I can’t believe it’s already March! It seems like it was just yesterday when I announced the new case study but it’s been over a month now.
We have made some good progress in the last month, too.
That includes the first few sales on Amazon – the sales are meager but it’s great to see that the plan is working already.
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Let’s get to the link building and it’s very old school…
I know what you’re thinking, “Blog commenting is so 2008.”
I still like blog commenting a lot because it works. Keep in mind that I am talking about real, manual blog comments on real, active blogs.
The result is that you build relationships with the bloggers in the niche and you get a backlink in the process.
The backlink is typically a no-follow link and that is just fine. A no-follow link is part of a normal backlink profile.
And, blog comments are a natural part of a backlink profile.
Let’s check out some of the backlinks that have stuck. Here is a screenshot from ahrefs.com.
The important part is traffic. Here is the snapshot over the last two weeks.
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About two weeks ago, my wife and I started the blog commenting campaign. My interest was re-kindled after a coaching student of mine was really getting awesome results from blog commenting. (Good Job, Dave!)
Dave followed my advice of doing 5 to 10 comments per day for 30 days. Sure, he may have missed a few days here and there but after 30 days it adds up!
The traffic to Dave’s site went from 1-2 per day to 10, then 20, then 30 or more. That’s a big deal considering Dave bought his domain just around the New Year.
My wife and I have been doing about 10 to 25 comments per day since February 17th. I think we may have missed a day here or there but again. It does add up over time.
The ahrefs chart above shows over 300 backlinks but the metric that I track is referring domains. That reflects the number of backlinks that matter in my opinion.
You can see about 38 referring domains so our campaign has been pretty successful so far. Some of the traffic is from the actual blogger checking out our site but that isn’t super helpful or targeted.
However, it’s great to have a lot of different websites link to your niche site.
We will keep going with the plan of 10 to 25 comments per day for at least another two weeks. There is a very good chance that we will keep it up for even longer.
It’s a tedious process, and one that most niche site owners won’t do. That makes it a clear differentiator in the Google rankings.
When we move to steps 2 and 3 for link building, these blog comments will be the perfect foundation for pushing this site up in the rankings. (Step 2 is the Platinum Package from The HOTH & Step 3 is PBN Links.)
What do you think of blog comments? Are they still effective in your opinion?