FAQs on Blog Comments and SEO

1. Is Commenting on Blogs Still Useful?

The short answer is yes, blog commenting is still effective but only when you do it right. One-liners or generic comments do not bring much traffic to your website. Comment added or missed concepts in the blog or ask fascinating queries.
But if your comment is valuable and helps the blog owner or the readers, you can generate traffic and income through blog commenting. It is essential to spend time framing your comment to be clear, concise, and informative.

2. Does Blog Commenting Help with SEO?

Yes, it does help with SEO. However, you cannot rely only on blog commenting to deliver the results. It is a time-consuming process and also an intensive one. Also, finding websites that accept blog commenting is a daunting task as not every website allows it.
As far as SEO is concerned, other strategies should be your primary focus. Use blog commenting as a means to increase your brand awareness and build your reputation organically. It would be best if you still used keywords in your comments but with care.

3. What Are the Benefits of Blog Commenting? Why Should I Comment on Blogs?

The following are some of the benefits of commenting on blogs-

  • You can establish the credibility of your brand
  • You can increase brand visibility
  • You can expand your network and form real-life relationships.It builds awareness and comes in handy in the future.
  • Blog commenting is a well-known link building strategy
  • You can increase the traffic to your website
  • You should comment on others' blogs to become a widespread and trusted name in the industry.

4. How Can I Write Effective Blog Comments?

For starters, you should stop using one-liner phrases and sentences. If it’s a topic you know about, you can add a valuable pointer in the comment and explain it in brief. Try to engage with the author or fellow commenters.
If you are not aware of the topic, you can ask a genuine question about it. Read a few comments by well-known SEO professionals to see how you should structure your comments on the blogs. You can also take the help of copywriters.

5. How Many Comments Should I Write on Other Blogs Every Day?

While there is no standard number, you should write around 4-7 valuable comments on others' blogs and forums. You can list relevant keywords for the topic and comment on blogs related to that topic. Being regular will help you become more noticeable and help in building the brand reputation faster. Remember that writing four good comments will give better results than writing 40 one-word or generic comments in a day.

6. How Many Blogs Should I Write per Week to Generate Comments?

As a blogger, you need to churn out new blogs to get regular traffic to the site. You should publish, atleast, three blogs per week to keep on top of the game with the competition.
These blogs will generate comments and keep the post alive. It helps with SEO as the search engines will notice your active posts and push them up the search results. Though there is no standard rule about the number of blogs you should post per week, start with 2/ week if you are a beginner.

7. Can You Give Me an Example of a Good Blog Comment? Is There a Pattern to Follow?

A good comment should be-

  • Polite (do not ask for proof to back up claims)
  • Shorter than the post (don’t let your comment be longer than the original post). Ask your questions or offer added information about the blog just as a comment asking Marie Haynes about recovering traffic during Covid.
  • Not a single word or line (these comments are practically useless)
  • Focused on the blog and not you (that post is not about you and your opinions)
  • Free of grammatical errors and typos (occasional slips are understood. Don’t make it a habit)

8. How Do I Get More Comments on My Blogs?

You can get more comments on your blogs through the following methods. Allow the audience to drop in their comments.

  • Be consistent with your posts. Have a schedule and stick to it as much as you can.
  • Use quality and relevant images with the blog. Pictures and gifs always get more attention.
  • Share it on social media platforms and other messaging apps.
  • Comment on others' blogs, and they usually tend to return the favor.

9. How Should I Improve My Blog If I Don’t Get Comments on It?

The first step is to see the visitor rate. If there is steady traffic on the website, it means people are reading but not commenting. You can ask a leading question to make readers leave a comment. Or change the tone to be more conversational and lighter with a touch of humor. You need to comment on other’s blogs if you want them to read yours. Let the blog appear friendly.

10. What Are NoFollow Links in Blog Comments? How Do These Links Affect My Link-Building Strategies?

A nofollow link is the one that stops the search engine crawls from visiting your site. If you think this affects your SEO, it doesn’t. It’s believed that Google expects a good to have a mix of dofollow and nofollow links.
Humans who read the comment can still open the link. That will bring you traffic. And nofollow links can increase the domain authority and page authority of the website. You will need to embed the comment to make it a nofollow one. These don’t affect your link building.

11. Is Blog Commenting Considered SEO Spamming by Google?

Your blog commenting is not generally considered spamming. However, Google will mark it as a black hat SEO technique if you do any of the following-

  • Leaving random comments on unrelated blogs
  • Stuffing keywords in the comment
  • Leaving the same comment on various blogs
  • Using a promotional tone
  • Being an aggressive marketer in the comments
  • Going on a commenting spree and leaving hundreds of vague/ valueless comments

12. Should I Allow Blog Comments or Not?

Allowing blog comments will bring more traffic and improve your reach. However, it also attracts many spammers and unwanted trolling (oh, we'll find trolls anywhere). It leads many people to turn off commenting as they cannot moderate every single comment. We suggest using a reliable moderating tool to track the comments and keep them turned on. You may have come across Disqus comment sections on several blog pages. This helps you moderate comments with several customizations.
Let people share their views. It's work but will help you in the long run.

13. Are There Any Auto-Approved Sites for Blog Commenting? Can I Use Them to Generate Backlinks?

Yes, there are auto-approved sites where you can leave as many comments as you want. But these are marked as link farms, and commenting on these sites can result in penalties (for getting backlinks from dubious websites). It is safer to stay away from such websites if you want your website to have a higher domain authority and not get flagged by Google. If your comment is valuable, other bloggers will approve them happily.

14. How to Deal with Bad Comments on My Blogs?

You first need to define what 'bad' means to you. Remember, dealing with negative comments is one of the marketing tactics that you should master to keep your brand image clean.
If it’s bad grammar, you can either ignore it or delete it. If the tone and intent sound wrong or hurtful, take time to think before you respond. You can politely ask the person to explain themselves or simply leave your website. If the trolling persists, you can block the person from commenting on your blogs. Don’t engage in a fight in the comments. Ever.

Relevant : Blog commenting Mistakes to avoid

15. Should I Use Emojis in My Blog Comments?

Yes, you can use emojis in your blog comments. However, you need to decide when, how, and which ones to use, depending on the type of post. An emoji not only attracts user’s attention but also makes bloggers believe you are not a bot and approve the blog comment.
If a technical post is written in a formal, almost essay-type style, it doesn't need emojis in the comments. But for a personal blog in an informal tone, you can use a couple of emojis. Don't overdo them. Add an emoji if you feel the users can misunderstand the tone. Did we answer your blog commenting questions? If you have any other queries you can get in touch with us to get expert answers for the same.

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Joseph Schneider

He has spent more than 12 Years in strategising and executing SEO campaigns. He is interested to writing Digital-marketing, PPC and Social Media Marketing related topics.