Blog Commenting And Social Interaction. Since the beginning of blogging, bloggers have encouraged dialogue with other bloggers. Blogger usually form a tightly knit community in which ideas are exchanged freely. When a person sets up a blog, usually, it is done so with the intention of sharing their ideas with the world. Feedback is always encouraged and promoted. Some bloggers even encourage commenting on their blogs by removing the no-follow attribute that many PHP scripts automatically put in place as a means to preserve and retain site reputation as far as search engines are concerned. In any case blogs with a high number of comments for articles that are posted generally have good traffic and this is something that should be noted.
Blog Commenting and Search Engine Optimization. As mentioned before, blog commenting can actually have a beneficial effects in terms of search engine optimization for a couple of reasons. First of all, if a blog can be found in which the no-follow attribute has been removed, comments that are published on that blog pass along their reputation, provided that the script is set up to link out. Additionally, any link that links out to your site is essentially an inroad to your site giving fellow browsers an easy and convenient way to click through to your site provided your comments are insightful and informative. In this case, blog commenting brings traffic through SEO and a form of social bookmarking.
Blog Commenting Services. As a general rule, blog commenting services are something to be avoided. The main reason is because the quality of the comments is usually very low. Nothing screams a lack of interest more than an individual who is commenting on a blog because they have to as their job. Usually, these comments are quite lack-luster and easy to pick out. They are usually very short and have poor grammar and punctuation. In the end, click-through rates for paid comments coming from these types of services damage your site’s credibility and can eventually harm it’s SERP ranking via monitored analytics.
Blog Commenting Software. Another thing that is to be avoided is blog commenting software. This type of software is spamming at it’s worst. Nothing says spam like a comment that is in no way shape or form related to the discussion at hand. A lack of relation to the context of the discussion is the key identifier of a comment placed by software. Many times, these types of ware attempt to match comments with keywords in the article they spam, but, again, they fail in these attempts and the comments are usually not published. Make no mistake, their time is limited and getting shorter in terms of their effectiveness.
Blog Commenting The Right Way. In all honesty, there is only one way to correctly use blog commenting as a means to drive traffic to your site and that is to find a handful of blogs, usually around five to ten that are closely related to your niche and that have an Alexa rank of twenty thousand of less, read the article that are posted on them and then make insightful comments that add value to the article and following discussion. Try to be the first person to read and comment on a new post whenever it is published as this is very similar to getting good search engine placement. To increase this techniques effectiveness further, sign up for the mailing list of the blog you would like to comment on so that you are notified whenever new posts are made.