You can write fun, blog about interesting things, and actively promote your blog via social media. And yet it does not really want to raft in terms of visitor numbers.
In other words, do you want more visitors on your blog, but do not you know how well? Then respond to someone else’s blog.
What is blog commenting?
For anything that should sound somewhat interesting, we like to use the English term, and so I’m going to talk to you about ‘blog commenting.’ But do not worry: if it’s good, the following really has some value for you.
By blogging comments, we mean in old-fashioned Dutch simply the art of commenting on other people’s blog articles. Nice for the other person to get interaction on his or her blog, but how do you get more visitors?
Get more visitors with blog comments.
That works as follows. Often you can post a link to your own site in response to a blog. So the idea is easy to guess. You react, spam your link, and via that link, you get more visitors.
For a long time – true, but it is slightly more complicated. There are two important things to watch out for.
- The blogs you respond to.
- The kind of reaction you place.
- Let’s take a closer look at both.
- Which blogs should you respond to?
If we look at the blogs you respond to, it is important that they fall within your niche. The chance is then that the greatest that people who come across your link are actually interested in the topic that your blog is about.
It is also good to try and pick out the most visited blogs. From an SEO-technical point of view, these give the links that you post to your blog more value, and more visitors also means more eyes on your link.
Be careful not to exaggerate, and to promote your own site for every article on a popular blog. Preferably choose a number of blogs so that you can spread well…
How should you respond?
In addition, you must also ensure that you place the right kind of reactions. In a nutshell, it comes down to having something useful to say. A tried and tested tactic is to refer in your response to your own article that matches the article topic.
You can also ask questions, and there is also nothing wrong with just having a self-interest – apart from placing the link – you just have to mix in a discussion once in a while.
A good recipe always adds something. Therefore, focus primarily on quality and not on quality. This way you ensure that people increasingly associate your name with expertise, with all the positive consequences for your blog (and yourself) of that.
Think beyond blogs
After all, it is good not to limit yourself to blogs. Also on forums, and in discussion groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, you often have opportunities for commenting. Closed online communities where you can spar with like-minded people are certainly useful too. This way you not only create traffic but also put your blog on the map with people with authority within your niche. And since these people often have a large follower base, that gives you all kinds of opportunities to reach an even larger audience.
Moral of the story: spread your message and expertise outside of your blog, and increase your visitor numbers.