If you have been following ShoutMeLoud for a while, you would always notice many regular faces in commenting form. These are our regular commentator, and some of them are active shouter too. When I started SML back in 2008, I started with the aim of making it an engaging blog, and getting lots of genuine comments. One thing which I learned, lots of traffic doesn’t mean that you will get lots of comment, you will be getting comment when you follow these tips.
Now the thing is , how do I approach or how do I make one time reader a regular reader on my blog. If you notice despite of being a tech niche blog, I write extensively on Blogging, Making money online and webhosting reviews.
Remember my previous post on
How commenting can help you get 1000+ feed subscriber in few days. I work on that issue most of the time. but there is a catch, suppose I’m writing on technology post, and my front page is full of posts related to technology and I’m commenting on a make money online blog or a blog which right extensively on Blogging tips. He might not be comfortable putting his valuable addition via comment.
What my strategy is , when I write posts related to Blogging. I add comments on Blogs related to Blogging. Either be it Problogger blog or any less traffic blog but related to niche my latest post topic. My aim is to get as many readers as possible from Blogging Niche.
Update: Now in 2013, I mostly focus on topics related to online marketing, so I usually comment on blogs related to Social media, SEO, Blogging and online marketing.
Same strategy I use for technology and make money online posts. Now the thing is if you are showing them only one post related to Blogging, that might put them off and they will hit back and increase your bounce rate.
Remember my post on why round up of blog post is important for Bloggers, I try to interlink with one such post or interlink with related post at the beginning or at the end of post. This helps me to retain new readers and make them a loyal readers. The same job is accomplished by related post and linkwithin widget. So in case if you comment on some blog regularly, also try to get new readers by commenting on other related blog in your niche.
Do let me know if you feel this strategy might be helpful or this may not work. Any insight or view will be appreciated.