79 Responses to The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Comments on Your Blog

  1. Sowmya Rajamani January 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    Garin, thanks for sharing this awesome post, have earmarked it for practical use!

    • Garin January 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

      Glad you like the post! Cheers.

  2. Neha January 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

    I agree. Comments will come obviously if you glue your readers to your posts. The traffic makes this thing happen. I have become fan of your blog.

    • Garin January 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      Awesome! 🙂

  3. freelancing meaning May 31, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks for sharing article nice one.

    Waiting for next one keep it up.

  4. Leila November 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Garin, Your post is very instructive, and I really like your video explanation! You rock! Thank you! Leila.

  5. Kjell Bleivik August 11, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Great stuff as always Garin

  6. Francis February 20, 2016 at 2:12 am #

    I like your recommended tools and I agree with step 13 and deleting spammy comments (including those that only appear to be spammy)

  7. Angela July 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    Your blogs are always informative and very helpful! Thanks a bunch!!!!

  8. Bernie Scoggan May 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    Of course, comments shows that people really understand your blog and appreciate the contents. However, if comments can’t increase subscribers and encourage more sales, it won’t make any meaningful impact. Again, spamming has make everything worse. Mind you, many people commented just to implant their links and nothing more.

  9. Gene E Tougas February 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    Great Information, I only wish that the sites I use had the tools that Word press offers. We have had some hard experiences with word press and have chose other avenues. I do miss the plug-ins though.

  10. Chris McDonald October 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    As usual, great value in what you deliver! Always save your materials to share with others (with an encouragement to go to your site themselves for more) and to bring back up what I may have forgotten Thank You

  11. stevenlucasmarketing September 17, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    Hi Garin,

    As always, interactivity is definite proof that you are interested in your blog and its readers. It is too easy to set up 20 or 30 posts to go out at timed intervals and then walk away from your blog for a few weeks, especially if they are just PLR extractions.

    By replying to comments you really do let your readership know that you are in touch.

    Great list of WP plugins. I will certainly be considering one or two of them to add to my growing list of ‘must haves’.

    How many plugins is too many though? At what point does serious site slowdown occur? I know these are more technical questions than marketers might want to get in to, but there does come a point where we need to know. Is 25 plugins too many? Is the top 100 not enough? Much of it depends on your hosting I suppose. If you have a server to yourself, then the sky, or at least system memory, is your limit, but how does it affect the majority of us on shared hosting, where there may be thousands on a single server? Something to ponder, preferably before we get complaints of 60 second+ load times.

    Steven Lucas

  12. Nina Zapala May 21, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Garin, you are always on top of things. Thanks for always sharing such great advice.

  13. Olayide April 4, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Hi Garin,
    This is a fantastic post, quite educative. Most amateur bloggers would hardly think about these important strategies.
    However, l do not believe that one should pay for comments (item 11). This, however is my personal opinion.

  14. Susan Hood December 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I am new to understanding just how powerful social media and bogging can be. I really appreciate your insights!!

  15. paulguzie@gmail.com December 11, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Great post, Ive been struggling with comments on my own blog. The majority is spam sometimes I do get legitimate comments.

    Your list of ways to generating more comments is excellent. I’ll start using them asap.

  16. John Kuhnemund October 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Garin, how in the hell do you find the time to write all these killer posts?

  17. victor September 2, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    great work, i think this post reminds me of what i saw on http://www.edirectsms.com

  18. Delbert@are electronic cigarettes safe June 12, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so
    I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Outstanding blog and superb design.

  19. Maureen@Maureen June 6, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    I just like the valuable information you supply to your articles.

    I’ll bookmark your weblog and test again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff proper right here! Best of luck for the next!

  20. Carol Ramos May 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    This was very informative thank you! great tips

  21. Christos Valanides May 30, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Great tips. I'll try and put some of these into action. Thanks Garin! =]

  22. MarinoMarketing April 15, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    Thanks Garin. Plenty of good ideas in that list.

  23. BioRecruiter March 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Excellent, Garin!  I especially appreciate the Reward for comments.  Now to figure out what that should be!

  24. DCIgemstone March 6, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Great information Garin as always.  I am in the process of setting up a
    blog and was wondering how to get people to comment on my posts. This tips will be a great start! Thanks

  25. DCIgemstone March 6, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Great information Garin as always.  I am in the process of setting up a blog and was wondering how to get people to comment on my posts. This tips will be a great start! Thanks

  26. academy in hyderabad February 20, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    I’m not sure the place you’re getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time studying much more or figuring out more.
    Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this info for my mission..
    Thanks alot…

  27. Web Development Services in India February 7, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    It is important to install any one of the top 5 commenting systems to make your blog popular and encourage commenting on your blog they are
    Livefyre, IntenseDebate, Discus, CommentLuv/KeywordLuv, Facebook cooments etc
    This plugins help to encourage commenting on your blog and you can find the topics to blog for next time as your users will put the query and you will get a topic to answer those query, also give proper feedback to the visitors so that they won’t leave your blog.

  28. Web Development Services in India February 7, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    There are 5 most important plugins that you need to install(one of them) if you have to encourage commenting on your blog and bring more visitors to your blog, they are
    all these plugins help to generate more visitors to the blog for commenting, write some meaningful and killing content on your blog and install one of these plugin and let users come and comment on the blog hear them and try to answer their queries and give feedback for their comment as it will help you to make them stick to your blog.Thanks for the post.

  29. Website Designing Company in Mumbai February 7, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    There are 5 most important plugins that you need to install(one of them) if you have to encourage commenting on your blog and bring more visitors to your blog, they are
    all these plugins help to generate more visitors to the blog for commenting, write some meaningful and killing content on your blog and install one of these plugin and let users come and comment on the blog hear them and try to answer their queries and give feedback for their comment as it will help you to make them stick to your blog.Thanks for the post.

  30. laurieny December 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    As you noted, only a small percentage of people comment on blogs. I haven’t started my blog yet (it’s on my list of New Year’s resolutions!) , but I filed away this list for future reference. It’s definitely one of the most helpful I have read on this topic!

  31. BioRecruiter October 30, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Lots of great ideas!  Thanks, Garin!

  32. IkechukwuOnyeka October 9, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    Garin, you are awesome. I have benefited a lot from your coaching which include Facebook techniques, twitter strategies, YOUTUBE even Google plus and other Traffic generation techniques
    A Big Kudos to you!!!!!!

  33. mas10ph September 25, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I subscribed to your email updates. Your tips are very helpful to someone like me who’s just starting out. Would you have any particular advice to those who use free blog platforms like wordpress.com, blogger.com, etc.? Thanks.

  34. coloring books for sale April 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Read a lot of blogs specially interesting ones like your blog, Good post! I accidentally found your site on the internet, I am going to be coming back here yet again.Love Information Is Beautiful. Keep posting

  35. SandyMetcalf February 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Nice love this post. re-tweeted you and I added the Top Comment plug in thanks for the advice. Will check back as well.

    Take Care Sandy

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  36. AstroGremlin December 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Hey, Garin, these are many of the things I am doing, but haven’t installed the Top Commenter plugin. I feel bad when I delete spammy comments; so good to see it in this light. Yes! I appreciate my real commenters. You made me realize that I am putting their thoughtful input side-by-side with spammers if I don’t cull out the others. Don’t see myself buying comments, unless I pay them to respond, too!

  37. CMichaelCroston November 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I I have come to look forward to your notifications, Garin. They are very diverse and always show a depth of understanding of the subject at hand. Thank you,

  38. Tine Hauge October 31, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks Garin.
    Love your blog, always something interesting to read and share.



  39. Ken DeGilio October 5, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    My Mom taught me to write real thank-you notes so thanking someone is a natural for me. It's all about engagement and thinking of the person who comments. Thanks for sharing these great strategies. @OrlandoKen

    • Garin November 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

      @orlandoken Thanks Ken, glad you enjoyed the strategies! Writing personal and real thank you letters will always mean more than a canned automatic thank you notification. I make sure that I reach out to every person who buys a product from me and let them know that I will help them out. Today is thanksgiving in the US and I hope it brings into focus the importance of gratitude.

  40. Tammy September 16, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    About to try and add some of these plugins to my blog. Thanks, Great information!

  41. Conxa Roda July 27, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    All great tips, thank you (I'll adopt some;)
    I'd like to add another (obvious?) one: "Provide good content" . With good, compelling, perhaps controversial well reasoned, etc. content, you surely stimulate (juicy) comments.
    All the best,
    My recent post On the teacher training course at the Museu Picasso, the Education Department and the teachers learn together

  42. Susan July 22, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Thanks, Garin. I used to blog and have decided to get back "in the game". Your tips are very helpful, not to mention, timely!

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    I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.
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  44. Lester May 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Hey Garin

    Thanks for this very useful blog post. It certainly opens up a few ideas on my head right now!

    My recent post My First Product To Be Launched in the Warrior Forum

  45. Peter Paluska May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm #


    Thank you for taking the time to construct a post of such pertinent and lasting value!

    I, for one, am a big proponent of organic relationship building strategies, such as commenting on other blogs (with Gravatar and back link to my blog), re-tweeting, "liking", and link sharing, engaging with DMs on Twitter, focused e-mails, even the occasional telephone call!

    I also like to include back links for others' sites from my own blog in order to encourage community even more.

    Thanks again!


  46. @iConleth April 30, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    Good Day Garin!

    Thank you very much for the great info. Hearing your voice for the first time allowed me to feel the measure of you. It created more of an authentic connection than text. Well presented.

    Be Well

  47. yalim April 26, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    Hey Garin, thanks a lot for the ideas! good advice!

  48. Nica April 15, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Hi Garin, I remember reading somewhere that if your blog gets lots of comments, Google likes it better? Is this true?

    • Garin November 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

      Yes it is, comments are a factor in Google’s algorithm that influence the PageRank a page has. More comments is better.

  49. Angel April 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    It was nice to have a bit of a reminder of what is good to do after many years of blogging!
    My recent post An Email Funny Worth Sharing…

  50. @CynthiaCavoto April 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Thank you so much! I just added all the plugins to my blog. I cannot wait to try this out.

  51. @ChristineLoff April 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Thanks for this really excellent post on how to get more comments. I'm still a learner with all this stuff so I'm really appreciative of your helpful info. I'm going to try it out on my blogs! 🙂

  52. Holly April 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Wow Garin, lots of helpful hints as always. I especially like points 1 and 10. Easy ways to get extra traffic!

  53. Gary April 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Great work Garin. I enjoy following your work. Keep it coming!

  54. Mary April 6, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Garin I appreciate your thoughtful, useful Blog posts and even more I appreciate yoru generous spirit. Lots of bloggers would be condensing a lot of this into a pdf or ebook and selling it. I am not sayi8ng you should not do that, it is nice to get a lot of condensed information, but it also nice to get quality free information.

    I also notice that there is a real change in blogging. Quality information is now the rule and not the exception.

    Keep up the good work.
    My recent post Is Now a Good Time To Invest in Gold

  55. Max April 6, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Hi Garin,
    Thanks heaps for the great tips, and this excellent post. I am enjoying your emails, and getting a lot of value from them.
    I am still a newbie, but finding my way slowly, thanks in part to your advice.
    As for which tip I think is best.. I think guest blogging on someone else’s high traffic site is a great way to get more traffic, and comments on your own blog.
    Anyway, thanks again!

  56. Christine April 6, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Some really great ideas here. It never occurred to me that I needed a Facebook log in. I'll be implementing that this week. Thanks again, Garin!
    My recent post Linguine with Green Beans and Goat Cheese Sauce

  57. Lester April 6, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Have always follow your blogs, and always impressed by your posts! Thanks!

  58. Tammy April 6, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    This is awesome and very useful information! Thanks for always sharing you ideas they are greatly appreciated!

  59. Cathy April 6, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Great info thanks so much can not wait to start using what I learned.

  60. @womanzworld April 6, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Thanks for pointing out the Thank you plugin. I'm often impressed when I receive one of these in my inbox and I agree it's a great way to get my attention and offer something up too and stay connected. I really enjoy using LiveFyre as my commenting system as it incorporates the conversation on your blog and takes it to Twitter and FB too which means you can get more people involved.

  61. Michael April 6, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Always love reading your stuff. Another incredibly helpful article! Thanks!

  62. michael April 6, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    as usual – great content and useful tips and ideas

  63. Andrew Birkitt April 6, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Great post with loads of really useful information and tips, thanks for this one.

  64. Deborah April 6, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    Great blog, with useful tips. Thanks

  65. darren April 6, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    Awesome info – thanks a miilion !!!
    Appreciate it !

  66. Gary McClurkin April 6, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    Great post Garin. I’m in the process of researching ( and eventually testing ) this very topic and how it can be used for list building as well. Thanks very much for sharing your expertise.

    • Garin Kilpatrick April 6, 2011 at 6:29 am #

      Thanks Gary,

      I appreciate you taking the time to put some thought into your comment. I'm interested in list building also, and have a post coming up in the future about that topic. I am interested in hearing any cool information you might learn.

      Best of luck,


  67. Angela April 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    I like 3,5,7,20…with 20, i'd like to add… a question at the beginning and then repeated at the end is an attention getter… Also, my own feeling is if the blog is too long or too complicated… you're going to lose my attention, i don't have a lot of time… i want the condensed version – i think there might be a lot of people out there like me (just trying to be helpful)… i do like your blogs though.

  68. Marcos April 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Very helpful! Thanks a lot 🙂


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