As internet marketers, one of our main goals is to get more people to our site – more traffic equals more money. One main way of increasing traffic to your sites includes getting backlinks from relevant blogs. This process may begin by us spending time finding and reading relevant blogs. Then we write an outstanding comment and hope that it gets approved so that we can get a high-quality backlink. Unfortunately, this process often ends with us finding out that our comment was not approved. There are many ways that we can improve our blog comments so that the site owner will publish them.
Comment Specifically on the Post
One reason that your comments may get denied is that they do not say anything specifically related to the blog post. Some people who are attempting to get links use a generic statement such as “I really enjoyed this blog post. It was very informative”. This does not relate to the blog post at all. People in charge of approving or denying the comment will probably look at this and decide that it has no relevance to their blog. In order to provide a relevant blog comment you must read the post. After reading, pick out 1-3 statements that you enjoyed and comment on them.
Keep it Short
The main focus of your comment should be the person’s blog. People who think that long blog comments will get them approved are often mistaken. You do not want to overshadow the blog post. If you have chosen to talk about three points, write three short paragraphs.
What’s Your Name?
Many people who are trying to get backlinks through blog comments place a keyword in the name section. People who are internet marketing savvy may delete this type of comment immediately. Site owners want their readers to be able to connect with you as a person and not as a link. Using your name adds a personal touch that will be appreciated.
Linking to your site
Many people make the mistake of automatically linking to their site within the text of their comment. On some blogs, this may be considered spam and get your comment deleted. You should place your link in the section provided. If your site offers relevant information to that specific blog post, then it is probably acceptable to place it within the blog comment.
Writing blog comments can a great way to build backlinks to your site in order to improve traffic. However, you may waste valuable time writing blog comments that will just get denied. By following these few simple steps you can improve your comment approval rate, increase your traffic, and make more money.