The Simplest Way To Get Real Comments On Your Blog Faster

I can’t think of anything worst than having a blog with zero comments. Comments and conversations combined with strong social signals and influences are the lifeblood of any blog’s success.

Newbie bloggers when starting out are always puzzled as to why they’re not getting many comments on their blogs.  The good news is that getting comments doesn’t have to be a complicated assignment, and of course requires several necessities from you as a blogger; you need to always ensure you’re –

  1. Providing awesome content
  2. Adding a meaningful ‘call to action’ at the end of your posts, and I’ll explain why…
  3. Actively engaging on other blogs

Let’s look at these closely.

Get comments on your blog

3 Ways To Get Real Comments On Your Blog

1. Awesome content always

I’ve always believed that content isn’t king as you know, more over having an active audience and a blog with many conversations is ultimately king for me.  However to make those conversations happen, you need one massive vital ingredient; content and not just any old tripe content, but quality content, resourceful and useful content.

The blogosphere is filled with content of every type, the downside is that there are also thousands of starter bloggers who want to be successful in blogging, but for various reasons are absolutely crap at writing good content.

So check out the following resourceful post for tips on how to create quality content for your blog –

How To Create Content People Will Want To Read

2. Adding a call to action

This is notable; I see a lot of newbie bloggers writing great content but at the same time failing to add a simple ‘call to action’ at the end of their post.

Adding a ‘call to action’ is a powerful way to converse with your audience on a personal level, it makes your blog appear more community friendly rather than just another generic content driven type blog.

So, ensure you add something that will encourage your readers to take action in the comments area after reading your awesome post, just add something simple.  Usually I love asking questions about my readers own experiences and whether they have any ideas and suggestions they’d like to add to the topic.  Also whether they agree or disagree with any of the points I’ve made etc.

3. Actively engaging on other blogs

It’s a pretty simple equation, if you want real topic related comments on your blog; you’ve got to be prepared to comment on other blogs first.

If you have awesome content, added your effective ‘call to action’ then get commenting on other blogs.

Also when someone visits your blog, reads your content and leaves a meaningful comment, make absolute sure you go and visit their blog and do the same, especially if you both have niche related blogs.  This is a great way to establish and build stronger relationships with other bloggers in your community, and you’ll soon find they’ll be commenting on your blog on a regular basis.

Remember, the more meaningful comments you leave on other blogs, the more likely others will visit your blog, so don’t go leaving generic one line comments, leave useful comments.

Now you understand the 3 simple steps to get real comments on your blog, go and implement them and start turning your blog into a conversation magnet.

What other tips and ideas can you think of?

Now it’s your turn, if you have a unique strategy for getting comments then why not share it with me in the comment section below, I look forward in hearing your thoughts.

  • Gagandeep Singh

    Great Post…Thanx For Sharing It…Keep Up The Good Work….

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      I appreciate your comment Gagandeep but the only reason I approved it is to show people a prime example of the ‘meaningless comment’.

  • Nizam Khan

    Awesome and much useful info. Well yes, ‘call to action’ is indeed a great way to encourage readers to leave a comment and also it makes the blog more engaging. So, it’s a good strategy to add something simple and interesting (call to action) at the end of the post, such as asking questions or opinions to readers, I usually do this and I do get good results. Thanks for sharing and tweeted :)

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hey Nizam thanks for checking out the post, yeah using ‘call to action’ is one of my favorite ways to end a post too. It gives a good indication that you’re actually conversing with your audience.

  • Connor Harley

    I always love to comments if the blog is engaging especially at the end of it. I like it when the ending of the post asks a question or encourages a conversation.

  • Micheal

    Writing regularly with fresh content always increases the chances of engaging more audience. Participating actively in other’s forum will bring in additional comments too.

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hey Michael, you’re absolutely right, especially if you have a good target audience to interact with each time you put out some good content. I know how powerful forums can be so thank you for reminding us, I need to more active on them than I have been I must admit.

  • Sam Frank

    I like your tip “Awesome content always”. Clear writing and simple, easy-to-follow formatting are a great way to stand out in all the visual “noise” we have to process every day.

  • Lee

    On my site I have loads of images and was looking at the best way to utilise them I have been on Pinterest and yes I will use it but not really for me. Your point for using them on twitter has given me loads of material I can now work with there .

    Thanks lee

  • Aditi Datta

    Hi Fabrizio,

    You are absolutely correct. Engaging more with your visitors or readers are definitely helpful for your blog to get more comments and that is also real. At the same time, i must also say that your contents need to be very good and informative too. Thanks for the share!!