Increase traffic through blog commenting

This is a guest post by Christine Kane.

blog commenting to drive traffic Building up your blog’s traffic can be a long and slow process because it takes time to build a steady, strong, and consistent readership. There are several different ways that you can direct more traffic to your site, and one way that you can spike your traffic numbers is by becoming active within your blogging niche’s community and forming relationships with other bloggers. To do this effectively you should consider utilize blog commenting to your advantage. When you’re writing out blog comments on other people’s blogs keep these things in mind:

1. Comment immediately

This isn’t a tactic that will always work unless you’re glued to your computer 100% of the time and are constantly checking to see if bloggers have updated, but when you can try to be one of the first commenters on a post. If you can secure that first position then you’ll end up being a comment that almost every other commenter will read, thus increasing your chances of others clicking back over to your blog.

2. Have a voice

Don’t just be another generic “this is great” comment on a blog because no one will be interested in further reading what you have to say on your own blog that way. When you write a comment, you should make sure that you have a unique voice that shows you took the time to not only read the post thoroughly but to also spend time crafting a quality response. It is these types of comments that pique people’s interest because they’re so well-written that they compel other readers to visit your blog. 


3. Comment frequently

The only way that you’re going to form any lasting relationships with other bloggers is to comment frequently so that they begin to recognize you as a regular reader. Forming relationships with other bloggers opens up different opportunities such as guest posting for other bloggers, being featured on their sites, or even exchanging links to great posts that either of you have written.

4. Have a Gravatar

Because blogging is done solely behind a computer screen it’s important to give yourself a face so that people begin to feel more connected to you. Personality through words is only one step of becoming a real person to readers, and having a Gravatar allows them to see you in a new light. It also helps bloggers pick up quickly that you are a regular reader and commenter, and people are more compelled to click on your site from a comment when they can put a face to a name.

5. Respond to other commenters

In addition to commenting on someone’s post you should also read through the other comments and reply back to things that other commenters have said. This encourages healthy conversation and debate within the comment’s section of blogs – something that every blogger loves – and it can also help intrigue other reader’s curiosity in what else you may be saying outside of the comment’s section and on your own blog.

6. Don’t come across as spam

There is nothing worse than looking like a spammer that is just out to drop links all over the blogging world and not an actual blogger who just has something to say. Avoid linking excessively to past posts you may have written and only link to your blog where it’s relevant.

7. Debate not disparage

From time to time bloggers can write some pretty controversial posts, and when they do it’s a great opportunity to get out your point of view in the comment’s section. However there is a big difference between tactfully voicing your opinion or stance on a situation and completely vilifying other people for their beliefs. Approach these types of post with caution and be wary in how you word things so that you encourage people to read your blog; you don’t want to lose potential readers because you came across as rude and insensitive.

Blog commenting isn’t as simple as just writing out a two-word comment on someone’s post. In fact it actually requires time and effort, and can end up being an extremely effective tool for taking other people’s traffic and turning it into your own when it’s done well. Don’t just be another statistic in the comment’s section, be a real person that other’s want to interact with!

About the author
Christine Kane is from internet service providers, she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00 @

52 comments to "Increase traffic through blog commenting"

Arham Sukardi March 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM    

Thanks for sharing info :)

Geepawps March 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM    

Christine, I agree with commenting on other blogs in once niche to get improve traffic but will be wrong or called spamming, if I comment on 10 post of the same blog and put my url as a signature at the end of each comments? How do I also get blogs to comment on? Thanks for sharing this info, and I am looking forward to responses.
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rohini kumar March 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM    

yes, you are absouletely correct.
i like this blog very much, because of giving oppurtunity for guest posts..
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bhojpurigaane March 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM    

good suggestion...but can you add something about follow/non follow blogs and effect of commenting on them?? is comments on no follow blogs can help you anyway?

Anne Lyken-Garner March 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM    

You're right. You can always tell when someone has just been passing through - from your blog to another - in order to leave a general comment. Sometimes people say exactly what I've said in the post and I think, how embarrassing for them.

People take a long time planning and writing up their post. It's the least we could do, to read it in its entirety. Great post about commenting BTW.

Unknown March 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM    

Thanks for sharing. I love writing comment on blog post but this takes time. Need patience to increase blog visitors.

Juan March 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM    

i agree with what u write, frequently comment to other blog will make a good relationship with blogger

Chris March 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM    

I don't thing we can get decent traffic by commenting.

zulkbo March 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM    

Thanks for sharing..
i agree with this entri

Mary March 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM    

@Oluwayomi Obadina: My policy is to reject comments as Spam if they have any links that are not 100% adding value to the comment. This especially applies to signatures - the purpose of my blog is not to advertise yours! But if you have a link that is 100% relevant to the topic, I will approve it, and may even add it to my post later on.

Anonymous,  March 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM    

Nice Posts. I would like to know how do you redirect your incoming traffic to your custom domain name. Thanks in advance.

Ma.Concepcion Jesiree March 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM    

Thank you Christine. I am just starting as a personal blogger. Your inputs have added more information and have actually aroused my interest and curiosity as well. At this stage, I feel very amateurish to blogosphere, that is why I'm taking careful time in reading and re reading and internalizing all inputs so that I could come out as a clean,effective and credible blogger just like you do.

Drupal Developers in Cleveland April 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM    

I agree with your points.....thanks for sharing this with all....

Naziman April 3, 2012 at 2:53 AM    

because don't have time, i can't do step 5. but i agree with this entry. traffic from loyal reader also important besides traffic from search engine.

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Internet Generation April 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM    

All These points are true and fruitful to be a good commenter.Now a days we are not getting such decent traffic by comments.

Quality DOFOLLOW Articles April 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM    

I think we are getting visitors from social networking places like twitter,facebook.Commenting is became spam now.

KVM Switches April 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM    

It is very nice blog, this is a nice way to increase your traffic, it is very easy to implement. It's one of my top earners. Thanks for Sharing.

Old-Trafford April 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM    

I want increase trffic to my site..
So i commnet this posting..hehe

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Iman April 19, 2012 at 2:20 AM    

If you want to get enough traffic through blog commenting method. Make sure to leave 100 comments (per day) at different 100 blogs which active and have high traffic. Don't spam, leave good quality comments that related to the posts only to them.

Jun Inquig April 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM    

I also have wrote about this topic. It's great though. Keep it up. :)

Anonymous,  April 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM    

I agree it is very important to comment on as many blogs possible and I love to see blogs with commentluv plugin. thanks
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sunil May 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM    

Really nice and informative article........thanx admin

Suresh Khanal May 7, 2012 at 5:04 PM    

Nice post Christine! I'd love to be the first commenter on a bolog I love to read. But it is often not possible. I've subscribed to their feed as well, but I found that feeds are updated much later than the post is published. It would be awesome if there was a some tool to inform immediately when a post is published. Is there any tool for the kind of job?

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Jessica Moreno May 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM    

Hi Christine Kane !

Such informative post. Love to read until last number. Commenting help your blog build up .

Fabrizio May 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM    

Great post, I've used many of these tactics and my favorite is being the first to comment. I have my smartphone setup to receive updates from my favorite blogs which helps me get their first to leave a comment.

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dhaval patel May 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM    

blog commenting is very important for highly approved bcklinks. through blog commenting we can get our website at high rank.

Hamilton May 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM    

I agree that you should always stick to the content of the particular blog before commenting. Thanks for sharing the info.

Unknown May 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM    

I am extremely agree with you.Blog comment is great source to increase traffic to your blog.I always reply to comments on my blog.
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kimsea June 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM    

thanks for sharing, It is the great and helpful tip, I thinks. Many newbie blogger were so worry about how to get the comment and engage the visitors. Perhaps your tips is better way for increase the comment on blog. thanks gain

mithun June 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM    

thks for the info sir.. This is more helpful..

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Rimi Karten June 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM    

Your post voices my opinion in the exact same manner. Posts like this encourage us to keep reading. Keep posting.

Bob Joyce June 18, 2012 at 8:27 PM    

Hey, Christine. You done a great job by writing this blog. And by sharing this educative and informative stuff.Its very useful to us.

Unknown July 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM    

Obviously and i really agree with u because its more important for me thanku so much guys.

Bhagyashree July 5, 2012 at 3:46 PM    

yes, this one is really blog commenting is another way to increase traffic as well as highly approved backlinks..Perhaps, we can comment and engages the user, thanks for posting this.

Gaurav July 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM    

Great observation, it’s really very important to reply to comments and continue the conversion in order to gain everyone’s attention. Also I really like the point you made here of generating targeted traffic by guest posting.

Unknown July 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM    

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Linda@payable July 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM    

yes definitely blog commenting is very important in blogging and your article clearly explains its advantage .Thanks for telling the real importance of blog commenting

Orestes July 30, 2012 at 7:18 AM    

I couldn't agree with you more, I really put forth alot of effort with commenting on great post thsnks sooo much....

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Thank you for your sharing. It will give an useful insight to new blogger into blogging.

Anonymous,  November 17, 2012 at 4:09 AM    

This is the best "How to" on blog commenting. All I usually read is, keywords here, keywords there, dofollow etc...but nobody really focuses on social skills..

Fletcher Bryson December 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM    

Absolutely loved your post. Couldn’t agree more with you. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to some more of your work. Keep posting

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