18 Easy Ways To Increase Your Blog Comments

Increase your blog comments




Have you noticed? Successful blogs are all about audience engagement. How do you recognise this? by seeing the number of comments each blog post gets on these blogs. To get there, it takes time and patience. To increase your blog comments you need to improve interaction via your blog post.

A blog post without comments is like an abandoned ship. The number of comments on your blog is directly relevant in showcasing the usefulness of the post.

In this post, I will share with you absolutely easy and simple tips which you can start using to increase your blog comments. You may not see a drastic increase, but you will get there eventually, just like I am.

18 Easy Ways To Increase Your Blog Comments




  1. Close with a question: But do keep in mind to use open-ended questions when you close your blog posts. A closed question like ” Do you want blog traffic?” will be of no use in evoking a response, while in comparison an open-ended question like ” How important do you think traffic is for your blog?” will generate an immediate response. So, start concluding your blog posts with open-ended questions as much as possible to encourage your readers to leave you a comment.
  2. Engage yourself in commenting on other blogs: Do unto others as you would expect them to do unto you. Yea, it’s a good approach to have. Start commenting on other blogs related to your niche and you will start seeing blog owners of these blogs coming over to your site and slowly engaging with your content. This will lead to their readers trickling over to your blog. A win-win situation where you will start seeing more comment engagement on your blog posts. Believe me, this works, it has worked for me! Leave me a comment and I will head over to your blog if you have one.
  3. Start a conversation: Keep in mind to communicate with your audience in a conversational tone. Your readers will reciprocate to you if you are talking to them by the means of your content. Your content should be easy to understand and be communicative. This will start a conversation and increase your blog comments. Don’t write for yourself, write for your readers.
  4. Always respond to comments: Make it a habit to respond to every comment you get. This will show that you are concerned about what your readers think and it will show that, you appreciate them for reading your post. So, going forward always respond to the comments that you get.
  5. Get controversial: The human tendency is such that, we respond to controversies faster than the usual stuff. Now, imagine if you were to read a headline which says ” All expert bloggers are a bunch of liars!” wouldn’t you be scandalised?! Controversial posts get maximum engagement which leads to loads of comments. But be careful to only write, well researched and fact checked topics. Don’t start controversies which you can’t back up.
  6. Do interviews: Try and interview influential experts in your domain. This is sure to increase traffic to your blog post and everyone who lands on the page would want to share their opinion about the expert. This is a very tried and tested method to increase blog comments. If you have not tried it, you should now.
  7. Get a contest up and running: Running a contest on your blog not only gives you backlinks but also will increase blog comments. Create a simple contest and see how people start responding to it. Everyone loves a contest and everyone wants to win. This will give your post all the action that it needs.
  8. Get CommentLuv on your blog: Recently I did a post on Top 50 CommentLuv enabled blogs and I went on installed CommentLuv plugin on my blog too.  This plugin will display the commenters recent blog post and publish it with his comment, which motivates your readers to start commenting on your blog. So, I suggest it is wise to install this plugin and start seeing some results on your blog posts.
  9. Make it clear that you want your readers to comment: At the end of every blog post, you should ask for comments if you want your readers to comment on your post. A comment request will go a long way in encouraging the reader to add a comment to the post. You could, go ahead and ask them what they think of the post or if they have any suggestions to make or to share their experiences in the comments section. Most times, a customised comment request works well in increasing your blog comments.
  10. Stop publishing too many posts: Make your posts count, Too many posts will only get you traffic but no engagement. Write fewer posts but detailed ones, This will help readers get value and they will be more than happy to add their opinions to your posts. So, once you have a hang on what you are doing, decrease the number of posts that you write. Focus on quality, not quantity.
  11. Make your failures count: How do you connect with your audience? Share with them your failures and sad stories. Nothing gets a response better than when they feel for your pain. But, don’t make it up! If you have a sad story to tell, go ahead and tell them! If you have failed in the past, share your experience! Get them crying! and you will have them writing comments.
  12. Focus only on writing quality content: I said this before and I am saying it now, this time around I emphasise on the quality of the content you write. No one really bothers reading your post, leave alone commenting on it if you write common, generic content which doesn’t add value to your audience. Always strive to write well thought, meaningful content which will make a difference to your readers. This alone will play a very important role in increasing your comments.
  13. Make it easy to comment: Although, it is very difficult to deal with spam these days it will help to make the process of commenting as easy as possible. Don’t keep too many authenticating protocols for people to follow before they comment. Take that CAPTCHA out, I suggest relying on a plugin which takes care of spam instead of complicating the process of commenting.
  14. Opinions matter: In the world of blogging, knowledge and opinion are two things which matter. So, be brave and share your opinion. Write a post which will be your opinion on a trend, a situation or something which you know is going to happen in the future. This will get connect with readers who believe the same things and this will increase your blog comments.
  15. Offer a reward: If all else fails, resort to bribery. No, it is not wrong but the form of bribery I am talking about is more a reward than a bribe. Offer something of value to your reader in exchange for a comment. Maybe a free download, a check list a report etc. See how this works. Everyone loves free rewards.
  16. Write a Top list: Top lists are sure ways to drive blog traffic, engage readers and also increase your blog comments. A detailed top list like this post will successfully summarise boring content into brief and usable information. The list will get your readers into the comment box with their opinions and suggestions and points that they feel works or needs to be added. So, do write detailed, Top list posts once in a while. My blog is predominantly built about the list post format and I see that people like to engage more often on my list posts.
  17. Comment count “counts”: You know how this works? Let me tell you. Displaying comment count will help in establishing the worth of your content. So the more comments you display, the more people come to your blog post to read and discuss with you. Maybe it might not work well when you are not getting too many comments, but it is just a matter of time before one of your posts takes off and the number of comments will keep pulling in more readers and more comments.
  18. Your title is the key: Finally, but most importantly a proactive and exciting post title is a must to improve and increase your blog comments. If no one finds your post, how will you ever get any comments? Make your post title searchable and interesting so that you will get your targeted audience to come over.

In conclusion

These are some of the ways you can increase your blog comments and engage better with your readers. However, you need to consistently implement them for it to work. If you have used some other steps to increase your blog comments do let me know about them in the comments section. Also, comment if you think these points make sense to you and are usable.

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49 Comments

  1. Amazing tips to have comments on blogs which is very important as the number of comments shows that how many people are reading your content and what type of content they are actually looking for which indirectly helps us in finding out the topic of next article. your tips will really help me and other bloggers to have comments on the blogs. Specially the tip of “Get a contest up and running”.
    Thank you for sharing your tips for getting comment.

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    • I am glad that you found the post useful Gaurav. Yes, running a contest on your blog might help you generate a good amount of traffic as well as an organic increase in comments on your blog posts.

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  2. Very well written …all points are equally important

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  3. Hi Very Good Article
    Thanks For Sharing. Keep Up The Good Work

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  4. Hello ,

    It is really great post, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi, Raghu !! Very good article…it is really helpful…Thanks for sharing & keep up good work..
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  6. Thanks for best tips.
    i will follow you.

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  7. A very complete and through post that I really enjoyed and learned from. Thanks for sharing….thank you very much sir

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  8. Thanks for this post it is really good for everyone. Here you have mentioned good things and these are very helpful.

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  9. hii, very nice article
    Thanks for sharing keep up the work

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  10. Great tips, I will focus it on my new website.

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  11. good article and tip raghu
    i like it

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  12. Without any doubt blog commenting is one of the best way to start connecting various bloggers and also express your own knowledge on that topic. I think these are awesome ideas that one must read as a beginner to avoid spamming and gain value. Thank you for your hard work for compiling this list.
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    • Santanu,
      Thanks for dropping by and giving it a read. I am glad you found the post informative and yes, if every blogger understands the principles of blog commenting they can effectively improve their credibility.

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  13. Thank You bro for sharing this information. really nice

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  14. Hi Raghu,
    Thank you for the great tips. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now, and what’s amazing is that you’re applying all those tips yourself. I’ve seen a couple of posts teaching people how to increase blog comments, and their blogs are completely dead. I find that really ironic!
    Thanks again for the support.
    ~Seif
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  15. hello, Raghu, I am new to blogging your article helps me lot to grow my skills as well as my blog thanks for sharing this nice information’s keep updating us
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    • Hello Meer Irshad,
      Thanks for visiting my blog and giving it a read buddy. I hope you will get better at blogging. It is all about patience and perseverance and being helpful. Good luck. Feel free to reach out if you have any queries or doubts.

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  16. Great way.
    Thanks for explaining the tricks.

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  17. Hi Raghu,

    Great tips on getting more comments to your blog. I agree that taking the time to respond to people’s comments will make people want to comment more often.

    I’ve just started commenting on other people’s blog’s and that alone has definitely helped me start getting comments on my own blog.

    It’s kind of nice to see people commenting on my blog now. I know that comments don’t really play a huge part in my blog goals, but it’s nice to know that at least some of my blog posts actually have comments now.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with bloggers and I know they will help so many new bloggers start getting blog comments on their blog.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

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    • Hello Susan,
      I am glad that you are getting more comments on your blog. Comments are a sign of improved reader engagement and that is good for your blog. Keep commenting! 😀

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  18. Your points could be valid Raghu, but #8 seems sponsored (LOL !!). Don’t mind just kidding. I think there are many commenting platforms beyond cummentluv that offer awesome ways to engage readers in a fruitful discussions. WPDiscuz and Disqus are among the few.. am I right?

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    • Thanks for writing in Sumant. Of course, WPDiscuz and Disqus are great commenting platforms too. I have mentioned CommentLuv, as it has been very useful for me and my blog. 🙂 I am just sharing my experience on the list :D, Unfortunately I was not paid! 😀

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  19. I love all the listed points above, the part i love most was, you are also playing according to many of the points which is very obvious. keep the good work coming

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    • Hello Abdul,
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving me such a wonderful and encouraging comment. I am inspired by fellow bloggers and readers like yourself to keep the good work constant! 🙂

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  20. Thanks for this detailed and informative article. really its a good job. thanks again.

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  22. Wow this is simply awesome…

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  23. Really good article , truly appreciated your work
    keep up the good work and keep inspiring us…

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  24. Awesome and fabulous ways to increase comments. I appreciate.

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