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How to get people to leave comments on your Blogs and Articles

By Edited Oct 26, 2016 11 21

Comments are the life blood of any Article or Blog. They are proof that we have visitors or people who are interested in what we write. Comments also add value to our content and let us know if we have made any mistake in presenting facts and mostly give us an opportunity to brand ourselves as an expert by providing answers to the questions of those who commented. Comments are a way of communication of the visitors of our content and also let us know if we are appreciated or not. Many time the comments of our visitors also gives us some interesting ideas on what to write next. But how do we get people to comment on our blogs and articles?

Here are 11 ways to get more people to comment on our content.

  1. Promote the Content: Promote your content well. You can use sites like twitter, facebook, myspace, digg etc to get more visibility to your content. The more visibility your content has the more are your chances to get comments.

  2. Invite Comments: If you ask your visitors to content then they are more likely to leave comments on the site.

  3. Respond to comments: Interact with your visitors through comments. When you respond to the questions or opinions of those who have left comments on your content they are likely to come back again.

  4. Make it easy to comment: Some sites require you to log in to comment. This may discourage many visitors. At least it has discouraged me.

  5. Plug-ins: Plug-ins like top commentators plug-in for Wordpress that can bring visitors to comment on your content.

  6. Controversial Topics: If you Blog on controversial topics then you may find comments skyrocketing because you are going against a popular view.

  7. Ask Questions: Asking Questions on your post can make your visitors to respond by way of comments.

  8. Open Ended Posts: You may be an Expert but if you leave some out some details out of the Post then your visitors may share them by way of comments.

  9. Accept when you are wrong: Nobody is perfect. Even if you are an expert you can make mistakes too. Be gracious enough to accept it.

  10. Reward Good comments: If you have got an idea for a Post through a comment then give due credit to the visitor.

  11. Comment on other peoples content: Why should we leave comment on other peoples Articles or Blogs? When you comment on other peoples content they are likely to visit yours and leave comments too.

Have I left out anything? Feel free to add it through comments. So what are you waiting for? Try implementing these 11 ways to get more visitors and comments on your site.

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Comments

Jan 7, 2010 2:02pm
infodog
Just don't forget... Commenting on articles is a good way to congratulate an author on a good article. :)
Jan 9, 2010 11:10am
Anamika
Yes, You are right. Thanks for the opinion.
Jan 10, 2010 12:14am
viryabo
Thanks for sharing this Anamika. All great tips, but IMO #11 is it for me!
Cheers
Feb 3, 2010 1:25pm
askformore
Great article and a very complete list. I can only think of one more: Comments can give inspiration to write a new article!
Feb 22, 2010 12:23pm
Renae_Phillips
Great article. #11 worked. :)
Mar 11, 2010 8:40am
fazeel84
Good Job..............
Mar 14, 2010 9:41am
Infowriter
These are very good tips, thanks for sharing!
Mar 15, 2010 7:43am
eileen
Have to agree with you, when I joined here I asked why no one appeared to comment and from memory too busy writing and that it did not add any benefits. I said it lifts a persons moral (writing wise). Well said and well done, Proof it works by the amount of comments already. cheers
Mar 15, 2010 11:49am
mommymommymommy
Eileen, it does add to morale to comment! It means someone thought enough to let you know what s/he felt. In my five things that I do every day to promote my on-line career, one always involves commenting on other's blog posts or articles.

Good article!
Apr 13, 2010 3:53am
StarriKnytes
Great information! ~ Starri
May 19, 2010 9:09am
samsons1
thanks Anamika, you are right on! Noticed you also on RedGage, or was it HubPages. Like your work; you write well.
May 20, 2010 11:50pm
dcavern
Great advice, great writing, and as mentioned, number 11 is right on the mark. :) Sometimes we take it for granted when we read a great article. We should mention to the author that his/her article stood out. Thank you for the ideas and reminders Anamika!
Jun 3, 2010 7:30am
mulberry
Good tips. I know adding questions at the end of your article has been particularly effective for me (when I do it!).
Jun 29, 2010 2:27am
Juicymentality
thanks for the great tips!
Aug 2, 2010 10:05am
pwarlick
Thanks for the tips and I also try to leave comments. I know how much I put into my articles. And you reminded me that I am under utilizing myspace for promoting my blog. Kudos to you.
Aug 20, 2010 11:37pm
symond
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Sep 4, 2010 12:31pm
EllenAlanna
Good tips and the more you comment the more likely you are to receive comments back.

It really is the way and in ending at Number 11 you put it in the circle of good writing on advice to receive comments and why.

Very informative and well written.

Thanks!
Jul 27, 2011 9:10am
Phoenix737
I make it a daily goal to read at least five articles on IB each day in addition to doing my own writing. You're definitely right in saying that reaching out to the IB community by commenting on their writing is a good way to give yourself some publicity while at the same time encouraging a writer by letting them know their stuff is being read. Thanks for the article!
Aug 8, 2011 11:47am
Lynsuz
Thanks for writing this, it is important that we comment and encourage each other.
Aug 8, 2011 11:58am
Irene
Really good article! I'd love to see more comments on my blog, but so far it's mostly scammers. So will try to implement some of your ideas going forward :)
Dec 16, 2011 1:35am
AuroraWindsor
Wonderful article. I hope to implement some of your strategies.
Mar 14, 2012 2:04pm
andrewagreen
Good article - thanks.
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