How did I Increase the Comments on my Blog?

Comments, we all want more don’t we? What better indication is there that someone is reading your blog than taking the time to leave you a comment at the end of a post? You could probably find a lot of tips on Google on how to increase your comment count and they will range from some pointless tips (write good content) to the downright silly (turn off your spam filter).

I have been using a method for the past month or two and I have found that it has led to an increase in not only how many comments I have received but how many quality comments I have received, not to mention the fact that people seem to be commenting faster now.

What Was My Big Tip?

So what did I do to entice a flurry of people to descend onto this blog and leave comments? I simply made a change in my settings that turns comments off on a post after it has been published for thirty days.

That is all I did.

And it is so simple to do, you simply navigate to your Settings -> Discussion and then tick the box next to “Automatically close comments on articles older than ## days” – Don’t forget to put in the number of days before the post shuts comments down.

I have also found that people have been subscribing to my RSS feed a little bit more so that they can keep an eye on my posts so they can comment the next time I touch upon the subject that first drew them to my blog.

Why not try it for yourself and see if it works well for you?

Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.


  • I’ve tried all these steps including commenting on otherblogs.. but I never got any comments on my post. Hard Luck for me.

  • Hi Dean,
    Comments are perishable, and usually involves a current topic or news. Comments received after 2-3 months is usually spamming comments I think.

    • This is mostly true but sometimes I have been looking for something on Google and have come across an old blog post and after reading it have felt obliged to leave a comment giving my view. 🙂

  • That’s pretty interesting,but you have to take care about Spam stuff too.More you comments received many the chances to get visits.

    • Well you are not really going to get rid of spam completely anyway, I have certainly decreased it by installing Aksimet and GASP so now I only have to deal with human spammers and as someone else has pointed out most comments left after a couple of months will be spam anyway.

  • I think Patience is very important. Continuous struggle with improving quality is must for getting a lot of interaction of different people on your blog.

    • This is very true, patience is something we need in all areas of making money online. Since I have implemented this I have noticed a rise in comments being left and most of them are quality.

  • hi dean,
    Really a nice article .I really do appropriate your taught but one thing we should consider that comments must b relevant to the content and actual conversation starts in comments that’s why I appreciate each comment in my blog even its single line and learn from them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anything that isn’t relevant is considered spam by me and gets binned. I appreciate every REAL comment and try my best to replace to all of them as soon as I have the time. 🙂

  • Hey Dean

    Great blog. I am thinking of starting my own. I was wondering. where did you get the template from for this blog?? Also, is it powered by wordpress???

  • I might try doing this on my blog, most of the comments after about two months or so, are often spam anyway. Cheers for the tip.

  • That is a great way to deter spam and get people talking faster. I will have to check that option on my blog. Thanks Dean.

  • Nice post. I am working to get more comments on my website. At present I am getting few comments but they suddenly die down after few days. After some time I get all irrelevant comments. I will work on my design and content quality. Hoping to make it more interesting.

  • Great tip Dean i have not tried this strategy normally use to comment on other bloggers blog so its get some traffic and comment on my blog

  • Thanks Dean, it is really a good idea to draw more quality comments to your blog. I won’t say that I didn’t know about this, as I have seen bloggers who close commenting after a certain time period of publishing their post. Thanks for sharing, I will try it on my blog, lets see if it helps.

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