8 Proven Ways To Get More Comments on Your Blog

Have you ever felt jealous of blogs that receive huge number of comments?

Did you ever wish to have more comments on your blog posts?

If yes, your wait is over.

Here is a post that will ensure you to get enough comments on your blog to satiate your hunger for comments. Follow these steps to get more comments on your blog and make a community of readers around your blog.

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How to Get More Comments on Your Blog?

Blog comments are a form of token that certifies that readers have read your posts and the writing resonated with them to an extent that they thought to leave their feedback on the writing.

Blog comments are a way through which the readers can share their reaction of approval or denial in context of the post written. In the same way a writer can get genuine feedback, and can connect with the readers through the comments below his post.

When a new visitor comes to your blog, the first thing he notices is the number of comments received in the blog. If a visitor finds some 70-80 people’s comment on the blog then he surely will have a positive attitude towards the blog. This in itself is half battle won.

Blog comments also help in SEO of your blog. The more comments you will receive, the more user-generated content will increase on your blog. This will help you to get higher ranking in search engines.

The reason behind this is; Google and other search engines will think that your blog is updated (which actually is the comment), and will index your website faster for the text that the comment has. This is because your comments are index-able, crawl-able and can also rank for the data in them.

Now let’s see what you can do to get more blog comments:

1. Write an awesome piece of content

When you expect people to comment on your blog, you got to have content that catches their attention. Your content has to appeal to them, no matter if it does in a bad way. For every negative comment, you get a chance to let your reader know your point of view and at times you yourself learn to view things their way. This will only make your bond stronger and you will gain a loyal readership to your blog.

2. Ask a question at the end of the post

When you end the post with a question or an attempt for seeking reaction of the reader, you are sure to get their words. Most readers tend to share their point of view on a topic when specially asked for it. This will help you know their point of view on the topic.

Provoking the readers to share what they think of a post will surely make them stay a while more on your blog and comment on the topic.

For example: In my post on getting backlinks naturally, I used this technique. After writing an awesome post on getting natural backlinks, I asked the readers, if there were some strategies they used that I have not mentioned in my post. This was to stimulate them to feel wanted and share their tips with me. Needless to say that post turned out to be one of my most commented and shared post on BTT.

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Ask your readers to share their views

3. Make a Top X list

List posts are always a favorite among readers. The reason probably is because that they give a sense of finite length. When you make a list of top X (replace X with your favorite number 5, 10, 15 so on) you try to pull the readers towards your post. But, this strategy can be used to gain good number of comments too.

Mostly when you make such a list post, you sometimes tend to exclude products that according to others deserve to be in the list. So when you conclude such a post, ask your readers if you missed a product they thought would make into it. You can also ask if their favorite product or item is included by you or not. Ask them reasons why the items suggested by them should be in the list. This way you get a lot of responses which can be from there on made a conversation.

Below is the live example from this post where I got 100+ comments 😉

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List post with huge number of comments

4. Give them the privilege to share their tip

When you are writing a post, weave sections inside the post to let them know that you are waiting for their tip on the issue. In the conclusion section, you could also ask them to share their tip on the problem the post is related to. Most readers like to share their advice. They will get exposure through it and you will get comments.

Read comments on this post to see what I actually do. You can clone the same strategy.

5. Use strong CTA

Using CTA or Call to Action, at the end of the post tends to do well. You can ask the users to subscribe to your blog, share it or buy something. But in this case, we need comments so ask the readers to leave one.

6. Cook a controversy

Controversial episodes tend to sky rocket the TRP of the daily soaps. If that weren’t the case millions of people wouldn’t be glued to their TV sets to watch Big Boss or other realities shows.

Similarly controversies tend to do well in blogging too. You can quickly grab a few eyeballs by writing on a controversial topic or by negating a widely accepted theory. People will simply pour in your blog to get their voice placed. You will get handsome number of shares too.

But before taking such a step take care not to hurt someone and always say things that you can back with strong proofs in case you need to defend yourself. Just speaking randomly about a thing and then not having enough proofs to back you off is “suicide”.

7. Blog design

You should not clutter your website with too much ads and any such thing that will not leave your visitors with no room to breathe. This will cause them to flee halfway. Comments are a far thing they will cause you a bounce rate too.

Always remember:

  • Leave a lot of white space on your blog
  • Use a good font
  • Don’t use a sticky widget that crawls till your blog footer unless that’s the only option. This is because the readers will feel like a cage during the scrolling of blog. Moreover same unchanged sticky widget will make them bored.

8. Use different comments system

Sometimes, your audience might be active on a different medium than the one you might be waiting for them on. So try to evaluate the platform that enjoys your readers’ maximum attention and use it as your commenting system.

For example, if your site is related to viral stories, humor or fun stories or pictures of the same genre, chances are your readers are active on Facebook than any other social platform. So use Facebook as the comment system. Still, you can have the standard blog comment facility for users who have a website or prefer not to share their Facebook ID with you. This will work in both ways.

Similarly you can use disqus comment system that has an assimilation of almost of the three popular social networks plus the standard commenting system too.

Certain Tips To Get More Comments:

  • Be polite in your tone - Being polite eases the visitor to settle down for some more time on your blog
  • Interact with the replies - When a visitor comments he expects you to share your reaction or reply too. So firstly thank him for his comment. Politely state if you agreed to what he said or not. If you have a different point of view, explain it to him calmly without getting arrogant.
  • Don’t fall to your audience’s wish - yes; you should not succumb to your audience’s arrogance. After all, it’s your blog and you have an upper hand. Moreover nobody will eventually love to read to a blog that does not have its own voice or stand. So if someone is bullying you or strongly going against the rules of your blog, moderate that comment to trash.
  • Modify your “number of comments section” - Most blogs have the number of comments displayed near the title of the post and at the end of it. Imagine what could be a bigger turn off when your reader comes to see your post was published a week ago and the text near the title displays a blunt “No comments so far”. So it would be wise of you to change the text displayed there to something more inviting like “Leave your comment”, or “click here to comment”.
  • Be giving - Nobody likes to visit your house if you don’t reciprocate their visit. Same is with blogging too. In order to get bloggers comment on yours you have to also visit their blogs and comment there. Commenting reliable and relevant opinion will not only strengthen your bond but also will make a community of your fellow bloggers. [More on community building later!]

Use of Plugins:

If you are a WordPress user, there are plenty of plugins that will help you get a handful of comments.

  • Reply Me - Nobody visits a page for the second time to just see if you have replied to their comment unless it is that important to them. So use reply me plugin that enables the commenter to choose to get notified by email, when the blogger replies to them. This will help you get him/her back to commenting to them by sending them an email after you have responded them.
  • CommentLuv - Commentluv plugin is by far the best way to get more comment on your blog. What Commentluv does is that it gives a link back to the commenter’s site after the comment. This link can be from the most recent 10 posts of him. This will make your blog a hot cake because everyone would like to get more exposure from leaving links to recent articles of them. You got comments and they get exposure and link back. You can also choose to make the links dofollow or nofollow as you wish. I would say make them nofollow.
  • GASP + Akismet = No SPAM. The combination of these two guardians will save the blog of yours from spam comments.

​Building a community around your blog

If you want to build a community around your blog which is always fruitful, spend some time daily in building relationship with other bloggers. Reach up to them on social media sites, read what they write and share, leave meaningful comments on their blog posts, share their posts with your followers, in return they would be more likely to do the same for you.

Over to you

From the above writing I would not repeat anything but just want to say that blog comments can help you in blogging. They can help you in building authority, in ranking for user generated content, in getting to reach even more people.

If you ever thought to receive comments on your blog I strongly recommend you to build relationships with other bloggers because ultimately that would help you to build a large community around your blog.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 48 comments
Avinash Kumar

Hello Ankit,

Really nice Article.

Yes, sometimes I get irritated when I don’t get good or enough feedback from readers. You write very great tips for beginner like us. I will follow these methods hope to succeed in making good blog community on my blog.

Thanks for Sharing
Regards
-Avinash

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Emebu

Hi Ankit,

Your 8 points on building a comment community are awesome, this is a good tutorial that will benefits every blogger who desires success. Let me add here that we must know the reason for which we are building this community; comments alone in our blog does not fetch us the money we desire with our blog. We must therefore, be focused in what we need per-time.

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Mi Muba

Hi Ankit

I appreciate your doing extensive research for writing this post as it is evinced from the several unique points mentioned in this post.

I think blog commenting has completely changed its shape after lot of changes in SEO. Earlier it was mostly done to get back links but now it has multiple objectives of:

1) Reading a full post to remember it and develop your own point of view. As a result you learn a lot and become an expert blogger.

2) To take part in a heated debate going on in comments section of a blog post to get confidence of taking part in real life debate and become virtually confident both offline and online.

3) To read others point of view before expressing your own. If you don’t then your comments will give an impression as you simply meant to drop your comments over there and nothing else.

4) To introduce yourself with the blog community of a given blog by sharing your views on a topic which they just discussed in their comments

5) To attention of pro bloggers and influencer by mentioning an important point that adds value in a given post

6) To be connected with those who and you think on same line on a given topic

7) To debate more with those who differ with your point of view and ultimately you be connected with them despite being differing with each other as this is one of the beauties of blogging that difference of opinion opens new door of learning here.

8) By commenting consistently you prove you are a serious blogger and have long term blogging plan.

9) To improve your writing skills by writing more and more while commenting

10) To develop patience in you of listening to others point of view and equally respecting them

So this is pack of objectives for that people do blog commenting apart from just getting back links which may also help but now that is not as much important as it was considered previously. So the entire commenting style has changed now.

It is not necessary to drop lengthy comments. Yes it is must to give relevant and value adding comments either they are just one sentence short or several sentences long. The ultimate aim should be to add value in the post and tell the writer how wonderful he done his job by writing the post and how you benefitted it and then say something more to prove how engaging that post is.

Yes, the product of Adrienne is more than wonderful. I am declaring a secret here also which I have declared several at some other places. If someone is not getting even single comment at his each blog post he can several quite easily. Her product teaches practically how one can get several comments at his each blog post. The most impressive part of her product is exercises. She does not leave the user after teaching on a sub topic of how to build a community. She has given exercises to make the reader expert of each chapter of the course.

Thanks a lot for sharing such an engaging post that influenced me to talk to you and your blog community in such a detail.

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Swadhin Agrawal

Hello Ankit bro,
This was a real guide to getting comments on your blog and that too relevant and real ones. How much had I wondered how to get comments from those visitors who did not even bother to share a post.
For me I did the “you scratch my back and I will scratch yours” thing. I commented on other blogs and eventually they appreciated my presence and commented back.

Again, this is a good strategy “using a CTA or a question in the conclusion”. This was what most fail to ytilise. The time when your reader is satisfied with what you have written and at that time you ask him your opinion, definitely he now has time to write one.

Great strategies I must say.
Merry Christmas 🙂

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Divyansh Peswani

Hi Ankit,

Speaking overall, it is a great one! As we all are stepping into 2015, maintaining a great number of blog comments is becoming difficult as ever and since you’re the relationship star of Indian blogging, your techniques to make great sense and value. All of your points are really of great use, especially the #6 one! I would just like to tell you some more things; posts about your personal online experience like “How I improved my blog traffic”, or “How I doubled my earnings” do increase comments like hell! And another thing, you should edit the word Comments in your featured image.

Regards,
Divyansh

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Akshay Naik

Hi Friend,

i really liked this article soon i will be sharing it on my facebook profile.
You did with your level best and I advise you being my colleague to take every comment and suggestion especially the critical one very patiently and with open heart. When you try such strictly monitored topics you equally receive criticism so just receive it and take all the positive points from it.
thanking you
Keep up your good work!
Have a good day
Akshay Naik

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Umapathy

Hi Ankit,

Awesome tips bro. Will try to implement it. I am glad you recommend Adrienne’s product. It is a wonderful product indeed.

Umapathy

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Pabitra

Hi Ankit Bro,

I always get irritated when i saw there is no comment on my post. Comments give me pleasure that i am able to help someone which indirectly help me to get motivated.

This post is very helpful to get comment for any blog post. All the points are really awesome and i will surely follow them.

The comment related plugin that you suggested is also sounding good and i am going to try one of them

Thanks and Regard
-Pabitra

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Fatima Nayani

Hi Ankit,

This is a very helpful post for me as I don’t get much comments in my blog. I am following some basic things like CTA and blog commenting and yes my blog’s design is user-friendly but still I am not getting more comments.

Now I am going to follow the tips you shared above and see if it helps. Also, that SEO plugin sounds good. I’ll defintely try it.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Fatima

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Nitish Dash

Wow! A beautifully written article bro! I am from New Delhi too and I am an open-source electronics and software developer. The content laid out by you is truly marvelous.

Keep up the good work and a very Happy New Year!

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Mustafa Gaziani

Hey Ankit,
Superb post. I’ve been using some of the tips that you’ve mentioned here. After every post I always ask question to readers and the turn out is very amazing.
I do agree with you. Blog design play an important role to grab attention of readers towards comments.

I gonna follow more tips that you’ve mentioned.

Thanks for writing a lovely post!

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Nirmala

Awesome post Ankit bro 🙂

Blog comments are more important which make our blog live forever. Yes, I’d like to get more comments for my blog posts. As you said, I spend quality time to craft my blog posts and always ask some questions to my visitors. I inspire them to engage with my post and show my gratitude through my reply comments.

I agree with your every point to get more comments and yes, list posts do magic when compared to normal posts. Your tips and tools are very useful to grab the attention of the readers and encourage them to leave their views in comment section.

Thanks for presenting this awesome post for us, keep writing 🙂

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Suprabhat

Hey Ankit,

Building an blog community is very essential now a days as google is killing most of the blogs by its new panda and penguin update and for survival of blog one need to drive traffic. So blogging community also drive traffic as well as Comments sometime it also increase your Social Shares as well.
As you said in the post adding proper commenting system like CommentLuv which offer reward in terms of backlink which make readers to drop a comment.

Thanks for sharing
Regards
Suprabhat

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Mrityunjay

Thanks a lot. Soon I am going to switch up to WordPress from Blogger platform for my new site. I was in hope to find such a useful content your shared with me. 🙂 Now I can engage people more integratively for their best response possible.

Regards
Mrityunjay

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Bilal Ahmad

CommentLuv encourages readers to post comments because of the associated benefits. It is really a helpful plugin which helps in building a community around your blog. That is how most of the bloggers exchange comments with each other which ultimately forms a community.

Thanks for the other tips. Specially the cook a controversy.

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Shailendra

Hi Ankit,

Interesting point you have covered in this blog and I am agreed to you points. you have added the fresh points in you blog which gives new direction.

Nice blog.

Thanks
Shailendra

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Kapoor

Make a blog community is the greatest way to increase blog traffic

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Adrienne

Hi Ankit,

I think all your tips here are good. I’d like to add just one more thing that I think will help. Let your audience know more about you. Include that on your blog and in your posts. When people read your post you want them to make that instant connection. It might be that they can relate to something you shared or you learned how to do something a particular way and that’s exactly what they needed to know. When they get the opportunity to feel like they know you to some extent that can only help you with forming a relationship with them in the future. They’ll be more eager to return to your blog time and time again if they not only enjoy what you’re sharing but feel like they are getting to know you as well.

Hope that helped and thanks again for the lessons. It’s always greatly appreciated. You enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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Gerald Chavez

Hello Ankit.. Great content! I can see you have got sooooooo many comments. This is the proof of what you have just said. Thanks for sharing.

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Rahul

Hi Ankit,

I am fully agreed with first two points of this post. To get comments on blog post we can raise a question at the end of the post and also the the content should add value to the readers so that they engaging in the post.

Thanks a lot for this awesome post

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Yeerla Phavvan

Hi Ankit 🙂

It is really Great Stuff. I am also a blogger, I really wanted to know the feedback of my readers. For that comments are the only source. But When I work hard for hours and produce an article but if i wont receive any comments I feel like pissed off.Comments are way of energy for a writer/blogger.

So I do drop comments for every article I read.

By the way you wrote awesome and it is really good to be one of your reader and also comment’er.

Thanks for everything.

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Mittali

Hi Ankit,
This was an article which gave answers to all my question i was frustrated in not getting enough comments and feedbacks even after improving the content quality.
Thanks a lot

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Akshay Joshi

Hey Ankit,

Great collection of tips for getting blog comments.

But simply getting blog comments is not important you must engage with your readers. You should reply to their comments, answer their questions and best of all give them valuable information.

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Ovais Mirza

Hi Ankit,

Got to agree with Ankit on this. Blog commenting is a great way to engage with people, and that is what the comment section is ultimately for. I know people get a golden, albeit weak backlink but the main reason should be to add thought to the conversation. I hate the names such as “cheap latops” etc, I think my personal favourite I once had was something like “german hoover supplies” – I mean come on. Do you think I am going to accept a comment with a name like that…….

Thank god for the various plugins now available that help wiith this now.

Regards,
Ovais Mirza

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kushal

Hay Ankit..!!

I just hit your blog now. Its really has awesome contents. It is one of the most popular blog in the country (By alexa Rank 938) . Will regularly checks new posts..!!

Keep Going..!!

Thank you.

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Naveen

Hi Ankit Bro,
Thanks a lot for sharing this guide with us.
There are many blogger including me who are struggling for engagement on their blogs but always fail to get.
Actually they did not figure out where they are wrong.
In this post you have make a clear point to where we are wrong. In my case, I am using blogger platform, and cant use any plugin as you mention. But Inspite of this, I am getting an average amount of comments on my blog post.
I am following all the ways you describe in the post.
Sharing tips and trick and interacting with your commentator encourage them to come back to your blog.
All the tips are awesome.
Again a big thanks,
Naveen

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Rehan

Hai Ankit!

The article is helpful and worth reading. Thanks for the tips. Your blog always made a positive difference in my blogging journey. 🙂

Regards,
Rehan.

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Rohan Chaubey

Hi Ankit,

This is epic! At the end, no matter what, it is content which gets sell. Controversies does attract people, I must agree on that.

Reality shows can thrive on controversies but blogs cannot always look for cooking up controversies. Tho sometimes it is alright and they must be planned more strategically.

I use Disqus and it is the BEST because the moderation panel is very carefully planned. Further, as you mentioned, it allows logging in using Google, Twitter, Facebook and Disqus account.

Thanks for sharing. 🙂

P.S. I guess it is “Bigg Boss”, ‘Bigg’ with a double ‘g’.

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Basharath

Hello Ankit bro , the post is amazing to see and I can say that you have covered almost every point to get comments to the blog. I’m pleased to read all those tips and from now onwards I should implement those tips in my blog. Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful article…

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Loretta

Good list of tips for getting more engagement on blog posts. I’ve always found that asking a question at the end or offering some sort of freebie gets the most comments on my blog.

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    Ankit Singla

    We all like freebies, and questions at the end of the article is a weapon to start conversation. It increase total number of blog comments.
    Thanks for your comment 🙂

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Bhumi

Detailed explanation. Thanks

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SEO in Pakistan

Thanks Anit for sharing your valuable ways to get comments.I think just publishing is not a way to get the comments.We need to promote our blog to get comment for our published content.Every blog need different strategy to search for readers and social media is just one way.

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Enstine Muki

Hey Ankit,
These are all actionable tips I must say. It only comes from an expert

I’m just from Mi’s blog where he shared important points on this same subject. Like Adrienne, let me add this…

Commenting on other blogs can help you get more comments too. Given that so many bloggers reciprocate, once you drop a comment on their blogs, they will be around to reciprocate. That means you get more comments by commenting on other blogs.

Recently, I have been so busy on my apps and offline stuffs. This reduced my blogging and commenting activities and let to a drop of comments on my blog. That means the more you comment on other blogs, the more comments you get.

Thanks for discussing this topic bro

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    Ankit Singla

    Hello Enstine sir,

    Thanks for sharing your views here. Definitely we should comment on others’ blogs and they will more likely to reciprocate.

    Your comment here is also a result of my comment on Mi Muba sir’s blog. If I’m not wrong.

    Glad to hear from you.

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Tunde Sanusi (Tuham)

Getting comments on a blog is part of what is in a blogger’s Wishlist. In my own opinion, one of what can easily attract comment is the type of comment box. Is it easier to comment or a pain in the neck ‘n’ thumb before a reader could?
I also tried to install disqus on my blog which is on the blogger platform but its not working(am not sure if am the one doing it in the wrong way or disqus is just not working for blogger blog).

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Tom

Thanks Ankit for sharing your valuable ways to get comments. Blog commenting is a great way to engage with people, and that is what the comment section is ultimately for. But simply getting blog comments is not important you must engage with your readers. You should reply to their comments, answer their questions and best of all give them valuable information.

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    Ankit Singla

    Agree with your words, Tom.

    Starting a conversation in comment section is also a great way to build readers’ trust and blog engagement.

    Readers are the only ones who support our blog. So, giving them importance is must.

    Thanks for your comment and I appreciate your presence here.

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Sampath Kumar

This is a very good post .Thanks for letting us know some good tips . I like your many articles it will help not only me and also many newbie and pro bloggers. ☻

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Gayan Weerakutti

Hi Ankit, valuable piece of information here. You should consider adding social sharing buttons on your mobile site. No, I’m not a bot. 🙂

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Srikanth

hi,
you have given nice tips to increase blog comments
thanks for the share…

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Rosy

@Ankit Singla

i am regular reader of your blog I read many post of your blog your post is very nice.

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VIKASH KUMAR

Hi Ankit sir! This one is awesome guide to get more comment on blog post. You have mentioned all the best tips to get comments to blog. I am sure that after applying all these tips on my blog, I will also get more comments, and that will be very helpful for me.
One question to you sir.. is a comment or comments effects on ranking?? I mean it increase ranking in search engines??

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MINHAJ UDDIN

Hi Ankit,
Definitely these are actionable tips to get more comment on blog.
Yes. we need to engage our blog readers by providing valuable content. And encourage them to make comment on our blog. It is also a good idea to reward them for commenting on blog. I always try to be positive with my blog commentators and thus way i think increasing more comment on my blog too.

Anyway, very informative article you shared with us. Keep it up.

Have a nice day!

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Ahmad Sayeed

I am following you from 2015 and found Another Well explained article. Thank you for sharing.

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Sanjib Saha

Getting more comments have helped me rank the content many times. Comments should not be deindexed. So, the steps that you have mentioned, if followed correctly will get us great results.

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