Why You Want to Comment on Blog Posts

by warrenwhitlock

I’ve written a few times about the power of blog cross promotion.

Still, some authors ask if it’s worth the time and if will really work for them.

Yes! There is nothing more powerful in online promotion than the simple comments you post. In the past 48 hours, I posted a book marketing tip and encouraged comments. Then I went to the blogs or web sties of the commenters and posted comments or signed up for the newsletters.

Results, I strengthen two joint venture relationships and privately discussed making more money together. Plus, I found a new partner to cross promote with, and recommended another to a friend I work with.

These releatoinships will be worth thousands of dollars in commission.

But what about the time commitment.

The time to post an honest comment on a blog is a little as a few seconds, and certainly less than five minutes. If you weren’t reading blogs, it could be a major change in behavior, a learning curve and then maybe some time each day… but I know you are reading blogs, because you are reading this!

To leave a comment, just scroll down to the bottom of the blog post and click on the comment link. (sometimes a form is already on the page you are reading). The first time you leave a comment on a blog, you will need to type in your name, email address (always kept private) and your URL (you want to do this, it gets you the link you want).

Then put in a couple of lines about what you think of the article you just read.

That’s all it takes. You get a qualified link back to your web site, a new relationship, and a chance to show your expertise online.

Here’s some of the blog articles I found from recent comments on this blog:

Dreams Become Reality

The love tank

Making Money With Your Blog

Much Ado About Nothing Exegesis

Take a moment now and click on any of these links. Then tell the author what you thought of his/her posts. It’s okay to mention your book title or business in the comments.

Don’t be surprised if you see some new business from this.

  • http://earthenergynaturalhealth.com/ Lyn Nielson

    thank you for this opportunity I enjoyed what I read on your Blog and your explanation was good clear My websites are earthenergynaturalhealth.com and earthenergymagnetichealth.com I am very passionate about helping keeping bodies healthy or getting bodies healthy without the use of prescription drugs. My websites show a different way to get healthy safely

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    Lyn

    I'd like to help you write better blog comments.

    I'm going to assume you read the post and are sincerely wanting to comment. I'll also assume that you are hear to learn so I'm going to use you as an example.

    Your comment is just about perfect for what will get you banned as spam and disliked by bloggers. After a non-specific sentence you put in 3 more sentences of pure advertising content.

    The only redeeming quality is that yours English is goo. That will what look like a real email address and name kept me from hitting he “mark as spam” button.

    I understand you are excited to help people, but no one here was talking about health or asking questions. You used not 2 links where zero would be appropriate. For search engine indexing, you won't get meaningful links and chances are no human will ever find them.

    I don't want to discourage you. I urge to try again. Talk about what you see in a post, and never bring up your site unless it solves a problem for the readers of the blog or you are asked a direct question.

    A professional does not give a sales pitch to everyone they meet. Assuming that you want to help people, please try to refrain from giving a pitch when you are talking to people you don't know. Wait till they show some interest and you'll get much better results (and have more fun)

  • harper

    Honest comment? Your “releatoinships” and other potential “relationsships” would also be ''encouranged” to take your expertise and intelligent comments a lot more seriously if you checked your spelling on your web “sties”. :-) sorry Otherwise, you offer excellent networking advice.
    ~ An honest “freind”

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    A creative and honest comment about honest mistakes. :)

    You might be surprised to learn that I know how to spell, but ofttimes type posts with my clumsy fingers in type smaller than I should.

    This is not an excuse.. just the honest truth. I'll fix those errors straight away and ask for your forgiveness

  • http://www.BookMarketingMaven.com/ Dana Lynn Smith

    Excellent point Warren — commenting on blog posts is a terrific way for authors to build their platform and develop relationships. I recommend setting up Google Alerts at http://www.google.com/alerts for your most important keywords. Check your alerts at least once a week for relevant blog posts where you can add value to the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Dana Lynn Smith, author of The Savvy Book Marketer Guides

  • http://www.BookMarketingMaven.com/ Dana Lynn Smith

    Excellent point Warren — commenting on blog posts is a terrific way for authors to build their platform and develop relationships. I recommend setting up Google Alerts at http://www.google.com/alerts for your most important keywords. Check your alerts at least once a week for relevant blog posts where you can add value to the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Dana Lynn Smith, author of The Savvy Book Marketer Guides

  • http://twitter.com/ackaty Bernadette Cooper

    When anyone gets started with a blog, everyone tells them to put out as much content as possible & get it out there to be seen. Many either neglect to tell a new blogger about comments and those oh so valuable links or they simply don't know it themselves. Way to go!

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    The comments are content.. but more important is the connection with other bloggers.

    We always get more when we give more

  • http://www.peacefulinterlude.com/ Brenda Blindenbach

    Thanks for the tip. I've always meant to write a comment when I've read a blog post but haven't done so very often. I've decided to change that starting with this blog. It's a way of saying thank you. Brenda

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    Way to go Brenda. Thanks for continuing the conversation

  • hqcmdt

    I am new to active internet marketing. This blog post is an excellent training tool for any newbie. Unless I am mistaken this is one of the more important things any marketer, new or been around awhile, should be doing on a regular basis. We can all learn from each other and help each other, as you are with this post. Thank you for the eye opening revelation.

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    so true for marketing, and for life

  • http://www.peacefulinterlude.com/ Brenda Blindenbach

    People have commented on my blog and it gave me a great feeling. Really felt connected and grateful that I was able to make a difference. I have now started to do the same, even though not as often as I will be doing from now on. Thanks for this blog post.

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    I got a good feeling reading your comments. Almost as good as I get from leaving comments :)

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