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7 Recipes for Writing Great Blog Comments

Updated on March 10, 2018

Bloggers and internet marketers have seen the value that blog commenting gives and therefore, they resort to various unethical ways of building backlinks via blog commenting.

Spammers have now taken over the entire internet world and this issue of blog spammers has become so worrifying nowadays.This specific matter has made most bloggers/blog owners to become more strict, when it comes to comment moderation.

Blog owners are not interested in junk and spam comments. What they truly need is honest and positive feedback from their loyal readers. Every person gets happy when they see a friendly and kind comment in their webpage, and I know that most bloggers definitely dislike the regular SPAMMY comment format such as: “GREAT POST”, “NICE BLOG”, “GREAT ARTICLE” etc.

These kind of comments usually end up getting instantly deleted and I believe that most bloggers do the same thing as well. Besides, who likes spammers?

When it comes to my experience, I know that writing great comments is not that big of a deal, but for those that don’t know what writing it entails; this post will be really helpful for you.

I will be sharing with you 7 Recipes for Writing Great Blog Comments. These tips will help you write great comments that will surely get approved and can also drive traffic back to your website.

So, here we go!

# 1. Don’t Use Keywords in "Name Field"

A great blog comment should have an identity and that identity is going to be your name. As I always say, “Putting keywords in your name field is like having a placard on your Forehead that says “SPAMMER” ”.

The first thing that can piss off a blog owner is leaving a comment without your real name. It doesn't matter how valuable that comment may be, since if you do this little and "insignificant" for you mistake, your comment will probably be automatically sent to the trash folder.

Bloggers want to know that their readers are ready to build a connection with them and this cannot be achieved if the name is missing and the comment looks like it's from a bot. So, start making sure that you use your real name in comments (First name is okay) , and always make sure that you avoid using keywords instead of your real name.

#2. Ask For New Information or Add Some on Your Own

Asking a question or adding new information in your comment is a very important recipe for writing great blog ones. There is no way that you will ask a question or add new information in it and look like a spam bot.

The truth is that spam bots and spammers don’t “ask questions” or “add new information”; All they care about is the backlinks that they want to build. Asking a question or adding new information gives room for interaction and this can be also beneficial for you, if you want to generate some buzz and traffic to your blog via commenting.

#3. Don’t Drop Links in "Comment Field"

I believe that the URL field is enough for any kind of links that you may want to insert (I'm know that spammers may disagree with this). The comment box is meant for your comment and your comment only; dropping links in this field is not only unprofessional, but it also “raises a spammer alert” on you.

If you want to get your comment approved, you need to avoid dropping any kind of links in the comment field/box. If your comment is attractive, people will naturally check you out and as a result, find out more about you.

#4. Have Correct Spellings and Grammar

A great comment should be grammatically correct as much as possible. Having good grammar in your comment is great for promoting yourself. It portrays you well in the eyes of other people that will be reading your comment.

You should also avoid swearing because it is not what everyone would like to come across, since readers finding your comment out may consider you a person not worth spending time for, and this may hinder them from understanding and reading your comment.

So, it is advisable to avoid swearing, but you can, only once in a while, and of course, not offensive swearing words.

#5. Write Relevant Comments

Your comment must be relevant to the post you are commenting on. If it isn't, it will be probably get instantly thrown into the trash folder. A comment box is not a place for rants, ramblings or indirect advertising of your products and services.

Make sure you always write comments that are meaningful and synoptic, and as always, make sure that they are relevant to the topic you're writing on. This is very important, if you want your comment to get approved.

#6. Compliment the Writer

There is nothing wrong with giving credits to people who truly deserve it. So, if the post has been helpful to you, feel free to express your feelings by complimenting the author of the post, but make sure to avoid doing it frequently, since this is the most common strategy used by bots and spammers.

Compliments works well when you mix them up with other recipes mentioned in this post.

#7. Proof Read and Edit before Submitting

Proof reading your comment before submission is very important, since we all know how well our computer keyboard and mobile keypads can mess with us and as a result, have stupid mistakes while typing, especially when we are in a hurry to express our feelings.

Proof reading will help you find spelling errors and grammar mistakes in your comments, and you will be able to edit them, in order to make them look perfect.

Conclusion

So, here we are. We have been finally able to analyze the 7 recipes that make up a great comment. If you use these "ingredients",I am sure that you will gain much more attention from your commenting campaigns.

For those that don’t know how to write great comments, I hope that this post has helped you a lot; if you have any other tips, feel free to share them with the rest of the readers in the comment section.

© 2018 Yiannis Kourtakis

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