The Do’s And Don’ts of Blog Commenting [Infographic]

December 26, 2013 · 22 comments

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The Do’s And Don’ts of Blog Commenting [Infographic]

comments-blogging-1Getting Blog Commenting 
Right – Without Screwing Up!

Building your reputation, addressing items of concern in the post, engaging with new people, meeting an influential blogger, and building your own knowledge are just a few of the reasons you may comment on a blog. 

However, many people don’t realize that there is a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to go about doing blog commenting. 

Here’s some tips to help you improve your results!

 infographic by Intersection Consulting

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In addition to those things, it’s important to remember that when operating as an agency and on behalf of a client, it’s possible to get into murky water really fast!

See this other infographic by Intersection Consulting

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Commenting on blogs serves a large number of purposes including expanding reach, meeting new people and building backlinks.  Keep in mind, if you’re using it to build links, that not all links are created equal and blog links are not worth the same value as editorial links

Do you comment on blogs as part of your social endeavors?

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Sunita Sharma December 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

thanks for sharing this great info graph here.. now i get my answers what i m looking for.. :)

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JR John December 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

I actually just wrote a post on the benefits of blog commenting meself!

I hope I don’t come across as a link spammer, but here’s the link: http://jrjwrites.com/blog-commenting-benefits/

Giving advice in the blog comments is the best advice I could give to a would-be commentator. Share something new, and people are bound to take notice.

Regards,
JR John

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marquita herald December 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Well said Kim. While these are all terrific points, sometimes I see people overlook the most basic things. For example setting up a personal avatar. It always surprises me to see a blogger that I know leave a comment without any visual branding. It’s free and takes just a couple of minutes at Gravatar.
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Pankaj December 27, 2013 at 3:27 am

Hey Kim,

Nice points, Blog commenting certainly a nice way to build links for your website but you should ensure that you’re giving proper value to the blog while leaving your comments. Otherwise you won’t be able to publish your comments. And please make sure you only leave comment when you’ve something useful to add or else you’ll end with spammy comment.
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Julieanne van Zyl December 27, 2013 at 3:55 am

This infographic reminds me of a conversation I had with my husband the other day – he thought it was great because he got this big comment from google! I said how could you get a proper comment from them. Anyway, I checked out the comment and you know what it was LOL! These days, some of the spammers are leaving much better comments than they used to – but it’s still obvious where it’s coming from.
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nick catricala December 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hey Kim,
I do not know how you do it but hey, I am not complaining.. all what you write is so to the point and so useful for all that I need to read a couple of times to truly know what is going on since most of it is always new to me..

I am not sure how I handle the commenting.. usually I read the article… pick up as much as I can and then make a comment in regard to what I get it.. Hope that is ok, because so far do not know how to do it any other way…

I wish I could do infographic.. that would be more fun.. but that has to wait for along time hahah :-)

By the way, perhaps being a member of B3 probably helped me a lot since I check all the “DO” and DON’T” list and I believe I am doing pretty good, not 100% yet, but close and that made me feel good and give me courage to continue doing what I do and improve as I go along..

Thanks so much Kim, always helpful.

Hope you had a great Christmas with out your lovely migraines to interfere :-)
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Afizan December 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

I alway caught the spammers type but always get fool by the spammy self promoter. Do you have any other criteria for spammy self promoter other than ‘great post’?

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Ron Killian December 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Loved the infographic Kim . And so on point in so many ways. Actually I was one of those people that did not have an Avatar for a while. My bad.

I’ve only started commenting the last few months, but I try to leave a good comment and try to provide some value when I do type.

Commenting to me has been a great way to network, meet other bloggers and build relationships. It also brings readers and comments to my own blogs.

To me it’s sad that even real human commenters can’t take the time to leave a decent post. I don’t approve them on my blog is they have not made the effort.

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Gail Gardner December 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I’m glad to see you recommending blog commenting and that although you added G+ comments that you still have CommentLuv.

I have seen traffic stats for many blogs declining and believe that 2014 is the year we need to get serious about building community again by reading, commenting in, and sharing other blogs.

For me personally that means starting with CommentLuv blogs and I’m using Inkybee to make time spent commenting more effective. I’m adding all the CommentLuv blogs I come across into their database to ensure we all have more visibility (and those who are interested will receive paid opportunities).

If anyone would like to see the CommentLuv list I’ve built they can ask me on Skype (username growmap) or by sending a regular tweet on Twitter to @GrowMap.
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Kim Castleberry December 28, 2013 at 5:43 am

Gail, do you have a blog post covering how you’re using InkyBee? I’m not familiar with them. Feel free to include the link here hun!

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Dr. Erica Goodstone December 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I like the section of the murky waters. So many of the people who comment on my blogs write really worthwhile comments that add value. But every once in awhile there is a comment that is a blatant self-promotion or just off-topic. I find the same with Facebook comments.

Thanks for this really explicit infographic.

Warmly,

Dr. Erica

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Marty Diamond December 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Great infographic – especially found the comment “too shy to do personal branding” helpful – find myself falling into that trap from time to time – especially when commenting on the blogs of people I really admire -
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Willena Flewelling December 29, 2013 at 3:27 am

Blog commenting is like building relationships face to face. Short responses are some part of the time, but if we never grow beyond that point, the person will begin to think we don’t care much about him or her. Our blog comments should offer value and friendship, just as our blog posts should. This is a great infographic for showing ways to do that.

Willena
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Rachel Lavern December 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Although my main objection is to build relationships through blog comments, it is often difficult to leave a meaningful comment, especially when one if part of a blog syndication group where the members have diverse businesses. What I love most about blog commenting is the interactions –all of us learning from each other.
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Rebekah Radice December 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

What a great infographic Kim! I am a firm believer in the value when you do blog commenting right. In fact, you’ve made me a bigger believer than ever in the last year.

It’s amazing what it can do to build relationships, expand your reach and get your content in front of a whole new group of people. It should be at the top of any bloggers to-do list for 2014!
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Nile December 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

My infographic is not too much different in info than this. I think a lot of people have got this down good, but its the few bad apples that make it not so fun.

We’re bound to not agree with one another, and blog comments are not a lip service kind of deal… more of a “agree to disagree” and be civil about it.
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Piyush Dhiman January 1, 2014 at 6:31 am

Hie Kim,
Wish You a very happy new year 2014, i think i’m the first one to wish you on your blog, feeling great, and the thing which i’m looking for, is in your post you just made my path much easier as compared to the earlier one, i was having few doubts which now seems sorted, thnx a ton Kim :) i like your content a lot and the topics specially which you choose to add your blog.
Best Wishes, keep sharing such useful topics. :)

~ Piyush Dhiman

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Edward Chung January 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Very good infographic, I learnt a lot from your quality contents! Do keep up the good work!

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Mark Ford January 7, 2014 at 1:40 am

Great infographic! It’s good to see somebody tackling blog commenting head on in this way.

I read so many blogs who still allow the spammers on their site which amazes me in light of Googles wave of recent updates.

Id like to think I fall in the category of Profile Builder Who Delivers Value.
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Jimmy Roy January 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for sharing this valuable infographics.

The topic was so interesting and needed for every link builder because this was about the commenting.

I find myself in the positive if I would consider and compare myself Do & Don’t things except couple of things.

I’ll check your website for future and updated contents.

Thanks

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anurag Kumar January 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

hmm, This was good and valuable post for people like me who comments a lot on blogs. I agree with all your points there is no point of disagreement.

Thanks by the way

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Kim Castleberry February 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

My pleasure Anurag and thanks for stopping by :)

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