Blogging : Increase Comments By asking Questions to your readers

Many bloggers face the problem like less number of comments or no comments on their blog, despite useful and unique content. Reasons could be several, may be your blog comment box design, may be your blog loading time or most important you never asked them an opinion.

Your Post Starting and ending points are very important. A great starting means, you won the visitors heart, and a great ending means you won yourself a reader. A reader feel connected when you give them a personal touch or give them a way to put action. Made for Adsense blogs put this action by giving them an option to click on ads and get away, but I’m sure you want your readers to take action like adding comments or reading other posts as well.

The easiest way to convert visitors into readers is by asking them a question. Visitors spent 2-3 minutes reading your post and don’t you feel you should ask him a question so that he can add his view into the post?

I have been practicing this way from long time, and I can see the increment in number of comments by asking them a question at the end of your post.

One of the big benefit of active posts (via comments) is; it attracts advertisers. Since such blog seems to be very active in terms of readers participation and activeness.

If you have never asked the question to your readers, you should start doing it now. The best way to ask the question is in between the post and most effective is after the end of the post. Any reader will take some action after reading your post, it can be clicking on your related posts or by answering the question if you have asked one.

Read: How Bloggers should moderate blog comments 

Do you feel asking the question will encourage comments, or it may not work in some cases?

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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. tabulyogang says

    That’s like engaging your readers to a conversation about a certain topic. What a beautiful idea. THank you.

  2. sudha says

    I have been doing this job for past few posts and its nice to be interacting with the readers :D Questionable post and asking suggestions and their views on the post will make the post more interactive

  3. George Serradinho says

    Yes, you can ask questions and you might get answers to them. You might not, depending on your post and how much the users knows.

    Some users will leave comments, but won’t really answer the questions. I find that funny sometimes and shake my head, lol.

    This is also a way to build a community around your blog/site.

  4. Extreme John says

    Great post there’s no question that engaging readers is one of the most efective ways to increase your blog comments and your community.

  5. Rajesh Kanuri says

    asking question will encourage the user to comment or share some love in either way one will be beneficial..

  6. Vivek says

    Yes you have said it right, i have been asking questions in maximum all of my post but i didn’t get any form this. Finally the quality of content matters

  7. Amit Banerjee says

    Asking questions can encourage comments only if the question is worth asking. Imagine a blogger asking questions in each and every article. And i agree with Indian cashmaker …post quality and depth will encourage readers to comment.

  8. srivathsan.GK says

    yeah !! I have been doing this job for past few posts and its nice to be interacting with the readers :D Questionable post and asking suggestions and their views on the post will make the post more interactive .. thanks for the tip :)

  9. IndianCashMaker says

    asking questions does encourage comments….but still the post quality is the most important thing to be kept in mind

  10. Rahul says

    Commenting increase the beauty of blog post. Peoples who get less comments either
    they post many posts per day or
    they don’t have traffic or
    they don’t comments on others post or
    they post boring posts or
    their title is not attractive. Once you will provide value to others you will comments for sure.