This is a no-brainer and 99.9% of bloggers knows that the three major ways of generating traffic and backlinks (which i call traflink) to a blog is Guest blogging, blog commenting and social media. Though we’ll be talking about Guest blogging and blog commenting, let’s put social media aside for now. If your’re in a hurry then you can check out my social media strategies to promote your blog post. I don’t think there’s a need for me to give the definition of guest blogging and blog commenting, we all know it right?
Guest Blogging vs Blog Commenting which is better?
If a guest blogger submits a guest post on a blog, there’s a reason why he’s submitting that guest post. His blog will gain exposure and the readers on the blog in which he submitted a guest post will learn something new, so the ratios are equal. If he’s also just a passerby, he’ll drop a comment and leave. His blog will get traflinks but the ratio are totally not equal. There are two major difference between what you’ll get from guest blogging and blog commenting.
The Hard Work
Guest blogging requires hard work. In order to submit a quality guest post that will be approved, you need to spend time to make sure your guest post is perfect. Normally it might take me 1-3 hours to write a blog post while to some bloggers, it takes them minutes or more but the fact is that guest post is one of the hardest traffic strategy ever because;
- You’ll create quality and helpful blog post by making researches
- You’ll fetch a quality image for your guest post
- You’ll reply to tons of comment (depending on the blog)
The one and only easiest way to generate traffic to your blog. for example, I can head to a blog, read the blog post (that should be between 3 – 10 minutes), and drop a quality and epic comment by adding my ideas and 2 cents. Let’s say i do that for 10 blogs in a day, there will be a great difference if i compare the time I used in submitting a guest post and the time i used in posting comments on blogs. There will still be more time to even post more comments on other blogs, see the difference? Blog comment is just too easy because;
- You don’t need to make researches
- Why would you add an image to your comment?
- It’s not compulsory for me to reply to comments that needs my attention.
Guest blogging has a great result and i can assure you that you’ll see visitors flocking to your blog the day it’s published depending on the kind of blog you submitted your guest post to. It might be hard but you’ll get what you worked for. Guest blogging has a bonus, which is blog commenting. You’re the owner of the page and you’re free to reply to all comments on your guest post, I’m an addict when it comes to replying to comment. Well, these are the major things that you’ll get from guest blogging;
- Quality backlinks (dofollow)
- Alexa will definitely give you a wink
And all these are going to occur in a short period of time.
Oh traffic, why hast thou forsaken me. I worked hard and posted comments on many blogs and this is not what i expected. Did your comment stand out like a sore thumb?
To get the best out of blog commenting and to make it stand out like a sore thumb, check out my post on Epic comment vs Great Article. I’m not saying you won’t generate traffic from blog commenting, No! Blog commenting is great and it has really helped my blog but it’s result is not a good as that of guest blogging. These are the things you’ll get from blog commenting;
- Quality Backlinks (99% of blogs a nofollow nowadays)
- Alexa will give you a wink
And all these are going to happen once because the blog post can go down the archive and not everybody reads the comment of an outdated blog post.
Over to you
You might prefer blog commenting over guest blogging because it’s easy and you’ll definitely get some backlinks and you might also prefer guest blogging over blog commenting because you’re ready to get what you worked for. Which one do you prefer guest blogging or blog commenting and are you implementing them?