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Blog Commenter or Spammer?

Do You Leave Useful Comments on Blogs or Do You Just Spam?

I find myself becoming increasingly annoyed by the many spam comments that I find on my websites. What are you finding on your blog? As a Senior learning Internet marketing it took me a little while to figure out that when someone comes to your site and leaves a comment like ‘you have a nice blog’ that they did not really mean this. The comment was being left in order to obtain backlinks to their own site.

Why Do People Leave Blog Comments?

  1. Links to their own site – this is probably the most common reason for online people to put comments on other people’s blog. It is estimated that approximately 90% of blog readers just read the post and go on to something else. Of the 10% left most of them comment only to bring attention to their own sites and about 1% really want to engage in a discussion.
    This is all well and fine but if this is the only reason to post a comment it may well back fire. Most blogs are set up with a no follow tag on the comment links. So to put some gibberish on a whole lot of other sites for backlinks is a waste of time.
  2. To build traffic – if done carefully this can be an effective way to help a site get traffic. Just like writing content for your site your comments need to be quality remarks. If you want someone to visit your site from reading your comments they need to be interesting and enticing to the readers.
  3. To join the conversation- this is a small group of Internet marketers that want to interact with each other. They work at building relationships with each other. By taking time to get to know one another they establish trust and are able to slowly build up quality backlinks.

How to Successfully Comment

  1. Be relevant – if you are visiting a blog about toy reviews and you leave a comment about how to increase your gas mileage your comment will probably not be approved. If you happen to leave this on a site where the comments are not being moderated visitors to the site will see you as a spammer.
  2. Add value – leaving comments similar to these:
    • My thoughts exactly!
    • Your point is valueble for me. Thanks!
    • Keep up this good work, you have a nice blog over here with much good information!
    • I liked your article is an interesting technology
    • My ideas exactly

    Will also be considered spam. Remarks like this have nothing to do with the post where they have been left. They appear to be put there by some service that has been hired to post as many comments to as many sites as possible. They do nothing but annoy!

  3. Read the post – take the time to read the post and comment on the content. The site owner has left the comments open to engage others in discussing the topic. Be polite, be gracious, and be humble while continuing the discussion.

As seniors working at home this is another skill that we can learn and use to add value to the Internet that is becoming increasing burdened with useless blog comments.

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