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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All Blogs With Readers May Not Get Comments

Not every blog, that gets readers - or pageview counts - is going to get comments.

We see the disappointment, periodically, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue.
I have received over 2,000 page views, but only close friends comment. Is there a setting or something that makes sense as to why I'm not receiving comments?
And yes, there are various settings, which may restrict your readers abilities to comment - but that may not be the only possible problem.

I can think of maybe 3 reasons why some blogs have pageview counts - but no comments.
  1. Some readers can't comment.
  2. Referer spammers don't comment.
  3. Some readers won't comment.

Some readers can't comment.
If there are settings that you can check, they will fall under this category. If your blog is not properly setup to allow and to encourage comments, your readers, who might wish to comment, just won't be able to do so.

Referer spammers don't comment.
Some pageview counts do not represent real people. Referer spam represents fraudulent access and misuse of Blogger computers, to get return traffic.

People who publish referer spam are not reading your blog - and won't be commenting on your blog.

Some readers won't comment.
Some blogs, by design or by subject matter, just won't encourage comments. Readers will come and go - but simply will not feel the need to comment.

Comments should not be used as the primary measurement of reader activity or popularity. Actual visitor activity should be measured objectively, using one or more visitor logs or meters.

The bottom line.
Whatever you see, work on your blog, and work on getting more readers. If you have something to say, say it - comments, or no comments.

If you have silent readers, so be it. Next weeks new readers may be more communicative.

Dude, hit me with a comment!