Commenting for Traffic

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How do you get Traffic by commenting on niche related websites? Please explain the tactics/steps.
#commenting #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Most of the methods for doing this are out-dated. 5 years ago, I could have made your head spin with possibilities. For what it's worth, though...

    1. Set up Google Alerts for your keywords.
    2. Blog comment, adding your URL to the comment form
    3. Eye-catching Profile Pic
    4. Non-spammy, useful comments.

    A lot of folks BH this, of course. I wouldn't recommend it for either SEO or traffic building. There are SEO advantages and traffic advantages, but it's just a time-consuming method, where better ones exist and are less painful to implement.
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    • Profile picture of the author BernardR
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      Most of the methods for doing this are out-dated. 5 years ago, I could have made your head spin with possibilities. For what it's worth, though...

      1. Set up Google Alerts for your keywords.
      2. Blog comment, adding your URL to the comment form
      3. Eye-catching Profile Pic
      4. Non-spammy, useful comments.

      A lot of folks BH this, of course. I wouldn't recommend it for either SEO or traffic building. There are SEO advantages and traffic advantages, but it's just a time-consuming method, where better ones exist and are less painful to implement.
      This post here is the dogs underwear ... it covers everything and does work!

      My only addition but would be to make sure your signature is eye catching and compelling
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonester
    Takes a lot of time for a little traffic. Should be 1 part of your traffic strategies. If you can afford, it, paid traffic is a lot quicker.

    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    Please explain the tactics/steps.
    1. Always make sure that your comments add real value (and are something that you'd warmly welcome, if you owned the site yourself);

    2. Treat it not only as a way of attracting traffic (though that's undeniably the primary, short-term objective), but also as a way of trying to build relationships.

    And here are a few other little threads on this subject which contain more answers your question, and may help/interest you ...

    How many blog comments daily?

    No-Follow Blog Comments - Are They Worth Posting?

    What is a high quality blog comment worth to you?

    Commenting On Other Blogs to Build Backlinks?

    Blog commenting on auto

    Struggling to find this particular type of blog comment service

    Blog commenting...?



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  • Profile picture of the author Saywhaaa
    You basically find sites in your niche and leave a relevant comment. Also, you should avoid using keyword anchor text in your linked name field. These days,if the blog is being moderated, you will most likely get your comment deleted or hit the spam box. Just leave a comment that you would accept if it were your own site. Don't overthink this it's not rocket science.
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatez
    I tried this comment method before and had some good results, first you need an outstanding avata, choose an image that has ref, yellow, green, blue background so that everyone must stop when rolling the mouse from the top to botom, second, dont use the keyword as the name section or yr comment would be removed right away the admin see it and the last "trick" is finding some relevent content quickly other places for good target comment conversation.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Commenting on FB pages can bring traffic, but wisely use this method or your FB account will be banned by the admin of a FB page. If you do the spamming, your FB account will suspended by the FB.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Won't adding a link to your comment automatically get it flagged and deleted?
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    • Profile picture of the author Metis
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      Won't adding a link to your comment automatically get it flagged and deleted?
      If you make it absolutely obvious that the only reason you're on their page is to drop that link, then yeah, it'll probably get removed quicker than you put it up. I would ask the page admin whether they'll allow you to use links in your comments, and even if they do, you should only be linking to relevant/useful materials. As Alexa said already, this is an activity that will be most effective if you don't just focus on the potential short term benefits (which of course there are some, namely traffic), but also look at the bigger picture and aim to build relationships with these site owners, which may end up resulting in more lucrative opportunities in the future, such as guest contributions on their site or even being mentioned in the content they put out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author cybercast
    Leaving relevant comments on a site is a great and natural way to build credibility and traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author cianci1129
    Blog comments do still work, and its a method that snowballs. If one blog comment generates you a new click/subscriber/whatever you're trying to do once per five days, you can see how doing more would increase the rate of this occuring. The higher quality your comment, the better results you will have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Will add a bit more.

    There is no good WH way to do this. I mean, yes, you'll get traffic. But the time and effort you expend is better directed elsewhere. I won't go into the BW techniques (not that I do them myself) but these are really the only viable solution to using this model, when you take into account opportunity cost.

    I can, however, give you a friendly push in the right direction.

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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      It will take a while before you see steady traffic. A good alternative would be forum marketing. People ask questions and you provide them with an answer.

      Make sure you provide value whichever route you decide to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author donpurdum
    I think blog commentint require first that you consider your target audience, what blogs do they read and comment on and then develop strategies, measurable goals and then the tasks to get it done.

    In four months, my blog articles will receive on average at or near 100 comments per article after a month. It's mostly because of the high quality comments I leave on other blogs in my niche. I've been blessed to get the attention of severeal blog influencers in my niche that have introduced me to their audience by commenting on my blog, sharing my posts on their social media and including links to my articles in their blogs.

    It's been a process of community building that has payed off big time for me.

    However, the thing is you have to make it about them. It has nothing to do with you. When I leave a comment it's almost a blog within their blog where I share an idea, thought or concept that adds to the conversation.

    Let me take it one step further, not only I have sold several consulting / coaching opportunities because of comments where people came back to my website; I've also connected offline with other major influencers where jv partnerships are being created to speak and cross promote each others books.

    Does blog commenting work!!!! You bet it does. Just check out my blog and social media. It's proof coming from a four month old blog.

    Just think of it like networking. The best companies network and the principles online are the same as offline, it's just that the tools are different. If your mindset is right, blog commenting is a great way to gain access and build influence.

    It does require some time, effort, strategy and work. But it's very worth it if you do it right.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    If you take time to get personally invested into other blog communities then it could be worthwhile to leave comments. However, don't go around spamming random blogs with one off comments. Instead pick five to ten blogs that you actually like reading and comment several times a week (over months) and your comments will likely attract traffic for you if they are actually good content.
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  • commenting is one of the best ways to drive traffic. Comment on other blogs with insightful, useful comments. just be careful on using this tactic, admins or blog owners might see this as spamming.
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  • Profile picture of the author kapoor297
    Simply Comment gives a backlink to the website and is a part of SEO that is called Search Engine Optimisation.
    In this Section you comment to have high quality backlinks that increases your page rank on google search results. It is necessary to comment on the related niche because only this way you create high quality backlinks.

    If your content is unique then google will automatically increase pagerank but not other wise.
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatez
    Leaving a quality comment on authority blog has many advantages, not only a premium referal link for seo but also a chance to drive lazer target traffic from the large audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Blog commenting maybe one of the easiest backlink and to get traffic to your websites.
    Preferably follow related niche blogs that you want to comments. Don't just try to comment and jump from one blog to another. Be consistent, and don't be stranger for them. There are many DON'T in blog commenting priory because of last few years it have been use for spamming. You should comment to ask, answer questions or reply. Provide value to your comment. People will love reading comments, but not spammy comments. Setting up Google alert for your keyword should be one way to identify the latest comment/post that you interested and I use BuzzBundle software to find forum/Q&A site/post/blog/social media that related to keywords. I found it much easier to use it. For money site, I will stay away direct backlinks using software like xrummer/senuke..
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  • Profile picture of the author Avocado Plugins
    I look around the threads and make sure the topis I am about to open up is something I have personally dealt with in the past or dealing with in the present moment.

    I then share my experience to be able to add value, help, support, influence their thinking for them to be able to solve the problem.

    If that much is done in a comment then having your link, description, value proposition or what have you is totally fine.

    Only thing is that different forums have different rules about this - meaning when you can actually start having a signature and all so this you should read up on real quick before going at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Everyone is providing excellent advice on commenting for traffic. Where can you find a website that shows top blogs in term of traffic?
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    • Profile picture of the author kapoor297
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      Everyone is providing excellent advice on commenting for traffic. Where can you find a website that shows top blogs in term of traffic?
      You can use Google Search. I think None better than Google.
      A Blog that is getting high traffic is difficult to find.
      you can search over Alexa rank and spend a little time over there, i m sure you will find the TOP one sooner as possible.

      Best finder over the web is Google (The Best)
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    • Profile picture of the author suip81
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      Everyone is providing excellent advice on commenting for traffic. Where can you find a website that shows top blogs in term of traffic?
      AllTop with give you popular blogs in your niche. These are well respected sites in the eyes of Google. If you can obtain a link from one of these popular blogs, you will get a nice bump in traffic and search engine ranking to your blog/site.
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  • Profile picture of the author regulardan
    A little tip if you want comment on blogs. Get alexa pro membership. Pick a well known blog in your niche. Scan all the sites that link to it. If it's a blog save it in notepad list. You will find so many sites faster than if you looked on google. The sites will be laser targeted.

    You want the site to under 1,000,000 in terms of traffic rank but no higher than 1000. The reason being is because sites like that tend to be more broad.

    Now save all of those sites into feedly to get alerts of new blog posts. Be first to comment. What you do with the traffic is up to you. I see people who comment and link directly to their squeeze page instead of their blog.
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  • I comment on some blogs that I follow in Digg Reader and most don'g get traffic but once in a while some of my comments do, and usually if it's something that gave and idea or another way of doing something or a shortcut and people read it. I would comment anyway since I do read about a dozen blogs a days (just the new article that shows up in the feed).
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I used to comment on IM related blogs... EZA, Wordstream, Aweber, etc. I do get clicks from my posts, but like Tony said earlier in this thread.... alot of time for a little traffic. Don't make it the backbone of your business. Maybe if your product price is high enough, you can invest into advertising and slowly make your money back. Instead of waiting forever for a slow stream of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    There are many trending stuff you could choose in alltop: Alltop, all the top stories
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Thank-You to everyone for providing valuable tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author suip81
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    How do you get Traffic by commenting on niche related websites? Please explain the tactics/steps.
    First of all you will need to identify influential blogs in your niche. You may use the following free tools to identify quality blogs:

    a.) AllTop - This is a good tool, which provides you with a list of good blogs in almost every industry.
    b.) Technorati - It also provides a list of quality blogs.
    c.) FollowerWonk - This tool takes a different approach to identifying influential blogs. Instead of searching for popular blogs, you search for people behind the popular blogs.
    d.) Google search - Google is good place to look for influential blogs. If a blog appears in Google's top results, then it's respected by Google. If you can get a link from a site that's already ranking well in Google, then you can be sure you will get a nice boost in traffic and search engine ranking to your blog.

    After you identify quality blogs, then you may start posting your comments on those blogs. You need to know that generic great posts won't get you anywhere. You will need to write something complimentary and adds a new twist to the blogger's post. Preferably, you may tell a little story that illustrates blogger's post.

    Commenting once is not advisable. You will need to keep on commenting on your popular blogs that you identified. That way, you will be building relationship with popular bloggers, which will increase your chance of getting guest blog placements with ease.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybercast
      Good tips but Technorati doesn't do this anymore.


      Originally Posted by suip81 View Post

      First of all you will need to identify influential blogs in your niche. You may use the following free tools to identify quality blogs:

      a.) AllTop - This is a good tool, which provides you with a list of good blogs in almost every industry.
      b.) Technorati - It also provides a list of quality blogs.
      c.) FollowerWonk - This tool takes a different approach to identifying influential blogs. Instead of searching for popular blogs, you search for people behind the popular blogs.
      d.) Google search - Google is good place to look for influential blogs. If a blog appears in Google's top results, then it's respected by Google. If you can get a link from a site that's already ranking well in Google, then you can be sure you will get a nice boost in traffic and search engine ranking to your blog.

      After you identify quality blogs, then you may start posting your comments on those blogs. You need to know that generic great posts won't get you anywhere. You will need to write something complimentary and adds a new twist to the blogger's post. Preferably, you may tell a little story that illustrates blogger's post.

      Commenting once is not advisable. You will need to keep on commenting on your popular blogs that you identified. That way, you will be building relationship with popular bloggers, which will increase your chance of getting guest blog placements with ease.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMeasierluck
    Just look for recently published articles on your niche and submit your comments. The more traffic the page gets, the more visitors it could send over to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidpham
    Do these steps

    - Choose your niche
    - Search blog/forum you can do the comment
    - Make a plan list

    Most of comment blog will not generate much traffic. Forum seeding is a better choice for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    Find a few really high traffic, popular blogs within your niche and become a regular on those sites. You will want to make lengthy and relevant comments on all new blog posts regular. Just make yourself part of that person's blog community, a regular fixture there until everyone visiting the blog recognizes you. Take time not only to read the article and comment there, but also comment back to answer questions of other people who have taken time to comment on the same blog posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kapoor297
    Find Authority blogs of your niche that allows you to comment.
    Comment an appreciation always to assure confirmation by the moderator.
    It will create a quality backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalcutta
    share with friends
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  • Profile picture of the author Leon Zykos
    Just need to comment on a blogpost and to include a link back to your site. Many sites do allow that.
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  • Profile picture of the author akshayrhallur
    Comment on authoritative sites in your niche. Your comment has to be highly insightful. You should comment as early as possible. You can also setup notification while RSS feed of a particular site of interest is updated.

    Treat your every comment as guest post. By leaving INSIGHTFUL comments, you attract their sites' loyal readers to your blog.

    In order to increase CTR in comment, include attractive, creative Gravatar. Gravatar should reflect your personality.
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