Out of the many discussions I joined and read over various blogging forums, I found that blog commenting is a way we people implement for every new blog because of certain benefits. I’ll be summarizing here all those benefits of blog commenting you can’t ignore.
Usually newbies in blogging field follow blog commenting to prepare some link juice for their new or old web blogs but not this thing down in starting itself that completely relying on blog commenting for SEO benefits isn’t going to work unless you’re somehow getting all the dofollow links through your hard work, while in every other case, you won’t get that benefit of the time you’ll invest in the process.
Blog commenting is easy since you just need to write an article related text and put it there either with your profile or a ghost profile. If that blog allows putting URL/website link then you’ll get it hyperlinked with the name you filled in the comment form.
Now most of the bloggers either remove the URL option from the comment forum or else keep the link as nofollow. Every nofollow link your blog is receiving from any other website isn’t going to pass near to negligible link juice.
The reason why I wrote ‘near to negligible’ is that there is some link juice passed but in case of an opposite dofollow blog comment link you’ll be getting 100% of the link juice.
To check whether your link is nofollow or other, you can take help of a simple extension (Chrome) or add-on (Firefox) named SEOQuake. It will highlight all the nofollow links so that you can keep a record whether you got any benefit or not.
Benefits of Blog Commenting You Can’t Ignore
I hope the thing is clear to you. But don’t think that blog commenting is completely waste of time. There are some other benefits also which you seriously can’t ignore.
#1 Creates Relationships
I recommend you to use your own profile which should be common and have a Gravatar profile for yourself. Once you keep on using same profile then you’re directly connecting to all the bloggers who own blogs you commented on.
This is really going to help you because of the fact that our blogging community is very helpful. People here are still ready to help newbies and even already established bloggers if they are doing something wrong or outdated.
So if you’re writing quality content on your blog and your blog is worth being checked then definitely you’re going to gain a fame in blogging community which is definitely going to help each of your future project.
But do create a Gravatar profile since it will automatically import your profile picture and other profile details you add there on each blog (most of the blogs uses Gravatar for recognition) you commented of join in future.
#2 Getting New Ideas
To comment on other blogs in your niche, you need to find quality blogs of that niche and visit them. If you want your valuable thoughts or appreciations to get approved then you need to read their content and then write accordingly.
This is how you’re definitely going to learn new things and will be getting lots of new ideas. So believe me this is going to be the biggest advantage of blog commenting and I personally see it through this way.
You’re going to learn new things and topics going on in that niche through those blogs and it will definitely spark you to write better and updated content on your blog too which is the main reason why Google and your readers are going to love your blog.
#3 Nofollow links
If you’re creating too many dofollow links which you have to unless you’re always writing on viral topics, then you’re adding a clear sign about your blog’s link profile that it’s done manually and may be a spam.
On other hand, if your blog is having good number of dofollow links and also at least some numbers of nofollow links then it gives a natural feel to the link profile of your blog.
Now you can use this mix brunch for each of your blog to keep them secure in the eyes of Penguin or any such backlink based search engine updates. Now you must be thinking how vital it is, right?
For quality dofollow backlinks, you should do guest blogging. It is the best way to increase your readership and dofollow backlinks profile.
Last but not the least, if your content and blog design deserves attention and you’re putting enough links regularly on other blogs then yours is definitely going to receive traffic. Since this traffic is from the community so it’s really important as it can help you raising your profile and also your blog on social platforms.
Also those other blog owners will also start commenting on your blog and vice-versa you’re going to get benefit for sure.
If no one comment on your blog, you must read this article by Neil Patel about what to do when no one comment on your blog.
So this is done from my side now and I’m eager to hear your side now. See in you comments!