Encourage Readers To Leave Blog Comments

I found this great comment tool from expert Suzanne Falter-Barnes. It’s a fun web 2.0 tool used to encourage readers to vote on your posts instead of or in addition to leaving written comments.

I’m going to test it out for a while and see how it works.

If you want to test it as well, the site has really easy to use installation instructions for most blogging platforms.

If you use wordpress, like me, all you have to do is upload the plugin to your blog’s plugin folder and then activiate it under the plugins section in your blog’s back office. Then like magic — it’s under every post:)

Sign up for free at: http://www.postreach.com

Comments

  1. says

    (It worked!)

    Hi, Lisa,

    I just wanted to ask if ratings were better for traffic building, than comments? I haven’t gotten a clear understanding yet of what the ratings mean or what value they provide, but I keep seeing this suggested as a tool. Thanks!

  2. says

    I personally see the ratings tool as a last ditch effort to get your traffic to stay longer and participate more. Not everyone will go through the work of leaving a comment (like I will everywhere:), but many will leave feedback if they only have to click a button.

    So is it traffic generating? No. But does it encourage your readers to read your posts and let you know what content they REALLY like, so you can add more of it? Yes.

    Glad u left a comment though:)
    -Lisa

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