Here at Performancing.com, we have covered a variety of different angles in which comments you leave on blog posts can help drive traffic back to your own blog. For some, this information and technique has become redundant but I thought I would share an experience which clearly illustrates why this is good, sound advice.
Lifehacker.com, an extremely popular blog focused on tips, tricks, and techniques in which to improve productivity published a post on staying awake at work or school. The summary of the post linked to an article which provided tips on how to stay awake while also inviting those who comment to share their own techniques.
A few days prior to Lifehacker publishing their post, I had published a post on my own blog highlighting a funny video which described how to look awake. I published the video thanks to its comedic nature.
As I’m browsing through my FeedReader on January 28th, 2008 I notice the stay awake post published on Lifehacker. When I saw that post, I immediately thought of the video I had published and decided to link to it in the comments. It’s a good thing I did as the end result was a massive spike in traffic.
My comment on the Lifehacker article ended up being the sixth comment published. The comment was nothing more than a relevant piece of text with a link back to my article.
The comment was highly relevant to the article and while I didn’t provide a paragraph or two of text, I was able to easily publish a link to my own blog thanks to its relation to the article. This single comment provided a huge spike of traffic for that specific article on my blog. I’m not sure if I gained any new subscribers from the post but it has been one of the most successful comments I have ever made.
Have you ever had a similar experience? Have you made a comment on a blog post which gained you a ton of traffic? If so, let us know about it in the comments.