Blog Commenting Safely Even After Penguin

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After Google Penguin update, webmasters who use SEO techniques around the world thought that blog commenting as a link building strategy may not have value anymore. In this article, we tackle on how you can still use blog commenting to benefit your website’s SEO even after Google’s “revamp”.

Also read: The Best Practices In Blog Commenting

Safe Way of Blog Commenting

1. Value Sharing

Google is trying to drive relevant quality content creation. So stay away from posting a comment and then leaving your website URL thinking that people will click it. Gaining page views does not have to be this way. Practice the ideal way of blog commenting, which is value-sharing. 
You comment to add on to the blogger’s content.
Share your insights, lessons learned and related experience or sentiment about what was written. If you are replying to comments on your own blog post, provide additional value by engaging with your readers. You can agree or disagree to their notions. Just make sure that whenever you do so, compose with a thoughtful comment. There should always be something they can be satisfied with. 
You will even have more chances to be offered the opportunity to make a guest post in related websites. Through your comments, webmasters will know who you are and what your blog is about. They will spark realizations that it will be advantageous to them if you can then share or exchange contents to generate a larger fan base.

2. Commenting Within your Niche

Google acknowledges those who contribute to be part of real active conversations. SEO will be all about relationship-building. Don’t go on blog hopping and comment for the sake of adding one. The right way to do it is to share valuable comments within your own niche.
This is not only to build community but also foster camaraderie among networks of relevant fields. Posting a comment in sites not related to your expertise might wander off interests of potential viewers to go to your website. This will only invite stray readers’ best concerns.

3. Blog Comment with Interval, Naturally

Be RelevantInclude not only composing blogs to your schedule but also blog commenting on them. But don’t get into hiring folks or setting up robots just to comment a hundred times a day. Google knows what’s happening and it knows when there’s something unnatural and fishy going on.

In the eyes of Google, if you participate by commenting in your community’s reach and get answers to questions posted regularly, you will be regarded as a good practitioner of SEO. Just act like any other human in your related field and comment with intervals.

4. No Keyword Stuffing

Organic blog comments carry on weight in search engines. You won’t yield good results if you post trashy comments made out of stuffed keywords in your niche. Still, posting genuine blog comments is highly recommended. Google will only trash those with weaves of keyword garbage.

Likewise, readers will be frustrated in finding out they have reached unrelated content through searching by keywords in the comments page. Remember, your aim in blog commenting is not only to get readers view and click your link! If you do that, you’re getting yourself into trouble.

See the big picture.

When you leave a comment, you’re like creating brand awareness. A better byproduct is to comment and start the discussion to send readers to visit your site with growing interest and anticipation.


Submitting your blog page links to online directories are performing work for your SEO. Another way is link-building in a form of blog commenting. However, writing only rambling comments may simply do harm than good in boosting marking programs, sales or driving lasting traffic to your website. Turn positive and attract readers by writing well-written comments in a unique perspective. In this right course, you will get lots of link juice to your blog in time regardless of “scary” SEO algorithm updates by Google. 

About the Guest Author:
Celina Conner is a Yoga Instructor, a holder of a Marketing Diploma from Martin College Australia and a mother of a beautiful daughter, Krizia. She has a passion in cooking and formulating vegan recipes.
Follow her adventures on Twitter.

This post was written by one of our guest contributors. If you would like to contribute to our blog as a guest author, you can contact us.

About the Author: Mahaveer Verma

Mahaveer Verma is the admin of Blogging Panorama. He is a student with great interest in blogging and technology. In this blog, he shares his knowledge about Blogging and SEO. Follow him on Google+

20 Comments+ Add Comment

  • A friend of mine hired some guys via oDesk to do blog commenting and all this resulted in tons of spammy unnatural links. I don't think low quality work still works in SEO. Have a nice day!
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  • Right. Links should always be natural. That's the necessity! Thanks for visiting :)
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  • Yes blog commenting services and third party blog commenting are a completely no-no. These are such a wrong way of getting backlinks, that the thought even displeases me.
    Anyways, nice post.

  • You're right Dmitri! Blog commenting somehow helps in the link profile of a web site. It distributes anchor texts.


  • Hi Sadhil,

    Good Day!

    Blog Commenting is really dangerous when done without precautions. Commenting with exact match anchor texts will definitely hit your website.

    Check my comment above.


  • Thanks for visiting Sadhil :)
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  • Many bloggers hate when people write keyword in place of their name and it very bad also.
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  • You're right Hussain! Most web masters hate those kinds of obvious link building intentions in their comments.

    Thanks for the comment.

  • Hi,
    Thanks Celina for sharing this informative post with us!! Well, I feel blog commenting d help in increasing interaction with your visitors but at the same time the points that you have shared are also very informative. Yes, we must keep a check on the commenting interval. Even keyword stuffing is also a big "No-No". Thanks for the share!!

  • Thanks for visiting Hussain :)
    My recent post Why Millions Of People Start And Quit Blogging

  • I totally agree with what you've said Aditi! Blog commenting still works only if you make it really look natural, just like how we do it right now. We don't just comment on a blog and drop some shit on it, we comment with depth and full understanding of the matter.

    Thanks for your comment!

  • People are commenting for the sack of back links but not trying to build community its really hurts everyone just normally i use to throw those comments in my thrash box
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  • Thanks for visiting Aditi :)
    My recent post Why Millions Of People Start And Quit Blogging

  • Hi Mohideen,

    You're exactly right! It's indeed so sad that most bloggers comment for the sake of a back link. They don't think that they'll be getting a lot more by building a community, networking and connecting with other bloggers.

    BTW to all bloggers who've commented on this post, I'm looking for blog sites that I can share my thoughts and inputs. Please comment in this thread If you're open for it.

    Thanks a lot Mahaveer for this opportunity!

  • Don’t comment only for backlinks, your comment will get rejected. If you want to get approved you comment, read full post, then add your comment make sure your comment should be relevant the post. Don’t spam on blogs like “Thanks for nice post”, “Hey nice post I’ve bookmarked your blog”.

    Only comment when you have something to say. There should be a reason for your comments. State your thoughts on the issue at hand. Ask questions for clarity. Feel free to disagree with the author. Just make sure your comments have a purpose and will add to the discussion.

    As part of my blogging routine, I generally allocate a certain about of time per day to read articles from other bloggers in my niche and to add comments to articles where I can add value. Not only does this help build links and traffic to my blogs, but frankly I enjoy doing it. I like reading articles from other bloggers.

  • Hi Basher,

    Good Day!

    Wow Thanks a lot for commenting on my article. I truly appreciate your comment. I can see in your comment that you walked the talk.

    You're right when you said that you can disagree to the author of the article as long as you deliver it with respect.

    Thanks for your comment.

  • Hi Celina, I enjoyed your article on blog commenting. I've been doing blog commenting to drive traffic to my site for a little over a year now. Most people don't want to do it as it is time consuming and for the most part, you don't get a dofollow backlink. If you add to the conversation by providing a useful or informative comment, you can get a fair amount of traffic. This method is often overlooked and under utilized by most bloggers. If you are a blog and want some free traffic you should seriously consider adding blog commenting to your arsenal! Thank you!
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  • Thanks for visiting Mohideen :)
    My recent post How To Start A Blog – Beginner's Guide

  • Thanks for visiting Bashir :)
    My recent post Why Millions Of People Start And Quit Blogging

  • You're Right Richard! Blog commenting is not just a means of getting backlinks for your site but its more of the branding and value sharing side.

    Blog commenting is a useful technique in collaborating to other bloggers. Like Me and Mahaveer, we've known eachother in the web and now we're somehow close to eachother, sharing how we do what we do with our websites.

    Thanks a lot!


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