I’ve done a lot of posts on this blog on the importance of good commenting. I’ve even done one on grading peoples comments called, Teaching People The proper way To Comment. What I learned over time was that leaving quality comments on other blogs lead to an increase in traffic to my blogs, which brings me to YouTube commenting.
YouTube Commenting = More Traffic
So, the question is, will leaving good comments on other YouTube videos to generate more traffic to your videos. I believe it will, especially considering the quality of comments that you will find on most videos these days. Compare my latest comment to my competitors. I say, competitors because, in essence, we’re competing for recognition and the resulting traffic.
Good Commenting Rules
Watch The Whole Video: How can you expect to leave a useful comment if you haven’t watched the whole video? Sure, you may view the video until you find something to comment on, but if you don’t watch all the video, you could have missed out on something that would make your comment genuinely shine.
Comment Construction: Before leaving a comment, think about what you’re going to write. Does it add to the video? Will it be helpful to others? Comments like great video, love your work, and the like are inane and will not lead to traffic. I would delete those sort of comments if they appeared on any of my blogs. Don’t believe me? Read my comment policy.
Proofread Your Comments: I believe proofreading to be an essential step in leaving great comments. Fortunately for me, Grammarly helps me to pick up on so many of the mistakes I would have otherwise missed. Proofreading proves your professionalism and shows others you care.
Read What Others Have To Say: Sometimes, you may not know what to say. Reading other comments can remove that stumbling block. Also, being able to help another commenter can get you new subscribers as well as kudos from other commenters.
Nothing To Say Then Say Nothing: I believe that it’s better not to say anything at all rather than to leave a useless comment doesn’t help anybody.