Monday, April 26th, 2010

MySpace and Facebook Blog Commenting (Free Traffic)

Hey guys, I will be sharing with you some free traffic sources that are simple and effective over the next few weeks.

Today we will be focusing on Blog-Commenting.

The simplest way of doing this is using Facebook and Myspace.

MySpace is a great medium because it is full of younger adults who are eager to become an adult; whereas, Facebook is full of adults who are employed and generally have a college education.

You should know your demographic and choose accordingly.

The first step of joining either of these communities is to create an account. The process is simple and takes less than 2 minutes.

Once you have created your account, you can access the creation page, where you can begin to promote yourself and your business on your profile.

For now, let’s skip right to searching for other people’s blogs and commenting on those blogs. I will give you a breakdown on how to do this.

The first step is to search for the different blogs about your business. We will use “surfing” as our example topic.

  1. Start by going to http://blog.myspace.com. You should see the following page:MySpace’s blog search page. From here, you can locate all MySpace blogs through searches.
  2. Search for your niche topic. In the case of my example, I have entered the word “surfing” and then searched for it. MySpace’s engine returned 13,400 results:A sample of some of the profiles that contain surfing blogs.
  3. Move from blog-to-blog until you find one that both receives traffic and is relevant to your particular niche, as well as your goals. In my case, I found a surfing blog that may be worth commenting on occasionally:
  4. Select a blog to comment on.(Some bloggers require you to be there friend before you can comment). If necessary, become the blogger’s friend by sending a friend request.Once they have accepted your friend request, you can begin to comment on their blog.
  5. Be sure and compose a constructive comment that is useful to the blogger and its readers. Under your comment be sure and include a link to your site. (This step is VERY important, as it would be a waste of time if you do not drive traffic back to you).

This is a great method for pointing one way links towards your site and can drive a large number of visitors to your site. Additionally, it has the potential to increase your site’s SERP. This process should be done regularly as it keeps you involved in your niches community. It may be faster and simpler to have the comments written elsewhere, like on Word, and then simply copy and paste them onto the blog page.

In addition to MySpace and Facebook blogs, you can find places to leave comments in Technorati and Yahoo! Blog Directory, you should also consider checking out the various blogs on http://www.squidoo.com and http://hubpages.com/.


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64 Responses

April 26, 2010

W……..T……….F?! Is it 2007? Spamming MySpace? You can’t be serious, Kris?


April 26, 2010

Free traffic is free traffic. That’s the whole point of this. And while spamming myspace and facebook IS old school… it still works and I still get people asking me everyday how to drive free traffic.

90% of the people on this blog want to turn $20 into $20,000 and as a general rule of thumb… This isn’t possible. I made my first $700 online in my first week online using ONLY free traffic sources.

If someone wants to drive free traffic and they aren’t doing this then they suck at marketing.

This is just one of the many free traffic sources that will be blogged about for the series in the next few weeks. I’m telling you… I get asked everyday by people how to drive free traffic to their website. 90% of the people that read the Cashtactics blog are new to the industry and have no money to spend.

If you think this is bad… Wait till I get into auto blogging. <– That’s old school…


April 26, 2010

Great tactic, will going to try it.


April 26, 2010

Haha I love it. Yesterday I saw a fan page I was a fan of…I mean like of… and it had a post that had 500+ comments about a free iPad give away. I posted a link to by Azoogle ipad zip submit. 7 clicks, no submits though lol. Seems worth a shot!


April 27, 2010

I myself am not a big fan using myspace for links, but if your vertical is conducive to those types of pages, then why not go there. It will probably be easier to post on myspace because they are less likely to monitor the site as closely.


April 27, 2010

I think that it is a great idea for the beginners as you said.You need to start somewhere. You should leave comments which make somehow sense.


April 27, 2010

Free traffic is free traffic. This method is old school, and can be a bit time consuming, but I appreciate the post. I show many of my consulting clients similar tactics to increase the traffic to their websites.

blog commenting in general is a solid strategy, and if you can find blogs on websites that have tons of traffic already, then it really is a win-win situation!


April 28, 2010

Hi Randy, thanks for the posting, on MySpace and Facebook Blog Commenting, this is the alternative choices that can make traffic site rose.


April 28, 2010

At the moment i’m trying twitter and its doing the same for me.
Definitely gonna try both too after read your post. Thanks for
sharing with me..


April 29, 2010

Hello Randy, I have tosay that i tried to draw visitors from facebook comments but it doesn’t bring so many. So it not useful in my opinion.


April 29, 2010

But i can try myspace, i haven’t try it so far.


May 1, 2010

I agree, Kris. Can’t be picky with free traffic. Thanks for these guidelines.

Till then,

Jean


May 3, 2010

Some seriously old school link building, but if you’re a one man show it is one way of stoically racking up the links…this is the first time in years I’ve seen someone using Myspace blogs as an example ;-)


May 3, 2010

Great tips and tutorial, I’ve never really thought about doing this but it does make perfect sense. I think I’m going to give it a try and see what happens. I’m on Facebook everyday but never really thought about commenting on some of the blogs, cool.


May 3, 2010

Yea, FB or Myspace blogs never really were of any importance to me either. I’d rarely come across them anyway, unless a close friend or colleague actually pointed one out for me.

Till then,

Jean


May 4, 2010

i prefer using niche forums to social networks. it is more useful for my blog.


May 4, 2010

Yea I am not a big fan of the Social media blogs. I only pay attention to a few people on my list.


May 12, 2010

Both sites are really top social networking sites along with twitter.
If someone start commenting on these, he/she will definitely get huge amount of traffic. But one thing keep in mind that try comment related to nice and don’t ever create spam.


May 16, 2010

Blog commenting is a nice way to interact with people, and a free source of traffic as well. When you provide valuable comment, people will trust you for giving excellent advice or providing quality information. They also might click your link to know more about you because of the trust that you gained.

thanks for the tip here.

Gary David


May 20, 2010

Great way to the traffic for website. thanks for sharing.


May 20, 2010

I dont like myspace. But I can try facebook blog for making better traffic. But As I see some blogs have nofollow tag. Do u wanna write about nofollow tag?


May 20, 2010

I can try it. But Do u know this? What is the difference with nofollow and dofollow?


May 22, 2010

Hmmm really good method for marking one way links towards our site and attract large number of guest to our site. moreover the potential to increase your site’s ranking.


good to know method for marking one way links towards our site and attract large number of guest to our site.


May 29, 2010

I did it.


June 1, 2010

Do you know that they are nofollow? I think no follow ise not usefull. But Im not sure. Can u write a post about dofollow or nofollow?


June 2, 2010

Excellent Posts. I have just recently begun promoting with these types of sites. I think your tips will help me out with it!


I would say genius thought, never i think about same or never read anywhere, i m eager to try out, sure i’ll try.


June 3, 2010

Great idea! You can do it in a way that isnt spammy.


June 7, 2010

Nice Tips. Didn’t think about commenting on the blogs in myspace. That is another tip I am going to have to add to my arsenal!


June 14, 2010

Good idea about leaving comments on Facebook and Myspace to draw some traffic. Will have to give it a try soon.


June 20, 2010

I like blog commenting but contrary to other people, i like it for the purpose of traffic and getting deep into the community, get to know people. So people should stop looking for do-follow blogs but comment on ones that are relevant to their web sites.


July 2, 2010

Thanks for this tip. I’m going to try this. I’d like to use all the free traffic I can get..


July 3, 2010

Not a bad idea Randy – thanks for the heads up! :)


July 5, 2010

I have account in face book but i don’t have one in myspace. Let me see how the commenting helps to drive more traffic.


July 12, 2010

@Sun Storage, please do report back on how your commenting went, and how it helped drive more traffic.

Till then,

Jean


July 15, 2010

Not a bad idea Randy – thanks for the heads up!

Thanks..


July 27, 2010

Thanks for this tip. I’m going to try this. I’d like to use all the free traffic I can get..


July 27, 2010

But i can try myspace, i haven’t try it so far. :/


August 2, 2010

Free traffic is free traffic. That’s the whole point of this ;)


August 3, 2010

then why not go there. It’ll most likely be much easier to post on myspace simply because they are less most likely to monitor the site as closely.


August 3, 2010

I myself am not a huge fan making use of myspace for links, but if your vertical is conducive to those types of pages, then why not go there. It will likely be less difficult to post on myspace mainly because they are less most likely to keep track of the internet site as closely.


August 3, 2010

I myself am not a major fan utilizing myspace for links, but if your vertical is conducive to those types of pages, then why not go there. It will likely be simpler to post on myspace due to the fact they may be much less most likely to monitor the site as closely.


August 3, 2010

I think that it is a wonderful believed for that beginners as you stated.You ought to commence somewhere. You should leave comments which make somehow sense.


August 3, 2010

I think that it’s a fantastic believed for that beginners as you pointed out.You ought to commence somewhere.


August 3, 2010

Some very interesting stats there, for certain. It is certainly excellent to find out an enhance in most optimistic elements of social media, that as well in older age groups and not just the young as one particular would expect


August 3, 2010

I like weblog commenting but contrary to other persons, i like it for the reason of visitors and obtaining deep into the community, get to learn people. So folks should stop seeking for do-follow blogs but comment on ones which can be relevant to their web web-sites.


August 3, 2010

I like blog commenting but contrary to other persons, i like it for the goal of targeted visitors and acquiring deep into the community, get to find out folks. So folks must quit looking for do-follow blogs but comment on ones which are appropriate to their web websites.


August 3, 2010

Great tips. I have done plenty of blog commenting, but I had not thought of specifically targeting myspace or facebook blogs. It’s just another way to get your site/brand in front of more people.


August 5, 2010

I never heard of these blogs before, Im sure its a great way to get free traffic especially if you comment on blogs related to your niche. Thanks for sharing this with us.


August 6, 2010

It will probably be easier to post on myspace because they are less likely to monitor the site as closely. It’s just another way to get your site/brand in front of more people.


August 9, 2010

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Great work! It’s impressive to read your blog.The information among your site is exactly fantastic, and your blog design is Simple nice.So great job!


Both are awesome social networking sites and traffic from these can make the difference. I like blog commenting but contrary to other persons, i like it for the goal of targeted visitors and acquiring deep into the community, get to find out folks.


August 12, 2010

I hadn’t really thought about blog commenting on Facebook and Myspace but it’s time I started, it seems like. I think I’ll start with Facebook because it seems to be a lot more popular than Myspace at the moment.


August 15, 2010

As long as a comment is on topic and helpful, I don’t see how it can be seen as “spam”. It is really great, when you post and then manage to start a discussion. Blog commenting, Myspace, Facebook etc., is all about adding value.


August 19, 2010

Great Post..Thanks for sharing this nice post..it Really worth able post..I Really enjoy a lot..Thanks for sharing this nice post..Keep sharing…


August 19, 2010

interesting? How much more effective is this than other commenting on blogs. I didn’t think you could get that much juice from myspace.


August 20, 2010

Yea, but Facebook has a lot more potential. Their hits surpass Google too, lately. On the contrary, Myspace is slowly fading away.


September 8, 2010

Thanks for the tip I’m going to try it.


September 14, 2010

Excellent idea, to direct your commenting on targeted social webs, but how would you know if these blogs are no-follow?


October 27, 2010

Excellent idea about leaving commenton the log. really helpful.


November 18, 2010
Sammy

nice idea! thanx


November 18, 2010
Sammy

And another tip: css galleries nice traffic booster!


December 30, 2010

Placing blog comments is a good way to really let the word out about you and your site. :) That’s also free traffic I should say. But there are some concerns about it in terms of link building.

Questions like, how would you go about doing Myspace, FB and blog commenting as link building? Do you only select do follow ones? Those only with on-topic and or related niche sites/blogs? This is interesting to know isn’t it? Especially if you really want to get some good amount of exposure for your online business.

We’ve done some testing and found that this is not the case. Google doesn’t seem to impose a penalty on sites with links coming from off topic sites. In their eyes, the more links the better, regardless of whether those links come from relevant sites or not.

With that said, I think you need to try and get into the mind of Google a little, and imagine what could happen in the future. It makes sense that links coming from relevant, on topic sites (aside from Myspace and Facebook) will carry more weight than those that don’t . In the future, it’s likely that when websites have links from relevant websites, they’ll be pushed higher in the rankings.

Cheers,
Dave