Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tips From The Blogging Queen - Commenting On Blogs and How That Can Be Helpful To Your Small Business Website? - Column 2

Tips From The Blogging Queen - Commenting On Blogs and How That Can Be Helpful To Your Small Business Website? - Column 2

In my last "Tips From The Blogging Queen" Column 1 Definition -
we learned that a "BLOGSNOB" is a person who refuses to respond to comments on their blog from people outside their circle of friends. Is this a good thing? No.

Why not? For one reason, it's just plain rude. And, for two - you want your blog readers to feel like you are reading their comments. After all, they took the time to read your blog and comment on it. You should at least take the time to respond to their comments.

Plus, reason number three is exposure for your blog which, hopefully, translates into exposure for your small business website.

Commenting on other people's blogs can be helpful to your blog and small business website. How?

Well, the reason you created your small business website blog was to gain exposure for your small business website. Commenting on other people's blogs, especially if they are in the same field as you, is a way to gain exposure by directing them to your blog.

Most blog owners love people who comment on their blog. After all, you write the blog to get it noticed and read, don't you? If you comment about a blog owners blog and provide a link back to your blog they are more than likely to visit your blog. If they like your blog then they are more than likely to add your blog to their list of blog links or blogroll.

Does this help you? Absolutely. Links to your blog are just as important as links to your website. You spend a lot of time exchanging banners with similar small business websites in order to gain exposure in the search engines. The same logic holds true for your blog. You want to link to blogs that are of a similar nature in the industry your website is in. The more important their blog is (i.e. Google Page Rank) the better it is for your blog.

So, why else should you respond to comments on your blog? Because you never know if the commenter is a current customer or future customer of yours.

Blogs for small business websites are a means to "personalize" you to your customer. Customers can communicate with you and your blog article by means of a comment. If you don't take the time to respond to a comment from a potential customer what does that say about you and your business?

So, are comments helpful? Absolutely. They provide exposure, potential blog links, and a means of communication with your customer.

Do you want to become a "BLOGSNOB?" Absolutely NOT?

Copyright © 2006—All Rights Reserved — Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginals.com




"Tips From The Blogging Queen" Column 2 Definition -

Blaudience - The audience, or readership, of a blog.

Be sure to tune in to future TFTBQ Columns on "Who Is Your Audience and What Should You Tell Them?"

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