Recently I submitted an entry in the roundup 91 Bloggers and Marketers share their Top Referral Traffic Sources.
Of these 91 bloggers, nine of them said commenting was a good method to attract referral traffic.
That was good enough for me! Even though the other 82 bloggers went on about other methods for referral traffic, I wanted to share with you exactly what these amazing nine bloggers said.
Number 5, Erika Mohssen-Beyk of http://www.erikamohssen-beyk.com/ said:
"Through meaningful commenting, guest posting, accepting guest posts and roundup posts like this here, not to forget sharing in social media."
Number 15, Steve Wiiderman of https://www.wiideman.com/ said:
"The highest volume of referral traffic comes from social networks, where we're actively creating new content and having conversations."
Number 17, Phil V Ariel of https://www.pvariel.com/ said:
"Yet another major source of traffic is from the comments I make on fellow bloggers posts. No doubt, this is one of the main strategies I use to get traffic to my pages. It really did wonders in my blogging journey in relation to traffic. Till today I have written 1000+ comments on my fellow bloggers' blogs. I am sure that posting value added constructively and strategically written comments on fellow bloggers' posts will catch the attention of readers and that eventually increases our referral traffic.
"But one important thing you need to note in this regard is that make sure your comments should be relevant to the topic and it should invite the attention of the author as well as the readers. I am sure that such comments will pull traffic to your pages. I have written a post in this regard under the title The Power Of Blog Comments."
Number 29, Santanu Debnath of https://bloggingjoy.com/ said:
"Blog commenting is one of my favourite activities. I love to read a lot and that's the reason I can't stop myself from writing a comment as soon as I find any article useful. High authority blogs with huge reader base is a good platform for referral traffic. The trick is to write a good quality comment as early as possible so that readers of the article can find it easily and if they find it interesting, they will surely visit your website."
Number 30, Emenike Emmanuel of https://www.entrepreneurbusinessblog.com/ said:
"Other top referral traffic sources I have include but not limited to Google, Quora and other blogs I left comments on."
Number 43, Vishwajeet Kumar of https://www.techblog360.com/ said:
"Many of you think that blog commenting is not good for SEO. I am also completely agreed with you on this. But when it comes to referral traffic it is a big player. In fact blog commenting helps me to drive a good amount of visitors plus some great loyal readers for my blog. It also gives me the opportunity to connect with some likeminded and pro bloggers. You have to drop authentic, conversation comments that encourage readers to engage with it. Don't drop comments for the sake of gaining backlinks."
Number 59, Navin Rao of https://www.questioncage.com/ said:
"Add value in the comments, make it appealing, so that it could make other readers curious to go to your site and eventually that will start building relationships, with the site's owners where you comment and their readers as well. Do you get new readers? Making a habit of commenting on 5 blogs daily, a gradual traffic increase can be seen from multiple blogs. As the comment and link, you put in there will live for a long time."
Number 72, Sathish Arumugam of https://trafficcrow.com/ said:
"Dropping valuable comments on high traffic driving sites in your niche will ensure good numbers of referral traffic. I could see most of the top bloggers preferring to be earliest participant in the comment section. It claims for the benefits in getting reasonable referral traffic being the first commenter. Subscribing to those email lists to notify once if new blog posts are published, and commenting at the earliest is considered as a good practice."
Number 83, Nirmala Santhakumar of https://www.wpglossy.com/ said:
"I write meaningful and helpful comments on some dynamic blogs and it helps me drive the aimed audience to my blogs."
There you have it...
You can see I'm not the only one in the blogosphere banging on about the importance of comments in gaining referral traffic. It seems that at least nine other bloggers have the same thoughts as me.
So why not give commenting a try and see what difference it makes to the traffic to your blogs. And then let me know in the comments below how you got on.