10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog

7 11 2007

10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog

Haha. Thought I’d share this and see if I can use these “tech”niques to increase views and comments of my site. I was just watching Home Improvement when I got a knock. I had to go get my new dorm keycard. The one I got as a replacement earlier is for the wrong dorm.

“Only 1 out of every 100 readers of this post are likely to interact with it by leaving a comment…

Below I’ll outline 10 ways you can increase the participation rate in the comments section on your blog.

Jakob Nielsen’s latest study finds that 90% of online community users are lurkers (read or observe without contributing) with only 9% of users contributing ‘a little’ and 1% actively contributing.

So 1% of your blog’s users are actively engaging with your blog and the rest are at best occasional contributers.

The study isn’t just on blogging so the actual numbers could be more or less than these and would no doubt vary from site to site anyway – but the principle is true. The vast majority of readers leave a blog without leaving a comment or contributing to it in any way (and some bloggers like it like this and switch comments off – read more on whether to have comments on or off here and the up and downsides of comments on blogs here)…”

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