Increase Comments with the Show Top Commentators WordPress Plugin

The WordPress community is filled with a bunch of great plugins that have been made available to WordPress users, but a majority of them are designed for specific functions or specific types of websites. If one of your objectives is to attract more comments to your blog, a popular way to encourage comments is the Show Top Commentators plugin.

This plugin is actually pretty easy to set up. You’ll want to go through the normal process of uploading it to your plugins folder, then activating it from your Plugin dashboard. Once done, the only thing left to do is paste the following code where you want to display your top commentators:

<?php if(function_exists('ns_show_top_commentators')) { ns_show_top_commentators(); } ?>

Once installed, this plugin will reward your regular commentators with a prominent link in the sidebar. In addition to possibly generating traffic, search engines will usually pick these links up as an inbound link, giving an added bonus to your readers who take the time to leave a comment. You could even turn getting on to the list into a competition and watch your comment counts soar!

As an added bonus, if you are focusing on improving your search engine ranking with certain keywords, using this plugin on other blogs can be easily used for this purpose as well. Travel around to some of your favorite high ranking sites and work on getting on their top commentators lists. Enter the keyword you want to work on into the name field when writing your comments so that the keyword of your choice will show up in the sidebar. Search engines will then pick that up as anchor text pointing towards your website. Doing enough of this can actually elevate your search engine rankings.

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