Give Comments to the Little Guys
October 23, 2007
A short while back I ran a poll that asked this question: “Which do you find gives you better overall results: commenting on big, popular blogs OR commenting on new, small blogs?” I decided that it was about time to share the results with you.
Commenting on smaller blogs isn’t only to be nice, but it can be beneficial to you as well!
How can this be? Think about it. Let’s say you leave a comment on Mr. John Chow’s blog. Will he ever come across your blog through your comment and visit it? I highly doubt it. But if you a comment on a new blog that has zero comments, the owner of this blog will be ecstatic and very appreciative. They will visit your blog, they will probably comment back, and also likely is it that they will link to you! This blogger will probably remember you for life as one of their first commentators, especially if you comment more than once!
The only reason I can think of to comment the A-listers more is because if your comment is one of the first and appears near the top, a wide range of people see it. All those Shoemoney fans might just click on over to your blog and see who you are! But a hundred extra pageviews doesn’t beat the loyal readership of one solitary blogger.
Over 80% of Super Blogging readers said that they find commenting on smaller blogs gives them better results, and the reason why is obvious. If you didn’t get a chance to vote, which would you choose and why? Is commenting on Problogger better than dropping by on a brand spanking new blog? What do YOU think?