If you have read any information on building your social marketing profiles and how to create powerful backlinks to your articles — you have no doubt heard that you need to also consistently leave comments on other people’s articles. That is true. But how do you achieve this?
Should you compile a list of your favorite blogs, visit them, and comment on each new article?
Well you could do this but then you would find that you would constantly be submitting comments to the same sites all the time which would be great for those blog owners, but not so much for you. Sure it’s important to build relationships with other writers, and leaving comments will help to achieve this, but it’s also just as important to spread some of that comment love around.
Should you subscribe to blogs that are in your niche, and comment on those articles as they are published?
Again – a nice idea – but it’s also important to get known in lateral niches and areas outside of your immediate niche. Reading articles about how a baker built his cupcake business in one year, may enlighten you about something that you are missing in your business marketing plan.
Should you create a Google Alert on your topic and comment on the articles that you are notified about?
Another good idea, but a better way to consistently add comments to other people’s articles is to comment on every article that you read – naturally. Simple principle I know, but effective.
As you browse other sites looking for information, learning from other like-minded entrepreneurs, reading fun stuff totally out of your niche, reading competitor’s articles — comment on them!
It is the stress-free way of getting a nice cross section of backlinks to your website, while contributing in a natural and real way to the works of other writers. Very good writer’s karma:)
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