Recently when I was chatting with one of my regular visitors in gtalk he asked me if I were an internet celebrity. I paused a bit, leaned back in my chair and with a smile I replied “No” and I asked him why he felt so. In reply he said “I could see that your blog has very fewer posts yet there are many comments so I felt if you were already having a popular blog to promote your articles or an internet celebrity of sort”. Even Vivek one of my first visitors too said that I am becoming popular seeing the amount of comments I receive.
I also have some good news which was shared by my friend Achari who informed me that my blog has been featured in Famousbloggers a famous blog run by Hesham Zebida. John Gibb an affiliate marketer has written a guest post on Famousbloggers about 69 Most Popular Blogging Blogs to Comment on or Guest Post for and has mentioned BloginGrace (BIG) in that list. Very recently one more blogger by name Marilyn Cada has made a list of 110+ Commentluv Enabled Blogs and included BloginGrace in that list.
Sorry for bragging for so long, now I want to share few facts or give some tips on how to get comments exactly as I do. For your kind information I am not an established blogger and I get 10 comments on an average to every post but fact is that it is far less compared to some established bloggers who get more than 100 comments. I want to confess that I haven’t replied to many comments which were posted in most of my previous articles as I had a hectic schedule at my job during those days.
Angela one of my friend has mailed me asking why I haven’t replied to some of her comments and as soon as I received her mail I replied to almost all comments including hers and others which were unattended previously. I have been busy past two days as I have been answering all my pending comments in all my previous articles.
I want to share few sure-fire tips to get at least ten comments and if you are good at mastering these tips I am sure you would reach 100+ comments in no time. I got 60+ comments for one of my article by title Income Reports of Indian bloggers to get inspiration. I have also targeted to reach 100+ comment count in my future articles. So below are the points which I think would work for getting some comments to your new blog or already existing blog.
1. Comment in other blogs:
In Bible there is a beautiful verse saying
“Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”
This simple verse works like a miracle if you want comments to your post. Always do comment in other blogs of your niche or even those which are not of your niche. Most of the people who got your comment would return back to your blog and comment. This is a simple tip yet one of the most effective ones to get comments and traffic to your blog. This tip also helps you in building back links even though you wont get comments back.
2. Add Value to your Comment:
If you are following the above mentioned tip then you need to do little more. Instead of just saying “Hi” or “nice article” or “good article” try to post at least 3 or 4 sentences about the article on which you are commenting. So in order to add value to the comment you simply can’t write some vague or irrelevant words or copy paste others comments as it can be marked as spam by the blog owner. Just take some time in reading the article and capture the points wherever you felt are necessary and mention them in the comment so that the blog owner would feel happy that you have given a true value to the comment. You can also ask any doubts so that the author might interact with you and in turn visit your blog and do the same to you.
3. Reply to every comment:
After you get comments to your post the very next business you should be doing is to attend each and every comment. These replies to the post can be enhanced by a simple plugin called Replyme which sends an email to your commenter as soon as you have replied them. So if you are replying they would comment more and more and if you are dumb then they won’t comment as you would not reply. One more benefit of replying to your commenter is it increases your comment count. If you got 50 comments and if you reply to each and every comment then your actual comment number would be 100 and when new people visit your blog they too would feel like commenting seeing the user engagement.
4. Let your comment form be simple:
You are sick of spam even I too am, I will get nearly 100 spam comments a day. In order to escape spam most of the people would install intense debate or disqus comment forms to their blogs. Amit Agarwal to uses it, its ok and there is no need for you to use as he is using. Amit Agarwal is an established blogger people would comment even if he installs any kind of comment system. For a newbie blogger such comment systems wont work and don’t even try to install captcha forms and make it more complicated. Its better to use two simple plugins Akismet and GASP to stop your spam and let comments flow freely through your comment form.
Read: Four Bullet Proof Methods to build a Spam free WordPress blog
Angela McCalls opinion on SPAM
5.How about adding some love with CommentLuv:
CommentLuv is a simple plugin which gives a back link to the most recent article posted by the commenter in their blog. It is just asking the blog owner to show the same love of coming back and to post a valuable comment in their blog too. This is one of the good plugins for newbie bloggers to get more comments.
6. Do write about others:
This is one of the most effective tips I can say that draws more comments to BIG (Blog in Grace). Whenever I write a post it is definitely going to be my experience but I will also mention the names of other people who have helped me or inspired me or what ever interaction I had with them giving a back link to their blog. Even in this article you can find many names in the starting paragraphs. These people would love to read about themselves and will express their gratitude through their comments. They would also come to see the next post and in this is way you can bring users back again and again to your blog. You can also give links to some of the articles of others bloggers if you find it valuable an effective tip which I learned from Rahul Kuntala of LBT (Learn Blog Tips).
7. Identify Pro Commenter’s:
I am introducing a new group of bloggers called Pro Commenter’s, people who would not turn you down. I mean when you have commented in their blog they will not only give a reply there but they visit your blog and give a comment not just seeing your post title or sub headings but reading the entire article. Identify those people who would definitely come to your blog. I have a small list try to comment in their blogs and see for yourself the response you get from them.
There are many of such people but I am sharing only two of my favorites as you also would learn something from their articles.
Adrienne Smith: I bet you won’t get a small comment and she is awesome internet marketer. I feel very happy whenever I get her comment, I guess you too will.
Harleena Singh: She is a wonderful counselor and my favorite blogger. It takes a lot of time to read her articles but her articles will be very close to our life.
There are more of such wonderful people but I won’t share as it takes my whole time in preparing this list. I think as a newbie blogger you are sure to get ten comments for sure if you follow all my tips mentioned above. There are more tips to get comments but I have shared only those which I have experienced with my blog. I also got some comments from Guest articles I have wrote in other blogs. You too can build your own commenter’s list like I have built and also start to guest blog as these methods too help in growing your comments.
Below are links of few more articles which would help you in increasing your comment count.
Also Read: 3 Reasons Your Blog Not Getting Much Comments
The Secret to Getting Blog Comments by Shanna Mallon
31 Proven Ways To Get More Comments On Your Blog
15+ Proven Tactics to Get More Comments on your Blog
10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog