Recently, my Alexa ranking dropped terribly because some of the traffic generating site. If no action taken, then, my Alexa traffic ranking can go below 3million (Currently weekly ranking 2.5million) or worst. There are many who don’t bother about Alexa, I really hope our advertisers too. But, most of our advertisers still refer Alexa to value our blog traffic.
So, even if you are getting 500 to 1,000 visits a day and your Alexa showing below 3 million ranking, it is going to be a tough time to find advertisers to place an ad on your blog. Before things get worse, we need to do something about it. So, I go backward to commenting method. It is just I couldn’t let go other existing traffic generating methods, but just will be adding commenting attitude to it.
We are not going to post comment on all the blogs everyday, because this might hurt our blog popularity also. The blogger might ignore our comment. So, I try to leave comment on the blogs and post that I like or know only. I dare not to comment on the post that I don’t really know.
- I don’t follow up Obama & Hillary match. So, I dare not to post any comment on posts about this.
- I am not a computer or techie or gadget whiz. So, I dare not to comment on those posts either.
I choose the posts title that is common, will read full post before commenting. Plus, make sure don’t write general comments like:
- Nice blog (Avoid)
- Nice layout and nice design (Avoid)
- Just dropping by (Avoid)
I did this before and trust me, it is not the way we can get the traffic. We need to give some contructive comments regarding the post made. This can take attention of the blogger and have higher chance that the blogger will click on our blog and leave a comment too. Always try to give your sincere comments, make sure it is not too long or not too short. Keep it simple and average.
Now, I want to share on the wordrpress widget (tools) to make commenting easier.
One of the famous spam comment blocker. It works well for me.
2. Subscribe to Comment
Give option to subscribe to comments follow up. This can give your commentators to follow-up the comments on certain posts. This can draw the same visitor to come again, because every time new comment posted, he will receive notification.
3. Show recent commentators (by default in WordPress design plugin)
This is ranking system which your visitors can cast a vote on your blog posts and comments from your blog post. This embedded with image displayed so, you don’t need any gravatar or avatar installed if you already have SezWho plugin.
5. Top Commentators Widget
Shows top commentators widget on main page. This is to encourage your visitors to comment more on your blog. This gives free one way link to their site.
6. Comment Relish
Thank you message for your new commentators. It is a one time message only for your new commentator.
Adds captcha in your comments. This can reduce number of spam comments. I prefer not to use it yet. Need some time configure it.
Show your commentators last post title and link. The owner runs in his own server and admits that it might slow the load time. Prefer not to use yet.
9. Better Comments Management
It enables us to reply the comment from admin panel without going to the site. Can safe a lot of our time, if we are looking into replying our commentators comments.
I could only find 9 plugins that is very useful and helpful for me. This is the tools needed to increase our blog comment counts. If you have any good or other recommendations, please feel free to share it with me.
10. Comment Email Responder
Most of the time, when we reply our blog comments, we need to send the email separately to the commentator who does not subscribe to the comments. This plugin saves our time of doing double job here. The administration panel comment reply will send an email to the commentator for their comments reply by you.