More Secrets From A PROBLOGGER Who Reveals How You Can Get A Lot of Blog Comments

Did you know that there was a second e-book which John Chow released along with the Ultimate Blog Profit Model? He explained that it was something  which was meant to go out with his Standout Comments plugin but it didn’t. So those who opted in to receive the profit model report will get it shortly.

When he wrote about it I actually missed it, so upon receipt of the new report I was utterly surprised. It’s called The Secrets to Getting Blog Comments and the only way you can get it is if you opt-in. If you didn’t read the update as I did, it’s kind of like an unannounced bonus for being a subscriber. :)

cover of John Chow's Secret to Getting Blog CommentsTo begin with, I thought it was going to be something that was rehashed but look at who we’re talking about, it’s John Chow! He doesn’t do that. He gives you something and really delivers it going into details about the process which shows he is the professional that he is. Then you ask for more. I can’t believe I’m buying into it but I am.

You see I was so shocked at what I learned I felt it was necessary to share it with you. Plus, I’m building up the momentum to review John’s latest book, Make Money Online which will be coming to my doorstep any day now. So for today, I hope you pick up something new with blog commenting as you read through this post.

The Nature of a Blog’s Life

We all know that blogging doesn’t start off as a conversation. It only begins when we invite readers or entice them in some way. So the beginning stages which was often zero is pretty much a reality.

John states that blogging is a two way street. If you’re blogging daily but you’re not getting at least one comment, new readers are going to look at it as a bad impression.

Comments on a blog are a better sign of activity than how often a blog is updated. A blog can have multiple posts per day but if there are no comments in any of them, a reader will question if anyone reads the blog. (p. 4)

Here’s where John gives you his logic with the online community. He depicts a visual about shops in a mall. You have the ones with customers and the ones without. Why is that? John explains that the world is full of followers and notenough leaders. No one wants to go into a store until someone else enters it first.

Do you go into a shop for it’s traffic as well? Whatever it is, life outside is the same as life online. There are many followers and when they see at least one taking action, the rest follows. The point is someone has to make the first comment. To emphasize this, you have to do something John calls seeding.

If you want people to comment on your blog, then it’s important to make your blog look active. Sometimes, this mean you will have to seed the blog with your own using an alias name. (p. 6)

I had to stop right there for a moment and think about what commenting on blogs really meant. This is similar to being in a flash mob who performs a random act. So it kind of made the process of looking at blogging differently. In fact, it raises the question whether the comments that have been apart of the commenting process I’ve seen are actually genuine.

While there’s this feeling of unethical practice happening, that’s going to be determined by each individual’s own belief. However, my skin is too thin to attempt this strategy for now so let’s move on to next suggestion.

Creating a Comment Group

When you’re apart of a blogging community, it has it’s advantages. So back when I opted in to Katie Freiling’s network and reviewed how her tribe worked, she was introducing us to her new program The Unified Tribe. It actually brought forth the exact same idea John presented here ONLY the group itself is an essential part of the program.

You see, that’s how everyone goes up and whenever there’s something new, your tribe helps you promote it until you’ve got a grip on your flight. This is especially helpful if you’re a beginner in the online blogging community. Also your endeavors are covered at least 99% this way. The other 1% requires that you write content.

Cool huh? It makes blogging an asset rather than a risk from this perspective.

You might also want to consider that there are also some communities who are willing to digg, stumbleupon or tweet your posts. Some of these directories include Blog Engage, Blog Catalog, MyBlogLog and so on. It’s a great way to increase your blogging experience and also build a following without investing so much as a penny on the dollar.

Keep in mind, as a beginner, one of the first few people you might want to consider towards your new posts is your family members. It then goes to your friends. This helps get rid of the indecision for new commentators who won’t have to think about whether they should or should not react as well.

When your blog becomes really big, you won’t have this problem because everyone will want to be the first commentator. Until then, you got to seed. p. 8

Comment and Get This!

If you haven’t noticed how John waves a flag in your face to lure you into getting an iPad or something similar lately, know that it’s a well-known method which is meant to increase blog commenting. It’s actually works. Incentives are one of the best way to reward your audience for a purpose. John calls this buying your comments.

Everyday, contests and giveaways are being held. With products ranging from meager coupons to actual products, visitors who pass by each day will want to be stimulated in some way. Thus, if you bought something that’s currently popular by demand, perhaps planning a giveaway might boost your comments. Just tell them to leave a comment or some actionable steps to take. They’ll do it!

I’ve often see commentators try their best from these posts. The creativity which comes through can be outright unthinkable. So it’s a very progressive method indeed.

What would you do for an iPad? :)

My initial post on John Chow stated my reasons. So I won’t reiterate it here but I want an iPad as well. It started with my comment on John’s blog. I wanted to make an impression and I did that by stating the steps I’ll take towards building my reasons. Then I went with it to prove that I’m serious.

Whether you see it or not, your efforts will eventually be traced back to see if you’ve participated in any of the discussions the blogger presented. Thus, everybody likes it when they give away something that also gives them back considerable value. It’s a win-win for both and that leads me into the next part of the commenting process – leaving comments on other blogs.

Standing Out

As important as it is to get comments on your blog, it’s also crucial to do the same outside of it. Here are some suggestions John gives:

  • be the first to comment on blogs
  • go after the big blogs and try to be the first 10
  • look for blogs with top commentators list

You’ll notice that timing when posts are published and when you post can benefit you in FREE publicity as well. With the bigger blogs, getting the attention of the blogger is possible through making an impression on them in the first few posts. For the smaller blogs, being the first to comment again and again actually has it’s benefits. If they have the top commentators list widget activated, this gives back more visibility for your blog.

It’s also quite possible that when you go around commenting, you’ll notice active bloggers love to give link juice to one another. This can be done through some tools which can help power up your blog’s backbone to give and get back as well. They are:

  • Standout Comments plugin (Jim Vesting offers a FREE alternative)
  • Show Top Commentators plugin
  • CommentLuv plugin
  • DoFollow plugin

With these plugins in place, you’re going to attract a lot more commentators who are looking to spread and get a little love to and back from you. So enabling your blog to dofollow is one of the best options for displaying your interest with connecting with your visitors on a personal level.

Finally, John suggests you leave the negative comments on your blog. These are signs of engagement. While they may seem bad at first, keep in mind you’re getting traffic. That’s the point. Look at it from an advantageous view and you’ll see that sometimes you can’t please everybody. The science of the process is what helps you keep the towards business.

Throughout the years, I’ve noticed a lot of the comments on John’s blog presented themselves this way. And he seems to take criticism pretty well so I can’t blame the guy for making lemonades out of lemons. That’s just the way the business works.

You got to keep up with a system which has proven itself that there are actual success. Thus, John knows enough to leave the emotions out of the table when it comes to business. It’s the only way to truly see how you can advance your business up a notch.

The Bright Side

Just like the Ultimate Blog Profit Model, John overdelivers when he gives you a BONUS chapter with each of his material. In this section you get to see another side in him. It’s something I’m not use to seeing but John is a marketer by trade so when he has something to say, it can be quite interesting if you’re into how ideas come into action.

So what did I learn about John’s strategies for getting blog comments?

Here’s the overall process:

  1. If there’s no comments on your post, do the first yourself with an alias.
  2. Get your family to make the first comment, if not your friends.
  3. Join a comment group and share each other’s stories.
  4. Provide an incentive for readers to comment – start a giveaway!
  5. Build relationships outside of your blog by commenting on others.
  6. Start with the big blogs and be among the first 10 commentators.
  7. Find small blogs with top commentators list and try to make a spot.
  8. Give and get link juice by installing the required plugins.
  9. Embrace negative comments, they give you more traffic.
  10. Overdeliver. Rinse and repeat!

This is a simple process which we can all take actionable steps on. I’ve picked up a few strategies which I’ll implement and with a proven process in place, I’ll just have to do my part and find more ways to seed the comments towards my blog.

Pick up The Secrets to Getting Blog Comments by John Chow. Just opt-in to get his Ultimate Blog Profit Model report and it’ll be delivered to your inbox soon. Read in depth how you can apply some these strategies into getting the most out of your blog commenting system efforts.

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