Getting a lot of comments on your blog helps in many different ways. It helps you get more backlinks, as people are more likely to link to a highly commented blog. People are more likely to joint venture with you, or do interviews with you. People are even more likely to comment on your post if they see a lot of people commenting on it.
So how can you generate more comments with your blog posts?
==> The #1 Tip: Write Fantastic Blog Content
First and foremost, your content needs to be stellar. There’s no marketing technique that can replace stellar content.
In the short run, the following tactics can help. In the long run, the only way you get a lot of comments is by publishing great content regularly.
==> Focus on Getting RSS Subscribers
Getting people to subscribe to your RSS feed will give your comments a huge boost. RSS feeds make it easy for people who want to follow you to figure out what you’re up to on a regular basis.
How do you get more RSS subscribers? Ask. Ask inside your content. Also, have an RSS feed subscribe button visible on your site.
==> Write with Passion
Deciding to comment on a page is more of an emotional decision than a logical one. How do you get people emotionally vested in posting a comment? By being emotional in the first place.
Write with passion. It comes through on the page. When you write with passion, people are more likely to want to connect with you.
==> Post It on Your Personal Facebook Account
When you post a new piece of content, don’t just post it to your blog’s Facebook page. Post it to your personal account as well.
The people who know you in person are much more likely to actually care about what you’re up to. People from your personal network will often come over and comment just because they like you.
==> Ask Questions
Ask a simple question that people would love to answer. For example, ask for feedback or ask for advice. Or ask people to pitch in their questions, and answer them in the comments.
==> Bribe Them
Of all the tactics here, this one is the most effective. But you can’t use it too often.
How do you get more comments? Just bribe people. Give away a prize or a gift for the best comment.
The prize could be something small, like a 16 GB USB key or a $10 Starbucks card. It could be a digital product that costs you nothing to produce. As long as it’s something people perceive as valuable, they’re probably going to take 60 seconds to post a comment.
These are a few different ways you can generate more comments on your blog.