One of the best ways of increasing traffic to your website or blog is increasing your Google rating. The Google rating you have pretty much decides whether you get listed in any search engine as a relevant choice.
You can increase your Google rating by having links back to your site. I’m not talking about link farms which actually hurt your rating. I’m talking about authentic links like those that appear in the comment section of a blog.
Take a look at the different options Blogger offers as an example of a way to leave a message and a link, it’s a powerful tool. To the right is a screen capture (click image to enlarge) of part of the comment screen to this blog (not all blogs offer the same options). The best option to choose whether you have a blogger account or not is the Name/URL option.
When you click on it two more boxes open up, one for your name and one for your URL (your web address). After you fill these in, write your comment in the box and publish. Simple!
When the comment gets accepted it automatically adds a lovely link back to your site or blog through your name which is beneficial whether someone clicks on it or not.
The important thing when doing this is not to spam the blogs you go to. You want to leave relevant comments to the discussion or post. Give it a try and then check out your link. Spending some time doing this a few times a week will increase your rating and eventually lead to more traffic and ultimately more readers. Quicker than any link farm or link exchange program ever could.