Have you ever wondered how some LinkedIn users seem to always get noticed, build meaningful connections, and generate lively conversations? The secret lies in mastering the art of LinkedIn commenting! In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of engaging in LinkedIn comments, share tips and strategies for crafting meaningful and engaging comments, discuss etiquette, and introduce engagement tools that can help you up your commenting game.
In addition, I’ll share with you key ways to leverage LinkedIn posts as a social media sales influencer and show you how to attract more profile views to your LinkedIn profile, get mentioned, and drive more comments on your own posts.
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By the end of this post, you’ll have the knowledge and inspiration to leave a lasting impact on LinkedIn through your comments.
- Commenting on LinkedIn can help you build relationships, demonstrate expertise & add value.
- Use strategies like authenticity, insights and formatting to craft engaging comments.
- Engage thoughtfully with peers & use hashtags/mentions for maximum visibility!
- Leverage an AI writing assistant like FlyMSG which uses AI to actually write your LinkedIn comments on other people’s posts.
The Importance of LinkedIn Comments
Imagine using LinkedIn comments as a tool to enhance your visibility, build stronger relationships, and highlight your expertise. That’s right – engaging in LinkedIn comments on other people’s posts can help boost your profile, build connections, and show off your knowledge and land you your next customer if you’re in sales.
Here are some general dos and don’ts before you jump into the comment section. Speaking from personal experience before you comment on LinkedIn, make sure you:
- Read the post
- Stay on the topic at hand
- Be respectful even when you are in disagreement
- Only comment on things you understand or are interested in.
- Add valuable insights to a discussion
- Ask a question that engages potential buyers.
Contributing something valuable to a great post helps you interact with other professionals and demonstrate your knowledge, especially true if you are doing social selling or digital selling. To maximize visibility within your network, prompt commenting is beneficial.
So, the next time you come across a LinkedIn post that sparks your interest, don’t hesitate to leave a thoughtful comment and start building relationships and especially think about doing it with an AI writing tool like FlyEngage AI. Download FlyMSG to get access to FlyEngage here.
How a Comment on LinkedIn Helps You Get Noticed by the LinkedIn Algorithm
Members of the social media platform who feed their network with valuable content can win big on LinkedIn. But just sharing on the social media platform isn’t enough. LinkedIn actually rewards you with both reaching more people on the platform and giving you more visibility.
In fact, commenting and engaging on others posts is actually part of the infamous LinkedIn Social Selling Index or SSI score and makes up a large portion of 25 out of 100 points.
So whether your leveraging social selling on LinkedIn or just leveraging social media to build your brand, commenting on LinkedIn posts will contribute to LinkedIn driving you more visibility on your posts when you do post something. In fact, a little known secret on the LinkedIn algorithm is – just liking something will give a post 1 point, but a comment is worth 10 points! In all cases, commenting and driving engagement can drive up our LinkedIn search, making your profile show up more readily on LinkedIn.
And to be uber clear, making a comment one time or once per week is not what is going to cut it. What LinkedIn wants to see is that you are providing a comment on a regular basis. This would imply daily. When you do this, the algorithm begins to favor you.
Watch this video to master LinkedIn commenting to drive engagement on social media using FlyEngage AI:
Crafting Meaningful and Engaging Comments
Understanding the significance of LinkedIn comments, let’s now focus on crafting impactful and memorable comments that will connect with your audience.
We’ll delve into various aspects such as:
- sharing insights
- using proper formatting and emojis
- initiating engagement through questions
By implementing these strategies, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a LinkedIn commenting pro!
Be Authentic and Genuine
While commenting on LinkedIn, it’s vital to veer away from promotional or insincere messages. Instead, prioritize sincerity and authenticity in your responses.
Why is this important?
When you make genuine and honest comments, you avoid sounding too pushy or focused on selling something. Instead, you contribute something valuable to the discussion, whether it’s about your own content or someone else’s. Consider even asking a question when commenting on LinkedIn posts. Doing so, can create engagement from other commenters brining visibility to your comment and more importantly, you can solicit a response back from the intended recipient.
So, when crafting a comment, make sure to share your unique point of view and ideas or craft a question to spark discussion.
Keep in mind that being overly promotional or salesy could lead to negative reactions or even cause the post author to disable comments or worse yet – delete your comment. So, always focus on providing a genuine contribution to the conversation, and you’ll find that your LinkedIn comments will resonate with your audience and build lasting connections.
Enriching LinkedIn discussions involves sharing your personal experiences or including pertinent data or statistics in your comments. By doing this, you limit your commenting to meaningful and valuable contributions, showcasing your expertise and insights in the process.
So, the next time you come across other people’s posts, LinkedIn article, or other posts that align with your interests or expertise, don’t hesitate to share your knowledge, experiences, and facts to contribute to the discussion, either by commenting on those posts or creating your own post via a reshare.
Also do not be afraid to share links to valuable assets (whitepaper, eBook, webinar, blog, video, etc.) that support your comment.
When you share relevant insights and experiences in people’s posts, it helps add value to the discussion and shows off your knowledge. This can lead to increased engagement, connections, profile views and opportunities in your industry. Want to see an example? Take a look at my comment on this post, and you’ll see what I mean here.
Yes, it can absolutely help you build your sales pipeline. So, always strive to make your comments informative and insightful, and watch your LinkedIn network flourish!
Use Proper Formatting and Emojis
In the realm of LinkedIn comments, utilizing proper formatting and emojis on LinkedIn to make your comments visually captivating and readable is of utmost importance. One way to achieve this is by using emojis as a replacement for bullet points in lists. If you’re on Windows, you can use the shortcut Windows -. (right click) to bring up the Emoji panel, while on macOS, the shortcut is Ctrl-Cmd-Space.
By incorporating proper formatting and emojis in your LinkedIn comments, you not only create a visually appealing comment but also make it more engaging and enjoyable for your audience.
Take a look at this example. It is a very simple congratulations comment, and you’ll see how I integrated a single emoji into the comment. Honestly, I didn’t do it – FlyEngage did it!
So, take advantage of these simple formatting tools and watch your LinkedIn comments stand out from the crowd!
Ask Questions to Create Engagement
Initiating meaningful conversation and engagement on LinkedIn is best achieved by posing open-ended questions and interacting with others. Mentioning other commenters keeps the conversation going. It’s a great way of continuing the discussion. By actively participating in the conversation and asking thought-provoking questions, you encourage others to engage and share their insights, creating a lively and productive discussion.
Take a look at this example here – also written by FlyEngage!
To get the author’s attention and further the conversation, don’t forget to mention or reference the post’s author in your comment. This is called an @ mention. Click on our guide if you need help with how to tag someone on LinkedIn.
By tagging, you show appreciation for their content and invite them to engage with you and your connections. Further, it sends them a LinkedIn notification telling them you’ve mentioned them. Umm, can we say get some attention?
So, always include thoughtful questions and engage with others in your LinkedIn comments to create a dynamic and engaging conversation.
Commenting Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts
Upholding professionalism and respect in LinkedIn comments paves the way for positive and fruitful interactions. In the following sections, we’ll dive into some dos and don’ts for LinkedIn commenting etiquette, including staying on-topic and respectful, strategically tagging people in your comments, and handling disagreements and negative comments.
By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll be able to navigate the world of LinkedIn comments with confidence and finesse.
Stay On-Topic and Respectful
Maintaining relevance and respect within your LinkedIn comments is key to fostering a productive and courteous conversation. Going off-topic can derail discussions and lead to disagreements and negative comments, which can be harmful to the overall discussion. With people commenting on various topics, it’s essential to stay focused and respectful.
To ensure you stay on-topic, try to:
- Pick topics you’re interested in and have knowledge about.
- Actively listen to the conversation.
- Use conversation keepers or phrases to stay engaged and contribute relevant comments.
When disagreements or negative comments do occur, always treat them with respect and civility. Here are some tips to handle them effectively:
- Stay calm and composed.
- Avoid personal attacks or inflammatory language.
- Focus on addressing the content, not the person.
- If things start to get heated, take a break and give everyone a chance to cool off before continuing the conversation.
By following these guidelines, you can maintain a positive and constructive atmosphere in your discussions.
By staying on-topic and respectful in your LinkedIn comments, you’ll foster a positive and engaging environment for all.
Tagging People on Your Comment: When and How
Applying tactful tagging in your LinkedIn comments has the potential to amplify engagement and draw in pertinent connections into the conversation. However, it’s essential to be mindful of others’ notifications load and avoid name-dropping or tagging people just to get more engagement.
To get relevant connections involved in a LinkedIn chat, tag them in a friendly way in the conversation. By using tagging strategically, you can boost the visibility and engagement of your comments while ensuring that you’re involving the right connections in the discussion.
So, the next time you want to tag someone in your LinkedIn comment, remember to do it thoughtfully and with purpose.
Even when we are using FlyEngage, the AI writing assistant will write a comment out and sometimes use the person’s first name. But it is your job to ensure that you include it, and we always recommend that you @ mention the person and when you do generally the entire first and last name will be tagged. We recommend that you backspace to just show the first name only. This way the receiver and all onlookers know with a certainty that you are “manually” engaging even when using an AI writing assistant.
Handling Disagreements and Negative Comments
Although managing disagreements and negative comments on LinkedIn can be demanding, it’s paramount to approach them with respect and civility. Here are some tips to handle them effectively:
- Focus on addressing the content of the negative comment rather than the person.
- Avoid using personal attacks or inflammatory language.
- If the conversation starts to escalate, take a break, and give everyone a chance to cool off before continuing.
- Remember it’s social media marketing… that means everyone can see it!
Knowing when to block or disengage from negative interactions is also crucial. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to handle disagreements and negative comments on LinkedIn effectively, maintaining a positive and engaging environment for all.
Tools to Help You Create the Perfect LinkedIn Comment
In the swiftly evolving digital world, possessing the correct tools can significantly improve your ability to intelligently comment on LinkedIn. In this section, we’ll explore various tools and resources to help you craft the perfect LinkedIn comment, from AI-powered comment suggestions to automation tools and comment scheduling.
With these tools in hand, you’ll be well-equipped to engage with your audience and make a lasting impression on LinkedIn.
Should I use “Automation” to Auto Post a Comment?
Short answer – yes. Use FlyEngage AI.
It’s the best LinkedIn Engagement tool for posting comments that won’t get you into any trouble with automation.
Here is an example of FlyEngage in action:
Utilizing automation tools for LinkedIn commenting has its pros and cons. On one hand, these tools can help increase engagement, improve visibility, and save time. On the other hand, there are potential risks of spamming, lack of personalization, and negative comments. The biggest risk though? If you’re using a platform that automatically opens profiles and then reads posts, then comments on that post – here is my advice — RUN. You must be careful because these tools can get your entire LinkedIn account shut down.
We are not auto opening profiles, then combing through posts to auto engage. We are allowing you the user to go through a profile of anyone you want to engage with and then using AI to write your comment. You still review it. You still tag members on the post. We just take the 5-15 minutes of time and reduce it down to seconds!
To be very clear… this is why we launched FlyEngage AI. There is no “automation” that will get you in trouble with LinkedIn using FlyEngage AI. Nope!
Watch this video here on how to use FlyEngage AI to write your LinkedIn comments!
FlyMSG Starter, Growth and Professional plan all include FlyMSG AI and all of it’s associated products including FlyEngage AI. It allows you to start out small and scale up over time. Checkout the FlyMSG pricing page here.
Just remember… say no to automation tools on LinkedIn!
Use AI from Chat GPT or Google Bard to Write Your Comments
Within the era of artificial intelligence, utilizing AI tools such as Chat GPT and Google Bard can revolutionize the process of creating engaging and pertinent comments on LinkedIn. These tools can generate comments tailored to your interests and preferences, and suggest relevant topics and keywords to use in your comments. By leveraging AI, you can save time and energy while ensuring your comments are well-crafted and engaging.
This is exactly what FlyEngage AI does automatically for you. We actually have pre-defined prompts, injected it all into LinkedIn and LinkedIn Sales Navigator for you.
However, it’s essential to remember that AI-generated comments may not be as real or sincere as those written by a person. Therefore, it’s crucial to strike the right balance between using AI tools for efficiency and maintaining a genuine, human touch in your LinkedIn comments.
Always, always, always bring the human into the mix. We recommend you think before you hit send. Tag the individual and oh by the way we got you covered with hashtags too!
Strategies for Boosting Your LinkedIn Commenting Game
Having discussed the significance of LinkedIn comments, the art of creating meaningful engagements, etiquette, and useful tools, it’s time to consolidate these strategies for augmenting visibility and engagement through LinkedIn comments.
In the next few sections, we’ll discuss how to:
- Comment consistently and strategically
- Engage with thought leaders and industry peers
- Leverage hashtags
- Use @ mentions or tagging in every comment
By applying these strategies, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a LinkedIn commenting superstar!
Comment Consistently and Strategically
Establishing yourself as a recognized expert and enhancing visibility on LinkedIn necessitates constant engagement in the comment section. To establish a regular commenting routine, set aside a certain amount of time each day or week to comment on posts related to your industry and interests. In our social selling training programs we always recommend implementing the 30x30x30.
That’s 30 minutes in the morning to engage and respond, 30 minutes in the afternoon to engage and feed your network with valuable content and finally 30 minutes in the evening to prepare for the next day! If you haven’t gone through our LinkedIn training yet, you’ll want to. We have oodles LinkedIn tips and tricks that will not only help you build a better LinkedIn profile but it will drive LinkedIn connection requests and meetings!
In addition, staying up-to-date with posts related to your industry, business and/or interests can be achieved by doing some research and looking for posts that cover relevant topics.
By commenting regularly and focusing on posts that align with your industry and interests, you’ll be able to build meaningful connections and increase your visibility on the platform.
So, commit to a consistent commenting routine, and watch your LinkedIn presence grow! Just use FlyEngage AI and sign up for a free FlyMSG AI Account now. Leveraging FlyEngage AI will in fact help you eliminate the time it takes to think of how to respond to a member and the time it takes to actually write the message.
Engage with Thought Leaders and Industry Peers
Interacting with prominent professionals in your domain serves as an effective method to foster relationships and increase your industry visibility.
You can easily find thought leaders and industry peers on LinkedIn by searching for the right keywords, joining groups related to your industry, and following relevant LinkedIn hashtags. Building your own network is crucial for professional growth and success.
Interacting with thought leaders and industry peers can be really beneficial, as it helps you build relationships, increase your visibility, and stay informed about the latest industry trends. When interacting with thought leaders and industry peers, it’s essential to be courteous, stay focused on the topic, and use the right formatting and emojis.
By engaging with these influential professionals, you’ll not only learn from their expertise but also establish yourself as a valuable contributor in your industry.
Take a look at this GIF below and see how FlyEngage AI could help you do just this. I choose to interact with Shar Levitin!
Incorporating pertinent hashtags in your LinkedIn comments can drastically enhance visibility and facilitate reaching a broader audience.
By adding appropriate hashtags to your comments, you make it easier for interested users to find and engage with your content. To get the most out of your hashtags, use relevant, concise, and specific hashtags that align with the topic or event you’re commenting on.
By leveraging LinkedIn hashtags strategically in your LinkedIn comments, you’ll increase the reach of your comments and connect with a broader audience interested in the topics you’re discussing. So, don’t forget to include relevant hashtags in your comments and expand your LinkedIn network!
But just in case you do… don’t worry. When using FlyEngage AI for writing your LinkedIn comments in 8/10 posts that we create we’ll add in the hashtags for you! Sign up for a free FlyEngage AI account today and start building relationships through commenting and hashtags!
Additionally, you could leverage FlyMSG Auto Text Expander to quickly insert hashtags in 3 seconds to any post for any social media platform. Take a look at this video to learn how.
Use @ Mentions or Tagging In Every Comment
Incorporating tags for the post author and related connections within your LinkedIn comments can stimulate engagement and dialogue. By mentioning or referencing the post’s author and other connections, you show appreciation for their content and invite them to engage with you and your connections. Remember to use the @ symbol followed by the person’s name to mention them, and the # symbol followed by a keyword to tag a post.
Always make sure when you tag the individual that before posting you backspace once and delete their last name. This way the recipient knows that you engaged personally. If you’re using an “automation” tool then it will tag the first and last name. But everyone knows that in order to only tag the first name you must hit backspace! This is a sure fire indication to the recipient that the comment came from YOU.
Using @ mentions or tagging strategically in every comment not only boosts the visibility of your comments but also fosters meaningful conversations and connections on the platform.
So, make sure to include thoughtful tags and mentions in your comments to create a dynamic and engaging conversation.
Real-Life Examples of Effective LinkedIn Comments
Examining successful LinkedIn comments provides insights into effective strategies for audience engagement. Real-life examples of effective LinkedIn comments are those that have been successful in engaging and connecting with other users on the platform. These comments create visibility and engagement by being positive, encouraging, and showing appreciation and recognition for others’ work.
Taking the time to study and learn from the above example and other real-life cases can provide valuable insights into crafting your own engaging and effective LinkedIn comments. By understanding what works and why, you’ll be better equipped to create impactful and memorable comments that resonate with your audience and build lasting connections.
Take a look at this video here that will help you see different types of examples of effective LinkedIn Comments.
In conclusion, mastering the art of LinkedIn commenting can significantly enhance your visibility, build meaningful relationships, and showcase your expertise. By being authentic and genuine, sharing relevant insights, using proper formatting and emojis, asking engaging questions, maintaining commenting etiquette, and leveraging tools like AI and automation, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a LinkedIn commenting pro. So, don’t hesitate to dive into the world of LinkedIn commenting and make a lasting impact on your network!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes it will. In fact, here is a great video below that shows you how you’ll go from 3-15 minutes per prospect per post to literally less than 30-seconds.
What should I write in a LinkedIn comment?
Make sure to bring value to the conversation, don’t compete with others, use at least 5 words when commenting, tag the original poster, encourage further discussion by inviting other people in, and keep an open dialogue. Don’t forget to move the conversation to direct messages if needed!
Do comments show up on LinkedIn?
Yes, comments show up on LinkedIn. When you comment, the original post creator is notified and your comment is then shared with your contacts in your network’s feed.
How do I see what I commented on LinkedIn?
To view the comments you’ve posted on LinkedIn, go to your profile photo and tap ‘View Profile’. Scroll down to the ‘Activity’ section to view all your recent LinkedIn activities. Alternatively, click ‘Me’ and select ‘Posts and Activities’ to view your activity.
How important are comments on LinkedIn?
Comments on LinkedIn are highly important – they make posts more visible, increase the likelihood of job opportunities, and can help build relationships with other professionals in your industry. They also help you to break the LinkedIn algorithm and be found.
Should you comment on LinkedIn posts?
Commenting on relevant posts is a great way to build relationships, increase visibility, and land more clients. It will also help the algorithm understand what type of content you want to see in your feed. Take the time to comment thoughtfully on posts that are relevant to you!