How Replying To Comments Increase Blog Traffic Conversion Rate

Tips to increase the conversion rate of blog traffic into loyal blog audience

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Many hands with comment callouts and comment reply icon to show blog traffic conversion by replying to comments

This is a guest post by Mi Muba, who has an experience of many years of successful blogging, and based on that he emphasizes in this post the importance of replying to your own blog’s comments to make the most of your blog traffic.~ Admin

So, you want to know how to convert your blog visitors into loyal blog audience and also to wonderfully reply to the blog comments at your blog.

Don’t you think the two aspects are closely related?

We will deal with both the aspects in this post with an aim to optimize the conversion rate of your blog traffic. You’ll know and will be able to answer the question of how to increase blog traffic conversions.

Talking about the comments on your blog, which might be rising presently, you could be worried that if you do not reply them with full care, their numbers will decline.

Don’t worry as there is a solution to all your worries and problems.

As a blogger, you should reply to a comment with a clear purpose in your mind.

There should not be a fixed purpose for replying to all the comments like a customer care service or just for building a community.

If you want to convert your blog traffic and make it useful, you need to act differently.

It is actually the nature of the comments that helps you set the purpose of replying to them.

If a commenter shares his problem, your purpose should be to solve his problem by offering a free or premium product, depending upon the business goals of your blog.

You may already be aware that the final goal of a blog is to either earn money or to support an already established business.

There may be a few other purposes like becoming famous, sharing your views with a community, or just help others who need your guidance in a particular field.

Majority of blogs have the objective of either earning money with it directly or make their business earn money with the support of their blog.

It means that a blog needs traffic – not unique traffic but preferably a loyal traffic that regularly visits the blog.

Therefore, it is a must to have such traffic at your blog that not only listens to you but also follows your advice.

That is only possible if you have a proper strategy to increase the blog traffic conversion rate and also if you have the skill to use the tool of replying blog comments effectively. Do you get my point?

For example, if a commenter asks you to share something more, obviously you should promise to offer something more valuable in the future.

Key Objectives Of Replying To Blog Comments

So, the ultimate purpose of replying to each comment on your blog should be to increase conversion rate of blog traffic, in a way to make the visitors:

  • Subscribe to your email updates
  • Follow you on social media
  • Buy your product or service
  • Or influence other readers

The key objective of a blog is to convert the visitors into subscribers and eventually into buyers.

Your every effort should aim at first-time visitors, to convert them. It should aim to convert them into loyal visitors.

Your every blogging effort must aim at achieving maximum results. Therefore, your objective while replying to blog comments should be to:

  • Convert unique visitors into your loyal visitors
  • Turn your loyal visitors into your subscribers
  • Make your subscribers buy your premium value as your customers

Also, the ultimate aim of replying to each comment should be to support your business strategy and help you achieve your blogging goals.

Conversion of unique visitors into loyal ones needs regular customer care, or you can say visitor’s care.

You must fully serve the maximum needs of your blog visitors by not only providing them value with your content, but the post-content care equally can serve this purpose so well.

The post-content care includes replying comments on your blog in a way to tie each commenter in an unbreakable bond with you.

For this purpose, it is a must to provide more care and value while replying to the comments.

In this post, I will share the five tips to increase conversion rate of your blog traffic by replying to blog comments and achieving your business goals more smoothly.

It is already an established fact that leaving blog comments at your blog un-replied are against the ethics. It is also against the norms of customer care.

By not replying them, you may lose an easy opportunity to convert your commenters into your regular supporters. Otherwise, you can also convert them as subscribers of your blog or your products.

Various reasons for commenting on blogs

Why People Comment At Your Blog

People do not comment on your blog just to give their feedback. They also:

  • Ask questions
  • Shows their doubt at a point in your post
  • Refer a case study to endorse your viewpoint
  • Share their problems related to the topic of the post
  • Request you to share a post on another related topic as well

It means you do not simply thank your commenters with your reply. You equally:

  • Offer them a specific solution related to their particular problem
  • Promise them to come up with another post on a related topic in future
  • Give your opinion on additions they put in your post
  • Clarify a confusion they share with you

So, there is no escape from replying to blog comments regularly.

Maybe you are fully aware of ways to get more comments on your blog. However, now you also need to know how to reply to blog comments in the minimum time for more conversion.

Therefore, the main challenge you have is to reply to the comments in minimum time.

You might have fully developed skills on how to write quality comments, but replying to a comment needs more attention than commenting on a blog.

There are no two opinions on what should be an ideal length of blog comments, as everybody knows quality matters a lot and not the quantity.

In the same way, replying to blog comments requires more quality because you need to stay focused at the viewpoint of the commenter and also at the subject matter of your post, to refer it as and when you need.

Two microphones with two callouts and quote on replying to blog comments

5 Tips To Increase Conversion Rate Of Blog Traffic By Comment Replying

So, for your ease I am giving here five tips to increase blog traffic conversion rate by replying to blog comments, which I am sure nobody has shared with you so far.

By following these tips you can easily convert them into your regular subscribers.

1. Check the commenter first

It is right to see “what is being said” and not “who is saying” it. But while replying to a blog comment, you first need to see who is saying or writing the comment.

So, just click on the URL that the commenter submitted with his comment to see the niche of his blog.

Also, check the quality of his content and level of his knowledge and then reply with caution.

If the blog commenter did not submit a URL, it means he is not a blogger and a regular blog reader. Then you can shift your focus to “what is being said”.

Don’t worry it won’t take much time because most commenters give their feedback regularly.

So, on your latest post there will be a few unique commenters and most of them will be returning commenters who you already know.

2. Reply the question at the end

Many commenters ask a question in their comments also.

So, on your latest post, there will be a few unique commenters – and most of them will be returning commenters who you already know.

3. Make a promise which you can fulfill

If someone asks you for something more, never promise without seeing if you can do that or not. If it is not possible for you, then just refuse them very politely.

But never make a false promise. It will hurt the trust they have on you.

4. Always help them and avoid selling

Whether you are a money blogger or a hobby blogger, your first motive should be to help your readers.

So with that aim in mind, do try to help your readers with your comments, either with a free solution or a premium one.

Never try to be smart to sell them a product. Yes, if the best solution lies in your premium product, recommend it to them very honestly.

5. Try to bring them back

To get high level of readers’ engagement, put a subsidiary question while replying to a comment.

This helps to get a commenter’s viewpoint more clearly on a topic and offer the best solution.

If the commenter seriously asked a question, he will come back to reply to your subsidiary question to get the answer to his main question.

In this way, you can involve him in your blog more deeply by making him visit again. Also, it will show his level of interest to get your solution.

Quote by Evan Williams emphasizing the importance of enhancing blog readership

Basic Strategy To Increase Blog Traffic Conversion Rates

Your basic strategy to increase the conversion of blog traffic by replying to blog comments on your blog should also cover the following points:

1. Content quality first

The headline of your content makes the searchers click on your shared post. But it’s the quality of your content that holds the readers till its end.

The effect of your content makes your readers search more content. Finally, the value of your content makes your visitors loyal to you.

However, that is not a mechanical process to provide value to them simply by creating quality content.

It is an all-inclusive process where you talk to your readers through your content, at social media, at blogging forums, while commenting on their blogs, and finally by replying to their comments at your blog.

So, your first task is to write content that influences the readers to participate in them.

You should know the right ways to get more comments on your blog and make every post very participatory.

Once you get huge number of comments, the second task is to reply to the comments.

2. Optimize conversion

It is a must to let maximum visitors become your unique visitors.

Your blog’s value should influence each visitor in such a way that they never forget your blog. For this, replying through your comments can play a big role.

3. Blog traffic

Higher the traffic means higher the conversion if you have a proper strategy to provide excellent customer care.

So, initially your content should be fully optimized, both in terms of search engines and people, to eventually get more traffic.

Once you achieve a regular stream of visitors, you can easily focus on their maximum conversion.

4. Blog commenting

Commenting on other blogs is one of the vital tools to increase blog traffic at your blog to gain a higher level of engagement contrary to search engine traffic.

So, by commenting on other blogs, you can optimize the conversion rate and develop a regular customer base of your blog to earn money or support your already established business.

5. Blog community

Once you create a strong bond with each of your loyal visitors, it becomes your blog community.

It means a group of customers that do not rely simply on  business relationship, but also get a little personal in the relationship. Most of the community members create a relationship with each other as well.

This offers a strong base for your blogging business, where you do not have to sell like an ordinary seller, and just a mention is sufficient to generate a sizable amount of sale.

So, these were the tips on how to increase conversion rate of blog traffic by replying to blog comments and also a few bonus points to develop a basic strategy to bring more and more comments on your blog.

Over To You –

Do you have a proper strategy while replying to each comment on your blog? What do you think about the aspect of using comment replies as a tool to increase the conversion rate of blog traffic. Please share your views with the awesome readers of this wonderful blog.

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  1. Harleena Singh

    June 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Mi Muba,

    Welcome to Aha!NOW as a guest blogger. 🙂

    It’s nice to have you on board and you’ve come with a topic that is very important for all bloggers. It’s not exactly blog commenting on other blogs, which is very dear to me, but replying to comments on your own blog.

    First, I confess that lately I’ve not been able to reply to all the comments on my blog the way I usually do. It happens sometimes, especially now with the very active ABC, and all the other blog activities, features, and social media followers grow, it becomes difficult to keep up with everything. This becomes more difficult if you have a twice weekly publish schedule. But I’d be getting down to replying most of them very soon, and would be making some changes in my posting schedule so I can get more time to reply to all the beautiful comments of my wonderful blog audience.

    Overall, I agree with many things as mentioned in your posts and differ in my views on some. I do agree that it is important to make efforts to convert your blog traffic into loyal audience. And, one should do as much as possible to try and help the commenters. Though I’d not have selfish motives in doing that, but being smart is not bad. 🙂

    Your tips for replying to comments are good and so are the strategies to increase conversion of blog traffic. I agree that every blogger should have a strategy while replying to each comment on the blog- not that I’ve ever had any myself! I like to develop relationships with the commenters and wish that they join my community (The ABC) and benefit more! I think replying to your own blog comments is a great hidden tool to grow your blog audience and create more interaction and engagement on your blog too.

    Thanks you Mi Muba for such a detailed post which I’m sure my blog audience will appreciate. As with the tradition at Aha!NOW, I leave you in-charge of the post to answer the many questions that you’ll get in the comments. I too will join you whenever I’m addressed or to welcome the new commenters. So, have a great time as the Aha!NOW spot light is on YOU! 🙂

    • Mi Muba

      June 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Hi Harleena and Vinay

      Thanks a lot and it’s a great honor to be here. It’s one of the amazing experiences of my professional life.

      Never thought to be here as guest blogger without making much efforts nor standing in queue for my turn and this is all because of your kind nature to consider the things on merit and with due professional regard. Much indebted of this.

      Harleena; I remember first I saw your comments years ago at Jon Morrow’s blog where he addressed you as commenting queen while replying your comments and then I came to know you are literally a commenting queen apart from being an amazing blogger, wonderful writer and very nice human being.

      Today while waiting to see my post here I just browsed a few technical things of your blog and much amazed to see its speed, quality of hosting and very particular type of its theme. It shows you guys are managing it very professionally and damn seriously and it does reflect how monumental are your long term blogging goals. You are really awesome.

      As you know I been a little busy in Nepal earthquake relief fund raising but meanwhile the things which I missed a lot apart from my family and friend is none other than a few awesome communities including ABC and getting so excited to be reconnected with it very soon.

      Now a little about your comments on this post.

      Now you have reached to a position where from either you reply each comment or not but your authority as commenting expert (again apart from being a great blogger and writer) has been established and widely acclaimed. But for struggling blogger it is must to reply each comment and don’t care about giving the reply of same length as that of comment. They must reply the main points and add a little new into it.

      I fully agree with you that replying comments should never be simply a formality it must have a proper vision and long-term goals. In short a blogger should reply like a business person to deliver maximum to her customer.

      Sure I would love to reply the comments of awesome readers of your blog as you know many of them are good friends of mine also.

      Once again thanks a lot and stay blessed.

      • Vinay Kachhara

        June 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

        Hi Mi Muba,

        You are here because you had filled up the form on the “Write for Aha!NOW” page. We made guest posting for all in the month of April and we are giving away the guest post opportunities to all those who applied for it. However, you deserved it because you’ve been a long standing ABC member too and a regular visitor and commenter on Aha!NOW.

        I’m glad you are happy with the technical stuff and speed of the blog. A lot more enhancement and changes are in the offing and you will soon see them on the blog.

        We look forward to you interact and engage with you at The ABC. Thanks for guest posting on Aha!NOW and for your comment.

  2. Swadhin Agrawal

    June 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Mi sir,
    Glad to see you here. And you wrote a post n the topic you are pro at. When t comes to comments no one can match Harleena maam, Adrienne maam and you in the process.

    You are right about it sir, checking the person’s (making the comment) background is a must because many times we have some spammy commenters who pass our spam filters or write just what others have commented to leave links.

    content quality is a must. without it no amount of effort could get a person comment on your blog. So yes content quality and conversion optimization is a must.

    I don’t know if it is you or @Harleena maam but the internal link to “writing quality content” article was too good.I had read it before but reading it again only refreshed my knowledge. 🙂

    Thank you for this wonderful post 🙂

    • Mi Muba

      June 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Hi Swadhin

      It’s a great honor to me as you put me after wonderful commenters like Harleena and Adrienne though I am learning a lot from them.

      For a while I could not have commented on your blog but never assume that I didn’t visit it as well. I did and much impressed to see huge improvement in quality and more purposefulness of your posts that shows you are taking blogging now more seriously.

      I also read about you at Enstine’s blog and much impressed to learn many more things about you as maybe you know or not I was also once a school teacher and still love to be visiting lecturer in local universities whenever I have time.

      You are spot on that while replying a comment of a struggling blogger if we appreciate his prior work he takes it so positively and is encouraged to interact more at our blog.

      Yes, they have interlinked that article of mine and it shows how extensively they cast a look at popular posts of their guest before publishing his post.

      Thanks a lot for your wonderful views about my post.

  3. Rohan Chaubey

    June 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Mi sir,

    Nice to see you at Aha!NOW with a guest post. I think you have touched a very important and underused strategy. I love blog commenting but lately I had to stop it because I got busy helping someone with their blogs. And reading this post inspires me to start doing it again.

    You have a really very smart and sound advice to offer – Solving reader’s problem by suggesting him a product or service.

    I like the point where you talked about bring the commentators back by asking some questions.

    Blog commenting and blog community plays a great role in bringing traffic and more comments at my blog and I see the same works for many others too.

    Thank you for sharing your insights. Great read. 🙂

    Hi Harleena ma’am,

    I got to know about this new post by an e-mail . I guess now you send out new posts as soon as they are published.

    Thank you for having Mi sir this time as the guest author.

    ~ Rohan Chaubey.

    • Mi Muba

      June 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Rohan

      I once read somewhere if you really want to get involved into a positive activity adopt it to a level where it becomes an addiction for you.

      Believe me or not; I know several bloggers who don’t earn a single penny from blogging despite being associated with it for years but they can’t imagine to quit it because it has become their addiction.

      For the last two months I got a little slow while commenting and replying the comments. You can’t imagine its impact on me. I feel myself alone in this world whenever I puts a brake on my blogging work.

      You are right blog commenting pays back in several ways and one of the biggest ways is more traffic apart from being connected with several influencers and top bloggers.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful views on my post.

      • Rohan Chaubey

        June 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I agree. I too have got many friends who blog only because they love and can’t afford to quit.

        I understand. Stopping to comment and interact all of a sudden can make you feel that way.

        Even the smallest positive act can make wonders happen. 🙂

        ~ Rohan Chaubey.

        • Mi Muba

          June 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm

          Hi Rohan

          In this tender age you have that much vast vision about your field! It confirms you are going to rock in it; so stay stick to it and never look back.

          Thanks for replying back

  4. Chery Schmidt

    June 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Good Morning Harleena, What a nice surprise to see Hi Mi Muba here as a guest on your blog, He did a wonderful job with this article.

    Of course we all want to increase our traffic to our blogs and Right? And just as he has stated by visiting and commenting on other blogs does indeed bring visitors your way. I think people see your comments and get curious about who you are, especially when you leave good comments LOL

    I also agree that it is so important to reply to comments on your own blog, I for one love the engagement, who doesn’t. This is what this business is all about Correct?

    I just loved this article it was a great way to get my day started, well off to my blog to see if I have any new comments to reply to.

    Have a Great Day right into the weekend and Thanks for sharing you two.
    Chery :))

    • Mi Muba

      June 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Hi Chery

      Woo Hoo; it’s great to see you here. I know it’s been long since I visited your blog and I miss it a lot but will soon be there to continue enjoying your blog posts.

      I fully agree with you that without regularly replying comments on our blog it is not possible to maintain the higher level of engagement with our readers.

      I am so glad you liked this post and so encouraged to hear your great words about this post.

      Thanks for sharing your awesome views

    • Harleena Singh

      July 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Hi Chery, and good morning from this end as well 🙂

      So glad you liked Mi Muba’s post, and he’s surely shared his experiences and knowledge with everyone, which would surely help them.

      True – replying to our own blog comments is essential as it’s the only way to let your readers know about your feelings about the comment on your blog. Thereafter, visiting their blogs is a great way to build relationships further, isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by, and I’d see you on your blog once I’m back to the blogosphere now. Till then, take care and be well 🙂

  5. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    June 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Mi and Harleena, Believe it or not, when I started blogging I didn’t know to respond to comments. I followed the model of tech blogs and thought I shouldn’t respond to comments. But then I happened upon other blogs like this one and Adrienne Smith’s where the bloggers responded to comments.

    That was an Aha! moment (literally). I preferred the tone of the blogs where comments were responded to versus the tech blogs that seemed impersonal. So I began responding to comments at The Wonder of Tech and have never regretted it.

    Like Harleena, I may not get to every single one, but I do try to respond to as many as possible. My goal, as you stated above, is to help people who want to learn about tech in plain English. I get my best article ideas from readers’ questions so I also appreciate comments for the inspiration they provide me.

    I do arrive at blogs where the author doesn’t respond to comments and I realize that there are a lot of missed opportunities.

    Congratulations, Mi, for your wonderful guest post here and to you too, Harleena, for having Mi as a guest author!

    • Mi Muba

      June 5, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Hi Carolyn

      You are right earlier at tech blogs comments used to be un-responded most of the time but after a lot of changes in blogging norms and for the sake of enhancing readers engagement it becomes must to do customer care with replying comments as well.

      Exactly, it is time consuming to reply each comment but those comments that need a response should be replied to continue the discussion. Bloggers like Harleena and Adrienne have undying passion for taking very care of their blog visitors and we must follow their footprints to offer maximum care to our blog visitors.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views and yes it’s a great experience to be here as guest author.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Hi Carolyn,

      I believe you my friend because I was in the same boat, coming from a writing background! 🙂

      Yes indeed, I learnt the right way from Adrienne’s too and then visiting a few others, though eventually we all develop our own style, where some like to be a little formal, others like to be informal and chitty-chatty like us!

      It becomes tough to reply to the comments if you get a huge number, Carolyn, though I try my best. But with kids and a family to see to, we just need to take things up on priority. Look how late I’m in replying to yours, but glad to do so now.

      Your posts are so wonderful, and one doesn’t realize that it’s a tech blog because you explain it all so simply for us. I’ve learnt so much from your posts, and appreciate all the efforts you put into making them so awesome.

      Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate it. 🙂

  6. Amandah

    June 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Nice post!

    There’s been much discussion about bloggers and website owners deleting the comments section from their blogs, i.e., Copyblogger removed the comments from the blog and created a LinkedIn group to discuss blog topics. Have you done this or considered doing this?

    I agree that you may not get to every comment (the same goes for social media posts), but you can try to answer as many as possible. You may also consider posting a ‘Thank You’ in your comment stream to acknowledge those who left comments. This shows that you’re aware that people are taking the time to read your blog.

    • Mi Muba

      June 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Hi Amandah

      You very well quoted the example of Copyblogger and a few other have also closed the direct commenting option at their blogs but they have done so after doing wonders with regard to readers engagement with the awesomeness of their contents. Once a blogger reaches to that level he is right to consider that option.

      Exactly a thank you note just after submitting a comment puts a pleasant impression on commenter and it’s a good technique to tie the reader with your blog.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughtful views on my post.

  7. Naveen Kumar

    June 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Harleena Mam, and Mi Sir,
    Great to see you Mi Sir at Aha-how with this Guest post.
    Now coming to the post, you have uncover a super hidden fact behind the replying to your commentator. Every commentator has a specific purpose behind the leaving a comment. Either he leave comment in the sake of a backlink or have any question or want to suggest something as you mention in the post. And when he will be satisfied with your answer, he will surely come back to you.
    The most important thing is your comment quality as you explained in this post. We need to maintain the quality in our response. We need to keep in mind that we solve his question or not.
    Although a very fantastic post. Love this one.

    Have a great day 🙂
    Naveen

    • Mi Muba

      June 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Naveen

      Very valid point of this post you noted; I appreciate your wisdom.

      In our everyday life we hardly talk to anyone aimlessly even if we talk for nothing our purpose is to pass the time.

      Keeping this fact in mind how can we simply reply the comments without any purpose. It must have one and desirably more than one purposes and obviously conversion is the best objective to achieve through it.

      Exactly, if we simply agree with the commenter or dissent with him so it will not be a quality reply. We need to agree where it is must to agree and disagree where it is no escape to disagree and along this we need to put more value in our reply to benefit the commenter.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful views on my post.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Naveen,

      You’re absolutely right about the purpose every commenter has, and to each his/her own. 🙂

      I think many do it to leave backlinks, while others do for building relationships, like me, and some just to spam! But if they genuinely like your post, as you can make out from their comments, they’d become your return visitors.

      Yes, if we comment from our heart and it’s a meaningful comment, I think the quality shines through.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day as well 🙂

  8. Mohinder Verma

    June 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Mr Muba, thanks for sharing this core concept of blogging. This is a core concept because when you are replying someone from your own blog then your relation with that commenter gets healthy and this way one can turn a visitor to their revisitor. Initially I was not enabling comment system on my blog but recently when I came to Harleena Ma’am, then she guided me to enable comments to engage with my loyal readers and it worked.

    Once again, thanks for sharing this wonderful and helpful post about comment replying.

    • Mi Muba

      June 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Mohinder

      Vow “core concept” very meaningful word especially for those who thoroughly go through any piece of writing.

      Yes; the main objective of interacting with our visitors with multiple ways is to make them our loyal visitors and replying their comments is one of such options.

      Commenting option is an appropriate way to get the feedback of our readers without it we simply keep sharing without knowing how our readers are taking our contents.

      Thanks a lot for appreciating this post and sharing your views on it.

  9. Nanda Rahmanius

    June 4, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Harleena and Mi Muba,

    It’s good to see you here, Mi. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article with us. 🙂

    Woah, you really explain it with great details. For me, I do not have a specific strategy in replying to every comment on my blog. I just do it naturally.

    When I saw a comment on my blog, then I definitely will reply to it. Since I really appreciate their voices. I would be happy if they just visit my blog, but they took time to leave a comment on my blog. It makes me more than happy. 🙂

    Of course it would be great if we could make comment replies to improve the conversion rate of blog traffic. I have not even thought about it until that point.

    This could be a reference for me in my blog commenting systems. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, Mi Muba.
    Have a great week ahead!

    NB: I believe you should get ready to reply to dozens of comments that you will receive from this blog. Well, I think it will be a busy weekend for you. 😆

    ~Nanda

    • Mi Muba

      June 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Hi Nanda

      I just wonder if you are getting that much response at your blog without following a specific strategy of replying comments what if you reply comments with a specific strategy; obviously response level would be more enormous.

      I also have same view that just visiting our blog by someone can be a common practice but staying at our post and then sharing the views does need our reciprocation and we need to reply the comments with full care and love.

      Yes, meanwhile we can also achieve our target of more conversion by engaging our commenters more through offering the best solutions to them.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views on the post and also it is nice talking to you after a little gap.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Nanda,

      Being natural is the best way 🙂

      I’ve also never thought of or planned about how to comment, it’s just come through naturally, as you mentioned. Over time, I’ve just developed the commenting skill further, without really keeping any motive behind it. But reading this post, one can think about so many options that exist if we comment.

      Oh yes…the comments just keep coming, and we’d soon be closing them now to ease our guest blogger from the comment replying task.

      Thanks for stopping by, and I’d meet you on your blog once I’m back to blogging 🙂

  10. lisa thomson

    June 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Hi Mi, this is fabulous advice. I like your tip about checking out what kind of blogger is leaving the comment before replying. I usually only pay attention to the comment itself. I love it when a commenter adds value to the article or blog post by sharing their own tips or solutions to a problem. I like to reward and praise those people who make that contribution. As for conversions, I haven’t really measured that via comments. I believe your advice will improve that conversion rate though and I will try some of these tips.#1 being the most important! Thanks for this great post, Mi and Harleena for sharing Mi with us. 🙂

    • Mi Muba

      June 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Lisa

      Very valid point from the post you noted; without knowing about our commenter we can’t serve him as much as we can as part of customer care; so it is always appropriate to have a look at the URL of a new commenter before replying his comments.

      You are right; if a commenter adds value in a post with his views we despite glancing the comments so fast do notice such commenter and then reply with equal level of care.

      I am so glad you liked this post and am so thankful for sharing your wonderful views here.

  11. Babanature

    June 5, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Hello Mi and welcome to Harleena’s blog as a guest author…

    Replying to comment really do help a lot. Replying a comment gives the commentator the confident and trust to comment on your blog again and again and again…

    The best way to reward your commenter, is to give them that reply… Even if they don’t do it as the pro does it 🙂

    Nice article bro.

    Have a blessed week both of you.

    • Mi Muba

      June 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Babanature

      Great to see you here and talking to you after quite a long time; maybe because of me or you; I don’t know.

      You are very right; when someone sees his views are not only heard but a person has also shared his views in response that gives him immense confidence.

      Thanks for sharing your great views on this post.

  12. Yvonne I. Wilson

    June 5, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hi Mi Muba

    Nice to see you here this time as the guest author. Very detailed and informative post. It is good that you touched on this subject of how replying to comment can increase blog traffic conversion rate.

    Whether we see it so or not, I think of blogging as having a conversation with readers and viewers on topics that they are seeking advice or solutions to or simply just to encourage and motivate them or in some instances to validate something they have already began working on.

    Quite naturally if they took the time to read a post, it is polite for the blogger to respond to the person who commented. While I agree with most of your tips and strategies, I disagree somewhat with ‘checking out the commenter first.’ This I believe is very subjective and even if they do not have a url it does not mean they are not a regular reader. As you said the focus really should be on ‘what is said’ and not about who said it.

    I do my best from day 1 to respond to comments. I even check my spam folder at times for the simple reason in the past some very legit commenters with legit urls have ended up there. 🙂 I have stopped following some blogs for the reason that I have left comment on their blog on a few occasions, they never bothered to respond much less return the favor of stopping by my blog.

    Thanks indeed for this wonderful post. I enjoyed reading it and will share.

    • Mi Muba

      June 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Hi Yvonne

      So glad to meet you here too; as we already have been in good connect for quite a long time on social media and at each others’ blogs.

      I am happy you agree with most of the points in the post and more happy that you disagree with one of my points regarding knowing your commenter before replying. If we agree to disagree it opens new ways of more learning.

      Actually we have the advantage of working in online world where we can know about anyone quite easily by clicking on his profile at social media or any other registration site. That is why I suggested to have a look at the profile of new commenter before replying. In offline world this is quite difficult to do this.

      Thanks a lot for your detailed comments and adding value in this post.

      Have a great rest of the week.

  13. Kimsea Sok

    June 5, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Mi, thanks for sharing..! And I was so glade to see you here, on Aha Now.

    Actually, blog comment is really important as you’ve mentioned. However, reply the comments are much more important because it is the best for interact with your readers.

    There mix together with multi purpose of commenting. Thus, I agree you.., thanks isn’t enough as a comment replying blog comment.

    I love what you’ve mentioned. Listen to your commentators first, and then respond back to what they’re talking about your post.

    Also, click on their url and visit back their and leave comment is the best for interact with those commentators and build strong relationship..

    Thanks for sharing, it is really nice tips about blog commenting..

    • Mi Muba

      June 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Kimsea

      I regularly read your thoughtful comments at my blog and here also you really added value in this post with your insightful views on the topic.

      The best communication is the two-way communication and that can happen if both listener and speaker know each other; that is why I mentioned it is better to know whom you are continuing discussion with.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views on this post.

  14. Priya Sharma

    June 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Hi Mi Muba,

    I think I should start with a confession that I’m not a regular commentator. 😉 Not that I’m busy, just lazy most days. 😀

    Also, in the beginning, I didn’t realize comments are important or that they increase traffic.

    There are so many blogs I have come across who gets lots of comments and the owner of the blog doesn’t seem to answer even one commentator. Like the post I was reading in the morning; quite a few people liked the post and wanted to know ‘where the buy link was’. The comments are at least a month old and still there’s no answer!

    Okay the buy link is there, but I think the blogger could have responded at least to a couple of comments. If one is maintaining a blog and selling things via it, then surely can spare a few minutes answering a few comments if not all. The buy links are no doubt affiliate links or link to blogger’s product and would profit only the owner of the blog.

    Anyways, I think the more time one spend blogging, the more one learns.

    A few people who comment on my blog are all known so I don’t really have to check their profiles these days.

    But making a comment strategy probably would turn me into a regular commentator. 🙂

    Thank you for the informative post! 🙂

    • Mi Muba

      June 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Priya

      I wonderful if you can give such detailed comments being a lazy blogger according to you; what if you would have been active commenter 🙂

      Initially every blogger focuses more on technical aspect of her blog and then create awesome contents. Once she establishes a nice foundation of her blog then comes the number of readers engagement and obviously blog commenting and replying comments is one of the best tools to enhance readers engagement.

      I agree with you that commenting and replying comments is not the only criteria of blogging success. Now success in every field requires mix of efforts and you are right at many blogs we don’t see much comments but they are earning super well. It depends upon niche of a blog as well either it needs comments as one of the success recipe or not.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your super nice views on this post.

  15. Jens-Petter Berget

    June 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Mi and Harleena,

    I have always replied to comments, but I don’t have a strategy for my blog readers. I used to believe that I should be converting them to subscribers to my blog, and that was it. But, I’ve been thinking more about how to make them become customers or what I should be doing to get more from my blog. The problem is that I don’t offer any services in English, and I mostly do coaching/consulting work as a freelancer in Norway. So, my blog has more or less been an experiment to learn more about blogging and teach what I’ve been learning.

    On the other hand, the more loyal readers I get, and the more traffic and more comments I get, the more I’ll be learning and it’ll make it easier to help my clients as well.

    • Mi Muba

      June 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Jens-Petter

      Replying to comments regularly itself puts good impression on our blog visitors; so now you simply have to devise a strategy to aim at converting more and more.

      Scandinavian countries are widely famous because of being quite advance in technology it means you already have to do not much hard work to get new business. But the way you are taking things in your business is itself an ample proof of your professionalism.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views on this post.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Jens,

      We are similar there I guess – never thought or planned out my comments 🙂

      I never thought about conversions either, as it was purely to build relationships with people, which has been rather fruitful.

      You’d do very well if you’d offer them in English too, as you already have the experience and expertise in Norway. No harm trying it out, as it might just work for you.

      That’s true – more the comment, more the traffic, and more your reach and options.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  16. Subham Srivastava

    June 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I particularly don’t have any sort of strategies for replying the comments of the comments I’ve found on my blog post. Indeed, replying to the comments is the most important part of a blogger to do other than writing a quality content.
    Nevertheless, I’m a newbie blogger and definitely I’ve found many comments from my daily visitors asking me question about the particular thing they found unclear in my post and expressing their query. I do reply to their comments and definitely they give me a proper and honest feedback. And this comments have helped me a lot to improve my content.
    Needless to say, the ‘commenting feature’ of the blogs has a very positive side. I find it very interesting and it allows one to interact with the admin of that blog. It also helps one to ask a free question and to express his opinion.
    “I personally use this feature as a medium to express my opinion and to interact to the blogger,apart from asking questions and queries.”

    • Mi Muba

      June 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Subham

      I agree with you as most of the bloggers reply comments just for the sake of replying; but it doesn’t mean they take it as so formal. Actually they simply mean to attend their commenters and offer the best which they can.

      But now after growth in competition in this field it is wise to do everything in blogging with a purpose. So just winning the hearts of the commenters may be a vague term in professional blogging so the best way is to get them to the second stage where you want them to be with you maybe it is loyal visitor or email subscriber and then aim at the next target.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views. Have a great weekend.

  17. Yatin Khulbe

    June 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Mi Muba
    You have raised an important topic for every blogger. Comment replies are one of the most important backbone for any blog’s success. If the commentators are putting in their effort to ask their questions or providing some valuable feedback, it is the duty of the blogger to reply them. In this way, we build a better relationships with the readers.
    There is lot of learn from the readers also. They add their valuable inputs. And, sometimes, we can get our next post ideas from them. For the last one month, I have been slow in my blogging work. But, I am going to supercharge myself to indulge in the magnetic world of blogging.
    I love reading your detailed post on your blog. As a person, I have respect for you coz you were also involved in raising awareness and funds for Nepal Earthquake victims.

    • Mi Muba

      June 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Yatin

      Very relevant term you have used here; commenting is a backbone to build relationship that leads to success in blogging. Very right term it is.

      Yes, every blogger needs to think in that way that if a reader after finishing the post also shares his views on it that shows he gave importance and spend his more time on it so blogger should also reciprocate it.

      But while doing so he should aim to benefit the commenter more by offering another position at his blog like subscriber or email subscriber to make easy for him to get the next update.

      I am glad you discussed that post in such detailed manner and shared your input on it as well.

      Thanks a lot and have a great weekend

  18. Clearissa Coward

    June 5, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Hello Mi and Harleena,

    I devoured every word. As a relatively new blogger, I am searching for good advice and this post fit the bill. I do respond to the readers that comment on my posts, but I have never taken the time to go to their site to read about them. I have also never promised a follow-up blog. All tips I will remember and apply. Thank you.

    • Mi Muba

      June 11, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Clearissa

      I am glad you read the post with keen interest and that shows your passion for this field.

      You are doing right to keep replying the comments at your blog and I didn’t mean you go to every commenter’s blog before replying; it just depends upon the quality and frequency of his comments at your blog.

      Thanks for sharing your feedback.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Clearissa,

      You’re absolutely right – this post fits the bill just right, especially where good advice related to comments is concerned 🙂

      I know you reply to your post comments, which is wonderful. But if you visit their sites, you’d gain knowledge and it would help you build relationships with them further. Reciprocation is what works best in the blogosphere.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day ahead 🙂

  19. Holden Seguso

    June 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Hello Mi,

    I believe this is my second time commenting on Aha!Now and it is rather exciting how engaging the community is. Your advice on reader conversion via responding to comments is extremely elaborate and savvy. I’ve recently just started my own blog that hasn’t received much traffic but I’m sure your instruction will always linger in the back of my mind when the time comes. From what I’ve been learning through networking I think can translate over into responding to blog readers. So far what helps me grow the quickest in learning to develop relationships with others is to sincerely have a genuine interest in the person. With the intent being the care for the other, all things that arise from that are good in nature and form excellent wisdom on the overwhelming tasks you’re trying to learn. I’m babbling, but I truly resonated with the advice you gave about putting the costumers needs first. Forget the selling, and develop a real relationship. That provides so much more wealth then selling a product yet having a shallow connection with the person. Thanks for the post and may return for some reminders once I actually have the opportunity to put them to use. KUDOS!!

    • Mi Muba

      June 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Hi Holden

      Nice to meet you here as I saw you several at social media, but first time talking to you here.

      I am sure if you keep replying comments at your blog gradually you would set purpose of replying each comment because just talking aimlessly does not suite to any professional and he explores a purpose of doing every chore in his business.

      Yes, networking is a great tool to build relationship and amplify your message to the maximum outreach for more traffic at your blog.

      A short-term approach in both offline and online selling never works and one has to adopt a long term policy to make loyal customers for the consistent growth of his business.

      I am so glad to hear your professional views and they have really added value in this post.

      Thanks for sharing your awesome opinion on my post.

  20. Adrienne

    June 5, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Harleena,

    What a great guest you have with us this month. Mi Muba definitely knows his stuff and is always so thorough with his posts, topics and research.

    Great to see you here Mi Muba and what a great topic. One of my favorites as you can imagine and you definitely covered all aspects of commenting. From how to get them talking to how you can help them to how you can start making that connection. We all know who people prefer to purchase products and services from right! People we trust and getting to know them and of course liking them are the key elements to this.

    I’ve been pretty fortunate I guess or maybe just lucky that I haven’t really run across a lot of people who don’t respond to their comments. I still run across some though that approve one liners or I guess they don’t care to start conversations with their audience. They just don’t understand how they’re missing the boat here or how this can truly benefit them down the road. Those are the people who are already on your blog voicing their opinions or asking questions so start that conversation, reach out to them and make them fall in love with you.

    I’m off to share this one as well and thanks again for your wisdom here. Hope you both have a wonderful weekend and take care.

    ~Adrienne

    • Mi Muba

      June 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Adrienne

      Yes, sometimes meeting a good friend at another friend’s home gives more immense pleasure because of the change both get at another place.

      There is no doubt on your authority being a relationship expert and obviously commenting is one of the effective tools to build relationship in online marketing.

      I read in your previous post that more than 70 per cent Americans make their buying decisions after getting advice from blogs. I must say they must be staying more at interactive blogs with higher readers engagement as it reflects the trust of readers. So the power of commenting can never be overlooked in any field of online marketing.

      I fully agree with your views here in your comments and much appreciate your taking time to read my post and give your wonderful feedback on it.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Adrienne,

      Absolutely! Mi Muba’s put in his best to make this post shine right through 🙂

      You are so good and such a natural when it comes to commenting, and as I say so often, I’ve picked up so much from you in this regard. Yes indeed, it’s only once the relationships are built, does the trust develop, and that helps us further in our business.

      I know about those one liner comments! But generally, nowadays we see a few of those, and I am glad people are realizing the value of comments. Oh yes…such are the people though who must be targeted and they will fall in love for sure. More so, if they keep visiting our blogs and notice the others leave long comments, they change to follow us too (I’ve noticed this over time), so the ripple effect is created 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, we do appreciate it 🙂

  21. Deep Kumar

    June 6, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Hi Mi,
    Important topic raised by you.I think comment replies are the most important thing to increase your blog’s traffic and appearance.You have described everything clearly in this post about comments reply.I have gain a lot of things form this post and I will apply these things to my blog.Thanks for sharing.

    • Mi Muba

      June 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Hi Deep

      So glad to learn you go a lot of things from this post and got my points clearly described.

      Thanks a lot for your feedback and have a great weekend.

  22. Sherman Smith

    June 6, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Hey Mi Muba,

    Long time no see!

    This is a topic that isn’t talked about a lot, and I’m glad that you brought it up! Replying to your comments is vital to the survival of your blog. I didn’t get this when I first started blogging until a couple of years later. Now I make an effort do so.

    One thing I like that you pointed out is why your visitors come to your blog in the first place. These reasons are:

    Ask questions
    Shows their doubt at a point in your post
    Refer a case study to endorse your viewpoint
    Share their problems related to the topic of the post
    Request you to share a post on another related topic as well

    This is the doorway to engagement and eventually a great community. So why not respond to these reasons? When you have a great community this improves your opportunity to grow your blog or if you’re promoting products/services you’ll have better results with sales conversions.

    Thanks for the lesson here Mi Muba! Have a fantastic weekend!

    • Mi Muba

      June 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Sherman
      Glad you noted my absence; it is because of my involvement in Nepal quake relief activities which I have successfully wound up and great to be with you guys once again. 🙂
      Very valid and relevant reasons you pointed above why people comment at our blog and we simply need to get what they want by asking comment and try to serve their need by offering the best possible solution.
      Those who comment simply to appreciate our work equally count so important and we can influence them to keep coming back by offering best customer care.
      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views on my post here.
      You too Have a great weekend.

  23. vashishtha kapoor

    June 6, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Hi, harleela ma’m and Mi Muba Sir!
    First of all, a very good morning to both of you.
    I came across this wonderful post on FB.
    This is my first visit on aha-now but I’ve seen harleena ma’m on Ariel sir blog. And I promise this will not be the last visit on aha-now.
    I probably left a request on harleena ma’m FB profile and wanna connect with both of you guys.
    I still have question about “how do I react on appreciation?”
    Thanks.
    Have a nice day both of you.

    • Mi Muba

      June 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Vashishtha

      I am so thankful you liked this post and great to know you found my post here on your first visit.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and giving your feedback

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Welcome to the blog Vashishtha, and of course to the ABC too 🙂

      So glad you liked the post and I am happy to see you frequent the blog as well. I am sure you’d gain a lot by being here, and develop some wonderful friendships by being active in the ABC as well.

      Accept the appreciation gracefully and gratefully 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, and see you on your blog once I’m back to blogging now 🙂

  24. Lea Bullen

    June 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Mi,

    At first I thought you were going to talk about including keywords or how the use of them in the comments could help with the traffic. But you didn’t and that was a pleasant surprise.

    I’m glad you focused on how to handle the comments and objectives to have when developing them as I think that kind of info is helpful.

    This reminds me of a blogger whose posts I’ve commented on a couple of times and their reply is alway very general and vague like, thanks for commenting and thanks for reading.

    You’re right, when you reply with less than thoughful and targeted comments the original commented may reconsider returning. As I did. When people share they want to be engaged to some point and the only way to keep their attention is to participate.

    ~Lea

    • Mi Muba

      June 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Hi Lea

      Nice to see you here as I off and on visit your blog and share my views on your awesome posts apart from warmly welcoming you at my blog where you many times add value in my shared posts with your thoughtful comments. This is the blessing of blogging we stay in touch everywhere and learn from the knowledge and experience of each other.

      Very nice if you thought I was going to talk about putting keywords in comments reply as Google does notice this as well but one should not fully focus on it because eventually it may lead to overstuffing of certain keywords relating to a post.

      Exactly reply just of the sake of replying never serve the purpose of converting the commenter into email subscriber and for this purpose blogger has to be particular while replying each comment.

      Thanks for giving your awesome feedback on my post.

      Have a nice weekend

  25. Dennis Seymour

    June 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Great work Mi! I was just on your blog a few minutes ago!

    I’m probably one of the few in the SEO field that actually look at commenting as a good thing and as a “tool” to build relationships.

    I know first hand how blog commenting has been misused over the the years.

    Great tips on this guest post! It was awesome of Harleena to feature you this week!

    • Mi Muba

      June 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Hi Dennis

      Got your awesome comments at my blog as I also noticed your stopping by here just after receiving your comments at my blog.

      Yes, I did read your views at your blog and while your interacting at social media that you are arch supporter of commenting as big support to relationship building.

      Thanks for your input on my post here.

      Have a nice weekend

  26. Ikechi Awazie

    June 7, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hi Mi Muba

    It has been long but great to see you and you have nailed it with this awesome post which is a trending topic in the blogosphere.

    I agree with your points and as usual your level of experience in blogging always makes me like to call you Professor.

    You gave some cool reasons why commenting is important in blogging. Rather than bloggers look at commenting as a routine, it is a strategic way to provide more value to your readers.

    I agree that if bloggers get it right with commenting, marketing and selling becomes easy as a result of trust.

    Thanks for sharing your insight. Have a Wonderful weekend.

    • Mi Muba

      June 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Hi Ikechi

      I have come back after doing some social work and am glad to be with you guys as I was missing a lot of the company of so many passionate people and obviously you are one of them.

      Hahaha; professor! you know very well who gave me this title but nowadays I am not seeing that guy anywhere. Is everything OK to him.

      This is the basic purpose of writing this post that commenting is not a routine activity like the one we do in offline world by just chatting with others without any purpose.

      You are right commenting with purpose can be a big support to our marketing and selling activities.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful views on my post.

      Have a fantastic weekend

  27. Donna Merrill

    June 9, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hi Mi Muba,

    It is so great to see you here on AHAnow! You have written about my favorite subject: Comments.

    I have always said that comments are the backbone of our blogs. Everything you have explained I totally agree with 100% because when a person comes to my blog, I read that comment carefully and answer it. There have been many times it turns into a conversation because the commenter needs more information. I give it to them. It is great because it elaborates on the content of the blog post itself.

    If someone is new, I immediately say Welcome! I do try to get them more involved in the comment section by asking them a question or go to their blog before answering them and saying something like “I see that your niche is ….”

    Now when going to other blogs, comments are a reflection of our brand. It is You.Inc. so we must put our best foot forward in that comment section. Leave a great one. But you know that..you do leave the best comments!

    Other people see your comment and find it interesting and the next thing you know they are on your blog. It is pretty simple to do as long as you are ethical.

    When going to another blog, especially if they are a new person, connect with them on all the social platforms. Then after leaving a good reply, shout it out on social media.

    So you see by this long winded comment I do love this topic!

    -Donna

    • Mi Muba

      June 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Donna

      I fully agree with you that this is your favorite topic but I will add a little more that you are authority in this topic as well and one can confirm by reading the quality of comments at other blogs and your replies of others comments at your blogs.

      Wonderful term you used here “backbone” and without it our blog can’t be upped to the height of success as this is any age of stiff competition so just reliance on SEO hardly brings huge traffic at one’s blog. For this purpose he has to build relationship with influences and active bloggers and for this purpose commenting is one of the effective tools.

      The way you explained how one should reply the comments at his own blog and how he should drop comments at other blogs is sufficient to tell how indepth knowledge and perception you have about this topic.

      So I can’t agree more with you and highly appreciate your stopping by and sharing your expert opinion on my post. I am regular follower of your blog, and you know this very well.

      Have a great weekend Donna.

  28. Aabharan Shastri

    June 9, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Awesome post! Love how you tied the wisdom of blog comments into blogging. I think this post really shows how there are lessons for bloggers (and in my case entrepreneurs) in so many areas of life. Many of these helpful lessons we already know but are just not applying to our business/blog. My favorite is “3.” Networking is so important and I’ve gotten many clients, business, and friends from just reaching out to introduce myself to someone new. A great blog brings lots of opportunities like that.

    • Mi Muba

      June 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Aabharan

      Very important point you mentioned here: the Networking and without it I think it is so difficult to excel in any field and online marketing is typical example of this.

      I am glad you liked this post and have shared your awesome views on this post.

      Have a nice weekend.

  29. Cararta

    June 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Muba,

    Wow! I’m afraid as “still learning blogger” that I never really thought about commenting replies, other than as a courtesy and appreciation for the visitor and his or her visit!

    Since this article is focused on increasing conversions of visitors by replying to comments, it becomes abundantly clear that your blog must be in order and set up to offer ways of contact and engagement.

    Guess some of it could be called “pre-selling” because it is very clear that establishing a relationship and maintaining that relationship always has to be your first conversion.

    Thank you for your insight.

    Cararta

    • Mi Muba

      June 19, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Cararta

      Those who proudly claim to be a “still learners” are actually real learners and no one can stop them from becoming authority in their field sooner or later.

      Mostly replying to comments is considered as an act of courtesy but being an online marketer our every act should be purposeful and with comments replying we can achieve multiple purpose including rise in rate of conversion.

      You are right serving to the full satisfaction of our blog visitors is called in one way pre-selling because we do all that just to eventually sell our products and services to them to help them solve their problems with quality solutions.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughtful views on my post.

      Have a fabulous weekend

  30. Corina Ramos

    June 10, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Hi Mi Muba and Harleena,

    It’s so nice to meet you.

    Wow, you have put together a wonderful post here. A funny thing though, when I first began blogging, I didn’t know replying to comments was the backbone of building a community until I started reading posts from bloggres like Harleena, Donna, and Adrienne.

    I found your tips to increase conversion rate and basic strategies very helpful. It never occured to me to check the commenter first. I’m going to keep that and the other suggestions you shared here in mind.

    It was good to meet you Mi Muba. Thank you for such an informative post.

    I hope you both are having a great week so far.

    Cori

    • Mi Muba

      June 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Corina

      Me too so glad to meet you.

      The bloggers you mentioned here are commenting stars in blogging and you did right by following their way of blogging.

      It is good to know you thoroughly read this post and picked the points that will benefit you to further your blogging achievements.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views here.

      Have a nice weekend.

    • Harleena Singh

      July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Corina,

      It sure is a wonderful and informative post, isn’t it? 🙂

      I think most of us learnt about the power of blog comments from Adrienne, Donna, and few others and slowly developed our own styles. And now, I think so many of us are so natural in the way we comment.

      Yes indeed, checking the commenter is essential when you approve the comment. It’s good you don’t have any link dropping option, or else you’d be hit with spam half the time!

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice week ahead as well 🙂

  31. Rachel Wolany

    June 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Mi Muba,

    Great post. This is my fifth week blogging, so my fifth post. I know where I want to be in six months. I thought long and hard about how I wanted to represent myself over the internet before I started to write. I wanted the content to be authentic but I also wanted my own experiences documented and used as the examples. At first a felt a bit self conscious about this aspect of writing, however it soon became clear to me that I was giving someone a hard earned lesson and from there I have had no problem.

    I have not been on the internet for many years, so I have just starting commenting like crazy. At first I thought it would be a chore but it has been a rather good experience and ensures I am writing responses with the same ambition I do with content. Authentic. As for traffic, I am not expecting huge traffic just yet and I am okay with that (for now only), that way I become familiar with internet etiquette. I have not even begun to organise my sales pitch yet. But my main point is getting as much info as I can about conversion rates and how SEO work. I am warming my way in. Do I have expectations – like no other, they are high, but so too are the expectations of what I put out there. All in good time I say. But what got me going and thinking was your post. Cheers.

    • Mi Muba

      June 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Rachel

      Just after five weeks in blogging you wrote that so thoughtful and detailed comments; I wonder how awesome would be your comments after a few months. It shows you picked the right field for you.

      This is beauty of online content writing that one simply has to dive into it and after that she enjoys it more and more as much as she learns its basic concepts. To me this is one of the most enjoyable fields on internet.

      It is always good to start working with deep passion and by and by one’s work establishes and she has nothing difficult to face and she simply moves on and on.

      Initially one has to develop her authority and once it is established then huge traffic remains no big issue for her. So just branding is required and then success becomes her major pie.

      I am glad you shared your views in such details and also proved you have already much knowledge about this field.

      Thanks a lot for giving your wonderful feedback on this post.

      I am sure you are enjoying your weekend.

  32. Maxwell Ivey

    June 11, 2015 at 6:25 am

    hi Mi Muba; what an awesome post about a rarely covered subject. I’ve read hundreds of posts about leaving comments but never one about the value of and proper way to reply to them. I am doing well getting people to follow me on social media and return to the blog for future posts. I am doing pretty well with email subscriptions given that I still don’t have a give away for subscribers. but I’m doing very poorly at converting people to buying from me. part of this could be not yet having a large enough following. part of it could be not having many products or services to offer. I’ll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I consider you my friend and would trust your opinion on how specifically I could convert more of my readers into purchasers or at least get them to help increase my subscribers list by spreading the word about my blog and podcasts. thanks so much for the post. You prove that you follow your own advice by giving us an article that could have easily been a top traffic generator for your own site. take care, max

    • Mi Muba

      June 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Maxwell

      You are right; at most of the blogs just art of commenting is covered with wonderful ways to give attention grabbing comments. But mostly replying comments is simply considered a courtesy to respond and nothing more than that.

      You have revealed a great reality that getting hundreds of subscribers and followers is quite common but converting them to buyers of our product is damn difficult. Here the real test of our mastery of conversion begins. So we should avail every tool to convert as much as we can and obviously replying comments is one of the effective tools for this purpose.

      You know very well I am always proud of being your friend and your trust on me means a lot to me. You actually gave me a topic to write a post and soon you would read this post at my blog about how to convert in terms of money.

      You are doing great at your blog and around social media and can be called a case study for achieving success in ideally short time. May you get more and more success.

      Thanks for sharing your very insightful views on this post.

      I am sure you are enjoying your weekend.

  33. Andrew M. Warner

    June 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Mi,

    Good to see you here on Aha-Now. You wrote a great guest post here.

    Commenting to get traffic .. it does work, regardless of what some people may think. They may think it’s time consuming, etc. but it’s not. But you pointed out something better than just commenting, and that’s REPLYING to comments and using them to get more traffic.

    This is something that does work as well. Especially if you check out their blog and respond to, or share, something they wrote. It shows that you’re all about reciprocity and then they’ll be more inclined to come back.

    Good post. Good tips. Great job.

    – Andrew

    • Mi Muba

      June 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Andrew

      Yes, I fully agree with you; getting more traffic by building relationship is not time consuming; it is actually a recurring process. As more and more contacts you have that will bring more visitors to your blog. How simple is that.

      This is the basic thing to do before replying a comment of new commenter and check his online whereabouts to get to know more about him and then reply keeping in view of his background.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome views on my post.

      Have a nice week ahead.

  34. Barbara Charles

    June 14, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hi Mi,

    Great post and it’s great you have written as a guest poster. Commenting to get more traffic to your blog has definitely proven a great technique to get more traffic. I know I did my own experiment a while back and definitely commenting gets more traffic as well as much more interactions. For new bloggers this is critical as it took me a long time to learn this and get people to my posts. So glad you are educating people earlier. Great info for everyone.

    Thanks for writing about it as it can’t be told enough. It is very critical to success blogging.

    Thanks,
    Barbara

    • Mi Muba

      June 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Barbara

      Great to see you here as you know I off and on visit your blog.

      No doubt commenting is one of the effective tools to bring more traffic at comparatively a new blog. Once people visit a blog after that it ups to blogger how he tries to convert them as his regular subscribers.

      So glad to learn you liked this post and also thanks a lot for sharing your great views on this post.

      Have a great week ahead.

  35. Shamsudeen

    June 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Mi Muba,

    Good to see you as a guest blogger on aha-now with a very highly discuss issue in blogging. Most point you touched here are very valid and most be adhere to.

    But I would like to point out that it may become difficult to regularly reply to all comments left on your blog as your blog growth increase and publishing frequency also is on the rise.

    This is why I gave lots of respect to people like Harleena and Adrienne for their uncommon energy and determination to always reply to the high volume of comments left on each post on their blog.

    That’s something very remarkable from them. Thanks Mi Muba, nice to read your post.

    • Mi Muba

      June 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Shamsudeen

      Yes indeed this is one of the highly discussed issues and here any mathematical formula does not apply like two plus two is equal to four.

      There are divergent views on blog commenting but one thing is under global consensus that without talking to others new ways never open.

      You well mentioned two awesome blogger who are widely famous for their blog commenting prowess apart from many other expertise. How lucky we are that we have such amazing people to learn from them.

      Thanks a lot for giving your great feedback on my post.

      Have a great week ahead.

  36. Barbara Charles

    June 19, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Absolutely right in everything you say. So many reasons why commenting is important. Great info all the way through. I think the most important reason is to build a community of bloggers which will help each and every one of us with blog traffic. Great info. Thanks so much.

    Barbara

    • Mi Muba

      June 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Barbara

      Thanks a lot for comming back to add more value in this post with your awesome views.

      You are right blog commenting is one of the great ways to build blog community without which one can’t do blogging in the long run more effectively.

      I highly appreciate your views.

      Have a great week ahead.

  37. MOBASHHIR

    June 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Mi Muba

    Very useful tips to increase conversion rate. And definitely commenting also decrease bounce rate. Which is very important for any website’s popularity.

    Thank You for great share

    • Mi Muba

      July 16, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Mobashhir

      Appreciate your stopping by and sharing your feedback. Thanks a lot and have a fabulous day

  38. David Adeleke

    June 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    It’s true that this works. But my problem is this: I use Blogger (an annoying platform) and it doesn’t notify people when I reply their comments so I have to hope they come back to that page to reach out to them through other means. Do you have any suggestions to help me solve this?
    Or better yet, I could just move to an independent blog host. But how much would that cost?

    • Herbert

      June 25, 2015 at 7:07 am

      @David: If you can move to a self-hosted website, it will be a brilliant idea. In this way, you will have full control with your blog. You can customize it the way you wanted. Regarding the cost, it depends on the host you are purchasing but at the end of the day, its your personal blog and eventually it will paid up. There are a lot of opportunities for bloggers out there.

      @Mi

      Hi Mi,

      First of all, thank you for this awesome post. I strongly believe on this one and I made success with this process. Keep rockin’!!

      Cheers

      Herbert

      • David Adeleke

        June 26, 2015 at 12:57 am

        Do you have any ideas for selfhosted blogs I can try out?

    • Mi Muba

      July 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Hi David

      You are right; this is a problem with Blogger and its best way-out is moving to a self-hosted WP blog where you have variety of options with several awesome plugins. I am sure you will get a huge response after doing that. It will cost hardly $5 to $7 a month if you buy a quality hosting like Hostgator or Bluehost.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your views here.

  39. clement sadjere

    June 26, 2015 at 4:08 am

    For me, the issue of commenting on blogs to increase traffic is a no brainer, because it really help boost traffic if used appropriately. I usually check the Alexa rank and google page rank and the relevance of the blog and the topic been discussed with my own blog before making comments. It is however worthy of note that some blog owners dont really care about commentators. All they are after is their content and thats all. Developing a close relationship with those who spare their time to read your article and make positive comments on your blog requires a bit of feedback.

    • Mi Muba

      July 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Clement

      You check the credentials of a blog before dropping your comments over there, vow that shows your seriousness in this field and confirms you are in this field being an entrepreneur. Nice to meet you.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback on my post here.

      Have a great week ahead.

  40. Mark

    June 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks for laying out such a straight forward blueprint Mi!

    Your strategies are sound and extremely easy and straight forward to
    to booth grasp and implement!

    And they make perfect marketing sense.And it’s very easy to see how
    implementing the strategies you are advocating, will definitely lead to
    to a much better long term relationship with your readers and therefore a more
    prosperous one as well!

    • Mi Muba

      July 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Mark

      Much appreciate your great words about my post.

      Your views reflect your deep insight into the topic that is why it stopped me read several and assess if I have delivered my level best.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback.

      Have a great week ahead.

  41. Blessed

    June 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Wonderful post. I spend several hours every week replying to comments on my blog. I notice that when visitors get answers or reply to their questions they feel valuable and tend to visit again.

    • Mi Muba

      July 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Blessed

      Your observation is right, when we reply the comments people get back to our blog because they know they would be responded well.

      Thanks for your feedback.

  42. ramsai

    July 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    commenting is the best seo practice but replying to the comment gives readers how loyal you are






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