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Piggy Back Blogging

Piggy Back BloggingPiggy Back Blogging is an excellent and highly effective strategy for driving laser targeted traffic to your blog.

I’ve talked before about the many ways to get free traffic to your blog.

In this article I want to share a top tier strategy.

OK, so let’s dig into it.

When you were a child, did your parent ever put you on their back or shoulders and romp around?

It’s called “Piggy Back” a game most children love.

Not only are you getting a ride and having fun as you are high up in the air, but something else happens… you become one.

Two different people come together to make one very tall person.

Why am I telling you about this childhood game of “Piggy Back?”

No, I didn’t lose my mind, left only with long term memory, hehe.

I’m actually talking about blogging.

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There are many ways to look taller and to get more attention to yourself by being a Piggy Back Blogger. 

This is not a complicated strategy, but it is one that works.

It has worked for me over the years, and for many of my students who I’ve taught it to.

Piggy Back Blogging is not really about what you know, but to what degree you are willing to put it into action.

It is essentially about connecting to bloggers who have more authority than you within your niche.

It is all about sharing, on your blog itself, and also on social media sites.

So here are some examples of how this can work for you.

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1.  When writing a blog post on one of your key niche topics, you can refer to an authority blogger’s site and link to it from within your article.

You might even share a quote from one of their blog posts, or maybe a video or infographic.

When you create an outbound link in this way, always notify the person whose work you are sharing.

Send them a link to the blog post you wrote.

Make sure, of course, that these mentions and outbound links are relevant to the topic you are writing about.

You readers will appreciate the quality information you share from other authorities, and the person you quote or share in some way, will appreciate that you are sending traffic his/her way.

In turn, they will be happy to send some traffic your way, or invite you to guest post or something else that will allow you to piggy bank on their authority and reputation.

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If nothing else, if your mention is at all significant and complimentary, the person you’re quoting should be happy to share it on their social media sites.

This is good for them, and of course, it’s good for you.

2.  Round Up Posts.

Gosh I haven’t done one in a while… but round up posts are a great way to list other bloggers, link out to them, and get your blog mentioned by the bloggers you mention along with many of their friends and followers.

The result is much “shouting out” of your blog post.   

Now some people round up 100, 200 or even more blog posts in this way.

Here’s one from the Huffington Post that I was recently included in…

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That’s a lot, but it sure makes for a great reference sheet that people use to connect to others in your niche, and it always results in a lot of good will.   

Other round-up posts may consist of only 4 to 6 bloggers, but that allows them to go into a more lengthly description of the subject matter.

Either type of guest post can work to help you leverage the work, reputation and authority of other bloggers.

Do you see how this kind of piggy-backing can make you seem much taller as you climb on the shoulders of others in your niche?

3. Now lets get into those authority blogs that may not accept comments.

So what good are they to you?

Share articles from these blogs on your favorite social media site of course.

That gets you recognition from the author who is notified of your share, of course, if you can include their profile in your share.

Beyond just a simple share, you can even go the extra mile.

Go over to like the author’s Facebook page and like it, share their post on your own page, add them to your Google+ Circles, follow them on Twitter and so forth and so on.

Connect with multiple social sites, and shout out their blog article.

Now I’ve done this quite often myself.

The “trick” is to share it on your Facebook Page.

It will get noticed more there.

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What you need to always do is to make sure it is within your niche.

If you are a a blogger who writes about weight loss, get authority articles and bloggers from that niche to share your posts.

Who knows, they may even want you to guest post for them one day, especially if you ask them to after you’ve been consistently sharing their articles on your social media sites for a few months.

Get to know the authorities and influencers within your niche and get on their shoulders.

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4.  I’ve said it many times, an I’ll say it again and again:  Commenting is the top blogging strategy for building up the reputation of your blog.

It’s also the very best way to siphon traffic from influencers and drive them to your own blog.

When you comment on a list of authority bloggers, they may not visit your blog, but others who took notice of you will.

The way they’ll take notice of you is, of course, when you leave a high quality and helpful comment.

This strategy works, believe me.

But while it is extremely simple, many people simply do not stick to a DAILY, consistent work habit of visiting a certain number of blogs each day.

5.  Whatever niche you are in… refer and/or link to other websites and any magazine-style articles they might post, or tips of the day or Q&A or FAQ or anything else that might be of interest to your readers.

You could share videos, podcasts, infographics or images.

Or you can simply refer to them in your blog post, and credit the author accordingly.

Say you are in the fashion niche.

You can subscribe to Women’s Wear Daily and other magazine sites, also known as ezines.

There are always top websites within any niche, even if there’s no associated blog.

You can write your Piggy-Back blog post about a specific article you have read, a particular video, etc., and credit the source site.

You readers love this because if it’s good information related to your niche… that’s what they’re looking for.

Oh Boy, will you look smart!

Of course the sites you mention will love your support and their readers will find you one way or another.

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There are many ways to do this and these are only five “Piggy Back Blogging” techniques.

This is just a short post this week.

After my last blog that read like an ebook, I decided to give you a break this week he he he.

The strategies here, though, are extremely effective.

And they are things you can run with and start taking action on immediately.

So, now you have your call to action.

Please comment below and mention which of these things you’ve already done, and especially, which of these or other Piggy Back Blogging strategies you’ve been inspired to implement in your business.

I’d really will like to hear from you, and please, be sure to share this article on your social sites.

-Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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54 Responses to Piggy Back Blogging

  1. Marquita Herald
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    June 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    You are SO good with this strategy Donna! I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming more than a few new readers to my blog because of your generous sharing and I’m sure many others have experienced the same. This is definitely an area that I can improve in so thank so much for the tips and inspiration. 🙂

  2. Donna Merrill
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    June 21, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Hi Marquita,

    I am so happy that my readers are going over to you. Running our own business takes many different parts. Your part plays a very strong role. You inspire people and that is the core of us carrying on.

    -Donna
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  3. Enstine Muki
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    June 21, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    Donna, I want to start by agreeing with Marquita. You have just shared here what you practice and that makes your posts different and result-different.

    Now, when I started reading this, I thought a few days ago I carried my son on my shoulders but I was far from linking this to blogging. A perfect analogy here 😉

    Ok Donna I want to put this in practice. You have shared 6 examples and here is the 7th:

    1 – Do me a 300×250 banner about what Piggy blogging is.
    2 – Send it over to me
    3 – I will put it on my sidebar and link back to this post

    That way, my readers for the next 30 days will have the chance to learn this very touching analogy.

    At least, we’ve all experienced this when we were kid 😉

    A great and sharable post, Donna
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Enstine,

      You are amazing…thanks I’ll take you up on that banner and send it to you.

      I am so glad this resonated with you. Its those little things we do in life that we can always associate with our blogs isn’t it?

      I think as kids we all experienced this and what hit me was that I felt so tall on my father’s shoulders…above the world and it was a different outlook on things I still can recall. As bloggers we need to do the same.

      Thanks again for your 7th example…You are the B E S T

      -Donna
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  4. Atish Ranjan June 21, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Great tips. Piggy back blogging is something interesting. I have not been linking out to others’ articles in the beginning but I started to do it by mentioning their name with their post wherever required. And, to my surprise its working quite well.

    Blog commenting is indeed the backbone of blogging.

    As usual, superb tips, Donna. Enjoy the week ahead.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Atish,

      Indeed mentioning other people’s names and even hyper-linking them to their blog works so well. Of course, telling that person in a message that you have mentioned them is great to do so they can spread the word to their followers.

      No matter how “big” a person is online, they will ALWAYS share anything mentioned.

      -Donna
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  5. Chery Schmidt
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    June 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Hello Donna, I really enjoyed your Piggy Back analogy and of course love to blog hop LOL

    I have been thinking about doing a Round Up Post for a while now.

    Thanks for the reminder, now to come up with something..

    Great Share, as always.
    Chery :))

    • Donna Merrill
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      June 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Hi Chery,

      Hope you are enjoying your Summer. I reminded myself writing this post that a round-up post is due. It is a good time for me to do so with all the activity going on around here. When Summer rolls around I get tons of company. Ahhh living by the beach can do that lol.

      -Donna
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  6. Emi June 21, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Piggy Back Blogging is a great strategy! I will definitely be implementing it.
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Lesly T. Federici
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    June 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh my .. I had never been in a “round-up” blog post before, as I did with Philip, and I’m still going through the post. It was huge. But commenting is THE way to get noticed and build your presence online. Personally, I’m starting to step that up. Fomenting, commenting, commenting!

    • Donna Merrill
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      June 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi Lesly,

      I’ve been in many round-ups myself, but I think it is time for me to return that favor…hmmmmm

      I agree…commenting is the way to get noticed online. So keep on commenting…and here is a tip: Comment on 1 -5 posts every day that you haven’t ever commented on. Whatever interests you. Do that consistently and see what happens…

      -Donna
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  8. Sue Anne Dunlevie
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    June 21, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    Hi, Donna,

    Great post! I use many of the same techniques myself. I like the trick about sharing on your Facebook page. I’ll have to give it a try!

    Thanks,
    Sue

    • Donna Merrill
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      June 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi Sue Anne,

      Almost every time I write a post, I put it on my Facebook Page and boost it for $5. It gets a good reach and also gets noticed when I click “friends of friends” because people I’ve never ran into can find me.

      -Donna
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  9. Stephanie Faris
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    June 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    Great tips! Working with others not only boosts your search engine rankings because of backlinks, but it also helps you meet new people. It’s a great networking tool, no matter what field you’re in.

  10. Mitch Mitchell
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    June 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Good stuff. As you know, I do #1 often enough. I’ve never done #2. I refuse to even read blogs that are at #3. I love #4, which I show by commenting on as many blogs as I do.

    As for #5… now that’s a new one on me… at least part of it is. It borders on #1 in a way but adds another dimension that I’m not sure I do or not since I subscribe to very little. I check in on CNN all the time but I figure they don’t need more publicity from me so I rarely link back to them. I’ll have to think about this one a bit more… 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 23, 2016 at 11:22 am #

      Hi Mitch,

      I love your comments because you are so truthful. As for #5, if it is something that interests you, why not put in your two cents? If you find something helpful from any source, it just might be helpful to others so why not share it?

      See where I’m going? lol

      -Donna
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  11. Stella Chiu
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    June 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi, Donna

    I have used some of the tips. I don’t know there is a name for it – Piggy Back Blogging.

    I have been linking out to other people posts but not to the bloggers of authority. I am going to extend to them and will see better result.

    I appreciate also on the tip of handling the posts of the bloggers who don’t allow comments.

    Thanks so much!

    Stella Chiu
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 23, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      Hi Stella,

      I just invented the name to illustrate some of the things we can do to grow our own blogs.

      If you go to the authority blogs….the huge ones…and do that consistently, they may or may not respond, but I be you that the others in the comment section will find you interesting. This is how we do that engagement dance.

      And yes, when bloggers don’t allow comments, there has to be one reason or another that we may not know. Giving them the benefit of the doubt and finding it interesting, why not share it?

      -Donna
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  12. Kim Willis
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    June 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Hi Donna,

    This is such a practical post.

    Last year I used some of these tips and they do work. In fact, a post I published earlier this year got more comments than any other I’ve published. All because I mentioned some people.

    My business has now moved to another level. So I don’t have the time to be using the foundational strategies you’ve listed here. Do they work? Absolutely, no question.

    I recommend these ideas to all newbie bloggers, and also to bloggers who are struggling – no matter how long they’ve been in the game.

    You rock, Donna

    Kim
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      Hi Kim,

      I can see that working. Indeed, when you mention a few names…the comments seem to flood in.

      I know so many that are newer bloggers and need that little push or idea to apply to get their blogs going.

      -Donna
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  13. Joy Healey
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    June 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for the reminder of many happy hours riding piggy-back on my Dad’s shoulders 🙂

    Great blogging tips.

    I’ve been delighted to have been selected for some Round-up posts recently. On my blog I have a “Featured on” page which, I hope, adds to my credibility and gives a “thank-you” to the authors who included me. Hope I haven’t missed any!

    I use some of my favorite blogs (including yours of course) as feeds to my Facebook business page. Goodness knows how I’d keep them interesting without other bloggers’ posts!

    And of course, commenting! That rescued my blog from being “Billy-no-mates”. It makes everything worth-while doing, and I have met such lovely people.

    And I liked the extra tip to Sue Anne about boosting a blog post for $5. I hadn’t tried that one, so many thanks.

    Have a great weekend,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

      Hi Joy,

      Good to know this brought you back to a happy memory lol.

      I’ve seen you in some round up posts and that is fantastic. And going to other blogs consistently is the way to go because of receiprocity.

      Indeed, boosting a post for $5 can really get you seen through all the noise on Facebook.

      -Donna
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  14. Robin Khokhar
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    June 25, 2016 at 2:29 am #

    Hi Donna,
    Piggyback blogging, I am heard the heard for the time but I think it’s worth implementing. So, thanks for sharing and keep the good work,
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  15. Dana
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    June 25, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I apologize for the late visit. Been sick all week. Just making my rounds now.

    I love this strategy – and I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of roundup posts out there. I personally find it’s a great way to network and market one another’s work in such a natural and authentic way.

    That’s the key to all of it too. Being real about it.

    The funny thing is, (as you well know) I’d finally crafted up one of my own small (but lengthy) roundup posts and I got more satisfaction out of writing that one than most of my normal posts because I was in such a state of gratitude putting it together while thinking of those I’d included. I can see why people enjoy doing this.

    I’ve been included in a few as well and it’s such a nice way to meet others.

    I don’t think I’m linking out to others enough, though, so it’s something to start doing more often.

    Enjoy your weekend Donna. Sharing.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Dana,

      Late? No one is ever late.

      I’ve been noticing the increase in round up posts lately also. Round up posts do give us the feeling of gratitude because it is not an easy job to put it all together, but one that is made with caring and love.

      I’ve seen you in a few of them also.

      Keep it up girl…I love your blog.

      -Donna
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  16. Neena
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    June 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    I love the name “piggyback blogging”, Donna!

    The concept is spot on. People are flattered when they are mentioned in an article and if the article is well written, they will share – I know I do.

    On the flip side – if you are the one being mentioned as opposed to the one doing the mentioning, add the article to any automations that you use for social sharing – so you don’t forget to bring it out of the archives.

    I think I am feeling inspired to do a round up post after reading this. 🙂

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      June 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

      Hi Neena,

      Nice to know this inspired you to do a round up post after reading this. They are awesome when it comes to bringing more people to your blog.

      Indeed, people are always flattered when they get a mention just about anywhere, from the newbie to the person who is online for years…there is no difference lol.

      -Donna
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  17. Ben
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    June 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi Donna. Thank you for sharing some of your blogging strategies. I’ve done a few round-up posts, I always share things I like on Facebook and Twitter, and most of the blogs that I follow I found by blog hopping through the commenters on blogs like yours. It only takes a few times to start getting recognized and begin to build new friendships.

    There is another piggy-pack blogging technique, the skyscraper technique, that I’ve been reading about on some other blogs. The idea there is to find a performing blog post from someone else then improve upon it on your own blog. For example, an influencer writes “5 Ways to Get More Visitors to Your Blog” so you write “10 Ways to Get More Visitors to Your Blog” and then do all of the things you said about notifying the original author, giving them source credit, and asking them to promote it.

    I haven’t tried it myself, but they all say that it works very well.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 10, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Ben,

      I like that idea of a “skyscraper technique” I have had one done using one of my blogs and I was scratching my head trying to figure out who the heck was the person that send me the email. lol Of course it ended up in spam and I found it a month later….

      But it is so true….blog hopping and leaving good comments like you always do.. can get one recognized and start friendships. I like that one the best!

      -Donna
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  18. Bren Pace
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    June 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Thank you for sharing these great tips! I’ve been reading a few roundup posts and think they are amazing. I have yet to do one. But I do like to mention some of my girlies in my posts from time to time. Nothing like giving a blogging friend a nice little shoutout and linky so others can head over and check out their site and/or product(s).

    Bookmarking this for future reference. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    B
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 10, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      Hey Bren,

      Ive seen you do that and it’s a great way to give someone a shout out. Those round up posts are amazing…some have over a hundred people on it. So for me, if it is that long, I do have to save it because I would have to spend all day to read the entire post.

      I do like to use them as reference. I pick some new people I find interesting and go to their blogs.

      -Donna
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  19. Sonal Talwar
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    June 26, 2016 at 5:48 am #

    Hi Donna

    Piggy Back Blogging seems to be interesting. Will definitely try and implement it in my blog posts.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  20. Tom Southern
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    June 26, 2016 at 7:45 am #

    Hi, Donna,

    You’ve got some great advice here. I’ve not used round-up posts on my blog but I don’t include examples of strategies and how-tos that I mention in a post from other bloggers to show how such strategies can work. I’m proud to say, I’ve been included in a few round-ups myself, a couple of which I’ve shared mention alongside you.

    I think getting mentioned in round-ups is a really effective of getting your message out there. After all, as the saying goes: If you say it, it might be true. If other people say it about you, it is true.

    Enjoyed this post, Donna. Thanks.

    -Tom
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 10, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      Hey Tom,

      I’ve seen you on some round up blog posts that we are both in. Its always great to see a friendly face lol. I’ve been thinking its time to do one myself but it is a lot of work to do to put it all together.

      I’ve done a couple of them with about 4 or 5 people, but not hundreds like I see happening today.

      I too find that I get new people coming into my “fold” when I’m featured in a round up post. Love that saying!

      Donna
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  21. Mark
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    June 26, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Yet another home run Donna!LOL!

    And let me too echo the sentiments of Marquita & Enstine!

    And what an awesome offer from Enstine BTW!

    What can I say, other than you totally rock Coach!LOL!

    And your five proven “Piggy back” blogging strategies, work equally well
    offline as well.

    With just a few minor basic adjustments, in order to make
    your concept of leverage, extremely viable!

    As I can personally attest to as well! And big congrats on your exposure in
    the highly visible Huffington post BTW!

    That’s freaking huge!And your five strategies, are extremely practical and
    doable, for virtually any level of expertise! As always Donna, thanks for leading the way by example!

    Great post, and I’ll definitely be sharing this one too!LOL!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 10, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      Hi Mark,

      Seems like I’m all over the place during the past month. Some posts were out there that I had no idea until one of my friends told me about it. Maybe someone emailed me about it and it ended up in spam lol.

      There are so many ways a blogger can piggy-back to get their blog rolling…these are only 5 but the list can go on and on.

      -Donna
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  22. Benjamin Carter-Riley
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    June 26, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    This is an essential blogging strategy for getting traffic to your blog Donna,

    Reaching out to bloggers with more traffic and influence really does help grow your blog.

    I like how you mentioned roundup posts, which are great since you get a bunch of bigger bloggers that can help boost your traffic.

    This is a great (but simple) strategy that can be used to build your reputation.

    The key is that we must look to other bloggers when promoting our content, it can’t be done all by yourself! Reach out and connect! 🙂

    All the best,

    Benjamin

    • Donna Merrill
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      June 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

      Hi Benjamin,

      Indeed, we have to reach out to other bloggers first before we think of doing anything lol. Connecting is key and when we reach out, read and comment on someone’s blog, we share it on social media. There we make a much closer connection.

      -Donna
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  23. ikechi
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    June 26, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    Hi Donna

    I like the post title. It brings back lot of memories.

    The tips you share are spot on. They are great ways to stand on the shoulders of great niche sits. I have not done a round post in my blog but I have participated in a lot of them and it is always great to read the insight of other bloggers.

    I do like sharing posts of other niche bloggers. There is just so much insight to share. Thank you so much for the post. Take Care

    • Donna Merrill
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      June 26, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Hi Ikechi,

      Yes, we can stand on those shoulders of some great niche sites in so many ways, as long we do it properly.

      I’ve seen you on many round up posts and am always happy to see you there.

      -Donna
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  24. sazia
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    June 26, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Hi Donna mam, Wonderful tips for bloggers. Normally we do comments and sharing but do not know the exact benefit out of it. I keep on sharing other unknown bloggers articles whenever I feel it is worthy. Thanks for sharing.
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  25. Corina Ramos
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    June 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I agree, these are very effective piggy back blogging tips. I love a round up post but I also like the suggestion you shared about quoting our favorite blogger within our post and include a link back to their sight.

    But you’re right about one thing – that commenting is still the way to go for a blogger to build his or her reputation.

    You know I’m sharing this one. Hope you’re having a great day!

    Cori
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

      Hi Cori,

      Yes, commenting still is the best thing we can do to build a good reputation. As far as round up posts, they work wonders to bring people to your blog.

      I’m so glad you liked this and thanks for sharing it.

      -Donna
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  26. Ravi Chahar
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    June 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I am happy to read your post after a long time.:)

    There is always something remarkable at your blog to read. The tips you have mentioned here are amazing. Beginners should follow the concept of blogging with the commenting.

    Sometimes bloggers just restrict themselves to only writing. They should know that promotion of a blog post is much more important than just writing it.

    Making new connections is always the key factor .
    Informative post.:)
    Have a good day.
    ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      June 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Ravi,

      Welcome back! I do have many clients that are new bloggers and I am always stressing how important commenting is.

      Indeed, a blogger cannot just write a blog and do nothing else. They will hear crickets!

      Glad you enjoyed this post,

      -Donna
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  27. Mohit
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    July 13, 2016 at 12:05 am #

    Piggy back blogging is definitely a good way to get more traffic.

    We definitely need to give credit to good work of other bloggers, and they may also recognize our work.

    Donna, I definitely have to learn a lot from you. Especially the art of piggy back blogging.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Mohit,

      We do have to give credit where credit is due and when we do that, people will have immediate respect for us. We are not hackers at all…lol

      This one method is a fun way to get more traffic.

      -Donna
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  28. Anand July 23, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    Hi Donna,

    This is my first comment on your blog, and I enjoyed reading the post and going through the conversations in the comments. My firm recently started off with a strategy involving influencers, but I couldn’t find a name for it – until I read your post. Piggyback blogging is an extraordinarily apt word for many of the mutually beneficial interactions we have with other bloggers.

    I’ll be reading more of your new posts when I have time, and hopefully will have something valuable to add to the conversation.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      July 23, 2016 at 8:54 am #

      Hi Anad,

      I’m sure that if you wanted to find influencers in any niche you can just Google that. But beware: you will have to look carefully to see if they are real influencers…the word gets tossed around a lot.

      You will have to scan through what they are doing, how long, and reactions of others to them. You can find out a lot for your company from just doing a little work on checking out who’s who.

      Thanks for visiting,

      -Donna
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