In my post a few weeks ago I wrote about getting free traffic to your site using StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is a great source of free traffic and it takes very little work, but it is not the only method you should be trying. Once someone is taken to your site on StumbleUpon they may never return, even if they do give it the thumbs up. A way to build backlinks and a solid flow of continual traffic to your blog is through blog commenting.
There is a list of popular blogs that I like to comment on. I comment on these blogs for a few reasons.
- I enjoy their content and like to leave feedback.
- It’s a great way to build backlinks to my own blog for SEO purposes (although a lot of blogs no-follow your links).
- It’s a great way to build targeted traffic to my blog.
I enjoy their content.
I am not going to sit down and read through long articles on topics I do not care about and I doubt you would either. However, I enjoy the content on the blogs I frequently read and that’s why I frequently read them 🙂
It’s a great way to build backlinks for SEO.
I use a few different “names” when leaving comments on blogs. They are all terms that I hope to rank for. Although a good portion of WordPress blogs add a no-follow tag by default to the links in names left in comments, not all of them do. It’s a good way to get some backlinks to your blog without costing you a thing.
It’s a great way to get targeted traffic.
This is one of the top reasons people comment on blogs. Most of the blogs I read are affiliate marketing related. By posting a comment and using the name Affiliate Manager I getting a lot of traffic from people who see that link. These people are mostly affiliates and just the type of person I want reading my blog.
About a year ago I created a PHP script to generate a list of blog posts that I might be interested in reading and commenting on. I have been tweaking the script over the past year and using it quite a bit. Last week I decided that I should share the script with everyone. So, I created Find Blog Posts.
Find Blog Posts allows you to enter a keyword and it generates a list of blog posts on WordPress blogs related to that keyword. For example, make money online blog posts.
It’s a very simple tool. The amount of results returned depends on the topic/keyword, but can be anywhere from 1-1,000 URLs.
Please take a look and feel free to comment below with any questions or suggestions 🙂