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 🙂
I’m writing this quick post to claim my blog on Technorati. I’ve been working to improve my Technorati Authority and Rank recently and also get it favourited by other blog owners. So if you like my blog, don’t forget to add it to your favorites 🙂
Ashwin Khanna is holding a crazy blog contest at his blog. The whole idea is to add a post to your blog about his contest with a link to his blog, and enter your self in a chance to win $2,500 hard cash in prize!!! Winner will be sent payment by Paypal so it is necessary that you have a Paypal account for this, to avoid any complications later on 🙂
Here’s what you have to do
Simply copy and paste the following on your blog to be considered as an entrant to the contest.
Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!
So what are you waiting for?! Join now and have some fun! Who knows you might win the $2,500!
- The contest started on 11 July 2007 and will end on 20 August 2007.
- Payment will be sent via Paypal to the winner.
- Ashwin is looking for a minimum of 50 entrants to give out the prize money.
- He has not made it public how he will decide the winner yet, and if there will be only 1 winner or several winners.
- A lot of people questioned him if the contest is a genuine competition, and YES! It is a genuine contest.
Some interesting facts
This contest is an excellent idea for link baiting as it has spurred a lot of excitement among bloggers and website owners.
Here’s what I found out doing a quick search and checking on Technorati:
People are entering the contest like crazy. Just a quick look at the reactions at Technorati shows some very interesting results. Just yesterday, the contest got 7 – 8 more entrants as more and more people are blogging about the contest on their blogs. The screenshot below highlights some of them.
I’ll also help promote the contest so he reaches his minimum 50 entrants limit soon, although I’m sure he must have reached that mark already 😀
The post will also be visible on my Digital Point Profile in the Recent Blog Post Feed link, so hopefully a lot of new webmasters will be able to signup from there!