It also makes you feel good because you know that the person who was kind enough to leave a comment on your post obviously found what they were looking for.
Getting people to comment on your blog can seem like hard work at first but once you get the momentum going you will get a nice steady flow of comments on your site.
But we all know that receiving comments to your blog can be very elusive. There are a few ways you can get comments on your blog and I am going to share some of them with you in this article.
1. You Don’t Leave Comments On Other People’s Blogs
This is a simple way to get a reciprocal comment on your blog and that is simply by commenting on someone else’s blog. What I have found out is that if you comment on a blog that has no comments on it at all the Webmasters will feel obligated to come to your website and read your articles and leave a comment.
Now if you think about it you can easily get 10 reciprocal comments on your blog posts you just have to put in a little bit of effort but when you start getting those comments you will feel great.
2. People Have To Sign In To Be Able To Leave A Comment
On average every 20 people that read your blog only one of them may leave a comment. So as you can see the statistics are already against you.
One of the things that will help you to get people to leave a comment on your blog is to make it as easy as possible for them.
I have been on sites where an article has been shared 50 times on Twitter and numerous other times on Facebook and yet no one has even left a comment. But after further inspection I notice that you have to sign in to be able to leave a comment.
Asking someone to sign in to leave a comment is a big no no because most people will just push the back button and leave your website.
3. Not Asking People To Leave Comments
This is a pretty simple tip and that is simply leave a call to action at the bottom of every article that you create. So at the bottom of my articles I always leave a call to action that says “if you like this blog posts please leave a comment” or “do you agree or disagree with what I said in this article? I would love to hear your thoughts”
Having a call to action or simply asking your readers if they can leave a comment increases your chance of more comments on your blog.
4. The Crazy Captcha
This has to be one of the most annoying things on the Internet since 2003 and that is captcha’s. Don’t get me wrong captcha’s do a great job in stopping spam but they also do a great job in driving people crazy.
If you are going to use a captcha on your site please use one of the simple ones like the numeracy one. Try and steer clear from the squiggly letter ones because it’s a big turn off.
I have been to websites that have great content that I wanted to comment on but I could not type in the right captcha code so I left without even a comment.
5. I’m Not Going To Be The First Person To Leave A Comment
A lot of the times why people do not need comments on your blog is because there are no comments. No one wants to be the first person to leave a comment on the website (except for me) so you may need to get the ball rolling yourself.
You could easily just create a nice Gravatar or two and respond to your own article. A bit sneaky I know but you have to get that ball rolling or your article will just die.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this article please leave a comment. Thank You