Blog commenting is often regarded as a good way of building your credibility as well as backlinks for your blog. However did you know that your blog can lose its rankings and your reputation can go for a toss if you do it the wrong way?
Let me give you some reasons and elucidate why you should avoid relying too heavily on blog commenting:
Posting too many comments on a regular basis can have an adverse effect on your blog’s ranking in the SERP’s as your backlinks count from comments will become too high and sooner or later Google will surely notice this and push your blog down in rankings.
This is especially dangerous for new blogs as their natural backlinks count will be quite less and Google will easily come to know that the backlinks have been created just to manipulate the search rankings.
2. Posting useless comments
I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers just visit other blogs with the intention of creating backlinks, without caring about adding anything to the discussion in the post. If you too post comments like “Great post” or “Thanks for the post” over and over again, bloggers will realize that you are only commenting for vested interests and they might mark your comments as spam, which will get your blog blacklisted in Akismet and your comments will automatically be directed into the spam folder whenever you comment on other blogs.
3. Commenting on Auto-approve blogs
Doing this is a bad strategy that a lot of bloggers seem to be following nowadays. There are dozens of auto-approve blogs out there and bloggers try to take advantage of this to make easy backlinks for their blogs. But they forget that these auto-approve blogs are used by hundreds of spammers, and there are a plethora of comments on such blogs which means they will hardly get any PR juice at all. On top of that, Google is targeting spam backlinking methods these days and these auto-approve blogs are at the top of their hit list, so your blog might also get penalized along with them.
4. Only Commenting on CommentLuv Enabled Blogs
This is also one of the most commonly committed mistakes by newbie bloggers. They only target commentluv enabled blogs to comment as these are mostly do-follow but doing this can actually harm your blog as Google will take note of the fact that only dofollow backlinks are pointing to your blog, which is quite unnatural. Hence try to maintan a good balance between nofollow and dofollow, and don’t just comment for the sake of backlinks.
If you take some lessons from the above examples and refrain from making any of these mistakes, blog commenting won’t hurt your blog in any way and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of blog commenting.