8 benefits of commenting on blogs

benefits of commenting on blogs

I originally set up The Commenting Club because I wanted to advocate the benefits of commenting on blogs.

But as time went on, I realised commenting was a much broader subject, and what I wanted to say could easily progress onto social media as well.

However, I still maintain the importance of blog commenting, especially since it has gone into decline since 2014.

Take a look at this infographic:

8 benefits of commenting on blogs

And here's some code you could paste into your own posts (via the text mode) if you want to share this Infographic with your readers.

It explores 8 benefits of commenting on a blog.

1. Commenting gets you noticed

You may want to get a certain blogger to notice you. This is especially if you want to guest post on their blog, or get one of your products reviewed by them. How do you go about it?

Well, you 'social stalk' them. This isn't as horrific as it sounds. What it entails is for you to start regularly reading their blog, and consistently commenting on their posts.

If your comments are relevant, worthy and valuable, the blogger will notice you. And all the more if they start to rely on you leaving a quality comment on their posts.

2. Commenting builds relationships

Continuing from above, the benefits of commenting on other people's blogs means you can start to build a professional relationship with them.

Social stalking is all about reading to find out more about the blogger, and through commenting on their posts, getting them to know, like and trust you for what you are.

This consists of you writing the kind of comments that helps them and their readers. Be forthcoming, positive and share your knowledge when and where it's needed. This will draw attention to you and what you represent, for the right reasons.

3. Commenting drives traffic

If you think adding a link to your blog inside your comments is the answer, you are sorely mistaken. This is what spammers do, and you don't want to be associated with those.

Excellent, well-written comments full of value and relevant opinions will showcase you as a worthy blogger. If you manage to strike a chord with other readers, they may well feel compelled to click on your name to find out more about you and your blog.

The acceptable link to your blog is the URL you provide when you fill in your details before submitting your comment. And a more profitable way would be to use a relevant post's URL rather than your blog's homepage.

4. Commenting generates new ideas

Worthy commenting is writing a reasonable amount, certainly a lot more than the usual 'Nice post!' many commenters deign to think is adequate.

Write an introduction with a greeting, the main point in at least 3 sentences, and finally a concluding paragraph. If you want inspiration for what to write about, re-read the post again carefully to get the information you need.

However, writing too much is just as bad as not enough. If you feel compelled to write a massive amount, transfer this over to your own blog as a separate post, and condense a summary for the comment. Remember as a commenter you are a guest on the blog, and should not undermine the blogger with too long a response.

5. Commenting gives you feedback

Receiving comments on your blog is always an exciting experience. It shows that people have bothered to read your posts and appreciate them enough to have their say.

Encourage your readers to comment on every post. The feedback they give you not only reassures you you're writing what they want, they could also give you ideas for what to write next.

The benefits of commenting on blogs means you are also able to give feedback to help other bloggers. They will certainly be thankful for any help you could give them.

6. Commenting shows your expertise

Part of being helpful with commenting is sharing your knowledge. If applicable, search out any gaps in the post, and fill them with your expertise to further the post's content and educate the blogger and other readers.

Commenting is all about giving before you receive. This altruistic stance will soon set you up as the blogger that is willing to share what they know in order to help others and make a difference to their day.

If you manage to succeed in this, you will soon get seen as someone that offers the best value, especially if it is relevant and worthy. It is important that these attributes are kept, if you want to maintain your hard earned credibility. And your readers will be more likely to click on your name to read your other posts on your blog.

7. Commenting creates backlinks

I've already mentioned in #3 about the importance of avoiding peppering your comments with links, but instead submitting a relevant URL with your details. Any reader that clicks on your name would much rather read a comparable post than being confronted with a faceless homepage.

If you have to use a link to support the main point of your comment, do so discretely. Certainly no more than one per comment, and describe why you have added it to reinforce the necessity.

In addition to the usual benefits of commenting on blogs, frequent commenting on relevant blogs linking back to equally relevant posts on your blog will help raise your Domain Authority of your blog.

8. Commenting causes popularity

Encouraging lots of comments on your blog shows not only that you are writing the right kind of posts, but also that your readers want to read them. Adding suitable call to action questions at the end of your posts will stimulate your readers to comment more.

A blog that receives multiple comments gives the impression it is a popular one. It is attractive not only to passing readers, who will want to know what's going on, but also to the search engines.

Search engine spiders are programmed to search out popularity, as it suggests the content must be of exceptional quality and therefore indexable. Many comments must have arisen from well written posts, so the spiders are drawn to successful blogs with avid readers who regularly comment on them.

How would the benefits of commenting affect you?

Are you looking to get noticed by influential bloggers? Would you like to increase the traffic back to your blog?

Does getting feedback help you with your content schedule? Did you know that spiders crawl comments just as much as the post's content?

Do you value increasing your blog's DA? Do you have a lot of knowledge you know would help others?

Let us know in the comments whether you have already had success through the benefits of commenting on blogs. Or whether having read this post, you are going to give more commenting a try!

Alice Elliott
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  • Hi Alice,
    What a joy to be here again!
    I am so glad to read about my fav. subject.
    I still remember, an year back you featured my on these columns about my Commenting experience.
    It is really good to read the importance of commenting on blogs.
    The infographic looks well designed simple and elegant.
    Will surely incorporate this into my blog post I wrote a sometime back, will update it and incoroporate this into it. https://www.pvariel.com/the-power-of-blog-comments/
    Thanks for sharing.
    PS: Sad to note that the post which speaks about the importance of commenting on blogs got no comments, I am glad that I am the first one in line. LOL 🙂
    Keep wriitng
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

    • Hi Phil, how can I forget you? You are one of my best commenters!

      Thank you so much for mentioning this post in your commenting post. The infographic looks good, doesn’t it! I believe in including visuals to explain my concepts in a clearer way.

      Because I don’t practice what I preach, I’m a bit short on commenters. But once I’ve finished my posting series and courses, I’ll start properly commenting to promote my resources.

  • Hi, Thank you and congrats, it is very good article on benefits of commenting on blogs. I have picked up some new and interesting merits of commenting

      • Well, it’s really hard time to give weightage over others but I think we cannot eliminate any single one over others. It seems to me that these are clear; elimination of one will affect all the process. I think the 6th merit “commenting shows expertise” is the best one because it’s not only deals with knowledge and writing skills but also the blogging techniques.

        • Thank you for replying Ryan. Which expertise would you showcase in a comment – as long as it was relevant to the original post? Remember the need to add value so that anyone who reads it can benefit from your knowledge.

          • I have just given my feedback (understanding about blog writing and commenting) I added my understanding accordingly. As a beginner, I am so excited and will continue to learn unless I have mastered it.

            • Actually Ryan you are mastering commenting extremely well! We have created an excellent thread which I’m sure other readers will enjoy. It is so gratifying to have someone who answers my replies to this extent, which creates a real conversation!

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