Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Do You Promote Your Comments?

lol, I apologize in advance if this post comes off as a little "self serving". ;-)

But seriously, do you currently make any sort of an effort to promote and/or increase exposure for blog posts that you leave comments on?

... and if not, why not?

I mean, if you take the time to go out and find DoFollow blogs (especially ones that allow you to use your keywords in a link); then you write a thoughtful comment that adds value to the post; isn't it to your advantage to do what you can to increase the chances that as many people (and search bots) as possible also see that post?

I will admit, I haven't always been real good about doing this myself.

But lately (and in the future), if I read a post that I like enough to comment on, I will try to give it a Stumble, a Tweet, or maybe even add the url to my next BMD run.

I don't know about you, but I'm blogging for the long term. The majority of posts that I comment on right now are low/unranked. If I can give them a little nudge towards one day becoming PR3-PR5 pages (that will be passing on some of that juice to me via my comment link) I'm having a heck of a hard time trying to come up with any good reason not to do it.

Can you think of any?

Keep havin FuN!
Todd

8 comments:

  1. Interesting thought about helping to build lower ranking sites to help you in the future. One hand washes the other. I think it's a nice gesture to tweet or stumble a post that gives you a little extra in terms of keyword or do follow

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  2. Hi Gennaro,

    "one had washes the other" ... that describes my thoughts on the subject exactly.

    Thanks,
    Todd

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  3. And all this time I thought you stumbled my duplicate content post because you liked it. ;)Only kidding Todd, I know it had to make enough of an impression on you to leave a comment in the first place and a stumble serves to help both our blogs. I've actually used this technique myself and apart from giving the blog added exposure it does the same for the commentator, who if they have left a good quality comment is bound to get a percentage of the incoming traffic.

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  4. Hi Sire,

    lol ... no, I stumbled your post because I liked it ... and also because of the good conversation/debate that is going on in Your comments section. I still have some integrity ... I don't intend to go around the blogosphere stumbling every single post I comment on.

    ... that being said, now that I wrote about why I think it's a good idea, I will be paying more attention to making sure I stumble/tweet/digg/bookmark, etc,. more of the "good" posts that I read. Even with the buttons right there on my tool bar, I still forget to do it far too often.

    Todd

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  5. It's all cool mate. Say, I left a comment on your What's good about this post, and it never appeared. Did your spam filter pick it up?

    Sire’s last blog post..Google The Tyrant A Tale of Old

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  6. Hi Sire,

    It's should be there now ... thanks for the link. I'm not even sure why, but right now it seems like about 90% of comments are flagged for moderation. My settings aren't any different than they've been in the past, so I don't quite understand it. That being said, with moderated comments, I have an easier time remembering to reply.
    :-)

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  7. This is an interesting concept. I get it, but I am not sure I have the time to follow through. I am busy enough promoting my blogs I am not sure how much free time I have to promote other people's blog. It does make sense and I will try to spread the love a little, maybe even for this post :)

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  8. Hi Matt,

    Thanks ... I appreciate it. :-)

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