Don’t you hate it when you have spent time and written a blog post and no one comments on it? Jakob Nielsen wrote that in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. Nevertheless those 9+1 % need some encouragement to comment on your blog.
In this article I’ll present 6 WordPress plugin that will encourage readers to comment on blog.
Using these WP plugins and widgets can be the difference between 6% commenting readers to 12%.
How To Increase Blog Comments Number
CommentLuv – Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourage more comments. Downloads 102,207
Comment Redirect – Redirect commenters who just made their first comment to a page of your choice. This plugin is a kind way to redirect readers to a thank you page. Downloads 3,961
WordPress Thread Comment – This Plugin is an enhancement for WordPress’s comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.Downloads 72,782
Comment Relish - Visitors love interaction, especially a personable approach at gaining their attention and spiking their interests. Comment relish is a WordPress plugin developed to send an e-mail message to users who comment on your website who have never commented before.
WP Twitip ID – Adds another field to the comment form to allow the user to include their twitter id. Downloads 2,630.
Subscribe To Comments – Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address! Downloads 168,445.
From the 6 plugins I currently only use CommentLuv, Comment Redirect, WordPress Thread Comment and Subscribe To Comments.
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