Blog commenting can be an effective PR and marketing technique that offers a wide range of benefits when done properly. Effective blog commenting can help you:
I could go on and on, but you get the point. Blog commenting could be a valuable part of your online marketing and PR campaign.
Of course, there are right ways to leverage blog commenting and wrong ways to do it. Let’s go over some dos and don’ts so you can be a better blog commenter.
What are some other blog commenting tips you’d add to this?
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My favorite Do’s are Read First, interact with the other commenters. It’s worth repeating as a Don’t: Don’t ignore what others have posted.
The comments can often take the original post in new, interesting directions. If someone poses a question, and you can answer it helpfully, then it’s not self-promotion but being a good part of the community. That’s win-win.
The name and gravatar tips are valid: use the same name, gravatar for your comments, Twitter, and other social media profiles; better branding. FWIW.
Promote your expertise within your comment.
For example, if I’m commenting on a post about how to write well, I’ll start by saying…”As a publicity expert who worked as a newspaper writing coach for many year, I disagree with….”
Have you written a book on the topic? If so, say so.
Are you a speaker or trainer?
Are you a consultant?
This mention just might tempt people to click the link to your website.
That is an great idea.
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