Comments on your blog posts are no less than awards. Every Blogger wants to get huge number of good comments on their blog posts. It makes them happy as well as motivation to work even better.
Internet is full of blogs and even a particular niche has thousands of blogs which makes harder for bloggers to drag comments on their posts. You need to stand out of the crowd of those thousand blogs to get good number quality comments on your posts.
There are a lot of things and ideas which you can keep in mind in order to get a lot of comments on each of your blog posts.
Here I am sharing few of the ideas which I implement on this blog to get good readers who comment most often. Read on….
Write Useful blog Posts:
The first thing you should understand that you need readers who comment on your posts. You shouldn’t need just comments but the quality comments from readers.
When someone comes to your blog, you must have content that doesn’t let them bounce back and let them stick on the blog to read the content. This can only be done if you write well researched quality content which solves your readers’ issues.
You should analyse your Site’s Analytics and check which kind of posts are being read the most by readers on your blog. Are they staying? if yes then which kind of content they are spending more time?
Check out these details and then write content accordingly. Suppose on your blog you share blogging tips, SEO tips and money making tips. When you check analytics you come to know that the readers of SEO tips is more but you still keep on sharing money making tips then you will feel that the engagement is less.
So the conclusion is write what your readers want!
Asking questions or somehow like Poll might help you get more comments on your blog posts. But it doesn’t mean that you stuff your blog with unecessary questions and polls. Keep it natural and do at regular intervals.
It works great!
Answer The Comments:
Read each and every comment on your blog posts and try to reply to most of them because when a good reader of yours reads your post, then write a comment, he expects your reply on the same. If you don’t reply to them, gradually you will see number of comments is reducing thus make a habit of responding to your readers’ comments. This motivates them to read more and comment more on your blog.
Use CommentLuv Plugin
Using commentluv plugin did help me get more comments as users get chance to show up their latest post along with comment. I have experimented this by removing the plugin for 2-3 months and result was worse thus I got back to commentluv. I have written a post which tells the Benefits Of CommentLuv Plugin. do read it and you will come to know how beneficial this particular plugin is.
Top Commenter Widget:
Have top commentator widget on your blog. This will increase commentator’s interest to comment on your blog because they get more referral traffic to their blog from your blog. Readers also become happy to see their name on the home page of any blog. Its somehow psychological that everyone likes to see their name on good sites.
I had it till recent months but I removed due some issues but I will be adding some other plugin soon. It works great!
Be calm and Polite:
At times you get harsh comments from many of your readers. In such situation try be calm and reply politely.
As you are writing for people, you might get criticism many times. Just be good and handle them easily without getting angry. If you get angry you can loose many readers and commenters.
Select Easy Comment System:
I love to comment on the blogs which are using default WordPress commenting system because its simple. I have seen many sites using different comment systems which can irritate readers so I would suggest to keep your comment area as simple as possible.
These are few ways which might help you get more comments on your every blog posts. Share your ideas how you drag more comments on your blog?