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Any help with getting more blog comments?



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Any help with getting more blog comments?

I know for those of us that blog or run a blog some times starting out can be the toughest part, so i am curious as to see what the opinions are like on SEOClerks about finding ways to get your blog comments going. I read online about milking the pot you know comment others and hopefully the same love get shown bac. Iused to work in this restaurant where my manager taught me to put a dollar of mine in the tip jar, he told me people are more likely to tip if they are not the first ones and i feel that is the same concept. Any other ideas to get the ball rolling?

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idealmike

Well, one way of getting them is to actually ask for them! Some people write really great blog posts but they don't use any call-to-actions in that blog post to the readers. But blog posts that ask ending questions related to the actual blog post do get a lot more comments. So make sure that you end your blog posts with actual questions. Example, what would you do? What do you think? Have you ever etc?

Sometimes you just need to kickstart the comments. Because comments beget more comments. So you could always post comments on your blog yourself using some dummy name/email etc. That way you can put comments that are good quality comments and quite controversial in nature as well. Leave a comment that would make people want to comment on that comment if you know what I mean!?

Also, one other thing is looking into how people can leave comments. Are you using the standard Name/Email/URL field? Or are you giving your readers more options to leave a comment? Using Disqus can be good as it provides multiple ways for people to leave their comment such as with their Google+ profile, Facebook account, Twitter account etc etc etc.

So all three of these things used together but the kick starting part most definitely are what can get the comments ball really rolling! Any help with getting more blog comments?




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MusicMoguls

yea i try to call for them as i write i noticed how effective that is , you know and it is not really much extra effort at all to do so in fact any body could write and ask there audience to respond off of what they wrote i like your concept you make the thought of it so simple but there has to be more then one method, dummy comments might be a little much to be honest id feel too much like i was talking to myself, lol but hey man if that works for you by all means..




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Cristian

I've found a foolproof method of always getting blog comments a couple of years ago when I used to have an active blog.

So, my niche was online marketing, this may not work with all niches, but the main process of getting an active comment section was commenting on other blogs myself.
I've joined a really nice network of blogs, all on online marketing and I started to comment on their posts, soon after I've notice traffic and also new comments on my blog, worked even better after I allowed do-follow backlinks in the comment for certain members.
But as soon as I stopped commenting on their blogs, they stopped visiting my blog, it was like an unspoken exchange between bloggers. Not that cool on the long terms if you ask me...but here you go, that was my method of always having real and nice comments.




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MusicMoguls

so in a way you were networking your blog, that is actually smart you know that is not some thing i would of thought to be effective to be honest i guess it is like you mentioned it was like a scratch my back scratch your back type of thing, i know you were not really expecting the traffic to slow down when you slowed down on the comments but hey you know things happen, it is a good tip though you know fact of like when you show love people are willing to show you love back and that is always great,




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Cristian

It's not really love, its interest, its people seeking their own interest. This is why I don't like the blogosphere, too full of people slapping each other on the back while thinking they are unique.




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MusicMoguls

yea you do have a point there i give you that it is not really love at all , but when i say love i mean like a scratch your back scratch my back type of love , it is like social media when you comment on some ones photo and give a compliment people take the time to compliment back correct well that is what i mean but i also see what you are saying of course i understand that nobody will take the time to read any piece that you manage to put if the topic does not interest them




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Multimastery

Yes blog comments are very important. Here's a useful article on the subject.


How To Get Relevant Blog Comments - 8 Beneficial Tips

Is generating some relevant comments to your website going very slow? Comments on site are viewed by persons as a sign of consent and interest to your content material. A blogging devoid of any comments is usually overlooked, because of this, getting weblog comments streaming in is very important for the advancement of your web-site.

A lack of commenters frequently results in a website that gets visitors but no involvement, so when you notice this, you'll want to try prompting discussion on the blog. Here's a couple of things to bear in mind:

Remember To Enable Your Comment System

As obvious as it may seem, a number of people just neglect or just do not comprehend how to allow for comments on their blogs. Enable commenting by selecting it in the admin area of your blog panel. Don't just set it and neglect it. If you moderate your comments, you are able to lower the amount of spam that may be published in your blog pages after you block that comment from becoming publicized.

Remove All Barriers

"You must join to be able to leave a comment" is surely an straightforward obstacle to prevent spammers from posting comments, but will likely prevent a number of your followers from commenting too. There are actually only a couple of sites that I will register on so I could leave a remark and these are typically market place leaders in my preferred industry. Having individuals register for the blog site in order to comment is definitely your choice. Nevertheless, till your blog site has gained traction in your marketplace, you'll not desire to deter prospective commenters by pushing them to sign-up.

Have A Clear Identity

It is essential to rename your username for use on your website from admin to something more identifiable in order to make it a lot easier for your blog visitors to get connected with you. In order to help your blog visitors connect and recognize your weblog, use your name or an additional recognizable identification for use in your brand. It is possible to use a gravatar to help make it even less difficult for readers to determine your identity. Here is an incredible reference to make a gravatar: https://secure.gravatar.com

Remain On Top On The Most Well-liked Sites For Your Niche

Analyze the diverse material that bloggers are writing about within your niche. What material gains the most remarks, retweets, likes, and so on? Take a close look at other blog pages and make an effort to figure out what about them made individuals react and why they desired to engage with the publisher? Your blog posts should aim to include some of these outstanding traits.

Merely Ask

Seriously, typically you really must ask individuals to carry out a specific action. Have you often asked your audience to comment? Consider adding a call to action at the close of every posting that says a little something that prompts guest visitors to leave comments, for example: "I 'd like to hear your feed back, leave a comment!".

Attempt A Little Something Completely Different

Try mixing things up a little bit. Folks have a specific writing manner that they generally make a practice of making use of. If you realize that your blog site posts are mainly in checklist format, then change things up by writing a How-To Tutorial or another type of writing format than you ordinarily would. Your website visitors will stay interested when you give them a little diversity.

Reward Your Most Useful Commenters

Wish to reward people who take the opportunity to leave remarks? You will discover quite a few techniques to try out. WordPress includes various plug-ins which will offer incentives to site commenters. Also, you can share with your audience about some distinct comments you loved seeing; this can certainly make for one really exciting post! Undertaking this offers a manner of rewarding guests who get involved in your feedback program. Giving a rewards system for commenters will commonly result in guests coming back repeatedly and posting new comments as a way to gain additional rewards.

Get A Comments Boost

Attaining visitors and comments is tricky when beginning a brand-new blog. A site commenting service for instance http://bulkcomments.net is an excellent way to get your blog site off the ground quickly - at least until your blog gains more in popularity.




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MusicMoguls

haha ahh man this is great , i appreciate you took the time to type all this i feel you have some real good information in this comment man i really do what stood out was how you did not forget to mention to attempt a little something completely different diversity is really great and i feel it could make for a healthy blog i really do , it is as you said nobody is going to want to read a bulletin try a tutorial or at least that is what i got out of it , either way you got many great points




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overcast

I think joining a blog forum and the blogging group can be one good idea. You can share the content of specific person and then ask him to do the same. And this way you can share the comments too. I have seen that this method is wording for many people. And for this reason I think it'd be safe to say that people should blog more and also link to other people more. That can surely bring traffic.




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PinkTurtle

why don't you buy some traffic? you'll have instant traffic and you can moderate the comments if you want. I don't recommend to do it because it's really boring waiting for approval but if you think about it, it's the easiest, fastest way to get some comments in your blog.




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Corzhens

I’m sure you will get a return comment when you react to a blog. However, there is no assurance that the blogger will be coming back to your blog. What I can think of is to write a controversial blog. Not really so controversial as to elicit an argument or debate but something light. For example in a pet blog, what do you think is the best breed. That blog is mildly provocative such that a comment is highly expected. And another cute trick is to cite a reader for a sensible comment. That will surely imprint on the reader’s mind that you are reading the comments.




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