Q: Can you increase blog comments in 30 days?
A: Yes, you can!
The other day, I sent an email to my subscribers and discovered that 87% of them have issues with engagement and social shares (comments, tweets, likes, pins et al).
Although, getting thousands of comments on your posts doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a successful blogger, but it’s important.
That zero comment stat looks scary. Blog readers are looking for viable reasons to read, write intelligent comments and implement your tips.
What you should do is repurpose your contents to suit them. And how can you achieve that? See answers below:
1. Do you enjoy commenting?
The first question to increasing the comments on your post is to check if you truly enjoy leaving comments on niche blogs. Seriously, do you think it’s worthwhile to spend time reading a post, asking questions and participating in discussions?
Often, we don’t realize the instinct and psychological push that prompts us to do something online.
If you’ve ever read a blog post from start to finish and decided to comment, it means you’ve been engaged – the blogger knew the secret of writing for the reader, and you got hooked. Yes, don’t deny it!
The fact that you commented on a post speaks volume. It reveals how blog readers make decision. Are you motivated by quality, case studies, practical or list posts? Then focus on those when you write – you’ll get more comments.
2. Encourage the first comment
Often, the first comment would lead to 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100’s of comments within 30 days. You’ve to encourage a reader to leave an insightful comment. The truth is that when the first comment is from a real human, other readers would be motivated to ask questions or reply to it.
And there is no better way to encourage the first comment than to answer questions and help readers achieve tremendous success in their businesses. On the internet people do not pay average bloggers, only those who have embraced excellence can reap great rewards.
Your target audience has to see you as an exceptional expert. If you don’t stand out from the crowd, your comments’ count will be zero or less than five. Hangout with target audience at discussion boards and social media sites – listen to their words.
You’ll discover what they’re desperately looking for. Then craft helpful articles and blog posts to address the problem.
3. Write Incomplete “List Posts.”
I recently discovered how powerful ‘list posts’ are. You’ve seen those “20 ways to…” and the likes, right?
“List posts” are very popular. Blog readers are looking for such posts to bookmark, recommend and use as a bait to build their email list. Of course, when you write the type that’s helpful and valuable, people will gladly leave comments, but when you post an incomplete post, it can generate more comments. How?
For instance, if you’re writing a post on “Top 50 Ways,” all you’ve to do is write the first 45 ways and allow readers to participate and add their 2-cents to make up the remaining 5 ways. Blog readers would be glad to be a part of your blog, especially when you’ve demonstrated your expertise and generosity over time.
You don’t have to be scared or worried about this. Incomplete post will not affect your credibility in a negative way; on the contrary, it actually can enhance it. It’s ideal to give reasons why you couldn’t complete the list, because you wanted others (readers, clients, customers, prospects and so on) to share their knowledge.
What do you say?
How do you increase comments on a new blog post? Please share your comment below and if you’ve enjoyed this post, let’s make a toast to it. Stay gracious, always.
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