How to Get More Comments on Social Media

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In episode #142, Thomas and Ian discuss strategies and tips to get more comments on social media posts. Comments are essential for building community and increasing visibility in social media algorithms–ensuring your content actually gets seen!

Here are five key strategies for increasing your comments on posts.


[0:00] Intro: Why do comments matter?

[1:39] Ask your audience for their opinion

[2:29] Ask open-ended questions

[3:42] Make it easy and ask people to reply with a word or emoji

[4:41] Run a giveaway or contest

[5:44] Embrace debate

[6:59] Thanks for listening!

Why Comments Matter

Are you a pastor or church leader looking to elevate your church’s online presence and increase engagement on social media? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unlock the secret to boosting comments and fostering interaction on your church’s social media platforms. By implementing these strategies and tips, you’ll create a more vibrant and engaged online congregation, forging meaningful connections and inspiring spiritual growth.

Create Captions

Crafting Faith-Based Captions and Content The foundation of any social media strategy is compelling content. As a church leader, your content should be focused on inspiring, encouraging, and informing your audience. Share scripture, prayer requests, and thought-provoking quotes, and include captivating images or videos to capture attention. Your captions should be concise, yet impactful, inviting your audience to pause and engage with your posts.

Ask Questions

Posing Thought-Provoking Spiritual Questions Encourage comments by asking open-ended questions that prompt your audience to share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas. These questions can be related to scripture, faith, current events, or personal experiences. By posing questions that invite conversation, you create an environment where your online congregation can engage in meaningful discussions and build connections.

Watch Your Post Timing

Timing Your Posts for Maximum Engagement To increase the chances of your posts being seen and commented on, schedule them for times when your target audience is most active. Analyze your social media insights to determine the best posting times, and consider posting consistently to create a sense of familiarity and expectation. By timing your posts strategically, you’ll maximize engagement and increase the likelihood of receiving comments.

Respond to Comments

Responding to Comments with Empathy and Grace Your engagement with your audience is just as important as the content you share. Make it a priority to respond to comments in a timely and genuine manner, fostering an environment where your online congregation feels heard and valued. By engaging with your audience and responding with empathy and grace, you’ll build trust and encourage further interaction.

Try New Formats

Exploring Various Post Formats To keep your content fresh and engaging, experiment with different post formats. Consider incorporating live videos, pre-recorded sermons, images, text-based posts, and polls to encourage a variety of engagement types. By diversifying your content, you’ll appeal to different preferences and increase the likelihood of comments.

Share Testimonies

Encouraging Testimonials and Sharing Stories Invite your congregation to share their personal stories and experiences, whether through written testimonials or video interviews. These stories can showcase the impact of your church’s ministry and foster a sense of community among your online audience. Encourage your congregation to comment on these stories, sharing their own experiences or offering words of encouragement and support.

Use Collaborations

Collaborating with Other Churches and Ministries Team up with other churches or ministries to share content, host online events, or engage in joint social media campaigns. These collaborations can help you reach new audiences, increase engagement, and promote a sense of unity within the broader faith community.

Give Away Resources

Providing Value and Resources Offer valuable resources and information to your audience, such as Bible study guides, devotionals, or recommended reading lists. By providing content that enriches your audience’s spiritual lives, you’ll encourage them to engage with your posts and share their thoughts and experiences.

Celebrate Achievements

Celebrating Milestones and Acknowledging Achievements Recognize and celebrate milestones within your church community, such as anniversaries, baptisms, or volunteer accomplishments. By acknowledging and celebrating these achievements, you foster a sense of community and encourage your online congregation to comment and share their own stories.

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