Maybe not in direct fashion, but effective blog commenting can grow your traffic and blogging profits like few other online strategies.
Publishing in-depth comments on top blogs from your niche persistently opens many doors for newbie to veteran bloggers.
Blog commenting is a low barrier to entry networking strategy. Unless you publish a thin, weak comment you will likely avoid spam queues, increasing your exposure through high profile blogs.
There is an art to effective blog commenting.
Few bloggers do it right but if you follow simple strategies persistently you can build friendships, boost your profits and increase blog traffic through this powerful platform.
1: Go Meaty or Go Home
This is the fundamental, core tip to follow if you want to drive blog traffic through commenting.
Publish an in-depth, 3-5 paragraph comment to make a serious impression. Think more mini guest post and less blog comment to build friendships and to steadily drive traffic to your blog.
If you find yourself wanting to comment and run with a 2-3 line, thin comment, set a timer for 5-10 minutes before writing the comment.
Flesh out one of two points made in the blog post to prove that you actually read the article. Address your fellow blogger by name, thank them for sharing their insights and sign off after creating a comment masterpiece.
Be thorough, be genuine and most of all, over deliver to lay the foundation for a successful blog commenting campaign.
2: Personalize Comments
Most human beings enjoy hearing the sound of their names being spoken.
Addressing your fellow blogger by name shows that you care about them.
All it takes is a second or two to find a blogger’s name and use it in the comment but the rewards from this simple practice are immense.
Personalizing is one of the great secrets of online success.
Use names to form bonds and to add a warm, genuine touch to your comments. Even if a comment knocks your socks off in all other areas, if the commenter neglected to note your name they lost an opportunity to make an indelible impression.
3: Hit Top Blogs in Your Niche
Get some serious bang for your blog commenting buck.
Tap into the power of leveraging. Hit big time blogs to build bonds with top bloggers and to share your thoughts on a huge stage.
Commenting largely on top blogs in your niche helps you target readers and your blogging buddies too. Spend most of your time networking with folks in your niche to drive targeted blog traffic through this strategy.
4: Be Persistent
Persistent blog commenters stand out from the crowd, like with any online strategy.
Comment on top blogs from your niche over the long haul. Spend weeks publishing valuable, insightful comments to grow on readers.
Maintain a persistent presence. Stand out from the crowd of commenters who show up once in a blue moon to share their thoughts.
Persistence wins in the blog commenting game. Friendships build and traffic grows over the long haul.
If you want to build a successful blog through commenting buy How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting.
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About the Author
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com.
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