Day 1 - traffic from

Day 1 – traffic from

by Roman on May 15, 2008

The first day has passed from starting my first ever online campaign.

So what are the results of becoming a top commentator in John Chow’s blog?

Well I got a bit less traffic than what I was hoping for, but it’s still a start. And leaving comments is a great way to build links back to your website. So I really can’t complain for starters.

Within the last 24 hours this blog got a total of 80 visits and only 12 came from John Chow’s blog.

If you can count – this makes a total of 18 visits but I am pretty sure that all the visits from Estonia are by me. It’s such a small country I live in that I’d say that it’s safe to assume that I am the only visitor to John’s blog from Estonia :)

It is my intention to some day write an article about Estonia – people from the U.S rarely know about it and mix it up with Elbonia from the Dilbert comics :twisted: But Estonia is actually a highly developed country and I feel that it is necessary to write about the things happening in Estonia’s technology market because we are a few years ahead of the general trend.  Things happening here are probably going to happen all over the world after a few years.

Why so little traffic?

The answer to why I got less traffic than expected actually has several parts.

  1. The majority of John’s readers are people in the internet marketing business – therefore they know the tricks someone could use to get their attention. For instance – If I had used the same marketing strategy on a high traffic blog that talks about cooking and food – I would have gotten a lot more traffic. It’s difficult to use the same tricks to get traffic that everybody knows and a lot people are using. You have to be creative to be successful
  2. John’s blog has over 20 000 RSS readers. Most of them read John’s blog from a feed reader and therefore never saw the link to Financial Jesus as a top commentator.

The rest of my traffic came from StumbleUpon where I submitted one of my articles myself. Evil, I know :twisted: One of these days I intend to make an internet marketing campaign in Stumbleupon as well.

Today I am going to leave comments on another blog to test how many visitors I will get from there. Check back tomorrow to find out which blog I am talking about!

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MoneyEnergy May 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm


I have almost been to Estonia. I spent some time in Finland and was going to take a ferry across. I will go there someday. I know people in Latvija too.

This is a great post. I’ll check out Chow’s ebook. Thanks. You should email me – we can talk about other tips.

Clare @

Roman May 26, 2008 at 2:21 am

I’ve been to Finland in numerous occasions and also almost in Canada (That’s were you are from, right?). I visited Niagara Falls but didn’t go on the Canadian side!
Clare, you can email me at roman [attt]
Maybe you have an instant messenger account, so we can talk online?

Nick June 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I have also occupied the top commenter spot on at one point or another and like you, I didn’t get very much traffic from it. I think part of it may be the number of links and ads on that site that people don’t even hardly look at the top commentators list…also, a lot of people that visit his site aren’t looking for new sites to go visit and just want to see what he has to say and what links he is suggesting.

Roman June 18, 2008 at 11:10 am

It also seemed to me, that most people actually found my site from the comments I left at John Chow not from being the number 1 commentator…

Singaporeboi December 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I occupied a spot in the top commentator on – Love the website.


Richael Neet December 2, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Well, I just came to your blog from John Chow dot com after reading one of your comments. The “Jesus” part in your domain brought me here out of curiosity. Now since I am her, I thought of leaving this short comment and then head over to subscribe to your feeds. Expect me to be more active on your blog, after I was impressed by the quality of your articles :)

Roman December 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm


I suppose this goes to show that leaving comments is a traffic generating strategy that works months after the comments are posted!

I’ll try to justify your high expectations!

Max the Micro Niche Finder March 24, 2009 at 1:57 am

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Jerry May 18, 2009 at 10:09 am

I’ve been lurking for a while and wanted you to know I enjoy reading your articles.

Alice Kinston June 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

I do trust all the concepts you’ve introduced on your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for novices. May just you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

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