I wanted to share with you the stats that I have gotten from implementing my website marketing strategy that I learned while browsing Adriene Smith’s blog.
I was reading her post My Secret To Blogging Success, and picked up several nuggets that I have been implementing now for 30 days.
While I have not been implementing the entire process that she talks about, I have been using the following marketing strategies to get traffic to my blog.
- Blog commenting
- Forum marketing
- Social bookmarking
- Pinging new posts
I have been focused mostly on pinging content and blog commenting.
I just started using forum marketing towards the end of the month. So I can’t really tell what type of results I have been having with that method.
My Blog Commenting Results In 30 Days
You may have read about my blog commenting strategy that I have been using to comment on sites.
While I am using this method to drive traffic to my site, I have been focused on building relationships as well.
Here are some screenshots from my traffic.
If you notice the number of visitors has increased from my July traffic stats.
I wasn’t consistent on my blog commenting everyday. There were at least 3 days out of the month that I was unable to comment.
How Many Comments I Made During The Month
During the month of August I made 192 comments on blogs.
I was striving to do at least 6 comments per day, however, was unable to reach this goal.
As for forum comments, I did around 100 on the Warrior Forum. I also started using Digital Point Forum and made a total of 21 comments.
The one thing about using the Digital Point Forum is that you have to have at least 3 likes before you can add links in your signature.
I have been fortunate to receive the required three likes.
If you provide good comments and feedback it should not take you very long to receive the 3 likes required.
Must Have Plugin For Commenting
If you have been using blog commenting to begin driving traffic to your site, you may have heard about the Premium CommentLuv plugin. I invested in this plugin when I set up my blog.
Let me tell you, I am very happy that I did. While it may not be the main reason that I have had so many people visit my site.
I have to admit that it does help when people see that I am using this plugin.
I think that it makes people want to leave their comment because they know that they will be getting a link back to their site.
Of course you have to be careful with spammers. But if you have Askimet and G.A.S.P installed, you should not have to worry about getting a bunch of spam.
These two plugins will block out a lot of the spam.
G.A.S.P which stands for Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin, it is an integrated plugin that comes with the Premium Commentluv plugin that will help eliminate 99% of the automated comments from spambots.
You can find out more about how this plugin works by visiting the official Commentluv site.
It really does a fantastic job.
Now this may not seem like a lot, but if you take a look at how the comments appear on the site, you will understand what I mean.
As you can see when you leave a comment using the plugin, a link points back to the last post that you have published.
This means that the more blogs that you leave your comment on that are using this plugin will link back to your blog posts.
Before you know it you will have several links pointing back to your site.
While you may not notice a huge spike in traffic right away, if you continue implementing the blog commenting strategy, you will be surprised at how much of a difference it can make in your traffic.
Of course once I begin implementing other traffic generation strategies into my daily routine, I am sure that I could increase my traffic much more.
I just don’t have a lot of time right now.
Time To Share
Now that I have revealed my website marketing strategy…let me know what you are doing to drive traffic to your site. What other traffic generation methods do you use besides blog commenting?
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