Disqus Comments Becoming Popular
Have you been noticing that Disqus comments are becoming quite popular among bloggers recently? The latest post I had read was from Tim Bonner on why he switched his comment system over to Disqus comments.
Another one was from Jens Berget and his recent switch to Disqus comments too. It made perfectly good sense to me.
I then wondered what other bloggers were doing with their own comment systems. I have been using CommentLuv premium here for years and had not had any problems with it. A few bumps along the way but Andy Bailey is always there to help.
So would I or should you jump ship and make the switch in the near future? I’m not sure. I wanted to see what other bloggers had to say about their Disqus comments and what they use and why.
Comments Mean Community
Comments are the thread of a blog’s community. It helps bloggers get to know their readers better and thus making their blogs better too. Many people will not leave comments on a blog if they have to go through hoops unless they are a loyal reader.
It’s best to pick a comment system that is easy for others to leave you their comments on a post.
John Paul Aguiar of JohnPaulAguiar.com
Do I like it? Yes and No.
Yes, because it is a full feature comment system with social sharing built in, controls spam nicely and has a content section included.
No, because it turns off some people from commenting because you have to sign up to comment. Also if you ever decide to remove Disqus, it is VERY complicated to take all your old comments and keep them with your blog.
I will say this for Disqus, I notice MUCH less spam on my blog. I believe this is mainly because you don’t get a backlink with Disqus comments, the link you get is to your Disqus profile.
No backlink equals, not interesting for spammers.
For example, on my blog JohnPaulAguiar.com (4+ yrs old), I see maybe 5 – 10 spam comments come thru, yet on my site BrainyMarketer.com (6+ months old)with just threaded comments as default, I am seeing 20 – 30 spam comments a day.
Choosing a comment system will come down to what is most important to you.
Is it spam control? Is it social built ins? Is it ease of use for your readers?
Once you decide what is most important, it will make it easier to choose the right system for your blog.” – John Paul Aguiar.
Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips.com
Adam Connell of BloggingWizard.com
“I’ve used various commenting platforms including Disqus Comments and Comment Luv. I’m in the process of re-designing my blog where I will be removing Disqus comments temporarily to see how it impacts my comments. A lot of bloggers have mentioned a dislike of Disqus and recently a few of my readers mentioned they don’t comment because I use Disqus comments. Anything that causes our readers to jump through more hoops is bad, but despite that Disqus has its good points:
·Decreases server load which results in faster load times (this is a big one).
It handles email notifications for you.
Out of all commenting platforms, it’s one of the most popular so plenty of people are familiar with it.
I was getting 100 spam comments a day. Disqus comments brought that number down to 0.
The benefits to Disqus are there, but I want to remove steps to decrease friction with my audience.
I’ll be testing how things go, checking what my readers think and gathering feedback before I make a final decision – I’d urge anyone else to do the same. Test CommentLuv, see how your readers find it and how it impacts your comments. Also, see how Disqus comments works for you (if spam is an issue, it works great). What works for one, may not work for everyone else. We all blog in different niches and have different target audiences.” – Adam Connell.
Brenda Pace of MyGirlyParts.com
Harleena Singh of Aha!Now.com
Candice Moretti of TheNewModernMamma.com
Jane Sheeba of JaneSheeba.com
Mayura DeSilva of Mayura4Ever.com