Visiting other blogs and leaving comments can be a good marketing strategy, and a free one at that. It does take time, so you may want to schedule some time to do this each day or each week.
When looking for other blogs to visit, look for ones that are related to your niche. For example, if you’re in the dog training niche, find some blogs that are related to dogs. If you can find some specific to dog training, even better. Just make sure you are visiting blogs that have the same basic target market.
Leave A Comment That Gets Noticed
When leaving a comment, there are some simple guidelines to follow:
- Make a helpful comment. Offer some valuable tip or insight that isn’t already stated in the blog post. Don’t just say “good post” and leave. Add something of value to the discussion in your comment.
- Don’t self promote. You will be able to include a link back to your blog in the signature, so don’t try putting one in the comment portion. It will most likely get deleted anyway, and even if it doesn’t, it’s just in poor taste to do so. If you are leaving valuable information in your comments, people will probably click through your name to see more from you.
- And, please, do read their post before commenting!
When the blog owner and other visitors see you adding value to the conversation, they will respect you and be glad to have you there. You may even be able to get some guest blog opportunities from the blog owner.
How to Make the Time
It takes time to visit other blogs, read their posts, and leave a comment. It’s a good idea to schedule in 15-30 minutes a day/week to visit other blogs and comment. That way, you keep a consistent strategy going for driving more traffic to your own blog without spending too much time on it.
When planning your marketing, you need to find some strategies that prove effective and that you can do on a consistent basis. Set up a weekly schedule where you plan activities that have brought results in the past.
It could look something like this.
- Mondays – write a guest blog post and submit it to the appropriate blog.
- Tuesday – secure next week’s guest blog post opportunity
- Wednesday – visit other blogs and comment (spend 15 minutes)
- Every day – spend 5 minutes on Twitter and Facebook each, connecting with your market
- Friday – visit other blogs and comment (15 minutes)
That is just a rough plan, but you get the idea. Make it work for you. Plan out the activities that you feel are worth your time and schedule them weekly.
What’s On Your Blog Marketing Schedule?
In the comments below, share what you’re doing this week to promote your blog.