Blog commenting is the new strategy for building relationships with bloggers, getting backlinks and improving the SEO performance.Real blog comments also boost up the relationship between the readers and the blogger. Bloggers relish comments on their blogs. Of course, genuine comments make us feel appreciated. Agreed?
I also have to make it clear if your blog doesn’t get too much engagement it does not mean that your content is failing or you can’t grow.
However, it might be possible that you are not adopting foolproof methods or tips to get more comments on your blog. Don’t fret out! I reveal few secrets which immensely worked for my blog.
Here, you go.
When I planned to join blogging field I never knew how a blogger gets too many comments on their blogs. Honestly, I wasn’t even familiar with all technical terms like back links, keywords, Search Engine Optimization etc. I kept my ultimate focus to read and get the best understanding of blogging. Till date, I learn more about blogging technicalities to grow myself even better every day. Competition is getting stiffer and we communicators also have to be smart. Am I right?
Before I “pitch” you the proven ways to get authentic comments on your blog, you should understand that blog engagement takes time and you can still expand even if you don’t have excessive comments.
I understand you hate spam. Everyone does. It just makes your blog frustrating and annoying. That’s why I’m only revealing you actionable ways for getting true and genuine comments. One real comment is way better than swarming your site with teasing spam comments. Such baseless comments also affect the overall rank, speed, and performance of the blog.
Few things I want to show you;
- One of my posts got 68 comments till now and they are still growing.
- Another informative post on ‘The ultimate guide for understanding Pinterest group boards’ got 38 comments.
I just wanted to let you know that you can also get comments.
It’s not a big deal!
I’m helping you out. Just stick to this post till the end.
And, I don’t want to keep those surefire ways of getting comments locked further. Here, we go.
How To Get ONLY Authentic Comments On Your Blog
I am just writing tips that worked for my blog and I really hope it works exactly on your site.
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With that, let’s grab the 9 proven ways to get ONLY genuine comments on your blog.
1- Feed Your Readers With Valuable Content
When preparing content for your site, imagine yourself as a reader or an observer. Blogging content is more like a food for readers. I believe you don’t want to spoil your reader’s digestive system by providing poor content. Quality content means healthy food.
It doesn’t matter if you write lifestyle posts, health-related topics or even tutorial guides make sure you provide a valuable content. Readers only leave comments on thoughtful posts which are written excellently for building engagement with them.
You need to affirm if you are writing good content or not.
- Are you writing inspirational content?
- Do you add value to your content?
- Are you putting efforts for producing meaningful posts?
- Do you provide ultimate takeaway for your readers?
- Are you solving one common problem of your readers?
The list goes on. Before you expect few comments on your blog, it’s your responsibility to cross-question yourself about the content you produce. This strategy will also help you increase blog traffic rapidly.
With time, I’ve realized that creating a perfect blog post is the fundamental key to bringing traffic and engagement on your site.
2 – Have A Strong Opinion
One of the reasons for people posting comments on successful websites is the powerful opinions shared by popular bloggers. You must have read quality blog posts on the popular blog sites where readers love to comment and get their answers.
The reason is crystal clear.
Those top-notch bloggers are brave for taking stands and then, they stick to it.
The audience gets persuaded by bloggers or writers who are actually passionate about what they are writing. A number of fictional content writers have abilities to make readers fall in love with their stories and characters. The same principle goes for blog writing.
You need to be passionate about your writing.
A strong opinion drives people interest to add a comment for sharing their views. Sometimes, people may not agree with your content but fortunately, it was worthy to get feedback.
You should be ready to face criticism either harsh or soft.
Eventually, it helps you improve and grow. That’s what I think.
If you are ready for implementing tips, make yourself also prepared for good comments.
Here is an example of a recent comment on my post ’27 best freelance services you can offer from home’.
3- Ask Readers To Take Action
You are making a big mistake if you don’t add a click to action in your posts. A persuasive CTA is one of the essential ingredients of creating a perfect blog post.
I often read posts and comments in several Facebook groups where people complain that they are not getting comments on their blogs. It makes a blogger feel upset when no one posts a comment.
But, I have also seen that bloggers are not asking for it in their contents.
Are you asking readers to post a comment?
I’m not saying to beg for a comment but use smart techniques to compel readers to take action right away.
It’s proven that you’ve to ask readers for taking the next step.
You need to ask a question to bring people in.
Below is an example of ‘click to action’ on my post, ‘how to create perfect blog content’.
4- Recommend A Product Efficiently
This might seem a new approach to you. I’ve personally observed that people respond to certain posts which are based on products or tutorials.
I absolutely understand that we can’t write about products and items every time. But, it’s a good idea to add an example of using a product or making a purchase from amazon etc.
Readers and buyers tend to post a comment on blog posts that adds a value. If you want your readers to write a comment, you also have to think strategically.
Lifestyle bloggers always add product-worthy contents. Even if a blogger writes on, ‘5 fashionable ways to look classy’ she would recommend few online stores, a classical jewelry item, a beautiful top or maybe a bold lip color.
Even though she writes about fashionable ideas but she mentions a product that is making her look classy.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to add a tutorial or a product review to get authentic comments on your blog. A simple sentence or a subtitle about a product would work fine.
5- Making Comments On Other Blogs
Blog commenting is a fun exchange game. To make people leave comments on your blog, you also need to take interest in others content.
It also helps to know fellow bloggers and their blogs. I’d suggest writing authentic comments on their blogs. Don’t just write, “Thanks, it was great”. Remember, your main purpose is building the relationship with bloggers so that they also return the favor and visit your blog site.
When I read something inspirational I always try to leave a comment. I think bloggers absolutely deserve an appreciation for the endless hours they had given in writing a post for us.
My personal advice is that if you ever find a helpful content make sure you drop one authentic comment. Don’t make yourself fall in the category of poor blog commenting for adding spam comments like thank you, it was good, wonderful post, check out my post etc.
It doesn’t take a minute or two to add a genuine comment.
6- A Smart Comment Plugin
Well, it works for me. I think many bloggers share comments in the hope that they will get their blogs visited by the blogger. There’s nothing wrong in it unless people are actually making true comments on your sites.
I use Comment Luv plugin on my site which certainly helps bloggers to share their recent blog post. I have noticed that readers often visit their content too. It’s a win-win.
Most importantly, I also use Akismet, a free WordPress plugin to prevent from hundreds of spam comments every day.
A reader comments on my blog where he also shared his recent post using comment Luv plugin.
7- Add Captivating Visuals
Compelling images are the rich ingredient of successful blog posts on the internet. Nowadays, there are multiple forms in which you can influence readers through visuals.
- Stock photos
- Action buttons
- Photo Collages
Try inserting different sort of visuals with multiple sizes and determine what brings more engagement on your blog.
8- Offer Something For Free
Have you ever noticed a sudden spike in blog traffic when you offer something for free to your readers?
I agree that it works many times. But, it’s also true that we cannot always add free content just for the sake of few comments on our blog.
One tip is to offer a freebie, a content upgrade that drives people to read your post and share their views how helpful the content was. The other proven tip is to provide readers with helpful links, small advice, piece of information, a good post that you just read somewhere or even a fellow blogger website link.
Even a link to your personal group or a popular hashtag can even work. I understand that we already provide such meaningful information than what else a reader expect from us?
What I have understood with the time that the word ‘FREE’ has got a lot of potential for driving engagement on your blog.
Don’t forget to ask for a genuine comment in a strategic way.
Trust me, people respond.
9- Facebook Groups
Okay, the last foolproof way to get authentic comments on your blog is utilizing Facebook groups. It works tremendously.
The criteria to get more comments on your blog is a bit challenging in facebook groups.
You can either post a highly-informative topic that automatically inspires readers to add comments on your posts or you can actively take part in several blog comment group threads.
There are facebook groups which enable blog comments threads. You just need to take out time to comment on other blogs and in return, you’ll get comments too.
I also understand this is a time-consuming activity but you can try it.
Even if you don’t take part in blog comment threads, you still get a bunch of comments on your blog if you share posts of others.
Facebook has proven to be a brilliant source of traffic which also boost up the engagement on blogs.
The simple facebook formula: Play your own role in order to expect more comments, page views, and subscribers.
Now, I’m leaving it over to you all.
What tips have you applied to increase your blog comments?
If you don’t get comments on your blog, what tips will you be going to implement?
I’d love to know your tips on having more comments.
Share in the comments section below.