Why do I comment?
Commenting is vital to blogging. My philosophy is one cannot completely rely on search engine results for traffic. I do get about 18% of my visits from search engines, but my best visits come from referring traffic from other blogs. And I get more than 25% of visits from other blogs. (The rest is direct traffic and clicks from social media.)
What do I mean by “best”? Simply glancing at my Google Analytics I can see that when I leave comments behind on other blogs I get longer visits (4 or more minutes) so hopefully better engaged comments in return. Visits of 4 minutes or more tells me visitors are interested enough to read at least one post. (I could go further into bounce rates to find out what visitors are doing at my blog, but that is another post.)
Why do I get better visits? Because people are reading what I wrote on another blog, they like what they read and decide to visit my blog. I hopefully leave some sort of impression that makes them want to read more of what I have to say. Now, half of that “better” traffic means I need to have great content and engaging blog for them to come to, but commenting elsewhere I get to prove myself once and then again when they reach my content.
I comment for better traffic, more traffic and to be part if a community here and everywhere engage.
So how do I blog comment?
I thought I would simply show you.
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I forgot to mention. After all that you will need to rinse and repeat. Looking at my Google Analytics also shows me that the blogs I frequently comment on send the most and best visits. Readers see me often and get to know my face and my content. This leads to a better community of bloggers and hopefully repeat visitors to both sites. Win win.
Links referenced in video:
How to Guide to Better Link Building on CommentLuv Blogs
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