Why No One Comments on Your Blog and What to Do about It


One of the biggest worries bloggers have is the silent blog syndrome. After putting endless hours of hard work into your blog, you find that it remains silent. No one comments. No one argues. No one praises. It’s a dark and lonely place.

How do you get people to comment on your blog? What tricks, techniques, and powers of persuasion must you possess? A quiet blog can be depressing, while an active blog is exciting. Once people start chiming in, sharing tips, arguing points, and having a conversation, you feel as if your blogging existence has finally been validated.

In this article, I want to explain some of the reasons why people might not be commenting on your blog. And I’m going to tell you what you can do to fix it.

Why no one comments on your blog

Before I dive into the how-to of creating a comment-happy blog, I want to give you some advice on how you should approach the issue.

We often approach the question of gaining comments as if it’s something we can, by trick or by force, get people to do. Actually, it doesn’t work that way. Commenting on a blog is something that your readers do voluntarily.

They choose to do it because they want to. And what prompts their volition? Really outstanding content. It can be outstandingly good. It can be outstandingly bad. It can be outstandingly controversial. It just needs to be outstanding. Create outstanding content before thinking, “How can I get people to comment?”

In addition to that, commenting is really about marketing. If there is no one to read a blog, there will be no comments. If you want blog commenting, you also have to do blog marketing.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s dive into your blog and figure out why you’re not getting comments.

Do you have a bad comment system?

Let’s start at the ground floor. Can people easily leave a comment? If not, that’s a problem.

I know there are blogs where I would be willing to leave a comment, but I just can’t do it because of a broken comment system. Maybe the Captcha code isn’t working. Or I’m forced to choose an avatar. Or I have to log in to some system. Or I have to wait for the moderator to approve my comment. Or I don’t even know where to click to leave a comment.

All of these factors are comment killers. Look at your blog commenting process with fresh eyes. Or have someone else look at it, navigate it, and try to leave a comment. Fix any barriers and move on.

A good way to ensure that you don’t have these problems is to stick with basic commenting systems. You don’t need to sign up for any crazy commenting systems. Using the default commenting system that comes with WordPress is good enough.

Do you have a poor site design?

If someone doesn’t like your site design, sorry, but they’re not going to leave a comment. I know, it sounds cold and heartless, but design really matters to a potential commenter.

My blog is designed to support interaction. Without even reading an entire article, a user can directly click through to the comments.

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Beyond that, I make my comment call to action very simple and straightforward:

comment form

When you try to stuff a lot of different elements at the end of a blog, you miss the golden moment for capturing a would-be commenter.

Also, you should show the comments that other people left for the new visitors to see. If you are piping in without knowing what’s already in the queued comments, it’s like saying something in the middle of a conversation that you haven’t even been listening to.

Forbes, for example, does a poor job of encouraging comment interaction because of its busy design and a no-show comment stream:

comment forbes

And for this reason, Forbes doesn’t get a ton of comments per post.

Your site design needs to help encourage comments. A well-designed blog is the starting point for anything good in life, comments included.

Do you blog as a corporate entity?

One of the hardest things to do is to blog as the voice of a business. Does a business write? Does a business speak? Does a business blog?

It’s a pretty awkward way to write. And it’s painfully boring to read.

The best blogs are those that come from a person, an individual…someone with a voice, emotion, feeling, passion, and experiences.

You probably recognize blogs from people like Seth Godin, Perez Hilton, and Tim Ferris. Why? Because these blogs are hot! They’re comment-heavy. They’re popular. And, get this: they’re personal.

Even if the content isn’t written exclusively by the personality backing the blog, you know that the content is going to have a very personal flavor. You don’t have to be a celebrity to create content like this. You just need to be yourself.

People will comment and interact with other people, not with a faceless and soulless corporate mouthpiece. Be personal, and the comments will come.

Do you say anything original?

“Being original” is really hard. You might whine and think that originality is impossible. But when you read about Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Elon Musk, or Jackson Pollock, you’d eat your words about originality.

You can be original. But, like I said, it’s really hard.

As hard as it may be, strive for originality on your blog. Or, if you can’t be 100% original, steal the best ideas from the brightest people, and put your spin on it. Say something unoriginal in an original way.

Do you have a boring writing style?

Great content gets shared and commented on. Boring content gets ignored.

If you’re struggling with a no-comment blog, you may want to explore ways of getting more interesting. Too many passive sentences? No strong verbs? Lack of anecdotes? Dry topics?

Figure it out, and rework your content to make it a bit more exciting. In other words, spice up your writing style. Be personal, clear, and concise.

Do you ignore interaction?

When you write a blog post, you’re starting a conversation. And, if you start a conversation, you should do the polite thing and continue that conversation.

If someone comments on your blog, do your best to respond to it. You don’t have to write a long personal letter to everyone, but at least acknowledge their presence. They’ve done you a favor, so return it.

When you, as the author of a blog, ignore interaction, it discourages any further interaction. I do my best to jot a quick reply to every commenter. I can’t provide answers to all the questions or address every issue. I do, however, want to respond with courtesy and respect to every person who has taken the time to read and respond to my content.

Do you ask for comments?

There’s no shame in asking for comments. Just ask for them.

If you remember only one point from this article, this is the one: To get comments, ask for them.

It’s not begging. It’s not groveling. It’s not whining. It’s a polite invitation to have a civil discussion about an important issue.

Here are some of the angles you can use to encourage participation:

  • Ask a leading question – I usually raise a question at the end of each article, just to get people thinking. Sometimes, these questions surface in the comments.
  • Raise an issue for discussion – rather than have a maybe-approach to comments, go ahead and start the discussion yourself. Tell people what to talk about.
  • Tell your readers their input is valuable – your readers want to know that they have a voice too. Although you’re providing information, you welcome their perspectives and insights. Tell them so. “I’d love to hear what you think about this issue. Let me know in the comments.”

When asking for comments, keep in mind that requests like “please comment!” are weak and uninspiring. Try to be a bit smoother and more engaging:

  • “I’m wondering what other people think about the new widget. Tell me about your experience in the comments below.”
  • “I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide about this issue?”
  • “Share your story in the comments.”

Do you provide something of value in your writing?

When people read your content, they’re basically giving you their money. As you already know, time is money. If readers spend their time/money on your content, they expect to derive some value. Is your content valuable? Is it worth your readers’ time/money?

If it is, they might voice this in the comments. If you’re not providing something of value, people will feel slightly ripped off. They spent this time reading your article but got nothing good from it.

The more value you provide in your content, the better comment interaction you’re going to score. Think of your readers as customers dropping a few dollars in order to read your blog post. What are you going to give them in return?

Do you write anything really compelling?

You’ve probably been to an epic concert, performance, speech, or movie at the end of which you just wanted to stand up and let out a shout of appreciation.

You can create content that evokes similarly strong emotions and reactions. People want to be motivated, encouraged, or challenged. If you write in a way that moves people, they will likely be moved to leave a comment.

It goes back to the issue I keep harping on — it’s all about the content.

Do you ever get controversial?

Sometimes, you just need to say what you think and let the chips fall where they may. Strong people are not afraid to be opinionated, and they have the thick skin to take the kickback. If you have a personal blog, you have the right to voice your concerns, raise questions, or confront people.

The more open you are, the more likely people are to respond with comments.

A blog is like any form of human communication. It’s a two-way street. But in order for the listener to respond, he or she must feel like there’s something to respond to. If you dip your toe in the waters of controversy, you can be pretty sure someone is going to respond.

If you feel strongly about a relevant trend, current issue, or hot topic, go ahead and write freely. Even if it’s a tad on the controversial side.


There are so many advantages to an active blog. You generate excitement, get engagement, elicit feedback, establish authority, invite backlinks, and get extra SEO juice.

It’s a beautiful thing. All you have to do is get rid of the barriers to comments and produce the best content you possibly can.

What else can you do to invite comments on your blog?


  1. Alex Ivanovs :

    Great summary, Neil. Glad you took the time to really outline all of the points in text – thanks!

  2. Kenny Eliason :

    We’ve had a lot of success asking a question at the end of our blog posts, it’s increased comments from zero to 2 or 3 every time we post, which is a great improvement. The next step is to write better content like you say, should take us to the next level.

    • Michael Bely :

      Yes, Kenny, asking questions helps a lot. But what questions to ask is also very important.

      If you don’t have a super outstanding content, and if you don’t have a loyal audience yet, then asking simple questions work best in my opinion.

      The more deep and sophisticated content and the more attentive audience you have, the more in-depth and arguable questions may trigger commenting boost.

    • Kenny, great points. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I agree Kenny. Asking a question can make a big difference. I find it easier if I imagine the reader first and then try to think of a question that could open up an ongoing dialogue.

    • Junaid Raza :

      Kenny, I usually ask question at the end of my article. But I don’t find comments yet.

  3. Great article, And also great design tips to increase comments, but personally I believe that people comment only when the content is really helpful, and the comment system is simple to use.

    • Ahmed Shawan :

      I’m almost agreed with you Rajiv, great content can only bring more engagements by readers and if people do not read your content then you will surely not get any response at all. People only comment when they read something on your blog other than they leave your site doing nothing

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  4. Neeraj @ nakshit.com :

    First off thanks a lot neil for such a wonderful blogpost.

    You always comes with a rocket launcher post with you.

  5. Louise Dickens :

    Hi Neil,

    Great post, but I think there’s a little bit more to it than that. I recently wrote a post for HotelContractBeds.co.uk called “The Beginning of the Free Wi-Fi Hotel Revolution?”.

    It got ZERO comments on the HCB blog.

    But when I published the same post on LinkedIn, it got over 33 individual comments (which for HCB is really good!).

    The moral of the story I think is your blog needs to be recognised and have some sort of following to begin with. I’m not sure we’ve managed to establish that yet with HCB…

    • Seems to be an apples-and-oranges comparison if you already didn’t have a following on HotelContractBeds.co.uk as opposed to your network on LinkedIn.

      Did you share your article with anyone before you posted it on LinkedIn?

      • Louise Dickens :

        Well we don’t have any followers on our LinkedIn business page, so yes, I did share it with specific target-audience groups. I figured by putting the content directly in front of the right people who work – and it did.

        The thing is, how do you put an entire blog in front of the right people? And get them to regularly follow it?

        • Emily Grossman :

          “And get them to regularly follow it?”

          Implement email subscriptions so that you can inform them of new posts (that’s how I came to this post, incidentally).

          If you’re having trouble getting subscriptions from occasional readers, optimize your site for that conversion. Implement a smart popup that collects info as a reader is about to exit your blog (again, QuickSprout is a great example — if you’re not technical, the SumoMe plugin for WordPress will do the trick). Produce a very in-depth, high-demand whitepaper or e-book and put it behind an information paywall that requires people to subscribe before downloading (again, take a cue from QuickSprout) 🙂

    • It’s simple… This group has great value and engagement.. Nothing more nothing less.

      It is similar like when I post new article to my google plus page – I do not get nothing, but when I post it to specific group – I getting almost (20-40 +1, share, comments) within 24 hours..

      The point is that you have to thinking about your ideal customers and learn where to find them…

      I would say that Quicksprout is greate place to start 🙂

    • Louise, great point! It’s all about sharing throughout your social channels 🙂

  6. Wao…. But I never get any real comments to my site unless i have a huge traffic for that page..

  7. Can it be hard to work out why your not getting comments.?
    Is it not a very small percentage will actually comment and if you not getting a lot of traffic to see many comments

    Love to know your thoughts

  8. Your comment form is my favorite type of comment box, which is why I’m leaving a comment 🙂

    There are so many times I know how to leave a comment but I don’t want to sign up or log in or use disqus or facebook. A simple comment process can go a long way!

    • Kate, glad I could help 🙂

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  9. I have GOT to get more controversial on my blog! My opinions are always provocative, yet I’ve always had trouble letting that out through my business. It really is time to be as unique a voice in my business blogging as I am in person. Hmmm, feeling inspired to write now! Off I go to blog about how much I hate the phrase “serial entrepreneur”.

  10. Kumar Gauraw :

    Hi Neil,

    In addition to all that you said, unless you are a big shot, many people still won’t comment. I think commenting is about creating community.

    Apart from all these great points about writing and interaction, it is very important to build a close community of a handful of bloggers who would comment/reciprocate and encourage other people to comment on each other blog posts.

    That approach works wonderfully for small bloggers who do not have thousands of visitors every single day.

    Just my two cents 🙂

    Thank you for a great topic and some great insights into blog commenting!


    • Jonathan John :

      Personally, I’m not a big fan of reciprocation, although I have to admit that it is a good way to kick comments off on a blog.

      However, I think reciprocation encourages shallowness from the bloggers who take part.


      • Kumar Gauraw :


        Please look at so many comments that have come here, right against this very post.

        What do you think? Do you think people have out their hearts in writing those lines?

        I don’t think most people like to leave comments and those who do, either want traffic or want a backlink. Very few comment for building relationships and to contribute to the community.

        So, when you say reciprocation isn’t a good idea, you won’t be getting many comments unless you are Neil Patel or somebody of that kind of traffic.

        When you are building your audience and community, reciprocation is the way you start to build it, one person at a time.

        I think reciprocation is very important for smaller sites. Otherwise, many never may see light if the day and they don’t.

        Just my opinion based in experience. I reciprocate and the kind of comments I get, are not any shallower than what most people get. Plus, it got me an opportunity to build some great relationships.

        Again, this is just my experience. Things may be different for different bloggers and it also depends on our individual reciprocation policies.


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    • Kumar, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

      • Kumar Gauraw :


        In my response to Jonathan, I made some typos and I will be grateful if you could correct them for me, please 🙂

        Sorry to put you through this trouble. I only realized that after I pressed that “SUBMIT” button and now can’t go back and change.


  11. Jonathan John :

    “You probably recognize blogs from people like Seth Godin, Perez Hilton, and Tim Ferris. Why? Because these blogs are hot! They’re comment-heavy. They’re popular. And, get this: they’re personal.”

    Seth Godin doesn’t enable comments on his blog. 🙂 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/


  12. Jan Orsula :

    Hello Neil, agree with Kenny, I’ve great experience with asking question at the end of blog posts like you..

    I learned (copy) this ‘tactic’ from you few weeks ago and results are awesome.. or much much better..

    And this weekend I saw how one guy ran a contest for commenting on his blog.

    He wrote ‘review post’ and put this commenting contest to this review.. He offered around $50-70 for the random winner…

    Result was around 170 comments on this review post within two days.. I was really impressed by this method.

    • Jan, yes like Neil said asking a question at the end makes your commenters interactive and they tend to respond if they have something to share!

      And yes, running a contest is a great way to get more comments, no doubt half of the comments would be “great post”, or “thanks for the post” but that surely will increase the number of comments!

      • You’ve almost right… But this guy solved this problem.

        As I said, he used this method in review post(plugin review).. and simply put rules for this contest..

        – Go to sales page and learn about product
        – Post specific opinion about plugin
        – Comments must be ‘plugin’ related with real name

        done.. 170 comments without spammy comments like “great post” or “thanks for the post”

        So in my eyes, this action plan is brilliant.. I will use this scheme as soon as possible..

    • Jan, awesome! Sounds like he has the process down pat!

  13. A great article Neil!

    I think I need to be more controversial with my blog as I think I play it too safe sometimes.

    I will also start to ask questions at the end of my article to try and get more comments.


  14. Great suggestions Neil, thank you.

    One issue that I see on some blog is that they are not responsive AND make impossible to deal with the comment section from Iphone.

    – Rob

  15. the evidence here speaks for itself : )

  16. Roger James :

    Thanks for your ideas – always great.
    I liked the comment about asking a question at the end of a post.

  17. Great post as always, Neil!
    I would like to add that it may also be a matter of scale.
    For example, if a blog has a thousand readers and gets 1 to 3 unsubscribes and 0 to 2 comments on average, it an be very discouraging but not too bad when you take scale into account.

    Blogs with huge readerships like 50 to 200k people might get a higher unsubscribe rate and 20 to 100 comments on average and a bigger core audience. I read recently they even popular blogs get unsubscribes and not as many comments sometimes when they post. It is just that big blogs have a higher subscribe and interaction rate to begin with and that makes it worth the while.

    I could be wrong about this but as the number of subscribers increase with the magic number being around 1k, interaction also goes past the “tipping point” where there is a lot more social proof, sharing and so on.
    My two cents worth.
    Thanks a lot for your awesome posts!

  18. Amazing Neil, would really love to hear what you say about promoting the blog, especially for someone who is just starting and is not a big name in the industry.

  19. Fakharuddin :

    Hello Sir, Thanks for the great stuff. All points are important to get huge comments on blog, but when I run a new blog, then I got a few comments because I think people don’t want to comment on a new blog page rank which is low and traffic is also low. So how to increase blog comments on the new blog?

    • Fakhruddin, yes thats true because its a new blog people dont interact much through comments. The most important thing that you need to focus on is getting more traffic to your blog, because if you dont have reader there are no commenters . Once you have a dedicated audience who reads your blog, you can follow the points that Neil shared about getting more comments.

    • Fakharhuddin, just keep providing great content and the comments will come.

  20. Great stuff Neil, I’ve been looking for an article like this for a while now. Glad it’s come from you haha!

  21. Thanks for the article. You make a few suggestions that I am going to implement on my website/blog to increase comments.

  22. Maurice Castelijn :

    Nice article! My company (and tutors) tick all your points so that’s positive, but what does success look like?

    I.e. is there a “success ratio” that helps us establish if you’re doing the right thing e.g. No. Readers vs No. Commenters….

    What is good and what’s great?

    1%? More?


  23. This comment, is an indication of my approval and appreciation of all your blogs!

  24. Kaleb Nation :

    Hi @Neil you are right if you want to get more comments then you need to have good design, writing styles, topic etc.

    But I think first you have to get traffic and for getting traffic you need to have good SEO blog or website as well as you need to promote your blog, see any blog is having great content but not properly optimized for SEO then what’s the use of that.

    By the way very good article.

  25. I presently write for corporate blogs and all those comments i receive is BS spam mostly from bots and some bad SEOs trying to get back links. Anything more can not be done with that and i will be keeping these tips from you to follow in my personal blog which will be launched soon.

    And Neil you got a wonderful and attractive comment system and you responds well. But how you manage to get rid of spam? You have no moderation, no captcha then how came your blog with out any spam comments?

    And what you say about things like comment luv which allows people to have their latest post shown along with their comment? Don’t that encourage people to comment because that brings them some visitors too?

    • Neil Patel :

      Yes, comment luv does help. But what I do is just moderate comments a few times a day to clear up bots and spam. Akismet also helps with this.

  26. Great post as always Neil. Asking questions in the end is a great approach. I also like a simplistic comment box like you have here.

  27. Jay Lickus :

    Great post Neil and great advice.

    What if and it’s a big what if………

    I am pretty sure I have a solid niche audience (baby Boomers), original content that offers value, an easy to use comment section, a call to action at the end of every blog, equal parts controversy, need resolution and humor in my writing, good traffic (1000+ visits/day) and I interact with others in my social media and yet I still get no comments?

    Any ideas Neil?

    • Neil Patel :

      Consider testing Facebook comment system as it may help… if you are getting a ton of traction on the social web, maybe with the use of their commenting system you will see more engagement.

  28. Kris Stoff :

    Great insight, we need outstanding content!!

  29. Ravi Chahar :

    Hi Neil,

    This post is described in an informative way by you. We all face this kind of problem. Specially in the beginning of our blogging career. Whenever we visit to any website then if the website has bad comment system which frustrate the audience doesn’t able to drive comments at that website.

    At many blogs blogger try to manipulate the visitors by fake comments. They don’t able to build trust.

    Thanks for the post.


  30. Brian Jackson :

    Hello Neil! Great post as always. I am curious what your thoughts are on Disqus? I might remove it this next week on one of my sites after reading this article and see what happens. I would think Disqus for most people would make it easier since they are most likely already logged into one of the social networks and technically there are less fields to fill out. But I guess I will have to do more testing. Thanks!

    • Brian, thanks for the feedback. I look forward to hearing more from you 🙂

    • NOT SO! I hate registering. I hate FB. I hate most social networks. And I hate DISQUS. (Quite a hater, eh? Just the type you want commenting on your blog!) DISQUS is slow and cumbersome. It is often the reason websites are slow. I would estimate that I exit ~ 75% of websites before the first page loads because of poor performance, and DISQUS is a big reason (I would estimate 50%) why!

      I would admonish web authorities to ensure that every web page on their site load as fast as, if not faster than, their competitors. Otherwise, FIRE the web developer(s). ONLY allow web ads that minimize load times. Otherwise, DUMP THEM. The loss of a few ads is nothing compared to the thousands of lost clicks from people like me who won’t wait around for slow pages.

  31. Neil —

    This post is SEO’d so much that it’s affecting readability and distracting from the over all message.

    First time for everything … I still love your posts and look forward to them every day. 🙂

  32. Manohar Tn :

    Neil Sir… I am using Disqus….is it a bad commenting system..

    • We have also recently implemented Disqus, I’m curious about your take on it Neil.

      I personally think it’s pretty great, although you do have to “sign up” to get total use of it, which may be a slight deterrent. The sign up is only once, and then all of this info – Name, Email, Website is all populated for the user, that alone I think makes commenting easier for users.

      Though I could see it being a bit of an annoyance to “sign up” in the first place, but the after effects are well worth it. Plus there is always an option to use the Disqus commenting platform as a guest and then it is treated just like the default WP commenting system.

      • I also thonk about switching to Disqus. But I did not… Simply because the points you mentioned above.

        1 – When people ‘have to’ sign up in the first place = you will lost lot of potential commentators…(my opinion)

        2 – Lot of marketers use blog comments as a link back to their latest article(not homepage).. So I would say that these people never give you comment ..(again, only my opinion)

    • I have been using Disqus as well and after reading the points Neil shared I am doubting I should keep that. I would also love to hear what Neil’s views are on Disqus commenting system.

    • Manohar, it’s a great tool and allows you to integrate with FB.

      • Currently I am Using blogger. I have a future plan of switching to wordpress. After switching i Will use…A commenting system like Ur’s Neil….It,s really good…..

  33. Connor Bradshaw :

    Sometimes, I get a lot of personal messages from readers (email or through site’s contact form)… at the end of the day, most said my articles are useful for them… but most don’t do blog commenting. It seems quiet on the surface, but underneath there are lots of interaction and activities.

    • Connor, once you get enough comments you’ll easily be able to spot the good from the bad 🙂

  34. Pavan Solapure :

    Just updated couple of articles and asked users to provide their view in comments ;). Thanks Neil.

  35. Joseph Tortorici :


    As always informative and engaging. I have one of those silent blogs, actually two of those silent blogs. I will certainly review your points about my blogs that may be stumbling blocks to participation.


  36. Also be active in your own comments.

  37. Great article!!

  38. Nikhil Waghdhare :

    Hey Neil,

    You are right, we have to look at these maters to encourage more comment. These tips are really helpful.
    Thank you for sharing… 🙂

  39. Neil, like Jan said I think running contest on blog can help you gain more comments! What are your views on that?

  40. Josh Escusa :

    I’ve been getting a good amount of comments on my blog when you compare it to my blogs traffic. I’m currently working on making more posts and working to drive traffic to an all time high.

    If the comments keep up with the rate that i’m looking to accelerate, I won’t be able to answer them all. I guess that’s a good problem to have 🙂

  41. Awesome post on blogs. I will follow your points for blog. Thanks!!!!

  42. Mark Badran :

    Totally agree with your point about it being hard to comment on some (many) blogs. If there’s a requirement for me to sign up for a service and then create a user name and password just to leave a comment, I almost always move on. Not worth the time and hassle.

  43. Thank you for doing this article. I was able to use some of the tips towards my desolate youtube channel. I rate and comment on a lot of people’s videos and it works but still seeking a better way to get traffic to my youtube channel that won’t cost an arm and a leg, free preferably. Been doing it part time since 2012 and by now I would think things would pick up a bit more. Thanks again! Gina

  44. Thanks for this insight. With regards to using a “fancy” comment system, clearly you prefer to keep it simple, but if one were to upgrade the comment system what criteria would you look at? In other words what exactly is the additional value you think a fancier third party comment system would introduce?

  45. Hey Neil,

    I love blog commenting because it’s where you get to connect with your readers. I know for me I had to put myself out there enough so that people got curious and luckily they enjoyed what I shared as well. The conversations have continued to this day and we’re going into three years now.

    I do ask questions at the end of my posts and I do ask for comments. The reason mostly is because when I started this I didn’t know people wanted me to comment so I didn’t. Had I known I would have so see, not everyone knows.

    Great share as always and happy commenting everyone.


  46. Sourav Saha @ Blogaholic :

    Great post Neil! We all do love comments in our blogs 🙂

    Yes people love to engage with other influencers/famous bloggers but I think for them the most challenging thing is to deal with spam comments on a daily basis. I think you have to deal with this too. The more popular a blog gets it increases the number of spams.

    I have written a post on this called “The Not So Bright Side of Being A Famous Blogger” which you might agree on. Here’s where you can find it: http://www.famousbloggers.net/bright-side.html

    In this case spam filtering plug-ins like Akimist saves a lot of time. But still I think comment approval is needed for every blog unless one might want to see some keyword stuffed or unrelated comments.

    But Neil, How do you deal with spam comments?

  47. hi neil,

    Nice article neil but i feel that you should write something about comment exchange software also like commentluv.

  48. Great one big bro. Strong verbs and anecdote – think those are my no-comment antidotes!
    And how I wish getting traffic is like getting stuck, as usual, in my great country, Nigeria. Need to roll up my sleeve and get working.
    “Pls comment?” No more!

    What do you think? I am setting up a new website, but don’t know if WordPress can handle it. It is such that will have like ten or more administartors and would really be interactive. I actually use drupal but you are making a part of me to want to use WordPress.

    One more: concerning the commenting system, one really need to understand one’s audience before making the choice of setting up one. Choosing the facebook comment system might not be okay for a site, while its okay for another. This is because some people wouldn’t want their friends to know they visited such site and really read stuff on it.
    What do you see to this?

    I just wish I could pull your cheek someday, and really bring out a nice smile.
    Stay Neilous.

  49. Please please help us get some traffic, comment on our blogs etc. Our content is genuine, think I need to ask questions at the end like you mentioned. You are the man Neil 🙂

  50. Nove Hasanah :

    Thank you. Lately comments that appear in my blog less than usual. I suspect this is because of the articles that I present is less attractive to other bloggers, but I feel these articles should I add to make my discussion on the topic before being whole.

  51. Ron Devito :

    I agree with Neil in principle…I’ll just add my own thoughts and concerns here. To get people commenting on your posts, you must have page views – that is people visiting the site. Absent that, you won’t have comments.

    I personally don’t think it makes a difference if you use the built-in WordPress comment system, Facebook Commenting, Discus, or LiveFrye. They all require you to have an account and login with it, unless you permit anonymous comments, which opens you wide for spam.I do recommend against IntenseDebate, because it is a platform that never really took off.

    Neil…if you have strong thoughts about Discus vs. WordPress Native for a political / news blog operation, please share.

    I find with my own site, 95% of the commenting happens on Facebook and Twitter, because I share my posts in numerous venues on these social media. So, people tend to comment on the social media platform rather than coming to the site.

    I do have comment approval turned on, because the subject matter tends to attract a lot of haters, and then I would have to spend my time deleting nasty comments along with the spam.

    • Ron, thanks for these additional points. These are very thoughtful and accurate. Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  52. Rohit Singh :

    Thanks for writing such a great post having comments in a blog is very essential and one can estimate how popular is the blog if it has lots of comments

  53. I’m currently using Comment Luv, and it’s great. It’s kind of like promoting your blog for free and it encourage comments from readers. 🙂

  54. Yes, I agree with your thought. I often to read the information in many blog and I realize that a bad comment system is very important for the visitors. They do not like and they never feedback in your blog. Thank you for your advice. Nice day!

  55. Mehul Solanki :


  56. Hamza Butt :

    Totally agreed, Epic content is just what forces a reader to comment, share and appreciate your work. Thanks for all the points you highlighted in this post. Keep up the good work, Neil!

  57. Rahul Setia :

    Neil, www.techblogcorner.com is my personal blog, would you please see and suggest me what changes i have to made in my blog.

    • Rahul, what questions do you have specifically?

      • Rahul Setia :

        @neil i want to ask about, how is the sturucture and user engagement in terms of commenting part. that’s all i need to know. what changes are good my blog to drag good amount of traffic.


  58. Mumtaz Khan :

    Excellent points. Thanks for sharing. I read all your articles and learning a lot out of those.

  59. Kaloyan Banev :

    I will add something that might be interesting. It seems that “WordPress” bloggers doesn’t like to comment on any other commenting system. If it is custom build commenting system or the website isn’t based on WordPress, blogosphere rarely leave a comment.

    • The reason is most of the bloggers make comments to get new backlinks and from this point of view WordPress is the easiest target for them( As there is a website field included with comment box).

    • Great point. I prefer the standard commenting system.

  60. Bhavesh Patel :

    Awesome post Neil, And also great design tips to increase comments, but personally I believe that people comment only when the content is really helpful, and the comment system is simple to use. Thanks Neil for sharing this wonderful content.

  61. Tushar Thakur :

    Hi Neil,

    Good article as usual. I found that people comment on the blog to get link back to them which can bring traffic. In modern comment system like Social comments integration or other they can’t get backlinks and which leads to decrease in comments. Correct me if I am wrong.

  62. Aparna Sisodia :

    Great tips as always, thanks!

  63. So simple, yet so many people fail to follow it.

    Let’s hope my blog will not follow that course 😉

    IMO it’s all about the tribe/community. I don’t care how many people read your shit, but if they don’t really do anything about it, or give a damn, it doesn’t matter, does it?

  64. Prasenjeet Kumar :

    Great article, Neil. In one of my websites, I had installed Disqus. I realised that Disqus does not let you leave a comment if you don’t have an account with them. I removed Disqus. I feel this is the problem with fancy commenting systems like Disqus and Facebook.

  65. Luana Spinetti :

    We think alike, Neil. 🙂

    Having started as a personal blogger (and still *am*), I found that the only way to keep a following is to respond to comments and to return them on the commenter’s blog.

    I get comments if I give comments. I always loved that kind of exchange.

    One of my personal blogger friends is an example of success: http://hey.georgie.nu/bermuda-wasnt-built-in-a-day/ This post counts 21 comments including replies, but there are more posts in her archives that goes way beyond that.

    This week I’m working on a blog post for a client that aims to help bloggers start a niche blog on the basis of their personal blogging experience. You know what? I’m going to link to this post. 😉

    – Luana S.

    • Luana, thanks for the great insights and sharing your story. Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

      • Luana Spinetti :

        You’re welcome, Neil. 🙂 I often link back to your posts because they’re just— GREAT! And my blogging client doesn’t complain, so I guess he appreciates your work, too.

  66. Hey Neil

    I think its important to follow a clean post structure with real effort put into the work.

    Popular bloggers also spend a hell of a lot of time editing their work to make it as powerful as possible, all this adds to people wanting to comment.

    I think this is a very useful post for a lot of people 🙂 I really like how you ask a direct question at the end of your posts – it encourages interaction.


    • Luana Spinetti :

      Hey Paul! Look at the results your comment brought to you: I’m one of the commenters here, I placed my comment and read the others, found yours, followed the link to your site and I liked it, so I signed up for your newsletter and followed you on Twitter.

      The magic of comments. 😉

      • Hey Luana

        The comments area is a great place to meet people and discover a lot of new things. I regularly contribute to my favourite blogs, so you will see me on here quite often 🙂

        Thank you for signing up! I look forward to hearing from you.


    • Paul, thanks for your insights. I always look forward to hearing from you. Direct questions really get the conversation going 🙂

  67. Adewale A. :

    Thanks a lot Neil for such a wonderful blog post.
    I always look out for your post in my inbox. Will surely apply your suggestions on my travel blog. Thanks again.

  68. Hello This is a great article! I’m going to pin it and tweet it! Thanks!

  69. Hey Niel,
    Every time i visit your site your content itself force me to make a mark of thanks.

    I try to follow this your techniques that you try to express but rather it makes a difference. I think i need to differentiate what lacks in me.

    Thanks 🙂

  70. Would you recommend staying away from things like Discus or Facebook commenting?

    As a website owner they seem great to me, as someone who is commenting I always get put off of commenting when I see them.

  71. Princewill :

    Well, I’d say it starts with very poor quality content, If they are not good they won’t get you the comments…

    Totally also agree with you on not giving room for interaction, If there is no room for it it won’t happen , you have initiate it by a question of some mind bugging statement…

    Low quality website/Bad design, if it is not pleasurable to the eyes you won’t have them on there talk more of commenting..

    Asking for it also says alot, If you ask who knows you might get it… Great points.. Thanks for sharing on kingged.com

    • Princewell, thanks for sharing these great points. Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  72. Miss Steegs :

    Thank you for this article, Neil. I must ask you though.. why is it a comment killer when a reader must wait for a moderator to approve the comment? I see lots of blogs that function like that, including my own. Won’t there be a lot of spam when you just let comments get onto your blog without you needing to approve them?

    • Miss, my spam filters are pretty precise. But sometimes things make it through and I have to manually delete.

  73. Abdul Ghani :

    Very helpfull and interesting points you had outlined @Neil Patel .Thanks for sharing your valueble tips.

    Abdul Ghani,

  74. Ryan Biddulph :

    Asking a bunch of questions and commenting on other blogs works well Neil. Thanks!

  75. Harleena Singh :

    Hi Neil,

    My blog too was once silent and isolated and I used to be apprehensive thinking if ever I’d get comments. But as it turned out, that was a passing phase and I seem to have adopted the right strategies. Apart from the couple of initial anxious months years back, I’ve never felt the lack of comments on my blog.

    I used one strategy very strongly – blog commenting. Period. What you need to do is be helping. Whether you’re writing a blogpost or commenting on other blogs; be helpful, provide value, be personal, and original.

    You can also join a group of bloggers who’re known to comment on each others blogs, you can install CommentLuv commenting system to reward the commenters with a backlink to their latest posts, you can hold commenting contests, you can institute contributor appreciation awards like commenter of the month, you can write posts mentioning the names of bloggers known for commenting and linking out to them in order to have them comment on your blog, and of course, write the type of content that you’ve talked about.

    However, with the closure of comments by Copyblogger there was a bit of panic and speculation if comments are going to go away, but they won’t and they can’t. Communication and conversation are the backbone of building relationships. Of course, social media is there, but your blog is like your home, and there’s nothing like home! 🙂

    This was a great post on one of my favorite topics. Thanks for your time, effort and lessons on commenting.

    ~ Harleena

    • Harleena, glad you found the post helpful. I look forward to hearing more from you. Please let me know if you need help with anything at all 🙂

  76. Great post Neil. You can write the best content in the world, but if your site has limited visitors (or happens to be newer) you’ll struggle to get readers (and also comments). It’s really no secret, write good content, network with other bloggers, and the readership will come (along with the comments).

  77. Hey Neil. Needless to say it’s a nice post. I really agree with your thought of sticking to the in built commenting system of your CMS. While other are pretty and fancy, this gets the job done, quite well.
    Thanks for the awesome post!!!

  78. Just a few thoughts….

    1. Would it annoy people to have to scroll to the bottom to leave a comment ?

    2. Does the CTA (Speak Your Mind) make any difference?

    3. When I’m at this comment box, I assumed clicking TAB and press ENTER would post the comment. My assumption was completely wrong. Doing that will bring me to https://www.quicksprout.com/pro/ – and what’s worse, I lost my comment (tried to click the BACK button, useless!)

    • Sharing thoughts in comment box depends on content and design usefulness and interest to the visitor. Secondly visitors closely monitor responses against their comments . If they get interactive response they append to leave regular comments on blog. So it about practicing more to get comment luv. 🙂

    • I’ve found that scrolling doesn’t really affect the number of comments. At least when I tested it on Quick Sprout, it didn’t.

      The speak your mind boosted conversions for comments by 9%.

      Good to know on that short cut. Will look into that.

  79. Sunil Kumar :

    I believe that the good user experience on any blog is must. Letting readers to share their points on a post is not only increase the number of comments count but also boot the trust factor of the author.
    Appealing readers to share their opinions at the climax of the post is a really most recommended point.
    Discussions also boot the number of returning visitors.

  80. Really very helpful information for newbie’s like me. thanks neil sir.


    My Dear Neil, so great of you!
    Through this article you have opened a bright,new, whole world of blogging and their comments.I,too,will start writing blogs so that my readers are rejoiced, their thought are provoked and insight is built.

  82. Stef Gonzaga :

    Really needed to read this Neil. Thanks for covering the topic with so much depth! One of my short-term goals in the next 3 months or so is to improve my existing content and to come up with high quality posts that are worthy reads and points of discussion.

    With that, sharing with everyone Buffer’s post on creating quality, evergreen content: http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-complete-list-of-evergreen-content-ideas-for-your-blog 🙂

  83. Naomi@business start ups :

    Hi Neil,

    I also hate having to sign up for a comment system like Disqus.

    I don’t understand why anyone would want to make it so difficult – it’s a comment.

    Plus if you sign in with Email or FB you have to check all these boxes to agree to them posting on your page, viewing your friends… blah, blah, blah..

    I only wana comment!


  84. Well, frankly, I’ve noticed for most blogs the comment ratio is pretty minimal. A site can be very popular and have zero comments, regardless of the quality of posts. Interesting post, though. Comments systems can be important – sometimes people don’t want to give their full name, for instance. And there are varying formats. Some post an image of the commenter, and some people may be put off by this. Then there’s the likes of WordPress and Disqus, which actively encourage social interaction. Heck, maybe sometimes people just don’t want to comment. Reading the post is enough as it is.

    • Neil Patel :

      You bring up great points. It’s good when people comment though. It really ramps up the convo 🙂

  85. I love the fact that you always go in great detail, the one I loved the most was a premier company such as forbes aren’t doing things that can generate more link juice and commenters ((mainly)).

    Thanks for another awesome post

  86. Arun Kallarackal :

    Selection of the wrong commenting system is one of the major reason why there is a lack of comments in ones blog. I’ve personally experienced this factor. Over all this time, I’ve been trying out different comment systems in my WordPress blog.

    The one’s that required visitors to log in to comment ensured that the comments left were always few! 🙂 Also, using captchas in comment form also turned the visitors off in my case.

    Another thing is lack of appealing and useful content. I personally has faced this situation, when I’ve been to a blog and didn’t find the content good enough to leave some good remarks or suggestions.

    Writing up some controversial articles, which will kick up a debate and asking users to comment using call to actions is also a great idea!

    I found the link to this article on Kingged.


  87. Justin Nerdrum :

    Trying to get the conversation started on my site seems to be a challenge.

    Great post, going to go trouble shoot to see what I may be doing wrong that leads to silent posts.

    Thank you Neil

  88. Coinspeaker :

    Awesome post, Neil! Thank you. It’s really worth to ask for comments in the end of the article.

  89. Hey, I really appreciate the detail you bring out in each of your posts. The best one which I really liked was the infographic on bloggers.

    Thanks for another awesome post. It is definitely worth to ask for user feedbacks at the end of the article.

  90. I agree with you Neil. We should allow readers to add comments easily. I’ve seen that using CommentLuv plugin in WordPress attracts people to comment on your blog.

    Asking questions at the end also helps, thanks for sharing the tips.

  91. This was a great article, full of good suggestions, tips and things to reflect on. It inspired me to write the article that I’ve had in mind for weeks…Thank you!

  92. Cory Boatright :


    Great post bro! I missed you at T&C and meant to say “hello”, but I was tied up in several meetings while there and it didn’t happen.

    I appreciate your writing style a lot. It conveys that you have an opinion outside of selling services or products. That is rare these days and many folks look at their BLOG like a cash register and not a door to their house to get to know them. It’s the quick sell they want not taking time to build relationship.

    Your article was spot-on (like always) and your authority in the IM space, especially with blogs, shows it.

    Keep on being phenomenal bro!

    Remember… be a servant,


  93. Mohammed Saimon :

    Hey Nail,
    You are absolutely right. BTW I think what you have mentioned that “bad commenting system” is one of the main fact of getting very poor comments.

    • Mohammaed, glad you found the article helpful 🙂

    • Nathan Ambrose :

      I agree. Some commenting systems make one jump through hoops first, and set up a login first. That has put me off many times.

      Also, writing with a strong opinion, and asking for comments is good.

  94. Vidya - WPC :

    Neat (long as you always stress) article Neil. For me, most of my blogs have been getting huge number of comments until I removed commentluv plugin. Now, nobody is commenting. Was forced to remove the commentluv plugin due to spam.

    Will use your tips to do a thorough analysis and check where I am lacking on each of my blogs.

  95. Brian Hughes :

    Hey great article Neil! This is so important. I trouble shooted for sometime to find a happy solution. I have a question for you.

    Are you saying that it’s better to not have the user login to leave a comment, or to make the login as seamless and as simple as possible?


  96. Great post. To encourage people to comment on articles in my web mag – fireartsmagazine.com – I sometimes transfer a really insightful comment into the facebook discussion group to give it more exposure. Almost all our readers are there and they love seeing their comment in the spotlight. If it was a comment of questionable nature, I would ask the writer, but does anyone know if I HAVE to do that every time?

    • Mariyak, I think your strategy is pretty solid. Let me know know if you need any help along the way. As for your question, I am not sure maybe someone else can help us out there 🙂

  97. Which comment system is best according to you? Default WordPress, Disqusor or Facebook or in general social media comment system?

    Thanks for the great article though.

  98. Hi… thanks for good information and i am receiving lots of spam comments in WP -Site…

  99. Kelsey@Brosix :

    Wonderful tips like always. I’d love to see more from you as it helps me improve on things.

  100. DOK Simon [Blogging Engage] :

    Hi Neil !
    Sometimes these commenters use the comment system as a way to market their products. and it so displeasing, that calls for the action of not allowing guest commenters,

    One needs to sign in with Facebook to be able to comment or comment has to wait for moderation before it is published… This is to make sure that one does’t have spam comments….

    The key is having engaging content on information………….

  101. Rohan Kandwal :

    Very nice article. I’ll try to incorporate some of your tips to encourage visitors to comment on my site.

  102. Digital Deepak :

    The most important factor in inviting comments is to add a “voice” or personality to one’s posts. As you mentioned, writing as a corporate identity or a faceless identity won’t engage the readers as well as opinionated posts from strong writers.

  103. Jason Wuerch :

    Would you mind looking at my blog and noting any suggestions that you might have? I’d really appreciate it.

    • Jason, check out the forum there is a tab called “traffic growth goals” where I help people grow their websites 🙂

  104. Amar Ilindra :

    You once again rocked Neil. I’m back to quicksprout after long time and reading all new stuff you posted and learning hell lot of things.

    Thank you

  105. Another tip that I would like to share is: always keep the comment box ABOVE the comments so that people don’t have to scroll through all the comments to leave a comment themselves. Unfortunately, I don’t find that method being followed here, so I’m sure many people would have found it irritating and so would not have commented at all… Anyway, awesome post! Thanks for sharing!

  106. hi,Very nice article.

  107. Search Engine Optimization :

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  108. Drop the Facebook Requirement :

    For me the biggest killer is Facebook comments. I wouldn’t want to subject myself to an unhealthy habit like using Facebook just in order to comment on your blog. (Notice how 99% of websites that require a Facebook account to comment have less than 10 comments per article.)

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  111. Jonathan Nesmith :

    Great article. I always get so frustrated when I have to sign in to something just to leave a comment.

    I used squarespace to build my website and I love how simple the comment system is. You write your comment first, then it gives you a bunch of options as to how you want your name displayed.

    This blog’s comment system is awesome too. Good work!

  112. Leila Boukarim :

    So it turns out I had technical issues that made commenting impossible! I am so glad I found your article or this never would’ve occurred to me!

    Thank you!

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  123. Hello Neil,

    You have given good reasons. Bloggers now a days represent themselves as they are business. Instead of writing contact me they write contact us. Representing as a business discourages people to comment because they think no body will care about their comment.


  124. David Adeleke :

    Great counsel here Neil. Truth is, I’ve been really bothered by the lack of a lot comments on my blog since I opened it. There’s this one time I even put out a question and not 1 person responded. I’d like more advice on this issue cos I believe I practice most of the points you gave here in this post. If you can, please look at my website and help me see what I’m doing wrong. I’d appreciate this very much, Neil. My website is www.davidadeleke.com. That being said, I must let you know how wonderful you and your blog have been to helping me grow as a blogger and online content creator. Thanks for all this.

  125. Victor Johnson :

    Hey Neil, great post! Getting people to comment on one of my newer websites, Immortal News, has been a bit troublesome. At first, it wasn’t getting any comments, then, as the traffic began to flow, comments began coming in. Unfortunately, the bulk of the comments left on the website were spam and this created an issue for our staff which then had to manually weed through them in order to find the legitimate ones. While we were using captchas in addition to the implementation of other somewhat common anti-spam techniques, we were unable to thwart the ever-resourceful spammers. Subsequently, we opted to integrate the Facebook comments function which allows our visitors to comment once logged into their Facebook accounts. While this was an effective approach to eliminating the bulk of the comment spam hitting our site, it also seemed to reduce the number of real comments left by visitors, as not everyone has a Facebook account and even amongst those who do, not everyone is willing to take the time to log into their accounts in order to leave a comment. In a perfect age, there would be no spam and no need for manual moderation of comments but alas, the world is not perfect and the endless cat and mouse game of comment spam ensues. Regardless of this, thanks for this insightful post. Engagement is critical and that’s something the writers at Immortal News will have to improve upon as they continue to hone their skills in online journalism. So again, thanks!

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    Any feedback would be appreciated.


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      #1. It’s not clear what your blog is about or why visitors should stick around to read it.

      To help you clarify this and give visitors a clear message about why they should read, ask yourself where your traffic is coming from.

      #2. You don’t include a comment box at the end of any of your posts so readers probably think you’re not interested in comments.

      #3. You don’t include an About Page giving visitors any idea of who you are, why you’re blogging (& your site’s called Jacks Looking At and yet you seem to be writing as if you’re a woman, which is confusing to readers.).

      Does this help you out regarding what might be going wrong?

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  135. Great post and this is what i have been searching for for a long time now. I gets a fair among of visit per day and also click on my site, but yet people don’t comment and i was wondering why they don’t until i stumble upon your article.

    It has really opened my mind and eyes to some of the things i have been missing and other things i did wrong. I am also trying to understand myself in a way that i could clearly get why i personally don’t comment on other blogs.

    What are my reason. I believe by doing so, it will also help me better understand the situation. Once again, thanks for the great post.

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  139. Thank you Neil, This really helps. I am completely new to blogging and I made a blog a few weeks ago. I have been wondering why no comments and I think you summed up allot of things I haven’t even thought of. I appreciate it. –AJ

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  144. David Kazama :

    Some great help and suggestions, which we shall implement immediately.

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  145. Patrick Crowe :

    Thanks Neil, great article, i’ll take on your points about blogging as a person rather than a corporate entity with my new launch. thanks again!

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  147. Alvina Bright :

    Truth is, I’ve been really bothered by the lack of a lot comments on my blog since I opened it. There’s this one time I even put out a question and not 1 person responded. It’s pretty value sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content as you did, the internet can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  148. Hello Neil. Thanks for sharing. Your content is really valuable and helpful. It is definitely worth reading.

  149. Yes, right full article is designed with valuable information

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    A well-defined blog with lots of innovative thoughts. Well, i would appreciate the time you had taken and make the perfect blogging. This will reach everyone and i hope it wil become more popular.

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    Thanks for sharing your innovative ideas and thoughts…however your blog design is also nice. Again thanks for your mind-blowing thoughts.

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  154. Tunde Sanusi :

    The one major Barrier i think is my comment system. I really do wish i could programme and encode it to something like that of a WP System maybe things would have little bit different.
    But i’ll use the other tips, i hope they will overcome the barrier

  155. Kris Mccreerys :

    It is itself a big issue that “why no one comment on your blog”. In my opinion if the topic of the blog will not be interested then who cares to check that blog. I agree with the topic and solution you have described in this topic.

    Kris Mccreerys

  156. Timothy Gagnon :

    I have been incorporating some of these tips into my articles, I made a new website so I don’t have much traffic at the moment. I think it’s also important to focus on marketing each article a bit, after it’s published, instead of just waiting to see what happens. Most blog posts don’t get any comments, even if they’re very well-written, and I think that’s because the owners of the blog don’t market the content enough. Thanks for the really well-written article!

  157. Carla Baptista :

    Neil-I am new to blogging, and not very tech savvy, so am bumbling through the process a bit. Thank you for your very common sensical words on the silent blog syndrome, which is, as you say, a lonely place to be. I believe my site has a streamlined avenue for leaving comments, but I’ll double check; you’re absolutely right-if it’s frustrating to do so a reader likely will not bother. Carla

  158. Thank’s for sharing informational Post,

    After creating a blog for my business I always try to urn more comment on my blog and I failed. But goes through your post I setup my target and got success.

  159. Will definitely be using your tips! Thanks a lot and we’ll see what happens next!

  160. “When asking for comments, keep in mind that requests like “please comment!” are weak and uninspiring. Try to be a bit smoother and more engaging:

    “I’m wondering what other people think about the new widget. Tell me about your experience in the comments below.”
    “I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide about this issue?”
    “Share your story in the comments.””

    pls admin i do not understand what u say on this paragraph.

  161. Aarti Garchar :

    Great Post..

  162. Nice Post!useful! http://businesguru.blogspot.com/

  163. Great post! When I started blogging 3 years ago, I never commented on other blogs. I didn’t know how helpful it was – that I’d get traffic to my own blog and get on the radar of top bloggers by leaving comments on their blogs.

    Fast forward to last year – I finally got in the swing of commenting on other blogs and saw my own engagement at my blog.

    Thanks for the info.

  164. WOW. No doubt you know how to increase comments. Congrats and thanks for the tips.

  165. Great post……thanks for the tips.

  166. Neil, comments from Disqus or IntenseDebate is relevant for Google Rank?

  167. All the information is very helpful. I think your saying “Original Content” is very important. Thanks for sharing!

  168. Neil.

    Wow, this has been super informative. As a business owner and a contracting business, it can be very difficult to keep up on how to effectively represent myself and my company online, especially competing with other roofers. With each project being so high-dollar, it can be very important to me to maximize interaction and business presence online. Quicksprout definitely helps me with all of that. I’ll be signing up for your newsletter!

  169. Nice post … thanks for the tips.

    Will you give me any suggestions for Blogger.com – blog is not flexible for doing things like you said

    “I’m wondering what other people think about the new widget. Tell me about your experience in the comments below.”

    “I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide about this issue?”

    “Share your story in the comments.”

    there I am not getting any idea, how to do these lines appear in my blog.

    I hope you help me.


  170. These spammer are more than actual commenting persons. Getting irritated daily to delete those posts..

    • Inna, it’s a part of the game — when you see more success in your writing they will always be waiting around the corner.

  171. We have implemented the Facebook platform, with more than a 1,000+ visits a day, the comments are virtually zero, even though using social media to engage users, the users actually leave comments on FB itself.

    Thanks for the article, we have to look seriously into this issue.

    • It definitely looks like something you need to look into — let me know how it goes and keep me posted on progress along the way.

  172. Thanks for your post. I do appreciate with you. I comments depend on the quality of articles. If you are a good writer you’ll get good numbers of comments. If you write worse you’ll not get comments. Simple and easy.

  173. Great article Neil!

  174. Great content, great learning

  175. What a great article. I only started blogging a few months ago and I found this all to be very informative. I would like to increase the comments on my site so the good comments out number the bad. Most of the time the only people who are motivated to say something are customers who had a bad experience. I have started asking all the satisfied customers and usually they are more than happy to.

    • Jonathan, as long as you provide value you’ll find that the good will always outnumber the bad.

      It’s always good to run surveys as well to figure out what your audience is interested in.

  176. Richard Daris :

    I found this very very useful for my blogger sites.

    Thank Neil.

  177. Thanks a lot very useful blog. I made a website called www metinpolat.av.tr and used your ways. It is law site and i share lots of useful information but still no one comments
    comments. I will be glad if you help me.

  178. Thanks Neil for sharing your points of view about the comment system and how to attract users to comment. It was really a great and helpful content. Keep sharing such cool stuffs!

    Bright Joe

  179. Great stuff! quite helpful for me, one question how much time you spend for one particular post for your blog? sorry if it is personal.

  180. We have implemented the Facebook platform, with more than a 1,000+ visits a day, the comments are virtually zero, even though using social media to engage users, the users actually leave comments on FB itself.

    Thanks for the article, we have to look seriously into this issue.

  181. Thanks you for your helping.. I agree with your oponion..

  182. I only started blogging last week and i found this all to be very informative.
    It is a great content and its learning.
    thank you for sharing..

  183. Hi Neil!

    Your blog is one of the blogs I admire. Several times I visited this site and as usual I’ve got a lot of information about what I was searching for.

    Keep it up man!

  184. Thank you for your well thought input on the matter. I started a travel blog a month ago. It’s too early to get any sort of meaningful data on what I’m doing right and wrong. My main source for traffic at the moment is my existing social network on Facebook so I’m trying my best to build upon that. However, I have noticed that people who do read my posts will come back and comment on the facebook post, rather than doing it directly on my blog. Or they will tell me about how they liked xyz post over text messages or in person. I’m not sure how to get them to comment directly on the post. I don’t really want to integrate the Facebook comments feature into my blog due to various reason.

  185. Great Post !!

  186. You say people spending time to read your blog is giving you money, because time is money. However, your number of views do not equate to how much money you get, because people can spend their time reading your blog without buying anything. So I disagree.

    If you made a blog about saying crazy radical things that pissed people off. You could get people following your blog and get it shared and what not. However, I have a hard time believing anyone would buy anything on your site. Would they?

    • Kyle, I’m speaking about attention. In a world where anyone in the world has the power and desire to share their thoughts, opinions and beliefs, attention is everything. What you do with that attention is another story. Our goal as marketers is to convert the attention someone is giving us into a paying customer and hopefully a loyal fan of your products and services.

  187. Okay, so I wrote a page about how men are better than women. I believe most people would find this sort of thing controversial and actually interesting. Here it is here: http://realtalk123456.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html I got at least 20 page views from spamming youtube, but no one will comment. How freaking awful.

    The content is great, I think. Unfortunately no one will comment so I can’t know whether it is or not to other people. Whenever I go to comments in blogs at the top of search engines all I see is stuff like this: “Thank you so much such-and-such. Please let me get in your pants.”, “Wow, such great content. You basically said common sense things, but it feels original to me.”, “I’m going to say something semi-related in order to hide the real reason I’m posting, which is to get you to click my link. (hyperlink)”

    Why can’t anyone post a comment that is meaningful and thought provoking. How many page views do you need in order to get a comment?

    • Where your traffic comes will make a difference with how people engage in your post Lawrence Traffic that you get from spamming probably isn’t the type of quality traffic that would convert.

      I think you have a controversial post, you may just need to find more spots to promote it.

  188. Erik Emanuelli :

    Asking questions within comments may increase the engagement with your readers.
    Also, leaving meaningfull comments at blogs within your niche, can help getting new users visiting your content.

    Excellent tips, Neil!

    • When you can get someone to take some kind of action on your site, you’re much more likely to see them come back.

  189. A very small percentage will actually comment and if you are not getting a lot of traffic to see many comments.ManyThanks Nill Patel sir for your valuable post.

    • As you read Armkhan, getting people to engage and take action on your site is a process in and of itself. As your traffic increases so will the opportunity you have getting people to leave a comment.

  190. This is a very nice article. I really love it but how can I check on my WordPress default comment to know whether it is in form because I have tried my best but still I have gotten only 2 comments since I started blogging last year from only one person

    • If you’re not getting comments, it means you’ll need to spend more time promoting your posts off site. Building connections with other bloggers, guest posting, and other forms of wrangling people from one platform to bring them yours. It’s not easy, but when you get the momentum going, you’ll be unstoppable 🙂

  191. What commenting system do you use?

  192. No getting comments is the worst thing that can ever happen to a blogger! It demotivates the blogger a lot!
    I would recommend in the beginning one must enable CommentLuv or something like that to attract comments.
    Even though initially this will attract commenters who solely comment for building back links and do not give a shit about the content on the blog, just seeing comments coming on the blog will motivate the blogger and prevent him from shutting down his blog.
    But hey, that’s just my two cents! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thank you.

    • I think what you’re saying makes sense Adarsh, but I would give yourself more credit than that. People will want to engage, even if you don’t use comment luv, when you’re comment is compelling enough to get them to ACT. This is a skill you’ll develop over time

  193. Is there any harmful to a blog if we turn off the comment approve function in a blog ( in point of view spam comments).

  194. I allow link backs, though I haven’t tried commenting on my blog from outside my dashboard…

    Will really love to get some germane discussions going regarding all the headshot photography articles we are writing.

    • That’s great Yucel, that should help build up some comment momentum. Try out some of the strategies you’ve read about here and let me know about any changes you notice.

  195. just try this to earn more…


  196. Hi Neil,
    Great article BTW, but my readers still aren’t commenting on my website, www.revvingitdaily.com . Have you got any tips directed at my blog? I know I need to work on my writing, but I’m struggling to improve my writing.
    Please advise,

    • Do you get traffic to your site? I would suggest joining car forums having conversations there where you can provide value so people begin to click through.

  197. Trovare lavoro :

    Great post! I will think on some of these points to increase the comments on my blog

  198. Ciprian Vatamanu Fotograf :

    Great article Neil! Good to know that somebody did some research and has more experience, before I start to ask questions :). Keep up with the good work!

  199. Nicely Said , Neil

    as we know it and face it everyday, its nice that you are clear with the concepts and let us know the real things that come up like this.


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    thanks for increased my knwlage on SEO

  201. Ciaran McEneaney :

    Hi Neil,

    it’s taken a while but I’ve finally managed to find some time to start a blog for my business and you know what? It’s a damn sight harder than I expected.

    I have written hundreds of blog posts for my clients but once I started writing for myself I hit this kind of wall. You see writing for a client you know what they want and what you’re trying to sell to the audience. You’re getting the paycheck and you write what the client wants.

    For myself it’s totally different. I know what I want to say but I’m not sure how far to go with selling myself or the business in posts.

    Like you mentioned it’s difficult trying to decide between business and personal style and I reckon my content isn’t hitting the mark – 0 comments so far 🙁

    Great read and thanks to your input I have a few tweaks to my post ideas in mind now that might bring in a few comments.

    Thanks again

    • I know what you mean, it’s a difficult transition. While it’s hard and challenging in the beginning, you must first figure out you why. What will cause you to feel intrinsic motivated to write, week and week out. Since money isn’t motivating you take action, how can you develop a sense of pride in accomplishing work that may not get seen by many

  202. Exactly. Each environment is a different game you need to learn to play. Environments like google has a lot of moving parts and a team will help you maneuver around a lot quicker and more effectively.

  203. thanks for good post, this is inspired me to write well.

  204. Nice post … very inspiring … I always want to know why I never get many comment …

  205. According to my experience no one will comment on anyone’s blog until and unless it is informative. If anyone writing a copied content on his/her blog or something which can’t be understood than one must not expect any kind of comments.

    One must concentrate on the content of his/her blog and blog comments would come automatically.

    • At the end of the day, you must write a blog that gives someone so much value, it inspires them to leave a comment

  206. Yeah I always try to write informative blogs so that one can easily get a notion about particular topic what they are searching for but no one comments on it …

  207. Hi,
    i am having it real hard in my blog. i am new in blogging, without experience, just doing what i’d loved to do all these years. but my only issue is how to drive traffice to my blog. i was thinking that syncing my posts to both facebook, twitter, google+ and LinkedIn will help. although its been helping because the posts really gets viewed alot, but there are no comments. people just open my site, read through and move on. thats not fair enough. i need help like right now. meanwhile, i love yoir write up. it went straight to my heart. thanks.

  208. Hello I appreciate this a lot.
    Well I observed that we have sometimes over a 100k views but no comments on the Facebook page. visitations on the site is also not exciting…

    I happen to be one of those that upload on the site.

    I was told that its more of jokes that should be uploaded then inspirational quotes too and lots more.

    Some time ago I uploaded some hilarious pix but it was deleted.

    It hurts to know that am doing a job that is not getting attention as I seek…

    My major problem is we have thousands of view but little or no comments.

  209. Irina Fernandes :


    I really enjoyed this post but the thing is that I already do all those things and yet no one comments. It got to a point where I don’t even want to blog anymore. I have about 50 people per day reading my blog. However, none of them comments 🙁

    What should I do?

  210. thanks for increased my knwlage on SEO

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  212. sani ur rehman :

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  213. Hi Neil,

    A couple of thoughts/queries from a new(ish) blogger:

    I wish people would comment on the blog site itself (we’re just using the default WordPress comment system on our blog), but instead they comment on the Facebook share post. Any tips for how to shift that over?

    As you noted, people are more likely to comment on extreme viewpoints (aka ‘controversial’ things). What we’re trying to do with our blog is create a non-judgmental space for people of diverse opinions to discuss parenting/motherhood, so our posts don’t tend to take a hard-line stance because we’re not interested in an us vs. them dynamic among our readership or with other blogs/writers. We ask readers for their experiences/ideas on the topics we discuss, but most of the feedback we receive tends to be simply positive without expansion, which people can indicate using the ‘reaction’ buttons on Facebook instead of commenting. How do you get heightened engagement if you’re not interested in taking an extreme stance, waging comment battles, or being ‘controversial’ for the sake of getting readers?

    Thanks for any input you can provide! Much appreciated!

    • You need to work on creating a loyal community. Once you have that, that community will comment a lot, showing social proof, attracting more commenters.

      Not sure how to shift them over per say, unless you add facebook comments to your post. You can also give an incentive for top comments every week kind of thing

  214. After coming to your blog time after time, absorbing all that you say…still not hits for us…an no comments. Ouch!!!

  215. nice read.

  216. Your list of not having comments in the blog is eye popping, oh no I meant eye opening.
    I have to correct some of the, sorry most of things which you have mentioned in my blog and posts.I realized the reason for not getting comments in my blog http://www.1by2novel.com

    Here I am recapping and re framing what I learnt from this post

    1) Bad comment system [Asking all details of the user from birth till death]

    2) Poor site design [A place where an eagled eye person feels lost]

    3) Lack of Personal interaction [Like setting up automated answering system in your phone]

    4) Lack of Originality [Is there anything left that google has not covered or page ranked]

    5) Boring writing style [If you happen to hear cribbing about cold weather from an HOT lady, you will end up getting an dose of hot air not from outside but from inside]

    6) Lack of intreaction [Whatever the user comments putting an surprise /lost smiley in the reply box]

    7) Not asking for comments [Read it in a funnier sense:-> I have given enough quality content and you want me to “ask” in return no way, readers should have gratitude, that’s my attitude]

    8) Lack of value in writing [An eye opener, don’t write shit and don’t make reader read it, Quality time spent gathering, researching, writing before posting an post will be worth for the time spent by other reading it]

    9) Lack of any emotion in writing [Writing something as boring as it can get on this earth, boring enough to question their existence on this earth after reading it]

    10) Controversial [Hmmm I don’t want, I am that poor little dog in that cartoon show, Courage the cowardly dog]

    Thanks man for some 10 serious advice. Here In turn I am posting my 4 crazy ideas to get more comments.

    1) Having the best/most valuable comment award for each post. Highlighting that comment and making it appear as the first comment and make it look stand out from rest of the comments.
    Just to create an sense of competition in users to give better comments, so that they can fill out that spot and help each other in turn

    2) Give back something in return to users for the best/most valuable comment winner like some stuff which would not be available for free in the blog. Ex: May be an few hours of free ad space for them to show up ad of their liking. Why do so, of course just to value the valuable time of users.

    3) I have seen in most of the websites that comment run into hell lot of pages overshadowing the size and length of the original post, so it would be better to have an design which shows comments in an much better and organized way and also before the beginning of comments an heading of the topic and few line summary would make more sense for those who happen to jump into that comment section of the post directly

    4) If some real good advice and value had been done in the comments, incorporating the same into the post and acknowledging the time and effort put by the user

    Note about me:
    I am a newbie in the world of blogging. I have started few blogs.
    One of the them is http://www.1by2novel.com

    Lack of comments [except for 3 or 4 comments from my friend]
    to all my posts made me Google and made me find this blog post.
    I am happy for the time spent over here and I am hoping to get better at writing and hoping more to get comments from users

    • Thanks for sharing all your tips! I love it when people can contribute ideas from their own experiences.

      Have you taken a look at my copywriting guide? https://www.quicksprout.com/the-definitive-guide-to-copywriting/

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  217. Gayatri Mantra 108 times :

    Hello Neil

    Thanks for Sharing Great Articles,Hope this post will be seriously helpful for blogger.

  218. Ata?ehir Kurye :

    Thanks, nice post

  219. Kemeja Flanel :

    good articel … nice

  220. This does not answer my question…. Maybe I am not asking clearly enough. I have been wandering around pages all night.

    How do I get the comments to appear. All I have is a link to comments… (5 comments) How do I get people who don’t read comments to want to leave something?

    I would like my comments to be set up like yours except most recent at the top. Any hints???

    • I have a developer help me with these things so I’m not 100% sure. You can find a good developer on upwork.

  221. George Hudson :

    These are very important tips for a successful blog.As you said ,one must have original contents for a successful blog. ! Thanks for sharing!

  222. Very nice blog post.

  223. So much to learn. Thank you so much for posting.

  224. very good opinion. but the key of getting more comment is the first comment you get. when you can make 5 readers leaving comment, it make the other reader easily to comment too.

  225. Nancy Mikhail :

    Hi Neil! Great read! I tried taking removing login to comment, but I got a ton of spam! Any tips for that?
    Also, would you mind taking a look at my latest blog post? Maybe I’m missing something… http://www.curriculumresources.net/student-led-conferences-to-do-or-not-to-do/

    Thank you!

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  227. May you explain to me why Marie Forleo gets so many comments despite how little she writes in a post every week? I’m trying to deconstruct what she does well and find what makes her succeed but it’s hard to differentiate

  228. Silas Barker :

    Awesome post, thanks! Always Enjoy your insights!

  229. I am trying to do everything on here but I have realized people read on my blog but go back to leave their comments on Facebook. I am an inspirational writer and I get comments and shares in hundreds. And on some articles, I get likes in thousands.

    My close peeps often come back to me on whatsapp or BB for discussions and I asked them politely to lets take it to the blog but it seems they are not just savvy with blog commenting

    My commenting system is the basic.

    What else can I do?

    • Zen, Life in Danderyd :

      I have the same problem – comments are left under the blog post link on Facebook but not the blog itself. Am going to start by asking questions at the bottom but also to ask a couple of loyal followers to start the conversation on the blog and will see what happens!

      • Yes, that’s a great place to start Zen. Sometimes you just need to get a few people engaged before everyone else starts to follow. You can also try adding facebook comments

    • Try getting a few of your close followers to start leaving comments on your site and the rest will start to follow

  230. Vaidya Shankar :

    Hi Neil,
    Great post, thank you for the tips. From your post, I can understand the reasons for your success. keep up the good work.
    Wish you continued, ever increasing success.

  231. This is a helpful post. It’s interesting, though, because the blog intro suggestions mentioned here and in the additional reading linked to go against everything I learned about writing as a journalist and would be considered poor leads that a desker would readily change or an editor would happily tell you to take another shot at. Questions, may buts, quotes, the ‘When I started ___, I had no idea ___” were all frowned up. I still go out of my way to avoid such leads in every blog post I write because as a writer and especially a reader, I find myself rolling my eyes at them. Not writing this to be critical. Just sharing my experience.

  232. Hey Neil how can i get, 1000 of comments in a day?
    Please answer

  233. I thank you for sharing this post. I found it very helpful. I am going to put all of your tips into practice.

  234. The point is that you have to thinking about your ideal customers and learn where to find them…

  235. Ya, sometimes i confuse why no one comments on my web. Although i have already use a interesting template and i try to ask comment in the last article sentences.
    What should i do?

  236. Great article. I recently came into blogging. I hadn’t completed what quantity I had learnt from my initial try. but now hoping your post might be helpful..

  237. i was thinking about writing something that might be controversial, but is it good enough for business environment?

  238. thanks

  239. you have to thinking about your ideal customers and learn where to find them

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  247. As a new blogger I’m certainly suffering from the cold wasteland that is my comments section! Thanks for the tips, time to put them into action!

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  249. Brian Lyncook :

    Thank you for sharing this information. I will definitely return for more valuable tips.

  250. Neil, thanks for that and I as well have a blog but don’t really get that frustrated when I get a zero comment, it’s a blogger base and not WordPress, maybe if you can take a tour and see if it’s the design or the constructs of its content. kennynthny.blogspot.com .
    Thanks once again.

  251. Dhenn Espiritu :

    I’ve been blogging for a year already and tried different commenting system such as Facebook Comments and WordPress Built-in comments, now I’m using Disqus comments.

    Thank you for this valuable insight. I might need to apply these techniques you’ve mentioned in my blog soon.

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  253. I have a blog built in WordPress and for years, I used the default commenting system because I thought it was best. (Name and Email optional, anyone can comment) But now I am considering trying out Disqus to see if people for whatever reason prefer that… (I’d assume they wouldn’t since it requires you log in/link a social media account. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated on my blog: https://therockysafari.com

  254. Kyle @Brandcouver :

    What are your thoughts on blogs that don’t invite comments at all? Do others comments actually help your own SEO?

    My blog currently does not have commenting system because I figured more than likely I would be inviting spam.

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  259. Great Post Neil. I started using some of the feedback I found on the comments alone on your site by the readers who posted. Like, I installed the Google Analytics and used a question at the end of my blog post. Hope it works. I think one of my pitfalls is that my banner doesn’t really say what I need it to say about my blog. I’m trying to do a lot on my blog, like show I’m a YA novelist and that I post funny quotes and write author interviews. Check out my blog sometime. http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com/

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  266. Wao…. But I never get any real comments to my site unless i have a huge traffic for that page..

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  276. I love to receive comments in our blog, but must say a lot of the comments do show any value or efforts from people, nice blog … good … informative are common phrases they use. I wanted to visualize comment without moderation but use a spam filter to not get automated messages or mass messages.

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    • Sometimes, you have to go through and manually rmove them. There might be a WordPress plugin to help you do it in batches.

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