Guest commenting can have a great effect on your blog. Your traffic will surly start to increase. Not only will you experience an increase in traffic, but targeted traffic! Targeted traffic is more than likely interested in your topic or what you have to offer. This is a good thing. When you start to comment on the blogs of others, your traffic will increase because of 3 gateways:
- Direct Traffic. You comment on a blog and the site owner or guest readers will click on your link and be directed back to your blog.
- Word Of Mouth. People may start to talk about what they saw on your page and recommend your blog to others. Is this rare in the beginning? Yes. If your content is truly remarkable, then you have a better chance with this.
- Better SEO Ranks. Your links are being indexed by search engines. The more comments you leave, the higher you can climb in the Search Engines. Is it a small incline? Yes. But, by doing this more and more, you will bypass those who did the same thing, but gave up.
I want to share with you how you can start commenting on blogs and increasing traffic like a pro! I will share with you the secrets that I use. These methods are simple to understand, but if you aren’t using them, you could be wasting your time! I also have an incredibly value-filled video that I have made for the sake of this post. Listen to every word I say from start to finish, and should definitely be on your way to dominate blog-commenting!
Search For Many Blogs
You must first find blogs to comment on. SEOquake is a free tool that you simply must be using. Before you even comment on a blog, this simple program will show you the Alexa report (traffic rank). You can determine whether or not you want to comment on this blog. This is going to save you a massive amount of time and effort. Be sure to only search for and comment on blogs that have a similar topic as your own.
If you start commenting on blogs that do not relate to your niche, then you are driving non-targeted traffic back to your site and confusing Google in the process. Google will lower your organic rankings because it will be unsure as to what your blog is actually about.
Things to remember:
- Some back-links are stronger than others. By commenting on a blog that has an authoritative site, your back-link will be stronger in the eyes of Google.
- By commenting on a high trafficked site, you can draw in more traffic that if you were to comment on a low trafficked site.
- Search and comment on only similar blogs
Start Following Blogs
Following blogs is a simple process – there are many ways this can be done. I feel feel that the Google RSS Reader is the easiest. I have a Gmail account and this is tied right in. When you have found a similar blog, look for the RSS button. Almost every blog has this.
This should open up a new page allowing you to chose your method. If the button is nowhere to be found; type in www.theirsite.com/feed. This usually opens up the feed window – allowing you to follow them.
Be The First To Comment
It’s a race to 1st place! Most blogs are designed to display the first comment right under the article, in first place. So if you comment first, you will be right below the article. Your comment, link, and avatar will be on display. The closer your information is to the very bottom of the article, the better your chances are of being discovered. Remember:
- Be sure to check your RSS feed as much as you can. Try to comment first!
Great Avatar Picture
Looks matter! The likelihood of being clicked on increases with better looking photos. If you don’t have a Gravatar yet, go to Gravatar.com and you can upload one there. Tips:
- People like meeting new people – so show a picture of yourself. Let people know that you aren’t hiding behind a fake name and a cheesy photo of a dolphin.
- Smile. People like people who are happy. If you are frowning or look creepy in your photo – be prepared to be avoided.
- Display a striking image. Try to avoid whites and yellows as most site backgrounds are white.
CommentLuv Is Good
CommentLuv is a plugin for a WordPress blog. After leaving a comment it displays your latest blog post. Sometimes you are able to choose from a list of your 10 most recent. If you haven’t installed it on your own blog, be sure to do so. Hints:
- Whenever posting a comment – take note of the topic. Always leave behind your own blog post that is most similar. People are already on that site because they are interested in that topic, so the closer your post is to the topic of discussion, the better your chance of being clicked.
Be A Friendly Blogger
If you are going to start commenting like there is no tomorrow, you must be friendly while doing it. If you do not fully agree with that particular post – either leave and don’t comment, or simply explain why you feel the way you feel. You can loose your reputation real fast when you start posting with anger. Blogging is about building friendships as well as relationships. When you start commenting on the blogs of others, the hope is that they will return the favor over on your site. Things to remember
- Always be friendly. Your goal is to build relationships through the web.
- Actually read the post and comment about the post. If there was a twist somewhere, and you missed it, they will know that you didn’t read all or any of the post. This is not good when you are trying to build relationships.
- Say more than “Awesome Post”. Nobody likes this. Always read the entire article and comment on it. Never change the topic.
Always keep these steps and tips in your mind as you are commenting all over the web. Repeat this process daily for best results. The more comments you write, the more back-links you will receive. Your site traffic will start to increase in a relatively short period of time! And if you have high quality material that people are actually interested in, you should have a great retention rate as well! Best of luck and happy commenting!
Brock is the current CEO of Worldline Marketing and owner of How to Sponsor. The company focuses on assisting average people earn a healthy income working from home. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and meeting new people. Feel free to add him through social media!