In my last post I talked about How To Get More Comments On Your Blog which was a very popular post from all the great comments I recieved, so thanks to all my readers.
One of the tips on my list was to go Blog Hopping, it is a great way to increase traffic to your blog and build up relationships with your readers, which in return encourages them to leave a comment .
Ok so you start to visit a few blogs and after reading their latest post you leave a comment (if the content is good), if they are using CommentLuv which most bloggers do you will get a link back to your blog and hopefully people will visit your blog in return.
I recommend you start with 5 blogs a day to visit and comment on, it should take about 30-45 minutes to read a post and leave a comment on all 5 blogs, as you do this on a regular basis you will get quicker.
In return you will see at least the author visiting your blog and leaving you a comment, some of their readers may also hop over for a visit, as you continue to do this every day you will get more known to the bloggers in your circle. Don’t forget to sign up for a Gravatar, you may have a problem getting your comments approved without one, it is free to sign up so if you do not have one go ahead and sign up today!
How do you keep track of all the blogs you are visiting? for one thing you should sign up for new updates when they post new content, that way you can hop over as soon as they publish a new post, most people post on a regular schedule so you get to know which days they post, but to make sure of this sign up via RSS or to be on their email list.
I have made a folder with the blogs I visit so I have all the information I need ie: their name and blog URL, some people have spreadsheets to keep all the information, it is whatever works best for you. If you just want to use your RSS reader then that is ok, be comfortable whichever way is best for you.
When you have been visiting those 5 blogs a day and feel you can increase it then why not visit 5 of the ones you like and then 1 or 2 new ones to increase your list, the more you visit the more traffic and comments you will receive. Don’t forget to use the share buttons, after you have written your comment share on any of the social sites you prefer Twitter, Facebook, Google + etc again this will help to get new visitors to your blog.
I can understand that for anyone new it can be a little daunting the thought of trying to keep up with all this blog hopping, and some may say to themseves I can’t do this but take it slowly and if you are not comfortable with visiting 5 blogs at first then start with 1 or 2, it is not a race and you need to go at your own pace, build it up over time and the traffic will come.
If you need more help with the subject of Blog Hopping I have a free gift for you, it is called Blog Hopping Queen by Sally Neill, she shares some great content here to help you get more traffic. You can download it by clicking on the link above or from my Free Gifts Page
How do you keep track of all the blogs you visit? do you use any of the tips I have written about here? or do you have any others you would like to share? I would love to hear your views so please leave a comment below.
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