How to Get Readers to Comment on a New Blog

So you’ve started a new blog and are elated on doing so. But don’t become too excited yet. You should focus on getting reader feedback or comments which will truly signify whether your blog posts are being enjoyed by readers or not.

As most of us know, getting readers to comment on your blog post, especially if your blog is new and you’re just starting out, can be a daunting task. People would refrain from commenting on your blog as they would probably doubt your credibility and the veracity of the points you make in your blog post. However the onus is on you to engage the reader into conversation and encourage them to leave comments more frequently. Here are a few ways by which you can do so:

1. Guest Blogging:

It is the most effective for any newbie blogger and can instantly build your reputation if you get your blog post featured in an authority blog in your niche. Once people read a few times about you on other blogs, chances are they will most probably start trusting you and feel more comfortable trusting your advice. This is one of the best ways you can gain authority on any particular topic or niche.

2. Social Networking:

Make a few friends on popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. The first two are particularly useful for getting some traffic to your new blog and since most of the people who visit would already be knowing you, they will most likely leave a few comments. I have used this technique successfully on most blogs of mine which resulted in quality comments from friends & acquaintances.

3. Blog Commenting:

Try to subscribe to the RSS feeds of a few authority blogs in your niche and whenever they dish out a new blog post, comment on it and make sure you are among the first few ones to do so. Try to ideally go for 10-15 quality comments everyday. Not only does this result in targeted traffic to your blog but also helps establish a few connections with fellow bloggers in the niche.

4. Participating in Forums:

Having an active presence in some of the major online forums like WarriorForum and DigitalPoint can lead to a good amount of traffic to your blog. Try to actively participate in ongoing discussions related to your niche and leave your blog url in your signature. Since the visitors would be interested in the topic, they would generally visit your blog and leave a few comments on your posts too.

5. Inviting Comments:

This is a strategy that most bloggers, including me, use. At the end of each post, make an effort to engage the reader by including lines like “Feel Free to Comment” or “What do you guys think” or “What’s your point of view on this” or “Do share your tips”. This works most of the time since generally readers only feel like commenting when they know that the blogger is interested in their comments.

These were a few insights from my side. What do you think is the best method to gain more comments? Feel free to share your views !


  1. I would like to know, if I comment on others blog, would I able to create my backlink !!!!
    If not, how does it help then?

    • Harshit Singhal says:

      Yes certainly it results in a backlink. But you should not comment on other blogs only for backlinks. Post quality comments regularly and soon you will have build a lasting reputation in your niche, along with backlinks & traffic to your site.

  2. Now, if I take this case, I have added a comment, the backlink is not displayed. Is this still a backlink???

  3. Okay Harshit. But would you consider this as a backlink where I have just put in my website name while commenting, but the backlink is not getting displayed???
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  4. Thanks for posting this. I would like to see more information on increasing the conversion rate and encouraging people to view more than the first page of your site. I think this is known as bounce rate?? Thanks, Daniel

  5. I wonder why you did not consider Blog Contest! Do you have anything wrong with it?

    • Harshit Singhal says:

      Hi Ccokoji,
      I don’t have anything against it. Infact it is a very good method but it yields better results for bloggers who have in the fray for a long time. The article deals with getting comments on a new blog, which is the reason why I didn’t include it. Thanks for commenting though :)

  6. What about making the blog complete dofollow?
    you can also do this, I tried this and on an average my dofollow blog get 15+ comments/post
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