Blog Networking

Most of my post have been following my progress on the Partnership to Success course and other things that I have picked up along the way or previous to that to help with getting starting in Internet Marketing and having the right mind set.

Today I wanted to write about blog networking as this is a very good way to get traffic and backlinks without having to spend a penny.

Now once you have your blog up and running and you’ve got your header in place, and you have a created a few posts you want to start monetizing your blog and start driving traffic to it in order to get visitors and have people comment on your blog posts. Once it is monetized you can then start making money from the blog, but in order the make money you need traffic and offers or ads on your blog. So I’ll be covering these things over my next couple of posts. In fact driving traffic will be an on-going theme I will cover. As the more traffic methods I learn the better and will then be able create posts letting people which work and which don’t.

Blog networking – this is good to build a following and create backlinks to your site which help with SEO and building traffic.

Building a collection of followers is the main point behind blog networking or blog hopping. If you are providing good content and valuable information in your niche, you will find that the people who do discover your blog, will follow you and look forward to reading your comments as you are giving them something of value, that helps them and will keep them coming back. This can also lead them to discussing your blog in other forums and on other blogs which will in turn lead to more traffic.

Now be careful of spammers, spammers leave pointless, brief comments that are of no value other than establishing cheap backlinks to their site. But this works both ways, as the other side of blog networking is about you visiting other people’s blogs in your niche s and commenting on posts. But if you do this, make sure you leave valuable and insightful comments that relate to the post, as this will draw readers of that blog and the blog owner to visit your blog, therefore creating more traffic to your blog. When you leave your comment, also finish it with your signature consisting of your name and website as this builds backlinks to your website which helps with SEO.
So by blog networking frequently you will see a number of benefits;

1) You can find out new topics or trends in your niche that you may not have known about.
2) You get to see different styles of writing and presenting information on blogs that you can use.
3) It provides backlinks to your blog which helps with SEO.
4) Leaving valuable comments will draw other readers to your blog increasing traffic.
5) Build and a following of likeminded people to share information with and learn from.

Until next time

Dominic

10 Comments

  • Richard G M Taylor

    Reply Reply April 18, 2014

    Hi Dominic, nice to see you back again…nice post. I wanted to send you a private message but I cannot see a ‘contact me’ link on your blog.

    Richard
    http://richardgmtaylor.com

  • dominiclockett

    Reply Reply April 18, 2014

    Hi Richard,

    I’ll create the contact page now, thanks for heads up. I actually hadn’t thought about that.

    In the meantime please feel to send me a private message to dominiclockett@hotmail.com you’ve made me very curios now :-)

    Dominic

  • Paul Wallace

    Reply Reply April 18, 2014

    Hi Dominic,

    Thanks for sharing this post as it has made me think more about Backlinks, are you saying that by having your blog address in the signature, it gives you the backlink only; as I was kind of hoping when you leave your comment (as you have to put up the site name) this would work? I am not sure myself and maybe it could be a discussion point to confirm via Facebook?

    Anyway, for good practice for now, I will include it in the signature.

    Thanks

    Regards

    Paul Wallace
    http://www.paulwallaceblog.com

    • dominiclockett

      Reply Reply April 28, 2014

      Hi Paul,

      From what I’ve read on writing articles you should always put the site that you want the backlink to in your signature. The point of a backlink is that it is a link from one site that leads back to your site.

      This maybe different with blog commenting as on many blogs, it does ask for you to fill in your own website before submitting your comment, but this is only visible to the blog owner. So whether that counts as a backlink I’m not 100% sure of, but having it your signature does.

      Also aside from creating the backlink to your site, it allows anyone reading your comment to be able to quickly view your site, and if your comment is interesting and of value, most people who read it will more than likely click on the link to see what you write on your own blog. Without it they dont have that option.

      Thanks

      Dominic

      • Richard G M Taylor

        Reply Reply April 28, 2014

        Referring to Paul’s comment, that why I always put my blog URL after my name when making a comment. Although people can click on my name above the post to get to my blog, I think many do not know that and the link under my name makes it easy for them anyway.

        Richard
        http://richardgmtaylor.com

  • Elaine Summers

    Reply Reply April 21, 2014

    Hi Dominic
    Great article, always looking to find ways of getting the blog out into the world. Sometimes it can feel that you are writing to yourself. Looking forward to reading further posts from you in regards to which traffic generators work for you.
    Cheers
    Elaine

  • Sky Nealon

    Reply Reply April 23, 2014

    Hi Dominic

    It’s most wonderful to see a new blog post and indeed blog networking is a great way to find new ideas and content for one’s own personal blog as well keeping up with the latest trends, fads and hot topics in the world. Above all, like you mentioned it’s helps to create back links to your own blog thus creating more traffic and hopefully generate a loyal base of fans and subscribers who will become future prospects and customers.

    Kind regards
    Sky

  • Dave Thomas

    Reply Reply April 27, 2014

    Dominic

    I love the task I’ve set myself of trying to add comments on up to at least 5 current blogs a day. I enjoy reading other people’s blogs as I’m forever learning new things from other people’s experiences. In fact I read today about the “CommentLuv” plug in and its use!

    I even look at the possibility of using some other people’s blog headings as the basis of a posting on my own page (without stealing their content of course) as in many cases we all have our own opinions on many of the topics!

    The creation of back links is a great bonus as well and well worth the work involved in commenting!

    DaveT

  • Pauline

    Reply Reply June 1, 2014

    Hi Dominic
    This is a very interesting post which made me think. I have never thought about putting my web address after my name when posting comments. Thinking about it it is a superb idea which I shall adopt from now on.

    Thank you
    Pauline
    http://pauline-harris.com

    • dominiclockett

      Reply Reply June 3, 2014

      Thanks Pauline :-)

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