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The Importance of Comments on your website blog



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The Importance of Comments on your website blog

I know that getting comments on my blog is important because is shows that my website is popular, it shows that my content is engaging and it also adds more content to my website so I can possibly rank for more keywords.

But that said what if lots of people read my content but I don't really get many comments, is this necessarily a bad thing?

I have one website where my readers prefer to engage with me on social networks instead of on my website. So they will click on a post on Facebook for example, read my post and then comment on the Facebook post and not my website.

I would really love comments on that website, I have been thinking of creating a WTB for some comments. Do you think this will help with ranking and encouraging other people to also comment?

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bobjoehax3

You're right. Comments make your blog seem more popular. People are lemmings. They usually only want to support something that's already got lots of support. Funny how that goes.


I have been thinking of creating a WTB for some comments. Do you think this will help with ranking and encouraging other people to also comment?


Yes! I think you might have luck with a WTB. Choose carefully, though. I'd be afraid of the types of comments I might get with a random seller.. Maybe if you wrote out and supplied them with the comments ahead of time, and they just posted them for you with their accounts.. Perhaps that would be safest. It might save you some obvious "BEST ARTICLE YES THIS IS WHICH I AGREE" type of remarks. Whenever I see those, I think, "Yep, they bought that."

Other than buying them, I suppose you already know about calling to action, creating questions, etc.. Little tricks to get people to interact. You seem like you're a pro at blogging, so I won't get into that. I'm sure you're already putting that stuff into action.

Good luck with your comments. I know you'll figure it out! Keep us updated!




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Lynne

Oh I won't ever allow those types of comments on my blog! I am very picky and anal about my websites... yes a control freak!

Yeah I am doing that but for some reason my readers like to answer me on Facebook instead LOL. Sometimes they even reply via email, they reply to the email that sends out the blog post. Oh go figure how people think LOL

So yes I get plenty engagement, just not always where I want it. I know what you mean about people being lemmings... you have one or two comments and then people will add theirs.




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augusta

I believe comments add to the keyword of a blog and make Google rank the blog Better that's why the should be a moderation on every comment section to weed off spamming and trashy comments.

Comments shows that ones Post was either stimulating enough, engaging,controversial or interesting which is the whole Essence of writing a post.




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Lynne

Oh and ROFL I don't think I am a pro, just a normal person muddling along, learning things along the way!




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vinaya

Comments on your blog show how popular your blog is. However, not having comments is also ok as long as you have traffic. However, when people leave comments, there will be engagement on your content. When there is engagement, your bounce rate will lower. Therefore, comments are important. Having said that if the reader read your content, checked next article and the next, there will be engagement.




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anwebservices

Allowing comments on your website can make you frustrated sometime. it's obviously good thing to have, but it also attract a lot of spammers to post comments, sometime totally irrelevant. By manual approving comments, can keep you busy sometimes for hours The Importance of Comments on your website blog

While your visitors would like to interact with your posts more on Facebook, then i suggest to try using something like:

  • https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-comments-plugin/ or
  • https://wordpress.org/plugins/comments-from-facebook/ or similar

this plugins can be awesome feature to your blog too ;)




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bobjoehax3

Oh, great idea! I've seen those handy little comment boxes that are linked to facebook. Thanks for the links!!




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Lynne

Oh that is a brilliant idea Anwebservices! Does this mean if I post something on Facebook and they comment there that it shows on my website?

Yes I know what you mean about the spammers, but I don't have such an amazing problem of manually approving loads of spam comments The Importance of Comments on your website blog




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anwebservices

Answer on your question depend on which plugin you choose! So just read their descriptions and see what suits you best




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Lynne

Oh cool, thanks. I am hoping it means if I post that content on facebook it adds those comments to my blog. That would change my game big time!




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procoder

Yeah that is true. Most of those plugins have that feature, all comments that you will get on your facebook post will appear in your website too.




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Lynne

Ok well this is something I certainly need to look into then!




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EliteWriter

Yes comments can make a blog look more active and engaging, however you would also be running the risk of getting negative comments as well as spammy ones. So when you accept comments you need to make it a point to review them on a regular basis. I do not think that it would make such a huge difference actually. There is nothing wrong with creating a WTB, don't get me wrong, but I would not go through the hassle of doing it if I were the owner of the site. Sometimes people do not comment simply because they are lazy to do so, so maybe all they need is a little motivation or instigation.




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Lynne

Thanks EliteWriter, it sounds like you don't like the WTB area? I have never used it but I would think all the new and desperate sellers would contact me with very low prices and possibly low quality services... so I have not yet given it a go.

I guess just because people bid doesn't mean I have to go with anyone if I don't like any of the offers, right?




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vinaya

Comments mean engagement. When there is engagement on your post, your bounce rate will substantially reduce. Search engine also loves engagement. They rank the content higher if there is a lot of engagements. Comment also ad content on your post. A new comment will make your two years old content fresh. fresh contents are loved by search engines.




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Corzhens

There is a saying that the proof of the pudding is in the eating and in blogging, the proof is the comments. The more comments your blog gets, the more popular you become especially if the comments are more for the positive. And the number of readers does not equate to the number of comments. That means you need to get readers who are active in commenting so your blog can have many positive comments.




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