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How to Get People to Comment on Your Blog Posts

Today’s episode is about how to get more comments on your blog. I share 11 tips you can use to get more attention and interaction. Today’s podcast is a challenge to myself – to include as much high quality advice as I can in just 3 minutes! These are tips you can keep coming back to in future to keep improving your relationship with your readers.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • How to invite comments
  • How to write in a conversational tone, so people feel more comfortable to leave a comment
  • How to ask a question at the end of your blog posts to increase your chances of getting comments
  • How you can use your blog headline to get people excited about commenting
  • The most powerful type of question you can ask for increasing comments
  • An easy tactic you can use to get the ball rolling for comments
  • How to respond to trolls and scammers
  • How to respond to constructive comments to encourage those people to comment more in future
  • How to use social media to increase blog comments

Further Reading and Resources for How to Get People to Comment on Your Blog Posts

How did you go with today’s episode?

What other strategies have worked for you to get comments on your blog posts? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  • James Fuata

    Hi Darren

    I’ve listened to the first 65 podcasts and am into my second week of blogging. I listen primarily during my 4.5 hour daily commute to work, so the blog has a couple of posts already and is improving daily. There’s a lot to learn, but the journey is fun.

    I was wondering if you would make a podcast (or post) on tips/tricks in relation to security of a blog and any mistakes (and lessons learned) you’ve made. One of my concerns is about my site getting hacked/trolled.

    There might be a post already on Problogger about this topic, so I’ll have a look there just in case.

    Thanks in advance for your time and help and thanks for the value you’re adding to mine and others’ blogging journeys.

    Cheers, James @bizoncommute

    • Hey James!

      A few things you can do in the meantime:

      – Change your username from “admin” to something insanely weird
      – Make sure your password is insanely weird
      – Look into the Sucuri security plugin: https://sucuri.net/wordpress-security/wordpress-security-plugin-installation
      – Keep your plugins, themes, and version of WordPress updated
      – Look into getting a Yubikey

      Hope this helps man.

      What’s been your favorite episode so far?

  • Hi Darren,

    Hope you don’t mind but I have transcribed this 4 minute podcast and to try and help my freelance transcription service could I ask that I put the podcast and the full transcript on my website please? I have prepared the post on my website but I have not published it as yet until I have your permission.

    Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

    Great podcast by the way really enjoyed transcribing it and hearing the great tips!

    Joanna
    Virtuadmin

  • Another way to get comment is to make the comment area do-follow, so that other bloggers can also be rewarded and you could also have a plugin that mentions top commenter, that would be like a reward for them, of course with in place you should be ready for the spammers…

    • I’ve seen this work well for new blogs using the CommentLuv plugin, but there always seems to be a point where the quality of the comments takes a dive.

  • Matt Ratliff

    Thanks Darren for your tips! I’m struggling to get user feedback/user comments/etc on my site, but I’m fully aware of several reasons which I’ve mentioned below:
    1. Site design – Current design is not the best for user experience, but I’m working on a new template and may have the template customized to achieve a branding that fits.
    2. Engaging content – It’s taken me a full year to fully understand what is “SEO” is and how to write for it. Not only that but to get the user engaged in my content. This is an an area that I still need help with, but I now “see” what is needed.
    3. Your tips – This is now something I will immediately begin using.
    Cheers and thank you my friend!
    -Matt
    http://www.ourcraftykitchen.com

  • Mude Murali Naik

    it depends upon type of post and how interesting the blog title is…

  • Mude Murali Naik

    I am also running a blog called http://www.techappsmedia.org ….in my blog commenting is user friendly…but am not getting more comments

  • Jeanne Harrell

    Great comments below. Adding a tiny bit of you into the conversation lets people know you’re willing to share and spices things up.

  • Great episode.

    As a reader, I’m more likely to leave a comment if the blogger asks a simple question for sure.

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  • Dia

    Go comment on other people’s blogs- real insightful comments and contribute to the conversation and if you have a RELEVANT link share it (nothing spammy) then a lot of times they will visit your site or link or the other commenters will.

  • Thanks for including a link to our article at LearnToBlog.com!