#2 – It improves your SEO by adding more user driven content.
As you might think from the name, the Comment Reward plugin rewards people for leaving comments on your blog, by sending them an email they will really WANT to receive.
Why would you want to do this?
You know how people only go certain places because other people go there? And the only thing that makes the place popular is because – people go there – it’s a self fulfilling prophesy if you like.
Once the buzz is going, it doesn’t stop.
Just like real locations in the real world, a busy blog means more interest. The more interest you have, then the busier your blog. Makes sense doesn’t it?
I used to be a big fan of certain pubs just because they ran “happy hours” between 6-7 to liven things up a bit. My reward was cheaper beer. (Sadly, happy hours have since been outlawed in the UK…)
Just like real world promotions, if you reward your visitors, then they’re more likely to come back and make your blog look busy to other visitors.
What your visitors won’t find out until they leave a comment of their own is that you’re rewarding them for their comments by using the Comment Reward plugin.
They will get a welcome email from you which could contain some useful information, and could also have a link to a downloadable freebie.
You can create many of these reward emails depending on how many comments your readers leave and even tell them when the next reward will be available to them just to encourage them to leave more comments.
Once people know what’s going on the plugin virtually compells them to come and make comments on your blog. And if other people see your blog is busy because of all the comments, it encourages them to join in too.
More visitors, more comments, busier blog, more comments. People come back.
And so it goes round and round.
A really busy blog. More returning visitors, raving fans, and subscribers too if your offer is good enough.
Because let’s face it, someone might be okay with leaving a comment to begin with, but they might not want to subscribe to your mailing list.
However, if you reward them for their comment then they’re much more likely to be okay with signing up to your mailing list, especially if you make them a really good offer (more on this another time).
Do you want that?
You can get yourself going in the right direction just by installing the Comment Reward plugin.