I hear about bloggers all of the time who read a lot of posts but fail to make a single comment.
Most of these bloggers are in niches other than mine but it does not matter what niche you are in making blog comments is benificial to your blog.
If you go to a blog post and read it why not make a comment at the bottom of the page. Most bloggers love getting comments and many will come back and comment on your blog. I do not understand the people who actually take the time to read posts but never make a comment.
In the following graphic you can see how many comments were left and how many views there were of each of my more recent posts. Now I am sure some of the views are very quick and the person actually left the page without even reading the title. That may even be true of alot of the views but if you look at the diffence in number of views and number of comments, that difference is huge. So, given that quite a few may be very quick views and not someone actually reading the post, there are still alot of views where the person actually read the post. If the person who read the post is a blogger and did not leave a comment they are losing out on important traffic.
Why Do People Not Leave Comments?
There are lots of reasons for not leaving comments.
The reasons I hear most often are “I am afraid” or “They are not going to want to hear what I have to say” or something similar.
These are not true and if you start leaving comments it will get easier. I was terrified the first time I left a comment.
If you are writing posts you can leave comments.
4 Benifits Of Commenting
1. Networking with other bloggers.
No one knows who you are if you do not get out there and introduce yourself. Commenting on blogs does just this. You get the chance to say what you think and let other people start to get to know you.
The more you comment the more people will know you and the more people you will bring into your circle of friends.
2. People will come to your blog and comment.
When you leave a comment on another bloggers blog many times that blogger will reciprocate by leaving a comment on your blog.
This will increase the number of comments you are getting on your blog.
With every comment that is made on your blog, more content is added to your post. Google likes content and when the content keeps increasing they love it.
As the same people consistently come and comment you will make new friends and there is nothing better than blogging friends.
3. Your blog will improve and increase in rankings on both search engines and alexa.
The more activity there is on your blog the more attention you will get from search engines and alexa.
4. You will have a successful blog that can lead to earning money through blogging.
This is a very brief summary of why you should be commenting.
If you are commenting then that is great.
If you are not and especially if you are a blogger, I would like to invite you to start commenting today.
There are great benifits for you in commenting. I think the greatest benifits ever are all of the people out there just awaiting to be your friend.
I do know there is a lot more to search engine algorithms than traffic. I just wanted to make this simple and without traffic the search engines will never even look at you.
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