3 Tips To Drive More Traffic Through Blog Commenting

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When starting a new blog one of the best ways of driving traffic to it in the early stages is to comment on other blogs in your niche.

I rank blog commenting second only to guest blogging when trying to promote a blog.

The act of leaving a comment on a blog is a pretty straight forward procedure which means that it is a quick and easy way to generate links back to your blog and drive traffic.

However there are a couple of tips that I would like to share with you to help you to get the most out of your blog commenting time.

1. Leave an insightful comment

The biggest failing of new blog commenters is that they go for quantity over quality. It is better to leave 10 well thought out comments than 30 quick ‘Great Post’ style comments.

If you leave a short un-insightful comment then chances are most people will simple look straight over it, whereas if you leave an insightful comment that people take the time to read then they may also want to hear more and follow the link back to your blog.

2. CommentLuv

CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to have a link to a recent post on their blog. There are thousands of blogs that are now using this plugin and it gives you a great chance to get your posts in front of potential readers.

Make sure you choose a post that is relevant to the post on which you are commenting as the readers will be more likely to follow your link if it is on a topic that is of interest to them.

This is a great way of gaining new readers on your blog by capturing like-minded readers on another.

3. Be First

One tip that I have used to drive strong traffic to my blog is to be the first commenter on a popular blog.

Posts on popular blogs tend to be read by thousands of people over the first couple of days of publish. If you can be one of the first to comment on these posts then chances are you will direct some of the traffic to your blog.

I like to follow popular bloggers in my niche on Facebook, Twitter and via their RSS feeds, so there are many times through-out the week where I will be online when they publish a post. I then shoot across and read their post and leave my views on what they have written.

I hope that you find these tips useful and that they help you to drive more traffic to your blog via blog commenting.

Feel free to share your tips on driving more traffic through blog commenting below.

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David Shaw is a Conversion Rate Optimisation Expert & Web Analyst from Bristol, UK.Working for clients around the world he specializes in Website Analysis, Search Engine Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and User Experience Analysis.He has generated millions for companies around the world through A/B testing and website optimization to increase conversion rates and revenue.

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8 comments on “3 Tips To Drive More Traffic Through Blog Commenting
  1. Fred Leo says:

    Hi David,

    Kind of ironic, but I am here because of a comment that you left on Kikolani’s blog. I agree with you that commenting is a great thing to do, but I take a slightly different approach. My main goal with blog commenting is to build relationships with both the blog owner whose blog it is I am commenting on and the other commenters. Next time you are leaving some comments, try replying to the other commenters’ comments. This is a great way to get their attention. Then, visit their site and leave a comment on their blog.

    I am glad I found your site. I will be back.

    • David Shaw says:

      Hey Fred,

      Yeah, relationship building is a great knock-on effect to blog commenting.

      Making new friends is a great way of spreading the word about your blog as they are likely to tell others about you.

  2. Hi David,

    I absolutely agree. On the other hand, I don’t comment in order to drive direct traffic to my blog. I do it because I want to create a relation with the author. I think that this is a lot more important, than commenting on lots of various blogs in order to drive traffic. Both strategies work, because blog commenting is a great way to create relations and it’s a great way to get traffic.

    What works best for me is to write personal and fairly long comments.

    • David Shaw says:

      I have seen an increase in the length of comments on my blog and that is good to see.

      The aim is to be remembered and to stand out.

  3. Joshua says:

    Hello,

    Blog commenting is very important, it connects people – bloggers – owners of the blogs, link juice and so on. I apply every tip mentioned here and I got to say that it is really useful and fun. Thanks for sharing!

    Best regards,

    Joshua

  4. Hi, Mate!

    I’m also here due to your comment on blog.

    Well if we don’t spam with this good tool called as comments, its good way to drive traffic and people interest.

    leaving short comments with no such value is useless.

    Regards

  5. Anthony says:

    Commenting on blogs is very important. It creates relationships not only with the owner of the site but at the same time with the other people who are commenting on the site. I completely agree with you that quality comes first than comes quantity.
    The more you comment, the more you generate traffic.

  6. keri says:

    David,

    Great post – I agree with your points. Blog commenting has brought me some new friends, and strengthened my community.

    If you could, speak to CommentLuv vs. Disqus — Reasoning for preference of one to the other.

    Thank you,

    ~Keri

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