A Reputation Builder Used By The Pros (That Most Bloggers Overlook!)

wordpress logoThar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills….
And Hidden Magic In The WordPress Comments…

You probably already know that blog commenting can build your brand…. but with a subtle twist you really turn up the results!

Plus, you can get this additional boost to your results with no additional cost, only a little additional work and the only tool you might need is a notepad or Reader to keep track of sites you can use it on! 

If you’ve been doing blog commenting as a traffic generation method for any time at all… you’re likely kicking yourself for missing this little twist!

I suggest keeping either a notepad file or a Reader folder of blogs that meet the criteria of using an email based auto-email on reply system such as ReplyMe (many top blogs do) and that has a high enough PageRank/Alexa/Traffic for you to want to keep an eye on.

This will not work as well with sites that depend on the commentor to have subscribed to ALL the comments, as your comment will be lost in the flood in the receivers inbox. I also suggest utilizing it on mid-range PR sites, which are big enough to benefit you, but small enough that your actions stand out and can be appreciated.

Google may actually be planning to further the importance of well constructed comment engagement (and their own comment system) with influencer scoring of comments in the near future.

I hope it would go without saying the high importance of answering comments on your OWN blog (and taking advantage of a plugin like ReplyMe to ensure your visitor SEES your comments). That, admittedly is something I sometimes struggle with but which makes a huge impact when done right.

Again, the whole purpose of the comment system, is to build a conversation, not create dead-ends. When you learn to leverage this – both as a blog owner – and a blog visitor – you can accomplish a lot!

~ Kim ~
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26 Comments on "A Reputation Builder Used By The Pros (That Most Bloggers Overlook!)"

3 years 15 days ago

I need to read a bit more on the ReplyMe plugIn . I used to feel like the followup emails when somebody commented were a tad overwhelming but since watching
professional bloggers (like you) I see that it is a real combo of real honest and profound engagement, taking an interest in the subject matter, as well as harnessing
the power of technology by using Plugins that make the process easier! Thanks for your wisdom as usual! Respectfully, Jay

3 years 15 days ago

hi Kim
This is really a great find to increase your own reputation and to establish relationship with the blogger as well. ~rakesh kumar

3 years 15 days ago

I like the idea of engament in terms of width Kim.
This psot is so interesting because with one action ( comment) we can acheive much more to increase credibility!
Thanks Kim, great tip…

3 years 15 days ago

Hi Kim,

this is awesome advice. I agree that we tend to use the WordPress commenting system in a linear way most of the time which definitely means that we don’t leverage it to its fullest, do we ? So engaging with other commentators on someone else’s blog is a great way to run into new people, exactly in the way you mentioned: Open, friendly and knowledgeable.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care


3 years 15 days ago

When people leave comments on your blog and you then reply via e-mail, wouldn’t that reduce the number of visits to your blog site. Or does replying to a comment via e-mail up your page visitor count and rank?

3 years 1 day ago

Hi Byrl, quite often, when someone sees the reply in their email, it inspires them to go back to the blog and reply on the blog again. Do you agree that’s what might happen when using the “reply me” plugin?