You want to know my secret strategy to building relationships with bloggers and increasing the number of comments?
Of course you do…
This is a question I’ve been asked by many bloggers like Anil Agarwal from BloggersPassion.com
Well, You need to add a human aspect to your blog and remind readers that there’s actually a human being writing, not just an automation.
I do respond to every comment on my blog because It engages the commentator.
Responding to every comment builds relationship, makes your readers love your blog and and encourages them to come back – again and again.
If a readers made a several comments on your blog and they went unnoticed, He/she will stop visiting your blog again because of the “pro customer service” lol.
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Here are some of the reason on why do I respond to each and every comment on my blog and why you should too:
1. It Adds Human Aspect:
You can get more comments on your blog from people, more than other bloggers having tens of thousands of subscribers.
The key here is to add a human aspect on your blog.
I try my best to respond to every comment on my blog, even comments which says only “Thank you” or “Great post” because It does encourage people to come back and leave more comments. They’ll start engaging with the blogger If their comments had responded.
It probably makes them feel good that I took time to respond to their comments which adds the human aspect on my blog.
Now If you respond to them every time, they’ll start trusting in you and you’ll start gaining the trust of your readers which is what every bloggers want to.
2. It Builds Relationship:
As I said in my previous post that blogging is all about building relationships and gaining the trust of your readers.
Now If you take 5 minutes of your time by responding to every comment on your blog by showing some appreciation to them, they’ll be more likely to come back to comment again.
It is the key secrets to build relationships with your readers and increase the engagement with them.
Also, New visitors will also be happy to comment on your blog knowing that they’ll be appreciated by you.
3. It Starts Conversation:
I love to start a conversation with my readers in comments section.
Not only in my own blog. When I’m reading someone’s blog, I’m more likely to leave a comment If I have a question or to add some information to the discussion which also helped me build authority and creativity.
Respond to comments even if it Isn’t reply worthy because by answering them, there’s a chance to get responded from them again and also you demonstrate that you care enough to read and reply.
4. It Helps Build Authority:
Whenever I write a tutorials article on my blog, I do get comments from people asking questions from me.
So, answering them helps me build authority and creativity. Responding to every comment and trying to solve readers problem, you’ll be establishing yourself as a expert in your niche.
It won’t get more than 5 minutes to respond to every comment, but in return there are a lot of benefits and It’s worth it.
5. It Increases the number of comments:
I love to see the comment count high on my posts (even If half of them are mine lol because the more comments you get do help in SEO optimization in a minimal way.
Responding to every comment also helps in increasing the number of comments. By replying to their comment you’re letting them know that you’re actively involved in reading their comment which will encourage them to stay on your blog and leave more comments.
Think about it:
You want to know why Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com or Neil Patel of QuickSprout.com are successful?
Here’s a hint…
…Because they have built trust, they value their readers and they respond to every comment on their blog (At least to those which adds little value).
Speak your mind:
What do you think of a blogger who responds to every comment on his/her blog?
Do you think It’s worth time to spend on responding to comments on your blog? I would love to hear from you!