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Just like you can use Quora for affiliate marketing, you can also use blog comments for affiliate marketing, traffic & backlinks.
Blog comments can be used for all three of these purposes & I will be showing you how to use them the correct way.
We will be discussing how to not add spam comments as well, otherwise, your comments will just be deleted.
This would make them useless, as nobody will be seeing these comments. So, it’s important to use them the correct way in order for them to be effective.
Using Blog Comments For Affiliate Marketing
So, let’s take a look at how you can add comments.
Ways You Can Add Comments
There are 2 different ways that you can add comments.
While they both work great, there is a key difference between them.
1. The Normal Way
The first way you can do this is by adding a normal positive comment about their post, but in the “website” field you leave a link to your website.
While this can help Google to index our site quicker, the link isn’t really visible to other users.
The only way that they will be able to click on our link is by clicking on our name, which doesn’t really happen so often.
However, this link still counts as a “no follow” link.
2. Sneaky Link Within Comment
The second way you can add comments with your link is by writing a specific positive comment about the article.
However, inside the comment, you will want to leave a link to your website.
The key here is to pretend to be a reader and ask a question whether they think the article is correct or even a scam.
What’s good about this method is that the comment will actually display your link within the comment.
That means that the likelihood of users clicking on it has just increased by a large amount.
There’s an example below, however, we will be talking about this in more detail in the next section.
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How To Not Add Spam Comments
Before we go into how to use blog comments, I wanted to discuss how to add comments without the comments looking like spam.
As I said earlier, if you don’t do this the correct way, your comments will be marked as spam and deleted.
That means that they will be useless.
The whole point in writing these articles is really so that people see them.
Unless you are purely using blog comments for backlinks.
In order for our links to be seen, we have to use the second method.
By using the second method, we are very vulnerable to spam filters and just looking like spam in general.
So, it’s important that we praise something specific within their article.
Doing this, it actually looks like we are an actual reader, so the likelihood of us getting marked as spam decreases.
Next, you want to pretend to be a reader, you want to pretend that you are NOT the owner of the blog that you are promoting.
So, you want a fake name and within the comment, you will want to ask questions about this other article (yours) that you read.
A good way to not get it marked as spam is also by being a little skeptical about the post that you are promoting.
This will not damage your post in any way as when users click on the link, they will be able to see that those comments aren’t true.
In fact, sometimes it will cause readers to be more curious so it will increase the likelihood of them clicking the link.
Blog Comments For Affiliate Marketing
Next, we are going to talk about how we can utilize blog comments for affiliate marketing.
When using blog comments for affiliate marketing, we want readers from the articles that we are commenting on to click on our link.
That means that we will want to be using the second method of commenting, where we include our link within the comment.
But how do we get sales & leads through comments?
Well, we do this by including affiliate links in the pages that we are driving traffic to.
Another way we can collect leads is by including pop-up forms where we collect email addresses.
A great way to do this is through a lead magnet (something that you give away for free).
The benefit of doing this is that you can sell relevant products within emails later on after you have collected their email.
So, let me recap…
We use commenting method #2 to drive traffic to our web pages that contain affiliate links & opt-in forms.
By doing this, we can generate free leads and even sales through blog comments.
Example Of Using Blog Comments For Affiliate Marketing
If you really want to generate sales, you can even do this for your product reviews with affiliate links.
For example, I have a review on Sqribble which is a product that allows you to create beautiful looking e-books really quickly.
So, I could go and comment on posts within the internet marketing niche and write something along the following lines:
“Hey [blog name], this post was really helpful, especially the part about driving traffic through Facebook groups… I did not know that was possible! Is that a strategy that you would recommend for beginners? Also, I wanted to use a lead magnet so that I can get email leads a lot easier and I read this review of “Sqribble” [Insert Link of review]
Is it true that this product can help me create lead magnets such as PDF’s & E-book really quickly? Or is it a scam? I have seen tons of products that promise to do things like that but they always turn out to be trash… So, I would really appreciate your opinion as you are a lot more experienced than me.
Thank in advance,
As you can see, in the comment above, I was very positive about their post, while being a little skeptical about Sqribble.
So, usually, this comment will be accepted with the link, which means that it will be visible to other users.
When Users then click the link, they will get sent to my review which is a positive review of Sqribble that also contains a demo, so they know it is not a scam.
That means, if the product is something they want or need, they will purchase the product.
Blog Comments For Traffic
Next, I want to talk about using Blog comments for traffic in general.
Although the process is pretty much the same.
I would also like to say that you probably can’t use blog comments to drive traffic to simple opt-in pages. Otherwise, your comment will probably not be approved as they will be able to see what you are doing.
So, again you will have to drive traffic to articles.
When using blog comments for traffic, you will also need to use the commenting method #2 that we spoke about.
If you use #1 then you will get very little traffic, so you will need the link inside the comment.
However, the process is the same, you need to bypass any spam filter by making yourself look like another person, not the owner of the blog themselves.
By spam filter, I am also not actually talking about an automatic filter, I am actually talking about a human going through the comments.
So, write a comment that is:
- Out of the point of view of a reader (not yourself)
- Positive about their post
- Specific to their post
- Somewhat skeptical about the page that you are driving traffic to.
Blog Comments For Backlinks
Lastly, you can also use blog comments to create “no follow” backlinks to your article.
Meaning that these backlinks will help the SEO of your articles. This can often help the crawlers from search engines such as Google find your articles faster.
“No follow” backlinks are also believed to play a minor role in search engines, so they will help your rankings a little anyway.
I also personally witnessed this with a couple of my articles, when I linked to them through blog comments.
Now, there two ways that you can do this.
If you are just trying to link to your home page then you can simply use the first commenting method where you just leave a website link to your website in the “website field”.
However, if you want to link to a specific article in order to boost that article’s rankings, you will have to use the second method where you leave a link to that article within the comment.
Again, this comment has the same criteria as using blog comments for affiliate marketing or traffic which are:
- Out of the point of view of a reader (not yourself)
- Positive about their post
- Specific to their post
- Somewhat skeptical about the page that you are linking to.
By doing this, you will be creating a “no follow” backlink to a specific article.
You can also try leaving it in the “website” field, however, a lot of blog owners will just delete the comment, as they will see what you are trying to do.
Examples Of Good Comments
After having a look at the criteria for comments depending on the purpose of the comment, I just wanted to give you some examples of types of comments that worked well for me.
Affiliate Marketing Example
“Hey [blog name], I really enjoyed this article, especially the part about finding the best solo ad vendors, so thanks a lot! Also, I have a question regarding one of the courses I came across that is called Invi$ible. I read this review https://www.fivestarfunnel.com/inviible-review/ and it said that the course is great. The article is also offering tons of bonuses just for a $13 product which is great, but it seems like a scam. There are some huge claims, the price is extremely low & there are just too many bonuses. Do you think if I buy this product, I am being scammed? I would really appreciate your opinion on this and thanks again for the great article!”
“Hey [blog name], I really enjoyed this article especially the part about the importance of email marketing in e-commerce… Maybe that’s why I failed when I originally tried using shopify! So, thanks a lot for this article! I also recently read this article https://www.fivestarfunnel.com/drop-servicing-business-model/ and it says that you can kind of dropship but instead of using physical products, you can use services. Is this true? In the article, it says that you can charge high prices & you can just outsource all the work really easily, so it seems a little too good to be true? I would love to hear your opinion on this as you are more experienced than me. Thanks a lot.”
If you would like to link to a specific article to boost its ranking, then as I said earlier, you would just do the same as the traffic example.
However, if you are just trying to create a “no follow” backlink to your home page, you can just write a comment about their post while linking to your self in the “website” field. Something like this:
Finding The Right Articles To Comment On
Before we jump into the conclusion, I just wanted to give you a little guidance on the types of articles that you can comment on.
Firstly, all articles that you comment on should be related to your niche, otherwise, there is no point in commenting on these articles.
1. New Articles
The first type of articles that you can comment on is new articles.
You can find these by searching Google for keywords that are related to your niche and filtering to the past week.
By doing this you are commenting on articles that are still getting a lot of views. Often the owners of these articles also send them out to their email list, so you know that these articles will receive a decent amount of traffic.
2. High Search Volume Articles
You can also comment on articles that are receiving a lot of search traffic.
By finding high competition keywords that are getting a lot of monthly search volume, you know that these articles are still receiving a lot of traffic.
As marketers, blog comments can be extremely useful for generating free traffic, leads & sales.
They can also help our search rankings, which make them great for bloggers.
Considering it’s a source of free traffic, they are pretty powerful & easy to utilize. While they are great, they are not as good as using YouTube for affiliate marketing or using Twitter for affiliate marketing.
Blog comments work for all niches which is another reason, why they are so helpful, as we can all use them.
So, if you aren’t yet using blog comments and you are struggling to drive traffic, then you definitely should start using them, because they are FREE just like Pinterest for affiliate marketing.
I hope you have enjoyed this guide on using Blog comments for affiliate marketing, traffic & backlinks and I hope it has helped you realize how powerful they are!