As you can see, today’s headline is why you should ask your visitors to comment on your posts.
Well the main reasons are: To engage with them and gain trust, to answer to their questions, to rank better in the Search engines and to have more words written on your posts.
I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time browsing Amazon either to review or to buy a product. However, whenever I want to acquire something on the internet, I always take a good look at the other people’s comments and questions about the product. I bet that you do the same thing too. Sometimes it is better to assure and reassure to acquire a high quality product or service and not to get scammed, right?
Right now I have 272 comments on my website and I am hoping that I will reach 500 before 1st of July. Therefore, you guys should start leaving me more comments!!!!!!! Just kidding…also leave questions…lolz.
Engaging with people
Having a post that engages people and makes them leave you a comment is better for you and your website. In general when I scroll down a page and I see hundreds of comments unanswered it kinda tells me that this website owner doesn’t care pretty much about his visitors. Therefore, he will quickly lose my trust. However, if someone is active and engages in comments with his visitors it makes me feel more comfortable and perhaps I would even recommend his website to other people as well.
Not answering the questions
When someone reviews a product and people ask him questions and he doesn’t respond to them, not even weeks after, then it means that something fishy is going around. Maybe he doesn’t know that product so well and he just recommends it to me in order to earn commission from me. That will be a step back sign to me.
I know that a website owner that has lots of visitors, probably doesn’t have enough time to respond to anyone. However, you can 20 minutes each day to respond to your visitors questions in order to avoid any suspicion from them.
Having comments helps your site rank better
This is truth and here, at Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle always tells us to respond to ask people for comments and to reply to all of them. Basically, a visitor leaving a comment on your website tells to the Search Engine that your post has useful content, interesting content. Having comments on your posts and replying to them is one of the main criteria of getting your website indexed. Whenever you reply to a comment, the search engines will see it and they will believe that you are a trusty website owner.
Don’t exploit this feature by asking the same people to leave you multiple comments. Based on the ip and the frequency of your visitors leaving messages, Google’s SE along with other search engines, will classify them as spam.
Comments are part of the post content
Basically, all the comments written, both visitor’s comments and your replies, would be included in the total number of words in your post. Remember when I told you that your posts should have on average 800-1000 words?
This is a great solution if your post has only 450-500 words. If you get many comments to your post, you can turn a 450 words post into a 2000 words. By doing that, your post will also rank better in Google due to its high number of words.
So, I told you above that I currently have 272 comments. I actually checked the most recent 20 comments and the shortest comment that has around 2 sentences, has 22 words.
Therefore 272 comments * 22 words = 5984 words. Almost 6000 words out of nothing… You still want to avoid having comments?
So, how can you make people leave you comments?
Well, since you can’t force them to comment, I believe that the only solution is that at the bottom of your post to ask them for feedback. You can also tell them that if they got any questions left, to write them in the comment section.
With that being said, you should always take into account the benefits of having plenty of comments on your posts and perhaps even pages. Also check out this post in order to see why is a bad thing for your visitors to fill leave their website link.
I know that this is a cliche, but if you have any questions, feel free to write them below! As always, I will try to respond to your questions as fast as I can.