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Blog Commenting: Most Underrated Strategy?

You might already have heard a lot about the “blog commenting strategy.”

But did you ever consider it seriously to grow your blog?

After a long research and personal experiences, I’m bringing this “blog commenting guide” to let you understand whether the strategy works or not.

Just in case if you don’t know yet…

What is blog commenting SEO strategy and why should you do?

“Blog commenting is a process of building relationships with bloggers and their audience by commenting on their blog posts.”

Blog commenting could

  • Bring you the decent user traffic
  • Open up the doors for tons of guest posting opportunities and thus backlinks
  • Help you brush up your reading and writing skills
  • Help you become authoritative in your niche
  • Of course, build long-run relationships

How blog commenting works?

To the point

  1. Set up a Gravatar account on WordPress.com (Add your real name, Image & email ID).
  2. Now you need to make a list of your niche-relevant blogs, visit them, read their content and drop your genuine thoughts.

That’s it. If the blog owner find your comments valuable, you could see yourself in their comments section.

Types of Blog comments

  1. No-follow link comments
  2. Do-follow link comments

Now let’s discuss a bit more about them.

No-follow link comments

These are the general types that we see on most of the blogs.

You enter your name, email ID, URL, and comment. You get a no-follow link with your name is Anchor text.

Here is how it looks:

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CommentLuv blog comments

In default, all the comments on WordPress.org are counted as no-follow links.

But if you drop a comment on CommenLuv enabled blog post, you shall get a do-follow link to your blog. Well, I am not saying it, most of the experts do say that.

What is CommentLuv?

CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin that overwrites the above-mentioned default rule and gives you a do-follow link.

Here is an example of it…

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It has a cool feature.

When you enter your blog URL, CommentLuv plugin automatically fetches your latest blog post and display it with the title as ‘Recently posted’ as you can see in the above picture.

It means, totally, you’re getting two do-follow links.

Do we really get a do-follow link through CommentLuv?

No one is so sure about it. Even I think how Google let someone to build backlinks in such an easy way.

Without wasting a moment, I want you to take a look at Nikola Roza’s article about “Are CommentLuv’s Do-follow links worth it?”

It is a great read and clarifies most of your confusion about CommentLuv’s comments.

Let’s go a bit deeper.

How to find blog commenting sites?

More than 90% of bloggers have enabled comments on their blogs. So all you need to do is find those blogs and bloggers. Here are some ways:

  1. Join blogging communities on Facebook
  2. Create an account on Twitter, Pinterest, Quora and find blogs by following topics related to blogging
  3. Spy on your competitors using tools like SEMrush

Now you have found the blogs which are allowing comments. The next step is to choose the blogs wisely to comment on. You can make a list through regular MS Excel or Google sheets.

Make a schedule to drop comments on those blogs.

If you are not sure about it, here is how I do it:

I already made a list of around 40-50 blogs on my Google sheets and I make sure to drop at least 1-2 comments daily on those blogs, number-wise.

Tips to make the most out of blog commenting strategy

Since you understand everything about blog commenting for SEO and growth, I don’t want you to rush making the mistakes and end up getting nothing through the strategy.

Here are a few tips that I have learned on time to time basis:

Tip 1:

There are ways to do blog commenting – Manual & Paid.

Paid, such as using comment injector tools or hiring someone to do it.

I want you to go with the manual method but not paying to some agency or using a tool to get the work done. Bloggers are smart enough to find out who is real and who is commenting solely for link purposes.

So build long run relationships by being real.

Tip 2:

Be human and conversational.

If you simply limit yourself to comments like “Awesome post”, “Excellent tips” or “great information,” your comment might get approved, but you will never be remembered by the people around you.”

But if you take the time to read the article completely and then go to publish a valuable comment, you will have better chances to understand the topic better and publish a comment gently. Here are some points to keep in mind while commenting:

  • Add value. For example, the author might not have talked about a particular point from the topic. You can comment on it in a more personal way.
  • Talk about your personal experience with the topic.
  • Ask a question 
  • Be kind enough to appreciate the author in the end.
  • Your comment could be even 1 sentence or 10 but it must be interesting to read and relevant.
  • Address the author with his/her name with a greeting.

Personalize your comment with humor, fun, and passion that inspire other readers to pay a  visit to you.

Sharing the blog post to your Twitter or Pinterest and mentioning the same in the comment creates a positive impact too. After all, we all love getting our content distributed across social media.

Tip 3:

Read – The entire blog post & others’ comments.

By taking a peek into it, you can learn the author’s and other commenters’  writing styles and how they are presenting their thoughts & opinions.

And it helps your mind to generate an effective comment instantly, especially if you are a beginner. Moreover, how can you construct a valuable comment if you don’t put the effort into reading the post properly?

Tip 4:

Avoid maintaining the comment templates on your computer.

Well, I use to do that, had a couple of comment templates that I had been publishing on others’ blogs. I didn’t take much time to realize that mistakes and quitting.

Let me tell why you shouldn’t do that?

Assume you are a genuine blogger but still, you paste the same template on various blogs. It shows that you have no interest and seriousness respecting others’ hard work. If you keep doing that, the author shall ban you and if it keeps happening, you will be classified as a spammer, something you don’t want if you want to grow as a blogger.

Tip 5:

Maintain the elements.

Constructing a comment in the RIGHT way is another major factor in blog commenting.

You have read the post but what if you’re not able to put your thoughts properly in a manner? Here is a common format for that:

  1. Greet the author by addressing with the name
  2. Your opinion on the subject
  3. Close the comment with a conclusion or a compliment.

Here is a perfect comment screenshot with above elements:

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This is the comment I captured on Navin Rao’s blog. As you can see, Enstine has nailed it by just doing it right. He impressed the author with his very first line and last lines.

I must say this type of compelling comments creates a good impact and increases other readers’ anxiety to visit and know about you.

Tip 6:

Do it RIGHT!

  • While creating a Gravatar account, I want you to use your real name, email ID and picture. But not a keyword/company name in the ‘name’ column.
  • Don’t let your commenting effort go in vain by entering the wrong email ID and appearing as a spammer. Use only that email ID which was attached to your gravatar account.
  • Now you have genuine intentions in dropping comments. But do you plan to publish those on relevant niche blogs? Always look for relevancy to drive more traffic and SEO benefits.
  • Do not drop the link(s) in the comment column unless it is necessary.

Tip 7:

Pick the point.

I want you to read the post till the end but I don’t want you to talk all about it.

Pick any sub-topic or a point from the article and comment about it. If you talk particularly about a subtopic or refer to it, the author understands that you’re a real blogger dug the article in-depth and shared opinion. It creates instant impact and makes the author remember you.

Tip 8:

Give yourself that little extra push.

I know blog commenting benefits are not instant. But don’t let this reason demotivate and stop you commenting regularly.

Invest your time and energy with patience…

Develop a commitment for blog commenting as you did to starting a blog and scaling it.

All the continuous efforts pay-off one fine day.

Tip 9:

Don’t be obsessive.

You don’t want to focus on blog commenting like you’re desperate to get the most out of it.

Slow and steady works fine.

If you keep building no-follow links through blog comments for a long time without having no one linking to you (do-follow) might also look like a link building scheme in the eyes of search engines.

So, grow your network through blog commenting and level it with guest posting strategy as well.

Is that all about blog commenting now?

I am afraid not.

I had asked a few of my buddies (who are actively commenting) to share their best tip(s) and here is what they talked:

7 experts thoughts on blog commenting strategy

1. Vishwajeet Kumar from Blogging gate

Blog commenting is a great way to build a relationship with other bloggers. Make sure your blog comments are authentic and relevant to the topic. Making vulgar/offensive and one-line comments won’t work at all. Dropping a comment with a personal approach is very helpful to build a bond with bloggers. In this way, people would also want to know more about you.

2. Lisa Sicard from Inspiretothrive.com

When you are blog commenting be sure to mention the author’s name. It’s like you are chatting in person.

Hi Mudassir, how are you today? I love what you wrote about xyx but I agree or don’t agree about xyz.”

Then add some other information to the post if applicable. End with “have a great day or week”. Make it more personable with your commenting. I try to comment on at least 5 blog posts per day.

3. Nikola Roza from Nikolaroza.com

Blog commenting works, but I need to clarify a thing.

Targeted blog commenting works.

What I mean is there are too many influencers online for you to connect with by leaving comments on their blogs.

There’s just not enough time in the day and there are more important things you should be doing.

Instead, a smarter approach is to pick 20 influencers that are a bit further along in their blogging journey compared to you (but not too much).

So you’re looking for mid-sized bloggers that also nurture and cultivate an active community on their blogs.

Because there’s no point in commenting in places where everyone can and with zero moderation.

So, gather those names in a spreadsheet and start commenting, ideally, you want to visit and revisit those blog 3 times per week. So 3x 20= 60 comments or about 9 per day.

Can you manage that over a period of several months?

If yes, then you will reap the benefits of blog commenting and that is building genuine connections within your niche.

The tangible results for you will be:

  • more comments on your blog,
  • more shares
  • and more links over time.

All this translates to you getting Google traffic making affiliate sales and having a business on your hands.

But it all starts with you being targeted with your blog commenting efforts.

It makes no sense to leave 100 comments on s 100 blogs. That’ targeted and wasted work for you.

4. Moss Clement from Mossmedia.biz

Ensure to read the post properly and do NOT take it to heart that you already know the topic.

Yes, you may know it, but the author may have come up with an angle that is new to you, or he may miss vital information that should have been included. So it is by reading the post material that you can come up with meaningful comments. The comments you make present you as an expert in your niche. In view of this, if you fail to read the blog post and make comments that are out of place, it will hurt your reputation and brand. Therefore, read the content carefully, then look for one or two loopholes and fill them up in your comments.

5. Navin Rao from Questioncage.com

For Me Blog Commenting is Magical.

This is how I made a lot of friends and that allows me to connect with them regularly.

In the Blogosphere having friends are the key to success. Well, I understand, blog commenting is also a way to obtain a lot of backlinks. Even if it is no-follow is valuable. Although those links might not help you to rank your pages, still it’s a good practice.

Not to forget, the links will live on the blog forever and that can send you referral traffic and those visitors may become the regular one.

But, blog commenting is not just putting a line and work for you. You need to provide value to the blog post with your comment. I appreciate the webmaster’s effort for putting that massive content altogether.

Read the blog post and then comment, at least skim it thoroughly, then you will have enough substance to write. Maybe you can also raise the points with are not covered, which will be also value addition to the blog post. Always use your original name, not keywords.

Be authentic and speak your mind.

6. Enstine Muki from Enstinemuki.com

Blog commenting has always been a powerful promotion and networking tool. In the early days of blogging, it was great in creating SEO backlinks. Google, however, has changed a lot, making the backlink value from the comment section very near nothing.

I think if you approach blog commenting with the motivation to create connections, you are certainly going to get other advantages added to the connections.

The reason is that hooking up with the right people in blogging is a huge step towards growth. Here are some tips to comment for connection:

  1. Read the articles properly
  2. Read other comments if available
  3. Drop a relevant comment
  4. Make it personal and conversational
  5. Appreciate the blogger for posting the content
  6. Comment again to comment.

Sticking around a blog with more relevant comments raises you above the average reader. You will always get noticed by the blog owners and if you add real value, the magic of networking will roll in.

7. Folajomi Ballo from Hugestepup.com

 As the highest value component of Networking, Blog Commenting is a lot more powerful and effective than you ever imagine.

Not only effective as a link building technique (argue that) but as a great tool to connect with influencers in your niche. Easier said than done right?

So how do you do blog commenting the right way?

Step 1:

Capture your targets: Don’t be a jack of all trade. Find mid-influencers in your niche, Open your spreadsheet and prepare your long list (as many influencers as possible).

If you are in the marketing niche, you don’t want to target Neil Patel or Brian Dean.  They are too busy, so it’s difficult to impress them.

For the rule of measurement, Target influencers with Domain Authority (DA) between 25 to 50. Not advisable to go for anything below or beyond.

Bonus: For better productivity, focus on influencers that suffer low comment rate. Anything below 10 comments (in 30 days) is a good target.

Step 2:

Schedule your comment list: Let’s say you compiled a list of 50 influencers, divide them into 5 different groups (10 per group). That way, your list will be more organized and stress-free to use.

Start shooting your shots: Now it’s time to start dropping those awesome comments focusing on a single group per day. However, there are few things to put in mind while doing blog commenting:

  • Must have a Gravatar account
  • Start comment with Salutation + Influencer Name (Hi James, Hey Mudassir)
  • Appreciate their content (eg. This is a super amazing piece)
  • Contribute your Idea (Minimum 40 words)
  • Delve more into a section of the content and speak from your personal experience (If Any)
  • Mention your name at the end (Optional)

Rinse and Repeat: As you might have guessed, Influencers are pretty busy. Don’t expect to get noticed soon. Crave for longevity; build a better relationship via weekly commenting on different posts.

By the time you continue this approach for 8 weeks, you no more a visitor, many influencers already have you on their radar. It’s then easy to pitch them (Guest Posts or Backlinks).

Bonus: Immediately you comment on influencers’ content, share it on social media (most preferably Twitter) and mention them.

The above technique already helped me connect with great influencers’ in my niche, it can help you too.

Conclusion – Blog commenting strategy

Still, got confusions?

Head over to read “How Ryan Biddulph built an online empire through the blog commenting.”

Connections play a major role in blogging growth.

And the connections start with blog commenting.  The article where you are going to drop a comment, that blog post could end up expanding its reach to the world. So invest time and always give your best while dropping a comment.

I have already made lots of good friends with the blog commenting strategy, and you can too.

How do you drop a comment? Do you like to share it with me?

I’m looking ahead to learn your thoughts.

Affiliate Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means I may earn a commission if you buy through my links. And it doesn’t impact your purchase in anyway. Read full disclosure.

35 thoughts on “Blog Commenting: Most Underrated Strategy?”

  1. Hi Mudassir, I think blog comments are a must on a blog today. I know many say we can chat on social media but sometimes in the comments we can be more personal and it helps bloggers to get to know one another.
    Therefore, I will not accept any contributors at my blog unless they have been commenting on the blog and sharing on social media. They have to be a part of “that community.” It also helps us to know what interests our readers more when they comment and what post in the future.
    Oftentimes, I have surprised when I write about something and many comment they didn’t know about it. Before writing it I assumed many read about it elsewhere but often that is not the case, as everyone is so busy today!
    Thanks for the mention and it’s nice to see how your blog is evolving and growing here Mudassir!

    1. Thanks, Lisa!

      I completely agree with what you said; Blog commenting is more personal and helps us to know each other.
      I am so happy to see you in my comments section. Please keep sharing the love!

  2. Hi Mudassir,
    I appreciate the mention; I’m humbled. The fact is that there is no better way to scale your business than to build relationships. And one of the best ways to do that is by commenting on relevant blogs. The more comments you make, the more bonds you create, and your business will grow. It was by leaving comments on blogs that I was as able to meet Pro bloggers in the industry, including landing guest blogging opportunities.

    1. Hi Moss,

      I am feeling great too to have you on my blog. You said it perfectly, the more comments we make the more bonds we develop and thus the business.

  3. Mudassir you are awesome bro. Thank you. All these awesome friends know the value in genuine blog commenting. Anybody can do it for free, and make a serious impact. Sounds like a good deal to me. Be authentic, and you will go far with blog commenting.


  4. Hi Mudassir,
    Blog commenting is so much about connecting and interacting. Having a conversation around the blog post. As you point out here there is an importance of reading the entire post. You can’t leave a valuable comment if you haven’t read the whole article. When I blog comment I’m not even thinking of the results as they appear on their own over time. Instead I enjoy reading and commenting … in hopes to add value to the conversation around the post. Excellent post Mudassir!

    1. Hi Cori,

      As you said, we can’t leave a valuable thought unless we take the time to read the whole post. And it is definitely worth it dropping a valuable personal comment. Take care, Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the support.

  5. Great post!
    Thanks for sharing!
    That is my comment and now I have to go and leave 20 more like this one.
    Genuine commenting is white hat and a wonderful way to build connections with your fellow bloggers.
    You’re right Mudassir to emphasize it so much. We bloggers who’re serious about seeing our blogs succeed can only achieve it by working together and helping each other out.

    That is why I’m very grateful to you for mentioning me here, and you can expect me to return the favor to you and your awesome blog. I never forget my friends and I try to be as helpful as I can be, and your blog post here and mentioning me made my day.
    Thanks Mudassir, buddy:)

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Nikola.

      I observed that you’d take quality time to help other bloggers via commenting, sharing their content and writing guest posts for them. It means a lot to bloggers like me. Keep sharing the love, bro.

  6. Hi Mudassir,
    You have written about one of my favorite topics when it comes to bogging: Commenting. First read the blog….Then give an authentic and honest comment. One can even take a part of the blog post and elaborate on that subject. There are so many ways to make an impact. The great thing is that you are honoring the person who created the blog post. The other is that when you leave a good comment other people notice that…ergo you can gain yourself a reader of your own blog.

    1. Hi Donna,

      It feels great to see you here. Yes, one can even take a small subject from the blog post and comment on it. That’s it, a simple and potential way to reap sweet benefits for FREE. On top of it, you are honoring the author too which is one fine way to make an impression.

      Please keep visiting, Donna. Take care!

  7. Hello Mudassir,

    Commenting on popular blogs can be an effective way to put your new blog on the map. It can put your name in the back of a successful blogger’s mind.

    Not only that, but usually successful bloggers read blogs of other successful bloggers. So it increases your chances of getting noticed by more influencers than just the one you’re commenting to.

    Effective blog commenting can kickstart relationships, grow your network, and drive traffic to your blog all at the same time. Eventually, thanks for sharing your informative information with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar Kumar

    1. Yes. Blog commenting is effective and proven strategy to grow your relationship and thus blog. All we have to do is be consistent in it.

      Thanks for stopping by, Amar!

  8. Sayem Ibn Kashem

    Very appreciating article! Many of us comment on a blog post only just to have backlinks. We should read the whole article then discuss the important point related to the article. that will add value to the content. and any other commenter or visitor who is a newbie can get their answers in the previously asked questions. Obviously we should skip asking the question that has been answered already.

    1. Hello Sayem Ibn,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your valuable thought, bro. What you say is 100% correct, one should take time to read the blog post and drop a comment. Please do visit again!

  9. Nirodha Abayalath

    Hey Mudassir,
    This is amazing, and it is essential to let people know how commenting works and the importance of blog commenting, especially for newcomers.
    And, as you’ve mentioned, the comment section is not to generate backlinks, it is definitely for the networking and active engagement with the content and the authors.
    In my blog, I have experienced that even some “expert” bloggers write comments without even reading the whole article. I think they just skim through the subtopics and comments to get the exposure.
    So, thank you very much for sharing this.

    1. Hello Nirodha,

      Lately, I have been making the most from blog commenting, so I thought it’d be good to let the newcomers know about it in a more transparent way. Also, it is a good practice to read the complete article and drop the thought so that we can leave a meaningful comment.

      Thank you so much for adding your knowledge on this, please do visit again!

  10. Hi Mudassir, I totally agree with you. In this world where blogs are trooping out in large numbers and competition is becoming more difficult; one must learn how to keep them (readers) that is by building relationship with them through comments.

    And I would also like to say comments can also cause a rapport among bloggers in the same niche.

    Thanks for publishing this awesome guide.

    1. I totally agree with you on this, Akinduyo. Blog commenting is an effective, easy and right way to build relationships. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Hi Mudassir
    Again what a fantastic post.
    Blog commenting is no doubt one of the best ways to reach out to new bloggers and learn new things, if done properly.
    I have seen people are selling blog commenting packages like 1000 comments for $5.
    They ultimately lead to wastage of time.

    So Let’s focus on our best what we can provide to the audience and forget the rest.

    1. Hey Amit,

      I have seen it too, on Fiverr. Those links may get them the little traffic but don’t help in building long-run relationships, which is crucial in blogging. I appreciate adding your thoughts on this, Amit.

  12. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hello Mudassir,
    Blog commenting is an art. You need to practice it. I am really thankful to you that you have mentioned my thoughts in this post. You know! Blog commenting helps me to connect with many bloggers and build a strong relationship with them. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

    Vishwajeet Kumar

    1. Blog commenting is a simple task and allows the reader to connect with you instantly. Glad you’ve enjoyed it, thanks for the pro tips, take care, Vishwajeet.

  13. Hi Mudassir,

    This one is a master piece, I can see my favorite experts contributing to the power of blog commenting.

    Thanks for reaching out to me too.

    I have built priceless relationship with experts through strategic blog commenting. I urge newbies to start this strategy…

    A nice compilation from you Mudassir 🤗

    Cheers, Folajomi

    1. Hey Folajomi, glad you’ve been building relationships and growing with blog comments. I wish you more success buddy.

  14. Hi Mudassir, thank you for the opportunity to be included here with such other wonderful bloggers. We’ve really gotten to know a lot of people through blog commenting which is so invaluable today.
    I’ve been in touch with people from blogging around the world with this pandemic to check on how the are doing, etc. We are humans behind our blogs, more so than ever before.
    Thanks for sharing so many different points here on blog commenting and take care Mudassir.

    1. Hey Lisa, I’ve been feeling low due to the pandemic these days. However, I thought of reaching you to ask for these pro tips so that my readers would get some inspiration. Thank you and Let’s hope the virus go away soon 🙁

  15. Wow this post is on fire despite covid-19 restricting people from meeting.
    Just a joke 😉
    I appreciate you putting all of these together bro. Happy to see my comrades sharing tips that work. We simply have to stick to some of these and see a remarkable difference in our commenting activities.
    Stay safe buddy and happy weekend

    1. People want to know some extra tips, especially, from pro bloggers like you, so it was my reason to reach you out. I’m glad to have you here, Enstine. Be safe.

  16. Hi Mudassir,
    thanks for including my thoughts here. It’s a pleasure to mix and mingle with so many pro bloggers, and I’m happy to be involved.
    Stay safe during this epidemic and keep rocking it.

  17. Hi Mudassir,
    Good to read this wonderful post on blog comments. It’s one of my favourite subjects.
    I have published a good number of posts on those subject on my sites. I could very well relate to many things mentioned in it.
    Keep sharing



    1. Hey Philip,

      Thanks for taking the time to read and dropping this wonderful comment. Partly, your thoughts about blog commenting have helped me to create this guide.

      Take care and be safe.

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