Secrets To Getting Blog Comments – Part 4

How To Instantly Double The Number of Comments On Your blog

What would you say if I told you there’s a way to instantly double the number of comments on your blog? Well, this is possible and you don’t have to wait for anything to be set up or order any special plugins. In fact, you can instantly double the number of comments on your blog right now. Here’s how to do it.

Reply To Every Comment On Your Blog

By simply replying to every comment posted on your blog, you’ll instantly double the number of comments in the post. I’m not talking about replying only to questions. I’m talking about replying to every comment that’s posted. The best example of this is my friend Neil Patel’s blog.

When you visit Neil’s blog, you’ll noticed the amazing number of comments on it. Right now, the five posts on the front page have 678 comments in it! That is an astonishing amount of comments for any blog. However, if you look inside each post, you’ll noticed that Neil is responsible for half of those comments because he replies to every comment!

Now, Neil’s blog is big enough that he doesn’t need to reply to every comment and he’ll still get a lot of comments. However, he forms a much deeper bond with his readership because he does reply to all comments. This in turn increase the number of comments the blog gets. Readers love a blog owner who responds to them.

Knowing that Neil replies to all comments, a smart person looking to get Neil’s attention wouldn’t send him an email (he gets 100’s per day), he’ll leave a comment on his blog!

Replying to every comment is a great method to double your comments but what if you have no comments to reply to? Then you need to read Secrets To Getting Blog Comments – Part 1 to find out how to get that first comment.

75 thoughts on “Secrets To Getting Blog Comments – Part 4”

  1. Kevin Kimes says:

    I do this (almost 100%), and it works, more than double. I also make an effort to reply with additional meaningful information or content whenever feasible.

    1. Abhik says:

      It’s indeed a good practice to follow the comments.
      By replying to the comments, you are not only inviting more comments, but also starting a relationship with the commenter.

      1. With courtesy and respect for the other party’s opinion, creates more comments.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Couldn’t agree more. People really appreciate it when you respond to their comments. It shows that you appreciate their comment and creates a relationship with your readers.

      2. You are right. But you will find many comments, where nothing to say without thanks given.

    2. Kevin Kimes says:

      Another pro tip:

      The sweetest sound in the world to any person’s ears, is the sound of their own name.

      Address your commentators by name, whenever they’ve provided a real name to do so. It doesn’t have to be every post, but do it regularly and they’ll appreciate it – if only on a subconscious level.

      1. Absolutely. One of the greatest experiences I had recently was when I commented a blog, and received a personalized email from the blogger.

  2. Abhik says:

    Neil Patel is one of my favorite blogger. I know he loves to interact with his commenters.

    1. Yeah.. He is actually very hard worker and spend most of time interacting with people through phone, email and blog.

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yeah, Hard work leads to success of course.

      2. It is amazing how he manages to respond to so many people given the popularity of his blog.

    2. Virtual Tour says:

      Love that guy, great guy to comment with.

    3. SportsNub says:

      Yeah, it’s one of the many blogs I visit daily.

    4. Going to check out Neil Patel’s blog.

  3. Nick says:

    That’s a good point. Treat your visitors as if they were guests in your home. If you treat them well they will likely return and will also tell others about you.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That’s a good analogy, I like it.

    2. SportsNub says:

      Yeah, that’s the point!

  4. I personally like reading comments on blogs. they are like added materials to the post commented

  5. Graham Lutz says:

    If you do this, make sure you have a “subscribe to comments” buttons so you can bring people back to your site with your (and others) replies.

    1. Yeah.. its important and I am surprised why its missing on Readers should have the option to be alerted when someone replies to the comment. I think John should explain it..

  6. Richard says:

    I’ve been following Neil Patels example by replying back to all my comments. I’m really impressed with Neils website. I make regular visits to his site and comment all the time. I’ve learnt so much.

    1. SportsNub says:

      Neil’s site is also one of the most inspiring site I have seen!

  7. fas says:

    That is an awesome strategy too.

    1. Sara says:

      Yeah you are right …Thats a nice idea…

  8. Michael says:

    John – that’s a great point about creating more blog comments on your blog. That is something I do with my blog as well. I however find it a bit easier on my blog because I don’t quite have as many comments.

    However I know that adding that bit of extra effort is worth it because you build a relationship with your readers and they will start coming back more often than not to see whats new with your blog and possibly comment again on another post.

  9. Apple Drunk says:

    I also try to reply to as many comments as I can

    1. SportsNub says:

      Yes, that is very good.

  10. Let’s see if John replies to this comment. 🙂

    1. Michael says:

      Haha – good luck with that. He might be too busy writing about how to get comments and not actually reading all the comments coming in.

      1. When there is real need for it, He replies..

    2. SportsNub says:

      John only replies if he finds a need to do so. Good luck anyway!

  11. Shawn says:

    Great post! I reply to every comment on my blog. Great reminder. Plus to I think it is important to reply to all comments on all the social media channels you use. Like Twitter,and Face Book!

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That’s a great point, it’s important to respond to all social media comments too!

    2. SportsNub says:

      Yep, it is too important as well!

  12. Julian Hooks says:

    Nice, I plan on responding to all my commenters once I get some :p

    1. SportsNub says:

      Lol Julian, that time would soon come. 😉

  13. great way to increase the comments. But tell me will you get any seo benefit from these too many comments.

    All the best
    sumit chhikara

    1. SportsNub says:

      If a comment is detailed then that would add some unique content to the page, so it will help in SEO of course!

  14. enzo testa says:

    Comments are crucial to gettting traffic. After all blogging is about building a community with the readers and authors.

  15. In a way it is duty of a blogger to reply to comments in case they seem inquisitive and also when a commentator is bringing a better point to the discussion.

  16. Replying to every single comment it’s not necessary. There really is no reason to say thank you to every with “good post”, “great post” and “thanks for sharing” type of a comment, that will make your blog look very unprofessional.

  17. PPC Ian says:

    I love it! 🙂 I have been employing this tactic since day 1 on my blog. It’s a great way to get more comments, while showing your readers you appreciate their comments.

    1. SportsNub says:

      Yep, surely this is a very good way!

  18. Erwi Miradi says:

    True! That’s exactly how to double up the comments and build relationship with the readers. But then again I can’t do that since no one is commenting on my blog at all,, sigh.

  19. Erwin Miradi says:

    True! That’s exactly how to double up the comments and build relationship with the readers. But then again I can’t do that since no one is commenting on my blog at all,, sigh.

  20. Virtual Tour says:

    Love this tactic, it really helps!

  21. Replying to comments gives us two benefits –
    1) Increases number of comments
    2)Increases trust among readers and sometime visitors become regular visitors

    1. Sara says:

      You have mentioned good points…also it can increase the traffic of that particular blog….

  22. Virtual Tour says:

    I think readers love it when their comments are replied too. Shows them you really care and helps your blog rank for even more things.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Very true! Every comment is “content” in the eyes of search engines. By responding to your comments, you will only rank for more relevant searches.

  23. Every time I get a lot of comments on my blogs I feel contented… and we have to admit that the more comments good or bad it only means that many were touch by our work.

  24. SportsNub says:

    Surely, this is one of the most important point to get more comments. I usually do the same on my blogs.

  25. great sharing about to have good blog comments feedback

    1. SportsNub says:

      Yes, it is surely very useful.

  26. Health Blog says:

    Thanks for the great idea (great ideas and inventions are actually very simple:). I started implementing your tip for doubling comments.

    1. Its really an useful tips for everyone to promote there blog

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yes, it would be very useful.

        1. yes its best strategy i have implemented for my blog

          1. SportsNub says:

            Congrats and nice to hear that you got good results.

  27. arun says:

    Really a neat trick, to increase blog comments, as you pointed out, Neil ads value to his comments by replying.

    1. Do you really thing this is really good tricks.

  28. Replying every post it’s look like odd job. I didn’t like this.

  29. incomediva says:

    i do reply all my post since am just starting out, but there some post that are so off the point!

  30. If we reply to the comments of the readers it will have some good conversation

  31. How on earth would a serious blogger have the time to do all this? John, imagine you replying to 100+ comments that each of your post gets!

    1. John Chow says:

      Are you saying Neil is not a serious blogger?

      1. He is great, but replying all comment are not good to see. It’s look like spam.

  32. John,
    I think it is general courtesy. However, sometimes it is difficult to respond. Especially for a “thank you” only comment. However, when it comes from my loyal readers, I really know they are thankful.

  33. Essays says:

    More blog comments means, you have good Alexa ranking. Blog commenting is the easiset way to gather large number of visitors.

  34. Gift Ideas says:

    Nice sharing of ideas here. Natural content are the king.

  35. Hendrik says:

    I’ve commented on blogs where the owner replies to each single comment. While the first few times I feel good about, soon it becomes the opposite. Did the owner reply to me, because he really wanted to say something to me, or did he reply, so he replied?

    I feel much better, when it’s hard to earn the attention of the blog owner. When I have to write a good thoughtful comment, to get his reply.

    But contrary to my personal preferences, I’ve seen a number of blogs become very successful, just because the blow owner spammed “thank you” all over the place. So I might hire someone to do that for me at my blogs.

  36. Technary says:

    I always respond to all my commentators.

  37. Gift Ideas says:

    In contents, there must some some question to get comments for.

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