10 Ways to get more comments on your blog posts

By
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Have you ever wondered why your blog posts did not get a single comment? Do you want more comments on your posts?

Here are 10 Ways To Get More Comments On Your Blog Posts. (not in any specific order of importance.)

1. Start with a catchy title. Like this one..:-). A 'n ways to...' or a question like 'Droid or iPhone?. Or...'The Secrets of...'. I may have to write a complete post about this topic - not here. Make sure your content pertains to the title. 

2. Select a 'hot' topic. Like 'Droid or iPhone?'. Knowing that these two smartphones cover more than 80% of smartphone market share, you are more likely to get comments on this as compared to writing a post that describes great features of either of these smartphones.

3. Ask questions. Be honest. Ask questions only if you do not know the answer. Google is there to answer most of your questions so please do not expose your ignorance.

4. Comment on others blog posts. It's a two-way street. If you have built a relationship with someone, please make some meaningful comments on some of their posts, if not all posts. This is a way to build relationships in the community.

 

5. Build relationships with others in your blogging community. Refer them by name. Get to know them. Look at their profile and find out more about them. It's about 'THEM', not you!

6. Comment on the comments. It's natural to ignore comments when you get too many. Respond to the comments of your commentator, perhaps by using '@' sign with their names - or at least thank them for stopping by and commenting on your posts.

7. Just be YOURSELF. Do not try to 'stuff' the post with literary work. Keep it simple. Do not camouflage your personality. (like I did by using this metaphor.) 

8. Limit the size of your posts. It is easy to write a long blog posts but remember, unless it is very interesting post on interesting topic, most of the readers will 'run-away'. People are busy - respect their time.

9. Reward your commentators. I came across Margaret Rome's post today where she offers her autographed book 'Real Estate the Rome Way' for every 10th comment on her listing posts. (I wish I could do the same, but for that, I will have to write a book!)

And if nothing else works...

10. Just Request Comments. It's my shameless plug! I'd appreciate if you can comment on this post on what is good and what is not. Can you add some more points to this topic - '10 Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog Posts'?

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Rainer
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Michael Emerson
Keller Williams Realty - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Praful, Good blog to educate those of us just staring and wondering what to do to get results. Your list helps immensely.

Nov 17, 2010 07:53 AM #76
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David Krichmar
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give comments!!  give and you will receive. 

Nov 17, 2010 08:07 AM #77
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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My favorite is Number #9 ! Thanks for the mention. You are well on your way to 100,000 points and we are very proud of you.

Enjoyed speaking with you this evening.

Congratulations on being featured!

Margaret

Nov 17, 2010 10:32 AM #79
Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

WTG, Praful - great blog!!! And now, the follow up - thank you for your time!!!  LOL. 

Seriously, you bring some very valuable tips to help everyone - even the "seasoned" bloggers.

Nov 17, 2010 11:55 AM #80
Rainmaker
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Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Great points.  I especially think that commenting on other blogs is the key to building relationships and in turn getting more comments.

Nov 17, 2010 12:48 PM #81
Rainer
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Carla Reeves
Village Properties - Santa Barbara, CA

Hello Praful,

Thanks for a list of great points. Every one is valuable and useful.

Carla

Nov 17, 2010 01:36 PM #82
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Praful ~ I think we all would like to get lots of comments on our posts.  Thanks for the pointers!  I'm going to re-blog this!

Nov 17, 2010 04:41 PM #83
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Great tips Praful!  This is always a good topic, I would think.  I still wonder if the time of day you submit matters!

Nov 17, 2010 07:13 PM #84
Rainer
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Jane..Jaishree Zilpelwar
listings, 1st Time or Move UpBuyer, short sale, forclosure, - Woodbury, NY
Realty Connect USA, Licensed Realtor

Hi Praful, short and sweet, to the point, very well written! make connection and respnd on ther's blog! Thank you

Nov 17, 2010 11:25 PM #85
Rainer
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Jane..Jaishree Zilpelwar
listings, 1st Time or Move UpBuyer, short sale, forclosure, - Woodbury, NY
Realty Connect USA, Licensed Realtor

Hi Praful, short and sweet, to the point, very well written! make connection and respnd on other's blog! Thank you

Nov 17, 2010 11:26 PM #86
Rainer
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David Evans
RE/MAX TOWN AND COUNTRY - Cumming, GA
HUD NLB Cumming GA

I am taking this in and will remember these tips, thanks...

Nov 18, 2010 12:40 AM #87
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Tina Gleisner
Home Tips for Women - Portsmouth, NH
Home Tips for Women

I love being reminded about why we do this blogging ... thanks

Nov 18, 2010 02:39 AM #88
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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

You are correct and as you get more subscribers you will also get more business, so the more you comment, the more you post, the more comments and business you will get. We are here to network, you wouldn't go to a networking group and stay in the car would you?

Nov 18, 2010 04:17 AM #89
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Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

I just HAD to comment here...LOL! Seriously...those are some really good points. The more you regularly comment on other's posts the more likely they are to check out yours!

I have one comment about comments too...using someones name is good...just make sure it is their name!!! I have had a few comments...one today where someone congratulated me on something and thought they were using my name but it was the name of the person who commented before them!!! Pay attention to your comments too!!!

 

Nov 18, 2010 05:50 AM #90
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

How about write something interesting? That's the #1 point I believe - if no one cares, they're be no comments.  Don't expect all your posts to be features & garner 100 comments, it's just not realistic.

Nov 19, 2010 05:46 AM #91
Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Good points, especially about the title. There have been grumblings about the lack of comments around here lately, so the topic is timely.

Nov 20, 2010 05:45 AM #92
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

You've written a good list, and I think you're right. But maybe there's something more - something mysterious. Sometimes I think it has to do with the mood everyone is in or maybe the phase of the moon.

I've written posts that were just something I happened to be thinking about at the moment. When I wrote them I thought they would get very few comments, and they took off like wildfire.

Nov 20, 2010 06:23 PM #93
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Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
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Thanks for the tips Praful.  Very helpful!

Nov 21, 2010 07:59 AM #94
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA
You had me at "10 Ways"!
Nov 21, 2010 01:35 PM #95
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Rich van Seenus
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Barbara, CA
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Some good advice, thanks for helping to make us all better.  We are on the never ending quest to improve ourselves.

Nov 26, 2010 06:24 AM #96
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