Blog Commenting – Doing it the organized way
Most people consider blog commenting to be a link building strategy that is not exactly helpful and only an avenue to waste time and effort. What is required though is to look at blog commenting with a clear mind and realize that it is a link building strategy that strengthens your authority, as well as relationships in the industry, with direct returns guaranteeing more traffic, as well as organic links.
In order to successfully, make use of the process of blog-commenting you need to forget industry norms like dofollow, nofollow, the usage of keywords and so on, but instead focus on the following integral aspects:
First find the blog that fits your requirement
While searching for blogs make sure that you are observing your industry’s blogosphere and for the specific blogs that are engaging as well as enjoy a good traffic and they do not always have to be ranked top. You can look up for blogs on PostRank by searching for your particular area of need. You can also make use of Sphinn if the marketing industry of the internet is your particular niche.
The moment you have a couple of good blogs you are open to spread by branching out to blogs of the best commentators of the blogs you have in hand. If a site happens to have multiple authors, then there is a probability that all of them might be having their own personal blogs, which you can make use of too.
RSS subscriptions that can be utilized by means of the Google Reader help in organizing and keeping a tab on the blogs that you follow.
Stay ahead and sound smart
Always try to be one of the first if not the first commenter on a new post on a blog. Also, never leave a useless comment, like “great post” or “first” but leave an intelligent comment that guarantees a response. There is no point in being the first commenter if you have nothing to add to a particular post or give some valuable insight.
If you do not want to be tagged as a spam commenter, then you have to quit the practice of getting many links from multiple domains, and instead try becoming a regular contributor on a few forums. If you are anonymous in multiple forums, then it is meaningless and hence advisable to be a known personality on a few platforms instead. Setting up a Gravatar is expected as a profile photo always helps in giving you an edge.
Get out of your comfort zone
Your job does not end at commenting and you can follow it up by tweeting the author’s post, as well. Do these little things in order to make sure the author notices you.
Wondering what doing all of this will achieve is obvious. What you attain is strong blogger relationships which helps in getting linked back, getting your content retweeted and other link building activities. Also, you will get traffic back that will make second visits only if you have good content on your website or blog. Blog commenting can work wonders if done in an organized and organic manner.