How To Get Free Blog Traffic

Blog Hopping

This is the second post in my series of SEO Alternatives. Today I am going to talk about how to get free blog traffic. If you don’t have a blog I recommend you start one now. Preferably with WordPress.

One method of building backlinks for SEO purposes to to comment on other blogs, but if you think about the way you do this you can bring in some great traffic through these links, the technique I am going to show you is called “Blog Hopping”


If you have ever left a comment on my blog you will notice I use a free plug-in called CommentLuv. This really helps with traffic when leaving comments on other blogs with this plug-in. Normally when you leave a comment on a blog you leave your name and a link to your own blog, the anchor text is your name. If you try and add a keyword as your name you risk having your comment being deleted as spam. But with Commentluv there is an extra link to your latest blog post and the anchor text is the title of your post.  People reading your comment are much more likely to click on an attention grabbing post title than your name so you will get a lot more traffic from posing on a blog using CommentLuv than on blogs with out this plug-in.

How Do You Find Suitable Blogs To Comment On?

The best types of blogs to comment on are ones with an audience that would be interested in your blog. Once you have found a relevant blog that uses CommentLuv check through their posts and see how many comments they get on each post, the more the better. Ideally you want to be one of the first people to comment on a new post. This means that everyone that reads the post will
see your comment and read the title of your latest blog post.

When you have done you first comment, go back to previous posts and look at all the comments. You can click trough to the blogs of other bloggers knowing that they use CommentLuv on their blogs  so you can leave comments on their blogs and get more links.

After you have been hopping from blog to blog leaving comments you should start to receive comments on your own blog. Make sure you respond to each comment and then visit the commentors blog and leave a comment on their blog.

You will soon find that you are receiving traffic from many other blogs. Make sure you go blog hopping when ever your create a new post on your own blog.

How To Find CommentLuv Blogs

To find other blogs to comment on to start with or if you run out of blogs to hop to search on Google for relevant blogs that use commentLuv. CommentLuv have a search facility on their website. You need to signup but it is free.

You can also try searching for your keyword + a footprint.
For example
“your keyword” +”CommentLuv is enabled”
“your keyword” +”YourName@YourKeywords” (Finds blogs using KeywordLuv)

Try www.dropmylink.com which will find KeywordLuv and Premium CommentLuv blogs.

Why not leave a comment for me below and get a link back to your blog.

Happy blog hopping.

 

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Roger Weavers

Roger has been working in the telecomms and IT industry since 1973 working for international companies such as BT and Honeywell. Roger founded Sytec Computers Ltd in 1996 and provided consultancy services to a variety of UK companies. In 2001 Sytec diversified into web design, marketing and hosting and now Roger specialises in SEO.

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7 Comments

  1. Adrienne says:

    Hey Roger,

    Well I’m a huge supporter of CommentLuv Premium and before Andy created that gem I of course used his free version.

    When I first started blog commenting it’s how I found other blogs in my niche to comment on as well. It’s like you just fell into a gold mine.

    I agree that blog commenting is one of the best sources of free traffic and not only that, it’s a great way to meet other bloggers in your niche and build those relationships. We all know how important that can be.

    Thanks for your share today and we always love when CommentLuv is being promoted.

    Enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted..How To Grab The Attention Of Your Target AudienceMy Profile

  2. Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.
    I have not tried CommentLuv Premium yet but I am certainly going to take look and consider the upgrade.

    All the best
    Roger

  3. Shalu Sharma says:

    Commentluv is a great way to get some links, in fact both are rewarded the blogger and the commentator. I use the plugin on many of my sites and has helped in many ways.
    Thanks for the tip on how to find commentluv enabled blogs.
    Shalu Sharma recently posted..Visit the Hanuman Mandir at PatnaMy Profile

  4. Sue McDonald says:

    Hi Roger

    I love Commentluv and I find it great. I am a fan of Shareaholic. This is a great plugin that allows you to share your blog very easily with as many sites as you want, instantly.

    To YOUR success

    Sue McDonald
    Sue McDonald recently posted..Set Your GoalsMy Profile

  5. Hi Sue,
    Thanks for dropping by. I’ve not posted lately as I have been doing a lot of research and testing so I hope to post soon with my finding and results. I dropped by your blog (as you do) and noticed there where no dates on your posts and the copyright notice says 2012, this indicates that you may not have updated your blog for a couple of years which may dissuade people from commenting. Visitora like fresh content so I recommend you reflect this is your posts. Good luck with your blog.
    Regards
    Roger
    PS. Just re-read your last post which does indicate it was written in April 2014

  6. I found commentluv yesterday and added it to my blog, I like the results and will use your advice to hunt out a few blog that use it to comment on.
    I jest need to make sure that I write something worth reading now!
    Catherine Rowan recently posted..Forum Posting.My Profile

  7. Hi Katie,
    Thanks for dropping by. Good luck with QSC

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