I have been blogging for over 2 years now (to the date of writing this post) and one of my strategy to get traffic to this blog is via blog commenting.
I love the fact that blog commenting is free, it builds backlinks and also generates a lot of targeted traffic.
Lots of bloggers participating in blog commenting and this is because it works.
Here I have 5 great ways in which I use to make blog commenting work for me.
Be The First To Comment
This is one of the first steps in making blog commenting work for you.
You shouldn’t be shy. Be the first to comment.
Why? This is because after other visitors read the article then the next section below the article will be the comment section. Your comment will be at first position.
Lots of readers also click through to the person’s site who makes the first comment.
Participate In The Discussion
In order to get traffic to your blog, well more traffic to your blog then you have to participate in the comment discussion on the article that you commenting on. You can get real targeted traffic from blog commenting if you subscribe to the post for follow up commenting and then coming back to leave more comments so that others may recognize you.
If you also help or reply to other commentators then you are sure to get traffic back to your blog from them. Participate also by replying to questions that the commentators may ask or you can add to their point when leaving your comment.
Use The CommentLuv Feature
On almost every blog that I visit the Comment Luv Plugin is installed. This plugin will give the readers a reward for leaving a blog commenting by giving them the option for promoting one of their latest blog posts.
Using the CommentLuv when commenting makes it easy for you to get traffic and also readers to your latest blog post. This is also helpful when it comes to building do-follow backlinks.
Make sure to use eye-catching headlines so that when you make blog comments and using the CommentLuv to promote your blog post, other commentators who see it will want to click your link and read your article.
Make Your Comment Stand Out
Leaving comments which shows that you have read the article makes it even easier for you to get traffic to your blog or website. Detailed comments is always a win and tends to get more clicks to the commentator who leaves it.
Another thing that you can do to make your comment stand out is to make bold texts in your comments. The WordPress platform allows use to use the <strong> tag when making a comment. This will sure to get some attention on your comment to help you grow your traffic.
You shouls also use a Gravatar. This is where you can set pictures for when leaving a comment so that others know what you look like. Its just like a profile picture.
Reply To Your Comments
Another way that I generate traffic to my blog is through guest posting. I do this because I normally get 2 or 3 links ad in which I can use to promote my blog or my articles. This is great because it is free promotion which helps to build traffic and strong backlinks.
When you do guest posting for blogs with higher traffic than yours then you tend to get more comments on your article. This is where you have the chance of generating lots of traffic to your blog.
You need to reply to each comment left on your guest post.
Yep, that’s right! You have to reply to each and every comment if possible if you want to truly benefit from your guest post and also through blog commenting. If you don’t reply to your comments then writing that guest post maybe just a waste of your time, even though others may benefit from your article.
But what you really want is traffic and in order for you to get traffic then you have to reply to your comments.
- What strategy do you use to make blog commenting work for you?