With the number of Google Panda and Penguin updates backlinking strategy is always changing.There are number of ways in getting backlinks to our blog and blog comments is one of them.Many people still ask me, whether blog commenting still works or not. My answer is yes, but not the SPAM links. Genuine backlinks when built with right strategy, helps to get additional traffic to our site.
The strategy/workout is nothing new but many people under-estimate the power of blog commenting . It helps to build great backlinks to our blog. More than that if you have taken few measures, it helps you to get additional traffic which is very important.
A simple blog comment which just took 2 minutes of my time had resulted in getting 30+ new visits in 12 hrs.
I have just spent a minute to read the article [I'm very fast @ reading ] on my favorite blog and a minute to write the relevant comment.Bingo !!!
[Update] : The count has increased to 60+ visits in 30 hrs.
Now in case if you are expecting 100′s and 1000′s of visits this might not attract you much but still getting additional traffic for FREE with such a minimum activity is very good.
In fact this is one of the simplest method which can be easily implemented by any newbie.
1. Identify some of the good blogs in your niche and follow them regularly.
2. Try to make it a habit of writing the comments. [Please do not SPAM or provide junk comments with just 1 or 2 words like "Thanks" / "Very Good"/ "Nice Information" etc]. The comment should always be relevant to the article and should add value to the article.
3. If possible, always be the first one to write the comment. This is the most important rule which helps you to gain enough exposure and get more traffic to your blog.