Do you need to boost your SEO?
Do you yearn for a blogging community of your own?
Does the thought of more traffic make you drool?
Would you like to boost your blogging income?
Blog commenting sites provide all these benefits.
This post will provide strategies for host bloggers, marketers, and blog visitors.
If you are a host blogger, are you aware blog commenting sites can boost both your referral and search engine traffic?
If you’re a blog reader, if you’re looking for blogs you can comment on to boost your SEO, traffic, and community, you’ve come to the right place.
This post lists URLs to 8 articles that contain hundreds of blog commenting sites.
I tried counting the sites listed in each article but gave up.
The host bloggers who provide the URLs to those sites didn’t count either. There are so many sites listed, I’m guessing they gave up too. There are over 1,000 sites combined.
It gets better: The URLs contained here not only list sites where you can leave your comments, but they list the Domain Authority Rankings (DA) of those sites as well.
This post will tell you how to boost your referral traffic and search engine traffic by leaving comments at blog commenting sites.
This article covers
Blog commenting sites: What you need to know
Blogging dangers such as spam comments
This post will list blog commenting sites that list blog commenting sites. The sites on the lists include the Domain Authority Rankings (DA) of those sites. The higher the better. Note: Domain Authority Rankings are subject to change.
Since these blog posts contain hundreds of sites, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll have over a thousand blog commenting sites to visit.
- How Blog Commenting Sites Help Blog Readers
- How to Turn Off Blog Comments
- Best Blog Commenting Sites
- How to Use Link Searching to Find More Blog Commenting Sites
- Warnings about Blog Comments
- How to Know if Someone Left You a Spam Comment
- Additional Warnings about Spam Comments
- How Blog Commenting Sites Help Host Bloggers
- How Blog Commenting Sites Help Marketers
- How to Get Blog Comments
- Blog Commenting: FAQ
- Wrapping Up: Blog Commenting Sites
How Blog Commenting Sites Help Blog Readers
How Blog Commenting Sites Help Your Traffic
You get referral traffic from other bloggers’ sites.
First, other bloggers see your thoughtful comments that you write and will be inspired to check out your blog. They might become your new follower.
Next, if the host blogger has the CommentLuv plugin, other bloggers can see your headline. If they’re intrigued by your headline, they’ll likely check our your blog. I’ve checked out many blog posts with intriguing headlines.
Next, if the other blogger has a dofollow blog, you get a dofollow link from their site.
Even if the host blogger doesn’t have a dofollow blog, you still get a link. Nofollow links have some Google juice. Even if this is debatable, Google announced nofollow links will carry more weight starting in 2020.
Finally, check out the other commenters on the blog post and make thoughtful comments on their sites.
How to Turn Off Blog Comments
Are all blogs blog commenting sites?
Bloggers have the option of turning off comments and often do.
In WordPress, using the Gutenberg Editor, this is what you’ll see at the bottom of the screen when you’re in draft mode.
This shows how bloggers can toggle comments on and off.
You want to keep comments on to get the benefits mentioned in this post: a boost in SEO, traffic, and community engagement.
Best Blog Commenting Sites
These links will take you to lists of blogs that allow comments. In addition, when you click the links, you’ll see the Domain Authority Rankings of the blogs. The higher the DA, the better the quality of the blog.
How to Use Link Searching to Find More Blog Commenting Sites
Link Searching helps you find places to comment on where you can build backlinks to boost your search engine optimization.
Go to https://linksearching.com/.
Type into the search bar the kind of blog post you want to read and comment on.
I typed in “blogging tips.” Then I selected blog commenting on WordPress blogs. Clicking search tells Link Searching to find me blog posts on that topic.
More information about Link Searching can be found in this YouTube video:
Link Searching is a free tool.
Warnings about Blog Comments
As indicated above, there are many benefits to allowing blog comments on your site.
However, blogging dangers exist when you allow blog comments such as the following:
Do spammers leave comments on your blog posts? They certain leave spam comments on my posts.
How to Stop Spam Comments
Turn off commenting.
You want to avoid this. Use this as a last resort. The benefits of blog comments on your site are lost if you turn off comments.
If you find yourself plagued by spammers, you can opt to turn off comments on one or more individual posts. You don’t have to decide to accept comments on all your posts or none of your posts.
Use the Akismet plugin.
Can you tell the Akismet Spam Catcher caught over 700 spam comments on my site?
Manually delete the spam comments.
In WordPress, just click “Spam” or “Trash.”
How to Know if Someone Left You a Spam Comment
The commenter won’t have a profile picture.
The comments won’t give any indication the commenter read the post.
Examine the commenter’s URL. Does it seem like a service or product they want to get a link from?
Look at the screenshot:
All of these are spam comments.
First, none of them have profile pictures. Also, the comments are shallow giving no indication the commenter read my content.
Also, upon examination, you will see that John, Denver, and Kapersky Support all have services. They’ll get a boost in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) with a link from my site.
Consider these comments by blogger Gary Jefferies:
“My initial concern was what it [spam comments] might do to Google search analytics, whether Google might pick it up and treat bounce backs negatively.
I know my stats page lets me mark this one as spam so that should filter it out.
Oddly I’ve had a few different forms recently too. Comments with “follow me blog” accompanied by a URL.
The spammers dropped links to services. Thus far I’ve just deleted them from moderation. Curious, they seem to have started as a batch of incoming though.
First off, I’m going to troll back through my stats to see if this is the first referral from these people.”
Similar to my experience, Gary reports spammers on his site who drop links to services.
Additional Warnings about Spam Comments
Some bloggers have a plugin that ensures comments aren’t too short. If they are, they may have been left by a spammer.
An example of a comment that might trigger an anti-spam warning is “too short.”
The problem is not everyone who leaves a short comment is a spammer. Getting that nasty note when you’re trying to leave a comment can be annoying at best.
How Blog Commenting Sites Help Host Bloggers
When you reply to your commenters, you need a certain finesse. In other words, follow certain blog commenting techniques.
For example, when you reply to your commenters, you need to make the commenter feel heard and then respond to their comment or question.
Leaving more indepth, thoughtful replies has several advantages.
First, when you avoid talking about yourself and discuss your commenters’ thoughts or concerns, you accomplish several important goals. For example, you make people feel understood. Also, you come off genuine especially if you make each reply unique. Showing people you genuinely want to help them builds trust.
Leaving thoughtful comments has even more advantages as well.
By leaving a thoughtful response, you make your post longer. This boosts SEO since Google gives priority visibility to longer posts.
When you leave your indepth thoughtful reply, follow these guidelines:
Try to include your keyword in the comment. Boosting your ratio of keywords to text tells Google what your post is about.
Also, make each reply different. This tells your commenters you’re genuine in your responses.
How Blog Commenting Sites Help Marketers
As indicated in the above section, if you are a blogger, you have an opportunity to build trust with potential customers by leaving a thoughtful, unique blog comment.
By personalizing the reply to your visitors, you show your visitors you are genuine and caring.
These comments should include the commenter’s name at the beginning of the reply.
Then, you should restate the comment in your own words. This makes your commenter feel heard and understood.
Next, you should further the dialogue. For example, you might ask them a question about how they deal with the topic you’re discussing. On the other hand, you might answer a question they pose to you in the comment section.
How to Boost the Success of the Marketing Funnel with Blog Comments
Here are the 4 steps to the marketing funnel:
Step 1: Create detailed content that solves people’s problems.
Step 2: Publish and then promote your content everywhere.
Step 3: Convert visitors to subscribers with incentives for signing up to your email list. For example, you can offer ebooks or cheat sheets in exchange for someone opting in to your email list.
Step 4: Market your products or services to those new subscribers.
Question: What is missing between the third and fourth steps of this funnel?
Answer: A relationship needs to be built. People give their money to be they trust and find relatable.
Your blog visitors’ rapport with you grows in the comment section. This is where they find you relatable and trustworthy.
You build connections that lead to a community of people who will consume your content and buy your products and services in the comment section.
Next, as explained, blog commenting boosts your SEO. Marketers need their products and services to be found on Google and other search engines.
Therefore, search engine marketers would do well to listen to this advice about these powerful strategies for blog commenting such as how to generate blog comments explained in the next section.
How to Get Blog Comments
Getting blog comments is important. Google sees blog comments as a sign of an active blog.
How many blog comments are considered enough?
Thirty comments is a sign of an active blogging community.
Do you know how to boost the number of comments your post receives?
Getting blog comments is easy, yet bloggers often lament the lack of engagement on their blogs.
Ask for blog comments.
At the end of your post, ask an open-ended question. This is called a “Call-to-Action.” You’re calling on your readers to take action.
I often ask readers if they have any suggestions they can contribute to the discussion on the topic of the blog post. Note: This is an open-ended question. In other words, it’s not a “yes” or “no” question.
Tell your visitors where to put the comment.
Many readers want to comment or ask questions about the topic but don’t know where to put the comment.
Tell them. You could write something like, “I look forward to your (ideas, tips, suggestions…) in the comments section.
Ask an open-ended question elsewhere in your post.
I often ask open-ended questions at the beginning of my posts. Asking questions is a powerful way to engage your readers and function as a hook to your article.
Host a giveaway and randomly draw from the commenters.
With this strategy, a lucky random winner wins a prize. In my last giveaway, I collaborated with the PixTeller graphic design company. They offered 5 Pro Lifetime accounts for free to 5 lucky winners.
I explained in my post there was a giveaway going on and commenters would be selected to win. This encouraged commenting.
Make sure to promote your giveaway. I promoted to my social media followers with the hashtag #graphicdesign and #contestalert. I also promoted the giveaway on my blog.
All my giveaways see a boost in blog comments. Yours will too.
Blog Commenting: FAQ
Do blog comments help SEO?
Yes! You are linking your blog to the host blogger’s blog. If the host blogger has a site with a high Domain Authority Ranking, that helps you. Starting in the spring of 2020, both nofollow links and dofollow links will carry weight. At the very least, you are building your link profile.
What are blog comments?
Remarks or questions readers leave on a blog post in the comments section in response to the topic of the article.
Should blogs have comments?
Yes. The dialogue on the blog builds community, increases traffic, and boosts SEO. Google sees everything. Google views blogs with comments as active sites.
Does blog commenting still work?
Yes. Blog commenting works to build community, increase page views and SEO.
Wrapping Up: Blog Commenting Sites
This post covered the following topics:
- How to benefit from blog comments if you’re a blog reader
- How to benefit from blog comments if you’re a blog visitor
- How to find blogs to leave comments on
- Effective blog commenting techniques to boost your SEO, traffic, and community
- Warnings about spam comments
- How to avoid receiving spam comments
- How to block spam comments in WordPress
- How to boost your number of blog comments.
- The importance of blog comments
- How blog comments benefit marketers
Readers, please share this comprehensive guide so bloggers, marketers, and blog readers discover the proper protocol and benefits of blog commenting.
I look forward to your answers in the comments section. Do you receive spam comments? Do you have any suggestions for either blog hosts, marketers, or blog readers about how to best use blog commenting sites?
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