Blog Commenting for SEO: Easy as 1-2-3

How is Blog Commenting Considered SEO?

Blog commenting is one of the easiest and common linkbuilding methods available to everyone.  When you actually read the post and previous comments, you gain valuable information and in exchange you get a backlink from the site. Regardless of what your business or industry is, chances are, there’s a blog covering your niche.  I was reading a book by Danny Dover on Search Engine Optimization Secrets and he indicated he found a blog on white board markers.  Personally, I never would have thought there would be a blog about white board markers, but I found one too.   Blog commenting requires you to think and to read the article and perhaps the previous comments.

Most blogs have similar comment features that allow the reader to input their name, e-mail address, and website address along with their comment.  Let’s face it, as bloggers, we want to get feedback from our readers.  Are we giving them what they want?  Are we providing interesting, informative, entertaining, thought-provoking, or controversial posts?  As a marketing avenue, blogs are a necessity when it comes to effective and communicative internet marketing. And almost all blogs have comments allowed because it displays the nature of their readers and the effectiveness of the blog author as he moves his audience to say what they have on their mind.

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As you can see by the image above, as the reader of the blog, all you need to do is fill in the details and post your comment.  If and when you do, what usually happens is that your name becomes a link back to your website.


Now I’m going to insert a suggestion here on what NOT to do (unless you frequently comment on a blog and have built a rapport with the blog owner – and then it’s still questionable marketing).  What you don’t want to do is put an extra link inside the comment box.  If you are wondering what’s the harm, well the blog owner might mark it as spam or will look down on you because you are being self-promoting and/or edit your comment.   What you also need to know is some blogs also format their blogs as “nofollow”*.   What this means is they have coded their blog to allow you to put links in the comment section, but when someone clicks on your link, the search engines will not follow.


Make sure the blogs you comment on are quality blogs, with valuable information, decent Alexa rankings, or get lots of comments by other readers just to name a few attributes.  What you want to stay away from are the blogs that are almost all ads because they are likely to have their “nofollow” enabled. (*And as Saul Fleschman stated in the comment below, there is NO SEO value. Thanks Saul for adding that tidbit of information I left out.)

Below is an example of what a comment looks like after you have posted it.   If you will notice, my name “Knikkolette” is blue.  That is the link that goes back to my website

blog commenting for SEO


So there you have it, blog commenting for SEO.

Do you have any ideas or comments to share?  Leave them in the comment section below and take advantage of the backlink! 🙂  If you have questions you’d like answered, feel free to post them on my Facebook fan page. 🙂

28 Replies to “Blog Commenting for SEO: Easy as 1-2-3”

  1. I believe what you meant with “donotfollow” is “nofollow,” right?

    Either way, unless the blog administrator(s) have their comments set up to either remove links or make them dead (so they don’t go to the intended site), they will lead to the intended site. However, with “nofollow,” search engines are told to not score it as an inbound link (“link in”). Thus, with nofollow comment sites, there’s actually no SEO value available to commenters.

    This is what people – who are frantically commenting on every commentluv site – which let us include one or more links to our site – under the sun need to understand. Only commentluv sites in which the administrator has made comments dofollow reward us with link juice for commenting.

    1. Thanks for catching that Saul. That’s what happens when you don’t double-check your work! I will immediately go and correct the post. 🙂 And you are correct, if the blog was set up as a “nofollow” site, the individual leaving the comment does not get any SEO value.

  2. I believe thoughtful comments then to just comment any way that is not gonna make visitors to follow your link if you had your back link on other blog

    1. I don’t understand what you are trying to say but I appreciate you commenting on my post.

  3. Hi Knikkolette, blog commenting is fantastic for SEO. In fact, some of the links that are pointing back to my site (as noted on Alexa) are from highly trafficked sites that I have left a comment on. Pretty cool!

    Thanks again for the great reminder! Best,

    1. Sure thing Annemarie! Thanks for dropping by and commenting on this post! 🙂

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  6. The blog commenting is just about the easiest way you can raise the number of relevant backlinks you have while simultaneously encouraging highly targeted traffic to visit the website. The biggest hurdles faced by webmasters are finding the best blogs to comment and then making sure that those comments get approved.SEO learn a few of the things that you should do to find success with blog commenting.

    1. Thanks for commenting Klavier – that is true, blog commenting is one of the easiest ways you can raise the number of relevant backlinks.

  7. Good advice but I never comment on blogs 🙂 j/k. Any idea how to check beforehand if links are nofollow? Is this in the header of the page?

    1. There are several plugins you can try to keep the spammers from ruining your blog. There are many that have the top spammers listed and will keep them from posting at all. You might have to install/uninstall a few to get the right fit, but I wouldn’t get discouraged yet. Good luck!

  8. I do agree that commenting on dofollow blogs is preferable for SEO. But it’s still worth doing so on ones that don’t directly give search engine benefit.

    The reason is that more bloggers will see your URL, and some will click on it. Eventually one or more of these bloggers will like your blog and link to it. And that will be a dofollow link.

    That’s why it’s important to comment on good, high traffic blogs that are popular with other bloggers.

  9. Yes blog commenting is really a good way to get deep back links. Blog comments will increase the visibility of your site. Thanks for sharing this informative post.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I will definitely keep posting anything people find helpful. 🙂

  10. Hello Knikkolette,
    how are you???
    Blog commenting is usefull for seo.
    i realy enjoy what you write, is realy great.thank you so much.;;;;;

    1. Thanks so much Vandna – You are correct – blog commenting is useful for seo. I don’t do it often enough… it can be quite time consuming. 🙂

  11. For me, blog commenting is just about the easiest way you can raise the number of relevant backlinks you have while simultaneously encouraging highly targeted traffic to visit the website. The biggest problems that is encountered by webmasters are finding the best blogs to comment and then making sure that those comments get approved.Search Engine Optimization learn a few of the things that you should do to find success with blog commenting.

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    We value your post. can u suggest some good steps for the hummingbird update, I mean to say what we have to do for seo according to the hummingbird update of Google.

    1. Hi – Yes – I have been reading all about Hummingbird and will post something ASAP. Thanks so much for your comment!

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