How Social Is Your Blog?

by Anil Gupta · 44 comments

This is a guest post by Anil Gupta from ScopeForMoney.com.

These days a blog’s popularity is a lot like a person’s personal life. The more social you are the higher popularity your blog will gain. Blogging is no longer as easy simply putting up a post and switching off the computer “hoping” for a wave of traffic.

Visitors will only come and comment if they like your blog popularity. Every one likes being associated to popular people. Similarly, in the blogosphere all bloggers want to be associated and be linked from a popular blog that everyone knows about.



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Here are some ways to know how social your blog is. Because the popularity of you blog will depend on it…

How Many Top Commenters Lists Are You On?

Whether you comment on other blogs out of interest or because you want the dofollow link juice, whatever may be the reason, try to get on as many top commenter’s list as possible. The reason is that if a blog has a top commenter’s list then it is always checked out by the other visitors. It really helps people in knowing your brand. Apart from the recognition you will also get residual traffic and SEO benefits as all top commenter’s widgets are dofollow.

How Many Guest Posts Have You Done?

It is very important to leave a foot print of your blog on other more popular blogs. It is because they have a huge readers and subscribers base. A guest post is always given special attention by readers because they know it will be different from the general pattern of the original posts. Also when readers comment on your guest post, you get an opportunity to interact with them. This helps you socialize much more deeply.

Do You Reply To Your Visitor Comments?

A social blog is a very active one! All reader comments are replied back. The blogger provides satisfactory answers to all the questions which are asked. Then the most important part of commenting, the blogger heads over to the commenter’s blog and makes a comment on his blog. This way you are ensuring that you get that visitor to visit you again and also make a good impression about your blog.

Re-Tweet Other Blogger’s Articles

This is another sign of a very social blog. It is really appreciated by many bloggers when you retweet their posts to your followers. So the best advice will be keep on sharing and retweeting interesting stuff from other blogs in your niche with your followers and Fans on Twitter and Facebook.

Conclusion

Being social helps a blog a lot. I would suggest using the above tips to make your blog even more popular and social. So get on to other blogs commentators list, write guest posts on other blogs, retweet and share posts from your favorite blogs and don’t forget to reply to comments coming on your blog. How social you and your blog is, share in the comments section below.

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Mark May 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Guest blogging is a must to do measure. It also makes us get known to other people and also helps u get useful backlinks.
.-= Mark @ Web Design Services´s last blog ..e-commerce =-.

Anil Gupta May 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Surely, writing guest posts for top blogs in blogging and money making niche has really helped me improve my blog paeg rank, search engine rankings and branding in the recent times. Before the current update, my blog was having pr 0 and now my blog is having PR 2. Guest blogging and commenting on other blogs in my niche, really helped me achieve this page rank.
.-= Anil Gupta´s last blog ..How to speed up your wordpress blog (Load time) =-.

Anil Gupta May 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I’m have been very active on the guest blogging front recently, but haven’t been able to make too much effort towards blog commenting. I’m thinking of speeding up my efforts in this direction in the coming days.
.-= Anil Gupta´s last blog ..How to speed up your wordpress blog (Load time) =-.

Chadrack May 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Must say I’ve not really being actively socially. Though I do most of these tips but I think I’ve not really done much. Looking forward to really engaging more on social networking.
.-= Chadrack@Home Business Marketing´s last blog ..Twitter Bug Raises New Questions About Twitter Followers! =-.

Vivek Krishnan May 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Some great ways to improve the social aspect of our blogs.
.-= Vivek Krishnan´s last blog ..10 Inspiring Interviews With Internet Entrepreneurs =-.

Francesca May 20, 2010 at 1:06 am

I agree that social participation is key to getting more exposure and I am trying to do the same for my Pompeii tours blog
.-= Francesca@Pompeii Tours´s last blog ..Pompeii Travel Tips =-.

Sally July 25, 2010 at 12:05 am

It’s about being liked and getting people to follow. Kind of like Jr High but on a monitor.

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