Hey guys, I will be sharing with you some free traffic sources that are simple and effective over the next few weeks.
Today we will be focusing on Blog-Commenting.
MySpace is a great medium because it is full of younger adults who are eager to become an adult; whereas, Facebook is full of adults who are employed and generally have a college education.
You should know your demographic and choose accordingly.
The first step of joining either of these communities is to create an account. The process is simple and takes less than 2 minutes.
Once you have created your account, you can access the creation page, where you can begin to promote yourself and your business on your profile.
For now, let’s skip right to searching for other people’s blogs and commenting on those blogs. I will give you a breakdown on how to do this.
The first step is to search for the different blogs about your business. We will use “surfing” as our example topic.
- Start by going to http://blog.myspace.com. You should see the following page:MySpace’s blog search page. From here, you can locate all MySpace blogs through searches.
- Search for your niche topic. In the case of my example, I have entered the word “surfing” and then searched for it. MySpace’s engine returned 13,400 results:A sample of some of the profiles that contain surfing blogs.
- Move from blog-to-blog until you find one that both receives traffic and is relevant to your particular niche, as well as your goals. In my case, I found a surfing blog that may be worth commenting on occasionally:
- Select a blog to comment on.(Some bloggers require you to be there friend before you can comment). If necessary, become the blogger’s friend by sending a friend request.Once they have accepted your friend request, you can begin to comment on their blog.
- Be sure and compose a constructive comment that is useful to the blogger and its readers. Under your comment be sure and include a link to your site. (This step is VERY important, as it would be a waste of time if you do not drive traffic back to you).
This is a great method for pointing one way links towards your site and can drive a large number of visitors to your site. Additionally, it has the potential to increase your site’s SERP. This process should be done regularly as it keeps you involved in your niches community. It may be faster and simpler to have the comments written elsewhere, like on Word, and then simply copy and paste them onto the blog page.
In addition to MySpace and Facebook blogs, you can find places to leave comments in Technorati and Yahoo! Blog Directory, you should also consider checking out the various blogs on http://www.squidoo.com and http://hubpages.com/.