If you have any doubt whether being a Top Commentator will actually bring visits from other blogs to your site, check out my Google Analytics’ Site Overlay report below.
Each bar represents the clicking popularity of the links in my site, in this case the main page. The humble WebGrrrl.net is viewed by around 1,200 unique visitors a month, and from the looks of it, one-third of the exit clicks from my site are made on the Top Commentators’ sites. (I have to note that my analytics for this month has dropped because I have forgotten to add the codes in when I did my site migration late last month; I only remembered to put it back in a couple of days ago.)
This goes to show that commenting more matters! Just remember, there is such thing as a blog commenting etiquette; don’t comment just for the sake of it, but make an effort and at least let it mean something to the blog owner. Otherwise, you’ll be turning yourself into a fool and may even get banned from the blog.
If you like to have a Top Commentators widget into your WordPress blog, it’s available at WordPress.org Plugin Repository.