How to Boost Your SEO with 1000+ Blog Commenting Sites

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10 ways to best use blog commenting sites for bloggers, marketers, and blog visitors

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 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?

No!

Bloggers have the option of turning off comments and often do.

Look:

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.

https://authoritywebsiteincome.com/99-dofollow-backlinks-list-2019/

http://www.sthint.com/2017/11/17/100-instant-approval-free-dofollow-blog-commenting-sites-list-2018/

http://forupon.com/2018/02/20/find-approved-free-follow-blog-commenting-sites-list-20172018/

https://www.backlinkshub.xyz/blog-commenting-sites/

https://wmaraci.com/forum/webmaster-genel/99-dofollow-kaliteli-backlink-listesi-2019-a-582007.html

https://www.rankwebner.com/blog-commenting-site/

https://www.turkuvazsoft.com/yazi/99-kaliteli-backlink-listesi-2019

https://digitechnopost.com/free-dofollow-blog-commenting-sites-list/

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:

Spam Comments

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.

Look:

blog commenting sites

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:

blog commenting sites

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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  1. Thabo | at 9:27 am

    Hi Janice,
    Thanks for another thoughtful post on how we can boost our SEO. I am a bigger believer in comments as long as , you point out, they are relevant and shows that one has actually taken the time to read and think about the blog post to be commented on. I am a member of a mastermind group, and we do precisely that. We take the time to thoroughly read each other’s posts and give comments that show genuine engagement. We also sometimes ask each other question which leads to follow-up comments. So, it becomes not just an opportunity to boost each other’s SEO, but also a chance to increase our knowledge. That’s always a good thing.

  2. kavya | at 12:43 am

    Sir i have create a new website but i don,t know how to increase traffic in my website. but when, I read your article then i understood how to increase traffic in easy way on my website .

  3. Sathish Arumugam | at 2:15 am

    Hi Janice,
    Yes, Blog comments still work. Even though, links are mostly no-followed. There is a great chance to build a relationship with the host. Also, you can expose yourself and your brand to more people. That’s why it’s still effective. I learned a lot of things from this article. Thanks for posting such a beautiful article.Looking forward to your future posts.

  4. Hazlo Emma | at 11:25 pm

    While on another platform for online business owners, the first rule is not to leave two-word comments.

    Leaving a relevant comment on a blog post is better than the mostly shortened ‘thank yous’ and ‘nice post’ responses that float all over Twitter. This is the only way you know that someone has taken the time to read/skim through the blog and picked out what is helpful to them.

    We have been testing a blog share for Monday’s and Thursday’s on Twitter – and we are just about to scale. This post is timely.
    Hazlo Emma recently posted…The Life Span a Post on Twitter PlatformMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 1:01 pm

      Hi,
      Thanks for commenting. It sounds like you and I are in the same niche. I also blog about Twitter and other social media sites.
      I agree with what you wrote– 2 words does not show the blogger you read the post and could get labelled as “spam.”
      Janice

  5. Hugh W. Roberts | at 2:45 am

    There is so much great information in this post, Janice. In fact, on Monday, I have a similar post being published on my blog that has been written by a guest.

    I was a bit concerned though when reading that 30 comments was seen as enough comments on a blog post. Does that mean that any more than 30 comments is seen as a bad thing? As you may know, many of my blog posts have over 100 comments on them.

    • Janice Wald | at 12:59 pm

      Hi Hugh,
      30 is the minimum to show engagement. Actually, that really means 15. If you get 15 comments and reply, that equals 30 comments. Once again, though, that’s a minimum.
      As you know, I’ve been to your blog. I’m extremely impressed by what an engaged community you have. Great job! Congratulations!
      Janice

        • Janice Wald | at 1:44 pm

          Hi Hugh,
          I have 123 comments on a post. I don’t know if I have more than that unless it was a blog party.
          Comments show Google we have active blogs, the more the better!
          Question: Do you have a post about how you’ve been able to generate so much engagement? I know you take suggestions for articles. If you do, please send it here. I’m sure others would be interested. If not, I’d love to read an article about how you generate so many comments, and I’m sure other bloggers would as well.
          Janice

          • Hugh W. Roberts | at 3:43 am

            Hi Janice, I have written about how to generate engagement on a blog, but it’s a subject I’ll be publishing a new post about in a few weeks. I’ve been doing some research on the comments I get (numbers and sorts of comments). I’ll send over the link to you as soon as the post goes live. I’ll link to this post, too.

          • Janice Wald | at 11:11 am

            Exciting Hugh! Thanks for letting me know I inspired your blog post, and thanks in advance for the link and the mention in your article.
            Janice

  6. Cee Arr | at 4:49 am

    I think that there’s a difference with commenting between different niches, or even different age-groups.

    For example, I can’t bring myself to start a comment with a ‘hi!’ or whatever, because it doesn’t feel natural. Book bloggers don’t do that, on the whole, we just dive on in there!

    Likewise, I find younger bloggers (which I sort of still count as if you squint and turn your head a bit,) – like, millennials and Gen Z – don’t tend to bother with ‘Hi Fellow Blogger, How are you on this fine morrow?’ (Lol, I may’ve had too much coffee…)

    And, of course, every niche has their own set of slang and lingo. Bookish people, and fandoms, and nerds, for example, talk about ships in a way that is totally non-boat-based! 😉

    Spam comments are soooo annoying! Like, I have stuff to do, and I have to spend time figuring out which of these comment notifications are genuine! Argh! Lol.
    Cee Arr recently posted…Friday Fics Fix – HauntedMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 11:47 am

      Hi Cee Arr,
      I appreciate your thoughtful, detailed comments on my article.
      You raise a few points:
      Regarding the greeting, I learned early on to start with the blogger’s name and to try to learn bloggers’ names. Therefore, I always start with “Hi…” For example, I started this reply with “Hi Cee Arr,” doesn’t that feel personal to you as opposed to just “Hi” or no greeting?
      I agree with what you wrote about spam comments. We are so busy and yet, on top of everything else we need to do, we must try to ascertain whose comments are spam and whose aren’t. It definitely slows me down!
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Use SERPRobot and 8 More Free Google Position ToolsMy Profile

      • Cee Arr | at 3:26 am

        Honestly? I don’t mean this to sound harsh but, no, the greeting just sounds false to me, not friendly. If anything, it’s uncomfortable.

        I think it’s a generational thing. Like, in an e-mail that would be fine, but it’s not an e-mail it’s a response to something… the fact that we’re having a conversation is already implied. And I’ve noticed that other (younger) bloggers don’t do this – and generally book bloggers don’t either.

        That was my point really – that different modes of address are popular in different circles. Sometimes I’ll add a Hi! (no name) but mostly? I don’t feel genuine, so I don’t do it. If you feel genuine doing it, that’s fine! Honestly! Carry on! 🙂 To each their own. But I have a policy of not doing anything that I find isn’t genuine *to me* online, so I don’t.

        Yes on the spam comments! I’m trying to run an (entirely separate) business as well as blogging, and it’s so irritating to know I could be using that time for something else!
        Cee Arr recently posted…Nerd Church – Why I Love WW1 PoetryMy Profile

    • Joy Healey | at 9:10 am

      Hi Cee Arr,

      I had to smile about your comment re “Hi”. I feel the same about Hey…. In our family (UK and errr…. seen a few years) it was a term of rebuke.

      As Janice says, I like “Hi…. name” to improve the feeling of engagement.

      Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark
      Joy Healey recently posted…Fake Traffic Is Costing You MoneyMy Profile

  7. Joy Healey | at 9:17 am

    Hi Janice,

    I’ve hardly been commenting anywhere recently, partly because I was so fed up of having to moderate spam comments full of links and rubbish. It was so time-consuming and even paid Akismet wasn’t helping.

    I recently started using WPBruiser and that seems to have helped.

    The other (sad) problem I have had with commenting is that many of my regular commenters have now abandoned their blog so I have a ton of broken links that I need to fix. I used to use the Broken Link Checker plugin but my hosting company asked me to remove it as it was “resource heavy”. Every so often I sneak it back in again to have a catch up 🙂

    Any other ideas welcome, please?

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark
    Joy Healey recently posted…On Amazon: Grow Your Business: a crash course in online marketingMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 9:17 pm

      Hi Joy,
      I never heard of WPBruiser. Is it free?
      I also have a ton of broken links I need to fix. I didn’t realize it was due to people abandoning their blogs but it makes sense. I also use Broken Link Checker. Who is your host? My host, SiteGround, never complained about it.
      Regarding the time it takes to remove the broken links, I outsource to my VA who takes care of removing them for me.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Use SERPRobot and 8 More Free Google Position ToolsMy Profile

  8. xlove | at 10:44 pm

    Sir i have newly created website and thinking to get traffic but still not sure about anything. i will stay connected to your blogs. Thanks for sharing this article.

  9. Philip Verghese Ariel | at 5:50 am

    Hi Janice,
    What an amazing post on comments.
    One of my fav. subjects. In fact, I started my blogging journey as a blog comment author before even having a blog of my own. I fully agree with all the aspects you brought out in this regard and I appreciate sharing those blog commenting sites.
    Yes, our value-added comments can bring in lot of traffic as well it can boost our SEO rank too. I have published an article on this subject under the title “Power of Blog Comments” it elaborate some of my personal experience too in this strategy.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Keep writing
    Keep informing.
    Best
    ~ Phil
    PS: I found this post curated on the pages of BizSugar and i up-voted and commented.
    Thanks
    P V
    Philip Verghese Ariel recently posted…Amazing Bloggers Who Feature Me In Their PostsMy Profile

  10. Nikola Roza | at 10:37 am

    Hi Janice, thank you for this post and the links leading to a thousand excellent blog commenting sites. I know it will serve me well as I love to leave good comments on blogs, and I’m looking for more bloggers to connect with.
    Thanks again:)

    • Janice Wald | at 1:11 pm

      Hi Nikola,
      I appreciate you commenting. You are right. Commenting is a great way to network in order to enlarge your community and extend your brain.
      I’m glad you found my list of blog commenting sites valuable. Thanks for writing to tell me.
      Janice

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