This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman.
What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it?
Kristi knows – just look around.
PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post.
It seems like Kristi knows everyone and everyone knows Kristi.
Want some of that?
Let’s talk about her not-so-secret secrets that power up her blog.
Besides her numerous guest posts all around the blogosphere, several prestigious awards like Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2011, and being an all around nice gal, Kristi is always about GIVING to her readers.
Yes, her readers come back over and over because of the exceptional content Kristi provides, but also because she rewards those who take their time to read her posts and leave their thoughts in comments with Dofollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled links back to their blogs.
Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. And blog commenting is still one of the easiest ways to get backlinks.
However, what I see many bloggers do, newbie bloggers in particular, is not really knowing how to use the resources Kristi and so many other bloggers provide to maximize their link building efforts.
So how do you use Dofollow, KeywordLuv, and CommentLuv to their full potential?
Glad you asked.