How To Get Over 100 Comments In A Week

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:

Activity

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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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Quality

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Conclusion

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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119 thoughts on “How To Get Over 100 Comments In A Week

  1. My Admin area says that I had 38 comments today so far but I easily get 100+ site views per day. Where is this Block button you mention?

  2. Since you advised me earlier to make sure I comment on the comments left on my blog (that was a mouthful), I’ve seen my blog stats take a big jump. Thank you for sharing posts like this. I get so much good from them.

  3. Thanks for sharing this great information. I always thank everyone who follows and visits my site. Sometimes I will do a shout-out to everyone. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit and comment on my sites. I like this platform. It does feel like family. I have read some amazing posts since I have been a part of WordPress, and I think it can be a great place for writers to practice their writing. I have learned so much from reading posts. I think every blogger is an amazingly talented writer. I will work on responding promptly. I am always busy though, but I look forward to reading posts and sharing my thoughts through the comments, and when I write and share posts. The information you share is very educational. It is the information we as bloggers need to know. Keep up the great work. Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks so much. Shoutouts are a great way to help commenters feel appreciated. I agree, every blogger is talented and WordPress is a great place to start for writers. Have a wonderful week too.

  4. I try my best to reply to comments as soon as I see that I have one in my notifications. Rare is the occasion that I do not do that, and that’s usually because it’s either early in the morning (and I haven’t had coffee yet) or late at night (when I’m tired after staring for hours on end at my computer screen.

    1. That’s a great way to keep commenters coming back. I always try to reply as soon as possible but it sometimes takes a few hours before I reply haha.

  5. Thank you so much for this information! As a new blogger who intends to take blogging seriously, this will help me so much. Thank you 🙏

  6. At first I didn’t read other people’s blogs let alone comment. I think comments are the personal touch and connection with blogging — now that I’m engaged with other people’s posts. I feel like I’m part of a community.

    1. That’s wonderful. I wasn’t a big part of the community at first either but as my blog grew and I started reading other blogs I felt like a part of the community more.

  7. The one about leaving meaningful comments and replying with meaningful responses really resonates with me. The eggplant emoji situation really sucks and I believe generic comments are just as draining lol

    “Nice” — “Cool”

    These really add nothing to the conversation lol

    1. Thanks and yeah generic comments are pretty disappointing because you just know they didn’t bother reading the post. It’s way more fun when you can actually have a conversation with someone.

  8. Easiest way to get 100 comments:
    Publish a blog, then wait for your comment. Then when you comment, I reply. Then you will, then I will… Hence the 100 comments. 😛
    Jokes apart, how you manages all that is beyond me. I mean, I feel like your manager needs a manager because you comment and read so many blogs and never miss them. This is something I’ve learnt from you.
    So it’s been 1 year since I’m doing this blogging and one thing I’ve felt that. If the author cares about their stuff, their comments. They will care about others.
    I mean, if someone is having a terrific interaction on their site. They will automatically care for others.
    There are many people, who do selective participation. They will comment if they have a mood. Otherwise they will completely ignore.
    Tbh, I don’t want likes, but I cherish comments. I always respond to the comments. I don’t have much following but I get 10 times more comments than people with 4k+ followers.
    It maybe easy to get a following, but it’s hard to establish a beautiful friendship. I’ve learnt this from you my blogger buddy. 😊

    1. Haha that’s one way to get to 100 comments 😂

      Yes, I definitely agree with you. If an author cares about their blog they will also care about others.

      Thank you 😊

  9. I’m the least sociable person here, but I too have been responding to comments left on my posts (including yours). I’ll have to work on the quality though.

  10. I love your blogging posts! I learn so much from them! Previously I binged the SEO for dummies (0-4). I personally feel that being active on other platforms and replying to your post’s comments is very important. It is how a bond is created with your reader and other bloggers

  11. I’ve noticed in the past few months that many of my non-spam comments (both sent and received) end up in spam folder and I don’t notice them for weeks. Frustrating! Check your spam everyone!

    I’ve been out of touch for a few weeks as life has emerged. But I’m back now!

    1. The same thing happens to me so I check my spam daily. And I find real comments in there daily! I don’t know why WP doesn’t have a better system but yeah everyone should check their spam regularly.

      Oh I see, glad you’re back!

    2. God knows what’s WP defination of spam comments. Most of my comments goes in the spam. Then people think that I’m just liking their blog and they also do the same (many time they don’t like). I try to let them know through my blog, by replying again to their comment. They don’t see. In the end when I get tired, I follow them as I see no interaction.

  12. Yess activity is definitely key! And I feel like responding is also important – I feel like it’s just good manners! 😆 When people don’t respond to my comments I’m like ‘okayyy bye?? 😂’

  13. great advice, Pooja. I went about four and half years with typically getting zero comments on my blog, to which I had been posting every day. I then switched from wordpress.org to wordpress.com which somehow enabled me to become more engaged with the WordPress community, and I started to get comments more consistently.

    1. Thanks so much. I think it’s because your posts don’t show up on the tags section when you’re self hosted. Tags can bring in a lot of traffic on .com sites.

  14. Hey! This is something that bothered me as well. I always love to leave comments on a blog after I reaf it. But I don’t have enough time. Hiring a blog manager is also difficult for me right now. I wish to comment more and read more of other blogs than focusing on bringing traffic on my blog! I hope I will find one way sooner. Thank you for writing on this topic!

  15. Thank you for the lovely advice. I’m new on here and I do have a looot to learn. I like how easy it was to understand. You’re doing a great job 🙇

  16. Thanks for this post, I actually LOVE blog posts about blogging bc there’s always something new to learn. I’m not sure you can share here, but I didn’t know you could get comments from non-Wordpress people. Doesn’t someone need to have a WordPress account in order to leave a comment? If not, can you share how I might be able to set that up? If not, I totally understand! Thanks again for this 💖

  17. I love when people comments or just leave a nice word. Initially I thought blogging would be easy, just write and reply. But now, you have to check the blog of others, read them and comment. It’s tiring especially if you have to connect with a lot of people. Maybe you’re a magician Pooja🦸, because I can’t imagine trying to connect and read and comment on the blog of others especially with over 20k followers. Hats off to you 🙌👏

    1. Haha thank you, I’ve been doing this for years so I am used to it 😂
      We all think it will be easy when we start. I thought so too. But it’s actually extremely time consuming 😮

  18. Thanks for this great post full of very useful tips and information. Seeing a comment does have a nice feeling when I log in and also nice to reply back. Nice use of the Eggplant emoji lol 😂

  19. Thanks for that information! I also love the comments section because I love to build relationships with other bloggers. Plus, when you have a good relationship with your readers, they understand if you need to take a break. Although, I do wonder why I don’t get comments from people outside of WordPress even though I make it easy for people to comment in general. And the block button is a lifesaver!

    1. Happy to share it! Yeah the comments section is my favourite. I love being able to talk to other bloggers. That’s odd maybe you don’t have more traffic from outside sources? Yup I have blocked some people that I do not regret blocking at all lol.

    2. My pleasure! I feel the same way about building relationships with other bloggers. I’m lucky to have met many awesome people like you thanks to this blog. I wonder why that is, do you get a lot of outside traffic other than from WP? Maybe you just need to make your posts more SEO friendly?

  20. I promised myself that I would look into SEO, but I have been procrastinating again and again. LOL. I just can’t bring myself to investigate it. I hate my inertia… Thank you for sharing and you always remind me to do the right thing.

      1. I can’t say that anymore since they helped me get my comments back lol. Things are better now thanks.

        Thanks so much, I so appreciate your support!

  21. Great tips! Thank you for sharing. Honestly, writing comments is sometimes hard for me because a lot of times I don’t know what to say. Other times I want to comment but I forgot which points stuck out to me. I always respond to comments immediately though and I appreciate people writing comments on my blog, even if they were generic. There are a few blogs, I call them my favorite, whom I’m keen on reading every single blog post of theirs and others whom I occasionally read their blogs. I follow so many blogs it’s hard to keep up.

    1. My pleasure. I agree, commenting can be time consuming especially when you’re busy with real life stuff. It’s definitely hard to keep up with a lot of blogs and I tend to do the same.

  22. Great tips here! Activity has been one of my sole sources for engagement on my site. I haven’t experimented with upping my posting regularity yet, but networking really is a foolproof way of building an audience, at least for me. But like you said, it can get preeeety time-consuming. Thanks for this post Pooja!

    1. Thank you! Yes, activity is the best way to grow your site although it can be more time consuming. However, for me at least I think the results are worth the time.

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