So many IM blogs but where's all the comments?

by David_Thompson 8 replies
Hey guys,

been surfing around over the last couple weeks
and checkin out other IM'ers blogs and one thing
I notice is that most are getting traffic but where
the hell is all the interactivity, you know comments
feedback?

I would sure love to get others feedback on this
and you can give a a few ideas on how one can go
about getting visitors to leave comments..

Any ideas how?

--David
#main internet marketing discussion forum #blogs #comments
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Hi David,

    One good way is to open a debate in your blog post.

    Like: - "What is the best article directory?" and then at the bottom of the post ask people to leave a comment with their thoughts.

    The more controversial the question, the better!
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    • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
      I've seen some awesome IM blogs that have really
      awesome topics which should spark a debate but
      they don't and this is another observation even
      top blogs outside the IM niche have this same issue.

      So the question is how to get more people commenting
      and leaving feedback beside the engaging article?

      --David
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi David,

        WIIFM

        EG -

        a) do follow comments

        b) top commentators plugin/recent comments plugin - showing on home page
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        Roger Davis

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        • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
          Roger, I do get what you're say and I've seen site
          with all these tools that still don't spark any conversation
          even with the WIIFM aspect.

          What other ways can we get our visitors to leave comment
          bribes maybe?

          --David
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW
    You make a good point. I run a reasonably popular forex blog but get very few people actually commenting on any of my posts. I know they're reading them and I think they enjoy them judging by the feedback I receive via email, but comments are extremely rare, and it's the same with many other forex blogs that I visit.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    It needs to be worth their time to leave the comment. If they have to register on the site just to leave a comment most of the time they will just skip it because it takes too long. If the won't be able to throw their website link into the comment they will probably skip it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author jestershaw
    WIIFM would be another chance to have your signature seen.

    Seriously though, I have asked a few quesitons today on the forum, one about fonts and one about printing within the forum and neither one has even had a view or reply.

    People really subscribe in the WIIFM theory and it makes me irate that I help out as much as I can and when I need help the well is dry...not always but lately.
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    • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
      Originally Posted by jestershaw View Post

      WIIFM would be another chance to have your signature seen.

      Seriously though, I have asked a few quesitons today on the forum, one about fonts and one about printing within the forum and neither one has even had a view or reply.

      People really subscribe in the WIIFM theory and it makes me irate that I help out as much as I can and when I need help the well is dry...not always but lately.
      Dude what does your reply have to do with this thread
      I've started and what this comment about signature seen?

      If you have ask a question and other members haven't
      replied to it well they might not be able to help or the
      people that can help are not on the forum at the moment.

      --David
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