There are a lot of traffic tips that may have been successful on certain kinds of websites but won’t work on others although there is one method that can work on almost all kinds of sites and blogs, through comments. Here are several WordPress plugins to use to help you increase your blog comments to get more traffic.
Top Commentators – This allows people who make the most comments to have a link displayed in the side bar of your blog. This encourages people to leave comments and can instill an element of competition with your commenters vying for top position.
CommentLuv – It is a great way to show your readers that you value them and the comments they leave on your blog posts. With CommentLuv, every comment left on your blog automatically includes a snippet and link back to the commenter’s most recent blog post.
Most Commented – This plugin automatically generates and displays a list of the posts on your blogs that have the most comments. The theory is that people will be interested in posts that other people are talking about. Posts with a lot of comments attract people to click on the links and take a closer look to see what the buzz is about.
KeywordLuv – Similar to CommentLuv, but allows the visitor to add relevant keywords in the name field of the comment box.
Twitterlink – Allows your blog visitors to add their twitter user name in a comment box. This means that when their comment is live, beside their name and site name link, their twitter name will appear with a link pointing to their twitter page.
Recent Comments – Recent comments will display a list of the most recent comments left on your blog posts. The list will show the name of the person who left the comment and a link to the post. The Recent Comments links are updated in real time, so they are replaced each time a new comment is left, encouraging your visitors to continually leave new comments and have their link shown.
Each of the WordPress plugins listed above will encourage visitors to join the conversation on your blog. Conversations are the first step to building a strong blog community. They also encourage repeat traffic as people want to be a part of the ongoing discussion.