Who here is having success with blog commenting?

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Blog commenting is something I've felt can really work if it's done right. I remember when I first joined the forum people spoke highly of it and now they don't even mention it anymore.

I've seen that the old way of doing it doesn't work. This means spamming links to low quality blogs where approval is guaranteed. What does work is looking for high quality blogs and actually posting a thoughtful comment.

Getting such a comment approved on a high quality site works wonders for your website. It's hard work for sure and there are lots of times when a comment won't get approved, but the ones that do are gold.

My question is does anyone take blog commenting seriously anymore? Who is having success with it? I believe if done right it works better than article marketing. What do you think.
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    I have had huge success with blog commenting but I think of it as more of a networking tool than a traffic generation tool.

    Obviously spamming is 100% pointless and annoying. No, I set out to leave genuine helpful comments on articles in my niche regularly and really get to know the blogger who wrote the article, and allow them to get to know me. Eventually this escalates to email, guest posting, etc. Leveraging the hard work others used to build their audiences is one of the quickest ways to skyrocket your own growth.

    Not to mention the fact that it builds a community on your site, leading to higher engagement, more search engine traffic from all the conversations, and leads that are already ready to buy from you because already like and trust you.

    If you want to check out others who have made blog commenting part of the backbone of their businesses check out Donna Merrill, Adrienne Smith and Ryan Biddulph as well. I believe Donna and Ryan are members here on the Warrior Forum, so maybe they'll chime in.
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  • Profile picture of the author mirbaharbd
    Actually I use multiple ways to increase my site trafic & page rank. I use Forum posting, Relevant Blog commenting, Article submission. I use all of these. I can see its good result also. I think these all together works good. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author storejvz
    I also see that, it seems everyone is looking forward to it another purpose is to serve the SEO, not a forum for exchange again, we must seriously and properly exchanged very purpose web.
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  • Profile picture of the author hannahlist
    I've had decent success with it.

    It all depends on the niche-specificity and AUTHORITY LEVEL of the blogs you post on.

    You can't use a MASS COMMENTING strategy.

    That's just spamming.

    Rifle shots not shotgun blasts.

    Also, you need to post REALLY SUBSTANTIVE COMMENTS to gain traction.

    That's how it's done.

    Call people out.

    Engage them.

    In other words, ADD VALUE.

    Be a THOUGHT LEADER.
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  • Profile picture of the author tami9191
    High PA blog commenting is one of the challenging way to get links and very tough to get approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    I have actually been able to make money from doing something like this. What I did was that I built a website that was about fitness.

    It was an affiliate site and then what I would do to get traffic to this site was that I would comment on other blogs and on other forums and then I would comment under articles that were about fitness and such.

    The result was that I was able to make some sales and I had a website that use to bring me in about $10 to $20 dollars a day. I was a lot of work, but until this day that site still brings in sales and I hardly do any work to it. It does work, but your comments should be thought out and not just spamming all over the place.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyFanta
      Originally Posted by oppyeaunome View Post

      I have actually been able to make money from doing something like this. What I did was that I built a website that was about fitness.

      It was an affiliate site and then what I would do to get traffic to this site was that I would comment on other blogs and on other forums and then I would comment under articles that were about fitness and such.

      The result was that I was able to make some sales and I had a website that use to bring me in about $10 to $20 dollars a day. I was a lot of work, but until this day that site still brings in sales and I hardly do any work to it. It does work, but your comments should be thought out and not just spamming all over the place.
      You mentioned work there and I think that's the key point. You have to put plenty of work into it to become a key Authority on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I do blog commenting and alot of it shows up in the search engine results. I comment on:

    - Wordstream
    - Aweber's blog
    - Ezinearticles blog
    - Unbounce blog
    - Hubspot

    You should try it. It's worthwhile, and the traffic is of good quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I do blog commenting and alot of it shows up in the search engine results. I comment on:

      - Wordstream
      - Aweber's blog
      - Ezinearticles blog
      - Unbounce blog
      - Hubspot

      You should try it. It's worthwhile, and the traffic is of good quality.
      Thanks for the list. I used to do this a lot, but not so much any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    I get some nice targeted traffic from blog commenting, and it is something I outsource on a regular basis.

    Use this search phrase (or a variation of it with your own desired keywords) in G0ogle :

    Google search phrase example :

    "weight loss" "Powered by Facebook Comments" "2015" -"comments closed"

    Doing this, you will find lots of blogs, which have FB comments enabled to leave your own comments.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by tami9191 View Post

      High PA blog commenting is one of the challenging way to get links and very tough to get approved.
      I'm guessing that when you comment for links, it's often very obvious that that's what you are doing. And when a blogger senses that you just want to use his site as a link drop, you're right, it's very tough to get approved. Damn near impossible on any of my sites.

      On the other hand, if your comment shows that you actually read what you're commenting on and put some thought into it, it's much easier. On mine, even if you disagree with me about something, if you do it in a thoughtful, respectful way, you'll likely get approved. Controversy creates conversation, which creates engagement.

      Of course, if the site you want to link to is unacceptable, you could comment perfectly and still not get approved. Both readers and spiders object to linking to "bad neighborhoods."
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  • Profile picture of the author kimwillis
    James McAllister is right - blog commenting is primarily about networking. I'm a very recent convert to this way of doing business, and after finally 'getting it', I just wish I had started much sooner.

    Check out people like Adrienne Smith, Sue Ann Dunleavie, Ryan Biddulph, Matthew Woodward, Sherman Smith, Dan Ewah, Donna Merrill, Don Purdham and of course, James McAllister.

    Final point: this is not something you should outsource. It's a core activity, and in my book core activities should never be outsourced.
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  • Profile picture of the author sujit1717
    I am also having success. Becuase it not only create backlinks but also increases exposure and friendships amongst the bloggers. You can also build connections.

    Connections are so necessary in this world.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Yeah, it can be beneficial but not even close to what it was ( as far as Organic traffic) 7 years ago


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  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    I'm sorry OP but I don't see what is hard about reading a blog post then commenting about what you read? Unless you just want to post your link without doing any reading about the blog post.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Julio View Post

      I'm sorry OP but I don't see what is hard about reading a blog post then commenting about what you read? Unless you just want to post your link without doing any reading about the blog post.
      Well, I can say to do it right it definitely helps being creative and learning the craft of writing effectively !!


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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    I have 3 people in my staff who are actively leaving blog comments for all my money sites.

    There are 2 benefits:

    1. More links which are relevant - obviously
    2. A small increase in interested visitors which actually like the content you have on the site.

    Also, these links stay live forever so the traffic builds over time through a one-time effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I am also doing blog commenting and get some good result from it. It will increase my blog traffic and also help me to get some good blog readers. The important thing in blog commenting is that you have made a thoughtful comment to the blog post which will add some extra value to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    It's a great powerful source of traffic that converts extremely well. Key is to skim the article and provide engaging content... Great and one of the best for SEO purposes as well
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by pheonix44 View Post

    Blog commenting is something I've felt can really work if it's done right. I remember when I first joined the forum people spoke highly of it and now they don't even mention it anymore.

    I've seen that the old way of doing it doesn't work. This means spamming links to low quality blogs where approval is guaranteed. What does work is looking for high quality blogs and actually posting a thoughtful comment.

    Getting such a comment approved on a high quality site works wonders for your website. It's hard work for sure and there are lots of times when a comment won't get approved, but the ones that do are gold.

    My question is does anyone take blog commenting seriously anymore? Who is having success with it? I believe if done right it works better than article marketing. What do you think.
    IMO you can find some success with blog commenting, but I think it's more of an add-on than single source . I think you should also consider other ways in addition to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I also coment them but it dont work for me as are they deleted for spam and i get less trafic .maybe i dont do it right i dont know .Instead i prefer to coment on youtube videos
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    A few years ago, you could get away with useless blog comments and the blog owner would not care who posts. He or she wanted to get engagement but today, many bloggers will read your comments BEFORE they approve you. If you post a lot, there is a chance that many of them bloggers will not even approve your comments.

    Plus, I think it is a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    I have had success with blog commenting.

    I think it comes down to three things.

    First,

    Realizing that you need to be knowledgeable in your topic--so you can actually write a quality comment about it.

    Second, realizing that you need to actually take the time to really read the post, not just skim it.

    And third, for me, I try to take one or two points from the post and expand on them.

    Sure,

    This takes longer, but, I would rather spend the time to write up a good comment that gets accepted and sends me traffic for a long time to come, than rush it, and have it not get accepted.

    Hope this Helps
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    Blog commenting still works greatly if it is done in the right way. It is easy to get high PA backlinks from blogs by commenting. Don't create just spam comments, get involved with some blogs, comment there regularly. When you need refer your site, you will get valuable traffic from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    It's more difficult nowadays with processes like Disqus and WP avatar verification, but I agree that it's important to make helpful and carefully thought-out blog comments. Spam doesn't help anyone.

    Still, f your primary reason for doing so is to get backlinks make sure the site has is Follow enabled.

    On Chrome, say, you go to the page that permits comments, right click on the page and select 'View Page Source' and then do a Find for 'follow. If the search only comes up with 'no-follows' then you may be helping the blog gain in popularity (nothing wrong with that), but you won't be adding any good backlinks to your own site.
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