Why You Should Comment On Blogs To Build Your Brand
If you have your own business then you know how important it is to get your brand “out there.” By now you also know how important it is to have a strong web/social media presence if you expect your company to survive and thrive amongst your competition. Part of the strategy to meet your goals and build your brand should be to actively blog comment.You should also be participating in the conversations in and around your brand’s niche. There’s a whole lot going on in cyberspace regarding you company’s specialty, I guarantee it! And why wouldn’t you want to be an active participant? If you aren’t, you are probably missing out on precious dollars that I know you would love to have.
I read a lot of blogs each and every day and I am very thankful to Google Reader for keeping it all organized for me, but I am even more thankful to all of the bloggers out there that keep the original, awesome content coming! If you read other blogs, I guarantee that you will come up with some ideas that could help your future blogging efforts or that may help you to market your brand more effectively. Either way it’s all good stuff.
By blog commenting you are creating many potential opportunities for yourself, many of which you may have never realized. For example, if you leave a comment on someone one else’s blog, you may get more traffic to your website because someone came along and found what you had to say to be interesting and wanted to see what else you had to provide. This can lead to conversation, that turns into more followers and subscribers, that results is more business for you. Makes sense right?
Some more advantages to blog commenting include:
- Increasing your search engine ranking because you are building links back to your website.
- Getting an idea for a topic for your next blog post. It tends to happen and if it does, go with it!
- Building relationships – If you are leaving positive, thought provoking comments that provide some sort of value or create a conversation you will build up your network which could lead to more opportunities and connections.
- Marketing! The more you comment, the more you are getting your name and/or brand out there for the world to know about. And the more it seems like you know what you’re talking about and/or doing, the more authority you will gain within your industry and we all want more authority, don’t we?
You always want to try and make sure that you respectful when you do comment. You do not have to agree with everything that everyone says, but you should try and be respectful and mindful when making your mark. Also, never ever spam! You only want to produce relevant comments, not ones that are blasting your website domain all over the place, not being relevant to the conversation. This will only get your comments deleted, and potentially banned from commenting in the future.
So get those comments going on the blog posts that you find worth commenting on, because at some point, your business and your brand will be right out in front for everyone to see. Why? Because you blog commented your way to building your brand just the way you envisioned.
If you aren’t sure where to find the blogs that are related to your industry and/or niche, you may want to check out the following: