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.