15 Ways To Get Your Blog Comments Noticed

Sep 18, 2009   //   by Gloson   //   blogging, SEO Blog  //  118 Comments

This is a guest post by Gloson. Gloson is a talented 11 year old blogger from Malaysia. He also has written a poetry book, and is officially the youngest published poet in Malaysia. Be sure to follow him on Twitter!

Commenting on blogs is a great way to get yourself (and your blog noticed). If you type in your site address in the comment form, you will get a little link on your name in the comment.

If your comments are noticed, chances are some people might click into your website and you’ll get some traffic.

But now popular blogs receive about 50 – 100 comments on each post. And people usually miss most of them.

Here are 15 ways to get your blog comments stand out from the crowd and catch the attention of people.

1. Write longer comments if the rest are short ones

If most of the comments happen to be short ones, then write long comments to make yourself stand out. Don’t forget to format it though, for no one likes reading long comments.

2. Write shorter comments if the rest are long ones

Do exactly the opposite if the rest are long ones. Of course, don’t write two word comments or that will backfire.

3. Be one of the early birds

People usually pay attention to the first comments. So if you are on a post of a very popular blog and nobody has commented on it yet, go!

But before you do that…

Make sure you are leaving a useful comment, and not two-word comments. So being the 10th commentator with a useful comment is better than being the 1st with a two-word one.

But note that doing this too many times on the same blog can be annoying.

4. Use formatting to dress up your comment

If you are not familiar with HTML,

a = <strong>a</strong>

b = <em>b</em>

c = <u>c</u>

Formatting a comment is as easy as a b c ;-) . People like to read tidy and formatted comments, and that should stand out from the crowd, if there are not many formatted comments.

For example (My comment on 15 Ways Of Getting (Free) Traffic For Your Blog),

<strong>Twitter</strong> – I once got about 200 visits from twitter because of my follower’s retweets (Thanks tweeps! I appreciate it!). Just be careful not to tweet your blog post too many times in a day, or not that would be quite annoying.

<strong>Facebook</strong> – Not much traffic from here because I’ve not much friends yet.

<strong>Guest Posting</strong> – I got about 300 visits when I first guest posted. I should do more guest posting LOL.

<strong>Blog commenting</strong> – Yes, this has brought me some traffic :) Especially if you are the first to comment on a post on a popular blog.

5. Bold words that draw attention

Let’s say you disagree on a blog post. You could bold the words, “I disagree,” then people will be curious on why you disagree and read your comment.

Or if you have something to add, bold, “I have something to add.

6. Ask a thoughtful question

This may prompt the author of the post to write another article answering your question. He would probably put up your comment on the blog post.

Questions tend to generate replies from other commentators, too.

7. Give a thoughtful answer to a ‘question’ blog post

Sometimes bloggers write ‘question’ blog posts to ask the opinions from their readers about a certain topic. In my experience, most of them put up the most thoughtful comment answers in their next blog post.

8. Make constructive criticism

If you realize that the post has got something wrong or you just don’t agree with the post, make an “I disagree” comment.

Remember, constructive criticism are not insults. They are advice.

Please don’t, again, make short comments. Explain why the thing is wrong and explain how to correct it.

9. Reply to the first comment

If the popular blog allows threaded comments, cool! Reply to the first comment. Your comment will be just below that comment (unless someone else replied). Of course, please make it relevant to the first comment to make it a reply.

10. Comment on a less popular blog

If you comment on a less popular blog, there are more chances of you getting noticed because most popular blogs have a hundred comments on each post. And people, of course, don’t read every single one of them.

And even if no one reads your comments on a 1 week old blog, the blogger whom you gave a comment would be encouraged ;-) .

11. Add another point to the post

Let’s say you are commenting on a post on 15 ways to get your blog comments noticed. Then you’ve thought of another way to do it. The author will probably see it and add your point to the post.

If not, at least other people will benefit from it.

12. Use Gravatars

Gravatars are the avatars (pictures) of the commentators. Though, not every blog supports it, so you don’t see them on some blogs.

To get one, go to www.gravatar.com and register. Now whenever you comment on a blog, gravatar will detect your email address and assign the gravatar you’ve chosen (I recommend a photo of yourself).

Gravatars help to increase your personality and build your brand around blog comments.

Gravatars also help your friends or fans recognize you in the comments by looking at your gravatar –

(e.g. *Scrolling..scrolling..scroollling. Oh look! John Chow commented on my friend’s blog!*)

13. Comment more often

If you comment more often on the same blog, loyal readers of the blog would probably say,

“Hmmm… This guy gives lots of good comments here. Gonna check him out.”

Or if you comment on a lot of blogs, they’ll say,

“I frequently see this guy around in the comments. Gonna check him out".”

Commenting frequently also helps to build brand.

14. Become famous

If you are really famous, your comments are so going to get noticed.

So one day, a famous blogger…uhh… let’s say Darren Rowse commented on a popular blog post. His comment is going to get attention and many are going to reply to his comment.

But please, don’t impersonate celebrities, for it will be easy to detect.

15. Engage in comment discussion

That is, to reply to other comments on your and other blogs. But leave helpful ones instead of pointless ones.

Engaging in comment discussion will get you noticed especially by the people who subscribed to the post’s comments.

Criteria that your comments are getting noticed

Your comments receive replies

Some people like to engage in comments discussion, and they like to reply to certain comments. If your comment gets replied a lot, you are getting noticed.

Your comments get blogged

Some bloggers are interested about your comments and they blog about it, probably because they are useful, motivating, touching, thought-provoking, making a difference, or such.

You receive lots of visitors to your site from your comments

People might wonder what your site is about if your comment is interesting. So they click into your site to see what you write about. Or some people just tend to click the first comments. Check this post out – The Power of a Comment.

But Wait!!! Before you make any comments…

As I said, leaving Short and Pointless comments is Annoying and Meaningless and will bring down your brand.

Askiment, the spam-filtering plugin that most bloggers use, may mark you as spam and your future comments might go straight into the spam section.

So, please, please don’t leave short and spammy comments simply for the sake of promoting your brand. It does the opposite, actually.

Be sure to read this post, too ;-) –>

10 Ways to Hurt Your Blog’s Brand by Commenting on Other Blogs

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So, there you go! 15 ways to get your blog comments noticed! Do you know of another way to do so?

Leave your answers in the comments. And I’ll, of course, put up your answer here if I like it. ;-) See what I’m doing here? Hehe…

More tips from commentators below

Napoleon @P0_P0

Here’s #16 (possibly) Make sure you include a URI so readers can see your site, or twitter page.

Chris

I’m surprised you didn’t mention Comment Luv!

It’s a pretty nifty plugin for WordPress blogs that lets you include a link to one of your blog posts in your comment!

Your article certainly does cover the basics though.. and often times even experienced pros need to be reminded of the basics :).

Ann Smarty

Good humor is one of the best ways to get noticed… as well as trolling – but you know that better :)

Lorenz

Very insightful post, young man! May I suggest adding:

Commenting on the responses of those people that commented. If your response is interesting enough it will get you noticed.

Also, if the comment platform allows it, leaving an unusual comment, e.g. add a funny picture, create a video response, etc.

Always create an account when using social commenting services like Disqus’.

Thank you for your post. It provided a very good overview.

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  • Gloson
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    Hi there! I would really like to thank Gerald for letting me guest post on this wonderful blog. I really appreciate that! ;-)
    .-= Gloson´s last blog ..I’m Officially the Youngest Published Poet in Malaysia =-.

  • Gloson
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    Hi there! I would really like to thank Gerald for letting me guest post on this wonderful blog. I really appreciate that! ;-)
    .-= Gloson´s last blog ..I’m Officially the Youngest Published Poet in Malaysia =-.

  • Mark Montoya says:

    What can one comment upon when you've covered everything so eloquently above? Nice work!

  • Mark Montoya says:

    What can one comment upon when you’ve covered everything so eloquently above? Nice work!

  • Napoleon says:

    Here's #16 (possibly) Make sure you include a URI so readers can see your site, or twitter page

  • Napoleon says:

    Here’s #16 (possibly) Make sure you include a URI so readers can see your site, or twitter page

  • You make some really good points. I especially agree with #12 – A gravatar is necessary.

  • You make some really good points. I especially agree with #12 – A gravatar is necessary.

  • Wow this is an excellent guide. And you also write better than most adults lol. Congratulations on an outstanding post :)
    .-= Melanie Nathan´s last blog ..The Reciprocity Method Guest Post =-.

  • Wow this is an excellent guide. And you also write better than most adults lol. Congratulations on an outstanding post :)
    .-= Melanie Nathan´s last blog ..The Reciprocity Method Guest Post =-.

  • Lloydi says:

    Thanks man for sharing this. I get some comments that are too spammy everyday.

    I got a question to you. What if you will agree to the comment? what are you going to do? Example:

    I really agree with this.

    It looks spammy but sometimes it is good answer.
    .-= Lloydi´s last blog ..Google Duplicate Sites Analysis (GDSA) =-.

  • Lloydi says:

    Thanks man for sharing this. I get some comments that are too spammy everyday.

    I got a question to you. What if you will agree to the comment? what are you going to do? Example:

    I really agree with this.

    It looks spammy but sometimes it is good answer.
    .-= Lloydi´s last blog ..Google Duplicate Sites Analysis (GDSA) =-.

  • Chris says:

    I'm surprised you didn't mention Comment Luv!

    It's a pretty nifty plugin for WordPress blogs that lets you include a link to one of your blog posts in your comment!

    Your article certainly does cover the basics though.. and often times even experienced pros need to be reminded of the basics :)
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Integrate wordpress Blog In Joomla Website =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Well, adding Comment Luv is a tip to get benefited if you get noticed. Though, it will help you get noticed if there are not many comment luv commentators.

      I agree that pros need to be reminded of the basics. Sometimes we become so pro that we forget it. LOL

  • Chris says:

    I'm surprised you didn't mention Comment Luv!

    It's a pretty nifty plugin for WordPress blogs that lets you include a link to one of your blog posts in your comment!

    Your article certainly does cover the basics though.. and often times even experienced pros need to be reminded of the basics :)
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Integrate wordpress Blog In Joomla Website =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Well, adding Comment Luv is a tip to get benefited if you get noticed. Though, it will help you get noticed if there are not many comment luv commentators.

      I agree that pros need to be reminded of the basics. Sometimes we become so pro that we forget it. LOL

  • Lyle says:

    Gloson, thanks for your post. You are a great writer. I am still learning how to use formatting. Also Thanks for the Gravatar hint.
    .-= Lyle´s last blog ..Avidemux Video Editor =-.

  • Lyle says:

    Gloson, thanks for your post. You are a great writer. I am still learning how to use formatting. Also Thanks for the Gravatar hint.
    .-= Lyle´s last blog ..Avidemux Video Editor =-.

  • Carl says:

    Go Gloson !!!

    Gloson taught me all I know about blogging – hehe :)

  • Carl says:

    Go Gloson !!!

    Gloson taught me all I know about blogging – hehe :)

  • Robin Bal says:

    I know commenting is a great way to let others know about your blog. My only challenge is I work full time and it can be difficult to find the time.
    .-= Robin Bal´s last blog ..How To Stimulate Consumer Spending And Jumpstart The Economy =-.

  • Robin Bal says:

    I know commenting is a great way to let others know about your blog. My only challenge is I work full time and it can be difficult to find the time.
    .-= Robin Bal´s last blog ..How To Stimulate Consumer Spending And Jumpstart The Economy =-.

  • Stephen says:

    I am partially agree to #10. I tend to comment on popular blogs but I try to be the first to comment on a blogpost. If you can manage to be in first 10 commentors, chances of getting your comment noticed are higher. Moreover popular blogs publish many blogpost on a daily basis and their publishing frequency remains consistent, so you can judge when their will be a new blogpost. Just my 2 cents.

    Sorry! If I am wrong. :)

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Stephen.

      Yes, I agree that being the first ten commentators on a popular blog post will get you noticed, but it is hard once you are in the middle of the long page of comments.

      Besides, commenting on a small blog would get the attention of the author and encourage him :-) .

  • Stephen says:

    I am partially agree to #10. I tend to comment on popular blogs but I try to be the first to comment on a blogpost. If you can manage to be in first 10 commentors, chances of getting your comment noticed are higher. Moreover popular blogs publish many blogpost on a daily basis and their publishing frequency remains consistent, so you can judge when their will be a new blogpost. Just my 2 cents.

    Sorry! If I am wrong. :)

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Stephen.

      Yes, I agree that being the first ten commentators on a popular blog post will get you noticed, but it is hard once you are in the middle of the long page of comments.

      Besides, commenting on a small blog would get the attention of the author and encourage him :-) .

  • Those are some really insightful points you’ve covered, I still can’t get over the fact that you’re just 11 years old! You’ve written this post like a pro! And it’s great to see you replying to most people who comment out here, you seem to be following all your points to the T. Excellent work Gloson!
    .-= Social Maximizer´s last blog ..10 Bizarre Facts You Ought to Know about FaceBook =-.

  • Those are some really insightful points you've covered, I still can't get over the fact that you're just 11 years old! You've written this post like a pro! And it's great to see you replying to most people who comment out here, you seem to be following all your points to the T. Excellent work Gloson!
    .-= Social Maximizer´s last blog ..10 Bizarre Facts You Ought to Know about FaceBook =-.

  • Tom Minter says:

    I agree… lol.

    Those really are excellent tips, Gloson. We'll be using them on the Socks for Happy People blog for sure!

    Thank you!
    .-= Tom Minter´s last blog ..We’ve been invaded! =-.

  • Tom Minter says:

    I agree… lol.

    Those really are excellent tips, Gloson. We’ll be using them on the Socks for Happy People blog for sure!

    Thank you!
    .-= Tom Minter´s last blog ..We’ve been invaded! =-.

  • I agree with all you points but the last one. While taking part in comment discussions might be effective, it is by no means efficient.

    The time spend on the discussion could be used to comment on a couple of other blogs. That would lead to more people reading your comments (5 comments on 1 article on 1 blog vs. 5 different articles on 5 different blogs with 1 comment each), and thus be a better use of your time.
    .-= Malte Landwehr´s last blog ..Obama der mediale Aufklärer =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
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      Well, good point. I added engaging in conversations to the post because if you comment on different blogs, chances of you getting noticed are less. But if you comment on one article a lot of times, people would see you more than once.

    • Gerald Weber
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      I think the point is if you engage people instead of just commenting and moving on, you are more likely to truly connect with others. Which is the name of the game really. Sometimes this might require commenting better on fewer blogs instead of going with the numbers game philosophy. Just my 2 cent. :-)

  • I agree with all you points but the last one. While taking part in comment discussions might be effective, it is by no means efficient.

    The time spend on the discussion could be used to comment on a couple of other blogs. That would lead to more people reading your comments (5 comments on 1 article on 1 blog vs. 5 different articles on 5 different blogs with 1 comment each), and thus be a better use of your time.
    .-= Malte Landwehr´s last blog ..Obama der mediale Aufklärer =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Well, good point. I added engaging in conversations to the post because if you comment on different blogs, chances of you getting noticed are less. But if you comment on one article a lot of times, people would see you more than once.

    • Gerald Weber
      Twitter:
      says:

      I think the point is if you engage people instead of just commenting and moving on, you are more likely to truly connect with others. Which is the name of the game really. Sometimes this might require commenting better on fewer blogs instead of going with the numbers game philosophy. Just my 2 cent. :-)

  • Ann Smarty
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    Good humor is one of the best ways to get noticed… as well as trolling – but you know that better :)

    .-= Ann Smarty´s last blog ..How to Ghost-Google: Searching Google without Google to Know about You =-.

  • Ann Smarty
    Twitter:
    says:

    Good humor is one of the best ways to get noticed… as well as trolling – but you know that better :)

    .-= Ann Smarty´s last blog ..How to Ghost-Google: Searching Google without Google to Know about You =-.

  • Hey Glosan A great read and pretty much you have covered every thing which is required here. Kudos to you mate. I'm keeping my Comment short since there are many long comments @above ;)
    .-= Harsh Agrawal´s last blog ..By: Sean Trask =-.

  • Hey Glosan A great read and pretty much you have covered every thing which is required here. Kudos to you mate. I'm keeping my Comment short since there are many long comments @above ;)
    .-= Harsh Agrawal´s last blog ..By: Sean Trask =-.

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  • Gloson — What a well written post here, all solid points that most bloggers may know but don't always follow. I will make sure to check out your blog.

    **And I hope that my 10-year-old is motivated and talented as you are by next year:)
    .-= Karen McAllister´s last blog ..Your cute baby photos: Funny little monkey face =-.

  • Gloson — What a well written post here, all solid points that most bloggers may know but don't always follow. I will make sure to check out your blog.

    **And I hope that my 10-year-old is motivated and talented as you are by next year:)
    .-= Karen McAllister´s last blog ..Your cute baby photos: Funny little monkey face =-.

  • Heidi Cool says:

    Great article Gloson! Following your advice in Step 11. I’ll add a point or two. If I’ve previously written a blog post that pertains to the article, I’ll also include a link to that within my comment. For example a few years ago I wrote, Enhance your reputation and increase traffic by joining discussions on other blogs, which covers similar material (though not in as much detail) and also discusses ways to select blogs worth commenting on.

    I’m going to share the blog entry over social media, I like to make my comment first then share the link on Twitter, Facebook or wherever. This way I can share the link with my followers but also provide more information (via the comment) as to why it was important. And since they already know me, they may be more likely to read the comment when they click through to the article.

    Keep up the great work, I see a long and successful writing career in your future!
    .-= Heidi Cool´s last blog ..SEO and reality: ranking first for ’subaqueous auto racing’ is only impressive if people actually search on that phrase =-.

  • Heidi Cool says:

    Great article Gloson! Following your advice in Step 11. I'll add a point or two. If I've previously written a blog post that pertains to the article, I'll also include a link to that within my comment. For example a few years ago I wrote, Enhance your reputation and increase traffic by joining discussions on other blogs, which covers similar material (though not in as much detail) and also discusses ways to select blogs worth commenting on.

    I'm going to share the blog entry over social media, I like to make my comment first then share the link on Twitter, Facebook or wherever. This way I can share the link with my followers but also provide more information (via the comment) as to why it was important. And since they already know me, they may be more likely to read the comment when they click through to the article.

    Keep up the great work, I see a long and successful writing career in your future!
    .-= Heidi Cool´s last blog ..SEO and reality: ranking first for ’subaqueous auto racing’ is only impressive if people actually search on that phrase =-.

  • Some of us are just so pleased to get comments we notice them all…

    :)

    So when are you going to write a guest post for me, Gloson? (And aren't you twelve YET?)
    .-= Holly Jahangiri´s last blog ..11 Ways to Get 6 Billion – Well, OK, More Twitter Followers Than You Have Now =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Haha… well, next time if I happen to be writing a post about writing, I’ll definitely guest post it on your blog! :-)

      And I am still 11. Will turn 12 on January 3rd 2010.

  • Some of us are just so pleased to get comments we notice them all…

    :)

    So when are you going to write a guest post for me, Gloson? (And aren’t you twelve YET?)
    .-= Holly Jahangiri´s last blog ..11 Ways to Get 6 Billion – Well, OK, More Twitter Followers Than You Have Now =-.

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Haha… well, next time if I happen to be writing a post about writing, I'll definitely guest post it on your blog! :-)

      And I am still 11. Will turn 12 on January 3rd 2010.

  • Noah says:

    I have something to add. Ok, so I don’t really, but I wanted to look cool trying out #5 on his list. ;)

    Seriously, though, I’ve been to Gloson’s blog a few times, and the guy is smart. First time I found myself reading one of his posts I didn’t realize he was only 11. Wish I had been that smart at 11…
    .-= Noah´s last blog ..Effective Marketing Requires Simple Communications =-.

  • Noah says:

    I have something to add. Ok, so I don't really, but I wanted to look cool trying out #5 on his list. ;)

    Seriously, though, I've been to Gloson's blog a few times, and the guy is smart. First time I found myself reading one of his posts I didn't realize he was only 11. Wish I had been that smart at 11…
    .-= Noah´s last blog ..Effective Marketing Requires Simple Communications =-.

  • shaunjudy says:

    These are some great ways of getting your comments noticed. I think it is key to ensure that you know what the post is about before commenting, If not you will look like a total butt.
    .-= shaunjudy´s last blog ..5 Blogging Tips Every Blogger Should Know =-.

  • shaunjudy says:

    These are some great ways of getting your comments noticed. I think it is key to ensure that you know what the post is about before commenting, If not you will look like a total butt.
    .-= shaunjudy´s last blog ..5 Blogging Tips Every Blogger Should Know =-.

  • Lorenz says:

    Very insightful post, young man! May I suggest adding:

    Commenting on the responses of those people that commented. If your response is interesting enough it will get you noticed.

    Also, if the comment platform allows it, leaving an unusual comment, e.g. add a funny picture, create a video response, etc.

    Always create an account when using social commenting services like Disqus'.

    Thank you for your post. If provided a very good overview.
    .-= Lorenz´s last blog ..5 deadly search engine mistakes =-.

  • Lorenz says:

    Very insightful post, young man! May I suggest adding:

    Commenting on the responses of those people that commented. If your response is interesting enough it will get you noticed.

    Also, if the comment platform allows it, leaving an unusual comment, e.g. add a funny picture, create a video response, etc.

    Always create an account when using social commenting services like Disqus'.

    Thank you for your post. If provided a very good overview.
    .-= Lorenz´s last blog ..5 deadly search engine mistakes =-.

  • Kelsey says:

    Great article! Now I feel under all this pressure to come up with the perfect comment to this article. :) I found this on Sphinn, and I'm glad I did! I'll definitely be bookmarking it for future reference.
    .-= Kelsey´s last blog ..Adding and Embedding HTML to Facebook Pages =-.

  • Kelsey says:

    Great article! Now I feel under all this pressure to come up with the perfect comment to this article. :) I found this on Sphinn, and I’m glad I did! I’ll definitely be bookmarking it for future reference.
    .-= Kelsey´s last blog ..Adding and Embedding HTML to Facebook Pages =-.

  • Tag44 says:

    Thanks for the post and for sharing the resourceful tips on how to comment on different blogs.

  • Tag44 says:

    Thanks for the post and for sharing the resourceful tips on how to comment on different blogs.

  • David Leonhardt
    Twitter:
    says:

    I am obviously way to late to become an early bird, but given the nature of this post, I just have to comment. Perhaps I can become famous?
    .-= David Leonhardt´s last blog ..Look who follows NoFollow links! =-.

  • David Leonhardt
    Twitter:
    says:

    I am obviously way to late to become an early bird, but given the nature of this post, I just have to comment. Perhaps I can become famous?
    .-= David Leonhardt´s last blog ..Look who follows NoFollow links! =-.

  • John McTigue says:

    Actually reading the blog should help a lot with comments. Many people just throw down a "thank you" and move on. Not helpful. Disagreeing is cool, but I don't care whether or not you disagree unless you tell me why and back up your position. Your opinion (or mine) are worthless without some reasoned arguments and (hopefully) facts.

  • John McTigue says:

    Actually reading the blog should help a lot with comments. Many people just throw down a “thank you” and move on. Not helpful. Disagreeing is cool, but I don’t care whether or not you disagree unless you tell me why and back up your position. Your opinion (or mine) are worthless without some reasoned arguments and (hopefully) facts.

  • Steven Lewis says:

    Great post, especially the information about commenting more often on a lot of different blogs, BUT…. what about those pesky 'no-follow' links? I have an SEO plugin installed in my browser and my computer will show me the blogs that have the no-follows. As a matter of fact, YOUR BLOG is coded to NOT FOLLOW the links in your comments. So how is commenting on your blog and others like it, really helping anyone out if the search engines won't follow those links?

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Well, in truth, I reward my top commentators with dofollow links to their sites on my blog.

      But anyway, the main purpose of commenting here is not for SEO benefits, but rather for building your brand on the web and driving direct traffic. ;-)
      .-= Gloson´s last blog ..10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter =-.

    • Lorenz says:

      I think Gloson's approach is the more correct one: DOFOLLOW links in comments often inspire others to leave meaningless comments.

      So this blog and Gloson's blog initially

      give comments NOFOLLOW links. When they like a comment, they move it up, give it prominence and reward it with a DOFOLLOW link.

      This gives incentives to contributors to say something meaningful in their posts. It further allows the author to feature relevant comments by moving them up, and subsequently spares the reader from having to work through a plethora of senseless comments like 'great stuff, dude', because the good ones are all on top.

      It also makes sense from an SEO standpoint. You don't want you page to link to irrelevant pages. Nor do you want to reward some for spamming your comments. (I'm not saying every 'Awesome article' type comment is spam.) And from experience I can say that adding 'NOFOLLOW' to comment links dramatically reduces spam.

      In Conclusion:

      I am pro Gloson's and Sem-group.net's approach: reward good comments with a DOFOLLOW and move them up for the benefit of the reader. It reduces noise and gives proper incentives. I hope it catches on and I intend to start doing it myself.
      .-= Lorenz´s last blog ..12 surefire ways to market your start-up locally =-.

  • Steven Lewis says:

    Great post, especially the information about commenting more often on a lot of different blogs, BUT…. what about those pesky ‘no-follow’ links? I have an SEO plugin installed in my browser and my computer will show me the blogs that have the no-follows. As a matter of fact, YOUR BLOG is coded to NOT FOLLOW the links in your comments. So how is commenting on your blog and others like it, really helping anyone out if the search engines won’t follow those links?

    • Gloson
      Twitter:
      says:

      Well, in truth, I reward my top commentators with dofollow links to their sites on my blog.

      But anyway, the main purpose of commenting here is not for SEO benefits, but rather for building your brand on the web and driving direct traffic. ;-)
      .-= Gloson´s last blog ..10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter =-.

    • Lorenz says:

      I think Gloson’s approach is the more correct one: DOFOLLOW links in comments often inspire others to leave meaningless comments.

      So this blog and Gloson’s blog initially
      give comments NOFOLLOW links. When they like a comment, they move it up, give it prominence and reward it with a DOFOLLOW link.

      This gives incentives to contributors to say something meaningful in their posts. It further allows the author to feature relevant comments by moving them up, and subsequently spares the reader from having to work through a plethora of senseless comments like ‘great stuff, dude’, because the good ones are all on top.

      It also makes sense from an SEO standpoint. You don’t want you page to link to irrelevant pages. Nor do you want to reward some for spamming your comments. (I’m not saying every ‘Awesome article’ type comment is spam.) And from experience I can say that adding ‘NOFOLLOW’ to comment links dramatically reduces spam.

      In Conclusion:
      I am pro Gloson’s and Sem-group.net’s approach: reward good comments with a DOFOLLOW and move them up for the benefit of the reader. It reduces noise and gives proper incentives. I hope it catches on and I intend to start doing it myself.
      .-= Lorenz´s last blog ..12 surefire ways to market your start-up locally =-.

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  • wniizzati says:

    i love this.. my comments notice by readers..

    thanks for sharing
    .-= wniizzati´s last blog ..wniizzati: http://is.gd/4JzX4 gives followers and you dont have to follow back =-.

  • wniizzati says:

    i love this.. my comments notice by readers..

    thanks for sharing
    .-= wniizzati´s last blog ..wniizzati: http://is.gd/4JzX4 gives followers and you dont have to follow back =-.

  • This is a fantastic primer on commenting!

    Until now I hadn't heard of you, Gloson, but now that I know about the 11-year old wunderkind, you will serve as my new example for how anyone of any age with writing skills can be successful in the world of blogs.
    .-= Joshua Dorkin @ BiggerPockets´s last blog ..WHY do YOU Invest in Real Estate? =-.

  • Joshua Dorkin says:

    This is a fantastic primer on commenting!

    Until now I hadn't heard of you, Gloson, but now that I know about the 11-year old wunderkind, you will serve as my new example for how anyone of any age with writing skills can be successful in the world of blogs.
    .-= Joshua Dorkin @ BiggerPockets´s last blog ..WHY do YOU Invest in Real Estate? =-.

  • Brenna says:

    The tips demostrated in this blog shows the way that I practice for basic SEO.

  • Brenna says:

    The tips demostrated in this blog shows the way that I practice for basic SEO.

  • idris says:

    Wonderful post Gloson. I totally agree with all the points and especially Point No. 8 Make constructive criticism. You have got a new reader and I am gonna check your blog very often. :-)

  • idris says:

    Wonderful post Gloson. I totally agree with all the points and especially Point No. 8 Make constructive criticism. You have got a new reader and I am gonna check your blog very often. :-)

  • diana says:

    Wow!!! What a great post. I wanted a clear understanding on the advantages of leaving blog comments and how it can drive blog traffic. I've learned a lot and I will use your tips. Thanks!
    .-= diana´s last blog ..The Perfect Hairstyle for Your Holiday Party =-.

  • diana says:

    Wow!!! What a great post. I wanted a clear understanding on the advantages of leaving blog comments and how it can drive blog traffic. I’ve learned a lot and I will use your tips. Thanks!
    .-= diana´s last blog ..The Perfect Hairstyle for Your Holiday Party =-.

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  • Oh great! I'll try.

    Thanks for sharing. ;D
    .-= Nikita Hengbok´s last blog ..Space Message – Ikaros & LightSail =-.

  • Oh great! I'll try.

    Thanks for sharing. ;D
    .-= Nikita Hengbok´s last blog ..Space Message – Ikaros & LightSail =-.

  • Gloson, nice article mate but let's face it, it does not matter how long a comment is as long as it contributes to a post/article, is that true? :)

  • Thank You!
    thanks for this one.

  • Hi Friend,
    Your Post is Perfectly Correct but I cant feel your 10th Point (Comment on a less popular blog) become Very Helpful, because such Site have No PR or Traffic