Lots of bloggers participate in guest posting in the effort to generate some targeted traffic to their blog. Other bloggers may use blog commenting as a means to generate this targeted traffic.
I am sure that you would agree with me that targeted traffic is one of the best types of traffic that can happen to any blog or website. Targeted traffic can be described as people who come to your blog or website that are truly interested in your site's content and can be a source of incoming traffic to your blog.
My question to you is, Does guest posting and blog commenting still works for generating targeted traffic back to your blog?
My Targeted Traffic Test
I have been running a little underground test for getting targeted traffic to my blog via guest posting and blog commenting. I guest posted and blog commented for a month, then the next month I stopped.
Did my traffic go down? Yes it did. My targeted traffic dropped more than I had imagined.
During the time that I was guest posting and making blog comments I saw where it helped to improve my traffic to targeted web users. In that time period I made over $150 just by getting targeted traffic writing reviews for visitors and selling ads, plus I also got lots of guest bloggers to post on my blog. My subscriber list grew, my Alexa rank improved by 30K and I was very happy to see all this activity on my blog.
You can do the same and get targeted traffic if you participate in guest posting and blog commenting. Here is what you can do…
Guest Posting For Targeted Traffic
I love to gain exposure by means of guest posting. Doing this opens the gates to FREE targeted traffic and all I have to do is write for it. Targeted traffic is what will help to make our blogs successful. Targeted traffic is what helps us to make money from our blogs. So why not participate in guest blogging?
Writing a guest post and submitting it to a blog does not get you targeted traffic just like that. You have to write your guest post in a particular way in order to get this targeted traffic.
Here are a few steps to follow if you want to get targeted traffic through guest blogging:
- Submit Only Quality Content
You will benefit in the best way when you submit only high quality articles as guest post. When you aim to write top quality content and the readers of that blog loves your article then they will want to read more from you.We all know that quality content is king. Having a kingship article featured on another blog can make you become exposed to free targeted traffic. This is why blog owners will only accept high quality content, because both you and the blog owner will benefit in getting traffic.
- Link To Related Articles
When you write guest posts you should aim to leave at least two links back to related articles that you have written on your blog. This will help to build backlinks and also get targeted traffic back to your blog from that guest post.Linking back to your related articles can build strong backlinks especially if you use the correct keyword(s) as anchor text. Google also recognizes the importance of backlinks and this will help you to rank in search engine and also your page rank.
- Fill Out Your Author Bio
When you fill out your author bio it gives your article readers a bit of overview of who you are. In order to generate some targeted traffic back to your blog then you should use your full name and give an interesting biography about yourself.Another interesting point to note is that you should use a profile picture on your author bio. Most blogs use a Gravatar to to display their profile pictures. This is free and easy to do. So be sure to add your profile photo if you want more targeted traffic to your site.
- Reply To Comments
I have seen guest bloggers submitted guest post to my blog, get comments and not reply to them. This is missing out on free targeted traffic back to their blog.I often email them to ask them why they guest post, and they would reply “to get traffic.” But they fail to get traffic because they still didn't reply to their comments or hardly ever reply to them.I always try to reply to most if not all comments left on my guest post, this is because I want to generate some targeted traffic back to my blog.
Blog Commenting For Targeted Traffic
Blog commenting is one of the best ways to generate hundreds, if not thousands, of targeted traffic to your blog if done correctly. Blog commenting can allow you to acquire a PR of 3 for your blog.
Here are some blog commenting tips:
- Reply To Comments
As I mentioned in my last point above, replying to comments that your blog readers leave for you opens up the gate ways for targeted traffic. Replying to each comment that you get on your guest post will also help to build up backlinks and will help to increase your page rank.
- Reply To Comments… Even If You Aren't The Article Author
Another important key point to note is that you can reply to comments made on an article even if you are not the author of that article. This helps with building relationships through blog commenting and builds backlinks. Doing this will help you to generate targeted traffic back to your blog.
- Leave Up-Building Comments
If you really want to gain targeted traffic back to your blog then you have to make your comments up-building. What I mean is that you have to say more than “thanks” or “wonderful post”. You have to get deep and be more conversational when leaving comments.If the article that you are commenting on has something that you can relate to, then what you can do is give your thoughts and experiences. This will help the author of the article as well as other commentators. Be helpful when you comment and remember to look out for those CommentLuv enabled blogs.
Is Targeted Traffic A Must For Blog Survival?
This question can be looked at from two different angles. The answer can be yes and it can be no.
A blog doesn't need targeted traffic for it to survive. But if you want to make money from your blog then targeted traffic is the best way to go. Getting traffic to your blog that has a genuine interest in your articles and content will make marketing easy.
Group Discussion: Does blog commenting and guest posting works in generating targeted traffic to your blog?
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