How To Increase Blog Commenting?

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What are some ways that I can encourage or increase commenting on my blog?

The content is very good (in my opinion), i get a decent traffic flow but the readers don't really interact. Any ideas?
#blog #commenting #increase
  • Profile picture of the author Altered State
    Call to action in your last paragraph of the article
    Just convince the readers about what they have to do right after reading your article. If they enjoyed the reading, they will probably comment, subscribe, buy etc. whatever you ask them to do

    However, I don't see why would you even bother about the comments anyway, I don't think it could play any important role in most cases. Also be careful with those 'call to action' things I've described. In my opinion, they could help you if you make them wisely, but they can also make the readers run.
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Good advice above. Also, responding to comments (though not excessively -- you don't want to dominate the conversation or seem desperate) is a good way to increase comments as it gives your page a more conversational feel and lets people know they're being listened to. It also happens to be something I don't do nearly enough myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    I agree with a call to action.

    Commentluv gives readers an incentive to leave comments if they also own blogs.

    Additionally, comment on other blogs in your niche. Lots of bloggers are willing to return the favor and stop by yourself.

    Comments can be difficult at first as they tend to grow exponentially. The more active your site is, the more people are willing to contribute. It's getting those first few comments that's really tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venkat001
    While closing off your article, ask your readers few questions related to your article. Say, if you have written about "Private Blog Network", while closing off your article, ask your readers something like "what are your views about PBN" or "Have you implemented any of the above PBN strategies" etc..

    There are several other blogs, but at the moment I remember that Pat from Smart PassiveIncome does this activity very well. Check out.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    Commenting on other people's blog within your niche is a good way to develop friends in the blogging community. Pick five to ten very relevant, high traffic blogs within your niche and just become a regular reader/commenter on those sites. You would not be making comments for backlinks, but to start a conversation. Some of the bloggers who's site you are visiting will follow you back to your own blog and talk with you there. Some of their readers will too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Kruz
    Thank you guys for the advice, i really appriciate it!
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  • Profile picture of the author nizamkhan
    You can use commentluv plugin to attract more readers to leave comments on your site. This plugin have some great features that can help you get more engagement and comments on y our site by rewarding your readers for their comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Most of the time, and you will be surprised to know, that the form that you added to your blog for people to comment on is not working well.

    I heard this before where the person who owned the blog post did not properly add the HTML code and that was why no one was replying.

    Make sure it is working. You can do this by posting yourself with a new user name.
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    • Profile picture of the author TvMarcas
      apart from the obvious call to action, or asking your readers thoughts. have you considered running a weekly or monthly contest. since most people commenting actually own blogs you can have the "community member" of the month for example and do a small article on them and link to their blog. if you post everyday then you can have a weekly contest. apart from giving them some link juice you also create extra content for you blog. Might be a nice way to build a community sense around your content.
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    • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Most of the time, and you will be surprised to know, that the form that you added to your blog for people to comment on is not working well.

      I heard this before where the person who owned the blog post did not properly add the HTML code and that was why no one was replying.

      Make sure it is working. You can do this by posting yourself with a new user name.
      That's something that I bet most people would not have thought to do. But, site testing for functionality is very important. More than one broken link or feature of a site and a site visitor might just leave. Same thing for 'broken' commenting system. It seems like such a simple thing but it can happen.
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