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How to Get Comments on Your Hubs from Visitors?
talking head by YOdesigner, http://www.sxc.hu/
Getting visitors to comment is not as difficult as it sounds. Don't expect a lot of comments at the beginning but as you move around HubPages and people get to know you better, you will get more comments on your hubs.
But it never hurts to see how you can tweak your hubs so as to encourage them to leave a comment.
Write in a Conversational Style
I'm sure you have read many a textbook in your time. What does it do to you? For me I find it exceedingly boring and invariably fall asleep Probably explains why my grades were not as good as I would like it to be. :)
Don't write your hub like you would a text book. If your hub was a textbook, they will put it down and go to sleep. But since your hub is on the Internet, they will do that thing to your hub - the worst possible thing they can. Yes, I'm talking about the B word - they will click the "Back" button.
Engage your visitor. Talk to them. Crack a joke. Relate to something they know. Tell them something personal about yourself.
In other words, write your hub like you are talking to a friend and not like you are giving a lecture.
Which brings me to the next point. Talk about something that they are interested in and would like to talk about and share.
Topics like pets, relationships, family, politics and even religion would probably generate at least some comments, and the last 2 topics should see some lively debate.
Topics like personal finance, technology, and science might generate some questions and allow you to show off your expertise. But those topics are usually rather dry and would get a sum total of 0 comments unless....
You have established a fan base. Be social by visiting other hubs and commenting, and leaving fan mail when you become a fan, and replying to comments on your hub and you will build a fan base who will make it a point to comment even on your driest topic.
Case in point is my hub about copyrights which is probably one of the driest topics you can find, To date, there are a total of 8 comments. Even G-Ma, who would probably fall asleep at the first mention of the word copyright, made a nice comment at the hub. Thanks G-Ma.
And by the way, it doesn't hurt to ocassionally mention a fan or their hubs. And it goes a long way towards establishing a loyal fan base.