Is your blog the best kept secret on the web? Do you want to get more comments on your blog?
Then stick with me, I have a few ideas to encourage your readers to comment on your blog more. By implementing these tips regularly, you will get better interaction. Do not expect miracles overnight. Just keep at it and you’ll see improvements, guaranteed.
Here are 3 incredibly easy ways to get more comments on your blog:
1. Ask and you shall receive.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. ~Mahatma Ghandi.
At the end of your post, invite your readers to comment on it, either to share their tips, answer a question, or ask you a question about the contents of the blog post. Many people need a nudge or call to action to comment. See that Your turn! heading at the end of every post? That’s intended as a reminder for readers to take action.
2. Give your commentator something in exchange.
If you are not getting comments at all, try installing CommentLuv, a plugin that adds a link to the most recent blog post of the commentator next to their comment. Automatically, isn’t that great?
Many people these days are actually checking out to see if a blog is CommentLuv-enabled before leaving a comment. Go with the free plugin or the premium (paid) plugin, the choice is yours. I installed the paid plugin – you can try it out by leaving a comment on any of my blog posts and see how it adds your link. See what I’m doing here? Applying tip #1 and asking you to comment ;)
If you are getting comments already, encourage the commentators to come back and comment even more by visiting their blog and commenting, thanking them on Twitter, or sending them a Thank you email. The CommentLuv premium plugin allows you to do that. And yes, there is a version of it for Blogger too, not just WordPress. Sweet, isn’t it?
3. Join Blog Commenting Tribes
Join Facebook groups or pages that encourage blog commenting. If you do not know of one, check out my Facebook page, I run a Blog Commenting Weekend every week. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and get your blogs read and commented on.
There you have it: 3 incredibly easy ways to get more comments on your blog!
What are some of your tips to get more comments on your blog? Share with me in a comment, please!