Boost Your Social Media Engagement: The Power of Commenting on Others’ Posts

Just two hours ago, I commented on a tweet about Michael J Fox’s journey with Parkinson’s. He’s one of my childhood heroes, and I felt compelled to share my thoughts. As a result, my comment has already generated 7,000 views, 58 engagements, and 16 profile visits. Those 16 people can now check out more of what I’m posting.

Generating engagement through comments

If you’re experiencing low engagement on social media channels, there is a simple solution that you can implement today: start commenting on other people’s posts. Engage in conversations, share your experiences, and provide helpful insights. By doing so, people will start noticing you and following you.

The Problem with a Self-Focused Posting Strategy

If your posting strategy is solely focused on sharing content on your own channels (such as your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and expecting people to come to you, you may be waiting for a long time, my friend.

How to Get Started

Even if you have no followers, commenting on someone else’s post can drive the same amount of traffic to your profile. It’s important to keep your comments a mix of business and personal, and to curate who you follow and associate with. Choose topics that align with your interests and goals, and engage with those who share similar values.


In summary, commenting on other people’s posts is a simple yet highly effective way to increase your visibility and engagement on social media. By following these, you can start to build relationships with others in your industry or niche and drive more traffic to your profile.

Dennis Yu

About the Author

Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads.  He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.