Find Similar Articles
If you are writing an article on fishing lures, look around for sites that write about fishing in any way, shape, or form even if it is about boats or depth-finders. The problem many people have is that they limit themselves on the type of articles. You write on fishing lures. Make a list of all things related to fishing.
Once you have the list, start looking for sites that sell these products, write on these products, or review them. Not all have articles, but note the ones that do. Then scan what they have written. Avoid any that have not published a new post in the last four months or more.
Read Article Thoroughly
Don’t just read the title of an article. That is laziness and could be a creative trick. While most online titles should adequately reflect what the piece is about, it might not give you the full picture. Read the article.
You might be inspired. You might find something very interesting. Read it completely before you comment.
Why? Because you could look like a fool and be labeled a spammer. I had a commenter put on an article of mine several sentences of comments. When you read my article and then read his comments, it was obvious he had not read the piece. He had the title and made assumptions. I marked him as a spammer. Not good for his future.
Make Appropriate Comment
Always make sure your comments are appropriate. I can’t tell you how many times I read comments that surprise me. They are rude, crude, or poorly written. They sometimes don’t even relate to the article.
Make a comment, but make it a comment worth writing and reading.
Spamming commentators are some of the worst. Most of them write gibberish with a link embedded. Some write intelligent comments that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. You can get banned. If you really want to make good networking contacts, write appropriate comments about the topic.