Commenting On Posts
I am becoming a regular blogger and a regular comment-er on blogs
When putting a blog together it can take me 2, 3, 4 or even 5 hours sometime. Whether that is normal or just me. I’m not sure. Although I have spoken to others who sent similar times putting together a blog.
So I find it interesting when the comments people put/leave on blogs and not just my blog but most blogs that I have been commenting on are short and general like.
Yes I must admit that I have left comment like that as well. Normally when I can’t think of anything else to say. And a comment like that is better than no comment at all. Right?
Well yes and no! What do I mean by that? Yes it is leaving a comment which creates a link/back link between yours and their site which, in theory, is correct. And no, I believe that the search pick up on those short comment and see it as poor interaction or someone just trying to create links.
When I see short comments like that, I start to think have they actually read the/my blog (depending whether I saw it on my post or someone elses’ post) Comments like that are general comments that you could say about any post regardless of what the post is actually about.
Now if you put a comment like
I don’t agree you when you say that a comment like “great post, thanks for sharing” is a general comment and could say about any post regardless of what the post is actually about. because you would have had to read the post to know that it was a great post.
This shows that you have read the post and do have an opinion. It also show the search engine that there is some decent interaction happening with this post.
Also, be a little controversial with your comment and show that you have an opinion. This can help get more interaction and the more interaction the more the search engines like it.
This doesn’t just apply to blog posts. It is good practice to write a sentence or two on social media like Facebook, YouTube, Google + etc. But with social media you can also tag the person you are commenting on and use hash tag as well.
If you apply this you will find that you and your posts will start getting found by the search engines.
How do you comment? with a general comment or with a comment that shows you have actually read the blog? Let me know in the comments below
Have a lovely day