Blog comments are essential in the blogging world.
There are a lot of different aspects to blogging. Blog comments account for the interactivity and social side of blogging.
When browsing blogs, you can quickly evaluate if they have a very active community by checking the comments below each blog post.
It’s not uncommon for big blogs to receive hundreds of comments on each post. Blog readers like to express their opinions and to interact with each other through blog comments. They like to feel that they’re part of something together.
As a blogger, there are two aspects to consider: blog comments that people post on your own blog, and blog comments that you post on other people’s blogs.
The 2 Sides Of Blog Comments
Blog Comments On Your Own Blog
When you grow your blog, it’s always good to receive comments on your posts. However, you need to be careful and keep spammers away from your blog.
You should also think twice before approving comments such as: “Nice post“, “Cool blog“, “I like this“.
This type of short comments are either posted automatically by spammers, or by people who don’t really care about your blog. They are most likely submitted with the only goal of getting a new link back to their site.
It can be tempting to approve these blog comments to grow the number of comments on your blog. However, when some new visitors will read the comment section of your pages, your blog will look like it has low-quality.
Blog Comments On Other Blogs
You might be wondering how to write good comments…
When you’re considering posting comments on other blogs, you should always keep your end-goal in mind.
Instead of posting a short comment just to get a link back, try crafting a longer blog comment to show that: 1/ you care about this blog, 2/ you know your subject.
If you add value to that blog through your comment, you will most likely have a positive image in the eye of the blog owner, as well as his visitors.
As a result, you’ll earn a link AND more authority in your niche.
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Blog Comments With Dukeo
On Dukeo, I regularly publish posts about blog comments. Here are some examples of my most popular posts about this subject:
- 12 Types of Posts that Always Get Lots of Comments
Trying to increase the conversation and activity on your blog? Want to boost your momentum and your social proof? Try some of these 12 types of posts that always get lots of comments. 1 – Competitions Announcing any kind of competition is always good for a rousing round of comments. Everybody wants to thank you […]
- 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog
A 2006 study conducted by the Nielsen Norman Group found that, in most online communities, 90 percent of users are lurkers who never leave a comment, 9 percent will comment occasionally, and only 1 percent of your readers will comment on a regular basis. While these statistics remain pretty steady, there are some things you […]
- 8 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Many Comments
You’ve been blogging for a few months now and you can see your traffic numbers growing, but you’re still not getting many comments. It’s disheartening, for sure. You started your blog because you wanted to connect with other people but so far it seems like no one’s listening. What’s wrong with your blog? Well, here […]
- 7 Ways to Turn a Blog Post Upside Down and Get More Comments
It happens to all of us. You put your entire heart and soul into writing the best blog post ever and nobody leaves a single comment. You know people are reading because you can see it in your analytics, so what’s up? Why aren’t they standing in line to leave comments? Maybe it’s because you’re […]
- Disable Comments for a Better Blog
I know what you’re thinking – after all the posts I’ve written telling you how to get more comments and how comments are so beneficial, here I am getting ready to tell you why your blog would be better if you disabled comments. What’s up with that?! But, bear with me for a second until […]
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