I love making blog comments, because it helps to build up my blog’s backlinks so as to get more search engine traffic and also to get traffic from the blogs that I comment on. Blog commenting can also help to build your brand when commenting if you leave a great comment, rather than saying “thank you” or “nice post”.
But recently I have stopped commenting on a few blogs, I will not say which ones because I don’t want to start any drama. These reasons can also be said of other bloggers as well why they stopped commenting on other blogs.
So here are some 8 reasons why (not just me) people stopped commenting on your blog.
Why I Don’t Comment
This is the #1 reason why people don’t comment on your blog. YOUR CONTENT WAS POORLY WRITTEN. A numerous amount of new bloggers have always wondered why their visitors don’t comment on their article and they fail to realize that the content was poor and having not benefit to the reader. Sometimes the visitor doesn’t even read the article therefore leaving no comments.
The reasons why your articles might be poor is because you do not take time to construct it well. Poor contents are not going to bring you traffic or comments either. You have to make sure that you do research before you start writing, know what you want to write about, use the perfect keywords to target traffic, use catchy headlines and most important write to satisfy your readers needs. If you write to please your blog readers then they will be more than happy to leave comments on your articles.
I don’t like going through too much process just to leave a comment on your blog. I feel like I’m being interrogated or taking a survey. Asking the blog readers to full-out a lot of stuff before making a comment can be annoying and will turn them off from commenting on your blog.
Normally readers want to full-out a regular form before commenting. Such as, their name, email address, website address and then the comment. So don’t make it more complicated, they won’t comment.
Well I’m not sure why you want to close comments on your articles. Thais why I don’t comment, simple. Because your comments are closed.
I like to see my comments displayed as soon as I hit the “submit” comment button/link. This will make me want to comment more on your other articles and build up my backlinks. Sometimes the blog owner doesn’t come online to approve the comments after 3 days or so. This will make more people want to comment less on your blog articles.
I would like to be awarded on your blog as one of your top commentators, but you have no top commentators list :(. This is also one of the first things that I look for on a new blog that I visit. Having a list makes readers want to commentator more because they can get a link back to their site.
I like to reward my commentators so that’s the reason why I have a list to show them. My list has the top 20 commentators who commented in the last 30 days.
I love blogs that uses the Comment Luv Plugin.
Comment Luv is a free plugin that you can use to reward your blog readers by displaying one of their blog articles whenever they leave a comment. Comment Luv also encourages blog readers to make a comment so that they can promote their latest blog post.
So if you don’t have this plugin on your blog, I encourage you to download it now if you want more comments.
Comments are hardly ever on blogs that has little or no traffic. Why? It’s simple, people want to comment on a blog that has lots of traffic. Blogs such as Mashable.com, ProBlogger.net, CopyBlogger.com, and others…
If your blog has little traffic and you wonder why your articles aren’t getting any comments, then you need to think again. You can build up your blog traffic simply by commenting on these top blogs, or other blogs that has more traffic than you.
I have visited some blog and tried to make a comment, I’m not sure what plugin they installed but it says that I am spamming. That’s ridiculous!!! I am no spammer. And I think that plugin, whichever one it is, you need to uninstall it because it thinks your readers are spammers. If you call a loyal blog reader a spammer, that person will get offended and might not come back to your blog to read much less to make a comment.
Its best to install the Akismet Plugin which is a great spam blocker and Gasp Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin which lets the person checks a little box to prove that they are not a spammer.