Blog Commenting Technique: The No-Nonsense Guide that Actually Converts

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Blog Commenting Technique that WorksDo you have an effective blog commenting technique?

Many people do and their traffic explodes.

However, when the swarms of readers go to their blogs, do they sign up to receive their blog posts?

Once they come the first time, there are many ways to get visitors to repeatedly return, but how do you get them to sign up?

This blog commenting technique, written by author Prosper Noah, explains how to get visitors to come to your website using his 12-part blog commenting technique.

I will explain how to get them to convert to subscribers once they visit.

Let’s dive into the blog commenting technique.

Blog Commenting Technique: The No-Nonsense Guide that Actually Converts

by Prosper Noah

An effective blog commenting technique definitely exposes your blog to a new audience as well as increasing your subscribers and page views. If you are looking for a way to improve your blog commenting technique, then here is the last bus stop where you can learn all that you need to be successful.

There are many ways you can improve your blog commenting technique. However, finding ways that actually work to bring visitors and ultimately subscribers to your blog still remain the important thing. Before we dive into this, you need to understand a few things.

What is Blog Commenting and its Importance?

Now let me answer this question with a question. What is a blog without a community of readers?

A blog does not only need readers but readers who interact with the contents: with their questions, answers, contributions and lots more.

If you own a blog that publishes lots of quality articles on a regular basis, then you’ll love it

  • When readers appreciate your hard work
  • When they ask questions
  • When they contribute to a post

It encourages the author to keep posting more quality contents that you love.

What are some Blog Commenting Examples?

You’ve probably visited lots of blogs and have seen different opinions in the comment section.

Some comments include
hanks for sharing this article”
“Loved the Post”
“Great Post, etc”

You can see from the above there are actually different types of comments, but which of them actually convert?

How to Comment on Blogs

You are looking for ways to comment the right way on blogs that in turn converts. When we say convert, there are different meanings starting from

  • Commenting for Traffic Conversion
  • Commenting to Build Relationships with the Authors and his Readers
  • Commenting for SEO in other words: to rank higher on SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages)

Whether you are commenting for the purposes listed above, I’ve got you covered. You are going to learn the best ways to comment so you can achieve what you so desire.

Note: When commenting, our best tip and advice is to build a relationship.

How to Comment on Blogs for the Purpose of Traffic

As just mentioned, we have different reasons for commenting on blogs, and the first one is commenting for traffic.

Are your aims going to be for traffic? Well, there are very few ways that work for commenting with the sole aim of driving traffic:

  1. Look for Blogs in your Niche.

It’s always advisable that you comment on the ones in your niche because it helps you get more targeted traffic and exposure, contributing to what you are interested in.

In fact, you won’t be overstressed since you already know about the niche; however, the most important thing is that the blog you would be commenting on in this aspect has to be

  • Active, in other words, publishes regularly and
  • Have a decent amount of traffic and followers

2. How do you know which blogs have followers and traffic?

Probably the one that gets tons of comments and is popular in its field.

[Host bloggers comments: I heard 30 comments indicate an active blog. You could also Google Top Blogs + Your Niche.]

What you must know when commenting for traffic:

3. Comment Relevancy

When commenting for traffic, do make sure your comments are relevant.

Don’t just pop in and leave a comment like some spammer.

The only way you are going to leave a comment that does not get you into the spam box is when you read the post and leave your opinions.

4. CommentLuv Enabled Blogs: Added Advantage

When leaving comments for traffic, you should also take note of blogs with commentLuv integration.

CommentLuv helps you display your most recent blog post in your comments. It should not be abused though!

I am going to show you how you can get to know blogs with the CommentLuv enabled feature.

Keep Reading;

5. How to Do Blog Commenting to Build Relationships with the Authors and Their Readers

This is the most recommended, however, it is very possible to drive huge traffic from this also.

Building a relationship with a blog’s author and readers is one of the best ways to build your blog as you would be adding quality to their blogs through your comments.

In order to build a relationship by commenting you need three important things:

6. A Gravatar

A Gravatar lets you display your image whenever you leave a comment on a WordPress blog and as well make you look professional.

I personally do not recommend you leave a comment with the default white author image.

When you use a Gravatar it shows the blog author who you really look like and creates the first impression. That is your first step.

7. Leave In-depth Comments.

I suppose you already know what I am driving at. Yes! Do not leave the one-line comment.

E.g. “Nice post”, ” Great article”, “Thanks for sharing ” etc.

While these comments may look nice, the truth is they are far from nice.

They actually make you look like that old spammer wanting to get backlinks to his site.

Those type of comments go well with any article on a blog and so they give an impression that you didn’t read the post.

So you need to read the post, leave your opinions via contributing in the comments.

Below is a perfect example of an in-depth comment by blogger Chris DeeWaard.

Help their readers too in your comments and you are going to build a relationship within few days!

8. Let Them Know You are Talking to Them in Your Comment

Spammers do not waste time in personalizing comments, so make sure you mention the author’s name in your comments.

Add a “Hi [Name] to grab his or her attention.

Make sure you visit the blogs regularly so you can appear active.

I always advise you to subscribe to the newsletter so you can get an alert of new posts.

When you do this, you easily build relationships with the authors and their readers.

9. Blog Commenting and SEO: Do comments really help you rank?

Commenting regularly can help you build some backlinks. However, they will not be such high-quality backlinks but when done on blogs with high Domain Authority and good Trust Flow, the comments could spike up your rankings a little.

But here is a secret about blog commenting and SEO that helps your blog a lot:

10. Rank for Your Name in Search Engines Plus Organic Traffic

Before I reveal this secret, let me tell ya a little quick discovery.

I recently came across a blogging friend, Andrew M. Warner of content ranked; well, he’s become a regular commenter on my blog, In fact, I see him on every blog I visit.

So? what about him?

Well, you won’t believe this: he leaves comments too, but guess…

He doesn’t leave a link to his website in any of his comments!

Well, I had to reveal his little secret to you; I just hope he doesn’t scold me when he gets to see this post LOL.

So the little secret is that it helps him rank for his name on search engines and probably lands some organic traffic to his blog.

The one great thing about him is that he leaves in-depth comments that get you impressed and the only way you can get in touch with him is to actually copy his name and pop it into Google search.

Which definitely lands him;

  • More Organic Traffic
  • High click-through rate
  • Etc

Such type of blog comments can help you increase your rankings.

Before we move on, let’s recap:

Few Blog Commenting Tips to Help you Comment Effectively on Blogs:

When you plan on doing blog commenting for any purpose, there are a few tips to help you succeed:

  • Make sure you try to always read the post so you can know what to say in the comment section.
  • Do not try to leave links in the comments field. WordPress already provides you with a field where you can put your blog homepage URL.
  • Go for the sole aim of adding quality and value to the blog and not look like who’s only there for the traffic and backlinks.

How to Find Blog Commenting Sites Using 2 Ways

Many sites allow comments but you really can’t stop with a few that you’ve come across; you need to comment on as many as possible to increase your visibility and chances of success.

But how do you find so many of them?

11. By Following Blog Commenters

It’s very simple:

  • Visit the blog
  • Leave your comments
  • Click through to the other comments you saw there
  • Leave more comments

This lands you on other great blogs where you can find additional commenting opportunities.

12. Use a Tool

You may need a tool to help you easily filter which blogs accept comments and so am I recommending Drop My Link.

DML would help you find sites to comment on easily without having to use search strings. Though, search strings work too. But Drop My Link would save you some time.

How to Find Blog Commenting Sites with Drop My Link:

– First, you need to sign up for Drop My Link.
– Activate your account by verifying your email and then follow the instructions below the image.

In the field for keyword above, Enter your keyword. Probably the topic you would like to comment on E.G: “blog commenting”

When you hit search, you’d be provided in the search results with blog posts that allow comments in the “topic.” 

So all you need do is click through to anyone that interests you and you’d like to leave a comment on.

That’s it with finding blog commenting sites with Drop My Link.

I definitely recommend you comment on blogs to build relationships with the readers and blog author, doing this alone would help pull other possible benefits.

I have come to the end of the post, and believe you now know all about the benefits of this blog commenting technique.

Over to you

Have you been taking blog commenting seriously? Would you start practicing after reading this post? Let me know what you think in the comment box.

Meanwhile, do pass on the information by sharing with others.


Author Bio:
Prosper Noah is the Founder of Tips On Blogging

His tips have helped a lot of people start and manage their own Blog.

How to Use the Blog Commenting Technique to Convert Visitors to Subscribers

by Janice Wald

Prosper shared an impressive 12-part blog commenting technique.

Once you get visitors to your site by following this strategy, you need a way to convert them into followers.

That way is with optins. There are over 50 free incentives you can offer your visitors to opt in to your email list.

Can you believe this?

Just over the weekend, I had a loyal reader write me to tell me she’s been reading my tips about how to grow your email list, but she never knew how to start an email list in the first place.

I have shared two email services that can help you create your subscriber lists: MailChimp and SendPulse.

Once you advertise your optins, readers who want them will sign up. They give their email in exchange for the free optin.

Your list of subscribers’ emails will be kept at the website of the service. After you publish, the service will send your newsletters containing links to your blog posts to your subscribers.

How to use MailChimp

How to use SendPulse

Readers, please share so other bloggers know about Prosper’s impressive blog commenting technique.

I look forward to your views in the comments section. What is your blog commenting technique like? Are there any tips you can add?


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  1. Kundan

    Already tried to implement your methods ie how to comment in this comment, isn’t it? ?

    • Joe

      You’re doing it!

      Although your comment is short, it’s relevant. That’s good, it let’s the writer know you actually read the post. People who write those short “good post!” comments probably didn’t even read the article and just want a free backlink.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Joe,
        Thanks for responding to my reader. I appreciate the support. I expected the guest author to come which explains my delay. Considering I’m five days late with my response, this was truly helpful. Thank you.

        • Prosper Noah

          Thanks for the awesome reply!

          I’ve been away for a while, am back!

          Hope you good

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kundan,
      I agree with Joe. You’re doing fine. Just the fact that you mentioned a “method” shows you read the post. So many who just want links write “nice job.”

      • Anil Agarwal

        I don’t believe in leaving comments just for the sake of links (as most of them are of nofollow, so no real search value).

        But when you’re leaving comments for building relationships over links, that can go a long way.

        Make sure to add as much value as you can while leaving comments.

        People should be able to leave comments on your own blog after reading your comments (make your comments so good!). Also use their names while leaving comments and NEVER leave one liners unless you’re Seth Godin!

        Thanks for the post Janice.

  2. Yusuf Bitrus

    Good work here
    I want to ask
    Is it possible to delete all my website post and de-indexe them ?
    I want to start my seo from scratch again… Am finding it deficult to get enough traffic from search engine.

    Please will like to know if it is going to affect my SEO blog URL is

    Does the domain affect the SEO?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Yusef,
      I expected the guest author to come and answer your question. I am sorry but I honestly don’t know. May I recommend going to Quora? So many people go there to get answers to questions like this. is the site. Thank you for trying to reach out to us.

    • Prosper Noah

      Hi Bitrus,

      Sorry this is coming late
      I’ve been busy with some projects

      I will recommend you don’t delete the posts!

      You may improve the SEO instead!

      Make good use of Keyword Research tools such as SEMrush and Ahrefs to help you find easy to rank keywords for your niche!

      More success!

  3. Joan

    I like getting comments and commenting on other blogs, but I’m dismayed at the time it can take to keep up with it all. How do you organize your efforts and decide on the most important things to do? I’m not a full time blogger.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joan,
      Like you, I am not a full-time blogger.
      I run a blog, make a 104-page yearbook, teach history, and have a family and social life.
      You asked how I organize my efforts. May I leave you with a link which will answer your question.
      In this article, there are 3 different blogging schedules. Pick the one that suits you!
      Three choices await you for better organization and more sleep!
      Thanks for writing.

        • Janice Wald

          Thanks for the reply. Enjoy the post. I’m curious to know which one you pick, one of mine, Ralph’s schedule, or none of the above =).

  4. Jeanette S. Hall

    Thanks for the great teaching about the importance of commenting on other people’s blog posts. Have been too lax about always making comments. Think this will change for me now!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeanette,
      Great seeing you this week. Thanks for writing. I’m glad Prosper’s article inspired you. He inspired me to be a better commenter too.

    • Prosper Noah

      Hi Jeanette,

      Yes, most times we feel relaxed but if we take some good time to leave comments it’d definitely pay in the long run!

      Do have a great time!

  5. Susan Velez

    Hi Prosper and Janice,

    Nice to see you on Janice’s blog Prosper. I love commenting on people’s blog, that’s actually how I’ve built up some great friends.

    You’re right, when you comment, you definitely want to make sure that you’re taking the time to leave comments that the blog owner will approve. I still get a bunch of comments that look like spam.

    You would think that people would learn by now. Unfortunately, many people are just trying to get a backlink. Me, I’d rather take the time to comment correctly.

    I’ve used this my commenting method to help me open up the door for some guest posting opportunities I never thought I’d get.

    So even if you don’t get a lot of traffic or don’t care about the backlink. It’s still a great way to start networking with other bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us have a great day 🙂


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Susan,
      I have been so impressed by your blogging efforts. I don’t remember if I asked: Do you work outside the home? I hope I’m not prying but I think it’s relevant to how much time we have to leave detailed comments. You may be aware I do work outside the home as a teacher.

      • Susan Velez

        Hi Janice,

        No, I work from home as a WordPress freelancer. So I don’t get a lot of time to work on my blog. But I am working hard to replace my freelancing income so I can stop freelancing.

        I did hear that you are a teacher. It amazes me that you can get so much done with a job outside of the home. What grade do you teach?


        • Janice Wald

          I teach medieval history to seventh graders and I make the yearbook with seventh and eighth graders.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Yasar,
      Thanks for writing us this week. I’m glad you enjoyed the article. I’m flattered you called it “a guide.”

    • Prosper Noah

      Hey Yasar,

      Glad to see you here on Janice’s Blog and thanks for leaving your comment

  6. vikash

    Hi ! Thanks for sharing this great teaching about the importance of commenting on other people’s blog posts.

  7. Chris DeeWaard

    Hi Janice and Prosper.

    Excellent tips here about blog commenting and the benefits of doing it correctly and thanks for the mention. Much appreciated.

    We all want traffic. Who doesn’t? But, the relationships that we build with others through our own and other blogs are invaluable. It’s the relationships that can eventually lead to more subscribers and sales.

    If I were to add one thing about visiting other commenters’ blogs, it would be to make sure they are in your niche. What I mean is, since we are in the blogging tips niche, we tend to get visitors, i.e. other bloggers who are looking for solutions to help them build there blogs, no matter what their niches are. Now, I would only visit a blog that’s related to my niche, whether it’s to learn new tips and techniques, ways to monetize my blog, etc. The only exception would be maybe a blog that’s in the self-improvement niche.

    Also, when leaving comments, talk about your experiences related to the topic, good or bad. If you don’t have experience, ask questions. Chances are, if you have a problem you need solved, there are others with the same problem. You never know who may be able to provide the answer, the original author or possibly another visitor.

    Thanks for sharing this great information.

    Have a good one……Chris

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Chris,
      Exciting to see you here. Thanks for coming by. I agree with your advice. When I promote my posts in Facebook groups, sometimes reciprocal comments are required. My first choice is definitely to go to like-minded bloggers in my niche. I’ve made friends that way too.

    • Prosper Noah

      Sure thing Chris!

      The relationship is Key ?
      Thanks for the awesome contribution

  8. Leanne

    It’s an interesting concept Janice – I comment because I like to engage with other bloggers. I don’t subscribe to very many blogs because I hate having an overflowing email inbox, so I don’t really expect much in the way of subscribers to my blog. I’m happy to comment and share the love and make friends because that’s what it’s all about for me – but it was amazing to see that it can have a bonus outcome!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      I am more apt to comment on bloggers in my niche. I may have questions or want to share experiences.
      At other times, I engage in Facebook groups (or linky parties) where they require commenting. It’s a good thing too– I’ve made friends that way. I consider you one of them =) Thanks for writing.

  9. Christie Hawkes

    Thanks Janice (and Prosper)! I always try to make thoughtful comments and use names, because I try enjoy getting to know other bloggers and contribute to the conversations. I also click through to check out other commenters for the same reason. I haven’t heard of Drop My LInk, so that’s something new I can check out. Thanks again and have a lovely weekend.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Christie,
      Thanks for writing us this week. I hadn’t heard of Drop My Link either. I tried to check it out, but if I remember correctly, I was at school where the site was blocked. Did you check it out? If so, what did you think? Thanks for writing.

    • Prosper Noah

      Hi Christie,

      Thanks for leaving a comment, Dropmylink isn’t so popular but a kinda helpful tool for blog commenting!

      Hope you are having a great time!

  10. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hello Janice and Prosper,

    Blog commenting is a great way to connect with bloggers and the content. Making a constructive and meaningful comment can help you to build a good audience base and readership. I personally had received tons of spam emails on my blog which is just for creating backlinks. This is really annoying and irritating as well. I have moved to disqus and the spam comments drops to zero. Thanks for sharing these great insights.

    Have a great day:)

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Vishwajeet,
      Thanks for writing us this week. Recently, my spam catcher is catching more comments, many of which are indeed spam. Do you find you still get as many (nonspam) comments with Disqus?

      • Vishwajeet Kumar

        Disqus is a great plugin to prevent spam comments. However, if you have a big site than it would impact your site loading speed especially if you are on shared server. VPS users can use it without any problem.

    • Prosper Noah

      I haven’t used Disqus blog comment system but I hear it’s super cool especially when it comes to preventing spam!

      However, the other side is it may discourage comments!

      What do you think?

  11. Donna Parker

    Now I’m super nervous about commenting correctly, Janice, but here goes nothing…
    You know I love your blog not just because you’re amazing, but it’s that you’re always able to cut to the chase and give us great advice in an efficient, effective way.
    I don’t comment on blogs as often as I should because I always feel awkward and go blank with what to say or I ramble on (kinda my thing) and bore people to death. Dropped by from #BloggersPitStop today, although I’m always glad to be here to benefit from your blogging wisdom, dear Janice.
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. I’m bookmarking this and sharing it so others can find you. 🙂 xox

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  14. Emma

    I’ve never done a book club or anything like that on the blog, because you can’t have a virtual wine party (the best part of a book club.. or can you?) and I never know when I’ll actually finish a book. Sometimes I’ll quit halfway through (cough, 50 shades, cough)… but if you’d like to read this one along with me, I’m really enjoying it so far ?

  15. Altavista Costa Rica

    love your blog not just because you’re amazing, but it’s that you’re always able to cut to the chase and give us great advice in an efficient, effective way.
    I don’t comment on blogs as often as I should because I always feel awkward and go blank with what to say or I ramble on (kinda my thing) and bore people to death. Dropped by from #BloggersPitStop today, although I’m always glad to be here to benefit from your blogging wisdom, dear Janice.

  16. rehman

    I haven’t used Disqus blog comment system but I hear it’s super cool especially when it comes to preventing spam!
    However, the other side is it may discourage comments!
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  17. aftab

    I don’t comment on blogs as often as I should because I always feel awkward and go blank with what to say or I ramble on and bore people to death.

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