But getting people to comment can prove to be pretty tough especially when you have a new blog.
I’ve been using CommentLuv for a few months now and I’ve seen the great benefits that this plug-in provides. I received more comments on blogs posts than I ever did in the past.
In this article I am going to show you some of the tips and tricks that I use to get maximum exposure to my articles.
There are a couple of things you need to have before you can use these comment strategies outlined throughout this article and they are:
- An Avatar (Gravatar)
- CommentLuv plug-in
An avatar is the small picture of you that appears beside your comment whenever you leave one on a blog.
You can create an avatar for free at http://en.gravatar.com
If you need more information about this subject and how to create one you can go to my blog post here which explains all about it.
You also need to install the CommentLuv plug-in onto your WordPress or blogger website. I recommend that you use the premium version of CommentLuv but you don’t have to because my tips also work with the free version.
The reason why I recommend using CommentLuv premium is because it has so many different functions and other goodies that every serious blogger should try and invest in this marvellous plug-in.
You can download the free version of CommentLuv here or from your WordPress plug-ins page.
If you have a blogger blog you can learn how to install the CommentLuv plug-in onto your blog here
Now let’s get into the strategies!
The Controversial Title
Now this is one powerful tip which will increase your click through rate a hundred fold. What you have to do is write a controversial post on your website for example.
“It’s proven that backlinks don’t work”
“You don’t need traffic to your site to make money”
“Google panda is a lie”
I know that these titles are quite far out there and maybe untrue but I guess you get the point.
Now because you have a controversial or attention grabbing title, whenever you leave a comment on a CommentLuv enabled blog, people will see your controversial title and this will spark curiosity. People will be more likely to click through to your website.
The screenshot below shows you this method at work.
As you can see it is a pretty potent strategy to get people to click through to your website.
Comment Queue Jumping
This is another little strategy I like to use and it works for both CommentLuv and non-CommentLuv enabled blogs, but you would get better results from CommentLuv enabled blogs.
Being the first person to comment on a blog post is very important because everyone pays attention to the first few comments under an article.
But being the first person to comment on an article can sometimes be difficult especially if the article has been out for a few days.
There are a few ways around this, number one being you can subscribe to that blog’s RSS feed and whenever they update their blog you will be alerted. When you are alerted you can quickly shoot over to blog, read the article and then leave comment.
If you are too late you could just do comment queue jumping!
If a blog post has over 15 comments the chances of people reading your comment and clicking through on your link is quite low.
I have found a way around this, all you have to do is reply to the first comment on the blog and that way your comment will be number 2 instead of number 16.
Now when people come to the blog they will see your comment with your controversial title and click through to your website.
Top Commentluvvers domination
This is one of my favourite ways to get free advertising plus free social proof. It is a very easy technique but you’re going to have to contribute to a person’s blog who has “Top Commentluvvers” enabled.
Everybody likes comments and everybody likes their blog to look interesting and busy. It’s a nice sight for all bloggers to behold when they look on their blog and they see in their Top Commentluvvers widget, people who have commented eight times.
Now this is a method where all you have to do is comment on a person’s blog as many times as it takes for you to get in to the “Top Commentluvvers“.
Another good thing to do is look for busy and highly trafficked sites with high PR then that way your face and Controversial Title will be seen hundreds of times.
There is only one small problem and that is if the blog owner resets the Top Commentluvvers plug-in then your face and Controversial Title will disappear.
I have only seen this on a handful of blogs like comluv.com. The chances of a blog owner resetting the Top Commentluvvers are low. If no one comments on their blog for a few days then it makes their blog look dull and boring and this will have a negative effect on their site.
There are so many benefits being top of the “Commentluvvers list“, you get backlinks, people see your face and Controversial Title and that will bring more people to your site.
a. Quick tip
One of the things I do when I want to get onto the “Top Commentluvvers” list is to find a post where people have commented on, then answer their questions or add to their comments.
Say for instance the topic is “traffic Generation” and one of the replies says
“Great blog, some of these methods I have never heard of before”
Then I will just reply
“These methods are really great and they all do work, but make sure that you take action and put them into practice and you will see the benefits in a short period of time.”
This is a bit of a crude example but I guess you get what I’m trying to say.
I have done this many times on one article that has multiple comments on it and I got onto the top 10 list within 10 min.
A word of warning, make sure that you actually add value to the post you are commenting on because if you spam, your comments will not get approved.
Finding blogs that have the “Top Commentluvvers” plug-in installed is very easy all have to do is go to Google and type down in the search
“Top Commentluvvers” or click here
And that’s it. The majority of the blogs that show up will have the plug-in enabled, give or take a few.
Get Even More Attention
There is a method that I have been using for a few weeks now on how you can get even more attention to your comments. This tip is very easy to implement and yet very powerful.
Whenever you leave a comment on a CommentLuv enabled blog make sure you +1, Tweet and like the article. I will show you why this is important.
This powerful method has two benefits one of which is, when you share the content your comment will look different from anyone else’s.
That leads me to the second benefit of sharing content that is on a comment love enabled blog.
This is what happens in the back end of a blog that has CommentLuv installed.
When the Webmaster sees this they are more likely to come and visit your site because they feel obligated.
It happened to me many times as soon as I see that someone has shared my content I go straight to their website and read their articles and leave a comment.
I feel that because they have taken the time and effort to share my content I will take some extra time and effort to contribute to their website.
Well that wraps up this powerful e-book. If you follow all the points in this article you will be receiving a crazy amount of comments to your blog in no time.
Now go out there and take action!