This is the beginning of my "stop trying to beat me" blog experiment. My goal is to leave 20 comments on high ranking blogs that are related to my own blog (blogging tips, make money blogging, etc). I am going to find a post in which my phrase "Stop trying to beat me" will make some sense, and then post a link to my own blog. I will write another line or two to make sure my phrase fits in with the comment, and then watch to see if I gain new visitors from this action.
The goal is to bring new visitors to my site, and to effectively rate how much traffic I can get from leaving comments on much higher traffic sites than mine.
Each week (Monday) I will grade the effectiveness of my 20 comment posts and leave 20 new ones. I will give my % increase from the previous week to determine if Stop Trying to Beat Me is working.
I may explore this same concept in future weeks by posting on message boards related to my topic, changing my phrase, and chat room strategies. Simply to see which method is the most effective.
Anyone starting a brand new blog should read my tips on getting started.
To see other blog experiments I have done check out my Loose Change Vs Google Adsense post. I also wrote a long blog detailing every blog traffic tool & strategy I use.
*Just a quick update to my project. Most high traffic sites moderate all of their comments to reject spam and this sort of thing. Which is a good thing. Even though I try to make sure my posts are relevant, my vague "stop trying to beat me" comment and link may throw up some red flags. I do hope a few of these comments get some air, and lead a few people to my blog.*
Is this a cheap blog tactic?