Why no one comment on my blog?

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Hi Warriors,

I have a blog with about 40 articles and I update it regularly.

But there is no visitors commenting on my blog.

I got 400 unique visitors (from Asian countries) in this month, with zero comment...All the "comments" I got were spam. My content isn't crap and really provides value.

I don't want to abandon the blog and will still update it. But I found it really discouraging.

Below is the GA stat of my blog. Would you suggest something that I can do or improve?

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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    I find that, at first, the people who end up commenting on my blog are the ones whose blogs I comment on. Then, once search engine visitors see there are already comments, they join the conversation.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreyhuan
    Many bloggers who have such problem never asked for commenting.

    You want more comments, then invite your readers to comment.

    How about asking for their opinions, advice, or their feedback?
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  • ALWAYS invite your readers to comment on something specific about the article. Atleast this is what I do.

    Also try to comment on other people's blog, you will be surprised how many actually answers and head over to your site and leave a comment.

    Wanna try this? Try it out on my blog! Haha :-D
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Maybe ask a couple questions at the end of each post to encourage people to voice their opinions.

    You should also comment on related websites. Not only does blog commenting increase your website's exposure but it also encourages other people to return the favor and comment on your website.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheEye
      Comments tend to come from two sources
      • Emotional responses where people strongly agree or disagree with what you have said. If the article is passive there is no reason for them to comment
      • Relationships - where people have decided that you are a friend of theirs. That you are somebody that will help them in the future.
      Write your articles in a way that people will want to comment on them. Then ask for comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivansintmkt
    Thanks for all the suggestions above

    I will try to add a couple questions at the end of each post and ask the readers to comment.

    Also, the style of my articles is straight to the point and logical, but not appeal to emotion. The articles doesn't trigger some emotional responses as TheEye mentioned.
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    • Profile picture of the author glennshep
      Originally Posted by ivansintmkt View Post

      Also, the style of my articles is straight to the point and logical, but not appeal to emotion. The articles doesn't trigger some emotional responses as TheEye mentioned.
      Perhaps, then, that is something that you could consider changing? Straight-to-the-point and logical is a good thing, but if your visitors view the articles as too sterile then they may not feel inclined to post a comment. People often act on emotion, it's a very powerful marketing tool.

      If you want people to leave comments then essentially what you're wanting is a type of conversation. So if you want people to feel engaged enough to feel motivated to comment then you need to engage them and the best way to do this is to be yourself and give your visitors a reason to comment. You can still provide logical, straight-to-the-point content, but perhaps you could try doing it in a more personable way? Perhaps you could include a link to you blog so that we can take a look?

      The other thing I wonder is what are the sources of your visitors? Is it junk traffic or targeted traffic? If your traffic is coming through things like traffic exchanges and paid-to-click type systems then you're very unlikely to get quality visits whereas traffic coming from places such as the Warrior Forum and other people's blogs in your niche will be much more targeted and people will likely be more inclined to leave comments
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      • Profile picture of the author ivansintmkt
        Originally Posted by glennshep View Post

        Perhaps, then, that is something that you could consider changing? Straight-to-the-point and logical is a good thing, but if your visitors view the articles as too sterile then they may not feel inclined to post a comment. People often act on emotion, it's a very powerful marketing tool.

        If you want people to leave comments then essentially what you're wanting is a type of conversation. So if you want people to feel engaged enough to feel motivated to comment then you need to engage them and the best way to do this is to be yourself and give your visitors a reason to comment. You can still provide logical, straight-to-the-point content, but perhaps you could try doing it in a more personable way? Perhaps you could include a link to you blog so that we can take a look?

        The other thing I wonder is what are the sources of your visitors? Is it junk traffic or targeted traffic? If your traffic is coming through things like traffic exchanges and paid-to-click type systems then you're very unlikely to get quality visits whereas traffic coming from places such as the Warrior Forum and other people's blogs in your niche will be much more targeted and people will likely be more inclined to leave comments
        My visitors mainly come from Google and Yahoo. But the traffic is not that "targeted"...A lot of the search terms from Yahoo are irrelevant to my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Thomas
    Well, you have to have something that stirs people up to say "no way I'm not saying what I think about this!", so just go for something controversial enough to cause that discussion in comments. Publish an article which is in the op-ed style, strongly supporting a point that you KNOW is bound to lead to reactions from both sides.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhakasseo
    Originally Posted by ivansintmkt View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I have a blog with about 40 articles and I update it regularly.

    But there is no visitors commenting on my blog.

    I got 400 unique visitors (from Asian countries) in this month, with zero comment...All the "comments" I got were spam. My content isn't crap and really provides value.

    I don't want to abandon the blog and will still update it. But I found it really discouraging.

    Below is the GA stat of my blog. Would you suggest something that I can do or improve?

    Here is the thing might be. Look at your bounce rate it is over 50% which is not good at all. If your content is compelling and you are driving right visitors to your website then you will have relevant comment on your article.

    Do as follow:

    Add relevant content to website.
    Make your website visible among those who have interest in your niche.

    Let me know...
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    • Profile picture of the author ivansintmkt
      Originally Posted by jhakasseo View Post

      Here is the thing might be. Look at your bounce rate it is over 50% which is not good at all. If your content is compelling and you are driving right visitors to your website then you will have relevant comment on your article.

      Do as follow:

      Add relevant content to website.
      Make your website visible among those who have interest in your niche.

      Let me know...
      Yea the bounce rate of my site is not ideal.
      It really requires a lot of effort to lower the bounce rate to 50%.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Asking people to comment helps a lot but not just by saying "please leave a comment" but by asking a question about their opinions on the post and telling them to reply below the post.

    400 unique visitors is very low per month. Bounce rate is quite high.

    40 articles and updating regularly is a waste of time when you have no visitors. Don't update so often you're wasting your content as no one is seeing it.

    Focus on promoting your content to get traffic and once you have an audience update regularly.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    When writing any type of salescopy the formula to follow is AIDA.

    The last A in that formula refers to Action. That is asking people to take the action you want them to take. Too often it is assumed that people will know what action to take but it's not the case.

    If you want to increase the number of comments you get then you need to ask people for those comments. It can be as simple as adding an extra sentence to the end of each blog post.

    "What do you think? Share your opinion below..."

    Anything like that. The closer the question relates to the blog post the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Your bounce is quite high. Maybe you need to focus first on driving more traffic to you blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author raheelmushtaq
      Try to comment on other people's blog so that way they will also comment back on your website..!
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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by Evocess View Post

      Your bounce is quite high. Maybe you need to focus first on driving more traffic to you blog.
      Driving more traffic won't help his bounce rate. It'll just send more of it bouncing away.

      Solving the problem of bounce rate would be a good start. Content that people want to read, images can help people engage, more of a user friendly site etc all help bounce rate.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElaineBrown
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      Originally Posted by Evocess View Post

      Your bounce is quite high. Maybe you need to focus first on driving more traffic to you blog.
      Hi,
      I am facing the same problem. Are there any tools other than the contents of my blog articles to drive traffic towards my blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author NataliaF
    Agree on encouraging users to comment. They need to feel like they have something to say. Ask questions, ask for their opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author nerdy88
    Yeah that is a great question and than you for the great answers too warriors! but i have a similar problem!

    this site World of Wealth

    needs more comments and views!!!

    Please send me any links to any blogs and i would be happy to comment if i do have anything to say!
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Firstly - Ask your readers to comment, ask their thoughts on your post and engage them in conversation, they'd be more likely to comment.

    Second - Comment on other peoples blog and they might comment back and other bloggers might see your comment and check out your blog too.
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