For years, industrious bloggers have scoured the Internet for active and engaged blog commenting communities as a way to generate more traffic to their own website.

This is exactly what I did when I first started out as a blogger… I regularly visited the blogs of thought-leaders I respected, who also had very engaged audiences, Marcus Sheridan, Mark Schaefer, Ana Hoffman, Danny Brown and many others. For more than two years, I spent almost every morning on these blogs, reading, engaging and commenting.





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Written by tiroberts
2064 days ago

People help companies grow. Great tips on employee development.



Written by tcamba
2593 days ago

Ryan, Google plus is definitely a revolutionary network but I do believe the old fashioned way of blog commenting would never ever die.



Written by tiroberts
2593 days ago

Indeed a fantastic post/video, Ryan.

I agree with your points about Google+ plus being a great place to engage in authentic conversations and add value to your audience. However, I don't think that Google+'s new embedded post feature will completely wipe out blog commenting. In fact, I've recently published an in-depth tutorial about how to effectively comment for increased traffic and building relationships.

Like you, blog commenting has played a major part in helping me build my brand, exposure and traffic. I've built several strong relationships through blog commenting with top bloggers like Ana Hoffman, Lisa Irby and Ileane Smith. Plus, blog commenting and the relationships I've built through them was instrumental in helping me reach 19,000+ blog visitors in my first 3 months.

I agree that Google plus is a revolutionary social network. I actually prefer it over Facebook as it's not as tainted and still has an intimate community feel to it, which I love.

I believe that I will try your suggestions in regards to the embedded Google+ posts. Possibly run a case study of sorts to see the impact it has on my traffic and overall brand promotion as opposed to blog comments.

I appreciate you taking the time to share your insights and perspective on this. It's been a while since I've dropped by your blog and I'm glad to see that you're still creating such value content for your readers.

I'll be sure to share this with my social circle and with the BizSugar community as well. Look forward to connecting more with you soon. :)

Ti



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