What are the best practices of Blog Commenting?

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I have read few articles about blog commenting. The different article says the different way of blog commenting. Some people said to put the link in the comment and some said not to put the link in the comment. Now, My question is "What are the best practices of Blog Commenting?"
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  • Profile picture of the author gladiator80
    Make sure that you have read the post and that you provide a comment that is in context.
    Most of the time when commenting only for links people do not usually read the post and post a generic comment which ends up being rejected.
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  • Profile picture of the author seofreetips
    Comments that add fuel gear. I mean to say comments which will wirk supplementary for that post.
    If post is big than read first parrah, last paragraph and other imo points then make your comments.
    Always make comments more than 25+ words.
    And the main if possible Add your keywords in comments
    Thanks NekrajB
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    Blog Commenting Best Practices

    In order to make sure you get the most from your blog commenting SEO efforts and don’t start down the slippery slope of posting spammy links, here are some easy-to-follow tips.

    Add Value: Be thoughtful and engaging with your comment and add some value to the post. Relate something from your own experience that expands on something mentioned in the post, back up the poster's point or respectfully present an opposing opinion. Don’t waste space and leave pointless comments (e.g., "Great post!" or "Awesome job!").

    Read the Entire Post: Know what you are writing about by reading the whole post first. Don’t just see that the post and site meet your requirements and slap something up for the link.

    Be Original: Read through the other comments and make sure you’re not repeating others. Bringing up the same point as someone before you shows the site owner that you didn’t bother to read through all of the other comments and are just there for a link.

    Comment Early: Most blog platforms list the first comments at the top, so the earlier you leave your comment, the better chance you’ll have for more people to read it.

    Comment Often: Become part of the blog’s community by commenting often. Again, make sure your frequent comments provide value so they are welcome.

    Don’t Always Link to Your Homepage: If you’re providing a back link to your site, there may be better choices than your home page. If you have written something that might compliment the blog post better than your home page, link to that. It also helps your SEO efforts when not every link you build goes back to your home page.

    Don’t Spam Sites: This should go without saying, but if you go out and try to mass build links without regard for what the site is about or the quality of your comment, then you’re going to get what you deserve.

    Don’t use Automating Posters: Push button SEO sounds good in a Warrior Forum newsletter, but it never pays off in real life. These programs might build a lot of links but they will be low-quality spam links that will do very little good for your site’s SEO.

    Don’t Live by PR Alone: Yes, a page’s PR should be something you look at when you’re deciding to leave a comment, but it shouldn’t be the only factor. Relevancy, quality of the posts, frequent updates, blogger interaction with commentators and other things are just as important. Also remember, the main page of a site may have a high PR, but the individual post pages may not. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t leave a comment, though.

    Build a Relationship: Engage with the author, provide value and help others when you can. Look at your comments as the first step in forming a relationship.

    Be Genuine: Don’t leave comments full of fluff, flattery and whatever you think the blog owner wants to hear. If you agree with them, say so and explain why. Likewise, if you disagree with them, say so and explain why.

    Don’t be a Troll: Leaving nasty comments, tearing down the author or other commentators and other troll-like behavior is not cool and will not endear you to anyone. Even if you don’t care about being polite and civil, you care about back links. You’re not going to get them if you troll it up.

    Don’t Keyword Stuff: Slamming keywords into where your name goes (and the link is built out) looks terrible and spammy. Do your best to avoid that. There are plenty of opportunities to create keyword anchor text elsewhere.

    Follow the Rules: It’s their ball and they will take it home if you don’t play by their rules. If the blog owner doesn’t state their rules for posting somewhere, you can ask or just see what other commentators do and follow suit.

    Don’t Worry About No-follow: Some link builders will look at a potential site for posting and not do so because the links are no-follow. There is still value in no-follow links, so don’t dismiss a quality site just because of that.

    Post on Relevant Blogs Only: Imagine you are a reader and are enjoying a post and the comments on a blog about triathlon training. Then some thoughtless link builder slaps up a comment with a link to discount erection pills. You don’t have to find blogs in the exact same niche as yours. Something related will do quite nicely. You get the relevancy but don’t have to consider competition issues.

    Upload a Gravatar: Be a person, not an anonymous icon. By uploading an image of you or something personal, you will stand out to the blog owner you are trying to build a relationship with.

    Avoid Low-Quality, Penalized Sites: Do your research and make sure the site you are leaving a comment on has a good rank with Google and hasn’t been slapped around by the furry-animal updates.

    Ask Questions: A great way to add value and get a blog owner to engage with you is to ask questions. Now, don’t be that student that sits in the front row and asks an obvious question just to get noticed by the professor. The other students (and probably the professor) hate that kid. Ask something that adds value to your life and everyone else’s.

    Keep it Short and Sweet: If your comment is longer than three sentences, it’s probably too long. Don’t drone on.

    Links in Comments: Usually it’s bad form to leave hyperlinks in the actual comment. Sometimes you can get away with it if you’re linking out to something that shows an example about what you’re commenting about. Just don’t be surprised if the link disappears or you don’t get your comment approved.
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