Commenting on blogs is a great way to grow your online community and to make connections with people.
Blog comment basics
We all know blog posts shouldn’t be spammy or sales pitches. Ok, not everyone knows this, but it would be nice if they did!
Comments should be
- on topic and more than a “me too”
- providing something of value, and
- expanding the conversation.
One great way to do this is to pick out one part of the post and let the writer know why you agree or disagree. Or comment on someone else’s comment.
How to make your blog comment stand out
Let’s assume your blog comments already stand out because of their awesome content, and you have already put your face on your comments. Did you know there’s another simple way to make them stand out even more?
Most of us know that links in blog comments don’t help SEO since most links are given a “nofollow” attribute. And too many links will get your comment filtered out by spam tools like Akismet.
But one simple way of making your comment stand out is to simply but your business name or website after your name in the “name” field.
When you see a form like this, just adding your website,
makes your comment look like this:
Do you see how that simple change would make your blog comments stand out? Leave a comment to let me know! 😛
Trying out your suggestion and expressing appreciation for the information you provide. As a newbie to social media I am stunned at the free flow of expert advice from sites like yours. Like the public radio audience (my field) these resources make it appear that the fundraising world is a virtual community. Pretty cool!
Thanks John! Welcome to the neighborhood! 🙂
Thanks for your work in public radio. I’m a fan!