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. 😀