Blog commenting newbie!

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Hello everyone, I have just started to comment on a few blogs. Although I was wondering how do I go about doing this? For example at the moment Im writing this:
Thanks for the useful post! Really helped me out!

Please be sure to visit my website with A whole range of Fiverr Gigs, tricks and more, I have spent a long time putting it all together and I wanted to give something back to the people who helped me so there it is! Some of these Fiverr Gigs which I added are extremely good and get constant sales!

Good luck with fiverr!
Peace.

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Although, I do not think that this is an effective way to go about this.

Anyone got any tips? I don't want to know about what you want to think about the current paragraph just how It can be improved.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    You're going to have a really hard time getting that comment approved.

    Are you commenting manually? Using Scrapebox to blast away at multiple sites?

    If you're commenting on blogs that require manual approval I don't think you'll see much success. You need to make a comment that is relevant to the post and include your URL in the "Website" field. Nowhere else. If you're trying to create anchor text you could use Name @ Keywords. Though some blog owners won't accept it.

    If you're blasting away with Scrapebox on auto approve blogs then you're probably fine. Just know that you probably won't see much traffic. Blog commenting isn't really about traffic, as much as it's about improving your site rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author IsayHey
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      You're going to have a really hard time getting that comment approved.

      Are you commenting manually? Using Scrapebox to blast away at multiple sites?

      If you're commenting on blogs that require manual approval I don't think you'll see much success. You need to make a comment that is relevant to the post and include your URL in the "Website" field. Nowhere else. If you're trying to create anchor text you could use Name @ Keywords. Though some blog owners won't accept it.

      If you're blasting away with Scrapebox on auto approve blogs then you're probably fine. Just know that you probably won't see much traffic. Blog commenting isn't really about traffic, as much as it's about improving your site rankings.
      Im using a website that is manual but it makes it ALOT easier, it automatically fills out the boxes and I just have to skim and submit through the blogs. So I try and promote my site like that then without having the link? But only in the WEBSITE: section?
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnletton
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      You're going to have a really hard time getting that comment approved.

      Are you commenting manually? Using Scrapebox to blast away at multiple sites?

      If you're commenting on blogs that require manual approval I don't think you'll see much success. You need to make a comment that is relevant to the post and include your URL in the "Website" field. Nowhere else. If you're trying to create anchor text you could use Name @ Keywords. Though some blog owners won't accept it.

      If you're blasting away with Scrapebox on auto approve blogs then you're probably fine. Just know that you probably won't see much traffic. Blog commenting isn't really about traffic, as much as it's about improving your site rankings.
      Agree with you that comment on a niche related has more chances to get approval then other and also Google also refers the most relevant links.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Great way to get blog comments approved. Read article and make a relevant comment. Use the name field to enter your anchor text and use that as your link.

    You'll see far greater results and most will actually appreciate it if you comment on the article and not some blatant irrelevant post.
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    Your comment must be USEFUL: it's content.

    Here's a nutshell guide to creating comments which will be approved:

    1. Have an opinion on the blog post on which you're commenting. A "Nice post" comment either gets deleted or is flagged as spam.

    2. Share your opinion/ tips/ advice in the comment. Spend five to ten minutes on the comment (at least.) Consider that your comment becomes part of the blog's content -- it's forever, so it's worth spending time on...

    I rarely post comments on blogs because I don't have time to read them. But if you commit to a comment, make it a good one. Become part of the blog's community, just as you're part of the community here.

    3. Keep track of your blog comments, and the responses. You should have a list of blogs on which you're commenting and on which you're aiming to become part of the community.

    4. Forget the links. If you write great comments, you'll get the links, anyway. :-)

    Yes, I know. It all sounds like a lot of work.

    Consider however that if you take commenting seriously, you can win many benefits. You'll make great friends in the blogging community, and friends help friends.

    In short, when commenting, give first. And keep giving...
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    yes we use to blog comment wrong, you need to use nice anchor text for your backlinks and rankings. You will get better results with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by IsayHey View Post

    Thanks for the useful post! Really helped me out!
    Absolutely dreadful beginning.

    Most blog owners reading that will already have hit the "delete comment" key before even reading the rest of your comment, because it's an absolutely classic "spammer line". (Especially the exclamation points!).

    Originally Posted by IsayHey View Post

    Please be sure to visit my website
    And anyone still reading will delete at that point. :rolleyes:

    The aim of blog commenting is to make value-adding comments. Otherwise you have no chance of getting them published.

    Imagine that you're the owner of the blog and just ask yourself "is this comment something that I'm happy to publish because it clearly adds value to my site?".

    Whatever you say needs to be relevant to the place where you say it, and add value to the site. If you look as if you're there to advertise/promote something, you have no chance at all. Blog commenting is a time-consuming and thoughtful business. If it isn't, you won't get any links out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IsayHey
    Okay, thanks everyone your advice has been noted and I cant wait to get started properly! Cant wait too see the results either!
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I think the effectiveness of the "blog commenting" as a linkback (or traffic) method is over-rated, especially, in ebooks sold for newbies... sorry.

    It was the main cause of the comment spam - and every decent blog owner makes sure that comments like the one you posted above will be deleted mercilessly.

    I, as other bloggers, like a good conversion below my posts, seeing meaningful comments about the topic I wrote... from real people that visit my blog because of my content. Anything else is noise, garbage, spam, sh*t... and will be treated accordingly.

    My blog would put your comment automatically into the "pending" = most likely spam queue because anything with a link in it gets killed by my settings

    If you don't read the posts and you don't participate REALLY in the conversions, don't even bother - you won't see any "results".
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  • Profile picture of the author Mcoroklo
    Istvan is right. Blog commenting is NOT for building links. It is an OK method to get started, but 1 link from a good, relevant site will beat 1000's of blog comments.

    As everyone else have said: Offer something of value in your comments. Something people would like to read.. There is people on both sides, remember!
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  • Profile picture of the author conceptmarketing
    I would advise that you actually read the articles and comment adding a valid point. My approval rate for blog commenting is around 80%. It takes less than 5 minutes to skim an article and come up with enough information to make a point or two to make in your comment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carmen_Hudson
      You also need to move back to a position of patience. A comment like that tells me you're really really eager to get started and to get some traffic to your site. Which is good! Unfortunately, doing it like a genuine human being takes a lot of time. The efforts snowball, but those early months when you feel like absolutely nobody is paying attention to anything you are doing do kind of suck, and can lead you to add hopeful comments like that without thinking of the long-term impact of them.

      I'd find relevant but non-competing blogs in your niche that you enjoy, focus on maybe 5-6 of them, and just work on becoming a member of the community, as others have said. Relax a little and just enjoy communicating with other people who are interested in the same niche that you're interested in. Have faith that it will come if you keep working at it. When everything is about relationships there are really no shortcuts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Forcefactor
    The easy route will be to find some auto approve blogs with high pr to place your comments on. And there are quite a bit out there that don't have 100's of spam comments on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    there is no secret, its all about having a revelant comment that will get approved. I hate automate tools btw.
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  • Profile picture of the author IsayHey
    Okay thanks everyone, I shall change my approach and spend longer on each and every blog comment, I want to do about 50 quality blog posts later, then wait a bit and see if anything changes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Radu Dascalul
    Blog commenting it's a game of patience!I agree with concept marketing..Try to find always what did you liked the most from the article and talk about that.People will appreciate you if say more than "it helped me a lot".Write about how it helped you specifically..give some reasons there..Be honest with what you..people sense a liar very fast.
    Secondly,comment only on blogs related to your niche.It's more easy to say smthing about the things you already know.When you add your link make sure that it points to a related article.Thus,a lot of traffic will come to a specific post of yours and will create a strong backlink.

    Finally,do it often.I seek to at least 5 blogs daily.In time the number will grow

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author proff124
      Blog commenting really required a lot of patience and consistency.We should required auto approve blogs for commenting on.I am providing blog commenting service since 2009 and at start I am just able to search only 5-10 different blogs for commenting in a day.Now I am quite experienced dofollow blog searcher and I can find nearly 100 different blogs in a day for commenting and getting my link.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisen
      Originally Posted by IsayHey View Post

      By the way all sites that I post ARE in my same niche.
      I think it's good if they are in the same niche, but don't try to get a comment approved from a competing site. For example, if you are promoting a site that does reviews over weight lifting equipment, don't try to get a comment at another site that does reviews over weight lifting equipment as well. Try to get a comment at something like a bodybuilding tips blog, health tips blog, or something similar. That's what I would do anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
        Read the blog post and make a comment that adds value if you want it to be approved.

        That means something along the lines of agreeing with a point that the blogger made and explaining why it's important to the readers, adding relevant information on the topic, answering questions by the blogger etc.

        I don't do much blog commenting, but when I do I google "my niche" + "commentluv enabled", this will find relevant blogs and comment luv is a plugin that lets fill out the form thus:
        -name - your keyword (this anchor text will link to your site and has more juice that a regular link if you use the keyword)
        -website - website
        -email - email
        -comment - something adding value

        good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author IsayHey
        Originally Posted by chrisen View Post

        I think it's good if they are in the same niche, but don't try to get a comment approved from a competing site. For example, if you are promoting a site that does reviews over weight lifting equipment, don't try to get a comment at another site that does reviews over weight lifting equipment as well. Try to get a comment at something like a bodybuilding tips blog, health tips blog, or something similar. That's what I would do anyway.
        Yes that is a very fair point, I have decided I am going to comment relevantly and not spammy posts, also I wont mention my website, apart from it being in the "website" section ofcourse!
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  • Profile picture of the author swoledge
    I agree with all the others. It really is something that drives me nuts - spammy comments on my blog and I have NO mercy these days. They are deleted immediately. I used to leave some, but not now. If you're going to comment, make it worth while - don't waste your time or the blog owners time.
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  • Profile picture of the author nagidr
    did you see the WPsBOX WSO from last week?
    that's a great way to solve all blog commenting problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author harrietfredge
    You will definitely have a hard time getting post approval if you don't work on the quality and usefulness of your post. Before you comment make sure that you have a full understanding on the article you are reading and if you can relate to it you can always say your opinions that can be of help for the author.
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  • Profile picture of the author sammy123
    I personally don't rely much on blog commenting, most of them are no-follow and those which are do-follow never approve the comment.. Its just waste of time I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author mithil
    don't use canned comment for the blog post. they are not related to the topic which is covered in the post and the author treat it like spam and remove it..so try to discuss the topic in a natural way.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowkey786
    This blog commenting strategy works great for catching attention of both readers and bloggers. You need to actually know what you are talking about. Make sure your comment adds a great insight, another solution to the problem stated in the post, a few more points to the post list, an alternative point of view. You can even start a debate, just make sure you can back it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
    Hi IsayHey,

    I made a video on this recently:
    Essentially make sure you add value in your comment, actually read through the post and make your comment based on that. Leave your url in the website section with your keyword as your name (depending on: 1 - are other people doing it? 2 - will it look spammy).

    A copy and pasted job will be just as bad as a spam bot, it will just get deleted.

    It's very easy to spot these comments!

    Good-luck!

    Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Just post relevant comment to the blog and it would be better if you will contribute more good insights about the discussed topic on the blog/article.
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  • Profile picture of the author michelle2003
    Originally Posted by IsayHey View Post

    Hello everyone, I have just started to comment on a few blogs. Although I was wondering how do I go about doing this? For example at the moment Im writing this:
    Thanks for the useful post! Really helped me out!

    Please be sure to visit my website with A whole range of Fiverr Gigs, tricks and more, I have spent a long time putting it all together and I wanted to give something back to the people who helped me so there it is! Some of these Fiverr Gigs which I added are extremely good and get constant sales!

    Good luck with fiverr!
    Peace.

    [link removed]

    Although, I do not think that this is an effective way to go about this.

    Anyone got any tips? I don't want to know about what you want to think about the current paragraph just how It can be improved.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sofiaisabella
    Some focused effort while time of blog commenting will give good result. So need to full focused on it because it really a cool part of off page seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Louisa
    Many have said it before and my take is to leave genuine comments that add to the content of the blog - not any old general comment that says - "this is great" and definitely not copying the same comment onto different blogs just for the sake of getting some links or traffic.

    You can add your own view, your experience or learning of the subject in question an add value that way.

    When your comment is perceived as helpful and valuable, you will have people visiting your link since they would want more (which is in the sign up section and not in the body of the comment). People go where the food is ...

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author olakh
    You should read the article firstly.Then you should make a relevant answer.After this do blog commenting.Because relevant comments approve fastly.
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  • Profile picture of the author jisc
    Umm, you can check out my blog finding tool in my sig to help you get started, theres also an overview and guide of basic blog commenting.

    You should be trying to add something unique and relevant to the blogs, not an ad. Good luck with it all though

    If you want to skip the article, just read other comments and see what's been approved, then just mix a few of those comments into your own and that should work too (if you're too lazy to read the article that is).
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    This is a Scrapebox candidate if I've ever seen one. Just use good Spinnable comments with your Fiverr gigs as anchor text with the links. Use a Bit.ly or other shortURL to track your response to the comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author drumguru69
    you look at comments as a way to insert a link to your site... start looking at the comment section of blogs and forums from the site owners perspective... The owner wants good, quality content and any comment should add to that content. If you post with this in mind and add quality to the website... the owner will surely let a link slide!
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