In an earlier post I discussed the fact that all of our blogs, my own and my husbands, are do follow blogs. This means that you’ll get a real link when you leave a comment.
I’m doing this because I’d like to build up my readership and give a little something back to those who leave comments regularly.
Each comment takes a tiny piece of my sites Page Rank with it though so I appreciate getting decent comments. Comments that look spammy or look like someone is just advertising their own sites or products are not appreciated.
By decent comment, I mean that if you are taking the time to reply to a post on any blog please don’t say “nice post” or “Nice blog” or “Nice picture” or “Funny ha ha”. Yes, sometimes comments like this are real, but most of the time when someone leaves such a short comment they are just commenting for the sake of commenting.
Since I’m giving away free links- each one taking a tiny bit of my sites PR with it – please don’t make me regret my gift to you. I can tell when people are following the do follow blogroll or other do follow lists that are out there because these people will hit all my sites and leave similar comments on each one.
Write a comment that adds to the post. Did it touch you in some way? Do you have a similar experience to share? Have you used the site or product that I’m discussing in my post? If so what are you thoughts on it? If you haven’t used it does it sound like something worth trying?
If you really don’t have anything to say about a post don’t feel that you have to comment for the sake of commenting. Everyone loves getting comments but I enjoy getting comments that are little more than “Hey there, nice blog, come and visit mine.”. I bet you do too.
If you leave extra links in your comment do they really relate to the post or are you advertising something?
I’ve taken to removing extra links if I don’t feel that they contribute to the post or that the person is taking advantage of my dofollow policy.
I’ve also deleted comments that do not add to the conversation.
This may sound harsh, but if I feel that someone is abusing my blog to get backlinks why should I allow it. Would you?