Increasing website traffic can be done by doing a lot of things, implementing many techniques and strategies, but doing only those that are good optimization efforts can bring the quality traffic to your site. There are also many marketing products that claim to be the best and bring endless lines of traffic, but do not give results as expected.
In the past years, the popularity of blogging and blog commenting has grown tremendously and now is acknowledged to be a great way of bringing lots of traffic to one’s website. Due to this popularity many website owners have found it sensible to use this method to generate traffic and create back links which are good optimization efforts.
You should be using Ryan Deiss’ Authority Codes to do your Google searches to make sure you are getting the most valuable online properties to post your comments and backlinks on. These save a lot of time in and of themselves when you set out to find relevant blog posts. And if you install the Firefox plugin SEO Quake, you can instantly tell the PR of the webpage you will be commenting on. Even so, this while process becomes a huge time suck if you don’t apply one or two more tactics to streamline your efforts.
First off, decide in advance how high of a PageRank you set your floor at. I know a lot of people won’t go below a PR of 5 because they’ve seen the charts showing a relative value of one PR5 backlink to 555 backlinks on pages with PR of 0. I’ll go down to a PR of 3 in my blog commenting efforts if it is a relevant site. Why not?! It takes nothing away from the PR5 and above backlinks I post so it may push me ahead of a site with an equal number of PR5 backlinks that ignored them.
Remember the following tips:
– Place your keyword in the Name field and you will get credit for it as your anchor text.
– Make a relevant comment with absolutely no backlink in it at all.
– Don’t go through and pepper the whole site with similar comments.
– Don’t be afraid to use an interior page as your URL in the Website field of the comment form.
Now let’s make the search part of this much easier with some free Google automation. Set up Google Alerts for each of your keywords using the Authority Codes. I would set the interval of search at daily to begin with, and then adjust as you see the quality of what is returned. You can also then cull the number of the Authority Code strings you have set up as alerts to just the most productive ones or set the less productive strings to a longer interval between searches so you aren’t wasting time on a handful of results.