In last day, we had told about some tips for increasing user engagement in your WordPress site or Blog using some cool widgets and providing some cool stuff to attract visitors. And the ultimate winning of a blogger is getting a bunch of visitors to his webby venture as he/she has to do HARD works to make it profitable as well as passionate one. We know the difficulties of developing a Blog, designing a theme for it, posting frequent content in it and many more, and we’ll have to wait a large amount of time for getting good revenue from that.
When blogging is your ultimate passion rather than a way to make Money, you’ll be very much happy when getting some good, genuine comments on your posts and other related stuff instead of having a bunch of revenue from ads or other applications. The fact is simple, that the number of comments in your site is actually showing the User Engagement in your site as well as the quality analysis process of your published content. So every blogger (passionate bloggers) need genuine and good comments on their blog but sadly, getting good comments is not much an easier task as it includes several processes like posting good content, giving it a good level promotion in famous Social Media websites. And because of this reason, most of blogs don’t get as much comments even though a large number of frequent visitors are flowing ahead the Blog. If the reader is familiar with blogs and its quality, probably he will be checking the number of comments in each post for knowing whether the blog is a dead one or a popular one. As mentioned before, getting good comments is not an easy task and we’re not also able to compel someone to comment on our blog. But we could encourage them to comment on our blogs using some simple but great things.
Hope you’re familiar with Disqus, one of the most commenting Platforms for Blogs (including WordPress). You can use the following Disqus widgets for attracting more visitors to your blog as well as encouraging them to comment on your posts again and again. So let’s have a look
Because of knowing the importance of blog comments, Disqus has been offering some valuable widgets for blogs by which you can encourage human (not robots) to comment on your blog. You can find those widgets simply by signing into the Disqus account and heading to Admin and further to Tools Section, and there you could find some cool widgets for you.
Everyone needs and likes publicity around the Web and Disqus team has understood this fact. One of the most useful widget is named ‘Top Commenters’ which will show the name and Photo of the human who’ve made maximum number of comments as well as showing the number of comments that they’ve made.
Simplicity is the sibling of those widgets and so, you could simply embed the widget code to any of the popular blogging platforms you’re using. You can set a specific number of Commenters to display as well as customizing it. So finish all these things and paste the code in site where you want to see this.
As you can show the name and Avatar of top Commenters of your site, you can also list out the recent comments made on your blog which links to the Post link as well as the name of that commenter. So setting up the widget is also very simple as you could customize and embed the code in your blog.
You may have probably heard about this because the feature to show popular posts is available in your current CMS/Blogging Platform itself. Unlike from those systems, this Disqus widget considers the popular posts in the basis of recent articles with more comments instead of showing your evergreen posts list. So here is no need to say that the article is enough to attract readers to posts and hence encourage them to comment.
So friends, hope these widgets to make your blog/website very much interactive and with more user engagement. Do you’ve any other ways to encourage comments on blog, comment sections are waiting for you. So share your experience with us