Most people know these days that leaving comments on websites and blogs are one good way of driving targeted traffic to your website. But what few people don’t know is that there are good and bad comments to post and if you happen to post one of the latter, it could be enough to ruin your reputation for good. You could be banned from these websites and turn off prospective customers permanently. Comments can drive targeted traffic to your website, but only if you really know what to do.
Read What’s Been Posted
Don’t write any comments without taking careful consideration of what the writer has been said. Neither he nor the other readers would appreciate if you unthinkingly posted a comment that only echoed the content of the entry.
To Comment or Not to Comment
Consider the information that’s been provided. Is there anything relevant that you might add? Here are a number of ideas for you to base your comments on. If an entry is focused on one point of view or perspective, think of another perspective, not necessarily opposing though, that could make readers see the entry in a whole new light.
You could also provide insightful anecdotes or examples to ideas outlined in the post or entry. If possible, provide examples that clearly show how you not only understood the concepts explained by the writer but how you’ve also been able to apply them in real life.
If a question has been posted by the writer, that’s one clear sign that comments would be appreciated and you definitely have to answer that question. If suggestions or remarks have been requested then yes, of course, you should give your two cents worth.
Quality over Quantity
Don’t aim for posting the greatest number of comments each day. Concentrate instead of making quality comments. Choose carefully which websites or blogs you wish to leave comments on. Make sure that when you do leave a comment, it’s something that people would appreciate and benefit from.
Keep It Brief and Concise
Comment boxes are just that , fields made available for you to post your comments on. They are not there for you to write a whole new article. If you discovered a new idea because of the entry, you should just write a comment detailing the gist of your new and related work then provide a link to it instead.
Make Small Changes to Your Comments
If you’ve come across a series of related articles or entries and you only have one opinion about them, it’s better to just post a single informative comment for the entire series rather than posting the same comment for each article in the series. If you really care about the number of comments you make though, then make sure that you incorporate small changes to your comments. It will prevent you from being labeled as a spammer.
Don’t Forget Proper Grammar
Although this has nothing to do with having your comments labeled as SPAM, it’s highly important that you write grammatically correct and concise comments. Doing otherwise could terribly harm your reputation. Take note of your spelling and punctuation. Last but not the least, don’t forget to double-check your comments in a word processor or anything with a grammar check mechanism.
Andre Barrette is the Owner of
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