Simple way to generate simple blog traffic

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I recently tried a new way (for me) to generate traffic and it worked really well but I must warn it’s a little time consuming. I’m not too sure about long term as I’m still in the the middle of practicing this technique.

If you’re going to do this you should probably have ‘some” spare time on your hands.

Medium: Blogs
Objective: Post quality comments on Blogs in which allow you to leave a url.
End Result: Increase in traffic generated from marketing activities

I’m very serious when I say this. Sure forums have their benefits and you can measure large numbers of traffic in a short periods of time. But when leaving Blog comments you get traffic over a longer period of time. (This is just what I noticed plus I’m far from a statistician) I’m still in the beginning of my experiment but to date it’s proven true.

At a specific website I own I received an average of 200 hits per day over the last 15 days. I can see that specific domain names are giving me a large % of all traffic generated. But if I look closely the sites in which I blogged and commented at are slowing gaining % but it’s taking longer for these blog domains to catch up. Even if forums will always generate more traffic, blog comments are always a good maintain your numbers. (YTD) or (Quarterly)

Even if this doesn’t work out, which it probably won’t considering I would have to post comments @ 50 ++ blogs to equal DP traffic, I’m still none the less generating more traffic for myself by doing both.

More traffic equals a better community and income if that’s your deal.

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32 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. I agree with you 100%. I have tasted the fruits of commenting and I keep emphasizing this point to my friends. But they all seem to very self centered.

  2. Jamie Boyle says:

    Yeah I agree too. People can increase their blog traffic by using a variety of methods. Leaving comments and adding value to their blog is a sure way to get traffic back. This is something I do on a daily basis.

    Yes, your right it can be quite time consuming but if people use different methods, they are sure to see their blog traffic increase. You have some very valuable information on your blog that will help many people increase their traffic. Forums are another great way in which you’ve talked about in another post as well.

    Very nice blog!

    Sincerely,

    Jamie Boyle

  3. Jamie Boyle says:

    Yeah Ted, leaving comments on blogs works good. I know forums is something I do a lot of as well but combinations works great. Another good thing for people to do is join many different forums all around the same theme. You will get different people clicking to your blog. New people, whole new set of blog traffic.

    Sincerely,

    Jamie Boyle

  4. Marvin says:

    I agree with the ideas and practices outlined in this article. I also agree that it is a time consuming way to build links and improve Page Rank. The important thing is to find blogs with a good page rank that have a Dofollow attribute. There is also an interesting side benefit to this practice. It can be one method of finding others with similar but non competitive interests with whom you might wish to joint venture in projects of mutual benefit.

  5. JP says:

    I just found your blog via the blogcatalog and glad I did. I also usually don’t comment on blogs very often but after reading your post above i think I will take the extra time from now on. Thanks for the tip.

    JP

  6. Pradep says:

    Sounds Cool man

    its something new and could be very useful to new Blogger like me

  7. Rheyanna says:

    Leaving comments is a great way to get traffic, but if you want to take it a step further then you should bookmark the site. It is not good to bookmark your own material but if it is another blog than o.k. Also look up your keywords or your blog in google blog search and see who is writing about you and bookmark that as well. There are many things you can do and I am sure you are going to get to then. I found you on blogcatalog and you are doing a great job.
    Keep it flowing:-)
    Rheyanna

  8. Kumar.A.P.P says:

    Thanks for the insights. I have commented only a few times….

  9. bbrian017 says:

    @ Malathy Badri – Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    @ Jamie Boyle – Thanks so much for the insight on the topic! I guess all great things that have great results take time.

    @ ted – forums work great for me too so I mix it up so things don’t get so boring haha!

    @ Marvin – Don’t you think your using the bloggers when you look for places to comment with the most benefit? Might be a good ideal but a little cheap maybe?

    @ Pradep – usefull to all bloggers my friend including yourself so best of luck to you!

    @ Laloj – I guess this depends on your content… is there an interest in your writing and topics!

    @ Rheyanna – Thanks for the comments you have a chance to read any of my new materials? it’s pretty happening here lately!

    @ you all – Thanks for stopping by..

    bbrian017s last blog post..The 5 Keys To A Successful Blog

  10. Abhi Balani says:

    Hey Brian,

    I don’t know if you did notice or not but commenting is my favorite online work, these days. I really love to talk people, share my thoughts.
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  11. Troy Jaggard says:

    I have recently been taking the time to comment on more blogs and have been noticing a steady increase in traffic to my website. Thanks for the posts, I’ve read quite a few lately.
    Troy Jaggard recently posted…13 Best Premium WordPress Themes for 2012My Profile

  12. John Lucifer says:

    The tips you brought up in this article would surely help most of the bloggers. According to me, promoting your blog is perhaps the most difficult part of blogging. The way you accumulate the article information is highly appreciable. Keep sharing such more.

  13. Jason Scott says:

    Blog comments are a great thing to do. Despite being time consuming, they not only drive traffic to your blog but also get a link to your blog which is great for SEO. RSS feeds along side CommentLuv is also great for traffic as it shows what your last blog post is, which tends to catch the eye more than a simple URL linked to your name.
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  14. Charles says:

    Leaving a well thought out comment to a blog post is usually enough to at least get a look from the person doing the approving. So in theory as long as the stuff you’re linking back to is engaging it should at the minimum have a shot at garnering one reader per comment. Can add up in the long run! One of the things I enjoy is that not only are you gaining links, visitors, et cetera, but you’re also getting to check out fresh content and keeping your finger on the pulse of the web. Can’t beat that.
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  15. Bharat says:

    Commenting will give some base traffic which is important for new blogs. Nice tip, thanks.

  16. Lisa says:

    Yes, commenting does increase traffic but I’d love to learn more about forums. I really haven’t used them.
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  17. Edd says:

    Commenting indeed complements other SEO techniques, and even if it doesn’t bring great SE results, it does help you network with other like minded people.
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  18. Daily Deals says:

    Some great tips! Blog commenting can be used to generate leads and drive traffic to your site. Your suggestions were very helpful for blog beginners. Thank you for sharing, I will surely follow your tips.

  19. Alex says:

    I have actually had a good amount of click through’s via blog commenting, however due to the most recent algorithm the backlinks gained via blog commenting are now less powerful (SEO wise).

  20. Shaquille Ray says:

    Commenting on blogs which allow you to share your URL is a great way to attract some traffic to your site. However the majority of the traffic in my eyes are just spam bots. My opinion anyyways

  21. jessica says:

    Being a newbie in blogging field it is very hard for me to get good traffic on my blog. I have two free blogs on blogspot and wordpress and one of these has PR 1 but, its traffic is not increasing. Your tips are very important and effective to increase my blog traffic organically and ethically.

  22. John says:

    Brian,

    I think most of the guys who have commented here would agree that there is a strong “social” element to consistently reading & commenting on blog posts. You just never know when you’ll connect with someone who can bring forward an opportunity you weren’t even thinking about.

    Might be an idea to update this post when you have some more concrete data too.

    Best,

    John.
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  23. Marrielle Morrow says:

    Thanks for the tips ahead. It’s simple and yet very informative. I think blog commenting is a good way to generate more traffic to your blog or to your website because your URL is visible to anyone. That’s only my opinion. Thanks!
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  24. Hey Brain,

    I do this as well. Some people refer to this as blog hopping. The point is to leave a meaningful comment as not to look spammy and to actually add value to the blog. People appreciate this and many will visit your blog in return.

    You can also get some traffic from others who read your comment and are curious as to what you have to offer.

    Tlk soon,

    ~Jeremy
    Jeremy Ruggles recently posted…Shine A Spotlight On Your Blog With Blog EngageMy Profile

  25. Nilanjana says:

    Leaving comments is a great path to get more traffic,but its not good every time. Always try to accept good and valuable comment, it will give you more boost for your post and site.

    Thanks for tips and keep posting!

  26. Shalu Sharma says:

    You always have great tips Brian. I was lucky enough to join BlogEngage and has given me visitors. It has been a great experience. Would you say that every little helps, be it social media, guest blogging, commenting?
    Shalu Sharma recently posted…How to Make Your First $1,000 OnlineMy Profile

  27. Justin says:

    Leaving comments is important and more bloggers should really get in the habit of practicing it. It’s what blogging is all about anyway right? Be social and humanize the blogosphere. It’s much more fun to develop blog friends and create relationships by participating in comments and being social.

  28. Divas Chitkara says:

    Sounds good. i’m going to try it out to get more visitors. 😀
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  29. Ben Troy says:

    I have one idea to increase traffi with StumbleUpon, then make new discoveries daily. Be a part of the community. In order to achieve success with StumbleUpon, you have to become a part of the community. In your daily RSS newsreader reading/blog surfing, make sure to give thumbs up and write reviews for quality articles that are relevant to your blog content.
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  30. Sai says:

    Thanks for your valuable sharing, blog commenting always works and safe. I’m using blog commenting to build links, mostly I try to comment on dofollow blogs.
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  31. Enstine Muki says:

    Yes, Brain! I have seen good results too. For this to work, you must leave a reasonable comment. Thanks like “great post”, “thanks for sharing” , etc don’t just work.

    CommentLuv plugin has added more value to this commenting exercise.
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  32. Gagandeep Singh says:

    you can also get traffic through commenting, guest posting and using tags wisely

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