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7 ways to encourage your readers to comment on your blog

By Mohnish On November 20, 2008 Under Blogging, Tips and Tricks

Your going on making blog posts.. but who is really reading them? If your readers do not comment on your blog, you could probably use the following ways to encourage them to comment:

1) The 1st thing is to ask your readers to comment. Ask your readers to give their suggestions/opinions on how to make your blog better. Trust me, this helps! 😉

2) Run contests? You could probably run a small contest with a $10 prize for a week for the top commentator of your blog. But don’t expect them to come back.. If your running a contest and giving out an ebook or maybe a T-Shirt with your blogs logo on it? That would be better, I suppose.

3) You could probably comment 1st – “I forgot to mention…”

4) Making your blog DO FOLLOW is a good way to encourage your readers to comment 🙂

5) Adding the top commentators widget on the sidebar is another amazing way of getting comments on your blog. This encourages the readers to get a free back link on every page of your blog(just like the blogroll) without spending a dime 😉

6) Quality content speaks!

If your posting videos, make sure you do something funny or ask a question before ending the video. That gives your readers another reason to comment 😀

Inspiration: InfectedbyBugs.com

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  1. A ChooseandWatch
    November 21, 2008
    12:07 am #comment-1

    Great tips, I’m going to try them out, quality content is best route and what I strive for each post.

  2. Angel Cuala
    November 22, 2008
    4:21 pm #comment-2

    While I agree on some of your tips, I am not really recommending being a Do-Follow although I can consider it as a gift only. This is because they may leave a comment only because of this, instead of doing it for the real purpose.

    Anyway, I would like to add one more if you don’t mind – Don’t scare them. Some bloggers still use Captha or mathematical problems as a proof that the commentator is human. In that case, I withdraw my comment. I cannot understand that logic when the blog owner can moderate his comments if he wishes to.

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. Bali Villas
    November 23, 2008
    6:02 am #comment-3

    Tricks No:3 = :LOL:
    But, it’s interesting, I think we could do that and make a start comment. 😀

  4. Monty
    November 23, 2008
    8:17 pm #comment-4

    Angel – I agree! Ive set the moderation ON – But only if there are 1 or more links present in a comment 🙂
    Bali – Trick #3 is NOT LOL.. 😐 Yeah.. it does get conversations started =)

  5. Bill in Detroit
    November 24, 2008
    7:11 am #comment-5

    For me, all links are do-follow. The first post, and any with two or more links in the body, are moderated. Akismet and STBV guard the gates.

    Iif someone were to use this information to sabotage my blogs, they would also learn that I know how to blacklist a url. My readers deserve good content and I’m not going to let a spammer ruin things for all of us.

  6. Monty
    November 24, 2008
    9:11 am #comment-6

    I don’t use these spam filters as many commentators use their blogs link in their siggy and these filters might block/delete the comment which is legit..I manually approve those comments as many of them are legit 🙂

  7. Thomas Stachl
    November 24, 2008
    5:48 pm #comment-7

    Hey Monty, thanks for that post. I always wanted to know if some of my commentators are coming back and I found that Top Commentators Widget very useful for that 🙂

  8. Tom - Entrepreneur Interviews
    November 25, 2008
    11:35 am #comment-8

    I always try to leave a question at the end of my post to spark comment interest!

  9. Monty
    November 26, 2008
    2:26 am #comment-9

    Tom – That is a great way to get comments.. But you know.. it always doesn’t work 😉

  10. Karl from Buy Logitech Harmony One
    December 31, 2008
    12:12 am #comment-10

    Two other methods that can help to encourage comments are allowing DoFollow links (removing default nofollow attributes so that “link juice” is passed to the sites) and installing the KeywordLuv plugin, which significantly helps commenters with SEO because it allows them to choose the anchor text for links.

    Overall, it is a good thing to encourage comments because the extra content provided by other people adds more keywords to your posts, which in turn brings in more traffic from the search engines without costing you any more time than it takes to write the original post.

  11. archez
    February 24, 2009
    3:41 am #comment-11

    Your Idea is Great also good tips,
    I’m keep going to try them out, quality content is best route.

  12. Reviewer Kings
    June 9, 2009
    1:15 am #comment-12

    great tips will do

  13. Bali Accommodation
    November 16, 2009
    4:48 am #comment-13

    Doing contest is the effective way so far for me

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