Nothing gets under your skin quicker than a sarcastic person am I right?
The snide remarks from a miserable boss. Feeling unappreciated for a job you thought was well done.
It’s a pain when someone complements you, but you KNOW in your heart they were just being sarcastic?
Well, you understand, its the exact same in the blogging neighborhood.
When expert blog owners see blog comments like “Great Article!” or “Loved this post”, we understand it isn’t a sincere remark about our work. To be completely honest, we view these kinds of remarks as spam!
A Blog Comment is Content
If you have fallen into the trap of leaving small inconsequential blog comments then you REALLY need to understand the following – Blog Comments are content!
That’s right. When Google craws a site they look at more than at the article itself. They craw the comments too! The infamous “Google Bots” are drawn to new comments like bees to honey.
How do you think your comment becomes a back link?
Their job is to determine if the content is relevant to the content on the page.
So, understanding why blog commenting properly is so important, be sure to follow these ____ magical tricks to use when Blog Commenting. And, watch your web site page sky rocket!
3 Magical Tricks to Use When Blog Commenting
Don’t misunderstand me. It’s fine to comment your excitement and also remark something like ‘fantastic job’ or ‘great article’–
However much more notably would be to inform the writer WHY you considered it to be a wonderful article! But, before you get that far you will want to introduce yourself.
# 1 – The Blog Commenting “Hand Shake”
You wouldn’t approach a complete stranger on the street and just start talking to them would you?
Or, do you think you would have a better chance of engaging the individual AFTER you have introduced yourself.
It’s the same with blog commenting. The very best blog comments begin with a welcoming.
As Dale Carnegie once said, “A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
You don’t need to spend a lot of time here. Something straightforward such as, “Hi (writer’s name), I’m Bubbie” … will do.
Prior to starting your remarks, take a moment and introduce yourself and acknowledge the writer by name!
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“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie.
# 2 – Praise the Writer for a Good Job
“Great Post,” really don’t cut it here.
When you begin your comment with praise such as “Great post on…..,” you leave the impression that you are aware of the theme of the post.
Use phrases like:
- “I found your point on (topic) rather interesting…because….”
- “I loved the way you explained your (number) point. It is so true that…..”
It is also worthy to note here. It is a good practice to use the article’s Title here.
# 3 – Included a Personal Note to Your Blog Comments
Look for something in the post you associate with the writer. Did you have the same experience they are writing about?
Did you use the same method to solve the problem?
How did his/her content help you?
And NOW is the opportunity to share who YOU are!
- ” After networking online for the last 3 years, I have seen the same (X) problems or advantages …”
- ” As a starting Amazon Affiliate I fought with a few of the very same troubles stated above …”.
- “…I remember going through the exact same struggle. And, if it wasn’t for (a point in the article) I don’t believe I ever could have raised to where I am today!
In the third example, you bond with the author and HIS readers by going through the same “experience”. You also give credit to the writer by telling him how the topic helped you.
It also increases the “curiosity” level to a boiling point. Both the writer as well as future viewers of the blog post will certainly question who you are. And, traffic to your site will increase!
REMEMBER: This is not the moment to tell your “Story”. Just leave something simple that reveals a part of who you are and not screams, “Check me out!”.
BONUS TRICK –
Ask Questions in Your Blog Comments.
This is my favorite blog commenting strategy of all.
Statistics show, when most people are surfing the internet and come upon a questions, they stop and read it! Subconsciously, the want to know if the question pertains to them or their well being.
Take advantage of this little trick. While reading the article if you have a question, ask the writer in the comments section. This will accomplish several things:
When the writer sees your comment and question, he will be more than happy to elaborate a moment more on the subject because it provides him/her an additional opportunity to reveal his/her knowledge on the subject.
And, now a dialogue has started.
Friendships are forged. And, fortunes are made!
Don’t consider blog commenting as a chore that must be done! Consider it as a method to get in touch with the writer. And, if done properly, it constructs a bond in between you and them.
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