Do you want to know a really low key way to boost traffic to your blog while also increasing your overall visibility to others? The answer isn’t something magical or complex; it is something you can easily accomplish with just 10 minutes of effort every day.
Just like how linking out to other blogs is a great way to expand your blogging empire, commenting on other blogs can be a powerful method of building your blog’s presence. Blog commenting can be a good marketing tool when done right for several reasons.
Nearly every blog gives you the option of entering your website’s address in the comments field. Your name (use your real name please!) will then link to your blog or website. This link pointing to your site can drive visitors to your site under several different circumstances.
First, if your comment on the article at hand is insightful, witty, or somehow memorable, many people are almost certain to click on your name and visit your website. Your comment grabbed their attention and they may be interested in reading more of what you have to say.
On the other hand, if your comment is controversial in nature, you will probably get a few other people clicking over to your blog. They may be wondering something like, “Who is this jerk?” and want to see a little more from you.
Then there are what can be referred to as “curiosity clicks”. Someone who has never heard of your name before may see your name in the list of comments and clicks through just to see who you are. This happens a lot with blog owners, but it is just as common with blog visitors as well.
No matter the reason that causes people to click on your name in blog comments, the end result is always the same; exposure for your blog. As more and more people are exposed to your blog, your level of traffic, readers and subscribers will all rise.
If you’re a little skeptical of what I’m saying, why don’t you try a 30 day experiment with blog commenting. Every day for a month, go out and leave 2 meaningful comments on other blogs. You can comment on other blogs within your niche, but also expand out a little and comment on blogs that are not related to your field. This requires very little effort and should take no longer than 10 or 15 minutes per day.
At the end of the 30 days take a look at some of your blog’s stats and compare them to a month ago. I’ll bet you see higher daily visitors and an increased level of subscribers. In fact, if you make it a habit to frequently comment on other people’s blogs then you are practically guaranteed to see your blog grow in the process.