Today, I want to share a strategy I’ve been using for nearly 10-years to get tons of traffic to my website: leaving blog comments.
To clarify, I am not talking about Facebook comments. I’m talking about WordPress comments.
Most WordPress blogs (like this one) have a comments section. At the bottom of each article, there is normally a place for you to type in your name, email, and URL, along with your comment. Not all blogs allow comments, but many do.
When it comes to leaving blog comments, this is what I recommend.
First off, find three to five blogs in your niche that are popular, have great content, get updated weekly, allow comments, and have a lot of traffic. The last thing you want to try and do is leave comments on hundreds of different blogs. It’s hard to keep up and stay organized if you do that. Focus is key, at least when you first get started.
Once you find a few blogs that offer the things I mentioned above, what you want to do next is CONSISTENTLY leave high quality comments on these blogs. At a minimum, visit these blogs at least once a week and leave a comment. Daily is even better.
Basically, you read the article and leave a relevant comment. You share your thoughts about the article. You add to it. You ask a question. Or you read someone else’s comment and reply to it.
Assuming your blog comment is HIGH QUALITY and provides VALUE to the blog’s audience, some of the people who read your comments will click on your link and visit your blog.
Even better, as you become a regular contributor to the blog, by leaving blog comments consistently, lots of cool things could happen. People will get to know you. They will look forward to reading your future comments. Some of the viewership might email you. The blogger might even reach out to you and form some type of strategic alliance with you. You just never know.
Leaving blog comments is that simple.
Blog Commenting Plan
Let me give you a simple blog commenting plan. Let’s assume you find 3 popular blogs related to your niche. You decide to leave 1 comment per day on each blog, five days per week. That’s a total of 15 comments per week (1 x 3 x 5). You should be able to do that in about 1-2 hours per week.
Over the course of a year, that is 780 comments you’ve left online. Once the blogger approves your comments, this can send a TON of targeted traffic to your website. Best of all, this is a passive lead generation strategy. That means once you leave a comment, it continues to work for you and drive traffic to your website 24/7.
Imagine having 1,000 or 5,000 or 10,000 comments in cyber space, all with your link it. Can you imagine how much free traffic that would send you? Lots.
Outsourcing Your Blog Comments
If you have a good writer you can trust, you can even outsource leaving blog comments. I do this frequently. You can hire someone with good writing skills, let them know what you want, and pay them so much per hour or so much per comment.
This frees up your time and lets you focus on other income producing activities. It’s a win-win situation.
Leaving Blog Comments to Get Website Traffic
When it comes to generating traffic by leaving blog comments, here is what you need to remember:
1. The blog needs to receive a good amount of traffic. You can find out their Alexa rank to give you a decent idea. It makes no sense to leave comments on a dead or abandoned blog.
Highly engaged blog communities are goldmines for finding lasting blog traffic. If readers freely comment on posts they are likely to click your link and visit your blog based on the valuable, personalized comment you published on the post.
2. The blog must be relevant to your niche. If you’re promoting crypto affiliate products, as an example, make sure you are leaving comments on crypto related blogs. You don’t want to leave crypto comments, as an example, on a weight loss blog.
3. Your comments must provide value. Write a few sentences. Make sure your comment is relevant to the article. Think about the reader. What do you want them to think of you? Make sure there are no typos. Double check your comment before you click submit.
“Comments with links, especially those that are well-written and entice readers to click a link will send visits. If the post itself continues to earn traffic, this can even be an ongoing source of referrals to your site/page.”
~ Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-Founder of SEOmoz
4. Finally, leave a few comments daily. Get in the habit of doing it consistently. This helps you form new habits. Over time, your comments add up and start to snowball. Within a few short years you can have THOUSANDS of approved comments on popular blogs all pointing to your URL. Awesome sauce!!!
In conclusion, leaving blog comments is still a great way to get free traffic to your website. It’s a slow strategy at first, but it’s free and it works. If you follow the advice mentioned in this training, I know you will flood your website with free, high-quality traffic by leaving blog comments.
What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.
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16 thoughts on “Leaving Blog Comments to Get More Website Traffic”
Thanks very much for this information. I have been leaving comments on any article I read most especially if that article makes sense but I’ve not been committed to doing it frequently because I never saw it in the angle you’ve just explained. Nevertheless, I appreciate you for this exposure thanks very much.
So this passive lead generation strategy to get traffic to your web page seems very reasonable and easy to do. You only have to spend 1 to 2 hours of your day or you can even hire a skilled writer. But when you have to select up to 5 blogs that you are going to use, do you take more into account the quantity (popularity) or the quality (content) of the blog? Or maybe the second one usually leads to the first one?
I think the key of this network marketing tool is to always leave thoughtful and intelligent comments and not just empty content.
It’s more like 15-20 minutes per day, not 1-2 hours. And you can outsource that work for a very small amount of money to a virtual assistant.
I’ve know lots of people who started a blog, but none of these people lasted more than a year with it. This seems to be quite normal. Your strategy of leaving blog comments seems like 10x less work than having to come up with new blog posts every week. I think leaving blog comments would be a great free marketing strategy to get more traffic to your website or capture page.
Yes, most blogs on the internet are abandoned. It’s very normal. Creating a maintaining a long-term successful blog is a lot of work. But anyone can set aside 10 minutes a day to leave a couple of blog comments. That is why it’s one of my favorite free marketing strategies to get more traffic to my websites.
I never expected that these kind of ways can help in promoting the writer’s art. Never have I thought that with my opinions and reviews about a blog can make the receiver of these views of mine stand out more. For me, this is a great way to help our dear bloggers, for it is surely a win-win situation because the blogger receives reviews along with making their work stand out more. On the other hand, we get to have the opportunity of being known too and we can use this as a way to promote especially if other people see my comment as relevant.
Of all the strategies I’ve considered for gaining traffic, this wasn’t one of them. Wish I would have thought of it sooner. Either way, it’s going to be added to my roster of tactics.
It makes sense that blog comments would be a good way to gain traffic. Once a blog comment is posted, it’s there forever and if it’s a high-quality comment that points back to you, it can serve as an ever-green positive recommendation. It can be screenshotted, linked to, and shared all across the web, further increasing its effectiveness.
Exactly. Best of all, a good comment can send you a steady flow of traffic for years to come, especially if it is on a high traffic article or blog.
It hasn’t crossed my mind that leaving comments on blog posts might be a good idea to build traffic and get people to recognize you, remember you and engage with you. In this digital age when every info can be found online, getting yourself out there might just work wonders for your traffic. Although, as you said, you can’t be everywhere at once, so focusing on your niche and specialty and building traffic within that community seems like the most optimal way to do that without losing focus and getting lost in everything. Come to think of it, there were many instances where I skimmed through comments and found something more interesting than the article or the blog post itself, which led me further down the rabbit hole and seeing or meeting new people, products, opportunities…
You are right. Sometimes the comments are much more engaging than the actual post. I also read comments when the blog or website has that option.
It reminds me of the old days! Old habits die hard xD
You need traffic, traffic, and offers.
If you don’t have much money to spend on ads you must figure out ways. It’s almost an inevitable station of life.
And what most people underestimate is the number of contacts you can make. Perhaps they are not selling products, and you can team up with them and launch an offer together. Or someone asks you for more info in the comments.
You have to work the land, those who are not willing to sow, will not reap the rewards.
You definitely need lots of traffic. For someone who doesn’t have much money to invest in a paid marketing campaign, I highly recommend leaving blog comments to get website traffic. You might not see immediate results doing it, but your efforts can really compound over a year or two of doing it consistently.
Searching about the relevant business niche and leaving a comment is actually a great idea to gather traffic. I haven’t tried it yet as it seems difficult to me. I easily lose concentration, but as you said, focus is the key. Leaving comments on relevant blogs will help me in several ways. I have never heard of a blog commenting plan, and it seems to be a good approach. Creating a proper plan will help me to comment at a specific time. Furthermore, I don’t have to give a lot of time as you said 1-2 hours are sufficient. I really liked the idea, and I’m going to try it soon. Thank you for sharing the article, it was very informative.
It’s vital to have a written plan if you intend on using blog comments as a way to grow your traffic and even improve your SEO. It should include a list of blogs you will contribute to. You should also write down each comment you leave so you can track to see if it was approved by the blogger. Having a plan keeps you focused and saves you time. It’s a true win-win.
Creating traffic by leaving comments on articles that are related to your niche is a great idea that I have not considered before. Leaving a comment daily is a good goal to set to increase traffic because repeating this process every day is bound to make someone notice your comment or even get mentioned by the article writer. Free strategies to get traffic are always worth a try.
Yes, I’ve found when I visit other people’s blogs and I see someone who has left lots of great comments, I tend to check out their link and visit their website. It’s one quick way to stand out.