Comments are a great mean of discussion on a blog Nowadays. People love to write comments on blogs and even bloggers love to read comments from their readers. Comments can also be a great source of motivation for the newbie bloggers. But unfortunately mostly newbie bloggers fail to make readers comment on their blog. Comments on a blog post also attract readers and they also want to join the discussion by dropping their comment on that blog post.
Another interesting and useful thing about comments is that comments on a blog can also improve its Alexa rank. Sounds Weird? Maybe, But if a user with Alexa toolbar installed drop a comment on your blog. Alexa will mark your content as engaging and this will improve your Alexa rank.
But the question is that “How to get more comments on your blog?”. I know it is a question mostly bloggers want to know about. That’s the purpose of writing this blog post. I have ordered a complete list of tactics I have used to improve the comments ratio on my blog and find them Effective.
I am successful in increasing my comment ratio to 300% using these simple tips on my blog. You can also get more comments on your blog, using these 8 Tips. I hope that they will also work for you.
1. Write Authentic content:
The first thing you have to work on is to write unique and authentic content on your blog If you want to get more comments on your blog. Because people love to talk about new things, if you are copying content from another website or blog then it is also bad for your blog’s SEO and SERP Rankings.
So, in order to get more comments on your blog, you have to write unique and authentic content and always publish the well-crafted content on your blog. Don’t go with the cheap and low-quality content, even with the guest posts. Always analyze the blog posts you receive deeply and then decide whether they deserve to be published or not.
2. Make connections with your readers:
A great tip to increase the number of people who comment’s on your blog is to make a connection with your blog’s readers. If your readers are connected with you on social media sites or through email, they will definitely love to read, share and comment on what you have written.
Building connections with your reader are always recommended by most of the Pro Bloggers. If you are managing a good connection between you and your reader then He/She will definitely drop a lovely comment on your blog post.
3. Comment on other niche-related Blog’s:
Do always be yourself, if you want others to comment on your blog, you must have to comment on theirs too. This can be called comment exchange, but believe me it helps a lot to encourage other readers to drop a comment on your blog. You can visit the blogs of your fellow bloggers and can drop your valuable words there and in exchange of love, they will also comment on your blog too.
Also, consider commenting on the blogs of those who comments on your blog, this will also encourage them to do more comments on your blog.
4. Make Commenting easier:
Yeah! You heard it correct. If a reader finds commenting on your blog difficult, He would skip the comment. In order to get more comments on your blog, you must have to make comments on your blog easier. I prefer to use Disqus Commenting system if you are using Blogger as your blogging platform.
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If you are blogging on WordPress then consider removing the Website field from your comments section, because it can be confusing for a commenter who doesn’t own a website or blog.
5. Reply to the Comments on your Blog:
Always give value to your reader and commenter. If you are not prioritizing your reader then you will fail in building a readership for your blog and this can lead your blog towards failure. A reader always considers comments as the best way to ask you something or contact you.
So, don’t ever let them down by ignoring their comments. If they are spending time commenting on your blog then you must have to reply their comments. This will give a boost to the number of comments on your blog because when others find you replying to the comments of others, they will also want to ask you something.
Try to share the love with your readers, spending time replying to your readers comments can be the best way to do this. If you are getting a lot of comments on your blog and it’s hard to reply them daily, You can reply to all of them on a specific day. Must reply to comments on the latest blog posts for a couple of days.
6. End your Post with a call-to-action:
Another effective way to get more comments on your blog is to leave your blog posts unfinished. Here it doesn’t mean to leave them empty. End you blog posts with some questions for your readers to answer through comments. I also used this tactic and this works best for me.
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Always end your post by asking your reader some sort of questions. Ask them to share their views in comments like What they think about your blog post and How they think it can be helpful. This will help you increasing the number of people commenting on your blog posts.
7. Ask your readers to comment:
Remember one thing “If you don’t ask, the answer will be a clear NO!”. Don’t be shy, asking the reader to comment. But Ask, don’t beg for comments. There is a huge difference in “Please Comment” & “Please, Please, Please Comment”. Go and ask your readers to comment and express their views about what you have written. Why not ask for comments?
Remember, You are providing them helpful content for free. So why not they will comment, They definitely will be. Use this tip and it will increase comments on your blog posts.
8. Build E-Mail Subscribers for your blog:
This is also one of the most effective tactics to get more comments and shares on your content. Encourage your readers to subscribe to your Newsletter in order to get fresh content delivered to their inboxes for free. By doing this, you can collect a large number of e-mails to which you can send a summary of what you have written today and a link to your latest blog post.
This will turn your visitors into your followers and they will comment and share your blog posts over the Social media also.
The e-mail subscribers list is the power of a blog. The more people subscribe, the wider audience you are getting. You will also get comments on your blog posts even if you are not asking the reader to drop a comment. Just tell them that you love to listen from them and they will definitely comment.
Over to You!:
Now, here I am winding up my post. I have served you with the best and the most effective tactics to get more comments on your blog, near to me. Now the rest’s depends on you, that how you implement these tips on your blog? and How you get benefited from that?. Remember “Inspiration is useless without Implementation”. You must have to implement these tips, in order to get results.
Prioritize your readers and encourage them to comment on your blog by mentioning them on your blog, or by giving them free giveaways as a reward of commenting on your blog. This will encourage more and more readers to comment on your blog. Comments are the best way to get post ideas also because they allow you to listen from your readers and Being a blogger you just have to write a comment which your reader want to read about.
If you think that I’ve missed a point or a tip, It’s your turn. Go and share it with others by dropping it in comments. Even if you don’t have anything to Share, then go and tell me, what you think about this post? I love to listen from my friends (my readers).