We are all looking for ways to get more traffic to our website. Blog comments are one of those strategies which won't bring you massive amounts of traffic but it can help you for sure if you do it the right way. Don't just go and write a comment without adding anything extra to the conversation or don't just comment on spelling mistakes for instance.
Take the time to visit websites in your niche and read a few other visitors comments to give you a feel of the style, then add your own constructive comments and you will see that this can and will increase your website traffic. All you have to do is make sure that your comments are valuable to the community so you get noticed.
Providing quality blog comments will even help you with your personal branding and we all know that's what it's all about these days, becoming an authority in your field.
Before you get started first get a gravatar and sing up for Discuss because a lot of websites use these for blog comments nowadays. Make sure you use the same name, profile picture, and URL to your own website for both so people will start recognizing you after a while.
Except for providing valuable blog comments there are some other things you need to know before you get started
- Don't do this for SEO purposes because most of the links you will receive will be nofollow. Don't overdo it either with your comments so you don't get punished by Google. Keep it at no more than 3 comments per day if you don't want to get in trouble and stick to websites related to your content.
- Try and be one of the first ones to post a comment when you find a great new article because this will give you more exposure. The way to do this is set up a Feedly account and put all the websites in your niche that allow comments in there so you find the latest posts very fast without checking each website one by one.
- Use the same name on each website and leave the URL of your website where possible. Don't put links in the comment itself unless it will add real value because otherwise it will look spammy and people will see right through it.
- When someone replies to your comments make sure you give an answer. Blog commenting is a 2-way communication.
I have made it easy for you and put together a list of blogs with a lot of traffic in the marketing niche to get you started (if this is your niche of course).
Before you go and start your blog commenting please leave your comments on this article below and if you know of any great websites I forgot to include please let us know.