One thing every blogger is constantly in search of is how to increase their blog traffic from where it is currently to a dream height. But there are several working ways to maneuver and steadily increase your blog traffic of which blog commenting is one major tool.
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Below are my blog commenting techniques that have changed the way I feel about commenting for traffic.
How I Pull Huge Traffic Using Blog Commenting
1. Target The A List Bloggers In Your Niche
If you really need targeted traffic to your blog and want to achieve a reasonable amount of referral traffic using this strategy, then you have to be on the look out for the authorities in your niche. Leaving comments on their blogs is a great way to get them (your target audience and authorities) notice your presence in your niche.
This doesn’t mean that you are not to leave comments on other blogs, but commenting on the big blogs tends to yield better results from research. Making a list of the top blogs and leaving comments on their articles regularly would surely bring about an increase in traffic if you follow the subsequent rules.
2. Be The First To Comment
Aha! This could be quite difficult but very much effective as much as I know. I have noticed that about 50-60 percent of people who read your article would read the first two comments on your blog and this is no exception as to the A list blogs.
After you must have made the list of top blogs you are to target, make it a point of duty to be the first to comment on their articles. This is a one major blog commenting strategy that has yielded a lot of results in form of referral traffic for most of us bloggers.
Even if it means you subscribing to their newsletters or using Google Alerts to keep track of them, find a way to get their latest articles and build that habit of been the first to comment on those blogs. It surely would increase your blog traffic.
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3. Read Before Commenting
I hate it when I get comments like “Great Article. Thanks for the share.” and guess why? Because it obviously shows that the commentator never read my post but simply wants to get referral traffic.
Before you leave a comment on any blog, try as much as you can to read the article so you would know where to come in. Blog commenting for traffic doesn’t mean you should leave those short sentences and expect them to yield result. The truth is, you won’t get traffic from those even if you are the first to comment on the article.
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4. Comment Amazing Fact
Just like I said above, you do not have to leave short comments if you wish positive results. One strategy that works is leaving a lengthy comment. It usually would get the attention of the host blogger and other commentators and in turn have them click through your profile to check out your blog. You might end up getting a new set of subscribers if this is well done.
This also doesn’t mean you should be boring in comments you leave.
5. Use Your Real Name and Not Keywords
One thing I do whenever I realize a comment in my pending queue with keywords instead of real name in the Name field is send it to my trash. Now you get how most bloggers would feel if they realize you are commenting with keywords in place of your names.
It kinda shows that you are quite interested in getting anchored text backlinks instead of adding value to the article. Trying to add value to whatever you read is the key to winning trust, so it is necessary you use your real names for blog commenting to achieve results that are worth the effort.
6. Don’t Add Links In The Comment Field
Here is where most bloggers fail trying to add links to their comments in order to get traffic as fast as possible. Things do not actually work in this manner as people would obviously see you to be a spammer and won’t have regards or respect your comments.
You should find every possible means to avoid linking from your comments to any blog, only do that when the need arises such as when you want to help another commentator or the author with something you feel would be of great aid to the topic discussed.
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Now Your Turn
The above mentioned tips are the exact working principles I’ve used over the years in converting my comments into traffic and I know they would definitely work for you if you follow the procedures right.
To your blogging success.