There are many tools out there to evaluate our blogs. Some are based on incoming traffic to our blog, like Google Analytics which tell us a variety of things about our traffic, visitors, search keywords, etc.
This valuable information helps us determine many things and you can go there daily or to other tools to evaluate your results.
I’ve been writing lately about ‘commenting’ and how my comments have increased since I bought Adrienne Smiths Build A Blog Community. Have you wondered how to get more comments on your blog?
I know I mentioned it in other posts, but I’m a numbers kinda gal. I like to see visual results to show that what I’m doing is correct and is working. I’m an analyst at heart you see.
In 2013 and 2014, although I did get comments on a regular basis, there weren’t a lot of comments.
So when Adrienne came out with her Build A Blog Community product, I decided to do a deep dive into it and learn how she regularly gets over 100+ comments on her blog.
How Were My Comments In 2014?
For most of 2014, comments on my blog were typically 4 -5 and on a good day, maybe 12-14. That was pretty consistent.
But when I decided to go for broke and try a number of things to improve the comments on my blog.
You can see in my post 7 Immediate Great Ways To Get Traffic To Your Blog all the details of how I did it, but I’d like to show you some numbers/results so you’ll know that what I did was effective.
What Happened In 2015?
Wow-za-wow-za! Below is a look at my WordPress backoffice with my latest posts since January 2015 to now.
What you will see is that the number of comments, therefore ‘traffic’ increased by leaps and bounds in 2015. Check it out!
The current post, the Three Laws of Blogging was just posted and is still getting comments.
Notice that the 7 Immediate Great Way To Get Traffic To Your Blog got a whopping 80 comments! Phenomenal in my book!
Look at the 2014 posts (in blue in below table.). You’ll see various numbers ranging from 4 to 13 comments per post. In 2015 things changed! Look at the red results! Wow! Check the table below for 2015 (red) to do comparisons between 2014 and 2015.
What Changed and How To Get More Comments?
Ultimately what changed to cause such a jump in comments going from 4-14 comments to 39+ comments on each blog?
- I bought Adrienne’s course and started working on creating my own blogging community!
- I joined a number of blogging communities.
- I started interacting with my commenting bloggers and an extreme effort to visit every single commenter and leave a valuable and relevant comment.
- I deliberately decided to make sure I visited at least 15 blogs during the week and I think I’ve actually surpassed that mark! I used to make it a point to go to 5 blogs a day and comment. If I was lucky, I’d get to 3 a day or 5 in a week.
- I upped my theme and made it different, more organized and I think user/reader friendly.
What you see above in the table is the ‘immediate’ impact it had on my blog and my traffic. What would you do to get more comments?
It takes work, but it is worth the investment, both financially and time-wise!
So what do you think? Have you run a test to see if there is an increase in your comments. How have you evaluated how to get more comments? Tell the truth – it’s a coming to Jesus Time! Still wondering why you have no comments?
What will you do about that? Drop me a line and let me know what your plans are. Need help? Let me know – look to the right and sign for the 30 minute free consult.
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