Blog Comments Can Help Build Your List

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If you’ve ever read a blog’s comments section, then you’ve probably come across a comment that was submitted for the sole purpose of generating a backlink. The comment usually reads like gibberish, but has a whole bunch of keywords and links peppered within it.

In order to neutralize these sorts of comments, there are all sorts of spam blockers for blogs (with Akismet being one of the most used) and there are NoFollow HTML codes that prevent search engines from giving any credit for these comments.

That being said, commenting on blogs can still be a great way to build buzz and traffic for your site.

Add Value

The idea of blog commenting is to some sort of valuable contribution. For example, if you read a popular blog in your niche and you have an opinion or idea related to a post, then comment on it and feel free to leave a link to your website. When the administrator of the blog sees your comment, the value of what you wrote in advancing the blog’s community far outweighs the small favor of providing a backlink, so they will likely keep the comment live.

If you comment regularly on a certain blog (or series of blogs), then you can begin to develop a relationship with other people in your niche. These people will visit your site and may even link to you or reference you in their posts if the content you provide is worthwhile.

Commenting in this manner, helps out both parties. The blogger builds his community and makes it more likely that other readers will engage in a conversation and keep coming back, and you get a valuable backlink to your site from a blog that focuses on your niche, ensuring targeted traffic.

Another Place Worth Adding Value

Social Networks that have a target audence is a good place to use to add value. It is for this reason I built ViralNetworks! The idea is that you build a reputation among your peers and make those million $ ventures you hear about, as well as getting people to like and trust you. (These are the only reasons people will buy your products, if they know, like and trust you or of course, your product).

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10 responses to “Blog Comments Can Help Build Your List”

  1. Peter says:

    I’ve tried many things to generate free traffic to my site, and none has worked better than commenting on other blogs. Blog commenting for me has generated better quality visits, meaning they stuck around and browserd where as other traffic generation techniques resulted in a click to my site, but they normally came and left.

    Besides the quality of your comment, you also have to think about the blog you are commenting on. Lesser known blogs will not generate as much traffic as more well known blogs. You may also want to experiment on timing of comments. Does your comment get more views if you’re the first to post a or last?

    Peter

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    Colin Klinkert REPLY:

    05/05/2009 at 1:32 am // Permalink

    Peter,

    All of those are very good points. I guess another one is frequency of posting on that blog. The more you post, the better rep you get among their readers and possibly the more decide to join your community?

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  2. Blog commenting for me has generated better quality visits, meaning they stuck around and browserd where as other traffic generation techniques resulted in a click to my site, but they normally came.The idea is that you build a reputation among your peers and make those million $ ventures you hear about, as well as getting people to like and trust you.

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    harrison

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    Colin Klinkert REPLY:

    11/06/2010 at 6:58 am // Permalink

    Harrison,

    Thats an interesting observation regarding quality of the click from different sources. Something that must be factored in for sure when choosing what to focus time and efforts on. Thank you for sharing that

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