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Having read SamanaThon.com for a while I thought it was time to talk to him, spurred on by his top commenter’s link back I started chatting with him on his blog.

A week or so later he has:

  1. Included me in two speed reviews
  2. Added me to his blogroll (links)
  3. Provided me with a most valuable one way review into another blog of mine (which I am trying to boost google rankings for)
  4. Let me spam my way onto his top commenter’s list!

At this point your probably thinking

give me a month and Ill have the shirt off his back!

However, Saman is no fool, his blog is an excellent example of how to lever the power of a blogging community to increase traffic. Saman has not lost sight of the fact that it was the community that put him there, and, will help keep him there, illustrated by his post “It’s Time To Give Back“, and, if my experience is anything to go by, you can take him at his word.

Interestingly Saman is posting objectives for successful blogging which is full of useful tips for anyone wanting to raise the profile of their blog.

I recently asked Saman how much he was making from his blog, he replied by saying that it was not making much, but he was “about to make some changes”. Having levered the community to increase traffic, it is going to be interesting watching how Saman levers his traffic to generate income. I have no doubt that he will be successful in this and will post some interesting articles on the subject.

The thing that makes Saman’s blog such a good read is that what he has done is achievable. There are other good blogs out there, JohnChow.com for example, which give a wealth of information on how to increase blog traffic, but many of the methods described are out of reach for the average blogger.

Saman recently started from scratch, there is nothing described in this blog that you cannot implement for yourself, making it particularly valuable for new bloggers.

I mentioned earlier how Saman let me ‘spam’ my way onto his top commenter’s list, but this is nothing compared to Saman’s own antics, tearing up JohnChow.com’s comments list! If you want to know how to write rapid fire, two syllable comments and get away with it then….. you’ll have to ask him, …..I don’t know how he does it either….. it must just be because people like him.

Having tried to keep up with his comment spam fest for a week, I think I am developing RSI. I have trouble eating with a knife and fork and have come to the conclusion that either:

  1. Saman is off-shoring his comment writing to a sweat shop in the far east
  2. Saman is using a Robot

Now Saman, before you go running off to your lawyer, just remember, I’m writing out of the UK, that’s how things work here, you cant touch me ;-)

Saman is also a source of useful information on the FORTY ONE WordPress Plugins he is using, all of which are vital to the efficient running of his blog, including the “Random Quote” at the bottom right of the screen :-) (it is often very funny).

This leads me into one of the main themes of Samanathon.com, technology. Saman has a lot of useful information on Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as more human categories such as Comedy, Cars, Animals, Comment Spamming (sorry I just had to ;-) ), Japanese shows…. it just go’s on.

I have only covered a fraction of what Samanathon.com has to offer, I could go on, but it will be far easier if you just pay him a visit!

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    26 Comments

    Comment by Saman Sadeghi

    That is an awesome review!! Thanks a lot!

    How much do I owe you ;)

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Glad you liked it, I had fun writing it, thanks for the stuff you’ve done for me this week, its been really helpful.

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    Comment by Saman Sadeghi

    By the way, I was laughing my ass off while reading this!!

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Yeah its the best one Ive written yet, I like it :-)

    I’ve added top commenters to this blog now if you want to rip it up!

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    Comment by drt

    I wish my Engrish is good enough to write a review like this. But as a benefactor of Saman’s generousity, I could agree no more with your comment. I’m sure we would hear soon that he is our next dot com mogul. Good review!

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    Comment by David

    Good review!! Saman is a great guy, comment whore, and has some good posts on his site. Always enjoy his site!!

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    Comment by Saman Sadeghi

    Thanks David! I really appreciate that!

     
     
    Comment by SiteLogic

    Me too :)

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Hi DRT,

    Well, I am English !!

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    Comment by Frank

    I’m sure that’s just the type of review that Saman likes – lots of deep linking. If he’s shown you the link love, you’ve certainly returned the favour here. :)

    Nice thorough review with a healthy dose of ‘sassy’.

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Thanks Frank,

    I always try to deep link in context, its the way I like em!

    Im going to have to put Brians Dreaded comments on here over the weekend, its getting a bit messy!

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    Comment by lyndonmaxewell

    That was a nice review. Had a good laugh in the process. That’s what it is. Saman never forgets the people that brought him up there. That’s one thing to learn!

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Yeah I know, he’s a good guy :-)

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    Comment by MasterSparky

    Saman is now in my queue for a review thanks to you.

    Enjoy your site as well as Samans. Thanks!

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Why thanks to me??

    Samans site is cool, I was googlind for an IE hack yesterday and landed on his site.

    It didnt tell me what I wanted to know though :-(

    Still, its positive for Saman!

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    Comment by Saman Sadeghi

    Well, what were you looking for? I’ll see if I can write about it!

     
     
    Comment by Armen

    Yeah, I must agree. Saman has shown us all the power of building a community by simply being generous, and it’s been paid back ten-fold.

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    Comment by msdanielle

    i think saman IS a robot. lol ;)

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    If you check his blog he’s been saving Japan from Godzilla apparently! I really dont know where he gets the time to do all this stuff!

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    Comment by Ajith

    I too think saman is like suer man he comments on popular blogs like it is coming out right out of sky..How does he do it

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Every site I visit he seems to be in the myBlogLog recent visitors!!

    Comment by Saman Sadeghi

    I’m like the Matrix, I’m everywhere…

    :twisted:

     
     
     
    Comment by Culture Shiok!

    I’m a big fan of Saman! :mrgreen:

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    Comment by SiteLogic

    Yeah its a good blog, I read it most days now, he’s a very busy man, Im sure he has a day job too!

     
     

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