Three Simple Ways to Improve User Activity on Your Blog

This guest post was written by Zac Johnson, an internet marketer with over 15 years of experience, and blogger at

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What makes some blogs more successful than others? With the millions of bloggers out there, competing against the billions of blogs on the internet… why are some getting your attention and not others? In this post I will highlight three very simple tactics that can get your blog more love and activity from the readers coming to your site.

Only Post Really Great Content

Sure, it’s easy to say “content is king” and all that other fluff… but it’s really tough to continually create great content. Some days you might have writers block so bad that you just need to get up and leave your desk. New ideas for great posts and content will come to you throughout the day, so make sure you have a pen and paper handy, or send yourself an email from your mobile device. So instead of sacrificing your blog with a low quality post, hold off another day until you have something great to publish.

Reply to All Blog Comments

This one is really simple, but I’m still amazed at how many blog owners still don’t take the time to respond to their blog comments. Why are we blogging in the first place? Blogging is supposed to be a two way conversation. When you write a post and someone takes the time to write out their thoughts and opinions… that is golden! Whether you are receiving a comment because a reader wants to leave their input, or get to know you a little better, if you aren’t responding to your blog comments, this is just a slap in the face to your readers!

Ask Questions and Interact

If your blog is lacking in comments, one of the best ways to get the readers interaction started, is to end your blog post with a question. Not only will this potentially get some new readers to start posting on your blog, but it may also lead to ideas for new posts for your blog. Don’t forget… your blog is only as good as the quality and quantity of people reading your site. Listen to what your readers have to say, then create new content off their comments.

There are many different factors that can determine the success of a blog, but in the end it really comes down to your content and readers. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a unique blog design, or building back link campaigns. Take the time to listen to your site readers and post about what they really are coming to your blog for. If you don’t know… write a blog post asking your readers for new ideas and what they would like to see. If your blog is out there for the sole concept of providing a quality niche resource for others, your readers will help build and establish your web site.

This guest post was written by Zac Johnson, an internet marketer with over 15 years of experience, and blogger at Zac also just wrote a complete guide book on how to make money through web site flipping called, “Flip This Web Site: How to Buy, Improve and Sell Web Sites on Flippa”.

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12 Responses to Three Simple Ways to Improve User Activity on Your Blog

  1. Michael July 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    To ask questions and interac is super important to my opinion, in my blog it’s the thing I’m trying to promote.

    • Andrew July 29, 2011 at 9:07 am #


      And is it working?


  2. SEO Company Los Angeles July 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Zac – I just read a blog about this very subject, and it had the same advice! I said it then and I’ll say it now – I completely agree. Good content, engaging questions, and comment interaction are ALL imperative to improving and maintaining user activity on any blog.


    • Andrew July 29, 2011 at 9:09 am #


      I agree as well!


  3. Kent Mauresmo July 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Another good thing is to do is always comment on other peoples blogs. If they continue to see you interacting with them, then they will eventually start to return the favor.

    Also like Zac said..its good to ask a question at the end or ask for reader suggestions. Its surprising how hard it can be to get people to comment though. Hah

    • Andrew July 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm #


      I agree on both fronts.


  4. Robin August 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Simply superb and must read by newbie bloggers. Tweeting this now to help someone. 🙂



    • Andrew August 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm #


      Thanks for Tweeting.


  5. Benjamin Hübner August 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Thanks Zak!

    Especialy writing good content can be really hard! One tip : If you think its a great article or post, containing lots of detailes and information, just add a bit more and maybe a “call to action” (Or a interesting question) and it will most likely help!

    Another way to increase your interaction is to do something controversial. Proclaim radically your oppinion and it will lead to many comments (If it´s “radical” enough)

    Thanks For doing the good job,

    • Andrew August 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm #


      A call to action – asking for readers thoughts is one way that works for me.


  6. Satrap August 20, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Zac, great tips there man!

    When I first started my blog, I had only a few comments a day, so I used to respond to all f them. But, then my blog grow and responding to comment become time consuming, so I got lazy.

    A while back I started reading Sire’s blog (wassupblog) and was amazed at how engaged people were on his blog.

    After a while I noticed not only Sire responded to each and every comment, he also made every effort to visit each commentators blog (if they had one) and leave at least one comment there as well.

    I was like if Sire (running 9 successful blog)can manage to do that, I can defiantly make some time to respond to as many comment as I can.

    So, Now, I am going back to even old posts and every day I spend a few minutes to respond to all of the comments, old and new.

    So far, its working great and it seems like visitors are becoming more engaged.

    • Andrew August 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm #


      That is a great approach. Something I used to do as well…I do say USED to. I need to get back into it.

      I hope it goes well for you.


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