The Commenting Club
The safe haven for commenting, engagement and interaction
I help you to understand the benefits of commenting, engagement and interaction
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Excellent reasons why content writers are great at commenting
Why altruism is important when it comes to commenting
The benefits of adding value to your comments
How to encourage comments through participation
How to comment positively
How to get social proof through commenting
How to strike up conversations in your comments
How to generate inbound leads using social chat
10 steps to get qualified leads using social chat
How social chat stimulates SEO for an increase in blog traffic
Best ways to socially use hashtags for reach
10 rules for commenting on blogs
7 key metrics to track website engagement in 2023
18 statistics about video engagement in 2023
Top 10 tips for writing a great comment that gets noticed
Is it OK to get upset when people post mean comments?
How to handle negative comments about your business
How to cope with backhanded comments
Would turning off commenting help combat toxicity?
How to tell if a commenting bot has visited your blog
How do you recognise spam comments?
Commenting mistakes to avoid which could mark you as a spammer
How to make sure your comments avoid spam folders
Alice Elliott • Blogger
Aka the Fairy Blog Mother, I have been associated with blogging for almost two decades. But since 2014 I have been focusing on commenting and why it has been declining.
During the time I've been creating The Commenting Club, I have been fascinated by the benefits commenting, engagement and interaction can have. So many people disregard, abuse or neglect the power of comments, and businesses who fail to engage with their customers are missing a trick!
Proper interaction is perfect for all size businesses, new or established bloggers and can save you a lot of money from doing expensive digital marketing tactics!
How I work
You read my blog posts and take a relevant e-course or challenge to understand the aspect of commenting, engagement and interaction which you are most interested in.
You take what you have learned from my educational resources and put them to use within your own business, blog or social media activities. Without any activity, you won't get results.
With consistent and purposeful action using the concepts and techniques I have taught you, you will start to see results with your strategic objectives and you will soon reap the benefits.
Why work with me
Write comments with value, purpose and magnetism
Avoid wasting the opportunity to attract attention, help someone or increase your reputation purely by writing a lousy comment!
Gain more traffic through increased popularity and SEO
Learn how commenting not only attracts attention to you, but also your blog/website, social status reach and search engines algorithms.
Gain from a community of like-minded advocates
Your audience will benefit from conversation and discussion, and continued interaction results in referrals and policing against trolls.
Social listening for customer service and research purposes
Proper social commenting can help your business to provide a better service for your customers, as well as find out their preferences.
I can help you achieve a better social impact within the web
I am often asked "How do I get more blog readers?". Well, rather than trying to fathom out Search Engine Optimisation or fork out for expensive PPC advertising, all of which do not guarantee visitors who are really interested in your posts, my e-courses "An alternative method to get more web traffic" and "How to attract readers who comment" will show you how to accrue a large community of regular and engaged readers who will help to increase your social reach, your blog's popularity and also attract the attention of the search engines as a result.
Businesses who make the effort to regularly converse with their customers, undertake social listening to find out how their brand is performing, and have a team devoted to responding quickly and efficiently to requests on social media, are more likely to have a loyal customer base who will happily use Word of Mouth to tell their friends. Since people buy from people, you could also encourage User Generated Content on your social platforms to showcase how your products or services work as social testimonials people can easily relate to.
Social listening is the best way to start researching into your customers' preferences on social media. Rather than launching in like a bull in a china shop, those who lurk and learn before joining in the conversation will be in a much better place to contribute more effectively towards creating social relationships. Here you can find out not only how your brand is performing, but also your competitors' as well. You will also understand the frequently asked questions your customers usually ask, of which this feedback is vital towards improving your business and your website's performance.
Getting a lot of 'hits' on your website or blog, or a lot of impressions on your PPC adverts, isn't as impressive as it sounds. What you really want is to measure user engagement. Getting people to actually do someone rather than merely show up, or gather social proof which shows you have an engaged audience, results in far more meaningful and useful stats. Their feedback can be used for future improvements, encouraging regular attendance can create a community of like-minded advocates, and the actual presence of engagement proves your business is on the right track.
Here’s what people are saying
A blog is more than just an individual's writings and thoughts; it is a conversation. The most successful blogs are those with plentiful comments that keep them alive. And if you comment on other people's successful blogs, that will inevitably help your blog too. Giving comments on one blog makes it more likely that you will get comments on yours.
The Internet Psychologist
Commenting really has had a steep decline. Yet it’s so important! It gives bloggers encouragement and a thoughtful comment also puts your name in front of others who may never have seen you before. There are so many good reasons to learn how to comment right. And Alice is certainly the person to help you with that.
COO at Curatti.com
The Commenting Club is a nice idea, Alice. Commenting (and a commenting strategy) is so important and is always an early section of my marketing on LinkedIn sessions... though key elsewhere as well of course. So good to see something like this!
The LinkedIn Professional
I love your Commenting Club concept. Already I'm learning so many nuances from just reading your blogs! You have helped me to realise so much more about the value of commenting and how helpful it is as an under-used aspect of business growth.
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