This is just a conclusion of my previous post on blog commenting and traffic, as i said on that post, i will have to tell you my own believe on the topic based on the response i got from you guys. That post really raised a very interesting discussion both here on my blog and on Facebook, and I’m happy the way it all went. At least, we were able to find an answer to that one million dollar question :).
However, i will make this post as short as possible so, lets get to the gist :). In my humble opinion and in a very concise manner, the number of comments a blog gets per post cannot be used to judge the number of visitors it gets. There are so many factors to look at and my friends Adrienne, Harleena, Tim and Enstine explained it really well on their comments, take a look :)..
Now, if you ask me, i will tell you that the number of comments a blog gets does not equate to traffic. Just like Adrienne said, we all have our various desires and goals and that’s exactly what we should be aiming for right? Now, people like John Chow, Darren Rowse and Brian Clack are not really aiming for their readers comments yet, they are still getting enough traffic, i guess its because they’ve build up their brands, they’ve made the name and its now clearing the roads for them.
The truth is that they all started the same way we started, they once did exactly what we’re doing now before getting to where they are right now. The thing is that, if you’re good in engaging with your readers, they will now like to be commenting on your posts but, believe it or not, the number of traffic those big bucks are getting now would have been higher if they’re engaging with their readers, true or false?
That is to say that those engagements and relationship with your readers really matters a lot and if you can be doing it just the way Adrienne and many other bloggers out there are doing it then, it will also boost your traffic because those comments will serve as a social proof that people are really interacting and enjoying what you’re doing. And, another important thing is to ensure that you always write top notch contents so as to keep your readers coming.
Personally, i don’t visit those big blogs always, i only checks them out when I’m looking for a particular thing which i think will be there.
But, i always like visiting blogs where i can easily interact with the owner and then, build relationship with him instead of going where i will not even be noticed, and I’m sure a lot of other people does that too. You know, blog commenting has many benefits for both the commenter and the blog owner. Check out this short video by Darren Rowse…
Finally, no matter how big your blog is, if you’re not building relationship and engaging with your readers, you’re still missing something and i really advice you start doing so now. And, remember that the number of comments a blog gets cannot be used to judge the number of visitors it receives. But, comments do serve as a social proof
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Enjoy your weekend :).
BTW: I was interviewed by Anis Chity at Emitez.com. That was my first interview since i started blogging and, if you’ve not read it, i will like you to check it out by clicking here, I’m sure you will learn one or two things and you will also hear somethings about me which I’ve not told you before.
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