I first learned about Bog Hopping when I took Alex Jeffreys course “Forward To Marketing”.
Sally Neill did most of Alex’s tutorials and Sally is the Blog Hopping Queen. It was great learning from a PRO.
What Is Blog Hopping?
Blog hopping is basically visiting other peoples blogs, reading posts and leaving comments on those posts.
The comments need to have some thought put into them. They should add value to the post that they accompany.
- “This is a great post”
- “You are doing a great job, keep it up”
- “I always learn from all of you posts. Keep up the good work”
- “Your blog is one of the best there is. I will bookmark it”
These types of comments are not constructive and do not add value to any post that they accompany. Comments like the ones I have listed above are considered spam by most bloggers and will most likely never appear in the list of comments.
I went through my comments and randomly chose several that were good. The length really does not have a lot to do with the quality of the comment. A couple of these are longer and the others are shorter. They are all relevant to the post that I took them off of and add value to that post.
There are many more good comments out there that I could have chosen. These were just the first few I came across.
If you are not sure just how to write a good comment go and read comments on my blog or any of the blogs commenting on my blog and you will find many great examples of really good comments.
Why Should Anyone Blog Hop?
Blog hopping is a great way promote your own blog and get traffic to it. When you go and comment on someone else’s blog several things will happen.
You Get A Link Back To Your Blog
If the blog you comment on is a “do follow” blog then you will get a back link back to your blog.
Just a quick comment on “do follow” blogs. It is great to go to ”do follow” blogs because you get a backlink but, I never look to see if the blog that I am commenting on is ”do follow“. Commenting on ”nofollow” blogs is beneficial as well because it still gets your blog good exposure.
I would recommend that you make your blog a ”do follow” blog to give your commenters a gift for commenting on your blog.
You Will Receive Comments On Your Blog
When you comment on someone else’s blog that blogger will most always reciprocate. They will come to your blog and comment.
These comments will build a reputation for your blog. The comments also add content to your blog. If you write a post and get 20 to 30 comments on the post, the comments will double or triple your content. The comment content is coming from external sources which means that your blog is getting the attention of other people.
Search engines and Alexa love new content that is original. The more comments you get the better your site will do in the search engines and on Alexa.
How To Get Started Blog Hopping
When I started blog hopping I knew very little about it. I had listened to Sally’s tutorial on it and thought it was a great idea. I am sure she gave us all the information that we needed but everything was new and I was overwhelmed with information.
I started out blog hopping just like everyone else, just doing it.
Where Can You Find Blogs To Comment On
Go to a blog in your niche that has lots of comments and start clicking on the links for the blogs of other commenters. This will take you to new blogs that you can comment on. Then click on some of the links in that blog and you will go to another blog. The process is endless and you will find hundreds of blogs
Go to a Blog directory for your niche. There will be lots of blogs that you can comment on.
How To Learn How To Write Comments
I went multiple blogs and just read comments when I first started. By doing this you get to know the blogger and their commenters as well as learn how to write a comment by observing how others are doing it.
Other Advantages To Blog Hopping
I have never learned so much as when I started blog hopping. I learn something from every post I go to. I actually have to limit my time on posts when I am blog hopping because I find myself so immersed in each post that it can take me an hour just to read a post and write a comment by the time I have tried everything taught in the post. I have started marking posts and going back later to try out what is being taught.
DO NOT FORGET
- Reply to every comment on your blog post.
- Reciprocate — go to the blog of each commenter and comment on one of their posts.
- Give your fellow bloggers a token when they comment by making your blog a “do follow“ blog.
Results Of Blog Hopping
- Your blog will attract lots of attention.
- The search engines will like your blog.
- Your Alexa ranking will get better and better.
- You will start getting more and more traffic to your blog.
If Traffic Is What You Want — Blog Hopping Is The Way To Get It
If you are one of those people that just goes around leaving spammy comments on blogs trying to get traffic to your blog, stop leaving those comments and learn to blog hop. You will be pleasantly pleased with the results.
Let Me Know What You Think
Do you blog hop? Do you think that blog hopping gets results? Would you recommend blog hopping to someone new to blogging or someone who has a blog that they are trying to get traffic to? Leave me a comment and give your opinion of Blog Hopping.
If you are new to blogging and would like to take a course that teaches you everything about Blogging check out Sally Neill’s own course Learn With Sally. It bsp;is one of the best courses I have ever seen or participated in.