How to find blogs that have lots of traffic or many comments?

by Josh MacDonald 17 replies
Anyone have any ideas on how to find blogs with a lot of engagement?

Ahrefs - good but shows articles with fake social signals
Feedly - pretty limited search results

I've asked a lot of people, and no one has a good strategy. Let's see what WF brings
#main internet marketing discussion forum #blogs #comments #find #lots #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Josh,

    What niche?

    This works: Google the "niche keyword + blog" and visit blogs on Page 1. You will find a few this way, but then ya gotta visit the blogs of commentors, because these folks tend to run engaging, in-depth blogs.

    This is how I have found hundreds of blogs with major league engagement.

    So your strategy; use Google and put in serious leg work, pay your due diligence dues, and you will find high engagement blogs both through Google and by checking commentors's blogs too.

    I do know of an island hopping pro blogger with over 8,000 comments on his blog. Just saying

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Josh,

      What niche?

      This works: Google the "niche keyword + blog" and visit blogs on Page 1. You will find a few this way, but then ya gotta visit the blogs of commentors, because these folks tend to run engaging, in-depth blogs.

      This is how I have found hundreds of blogs with major league engagement.

      So your strategy; use Google and put in serious leg work, pay your due diligence dues, and you will find high engagement blogs both through Google and by checking commentors's blogs too.

      I do know of an island hopping pro blogger with over 8,000 comments on his blog. Just saying

      Ryan
      Ya, but I'm looking for a tool to automate this. Blogs with high authority don't necessarily mean they have good engagement. It means their backlinks are strong. Someone one applies the other, but not as often as I'd like.
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      • Profile picture of the author DanielCamer
        I'd disagree there's so much more to SEO than just backlinks.

        I'm on page 1 for my studio rental In Toronto and I hardly even backlinked to it. 2-3 sites at most.
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        • Profile picture of the author tritrain
          Originally Posted by DanielCamer View Post

          I'd disagree there's so much more to SEO than just backlinks.

          I'm on page 1 for my studio rental In Toronto and I hardly even backlinked to it. 2-3 sites at most.
          Secrets to share?
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          • Profile picture of the author DanielCamer
            I'm a physical location:

            I did the following (that I can remember):

            -Domain name includes all the keywords THAT Toronto Studio Photography Rental Space and is a .CA for local Canadian traffic.
            -Lots of keywords in header and body text
            -Made a Google Places listing
            -Did a Google Business (street view for business)
            -Made a Google+
            -Submitted it to a directory on page 1 of Google.
            -Instagram account and Twitter accounts both keyword heavy and I make posts linking to my website
            -Have a 2 year domain
            -Constantly update the website
            -Got lots of reviews for my business on Google & Facebook (FB reviews now show up on Google as well!)
            -Submitted domain to all search engines

            Aside from that... not too much. It took like a few days worth of consecutive work and I got to page 1 after a few months worth of updating the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I would just use google seaches along with tools like similarweb
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I would just use google seaches along with tools like similarweb
      Ya that's a pain - no time to train someone to do this. I rather pay $200 for a software to do this asap
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  • Profile picture of the author Meghlashokal
    you can use dropmylink
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    You can use google alert!

    Then check the comment in each site. We could generate targeted FREE traffic from that for pretty long

    I did that and traffic keep coming to my site for at least months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meghlashokal
    How to use it?
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  • Profile picture of the author monikajinni
    how does it work? plz tell me
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeanfosters
    You can find them using Google and using blog search tools. You may try this tool to find popular posts in a particular niche: buzzsumo.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Josh MacDonald View Post

    Anyone have any ideas on how to find blogs with a lot of engagement?

    Josh,

    Don't rely on just one good strategy - try the methods suggested and see what gives you the best results for the work you have to put in.

    I would suggest you use Google to give you the top search results for your selected topics (you haven't mentioned what they are). This assumes, of course, that the top search engine results will contain the highly trafficked sites in the niche. Here's just one way to do it . . .

    Make a list of the top keyword phrases you want to search on. To search for blogs in your niche enter into Google search:

    site:.gov inurl:blog [your keyword phrase] . . . also search . . .

    site:.edu inurl:blog [your keyword phrase] . . . also search . . .

    site:.com inurl:blog [your keyword phrase] , etc.

    Then do another round with a different keyword phrase. Let Google serve up your results in an automated way.

    Good luck to you,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I know I follow Ryan on Twitter. In the last week or so he had like 150 blogs or so to do some blog commenting/ guest posting on. Good resource to have
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Use Dropmylink SEO tools to search the high authority blog commenting websites.
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