We are going to use Google Analytics to track how are comment strategy is working, so if you are not already using Google Analytics, add your blog to it. You don’t have to visit the link I mentioned in step 1 above every time you want to create a custom url. In “Campaign Source”, “Campaign Medium” and “Campaign Name” fill some unique identifiers which you can later recognize while tracking. This tutorial will help you analyze your comment strategy. For this, various bloggers often use different strategies. This will be useful to differentiate between the visitors coming from guest posts and those coming from comments. I can use two separate URLs to track these two types of visitors and find what works better for me-leaving comments or writing guest posts. Copy this URL and use it every time you leave comment on DW.
Click on Generate URL Step by Step Guide to Track Your Comment Strategy. We are going to create a separate URL for comments. Enter your blog URL in the field “Website URL”. To do this point your browser to http://www. So instead of creating separate URLs for each blog you can create just one URL and use it everywhere. However, the best way to get targeted traffic is to leave comments on other blogs. Here you can see which blog sent you how many visitors. I randomly picked two blogs and created one custom URL for both. If you leave a quality comment, probability of people visiting your blog increases. Similarly create custom URLs for other blogs where you leave comments. DW, use “Comment-DW” in the three fields. This might look like a lot of work to you if you comment on many blogs. Tips You’ll not have to repeat this process every time. If it sounds confusing, just write “Comment-Name of Blog on which you are leaving comment” in all the three fields. Having this information is essential, because then you’ll know which blog to target and which to leave. Some submit their blogs to directories, some write guest posts and some use their blog url in e-mail signature. Don’t worry, this URL will direct visitors to your home page (or any other page you want). Analyzing this information, you can build on your comment strategy and get more targeted traffic to your blog. I write guest posts on DW as well as leave comments on other posts on DW.
When one starts blogging, the primary concern is to get visitors. It’ll take some time before you’ll start seeing this report). See the result below. But how do you know if the comment you left on a blog is getting you traffic or not?Your browser cookies stores this information so that next time when you go to that particular blog, it’ll automatically fill the corresponding custom URL for you (if you have not cleared the cookies). This is what I did for this tutorial. You can even set up a separate custom url for guest posts. Now go to Google Analytics-> View Report-> Traffic Source->Campaigns. You’ll get a consolidated report on how your comment strategy is working, but you won’t be able to identify which blog sent more traffic.