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Does Your Blog Use Subscribe to Comments?

subscribe buttonI felt a need to write this because I tend to make my rounds of hundreds of blogs and comment on blog posts I find interesting. But I often find that I never check back to see if there was a reply because I am not notified of one. For the blogs that have a “subscribe to comment” feature, I always check it. I can then go back and continue the conversation. There is a free plugin for this on the WordPress website, so it should not be an issue.

Are you lacking traffic?

I try and teach my readers how to maximize their revenue, seo, and traffic. My goal here is to make you rich or at least very well off. I would be remiss if I did not stress that you need to create return-traffic from readers who once visited. There are many ways to create those return visits, and some of them are:

  • Subscribe to comments
  • Newsletter subscription
  • Twitter & other social networks
  • RSS Feeds
  • Reciprocal commenting on commentators blogs
  • Replying to comments made by your readers

The idea is to utilize simple tools to bring people back. If you are slacking in any of these, then you are failing as a blogger. Stop right now and work these things into your routine. Do not advance to something else until these items are something you do on reflex. These things should be something you do just like you breathe air and eat food. Without them you will DIE a horrible blogging death!

Are you lacking in any of these?

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  1. Karl Hadwen
    Twitter: karlhadwen

    Hey man, I read your post over at and was very impressed. I’ve decided to bookmark your blog and stay tuned because of all the valuable content that you have to offer. Another great post, keep up the good work bro.

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 5:40 pm | Permalink
  2. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hello Karl. Thank you for the visit and compliment. I post my guest posts in my sidebar as they are published. I have a few more coming including one on

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 5:42 pm | Permalink
  3. Discovered this blog via Smartbloggerz guest post. Impressive design.

    Yes, I use subscribe to comments and it’s a very basic plugin that any blog should have. I also use my own commenters information for further analysis and even potential communication in the future (but I never sell them)

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 9:34 pm | Permalink
  4. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hello Ajith. Thank you and welcome to my blog. I hope you visit often. I wrote this post because I was tired of accidentally running into old articles on other blogs which I noticed had replies to my comment, and I wasn’t notified. I hope that all bloggers adopt this simple plugin.

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 9:40 pm | Permalink
  5. Jean Sarauer
    Twitter: jeansarauer

    Hey Brandon. Does that plugin subscribe you to all comments on the post or just if someone replies to your specific comment?

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  6. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    I believe it let’s you choose in the settings. I will have to check for you and get back to you. Getting ready for yet another guest post to be published in less than an hour on

    Posted on 17-Jun-10 at 10:18 pm | Permalink
  7. Gines
    Twitter: intelliGines

    “The idea is to utilize simple tools to bring people back.”


    You made me realize that I’m not offering this option on my own site. With a little search and research, it’s now available there.

    You also gave me something to write about: Why or why not should we tick that box?

    Thanks Brandon. Have a good one.

    P.S. I’m going to tick the box now before I hit the Submit button 🙂

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 2:51 am | Permalink
  8. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Thank you. I may come visit now… 🙂

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  9. Joe Boyle
    Twitter: websitebegin

    I love subscribe to comments. I use it for almost every blog I comment on. This way, like you said, I get notified whenever a new comment is placed on that blog.

    I can then, later, go back and reply to other people’s comments, allowing me more of a chance to get noticed. The website’s owner also appreciates the help!

    Great post, Brandon!

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  10. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    that’s what a lot of people are missing out on.

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
  11. Very nice post Brandon. The tips you mentioned are crucial for getting traffic. Thanks for sharing

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  12. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hi Dia. Thank you for stopping by.

    Posted on 18-Jun-10 at 7:11 pm | Permalink