TikTok offers a unique feature called the blue search comment, where certain comments are linked to search results. These comments stand out with a blue search icon. For instance, if a comment says “Dance” and it’s highlighted, selecting it will trigger a search for “Dance”. These highlighted comments are commonly referred to as blue search comments. However, it’s important to note that not every comment section contains blue search comments. This is because not all comments are relevant to the video in question.
In this guide, we will explore how to effectively use the blue search comment feature on TikTok, as well as what this feature entails. We will cover the following topics:
What is the Blue Search Comment on TikTok?
The blue search comment on TikTok is a useful feature that enables users to link their comments with specific searches. When a comment is linked, it appears in blue with a search icon, and users can select it. Once selected, the comment will redirect to the search results page for the corresponding term. TikTok has introduced this feature as part of its endeavor to compete with Google search. However, it’s worth noting that not every comment section will have blue search comments, as they are only algorithmically generated for comments that are relevant to the video.
How to Use the Blue Search Comment on TikTok
To use the blue search comment feature on TikTok, you need to first identify the keyword(s) associated with the video. This can be done by analyzing the video itself, as well as its captions, hashtags, and comment section. Once you have identified the keyword(s), include them in your comment. TikTok’s algorithm will then determine if your comment is relevant to the video and convert it into a blue search comment. It’s important to keep in mind that you cannot manually create blue search comments, as the process is entirely algorithmic. Here is a quick guide to help you link searches with your comments:
- Identify the keyword(s) associated with the video from the video content, captions, hashtags, and comment section.
- Include the keyword(s) in your comment.
- By following these steps, your comment has a high chance of turning into a blue search comment.
However, it’s essential to note that this method is not foolproof, as the algorithm ultimately determines which comments to link and which ones to exclude. Nevertheless, there are a few tips that can increase your chances of having your comment turn into a blue search comment:
- Scan the comment section for existing blue search comments.
- Incorporate the blue keyword(s) from those existing blue search comments into your own comment.
- For instance, if there’s a blue search comment in the comment section stating “Anthony Taylor”, including that name in your comment will likely turn it into a blue search comment.
Editor’s note: I personally tested this method four times, and all four of my comments successfully turned into blue search comments.
To improve the likelihood of your comment becoming a blue search comment, it is advisable to use popular videos featured on the “For You” page. These videos tend to have a larger amount of data, including comments. Consequently, TikTok can better evaluate if there are relevant keyword(s) in your comment. If such keyword(s) exist, they will be linked to the corresponding search results, giving users the ability to select them and access the search result page for that specific keyword.
On the other hand, if you’re trying this method on a new video, TikTok may have difficulty determining if the keyword(s) in your comment are relevant to the video. Consequently, the likelihood of your comment being turned into a blue search comment is lower. Therefore, it is highly recommended to test this method on popular videos from the “For You” page, rather than on your own or your friends’ videos.