HOW TO: Get More Blog Comments On Every Article

Get more comments on every articleHow do you feel when you land on a blog with no comments on most of the posts?

It becomes hard for any blogger to take their blogs to the next level without having much reader interaction on their blogs. Agree?

If you want to build loyal readership around your blog(s), blog comments are the best way to start.

Without further ado here are few unique ways to get more blog comments on every article that you write.

Headlines are EVERYTHING

If you want to get blog comments, the first thing you should worry about is your headlines.

How are your headlines? Are they creating enough curiosity to open the links or they are just generic?

If you have attention grabbing headlines on all of your blog posts, you tend to get more blog comments. When people find your headlines interesting, they will further read your blog posts and if they find enough meat in your posts, they will like to give you something in return by sharing your posts or commenting on them.

So make sure you are spending quality time in writing great headlines that will make anyone to click on your posts.

Make it extremely easy to comment

Only 5 out of 100 people leave blog comments on any blog. Because most bloggers are lazy, they read the stuff and go away without taking any action.

So it’s your responsibility to make the commenting system as easy as possible to get more blog comments. Don’t use the captcha system on your comment box, it will scare anyone. Most readers will never comment if you use captcha on your blogs.

If you have a brand new blog, it’s a smart strategy to enable Facebook comments in your blog along with the normal commenting system. This way you will be able to pull more people’s attention to comment on your blogs, nevertheless to say Facebook commenting system is the easiest way to get more comments.

If you worry about getting spam blog comments, install G.A.S.P WP plugin. This is by far the best plugin to control spam comments when you use it along with the Akismet plugin.

Ask opinions at the end

Do you know the secret of getting more product sales, leads or blog comments?

It is, ASKING others to do it.

If you don’t ask, no one cares, simple as that.

Most bloggers who get less blog comments don’t ask their readers’ opinions about the post, and they don’t create any anticipation among their visitors.

If you want to get more blog comments on every article that you write, call your readers to take some action. It’s often called CTA (Call To Action); you can boost your comments by using CTA at the end of each post.

You could ask questions like, what do you think about the post, Do you have any more thoughts about the post, etc. to know their opinions.

Notify when they get replies

Comment notifier is the best WP plugin to get more blog comments. It will send emails to the commentators when you respond to them. You will also receive mails whenever you commenters further respond to you. This will improve the loyalty of your readership.

You can turn on automatic notification by default or you can modify a few changes manually.

Subscribe to Comments is another good alternative plugin that allows commenters to subscribe to e-mail notifications for subsequent comments.

Most people love CommentLuv

Have you observed CommentLuv enabled blogs? They get lots of blog comments every time. Why?

There are so many benefits of using CommentLuv on your blogs. Few are:

  • Your commenters will be able to show their recent posts
  • You can offer dofollow links to those who shares, circles or tweets
  • Most people love to comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs

Here’s the free version of CommentLuv plugin, install it if you want to get more blog comments.

Reward the BEST commentators

Use top commenter widget to show the top commentators on your blogs every month. Who doesn’t like to be spotted on #1 on any blog? The commenter will get traffic to their blogs and also links to improve their rankings.

Or write a post for the best commentators on your blogs to encourage them to write more thoughtful comments on your blogs.

You can also highlight the unique comments by displaying the comments on your blog posts.

What do you think about the post? Share your valuable views in the Comment section.



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On July 19, 2013 by in Blogging | Short Link: http://hbb.me/1dHDobG  

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13 Opinions on “HOW TO: Get More Blog Comments On Every Article

  1. This is a great guide Ian, thanks. I’ve noticed I get good response when I have a grabbing headline and when I end my posts with questions. I’ll keep your post handy, because all in all, this is a wonderful summary and helpful guide. I’m doing some of this.I always think that its important to leave good quality comments on peoples blogs instead of always putting ‘great blog keep it up’ or words to that effect!

    • Hello Aisha,
      I am glad that you liked my article. Follow the points written in this article; you will not only get lots of comments, but will also increase your reader base.

      Thanks.

  2. “”Ask opinion in the last and ComLuv”” these two ways arr really good to apply on your blog post because when you will touch with your reader then they will show more interest to read your post and leave comment on it.

    • Hello,
      Its a fact that ComLuv and asking the opinion increases the chances of getting more comments on your posts.

      Thanks.

  3. There tow points are very important and helpful to get good comments on any blog which are “Make it extremely easy to comment” and “Ask opinions at the end”. I visited lots of blogs which have very complicated comment box or method and i left it due to that complication. Therefore easy commenting system and box both are essential to get good comments. Ask opinion is the essential thing for every blog and blogger because that point urges to user for commenting.

    • Hello Maria,
      I agree with you that the commenting system is also a factor for getting more comments on your posts.

      Thanks.

  4. I know that these are the same old tricks but thanks for making me notify them…as these tricks still work out in get a lot of comments #self experience

  5. Infect it is big factor because when a reader or visitor visit any blog and like to comment on any post and get a complicated commenting system definitely he/she leave it. Therefore an easy commenting system is the most important factor to increase visitors and comments on any post but one thing is important in this scenario that these comments should have anti spam check.

  6. Good points here. I think the best way I have found to increase blog comments is to respond to each comment if appropriate. This in itself increases the total comments, but the fact that you are responsive encourages more interaction with your site.

  7. Commenting on other niche blogs and CommentLuv is alone enough to do the magic I believe. Anyways, Great points here.

  8. Using the Commentluv plugin is a great way to get more comments flowing into our blog.

  9. Asking questions at the end of posts is the BEST WAY to get comments! People LOVE to talk about themselves – they don’t even necessarily need to READ your post, they can just scroll down to the bottom and answer questions related to your post. If any of them truly intrigue them, then can can go back and read.

    I make a lot of videos on my blog too and that tends to keep people coming.
    I also respond to EVERY blog comment possible, so they know that I am HUMAN and FRIENDLY!

  10. These days comments are turning to be a medium of building links and sometimes visitors make pointless comments . This is a great draw back of using comment driving methods.

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