How do I Attract New Commentator on My Blog?

If you have been following ShoutMeLoud for a while, you would always notice many regular faces in commenting form. These are our regular commentator, and some of them are active shouter too. When I started SML back in 2008, I started with the aim of making it an engaging blog, and getting lots of genuine comments. One thing which I learned, lots of traffic doesn’t mean that you will get lots of comment, you will be getting comment when you follow these tips.

Now the thing is , how do I approach or how do I make one time reader a regular reader on my blog. If you notice despite of being a tech niche blog, I write extensively on Blogging, Making money online and webhosting reviews.

Remember my previous post on

How commenting can help you get 1000+ feed subscriber in few days. I work on that issue most of the time. but there is a catch, suppose I’m writing on technology post, and my front page is full of posts related to technology and I’m commenting on a make money online blog or a blog which right extensively on Blogging tips. He might not be comfortable putting his valuable addition via comment.

What my strategy is , when I write posts related to Blogging. I add comments on Blogs related to Blogging. Either be it Problogger blog or any less traffic blog but related to niche my latest post topic. My aim is to get as many readers as possible from Blogging Niche.

Update: Now in 2015, I mostly focus on topics related to online marketing, so I usually comment on blogs related to Social media, SEO, Blogging and online marketing.

Same strategy I use for technology and make money online posts. Now the thing is if you are showing them only one post related to Blogging, that might put them off and they will hit back and increase your bounce rate.

Remember my post on why round up of blog post is important for Bloggers, I try to interlink with one such post or interlink with related post at the beginning or at the end of post. This helps me to retain new readers and make them a loyal readers.   The same job is accomplished by related post and linkwithin widget. So in case if you comment on some blog regularly, also try to get new readers by commenting on other related blog in your niche.

Do let me know if you feel this strategy might be helpful or this may not work. Any insight or view will be appreciated.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 11 )

  1. Dave says

    That is great advice, now if I could just find blogs related to my site that allow comments with site links.

    Also I think I need to find interesting things to say. It probably would help if I was funnier, at least as funny as my wife thinks I am.

  2. Klaus @ TechPatio says

    It’s a very good tip and I try to do it myself too, as much as possible (probably why I found this blog in the first place, and I’m now subscribing ;) )

    But the problem with comment-based traffic, the way I see it, is that you’re more likely to attract other bloggers to your site and they are less likely to click your ads. I *think* so, as we bloggers are so used to ads that we probably don’t even notice them anymore, right? Still, affiliate products (via reviews), could be a good income source from comment-based traffic.

  3. George Serradinho says

    I comment on different sites, make money, blogging, personal, etc. It helps as my site is getting more visitors and comments.

    I will try your strategy for a week or two and see if it works, but I will still comment on my regular sites. I also find that CommentLuv can lure some visitors to your site depending on your last post title, that seems to bring in more users.

  4. Stefan says

    Interesting method. I’m currently writing in a very narrow niche and most of my entries should interest everyone trying to make money online. With that said I might use it for some of my Swedish sites.

  5. Greg Ellison says

    I comment on any posts from the different blogs that look interesting. I found out that if I comment maybe the readers will follow my link or the blog author will comment on my blog post. Greg Ellison

  6. IndianCashMaker says

    i too follow the same strategy…i try to add valuable comments in blogs related to my niche…. and i am getting visitors but not comments

    • mostlyBlog says

      it may be because you are on blogger platform, and because of that you are not getting good comments.

  7. mostlyBlog says

    harsh i think this is really good post, comments on your niche blog, it will gives you good amount of visitors.

  8. Surender Sharma says

    Harsh your strategy of comments is really admirable and it is more worthy for you but suppose your blog is related to blog tips niche they comments on other blog can be also beneficial for you.

    • says

      Surender that’s true. But the thing is I cover lots of topics like
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      Make money online
      So I try to keep close to all set of commenator.