These days, we don’t know what Google is going to do and as much as we want to please them, you need to get back to the basics and stick to what works.
Write for your audience, create engaging content, and remember that you’re writing for real people.
Then there’s little things like comments that give your site that engaging factor and that is what I want to discuss here on this post.
Gone are the days of black-hat SEO and the same exact formula that worked since the beginning of all this SEO deal is the only way that truly works.
Unless you want to get punished and lose your rankings by using some “old school” techniques, then by all means, there are still many lessons on the web that can show you how to do exactly that.
It’s nothing but a Google search away, so get to searching.
Now if you want some legitimate comments (because that’s content too) then let me show you how you can get natural comments for your site so you can boost them rankings in the search engines and be on Google’s good side.
Create Engaging, Very Opinionated Content
This is the easiest way to get comments to your site as not only will you get one comment but you will have many people chime in simply because they know what is “best”.
Create a post centered around something you can agree to disagree with and you can bet that you will have a very good comment thread going.
Controversy Always Works
Everyone wants to argue and that’s completely normal.
The beauty about this little trick is that everyone wants to get their two cents in and there’s no better place to get this done than on your very own website.
You might be thinking that this will hurt your sales and/or rankings, but this type of stuff will help all the posts you’ve done in the past, which of course leads to more traffic and more of that SEO juice.
Share Your Content
Sharing is definitely caring and if you take that engaging content of yours and share it with the online world, you can bet that you will get comments.
Too many people focus on keyword research and SEO before they figure out that they aren’t getting any engagement, increasing traffic, and not making the money they thought they would be making.
There is too much opportunity thanks to the social media world and not only can you share posts to get comments but there is also so much money to be made.
Share, share, share!
“Can I get some feedback?”
“What do you think?”
Simple questions like that at the end of your blog posts will definitely get you comments.
One may think that it’s a bit pushy but sometimes people need that extra push to realize that they can actually comment on a blog post.
Using something like “comments appreciated” or “comments welcome” will let your readers know that they are allowed to do it.
Believe it or not, there are people that don’t know this and they might just be that little fire starter to get your comments going.
I know I said creating engaging content was the easiest way to get comments but I forgot about this method.
Thanks to blogging platforms like the Wealthy Affiliate, you are able to get comments on demand with their site comments feature.
Designed specifically for bloggers, WA’s comments feature will give any website the boost and just like my other method, all you have to do is ask.
Comments are a big deal.
So if your site isn’t getting them regularly, you might want to adopt one of these techniques and get them going or you aren’t giving your site its full potential.
Just like your amazing blog posts, comments will do a lot, especially on those days where you just don’t have time to blog.
I’m sure there are more ways to get comments but this is what I use and what I know works.
Are you getting engagement on your site with comments?
If not, now would be a great time to do so and I’m sure one of these little tips will help.
If you are quite the comment expert, please do share some of your secrets as I’m sure we can all benefit from it too.
Go get them comments and like always, thanks for reading!