Have you ever visited a blog and see that readers have made comments on a post, but the owner of the blog does not respond? When I see that, it makes me think the owner of the blog does not care about their readers. They do not want to build relationships with their current audience to build credibility and loyalty. How does that appear to new visitors to their blog? Will they want to return to a blog that makes them feel unimportant? I'd say the answer is, "No."
Therefore, when someone posts a legitimate comment on your blog post (not spam), make sure you take the time to interact. It will show your professionalism, your dedication to your current audience, and your desire to appeal to new readers.
It is easy to explain why you should respond to comments and interact with your readers, but you are probably thinking, "But how do I get people to comment?" USASEO I understand it's not a simple task, so here is a short list of a few strategies that you can try to get more blog post comments.
Ask a Question
At the end of your article, ask your readers a question. People love to give their opinions and/or share their experiences... especially when you ask for it. Some questions you could ask are:
- What do you think?
- Do you have any experience with xxx? If so, was it good or bad?
- What other tips could you add to the ones I have listed?
Post a Video
As many of you know, video has become a huge item on the Internet. People love to watch them. They seem more personal, which brings out the emotions of your readers. This, in turn, will bring more comments. Even if you do post a video, include your written content about the video and still ask a question as suggested above. You may be surprised to see what interaction you will get with your audience.
Even if you are writing a blog post that is serious in nature, add a personal story within the content. I see many bloggers do this. They will describe something that has happened to them that is related to their blog post topic and then go into the facts. Just like this article. I started out sharing how I have felt when I see a blog and there are no comments from the blog owner and how important that should be done.
When you share something personal, it motivates readers to share their own story. In addition to getting them to comment, it will also help you learn more about your audience.