogs that would save me a ton of time (it is such a challenge to find dofollow blogs.) So, I’m hoping that I missed something and this is still a viable way to find those needles in a hay stack.
Thanks for the wealth of information!

Niss April 27, 2011 at 6:27 am

Hi Alex,
Thanks for your amazing tips. My dictionary have no word to explain to your tips.


jenny wills June 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Thanks Alex,
its such useful blog. its learned some good lesson which i never forget.

Harry Sehgal June 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

The Last Point was very important and stands out.
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Amrish Singh July 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

Commenting on other blog is the best way to get connect with other blog of your niche . It is also a way to drive traffic to site

Susie August 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

I think of all the tips here, the first one is the worst. It is never easy to stay at home and make money online. Thankfully, I’ve got my mind on the right track to ensure that I continue to work hard and make my business a success.

Arun San October 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

Hi Alex, This is a very informative post. Blog commenting can help bring in a lot of traffic. It will one of the greatest motivators when one starts blogging.
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Rob Sevilla October 23, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Thanks for sharing these tips. I’ve been doing more blog commenting lately to increase my backlinks.
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Sarah October 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

If you look for blogs that have this plugin they are almost always dofollow. They let you comment and also place a link to your latest post on your blog. The following search string will find a keyword in the title of a post and find you blogs enable with commentluv. So for example if I wanted to search for blogs that had the keywords “dofollow commenting” in the title I would put the following:

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Michael November 28, 2011 at 2:22 am

This is a very great information and guidelines in creating a blog comments. Most blog comments today will be examined first by an author and if fount not related to the post will be disapproved. So this post really helps a lot on how to be approved by the site owner.

James December 10, 2011 at 2:57 am

My niche, bankruptcy attorneys, is a problem. Very few of us write our own content. No one seems to have anything creative to say on the topic of bankruptcy. Perhaps this is a good chance for me to write good content and get attention through informative writing.

jerry May 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

Thi sis nice post, all points a really good, i have a casino site in India, it is getting very good traffic because of blog commenting, I will bookmark it, keep posting.

aris September 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

very nice topics. i have review about kids toys. i hope with your tips there will good traffic to my site. keep posting dude

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