What is the importance of blog comments to increase website traffic? Immense is an understatement as far as I’m concerned.For any online business website traffic is critical. Without traffic no website can generate any revenue. You may have excellent content but if no one walks into your website what good is the content? There is a sure-shot way of driving traffic to your website and that is through blog comments. I use blog comments and so do the other popular webmasters.
How do I use blog comments for driving traffic to my website? Read on about the five important elements that I firmly believe in.
Timing is important
I have made my list of blogs to comment on and I ensure that my comments are posted the moment any of these blogs is updated. How does this help? This helps because my comment is on top of the pile. Believe me there are hundreds of webmasters that use blog commenting for driving traffic and all of them want to be listed at the top of the comments section.
Blog comments don’t get listed like SERPs – the arrangement is on a first come first serve basis. So when you are always aware of updates and post your comments at the earliest you can expect to be more visible. And the more visible your comments are better is the click through rate to your website link.
Comments should make sense
What should you write in the comments section? This is something I have mastered over the years and I feel I should share with you.
When you see comments like “nice post” or “thanks for the great post” do you even give them a second thought? No one would.
I ensure I add something to the ongoing conversation and ask questions wherever I have any doubt. There are times when I disagree but being a Dale Carnegie fan I disagree agreeably.
Even though I have a vested interest in blog commenting I always have a purpose in mind and that purpose is not to insanely try to drive traffic to my website. I promote my website but never make it conspicuous.
Consistent frequency has to be maintained
There is a fine line between writing meaningful comments and spamming. I visit multiple blogs every week and there are some comments that can always be found in the comments section. You will find copy-paste jobs going on here. This is what I call spamming.
To increase website traffic through blog commenting I write relevant comments and don’t overkill this activity. The idea is to comment in many places but not exceed the frequency – once or twice per week in a single website / blog is enough.
And no copy-paste job please. If you were doing that and I came across (and there are thousands of more intelligent people than me) your clichéd comments I wouldn’t visit your website.
RSS subscribers make a lot of difference
RSS is something one cannot ignore when it comes to blog posting. The most popular blogs in the world also have the most number of RSS subscribers. Subscribers in the range of thousands are not uncommon. Through RSS feeds any blog can push relevant content to its subscribers while they are able to avoid distractions like spam emails and pop-up ads.
When a user receives an RSS notification from a blog they follow the chances are very high that they would visit the blog. When they visit the blog they invariably go through the comments section. And this is where my comments (and yours should you choose to use this method) are visible. The result is a much better click through rate for our comment.
Choosing the right blogs to comment
Last – before doing any of these above activities I ensure that I comment in those blogs that are updated at least once a week or even daily.As a website owner you and I have a challenge – increase website traffic. I have managed this to quite an extent and now it’s your turn. Just religiously follow these five important elements of blog commenting and you will soon see a trickle of visitors turn into a deluge. I wish you all the luck.