Blog Hop – What is it? Do you find Blog Hopping successful? I’ve seen daily hops around the blogosphere and wondered about them. I have a done a couple myself over time with no great results. They don’t seem to be sticky – no return visitors after the hopping is done. Are we just hopping our time away?
What Is A Blog Hop?
A blog hop is when a blogger invites others to share their banner on their blog and comment on their posts. It encourages many other bloggers to come by and share a comment and a link. You can find many blog hops on Pinterest here. These makes me wonder what Google will be thinking of these hops for SEO. Will it hurt the sites that sponsor them or those that particpate? I haven’t read anything from Matt Cutts on this subject of hopping.
Successful or Not?
I know to achieve great results you must be consistent and work at it diligently. I’m very curious about Blog Hops and which ones are successful and worth the time to hop around. Maybe the key is that they must be very niche oriented. General ones may not be as successful at retaining readers. I do particpate in Chasing Joy’s Flashback Friday but it’s not a full hop as I don’t haave to post her banner on my site. I was never a fan of seeing all those banners on the sidebar of the those that particpated in blog hops. It made their blogs look very cheap and hard to read. I do like the way this hop has been done by Bren from PibblesNMe. It’s much neater looking and very niche related.