I recently made it to ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List and am really happy about it 😀 The whole idea came from the Free Blog Comments thread I had started at the Digital Point Forums a couple of months ago. Many people who posted in the thread mentioned that they have the Top Commentators Plugin installed on their blog so I can use it for my advantage if I leave useful and non-spammy comments on their blogs. Also, sundaybrew of Sunday Skool mentioned in one of his tips at Digital Point to leave comments on high PR blogs like ShoeMoney and John Chow. So I started with the comments last week on ShoeMoney’s blog and am one of the top commentators on the list now 🙂
On most blogs, the Top Commentators list is refreshed every month, but in the case of ShoeMoney’s Blog, I think it updates weekly as I read somewhere on his blog. I haven’t seen a drastic increase in the amount of traffic coming to my blog from ShoeMoney’s Blog, maybe because very few people give notice to the Top Commentators List, and the plugin is mostly used to reward the commentators in terms of passing some Google PageRank. All together, I got 20 referrals from the blog in the last 2 days 😛
Despite the lack of traffic and referrals, getting on ShoeMoney’s top commentators list has drastically improved my Technorati Rank and Authority. My Blog had an Authority of 19 last week when I started and after reaching ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List, it increased to 35. The Rank is now showing 1 with a Top 100 icon with it, although I’m now sure how this happened. The whole idea is to be consistent and leave useful comments on the blog, which are not deleted as spam by ShoeMoney 😉
The responses at my Technorati Profile increased a lot due to ShoeMoney’s Blog getting regularly spidered by the Search Engine Bots, which is why my Blogs Authority increased by 15 by just getting on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List.
My next goal would be to maintain my position on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators list in the coming days and weeks and also get on the Top Commentators Lists of other high PR Blogs. Lastly, I would like to thank ShoeMoney for such a wonderful blog and my readers also for their comments and emails 🙂