An interesting feature of high traffic blogs is that they don’t only attract visitors, they also get many comments as well. If you want to start getting more readers commenting on your blog posts, this is certainly doable, but you have to take the right steps. The fact is, readers will only leave a comment if something about a blog post stands out to them in some way. Let’s look into how you too can attract lots of relevant comments to your blog post by making use of simple tactics that work.
Encourage Your Readership
Getting people to post on your blog is essential if you want a really active blog so you have to encourage them to do so. There are lots of people who don’t understand what the comments section is for and others simply can’t be bothered to take the time. If you tell your readers outright that you would like them to comment, it opens up new doors for you.
For example, check the this article about the best green teas. At the end of the article, you can see the author is inviting reader to comment about what they have just read.
Besides that, you have to realize that people sometimes require only a bit of nudge to take action. Just let people know you really are interested in their opinions and what they think of your work since it will help you create much better content in the future. It comes down to how convincing you are in getting people to comment regularly on your blog. Before convincing your readers, though, you need to understand that a blog without comments might as well be dead.
If You Want More Comments Deactivate the “No Follow” Tag
This one action on your part will immediately make your blog more attractive to people who leave comments. Deactivating the “no follow” ref will attract many more comments to your blog. You may want to install some plugins for this purpose. People who comment often want to get a backlink from their posts, and this plugin will remove the “no follow” ref from any links in a comment.
You can even allow “do follow” links on specific posts while having others as “no follow”. For example, Physioster.com has generally set comments on its articles to “no follow”. However, some posts such as this one about the best posture correctors have been set to “do follow” to encourage comments.
Contests Can Inspire Comments
A contest where someone who leaves a comment will win something can generate lots of interest. Run your own contest on the blog where you give away relevant goodies and prizes that are easy to win. The contest could be based on chance, or the winner could be chosen on the basis of leaving the best or most informative post. No matter what type of blog you have, you can probably think of a great contest that would inspire people to participate.