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Pulling Them In: How To Get People To Actually Comment On Your Blog

Getting your blog out there is only one part of the picture. In order for your blog to be all that it   can be, it is crucial to have healthy input from your readers, and comments are a great indicator   of a healthy flow of communication. However, getting people to actually comment on your blog isn’t always that easy.

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In fact, for most bloggers, getting people to comment is about as easy as pulling teeth. But there  are ways to get people to loosen up and start contributing. An added bonus is that comments   have a sort of cumulative effect in that once they start rolling in, more people will be encouraged   to comment, and the process continues. Before you know it, you will have an active blog with a   healthy flow of traffic, and you won’t have to do much other than be yourself.

What goes around comes around

The thing about blogging is that you often get back what you give out. One of the best ways to   get people to start commenting on your blogs is by doing so yourself. Start out by joining in on   the community and dropping comments on other people’s blogs.  You don’t necessarily want to just drop comments indiscriminately either. Most online audiences   and bloggers can quickly tell if someone is simply trying to jack up the numbers or comment for   the sake of it.  What you really should be focused on is becoming an essential contributor to the community and   providing something of value. Once your name gets around, it is only a matter of time before   other people will reciprocate.

Be creative with your titles

A lot of bloggers don’t really spend time coming up with creative titles. This is an area that   you definitely don’t want to neglect as the title is often the first thing that people look at when considering the value of a blog.

Don’t stop at just being descriptive either. Sure you want your titles to give your readers a good idea of what your blog is all about. But you also want your titles to grab them, fuel their   imagination, set off a spark, and to get the ball rolling.

Don’t be afraid to take a stand. Far too many people play it safe and post content out there that   really doesn’t offer anything more than what everyone has access to already. You can even be a   bit controversial if you wish, just as long as it is in line with your personality and your goals as   a blogger. Be bold and make your titles stands out, and you will have the numbers to show for   your efforts.

Keep up the pace

One of the worst things you can do as a blogger is to neglect the needs of your audience for   timely and relevant content. As a blogger, it is your responsibility to maintain a healthy flow of   communication and speed is of the essence. Respond to comments quickly and never leave any   post unanswered, and your audience will thank you for it.   How are your blogs doing in terms of comments? Are you really getting all the input that you   need from your readers? If not, what are you going to do about it?

7 Responses to Pulling Them In: How To Get People To Actually Comment On Your Blog

  1. Manish August 16, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks for the tips, I understand how much comments are important for a blog website. Would try to use these tips on one of my new website.
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  2. Pramod August 17, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Nice Tips Mate !
    Its very important to keep comments flowing to a blog .. Apart from the tips you’ve mentioned,I think , people should work on improving the Alexa Ranks / Domain Authority of a blog/website ..A high ranked website is likely to get comments .

    -Pramod
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  3. Edward Chung August 19, 2013 at 2:00 am #

    Yes, getting people to comment on blog articles are very important, at least it confirms that someone is reading your post.

  4. Nikhil August 20, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Great suggestion,
    But you also need a great content which users love to read and always encourage users to comment on your post….
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    • Eric Pangburn August 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Hey Nikhil,

      Thanks for the support and sharing this post. If you can make sure you to plus 1 is on google that would really help out a lot.

      Thanks again,

      Eric

  5. Arshad Majeed October 15, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    Thanks For awesome ideas getting comments from readers it’s hard but we can perform some seo tricks to get targeted new readers who do comments on our contents.
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  6. Chetena March 5, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    I have just started blogging few days back and really wonder how can I make people come to my blog.
    This information is really gonna help me :)
    You can check my few blogs here and let me know if they are fine :)

    Thanks!
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