A blog is a two way communication interface between a blogger and his readers. However, for most of the bloggers, their blogs are just one way street. They write post, publish them, but nothing happens after that. No comments, no reviews…. Does this sound like your blog? Want to increase comments so that every post gets comments after comments whenever you write? No body likes ZERO and that`s where this guide will help you on how to increase comments on your blog`s each post.
Comments on a blog is a better sign of the blog`s activity than how often a blog is updated. A blog can post multiple articles per day but every successful and well written post is empty without comments. A good reader also see what the others saying about that article. Readers question if someone reading this blog or not. Even the Google Latest Algorithm set the articles priorities according to the strength of comments on it.
Seeding the Comments
If you want to increase comments, then the first thing you must do is -make your blog look active. Sometimes this even means seeding the blog with your own comments using other`s name. Now may be you think this is a fraud and dishonesty but in marketing, perception is everything and the perception is a blog without any comments on it is a dead blog.
Asking a question to your readers is a best way to get the comments but what if you get no answers/comments? I have seen this many times that many bloggers add a question at last of post and when I visit the same post after a week or two, there is no comment. This is where a reader gets a wrong impression of your blog. Letting a question post go for days without a comment is a mistake. Here are some kick ass secrets to keep the comments clock go round all the time.
Start a Commenting Group
Unlike, The *Digg groups that get together to Digg their stories to the front page, you can also get together with a few other bloggers/partners and start a commenting group or if you are a newbie than you can join a existing one. You must set some rules for the group and this give and take mechanism, will surely help you.
Setting a comment group is rather a best way to increase comments on your blog. You can also name it as Link Exchanges method, where every /a few blogger comment and share their personal links.
This does not mean that you comment on those blogs only that are commenting back on your blog. Commenting on other people`s blogs, especially on big blogs, is a very good way to bring some targeted traffic on your blog.
*Digg is a social community where every person digg what he likes as you do “like” in facebook.
Ask Friends To Comments
If your friends comments, likes your post on facebook or twitter then there is no problem in inviting them to comment on your blog instead. After publishing a new post I generally send the link to my friends and colleagues and ask for their reviews. You don`t need an army of friends to this start either. One-two comments are enough to seed your blog and increase comments. Don`t go crazy for comments.
Go After Big Blogs
Like I said above that you should comment on other people`s blog, especially those which are big and popular. Technorati give you list of top 100 blogs. These blogs have millions of page views every week .You can take the help of that list in choosing the blog to comment. All you need is to choose blogs that reflects your niche and make sure you are among the top 10 commenter. Make a nice thought provoking comment and there is a big chance that readers visit your blog.
Look For Blogs with TOP COMMENTATORS LIST
Have you ever seen such phrases on comments “Top Commentator”, ”Best Commentator” and blah blah ? This is what going to help you to increase your comments. If you are using a WordPress for your blog then there is a plug-in -“Top Commentator” that will list the commentator with the highest comments counts over the past five days (You can also change the time limit).
Buy the Comments
If you want to get some serious comments and reviews on your post then buying comments is a good idea. This can be an option only if you don`t have friends and social network.There are millions of such services available on net. You can try flippa.com or freelancer.com for it.I don`t prefer this one .
- I recommend you to start a commenting system and grow your network, share you tips and tricks with others, write some tutorials on your blogs so that readers enquire you for any problem.
- You can also reward the top commentator of the week so that readers get attracted towards your blog and feel no hesitation to comment.
- You can also add a tagline below each post about how you felt about this article or any other eye catching line for improving your blogging skills e.g “I will love to hear something from you” or “What`s your thought about this ?”(I usually add such tag lines)
If you set up a new group, i will love to be a part of it.All the best with your blog.