Commenting Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog

When I first started blogging back in 2007 I discovered that one great way of driving traffic to my tiny blog was to visit other blogs and leave comments on their blog posts. Most blog authors allow you to leave a link to your blog and a lot of people will click and visit your blog.

Now before you all rush off to leave one word comments all over the place there is one general rule that you must always abide by when leaving a comment on another blog.

You must not leave comments like “great post”, “thanks for sharing”, “this is an interesting post”, etc, you must leave a comment that has something to do with the post in question.

Leaving a comment should be seen as more of an exchange, you are giving the blog author a comment in exchange for a link to your blog. If you leave a comment like “great post” then you are more or less telling the world that you are here only to get a free link to your blog.

Most authors will delete this so you are not only wasting their time but your own time as well. When you next leave a comment remember that it should add some value to the post and be relevant.

It is also important that you only comment on blogs that are in the same niche as you. If you have a blog about football and you leave a comment on a blog post about how much is a violin then Google will frown upon this and you’ll soon find yourself penalised.

Why not try it out on this blog. 😀

About Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

22 thoughts on “Commenting Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog

  1. Simon | Teenius

    Cool post. When I first started my blog, the vast majority of traffic was from commenting. The great thing is that it has an immediate effect, rather than, for example, having to wait a few months for your site to rank well in search engines.

    Also, like you said, you should try your hardest to leave a QUALITY comment rather than just a one liner.

    <abbr>Simon | Teeniuss last blog post..Organising Ideas Effectively For Great Articles</abbr>

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      I think a lot of blog owners know some people leave comments to get traffic. I know I am quite happy to let people comment to get traffic as long they they don’t just leave a “nice post” comment.

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  2. Kleidung

    hi,

    i totally agree with you,a Quality comment which is related to post or a question is very appreciated but single word comments are really not a good thing some time its all links too,

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Very true.

      Every comment that comes through this blog has to be approved by me and if I see any links in the comment I’ll normally refuse to publish it and migght even class it as spam.

      Most owners allow you to post your url so if people click your name it takes them to your site. No need to place it in the comment part as well.

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  3. Jeet

    I have used this successfully many times. I think that’s how I got to meet Simon (teenius) and many other bloggers online. We were commenting on same blogs and having lot of discussions.

    If blog comments are made in right spirit they can get you ‘guest post invites’ 😉 Free links if author or a reader like the point made by you and of course it helps you build a reputation.

    Jeets last blog post..Manual Directory Submission

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Oh definitely. I’ve met some very nice bloggers by commenting on other blogs. I’ve even received ‘free links’ in posts a couple of times when I’ve posted a rather good comment.

      I still recommend it as one of the best ways of gaining extra traffic, even 18 months after you left this comment. 😛

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Great isn’t it? It might not bring in hundreds of thousands but it is well worth doing (not just for link building). Especially if you manage to get your comment published on popular blogs. 🙂

  4. Not John Chow

    I use the Top Commentator plugin which helps pull in some extra traffic but, it also encourages a lot of “nice post” remarks. Also, some of my blogs are getting some sort of automated comments that are following a pattern that looks like a SPAM program.
    .-= Not John Chow´s last blog ..Digging for Gold in the Top 100 =-.

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Hiya Not John Chow, how you keeping?

      Generally if a blog comment does not mention something in my post then I count it as spam and delete it. A bit extreme I guess.

      Thanks for dropping by and I hope the job situation has improved for you. 🙂

  5. Maricar Burma

    Yeah i know about those stuffs. Posting short comments like “thanks”, “NICE POST”. I know they’re spamming.

    When i started posting for other blogs i admit i used to do that but it made me realize not to do so. We really have to read what the post is all about and post comments that are essential and related to the post.

    Right now, i am enjoying posting for comments, it made me learned more from people.

    Its a way of exchanging ideas also.

    .-= Maricar Burma´s last blog ..Online Photo Editing-PHIXR =-.

  6. Stainless Steel Cookware Set

    I’ve been hearing that blog commenting can add value to my blogs and sites but I have not experienced the effect as yet. However, your article gave me some great pointers about making the post relevant and hopefully this will help in the future.

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Oh it will definitely help your blog. And you know what? It is a great way of generating passive traffic. Say you leave a comment on a post, it will be there for ages. 😛

  7. Market Research Repo

    Even I face this, I always delete spam comments from my blog.

    If you do blog commenting for back links at least go for relevant blog and read the blog and reply accordingly.:(

    I find you very active Dean, you always make comment to each and every response. good dude.:). I didn't do this but I'll try to do.

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Spam is bloody annoying. Especially when you take the time and effort to make a post and only see spam comments from people trying to get a cheap backlink.

      I always try and reply to every comment I receive, sometimes my comment plugin messes up so I have to reply again to comments left over a year ago because my original reply has disappeared. 😛

  8. Virtual Server

    I totally agree with you.A single word comments are really not a good thing,it count as spam.your article gave me some great pointers about making the post relevant and hopefully this will help in the future.

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      Thankfully with the Akismet and Intense Debate plugins I find most of those annoying one word comments are removed o the spam bin for me. 🙂

      Thanks for the nice comment, hope they are still helping you. 🙂

  9. Wonderbra

    Traffic traffic and traffic is what is mainly needed to monetize the blog. A very nice read and informative as well. I’m new to the blogging world and am trying to launch my own blog. Thanks a lot for sharing this Incredibly useful article with us.

    • Dean Saliba Post author

      You are very right. What use is good content without the traffic to see it? Glad you found this post helpful, hope your blog is up and doing well. 🙂

  10. filmy za darmo

    Huh, it’s a really good article man! Keep on writing! I just sent a tweet with url of this site! 🙂

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