12 Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog

by Onibalusi Bamidele on October 19, 2010 · 111 comments

12 Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog

Having a lot of comments on your blog has a lot of advantages including social proof, however, many people find it difficult to get comments on their blogs, this post will be listing 12 ways to get more comments on your blogs.

1. Give Your Best

Writing great content is not enough to get more comments but giving your best. Readers can easily see if you truly worked hard to write a particular post and once they could see that in your post they will appreciate it by commenting and sharing the post.

Don’t just write the same type of posts you write everyday, try to be creative and come up with better posts that are more unique.

2. Ask Questions

Asking questions on your blog can also be a great way to get more comments on your blog. Anytime you ask a question on your blog it creates an urge in your readers to answer that question, if your question is truly good enough you will be able to get a lot of response from your readers. One great example of this is the Ask the Readers posts that Dev does on this blog.

3. Be Controversial

People love being heard and they hate someone going against their opinion, especially publicly. A great way to get more comments is by going against the norm publicly, this will lead to more comments on your blog. For example, if you were to write a post listing 10 reasons why young entrepreneurs should not go to college you will get a lot of comments from concerned and angry parents and people who believe the best way to succeed in life is by going to school.

4. Run a Contest

Another way to get more comments on your blog is by running a contest and making it necessary to comment as a requirement to joining the contest. You can also decide to run a blog commenting contest in which someone with the highest number of comments will recieve a prize at the end of the month.

5. Write Top Posts

You can also get more comments on your blog by writing top posts. People love ranks and a great way to get their attention is by ranking some of the top people in your niche. For example, if you decide to compile a list of the top bloggers in your niche you will be more likely to gain more comments than with your regular posts.

6. Improve Your Call-toActions

Another effective way to significantly increase your blog comments is by improving your call-to-actions. If you normally end up a post without asking your readers to comment you might want to be asking them for their opinion anytime you write a post, this will lead to them responding because they have been asked.

7. Reply to Comments

A sure-fire way to gain more comments on your blog is by replying to comments. This is probably the best way to get more comments and it can be very effective irrespective of your blog size. If you do get 10 comments on your blog posts replying to comments will help double the number of comments to 20, which on its own is a great increase.

8. Make Your Posts Unique and Personal

Another great way to get more comments on your blog is by making your posts more unique and personal, if you keep on using the voice of a particular top blogger in your niche there will be every probabilty you won’t get enough comments. People love to know more, especially personal things, and that is why you will notice that some of the most commented posts on your blog are personal posts.

Try to inject your personality into your blog posts and make it look like your readers are interacting with you face to face, this will lead to them wanting to respond thereby bringing about more blog comments for you.

9. Reward Commenters

Another great way to get more comments on your blog is by rewarding commenters. You can decide to show some link love to your commenters by making comment links dofollow, you can also decide to be featuring the top commenter for a particular month in your blog posts or you can decide to reward your top commenters with cash and gift prizes. This will lead to more people wanting to comment.

10. Make Commenting Easy

People love ease and you can leverage this to your advantage. if it is possible to comment without entering a name you will notice a large increase in your comments.

Many people use captchas on their blog thereby complicating the commenting process for their readers, this will only make them lose comments. Try to eliminate every distraction and make commenting as easy as possible for your readers, this will bring in more comments for you.

11. Comment on Other Blogs

A sure-fire way to get more comments on your blog is by commenting on other blogs. Set aside a list of blogs on which you comment every day, with time the readers and owners of these blogs will come to notice you and as a result comment on your blog also. You can read this post for more on effective blog commenting.

12. Allow Readers to Subscribe to Comments

You can also get more comments by making it easy for your readers to subscribe to comments. Some commenters love to interact with other commenters and they find it difficult to do so if they don’t know when there is a new comment. Enabling comment subscription will let them know when another person comments thereby leading to more chances of interaction and more comments.

What is Your Best Way to Get More Comments?

Do you get much comments on your blog? What is your best way to get more comments on your blog? Feel free to share with us in the comments section.

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Gil Pizano October 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Thanks for taking the time to put these tips together! Very good stuff!
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Awesome Gil,

I’m glad you love the tips.

Thanks so much for commenting!
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Android October 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I am using method that make a question by the end of the post, then let’s customers and visitors discuss about it.
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am

Awesome Android,

Let me know how everything goes :)
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Tony May 26, 2011 at 5:14 am

It’s working well.
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Daisy October 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Replying to comments is what i believe is best thing to make strong bonds with your loyal visitors.
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

Great Daisy,

Replying to comments is a sure-fire way to get more comments on your blog.
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Kunal October 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

You write whatever you do and you follow. You wrote about how to get more comment and here you are, you have got so many comments for your this post.
Your posts are always worth reading. I love the way you write.
Keep going boy.
Wish you luck.
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

Awesome Kunal,

I’m glad you loved the post.

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Kunal October 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I love your all posts Oni.
You write great and I have been following you.
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Kok Siong October 24, 2010 at 12:04 am

Hi Onibalusi! Nice to meet you here!
I think we should ask question to get more comments is the point that i agree the most. Sometimes, the reader did not have any idea what to leave in the comment section. If we asked a question in the post, it is easier for them to answer our question in the comment section.
Best wishes to you Onibalusi! :)
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

Exactly Kok,

Ask questions to provoke comments. I’m glad you got my point.

Thanks so much for the awesome support!
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Jamie Northrup October 24, 2010 at 3:39 am

Great list, gotta keep this handy, I tweeted, voted it on blokube and SU.
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Onibalusi Bamidele October 25, 2010 at 11:15 am

Awesome Jamie,

Thanks so much for the support, really appreciated!
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Tinh October 26, 2010 at 7:05 am

Content seems the key to blog commenting. Great post @Oni
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Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach October 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

Don’t forget about installing Yoast’s great plugin to thank first time commenters! I did that yesterday – works great!
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Matt October 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Thanks for your real tips to get more comments.

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Leave them surprised. They will definitely ask you questions =p
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web marketing company October 28, 2010 at 6:38 am

I like your ideas for writing the effective comment and more readers come to read your comment.I really enjoy to write comments on blogs,which will help to increase backlinks to site.Well Replying to comments is a sure-fire way to get more comments on your blog.

Julian October 31, 2010 at 3:51 am

you’ve proven it with these comments on this post :-)

i think threaded comment also helpful
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Fortune Articles November 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

To allow your blog to be more interactive among your viewers it best to encourage them to comment on your blog.
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sara November 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I do think the greatest and quickest way to get comments is the contests. I have seen this on some sites, and the number of comments was amazing. They were not just SPAM type comments either. One such contest ran for approximately two weeks. The winner was the one who left the most comments. The winner had well over 100 comments. The comments actually were well thought out, as well.

Comments give the feeling of a community. The readers feel like they are active participants, so they are more likely to become a regular visitor.
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This is a really good post and shows that what your saying is true, look at all the comments on this post.
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…and the comments continue to pour in. This post is obviously leaving to its tittle.

Atlantic Birches Inn January 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Very worth while blog by Onibalusi Bamidele. Will definatley be back for future reads by him.
Really got me thinking on ways to get additional blog comments. Never thought of asking for comments, or being controversial or even rewarding commenters,

Berwyn Davies January 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Those look like good tips. Not sure how controversial I’m going to be on my blog, but hopefully I’ll be able to regularly pull off most of those techniques over the coming months.
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Jocuri Online January 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Great article!
If I ask a question on a blog I have visited and I check back and no answer is forthcoming I do think about whether the blog owner is interested or not.
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Togrul February 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Great post,

Thanks for sharing again. This is your second post that I’m reading today and both influenced me much.

You are doing great job.

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Artist Illustrator Blogger February 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

Great roundup about getting comments to the blog. I am currently facing this problem. People do not comment on my blog of an artist also the traffic grows with every month. I believe that I should change the comment system on my blog to make commenting easier. Thanks for the tips.
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Jocurica February 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Great list, actually best 12 ways you can use to get more comments on your blog…

Hkr May 3, 2011 at 4:09 am

Nice tips. I feel that leaving topics to be concluded by the readers and asking for their opinion is a great way to get more comments and make the readers read more.
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Great Tips Proactive information, it is these blogs that create and help others propel their own blogs

Aneesa June 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Some great tips there, but sometimes people don’t want to comment they just read or go.. its tought one when your getting hundreds of traffic and no comments or not much.. so i like the one where to ask questions .. i will be trying that one now.. and if anyone wants to vist me.. feel free and please leave your comments :P
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The best way to get comments is to right quality and controversial articles and reply to comments.
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i-tasik August 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

advice you give is quite potent, as evidenced by the many visitors and leave messages on your site. thanks for tips
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Robin August 27, 2011 at 2:07 am

I fully agree with the post and it is really usefl and I think reqarding the viewers or at least the top commentors is a good idea.
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Odesanya Taiwo January 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Thanks Oni, this is great

Bhavesh Sondagar February 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

Hi Onibalusi Bamidele,
I am agree with your points.Making blog commentluv is good idea to drive more traffic on our blog.Specially webmasters are commenting more on dofollow commentluv blogs.
Great Article.

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