On September 30, 2011 I purchased a license to grow my traffic.
After four months of roller coastering along in the weeds, my blog took off like a bottle rocket.
Three things happened in September. Steve Scott told me to start commenting. On Sept. 28, Ana Hoffman sent out a tape recording of famous bloggers talking about the three-part blogging foundation that I call the Blogging Triad. A main leg of the triad: link building with comments.
And on Sept. 30 I purchased a license for Premium CommentLuv.
And then I started commenting all the time.
CommentLuv Premium became my hammer, and every blog on the Internet was a nail.
I used Ana’s CommentLuv Enabled Gold Mine to find some high ranking sites with DoFollow CommentLuv settings.
I read about how to find .edu and gov. sites that would accept comments.
I wrote a long, heady comment on the changes in journalism at Harvard.
I found a government forum to comment about nuclear energy.
If a site had words on it and a place to comment, I commented.
I started promoting my posts with CommentLuv, using the premium settings to target deep links on my inner pages.
I later learned to use different web URLs for my “home” web address. This works even on non-CommentLuv sites. It’s tricky and sometimes doesn’t work. But when I can, I leave a link to a page and then use a mix of synonymous the anchor text keywords using the @ next to my name. Confused?
My Blog Started Getting More Traffic!
Now I’m terrified that it will start to level off. I’m a commenting junkie. I have dreams of a monkey covered with little ComLuv hearts hanging onto my back while I bang away at a flaming keyboard.
Sure I fooled around with Twitter and Facebook and got some hits. But the “organic” search engine traffic was the main area of growth. Well, that and blog writers where I had commented checking out my links to see if I was legit.
I also got readers coming to get the sweet traffic nectar oozing out of my CommentLuv link juice dispenser. It helped my bounce rate (you have to click to leave a comment).
Bottom line: Commenting is the main technique that launched my blog into the dizzying heights of about 100 hits a day.
Click the graphic above to find SEORush and check your traffic trajectory.
Then buy CommentLuv Premium and start using it. You only have to buy it once and it only stings for a second. If your time is worth something, a paid plugin like CommentLuv is like trading in your hammer for a power nailer.