Getting More Comments In A Week
I don’t know about you but one of my favourite parts about WordPress is the comments section and being able to talk with other bloggers. As much as I appreciate the likes and follows, comments really do hold a special place in my heart.
I have really enjoyed chatting with so many lovely people on this blog that I would otherwise never have even met. Thanks to this platform, I have met people from around the world with different lifestyle, cultures and backgrounds. And that has really helped me learn so much about other countries.
I recently realised that even though comments are one of my favourite parts of WordPress, I really don’t have a lot of posts about how to get more of them. Other than a post I wrote a long time ago, I have not recently published anything about this topic.
I know that like myself, a lot of bloggers cherish comments. Many bloggers have told me how much they love getting comments. I think it’s more personal when someone leaves a comment. It feels like they really appreciate your work. And you get the chance to get to know them better.
So today, I want to share some tips on how to get more comments on your blog. Some of these methods will only get you more WordPress comments while others will get you more comments in general. Here are my top tips to get you more comments on your blog:
One of the best ways to get more comments on your site is to start being more active on WordPress. I understand that this can be very time consuming so it is not for everyone especially those that are blogging more as a hobby. However, like on most platforms, the more active you are on other sites the more active people will be on yours. It’s just statistics (or so I’m told because I know nothing about numbers or statistics). If you are too busy to be active I would recommend hiring a blog manager like myself if that’s in your budget.
Since there are too many blogs for you to comment on all the blogs on WordPress, I would recommend commenting on the ones that have similar content as your own blog. They are much more likely to be interested in your content too and leave a comment.
I would recommend commenting on at least 20 blog posts a day. And that’s the minimum. The more the better. It’s good for the algorithm, it’s good for SEO and therefore it’s good for your blog!
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There are literally thousands of bloggers on this platform. To get noticed enough for someone to leave a comment on your post you need to offer them something unique, something that will make them want to comment. I say this a lot on my advice posts but I’ll say it again. When it comes to blogging, quality is one of the most important things.
No one wants to read a poorly written, poorly edited, poorly put together blog post and most people won’t bother reading your entire post if they don’t enjoy it. And therefore, they most likely won’t leave a comment. At least not a meaningful comment. Maybe some generic but that’s not what we want. We want real comments that say something of importance.
If you produce posts that are interesting and fun to read you will automatically get more comments. It’s really as simple as that.
SEO may not directly increase your comments but it can really liven up your comments section. Firstly, SEO will help bring in very specifically targeted readers to your site from Search Engines. This means that your readers will already be interested in your content. That already makes them much more likely to leave a comment.
Next, SEO will increase your traffic in general. This will consequently increase your comments as well as likes and followers. More traffic = more activity on your site.
Finally, SEO will help you get more comments from outside WordPress which will get you a more active comments section and will tell Search Engines that your site is popular and worth promoting. SEO in general is great for your site especially if you’re looking to increase activity.
I won’t go into detail about SEO and how to make your site more SEO friendly because I already have a lot of posts about that. If you’re interested in this information feel free to check those out. If you don’t understand SEO and would prefer for someone else to make your site SEO friendly check out my services page and look through all the SEO services I offer. It may save you a lot of time and energy at an affordable price.
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Don’t Be An Eggplant Emoji In The Comments Section
This is just a no-no in general but especially on WordPress. WordPress bloggers are some of the nicest and friendliest people I have met. This community really is like a very large family. And you don’t want to piss any of them off because family sticks together.
It’s okay to have certain thoughts and opinions. It’s even okay to disagree with someone on their site. However, it is not okay to be awful to someone out of shire spite. If you are irritated or angry, that’s what the block button is for. Don’t go out of your way to say something you can’t take back.
This goes for your own site too. If you disagree with a comment, do it respectfully. Don’t act like an eggplant emoji. People read comments and if they don’t like your vibe you’ll probably not only lose out on comments but followers too.
Respond To Comments
If someone takes the time to leave a comment on your site make sure to take the time to respond to it. And don’t just give them a boring generic reply. Try to talk to people in the comments and actually get to know them a little better.
If you want readers to come back you have to make them feel welcomed. Chat with them, say something nice and make sure to actually have a real conversation. It’s much more likely they will come back and become repeat commenters if they like you as a person.
Comments on your own site are also a great way to meet new people and learn and grow. Don’t waste that opportunity. If you ignore comments people are going to stop commenting on your site and you do not want that.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I hope you found it both informational and helpful. (Do those mean the same thing?) I think comments tend to be everyones favourite part about blogging and it’s crazy that I don’t have more posts on getting comments. Weird that I didn’t think of this before.
What are methods you use to get more comments? How do you keep your comments section active? Let me know in the comments below because I love hearing from you!
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