Dumb question - blog commenting still work for traffic?

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Hi, there,

I know there's been a lot of shuffling going on with all things Google and such...

But I'm just starting to get my sites up and going and now am in the "hmm...I need traffic" phase to things.

So I'm wondering...does blog commenting work still like it used to in some of the older traffic generation posts?

Thanks so much,

- Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilton White
    Hello Paul,

    I believe that blog commenting still works. However, you should supplement it with social media traffic and leverage ways to make the sites interactive if at all possible. This may help you reach your traffic goal a bit faster.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      It does but I would only comment on popular blogs for traffic. Don't do it to help your page rank and SERPS because seemingly every blog is nofollow these days due to all of the spam comments they receive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Hiya,

    Yeah it still works if done correctly :-)

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Did it ever work for traffic?

    My understanding is that the Blog Commenting frenzy was done almost exclusively for SEO, not for traffic.

    It can work for traffic, but not the way most people do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freedom66K
    Most definitely, just keep the comments interesting, ie. not "great article, thanks"
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronno99
    Yes, find blogs with real traffic and comment on them.
    The bar is usually a lot higher though to get your comment to stick with a URL in it. (don't try to get your url in your first comment on a blog)
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  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    Blog commenting can still produce traffic, but it's just one part of a marketing/SEO plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author enet_marketer
      Blog commenting still works particularly for SEO - backlinking, PR Stuff and more. But I guess for traffic maybe.
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      • Profile picture of the author rhealy29
        As has been mentioned, blog commenting as a tactic was never really intended to directly produce traffic. Which isn't to say that no one is ever going to click through your comment to your site, some inevitably will, but the value of blog commenting was always in SEO, or at least that's where it was intended to be.

        The amount of click through traffic you're likely to get to your site through blog comments is likely to be underwhelming compared to the time it takes to really do top notch blog commenting (which is what you'll need to do if you want to have any hope of generating clicks to your site.)

        In this case, where you're looking to use blog commenting as a way to directly produce traffic, it's probably better to think about it less as "blog commenting" and more as producing content. In which case you have to ask yourself, if producing solid content and then posting it in the comments section of someone else's blog really the best way to use that content?
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    I don't think you are likely to get a lot of traffic from blog commenting. You might get a little, but I think your efforts would be better spent else where if you are after traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author genietoast
      You would probably get a little bit of traffic; however, Andy Bailey has a Comment Luv plugin that makes it even easier for people to click on your linke.

      Type in Comment Luv Plugin. You can also see which blogs use it.

      If you register your site at ComLuv.com network, you can expose ten of your posts on blogs with a comment luv link.

      The only rough part is waiting on your comment to get moderated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aswad
    Originally Posted by TheAngelGuy View Post

    Hi, there,

    I know there's been a lot of shuffling going on with all things Google and such...

    But I'm just starting to get my sites up and going and now am in the "hmm...I need traffic" phase to things.

    So I'm wondering...does blog commenting work still like it used to in some of the older traffic generation posts?

    Thanks so much,

    - Paul
    Why not... Blog commenting still one of the best method to get more free traffic.

    As long as you provide enough value in your comment, Im sure someone will take notice and visit your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Originally Posted by TheAngelGuy View Post

    Hi, there,

    I know there's been a lot of shuffling going on with all things Google and such...

    But I'm just starting to get my sites up and going and now am in the "hmm...I need traffic" phase to things.

    So I'm wondering...does blog commenting work still like it used to in some of the older traffic generation posts?

    Thanks so much,

    - Paul
    In my experience blog commenting still works when it comes to getting traffic. however if you're seeking a lot of traffic your time is better spent on SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    If you're looking for the traffic aspect of it, simply test it by watching your stats. If they're clicking through to your satisfaction, it works.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      Make interesting comments on blogs that have something in common with your niche so the people reading comments are more likely to click through to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author minisite
    Blog commenting is still an effective way to increase your website's search engine ranking position but you should not solely rely on it. Use other types of backlinks for your website and diversify them as much as possible to make it look natural.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnilK
      Blog commenting still works for generating traffic. Focus on building a list of active blogs in your niche (so the traffic is targetted). When I was testing blog commenting traffic, I found that you get most traffic by commenting on new blog posts. So load up your RSS reader with your list of active blogs, so you will know when a new blog post has been written.
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  • Profile picture of the author cragar
    Are you trying to rank for free traffic or are you trying to build a business.You need to first decide what your time is worth.Do you want to be sitting in front of your pc for weeks on end to get nowhere or are you in this to make a living out of it?
    I learned the lesson the hard way and after years of being in this industry I have finally started to actually make a living out of IMing.
    I am about to tell you some things that may make you think and things that many may not agree with. Because there are so many SMART people here. I see a lot of BAD ADVICE by people who THINK they know how to do things.
    I do not know what type of marketing you r doing because you did not mention and I don't know what type of site platform you have chosen, but let me ask you this> How long does it take you to find blogs to comment on? Then...are they set for comments to be auto approved?> A wonderful place for people to spam the hell out of, making all of your time about WORTHLESS!
    Or are you actually offering a comment about the topic and then waiting for an approval? In EITHER case I say "It's a waste of time"
    I can build three to four new site pages in that time... creating three to four new site urls for SEO's to pick up the next crawl. If you research your keywords well enough and build those new pages around those keywords...you will do well.
    Also if you use WordPress as your site platform you can add social plugins to it and get great benefits just from that!
    But here are the basic steps (As they are no secret) to making money as an Internet Marketer.
    TEST YOUR SITE BEFORE YOU SPEND ANY Huge Amounts of TIME OR INVEST ANY BIG MONEY!
    In either case>>>> Affiliate Marketing or Your own product....You must test the landing page.
    I use Microsoft adcenter (Yahoo and Bing) for doing that.Google is to expensive to test with.
    I just checked one of my campaigns to give you the EXACT details.
    I spent $7.06 for 21K impressions with 151 clicks. CTR 71%.<<Great Ad<<< Thats 151 targeted people sent to the site by my ad.The site is a simple CPA offer that pays out $2.50 per sign up. I had 7 sign ups> .046 conversion. So I made 17.50 from the sign ups and spent 7.06. That is a profit of 10.44 so far today and it is all on autopilot. I average about $300 per month. With profits like that you do not need 100's of sites. Just 10 of those brings in 3K per month!
    The key is to test. If its your product...Create a copy and test it.If your copy does not convert have one professionally done. I get them done for around 399.00 with graphics.
    If you are selling a product with a price point of 37.00 or better your ROI is rather quick.Test only for a few days...you should know by then if your landing page is converting. If not...make changes.If you are affiliate marketing...iframe his landing page. (And if anyone here tells you different or say you may get into trouble with the site owner...I have this to say to them>>>GFY and stay broke then!)It's actually YOUR affiliate link you are iframing anyway.
    So there you have it. I thought I would drop this to ya as I am not on here very often any longer. I'm out making money!
    Just stopped thru and seen your post and thought I would leave 2cents of GOOD advice here. lol
    Cragar
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Woolard
      Originally Posted by cragar View Post

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      I just checked one of my campaigns to give you the EXACT details.
      I spent $7.06 for 21K impressions with 151 clicks. CTR 71%.<<Great Ad<<< Thats 151 targeted people sent to the site by my ad.....
      Cragar
      Using Adcenter, how did you spend so little per click? I want to give something like this a try.

      151 clicks and only pay $7.06....That would be .046 cents per click, but I thought the minimum bid is .05 cents per click, and with .05 cents Id worrry I wouldnt get any impressions? Please explain.
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    I can tell you something honestly, I get almost half of my traffic from blog commenting. Perhaps, a few many have referred me in their posts. But then again, I am heavy on blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author tharith
    I agree with you. Blog commenting is easy way to get traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer82
    Of course, blog commenting could still bring traffic to your websites or Blogs, but just a bit ,not much. In order to do SEO better, we should diversify diversify as much as other methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    Hi

    It does work but as mentioned above, you need to contribute to the topic of conversation with useful info. If people just post things like "Hey, great post, I've bookmarked this" and all that crap, then it's a waste of time.

    When you find some which gives you some decent traffic, go back to those on a regular basis and then people will get to know you and will be more likely to click on your links. This can also be a way to get to know the site owner which can lead to guest posting or running ads on their site.

    Cheers
    Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    Do you really think blog commenting is going to give you any real traffic to your site. Anyone here that says it works and it's great are usually the ones who make no money online. How can blog commenting be worth the effort? There's no bloody way that you should be focusing your efforts on using these low quality ****ty techniques to get traffic to your site. Get your mindset right and stop listening to these small time marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I do sometimes get conversions from people following comments.

    What you MUST avoid is cheap Fiverr gigs for commenting, and leaving any automated or non-specific comments (e.g. "great post, here's my blog about weight loss").

    I'll give you a tip that if you hack off people doing this, you'll be well on the way to losing your AdSense account (if you're dumb enough to put AdSense on a blog you're marketing with cheap blog comments).
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  • Profile picture of the author delton yell
    Blog commenting in fact is a nice way to build traffic to your site, if you do it extensively and in the right manner with lot of focus. But what we see typically are not focused attempts, rather quick jobs where they plug in the primary keyword and write something random irrelevant to the website content. This is not blog commenting, but blog spamming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayesha F
    I think loggers can leave trackbacks on your blog through blog comments when they link to your blog posts on their blogs. Trackbacks are a great way to help you build relationships with other bloggers as well as to drive new traffic to your blog from the links on those other blogs.
    Hope it will b helpful to u!
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    I never had much luck posting comments but I can say that the comments I get on my blogs are mostly spam related and many are from comment bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayesha F
    I think loggers can leave trackbacks on your blog through blog comments when they link to your blog posts on their blogs. Trackbacks are a great way to help you build relationships with other bloggers as well as to drive new traffic to your blog from the links on those other blogs.
    Hope it will b helpful to u!
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Blog commenting works for traffic??

    Well yeah but terrible waste of your time if you are commenting simply for traffic. There are much more productive ways.

    I comment usually to help build/maintain relationships with prominent bloggers, something which pays dividends to me and a much better reason for blog commenting then simply trying to find traffic from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanbluecat
    Yes it works.
    I do very little of it but my top 4 traffic referrers are from blog comment posts I made ages ago. Google is my number 5 top referrer.
    I really need to do more blog commenting judging by these results but it can be tedious and I have a million other things to do
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    yes it still works but recently I found that I can increase my traffic by 100% just by using
    http://pingdevice.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author larry1113
    Hey Paul,

    Blog commenting still works but before you dive into it I'd ask yourself how committed are you to staying consistent with it?

    Blog commenting, article writing, things of that nature is like a daily grind and you have to be consistent with it. If you're not consistent with it every single day for like at least 60-90 days then you're not going to see much results. Source: my personal experience.

    I'd say you have to think about what's your personality. Are you the patient type? Or do you need more frequent like quick "feedback"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    check out this thread What Is The Importance Of Blog Commenting?
    You'll find a lot of interesting thoughts on effectiveness of blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Niche related blogs ---> Traffic + backlink.

    Non-niche blogs ---> Backlink.

    If you're commenting on popular (high traffic) niche related blogs you can drive a pretty decent amount of traffic by leaving GOOD comments. The same can be said for forum posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigslamgyrl
    Yes, in my opinion blog commenting works as long as the blog is related to your site and you do not outwardly try to sell on the blog.

    But I don't think that blog commenting alone is going to get you the results you are looking for, I would really consider using social media to increase your reach and keep the momentum of your business going on autopilot.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreasup
      Originally Posted by bigslamgyrl View Post

      Yes, in my opinion blog commenting works as long as the blog is related to your site and you do not outwardly try to sell on the blog.

      But I don't think that blog commenting alone is going to get you the results you are looking for, I would really consider using social media to increase your reach and keep the momentum of your business going on autopilot.
      I totally agree. If you want to do blog commenting and have decided it's worth your time then be careful what blogs you select, never abuse your comments with links back to your blog and always combine with SM like Twitter, G+, FB or similar.

      Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello!

    Of course it still works. But you need patience and lots of effort. It never gets old, though there's lots of new ways you can increase traffic than just by commenting on blogs. But to answer your question, yes, it still works. I hope that helped you in a way.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author minisite
    Its even better if you create comments on blogs that are related to you niche because this will surely bring relevant visitors to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Yes its still working, if you do on High page rank relevant posts with low OBL's.
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  • Profile picture of the author roadywreck
    Yes it still works. Add some spice of social media for more traffic.
    I also suggest Videos! and again
    there are no such dumb question regarding SEO stuff.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author anes amrani
    Absolutely it is working for SEO i have a website ranked No5 only from blog commenting but wait not any blog commenting only high pr blog comments pr5+
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    If you're blog commenting for any reason other than simply wanting to comment on the blog then you are wasting your time.

    I am interested in the blog posts I comment on... any traffic/backlinks are a bonus.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Blog commenting still works as good as it did five years ago probably even better.

    Tip: Just comment on high traffic, high page rank blogs and do not spam! Write a well thought out comment for maximum benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author sfx1971
    I get a lot of my traffic from blog commenting and the other benefit is that I get to read a lot of informative blog posts along the way, thus improving my IM knowledge. I tend to stick to the big boys such as John Chow, Shoemoney, problogger etc


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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
    Hi,

    It still works! However try to aim for high PR sites which have commentluv enabled. Commentluv enables you to have a blog post link from your site under your comment. Another way to do effective blog commenting is by installing Firefox's brief. This addon enables you to know whether there is a new blog post on the sites you're subscribed to.

    The most important thing that I'd like to add is that, you have to make sure that you provide high value comment. It's either you interact with the author of the blog or other people who made a comment.

    Hope this helps,

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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I read a blog post about the new rules taking place online after the Penguin and the author said that today blog commenting is not advantageous for SEO. So, why should you waste your time with blogs if you won’t have the benefits you used to have in the past?

    Forums are better for SEO and for getting traffic, unless you can easily find interesting blogs in your niche.

    Everything takes time, though…

    If you are trying to get real traffic the soonest possible, blog commenting is an adventure you should avoid. If you are trying to build your traffic system, you should include blog commenting if you’ll find blogs that get real traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luissy
    Originally Posted by TheAngelGuy View Post

    Hi, there,

    I know there's been a lot of shuffling going on with all things Google and such...

    But I'm just starting to get my sites up and going and now am in the "hmm...I need traffic" phase to things.

    So I'm wondering...does blog commenting work still like it used to in some of the older traffic generation posts?
    Yes it does. But comments have to be high quality and posted on the right blogs: relevant+ high traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author shadowarrior
    Yep...blog commenting still works if u do it the right way!
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    make sure the site is relevant - google has made this very clear
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