9 Ways to Increase Comments on your blog

1 – End every single post with 2-3 questions. This helps foster comments because when folks ask questions, a few readers at least tend to want to answer.

Do this with all posts. No exceptions. Condition commentors to step up to the plate and share their thoughts.

Don’t just go with the generic “add a comment”, “what do you think?” or “what tips can you add?”. Ask probing, specific questions…like: “Are you frustrated by not getting comments on your blog? What are you doing about it? What blog commenting tips can you add to this list?”

These specific questions are emotional push buttons which make people think and also, which make people want to speak up and comment.

2 – Add in 1-2 questions in the mid-point of the blog post. For some reason this seems to subconsciously motivate readers to respond. Almost like magic, really. Works like a charm.

Having these questions in mind when you ask the questions at the end of the post your readers will be ready to respond
3 – This is a big big big one: comment on top blogs from your niche. But….write a 5 to 10 paragraph comment that is insightful, helpful, personalized, polite and thorough, where you add your thoughts to 1-2 points from the blog.

You will get other readers to comment on your comment if you make it interesting and refer to the points in the blog posts. You will find that if others are impressed with your comment then they will follow your link back to your blog. This is a fantastic way to get traffic.

Stick to the top, most popular blogs in your niche. This is how to get interested eyeballs on your blog comments so that many of these social, engaging people click through after you generated interest through your comment, and then they visit your blog and leave a comment after reading your latest posts.

4 – Be persistent in commenting on other blogs. It may take 1 post, 2 weeks or a month to draw blog commentors to your blog with your blog commenting campaign, but they will come.

5 – Write practical posts related 100% to your niche. People will comment on posts that solve their specific problems. So….solve the problems by writing in-depth, helpful, step by step posts.

6 – Buy a Domain and Hosting to go with a WordPress Blog

Not sure if you are on wordpress or not, but go with a wordpress blog immediately if you are not on it. Builds credibility, which inspires more folks to comment on your blog.

7 – Respond to all comments within 24 hours. Responding to comments encourages your readers to return to your posts, and to comment regularly. Which also draws in more readers and commentors who want to be a part of the commenting party.

8 – Accept this truth: you don’t need a popular blog to get comments. Some bloggers get at least 5 or 10 comments per post with 100 to 200 visitors daily. They have an engaged following and they take care of their readers by responding to their comments and by solving reader problems through their blog posts.

5 Comments

  • The Great Gordino

    May 3, 2017

    Nice list there Jenelle!
    I like asking questions too, although I admit have been guilty of going with ‘do leave a comment’!

    A lot of comments I get are as an answer to the questions I asked at the end of my posts, so that’s proof if ever that this is certainly a tip that works!
    Cheers,
    Gordon

  • Larry

    May 6, 2017

    I learned a few thing here. Very good. I’ll be back!

  • beanzaround@gmail.com

    June 14, 2017

    Hey Larry,
    Sorry for the delay in my response. I am glad you were able to learn something from my posy about increasing comments on your blog.
    I love leaving comments as they are a great way to say thanks

  • beanzaround@gmail.com

    June 14, 2017

    Hey there Gordon Thanks for stopping by. Glad you are getting your questions answered.
    Jenelle

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