10 Ways to increase comment numbers on Your Blog

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All of us would love to increase our comment numbers to see the comment section under our blog posts filled with comments that may be more encouraging and motivating than any other statistics we may look for.

Studies show that most people are considered lurkers who just read and leave the blog without contributing or engaging. 

As a beginner, you might have at any point suffered from not getting comments on your blog. The statistics also show that out of 100 visitors, you might get one or two comments.

how to increase comment numbers on your blog

But this is normal because people tend to leave your page once they finish reading for many reasons, like:

  • They found your content invaluable and don’t deserve even a read.
  • They didn’t find answers to their questions.
  • They are lazy enough to leave a comment.
  • You didn’t set up the comment section properly. 
  • They don’t feel secure leaving their personal data in front of people. 
  • They don’t find the comment section.

In this post, we will share 10 proven tips and tricks to boost readers’ comments on your blog, so stay tuned. 

Leaving a call to action (CTA) will increase comment numbers.

The first step is normally getting traffic to read your posts, then knowing how to keep them hooked till the last line of your post, which should contain a CTA or a call to action.

This means calling your readers to do an action for you, like commenting, following, and sharing.

The best type of CTA is asking a question at the end that leads the readers to leave a comment in order to participate in your work.

It also leaves an impression that you care about your readers and that you’re not dealing with them as customers but rather as friends.

Formulating a question is very easy. It should be relevant to your topic and ask for more information that you might have missed when writing.

If you look at my CTA question at the end of this post, you will notice that I am actually asking for more tips to be added if they exist.

This not only helps in building a community around my blog, but also gives me more content ideas to write about later.

So, whenever you want to publish a post, check before clicking the publish button that you have left a CTA question for readers to engage with.

Interact with your readers.

Readers leave comments on blogs for many reasons. One of these reasons is to build a relationship between them and the blogger.

So, they leave their words and thoughts, hoping for any exchange of knowledge, backlinks, or others.

To do so, they expect you to return the favor. That’s why you should be ready to reciprocate once their comments are displayed for you.

It’s not a secret that many comments take the form of “thanks,” “thank you,” or “thanks for the information,” but even these comments should not be neglected or considered unworthy of response.

Keep in mind that all the commenters are willing to come back to read what you have left for them, and that’s why you should consider every single comment because this has a significant impact on users’ experience.

When users are happy and feel comfortable with your posts, they’ll definitely come back again and again.

Read also: How to keep readers hooked to your blog

Be humble and respectful

Sometimes you may make some mistakes accidentally or leave a gap in information on purpose.

Some other times you may leave a grammatical mistake uncorrected or other tiny mistakes that you couldn’t find even after twenty revisions. Do not fret, this happens to all of us.

Readers tend to correct these mistakes or fill the gap of information that you left on purpose thinking that you don’t know enough about the topic you just wrote about.

What they do is leave their correction as a comment and this is what we want to happen.

As a blogger, you need to show these comments and not send them into the trash to make your readers feel safe and free to leave a comment whenever they want.

Even though it is frustrating to read negative comments on your blog but you need to train your mind not to be defensive and to reply in a humble and respectful way.

This will be seen and felt by all the commenters and will leave a great sense of respect for them.

 It will also show that you are professional and worth following.

Get the comments rewarded

If you follow my posts, you will see that I always show the comments left by people and mention them in other posts.

This is not to say that my posts are valuable, but to show some respect to those who participated in my work and gave me a push to continue because they deserve my respect and trust.

So, whenever you find a space to mention those people, don’t hesitate.

Make the comment procedure simple

Not all people like to leave comments on others’ posts, especially if there are restrictions that prevent them from doing so. 

One of these restrictions is the form they will fill out when commenting.

Think about it as if you were the reader. If you like a post and want to leave a comment, but then you find that you need to register or sign in to the author’s blog in order to comment, you are not going to think about writing a single letter.

Although registration forms are necessary to block spam users that may negatively affect your blog, they give you a feeling of frustration and a feeling of giving unnecessary information about yourself to others. 

By implementing these restrictions, you are throwing obstacles in front of your readers, pushing them to leave without engaging in any kind of contribution to your work. 

Keep your commenting form as simple as possible so readers only need to submit their emails in order to comment. 

Keeping only high-quality comments

There’s no doubt that all bloggers hate seeing spam comments in their comments section.

Besides being hurtful to the total outcome of the blogging process, spam comments disallow others to leave their thoughts among them, which thus hurts the users’ experience and may affect their ranking as well.

The best way to prevent this from happening is to moderate your comments and block the spam ones.

By doing this, you are cleaning the playground, removing all the rubbish, and throwing it into the trash bin, giving real readers a serious indication of how professional you are and how safe it is to walk and play in your playground.

Go to WordPress, settings, then discussion, and follow the instructions in the image.

allow readers to fill in their names and emails to increase comment numbers

Ask for feedback when promoting via social media

When promoting your content across social media platforms, you usually write the title and a link to your post, but by doing this you’re wasting a chance of getting more replies and comments to your post. 

It’s better to write the title followed by a CTA like “I would love to hear from you,” “what are your thoughts?” or “please leave a comment and give feedback”.

By doing this, you’re asking your readers a favor to engage in and add more comments to your post.

Of course, many users will interact and leave a comment on the social platform itself, but others will also engage with your original post and thus increase comment numbers on it.

Select comments to write topics about

Sometimes there are top comments that trigger your imagination and drive you to write topics around them.

Once this happens to you, it is of great importance to reach out to the people who left these comments.

Tell them (in the comment section) how much their comments were inspirational to you and that you’re going to turn them into a valuable post.

This will definitely encourage others to put their thoughts in front of you and encourage others to do the same.

You may also like to know where to find content ideas for your blog.

Leave comments on other blogs

As a blogger, you’re not only supposed to get comments from people but also leave comments on other relevant blogs.

I’m not talking here about simple or small comments but about comments that add value To the other blog.

The author himself may return the favor and visit your blog to add his feedback in the comment section.

This will also enhance your chances of getting more backlinks and traffic to your blog.

Ask your readers to add new subheadings

Every blog post consists of a title which is the heading, subheadings, and paragraphs.

We very often use numbered subheadings when we write reviews, like “five advantages to using AI writer tools.”

You may like to learn what AI can add to your blog.

In this type of post, you can ask your readers to add more numbers by using a question like “what do you think advantage number 6 would be”?

This question stimulates the minds of readers and urges them to think about another subheading for your post and write it down in the comments section.

Conclusion

Getting people to leave their comments on your blog isn’t easy. This is obvious when you recognize that up to 2% of people who read your post are likely to leave a comment.

To increase comment numbers, We need to understand that people don’t like to engage the same way they don’t like to click on an advertisement.

But by giving them valuable content first, which will add to their knowledge, and making some changes to the way you deal with readers, you will attract a flow of comments to your blog.

Readers also need a secure place to feel safe giving you any data.

They also need a respectful person who answers their questions, accepts even bad comments, and thinks that they are free to add to their knowledge the same way you do.

Now, these are the 10 ways to increase readers’ comments on your blog. Who is going to add the numbers 11 or 12? Or maybe more?

I’m looking forward to your feedback in the comment section below. 

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