How to Quickly Get Comments on Your Blog

By: | April 14, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | 39 comments
My race shirt

Take control over the outcome. Set your own pace.

Discouraging, isn’t it?

You research, write, and promote your post.  You even include a picture Pinterest pinners will be sure to love.  Then nothing happens.

You have two choices.  You can hope people read your post and then hope those readers comment, or… you can follow the advice in this post.

By following my advice, you will be able to quickly get a post with zero comments on it to a minimum of 16 guaranteed comments.

It will be easy, quick, free, and probably even fun.  Intrigued?

I was a little disheartened when it seemed people weren’t commenting on my blog, but I could see that I’d had clicks on my site…. So this may be because they haven’t liked my post or didn’t have time? Who knows…

This quote from a reader inspired this post which I consider a follow-up to How to Increase Traffic By Writing Better Comments.

If you are disheartened because people aren’t commenting on your post, the solution is simple.  Don’t just sit there and feel discouraged.  Go get the commenters and bring them to your post.

The bandwagon effect is a psychological term that explains people like doing things because other people are doing them.  They will actually let that desire override their own wishes.

People like “getting out with the crowd”.  If they see there is a “crowd” commenting on your blog post, they will be more inclined to comment themselves.

Readers, 16 comments constitutes a small crowd.  That’s a minimum of comments I am promising you on your post.

Where to find them?  You will find them in the most likely of places–Facebook.com.

Where to Find Commenters

Groups are in existence to help you.  They are full of people just like you, bloggers who want comments on their posts.

Ultra Blog Challenge

This is Kathy Hadley’s group.  She is helpful to her members.

Screenshot Facebook Group Ultra Blog

Ultrablog Challenge guarantees you comments.

Look at the underlined instruction in the screenshot.  If you leave your post link, you must comment on the two above you.  Kathy asks for proof–the date.  Notice, her instruction at the bottom of the screenshot– group members must immediately comment on the two posts above them.

She explains that if members don’t have time to comment, not to post their link.  Get there early to ensure members come in after you.

Okay, let’s do the math:

0 + 2=2.  You have two comments on your post, the two members who put their links in the Ultra Blog group after yours.

You are now going to respond to the comments.  That will get you up to four comments–their two, and your two responses.  You now have 4 comments on your post.

Simplistic math, I admit, but stay with me anyway.  This next part is important.

When you respond to their comments, ask them a question.  It doesn’t really matter what you ask them, but inquire as to something they will be likely to respond to.

This is imperative.  You can thank them for reading and commenting. Extend all the common courtesies you want.  In addition, ask them a question.

When the bloggers each answer your question, you will be up to six comments on your post.  (4 + 2 = 6).

Then, you should respond again to each of them.  Thank them for answering your question.

You will now be up to 8 comments on your post.

Bloggers Corner

Screenshot #Bloggers Corner

Bloggers Corner guarantees you two comments on your blog post.

Bloggers Corner workers like Ultra Blog Challenge; it guarantees you two comments, the two readers coming in under you.  Can you tell there are 87 comments in this group?  Two will certainly come in after you, especially if you get there early in the day.

When you are in Bloggers Corner, follow the same instructions I gave for Ultra Blog Challenge.  You will have doubled the comments on your post.

Wahla, a post with zero comments on it in no time has 16.  Your post now has double-digit comments.

Additional Places To Get Comments on Posts

Bloggers Rule SEO

This is Nicole Keener’s group.  She seems very supportive of the bloggers that frequent her group.

Look at the screenshot.  The underlined words explain what happens when you leave your post link. You must comment on every post that is in the group.  Hang on!  Look at the bottom arrow.  There were only four comments there.  You could comment on the four that got to the group before you in no time.

In exchange, every blogger that comes in after you in this group must click on your link, go into your post, read it,  and comment.

In addition, Nicole requires a minimum of an eight-word comment.

Look what you get from going to her group.  First, you will get a guaranteed comment from each person that goes into your group after you. I went after Nicole, and she still commented on mine.

Next, there are several benefits to her requiring an eight-word comment.

First, your search engine optimization is enhanced.  That’s why the group is called Bloggers Rule SEO.  Next, readers must actually read your post, and put together a thoughtful comment eight words or longer.

Grow Your Blog

Grow Your Blog Screenshot

The Grow Your Blog Facebook group requires their members to read five other posts.

Go to the Grow Your Blog group.  As can be seen by the screenshot, their members are required to choose five others to comment on.

How do you know yours will be picked?  Leave your post early enough in the day, before you leave the house, that there will be so few links there, the probability members will pick yours is increased.

In conclusion, succeeding at blogging really does involve networking.  I have received new followers that found my blog simply by attempting to meet the mandates of these groups.

Oh, are you still sitting there?  Why?  Go get the commenters!  They are waiting for you at Facebook.com

Readers, if you think other bloggers would like additional comments on their posts and a chance to meet additional bloggers, please share.

Do you have any other tips for getting not just comments, but thoughtful comments?  Please share in the comment section.  I look forward to your views.

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  1. adrianscrazylife at 6:31 am

    Again a very simple, but so clever strategy. I do have a couple of groups that offer this option, but I rarely take advantage of it. I think I will participate in them more often now. And I think I’ll join one of these groups also. Utah is far too saturated with food and craft bloggers and I’d like to find more lifestyle types like me. I do prefer the ones where you only have to choose one or two to comment on. The one I did yesterday had 17 links (a mix of blog, FB and Pinterest) and that gets time-consuming!

    • Janice Wald at 11:02 pm

      I agree. That’s why I don’t use them more: They are time-consuming, and I try to be more patient than I use to be. If my morale does get down, I go in to the groups and get comments.
      Thanks for writing.
      Nice meeting you.
      Janice

  2. A Well Styled Life at 8:29 am

    Other than this FB group I’ve never been exposed to this kind of group! I love the idea of an eight word comment because It probably means the people actually READ your post! I read this one and forwarding it to a friend. Thanks for the great info!

    • Janice Wald at 11:00 pm

      I got a social share?! Cool!
      I agree with your comments–that’s exactly what the 8 word mandate means. It works on several levels–SEO, morale…
      Thanks for writing and sharing it out.
      Janice

  3. Elle Knowles at 8:35 am

    This sounds very interesting and I’d love to get involved! Going to get on this bandwagon today. Now if I could only get people to jump on over to my author Facebook page I’d be in heaven Janice! 😉 ~Elle

    • Janice Wald at 10:59 pm

      Hi Elle,
      I read your comments about the negativity in social media. I’m being interviewed about that–I’ve had a bad experience too.
      By putting your comments here, you’re giving the readers a heads up that the groups are particular about their rules.
      I’m sorry that happened.
      Janice

      • Elle Knowles at 6:18 am

        Sorry that happened to you too Janice. They are very adamant about following rules to the tee and call you out on it if you don’t. Rules are not always clarified. Some, like me comment on blogs with a different name than what is on their FB page so its hard to tell. I would never do that to others! If they don’t comment they just don’t comment. I have more to do than to keep checking to see if I received comments due to me. Tried to keep cool and left with a smile on my face. ~Elle

  4. Anita ( at 8:54 am

    I think your advice is valuable, and I’m going to sign up for your newsletter. The one problem I have found with, let’s call them “reciprocity groups,” is the time it can take to read and comment, and link and tweet, and write back etc. etc. I know there’s no way around it and I do actually enjoy it but sometimes it seems like it takes valuable time away from researching, reading, writing in order to write good posts for my own blog. Part of the process though. Thanks for the post.

    Anita

    • Janice Wald at 6:38 am

      Hi Anita,
      Thank you for the nice words about my post. I would be honored to have you follow my newsletter. Just for signing up, you get a free infographic that has all my blogging information in one compact place. Here is the link: http://wp.me/P5jxvv-hM. Nice meeting you.
      Janice

  5. MaryHill at 10:56 am

    I am a member of several Facebook groups. I find it hard to keep up with commenting on these groups, but I do try. When I make a real effort it does seem to pay off. Thanks for letting me know about these additional groups. I think I will switch up and try to join one chain a day at least. 😉

    • Janice Wald at 10:55 pm

      Hi Mary,
      I wanted to make sure I wrote and thank you so much for yesterday’s blog follow. I’m truly touched. You and I have interacted, and I just can’t remember where in the Blogosphere. Pinterest? Facebook? Twitter? Did I go to your Linky party?
      Anyway, I’m honored to have your follow. I’m glad you liked the post.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 10:50 pm

      Hi Bethie!
      You are always so complimentary to me. Thank you. I saw you networking tonight in the Meet and Greet. I hope you meet some new people. Glad the comment post could help get new comments fast.
      Janice

  6. soulstoriesbycarol at 4:48 am

    This is fascinating, and scary. I am glad you explained this so well because I would never have time to do this and now I know before I find myself on a hamster wheel. It is a genius idea and has to work very well!! Thanks

    • Janice Wald at 10:49 pm

      Hi Carol,
      Thank you for reading what I wrote and writing me. I am so flattered, I am thinking of including your nice comments on my Testimonial page. I hope that would be okay.
      May I ask, though, what is “scary” about the idea?
      Thanks again for the amazing compliment.
      Janice

  7. Keisha at 12:56 pm

    This is an interesting idea. I appreciate the guideline of an 8-word comment because I’d hate to see a bunch of “Great post!” Thanks for sharing these tips!

    • Janice Wald at 7:06 pm

      Hi Keisha,
      Did you read the other comments on the post? Many people agreed with you. I’m glad you like the Bloggers Rule… group idea.
      Thanks for reading what I wrote and writing me. Nice “seeing” you again.
      Janice

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  10. Jim Bauer at 4:43 am

    Again, a very interesting blog. I like this idea. I tend to think that comments help to gravitate posts upwards a bit in search engines since it shows more activity on the posts, plus also helps to more frequently make it an “updated” post. I could be wrong. Of course it also adds more content to the post as a whole which helps it to be found easier in searches as well. I am going to give this a try. Besides, I am sure there is a lot of interesting reading I am otherwise missing. Thanks again for the helpful advice.
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  11. Cathy Lawdanskk at 2:21 am

    I am part of several groups that require comments is you leave a link. Those are the most valuable to me, rather than those that just say leave your link & hope someone reads & comments. Good suggestions about including a question when you leave a comment.

    • Janice Wald at 1:00 pm

      Hi Cathy,
      Thanks for commenting on my post. When my views are down, I try to remember to ask a question. It improves our bond as well as gets page views. I often do routinely anyway. Bloggers help each other.
      Is there a reason your groups require comments along with a link? Is it to help SEO? I hear it does. (I genuinely want to know =)). Thanks for the visit. Did you get my Pinterest invite?
      Janice

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