So you want to know how to get traffic to your blog right? With all the penguins and pandas and the whole Google zoo…blog commenting is still one of the best, free, easy to master ways of getting traffic. TWO FOLD.
Now before you roll your eyes and start dismissing blog commenting, let me explain a couple of things.
There’s the right way to leave blog comments and the wrong way to leave blog comments.
There’s also the right mindset…yep you guessed it, and the wrong mindset. So let’s start here shall we?
Having the right mindset when leaving blog comments to drive traffic to your blog is having the understanding that you are building a business with the end result first. That being you want traffic, you want visibility; you want all the eye balls you can get.
It’s not enough to just make quality content that your readers want. It’s the marketing that you do after you’ve written your Pulitzer post. Oh and if you think that just writing the blog post is marketing think again. That’s only the beginning. The truth in getting traffic…is in your marketing.
Double Benefits of Blog Commenting
1. The back link – The first and most obvious benefit for most bloggers is the ever loving back link to your blog. Most bloggers see this is the only reason for leaving blog comments. I’ll show you why that’s not true in just a moment. But let’s say the there is a back link to your blog. When you leave a comment and then you’re allowed to leave your url back to your blog or preferable your blog post.
In some cases this link back to your post will be a “do follow” in some cases in will be a “no follow” The difference is will the SEO juice flow back to your blog or not. In the “do follow” case, that means the blog owner has allowed their SEO rankings to benefit your blog.
Now if your blog comment triggers a “no follow” back link don’t worry. You actually want both and over time the second reason for leaving a blog comment will appear. That being visibility.
2. Visibility – When the blog post you just commented on gets some visibility chances are good that your comment and visible link back to your post will get some traction.
This ever loving visibility on your blog comment is actually more powerful than you think. On some blogs your link is visible, this is preferred. But if the blog is real popular, then the link may be hidden. That’s ok, leave a comment any I’ll explain further.
How to Get Traffic to Your Blog by Leaving the Best Possible Blog Comment
This is my favorite part to share with you and where you can dominate over your competition. That is if you think you have competition. I see the blogosphere more as a collaboration tool than anything else. But that’s another post for another day.
A quality blog post comment does two things at the same time. You give props to the author of the post and you leave a little of yourself. It’s as simple as that. Those comments that say “Great post” or “Would like to know more” or “first” are not only lame but usually ignored, removed, thrashed, blown up, dismantled or just plain deleted.
If you’re going to take the time to comment…like you will on this post, then please follow this simple plan. Tell me what you liked about my post or a little of what you may have learned. Then tell me how you use blog commenting on your blog or in your marketing plan.
The Network Dad
P.S. If you do use blog commenting as a way to drive more traffic to your blog, then I have a couple of Facebook groups you might be interested in joining. Shoot me a Facebook message and ask about my free blog commenting group.
Now leave me that comment like you mean it and if you see someone leaving lame comments on your blog then send them this post so they too can learn how to get traffic to your blog!