One of the major questions all online marketers ask is
“How do I get more traffic to my website?”
As we all know no traffic, no money
Unfortunately, most of them believe that only paid traffic converts well. I strongly against to this viewpoint and in my experience free traffic also work very well, if used wisely.
In this blog post, let’s discuss regarding a free traffic sources; you can use to get unlimited quality traffic without losing your money. Apart from getting traffic this strategy will help you to build relationship and authority in your niche.
Free Traffic Source – Blog Commenting
First of all find some high traffic blogs in your niche/field. Now, if you don’t know:
1. How to find high traffic blog in your niche? You can do it simply by searching Google or go to http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/ and find some high authority blogs in your niche where you can post your comments for getting quality traffic to your website/blog.
2. The other great place to start is Sphinn (especially for internet marketing niche). On their homepage displays blogs that have great content and good discussions.
After finding some blogs, see some posts on that blog and see how many comments are being left..the more the better. If you find that a particular blog has received good amount of comments and interaction, no look further to sign up for that blogs RSS feed in order to get alerts as soon as a new blog post is published. This will give you an advantage to be the first one to comment.
To “do it right”, the following basic commenting ethics should be followed.
Read the blog post first before commenting
Not to be predetermined
Don’t leave comments for the sake of doing it, leave valuable comments – not just say “great post” or “I liked the post”
Put your real name, not keywords or fake names
Don’t put any links on comment section; there is another place to put your website address.
Have an Gravatar– People who have Gravatar on their posts seem loyal than people who don’t have an Gravatar moreover they tend to arouse suspicion.
Stay on topic without beating around the bush
While commenting don’t be one among others, meaning to say “ 60% of the commenters say “nice post” or “good post” only. Don’t be one among them, your purpose is to get notified with your comment.
So read the blog post 2-3 times and express your true opinion in detail. Suppose if you like the article, say which part of the article you enjoyed the most and why you agree to that point..etc. Don’t afraid to express your point of view even if it’s negative.
In order to obtain traffic from blog commenting, your comments need to be in the top 3 positions or at least in the top 5. Why? Because it’s just like you’re trying to rank your site for #1, #2 or #3 positions.
What if you were late to comment? Sometimes you see that there have already been several comments on a post, what do you do? Well, no problem. You can simply reply to the first comment to get a good position and get notable fast.
Replies are very effective when the quality of the comment is high in quality. So next time if you see that there are already many comments on a high traffic post, don’t disappoint or skip the site, try to reply to the first or second comment and your effort is going to reward you.
Track and tweak your commenting results so that later you can choose the best blogs that really provides good traffic and you can narrow down your focus to that blogs for getting maximum exposure and good traffic.