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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