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Blog Commenting Tip for Blogger Users

After my recent discussion with Andy Beard I was reminded of a blog tip that you should all be aware of. If you are a Blogger user and leaving comments on other Blogger blogs — do not use your Blogger ID.

Why? Because the link that you leave behind will go directly to your Blogger profile instead of to your blog address. So your blog will not get any link love. That’s why.

Use the ‘Other’ option for your identity and put in your blog URL. Link long and prosper (V).

Written July 6th, 2007 by | 11 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips, Blogging Tips ,

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  1. Another reason to do this is that it allows for more accurate tracking of the referrals. When someone comes from the blogger profile, I don’t know which site led them to me.

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  2. Another good point for not using your Blogger ID. Many bloggers have multiple personalities, er I mean blogs, and you are right that it makes it very difficult to return the favour if you don’t know from which blog it came.

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  3. And another thing: (Do I sound like Columbo when leaving the suspect’s house?) When you use the “other” instead of the “blogger profile”, when someone clicks on your name in the comment, their curiosity immediately rewards you with a traffic hit.

    Lots of people will click once, to see who made such an insightful comment. Only some subset of those will click a second time.

    Of those who have seen your profile, if they click on it again, they’re seeing the same static (perhaps boring?) generic profile page.

    If they click on your name and get dynamic, new content, (i.e. YOUR actual page, not the profile template) you can make a better impression.

    The only disadvantage to ‘other’ that I can see, is not getting to put an avatar next to the comments.

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  4. And another good point ;-).

    If you are a MyBlogLog user the avatar should in theory still show up on the post page when using the “other” option. I just won’t show up in the Blogger pop-up comment page.

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  5. THANK YOU!! I did not know this! (I’ll take your advice RIGHT NOW!) :-)

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  6. You are most welcome Jill.

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  7. Great tip that I’ll put into action right now. Thank you.

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  8. Glad that it helped and thanks for dropping by cookinmeg!

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  9. Just found this. Thanks Bloke.

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  10. My pleasure bro.

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  11. Blog Commenting Tip for Blogger Users http://t.co/GaE7ZRtA

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