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How to Encourage Comments?

  1. belief713 profile image80
    belief713posted 10 years ago

    Any ideas on getting visitors to leave comments on your site? Does placement of the comments capsule have anything to do with it?

  2. elisabeth reid profile image64
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    I could be wrong (it has been known to happen...once or twice) but I think that the best way to encourage comments to your hubs is to comment on other people's.

  3. Inspirepub profile image78
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    If you are a fan of someone, you get an email notifying you each time they post a new Hub.

    I get quite a lot of visits to my Hubs from "fanmail", and my fans are often the ones who comment.

    I would suggest watching your number of fans, and working on ways to encourage people to become your fans.

    That involves things like participating in discussions, commenting on other peoples' Hubs, and, of course, becoming  fan of other people yourself.

    When you find someone who is writing on topics of interest to you, there's a good chance your Hubs will be of interest to them, too, and you often attract their attention when you become their fan.


  4. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    Write Hubs on topics that other people want to talk about.

  5. ysdata profile image60
    ysdataposted 10 years ago

    The the comment capsule -- Ask a question.

  6. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 10 years ago

    I think apply all above three methods.They will be helpful and is the only way.

  7. Lissie profile image81
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    commenting on hubs that have a similar topic to yours - becoming a fan of authors who write on similar topics works too

  8. belief713 profile image80
    belief713posted 10 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate all hubber comments, and I should have been more specific, but I was thinking of comments from non-hubpages members...I've noticed some members get a nice amount of comments from both fellow hubbers and external visitors. I'm guessing traffic has something to do with it (and as mentioned above, the topic).

    1. Lissie profile image81
      Lissieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I find it extremely rare for a non-member comments, or that they comment and I don't deny it as spam! The ocasional one who does is probably a hubber not logged in!

  9. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    Some of my topics get more non-member comments than member ones.  If you want non-member comment, be sure you've set the comment capsule to allow non-member comments.  Having more traffic does bring more eyeballs, but really my most commented upon Hubs are very info-sharing in nature and that tends to invite comments and questions.... which goes back to my first post in this thread, "write Hubs on topics that people want to talk about."

  10. rajasekharan profile image49
    rajasekharanposted 10 years ago

    The ending section of this hub will be of help:

    It says how to get more comments on your hub. So far I am doing pretty good on the same hub.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-are-the-be … your-hubs_

  11. spuds profile image59
    spudsposted 10 years ago

    I always place my comment box at the bottom of the page. I try to encourage comments by asking a question.

    1. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Spuds got a comment in one of his hubs by a founding member of The Wiggles! smile

  12. belief713 profile image80
    belief713posted 10 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback.

  13. blerim profile image56
    blerimposted 10 years ago

    Make sure you have a different folder for all the comments or join in activities that come to you inbox because it could full. Just a quick tip.

  14. Research Analyst profile image82
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    I wrote a hub on work at home books by paul and sarah edwards, several months ago and noticed that paul and sarah edwards left me a comment on my hub thanking me for writing about them. That was pretty cool.

  15. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    Another way of getting comments is to write something really silly and controversial.  For example, that Barrak Obama is the Anti-Christ.

    I'm still annoyed that someone crazy like this gets more comments to their hub  than my 'sensible' Hubs manage. So look out for my 'Hilary Clinton is really Wonder Woman' Hub and prepare to be generous with your comments!